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Florida purchases

April 22, 2013
The last time I went to Florida was in 2008 and my beauty addiction was only just starting. Fast forward to 2013 and I was so excited to buy some make-up from the states. I bought most of it from our nearest Wal-Mart and I was like a kid in a candy shop- so much make-up at such low prices! Amazing. I also paid visits to Target, JC Penney (with a Sephora inside) and CCO.

I have only tried a few bits and pieces so will include my initial thoughts but will probably do a more in-depth post on some of the products when I've given them a proper try. 

So without further ado, here are my purchases:

I found these miniature sized Ojon hair products in a CCO at the Orlando Premium Outlets. I've been wanting to give Ojon a whirl for some time but couldn't part with the money for the full-size. These mini versions are great for my to try and my hair is in need of a good hydrating shampoo and conditioner after the hot Florida weather!

Mascaras are a lot cheaper in the US so I wanted to stock up on a few. I love the L'Oreal Voluminous mascara and so bought this version with the curved wand. I also decided to try the Revlon Grow Luscious mascara and the Maybelline Mega Plush. Finally, I picked up the CoverGirl Lash Blast as I adore this mascara.

I bought a few products for my eyes. The Maybelline Lasting Drama gel eyeliner is meant to be a good one so I was keen to try. I also purchased a couple of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's - one in 35 Tough as Taupe (top of photo) and the second in 70 Barely Branded. I have tried the taupe colour and absolutely love it. They are going to be perfect for summer. I also bought a set of two CoverGirl brow pencils as I am quickly running out of my ELF brow powder- they can also be used as eyeliner which is always a bonus.

I only bought two foundations as Wal-Mart didn't have testers of the shades. I could have bought more but didn't want to get home and realise that none of the colours matched my skin. I went for the Revlon Nearly Naked in 120 Vanilla and Rimmel Match Perfection in 120 Ivory.

I bought three of the Maybelline Baby Lips - the third isn't pictured but is the blue version which is just an SPF with no colour. I used the blue tube over the holiday and loved it- so moisturising and the bright tube meant that it was always easy to find in my bag! I also purchased a Burt's Bees balm as really rate these.

I was so happy to find a Sephora in the JC Penney that we visited. I was very restrained and only bought two things- the Tarte Amazonian clay blush in blissful and the NARS blush/ bronzing powder duo in Orgasm and Laguna. I think the latter is my favourite purchase as I am yet to try these much loved NARS products.
9 comments on "Florida purchases"
  1. That Burt's Bees lip balm is amazing x

  2. You picked up some great things! The Cover Girl Lash Blast Masacara is amazing! I buy it every time I'm in the states.

    Gillian from x

  3. I want ALL of those things! Some things I already own and love though. :) You're so lucky going to Florida!

    Paula ♥ | xo

  4. Ooh Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes are brilliant! I wish I had bought more of them on my last trip :(

  5. Oooh you picked up some lovely things. This post has made me so excited I go myself on Saturday and I can't wait. I picked up the Amazonian clay blush last year and I'm definitely going to get another one, such good quality :)

  6. oo so very jealous! I really want to try Tarte Amazonian clay blushes
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

  7. Ooo, I'll be intriguied how you get on with some of these, I'm going to Florida in about 8 weeks and don't know where to start with my wishlist! x

  8. You haven't tried blush til you've tried Nars Orgsm, it's my all-time favourite!

    American beauty stores really can't be beat; did you not go to Ulta & Walgreens though?! I have close family who have always lived there & I miss the place every day!

  9. oh you got so much - lucky you x


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