27 Aug 2012

Help me with my USA shopping list!

So I might have mentioned about a hundred or so times that I'm going to Vegas!  It's now only a week away and I'm beyond excited.  I've gone into crazy Monica Gellar planning mode buying guide books and maps and writing itineraries I'll probably never stick to, so naturally I'm now also thinking about what I'll buy when I'm there.  As soon as I sat down to write this I got a bit of a mind blank and instantly forgot all of the things I'd been craving from USA hauls lately, but these are the things that I can think of right now.



Everyone who goes to the US seems to come back with one of the tarte blushes, so I'm pretty sure I need one too.  The velvet manicure is something a friend who went to the US a couple of weeks ago told me about, so I want to see it up close but I'm not sure if I'll buy it or not - I think it's something you could probably DIY with a few bits from eBay anyway!  I always tend to buy something from Too Faced whenever I go to the states as I really like their stuff and we only get very limited ranges here, plus of course it's a lot cheaper in the US.

My main holiday purchase is likely to be the beautiful Michael Kors rose gold baguette-bezel watch.  It's just dreamy right?  I've been wanting an MK watch for ages but held off as I already have my Marc Jacobs one and clearly can't be wearing two watches at once (and no I'm not going to put one on my ankle ala Joey Essex) but as this would be so much cheaper on holiday, I think I might give in.  I don't know which China Glaze polishes I want, but I'll be sure to pick some up if I can as I usually have to order these from US ebay anyway as they're hard to come by here.  Finally I'm going to pick up a few things in Bath and Body Works.  It's a store I've been into a few times before but I never buy anything because candles and body lotions can be so heavy.  I have some extra luggage allowance booked this year though, so there will be no holding back!

So that's all I could think of that I'm craving from across the pond.  Surely I've missed out loads of really obvious must haves right?  Let me know what else you think I should add to my shopping list please :)

24 comments:

  1. Lucky Charms :P haha can you please take me with you?! I love the US
    xx
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    1. Don't hate me but I don't really like Lucky Charms! x

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  2. I can think of lots of food, Swedish Fish for example are the best sweets & they are fat free :D the EOS lip balms & hand creams are worth a try because over there they are a few dollars. Poptarts as well are worth bringing back, they come in so so many flavours & in bigger boxes (they will take up quite a lot of room in the suitcase, but if you open the box and take out the pouches they are a lot easier to pack) Also things like Lucky Charms (they also come in single serve pots, much easier to bring back!) make fab Christmas presents! Also just go to Sephora and see what you find! They usually do little travel sizes of Benefit & Smashbox, as well as perfume rollerballs, I picked up a Daisy Marc Jacobs for my sister and she loved it haha. Christ this is a long comment! My boyfriend is American so I am alllll about the food! x

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    1. Oh the food is sooo good! And yes I'll be making a bee line for Sephora - I found 3 near where I'm staying! Thanks for reminding me about Benefit, it's usually a fair bit cheaper there. Might need to try these Swedish fish too! Thanks hun x

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  3. So jealous - I'd love to go to Vegas!!! xx

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  4. that blush is to die for! i am seriously lusting after one now!!
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    xx

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    1. I know! Shame they are $25, I think I'll have to be good and only get one :(

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  5. I am going to Arizona & Mexico in October. I already have a shopping list on the go...

    Slatkin & Co Candles are at the top of my list - I already have 'Leaves' but would love another one. I also want the 'Pumpkin Cupcake' candle.. I think 2 candles are all I can get away with in my luggage :(

    x

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    1. I always lust over those candles so I'm really pleased to be able to get some this year :)

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  6. I always suggest looking for china glaze polishes in TK MAXX, they usually have some! I would recommend a trip to bath and body works if you know whilst your out there! They make the most beautifully scented toiletries ever! I love their vanilla range!

    Also, any Sephora store is a must visit!


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    1. Do you mean UK TK Maxx? I've never seen them here? Defs going to Sephora and BABW. Thank you :)

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  7. definitely give in to a Michael kors, im so glad I did it, mine never leaves my wrist.. I would defo say the hand sanitisers from bath and body works, I regret not getting any when I went to the US..and you have to raid sephora its a makeup addicts heaven ;) xx

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    1. Much raiding will occur! I'm in two minds about the watch - we'll see what happens when I'm there! x

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  8. I am so jealous, there is so much I want from America especially the tarte blushes.
    I have also heard the maybeline babylips, wet n wild eyeshadow palettes and the EOS lip balms are worth getting xx

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    1. Yes, all fab suggestions. I'd forgotten those - adding them to the list now. Thank you!

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  9. OOo I love Vegas it's amazing! Useful post I'm going to the USA in October so I've started a list too, I'm hoping to pick up the Real Techniques brush collection as the price is much cheaper in the USA, also a couple of MAC lippy's, some Wet N Wild eye-shadow pallets and some essie nail polish :-)

    Enjoy
    Sarah x
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    1. I'd heard RT was cheaper so I might pick up anything I don't already have. Will check out Essie and Wet n Wild - thank you. I didn't think MAC was any cheaper in the US?

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  10. I'm lusting after the new limited edition Maybelline Colour Tattoos!!

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    1. Didn't know about those! Going on the list... :)

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  11. The tarte blushes are absolutely amazing! Anything tarte is amazing in my opinion!! xxx

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  12. BATH & BODY WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. i think you should really stock up on bath and body works!

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