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.