16 Sept 2012

Little updates - the Vegas edition!

I'm back from Vegas and not missing it quite as much as I expected - I'm actually enjoying being back at home.  That said, Vegas was amazing and I had a brilliant time.  I'll go into a bit more detail and post some proper photos once I'm all sorted out, but for now I thought I'd share a few pics from Instagram to update you on my adventure.

Standard tourist behaviour by fluttersparkle Boyf bought me this cute owl bag in duty free by fluttersparkle 
 IHOP breakfast! by fluttersparkleOur hire car is a pretty white bug  by fluttersparkle

1 - Vegas sign, obvs
2 - Owl bag bought in Accessorize at the airport (my Mum hates it, I love it)
3 - Americans know how to do breakfast 
4 - Herbie the hire car

We\'re gonna get fat by fluttersparkle #vegas by fluttersparkle
#vegas by fluttersparkle Nom dinner - I had the sliders by fluttersparkle

1 - American snack foods rock
2 - I drank a lot of these slushy thingies at the pool
3 - fab pool / beach area at Mandalay Bay (we stayed at THEHotel)
4 - we had to eat burgers at least once - I had the sliders (mini burgers)

Holiday nails - Essie Watermelon by fluttersparkle Gotta love the drugstores by fluttersparkle
We ate at the Wicked Spoon! by fluttersparkle I want a Hello Kitty kitchen! Saw these at Target by fluttersparkle

1 - holiday nails - Essie Watermelon
2 - USA drugstore shopping ftw
3 - the wicked spoon buffet - if you're in Vegas you must eat here
4 - Hello Kitty everything at Target

This is so huge in real life! by fluttersparkle Checking out the view at the Bellagio by fluttersparkle
New York New York looks amazing from outside - can\'t wait to visit this one. by fluttersparkle The haul so far :) by fluttersparkle

1 - The Egyptian themed Luxor hotel
2 - posing at Bellagio with Paris in the background
3 - New York New York
4 - Drugstore hauling

First meal in Vegas =) by fluttersparkle Missing this place a little already by fluttersparkle
Stingrays by fluttersparkle Shark lunch by fluttersparkle

1 - fro yo awesomeness 
2 - Mandalay Bay hotel
3 - Petting the rays at Shark Reef Manadalay Bay 
4 - Being petted by a shark

 Salty caramel goodness nom by fluttersparkle Amazing Bellagio fountains by fluttersparkle 
The indoor thunder storm at Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile by fluttersparkle Crazy layered nail polishes by fluttersparkle

1 - Starbucks salted caramel mocha frappe - they have to sell these here, I need them
2 - I loved the Bellagio fountain shows, we watched loads of them
3 - Indoor thunderstorm at Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile
4 - Layered nail polishes

Banana nuttella crepe awesomeness at Paris by fluttersparkle Love my hello kitty shopping bag for stashing my purchases by fluttersparkle
In love with this place. Could have bought the whole shop by fluttersparkle I might have purchased a few new nail polishes on holiday #vegas by fluttersparkle

1 - Made to order crepes at Paris (banana and nutella)
2 - Kitty shopping bag
3 - I loved Bath & Body Works
4 - polish hauling (mainly for glitters)

Dunkin\' by fluttersparkle Volcano at Mirage by fluttersparkle
Here she is - what a beaut! I love shopping in #vegas! by fluttersparkle Gondolas at Venetian by fluttersparkle

1 - Dunkin' doughnut
2 - The second hotel we stayed at was Mirage - it's not on fire, that's the volcano erupting
3 - my best purchase of the holiday - MK watch in rose gold with bling
4 - Gondolas at the Venetian 

The bf hated this shop so much, ha! #vegas by fluttersparkle Cheesecake factory! #vegas by fluttersparkle
My new hello kitty jumper from forever 21  by fluttersparkle More fro yo - 100 times tastier here than the ones at home #vegas by fluttersparkle

1 - Had to check out the Kardashians' store
2 - Cheesecake factory oh my goodness
3 - Hello Kitty sweatshirt from forever 21
4 - More fro yo - it tastes so much nicer than the ones we have in the UK - less like sour yogurt and much more like sweet ice-creamy wonderfulness 

It was such a good holiday, I loved it.  If anyone has any Vegas questions, feel free to ask, I consider myself a semi-expert now :)

I hope you enjoyed the guest posts while I was away.  A huge thank you to the following lovelies for guest posting for me - please check out their fabulous blogs.

