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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

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  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 glamupeveryday.com x

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

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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

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  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 :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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  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

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  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!

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  9. oh you got so much - lucky you x

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