Monday tomorrow and back to work, booooo :(



  1. Ooooh i go in march !
    These photos have made me soo excited !!
    Launa in Ponderland

  2. How do you put your pictures into the blog like that? Can you tweet me your answer? @ohmy_Olivia xo

  3. Hope you had a lovely holiday - looks like you did! I've booked a trip to Vegas for next Summer so I look forward to hearing more about your trip so I can get some ideas from you :)

    I'm really intrigued to see what the deal is with those layered polishes - I can't imagine what the result would be! x

  4. Oh man, just when I thought I had done with Vegas, your post makes me want to go back there again! Lovely photos xx

  5. I MUST have one of those Kitty microwaves! Also extremely jealous of your watch...it's beautiful x

  6. Great pictures, thanks for sharing. Hope you had a fabulous time :)

  7. My boyfriend and I have been wanting to go to Vegas for four years now...this has definitely inspired me to get on it and book something! Amazing photos, looks like you had the best time xx

  8. OMG I love Vegas so much, this post brought back so many awesome memories and breakfasts :) How did you not buy that microwave, genuinely I think I would have been trying to cram that into my hand luggage had I been there!



  9. looks like you've had an amazing time!! thanks so much for letting me write a post for you!!..cant wait to see more of your vegas related posts :) xx

  10. I love Vegas!! So glad you enjoyed as much as you were hoping to. it looks like you had a brilliant time. Thank you for asking me to do a blog post for you, I'll hopefully be back to my blogging self in the next couple of weeks now i'm more settled in in my new home xxx

  11. Vegas is amazing! love the pics, looking at them is making me want to go back haha :-)




  12. Great photos Gemma, I've never really been that bothered about wanting to go to Vegas but kinda want to now I've seen this! x

  13. Ahh, these photos have made me all excited all over again! I go next Thurs, So excited!
    Question Time! (Hope you don't mind!)... The Wicked Spoon - where would I find that?
    Where on earth did you get those layered nail polishes from? I need them!

    Do you know if you can use other hotel pools? I'm staying at the MGM but I'm liking the look of the shark tanks/slide at the Golden Nugget hotel.

    Any other things you recommend on checking out then let me know (best places to shop for beauty stuff maybe?) I'm open to all suggestions!

    Thank you! x

    1. Hi Kate

      The Wicked Spoon is at the Cosmopolitan hotel.

      The layered nail polishes were sold in shops called ABC stores - I saw them at Miracle Mile and Fashion Show Mall.

      Generally I don't think you can use other pools. At the two hotels I stayed at you had to show your room key to access the pool area. Don't know about Golden Nugget - not even sure where that one is - I don't think it's on the strip.

      Fashion Show Mall was my favourite place for shopping, although it didn't have Sephora or Walgreens. You can find those in lots of places on and around the strip. Walgreens was the best drugstore in my opinion - much better than CVS but Target had cheaper prices on some beauty stuff. Sephora is good for the higher end items, but I thought the ones in Vegas were a little limited - lots on things I saw online weren't in the store. If you can get to a Walgreens off the strip the prices are cheaper and they have special offers.

      I hope this helps and have a great time :) xx

    2. Thanks a bunch for all that info! I've noted it all down ;-) So exicted! I keep looking back at your photos to fill in the time till I go! haha. Just hope the weather is ok because we'll be there going into October too.


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