Tuesday, 6 November 2012

USA Drugstore Haul!

Heya lovelies. Long time no post!

Its finally here, the LAST of my USA hauls and this one is a bit big... I had quite a lot of fun raiding stores like Ulta, Walmart and Target whilst i was away (i got back well over a month ago now, *cry*). What hasn't been very fun is not being able to use half of it! I was determined to save it all for a haul and with University deadlines its been a bit tricky. So now i get to dig in and give this lot a good ol' test!

I'm going to try and not waffle on about products as much as possible or this is going to be one lengthy post. But as always, if theres anything you'd like a full review on, let me know through the comments.
 Hard Candy - Glow All The Way in Dollface - $8
Its so shiny! Such a lot of product for your buck, its a huge sized highlighter with a pearly pink glow and some glitter which I'm currently undecided on. Can't wait to test it out!

Revlon - Colorstay Foundation in Buff - $10
I do own a colourstay foundation already, but for once, its actually quite a bit too light. So i picked up another one in a darker shade as they were half the price they are here in the UK.

Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Foundation - Ivory $12
I'd been eyeing this for a while after hearing SO much about it online, i just couldn't resist.
 Hard Candy - Moon Glow $ Welcome Matte - $8
This is what happens when grabby hands come out in Walmart. I may as well have been doing a supermarket sweep run the rate i was picking things up. Oooh that looks interesting... *grabs* 
 Hard Candy - Glamoflague Concealer - $6
Another grabby hands purchase. Plus i was curious if this can really cover!

Maybelline - Dream Lumi Concealer in Radiance - $6
Probably my favourite discovery. I fell in love with this on my trip so much i hunted for them where ever i went and only managed to grab another two! Such a great brightening concealer for under the eye and pretty damn cheap too. This NEEDS to come to the UK!
 Lotsa lip products...

EOS - Lip Balm in Sweet Mint - $3
Another cliche holiday purchase...

Milani - Lip Flash in Hot Flash - $6
VERY similar to the Urban Decay Super Saturated lip pencils!

Maybelline - Baby Lips in Grape and Cherry - $3
Yet another cliche purchase, i am a lip balm fiend!

Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Last Lipsticks in Coraline, Cherry Picking and Think Pink - $3
The BEST cheap lipsticks you can buy, ever. I LOVE my Mega Last Lipsticks!

Burt's Bee's - Tinted Lip Balm in Tiger Lily - $4
I did warn you... I am a lip balm whore.     
Wet 'n' Wild - Comfort Zone and Petal Pusher Palettes - $5
Another brand i just wish would hurry up and come to the UK. I already had a few Wet 'n' Wild palettes and trios at home and although they were either hit or miss, the hits were fantastic! So i picked up two of each and gifted the spares to the besties.
Hard Candy - High Maintenance Duo - $6
Oh how i love taupe. These are probably two of the most famous taupe drugstore shades on the web, so i had to snatch up both!

Cover Girl - Tapestry Taupe Eyeshadow - $4
This is the only Covergirl shadow i have ever tried and i am seriously impressed. Its smooth, buttery and the colour is absolutely stunning.     
 Ecotools - Retractable Kabuki - Bronzer Brush - $12
 My first ever Ecotools brushes. I have to admit i'd been a bit of a snob when it came to Ecotools in the past. They aren't the cheapest in the UK and cost around the same in pounds as they do in dollars. These were buy one get one half off in Ulta so it seemed the perfect time to snag a couple. The bronzer brush will be one of the first things i review because i am shocked at how amazing it is!

Real Techniques - Expert Face - Powder Brush - $10

So much cheaper in the states! These were also buy one get one half off so i grabbed a much needed back up of my favourite powder brush.  
Hard Candy - Fox in a Box in Truth or Dare and Hot Flash - $6
Their likeness to the Benefit boxed powders well and truly caught my eye, plus the colours are too cute. Packaging is pretty flimsy and its probably one of the worst brushes included with a blush ever, but I'll review these soon! 

NYC - Bronzer in Sunny - $3
As you can see i am one of those girls that sees things mentioned online and writes a little lust list... Then buys the lot at the first opportunity, haaa! Its a completely matte bronzer that i hope to use for contouring to make my beloved Laguna last a bit longer.   
Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream - $6
It smells like lemony heaven. I adored the smell but not the consistency of Lush's Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter so after being recommended this by a good friend i went on a hunt, well i say hunt but it was pretty easy to find. I even found it in Boots when i got home... doh!
About a years worth of mascara...

Elf - Liquid Eyeliner in Black - $1
My favourite, cheap eyeliner. I managed to only find two while i was away but i am a little disappointed they seem to have changed the brush on this. It used to be a firm felt nib, but it now seems thinner and a lot flimsier so it takes a bit of getting used to.

Covergirl - Lash Blast Mascara - $6
Its so famous i had to give it a bash. I'd been using the waterproof version on holiday and it was okay so i thought i'd test this one out!  

Maybelline - Mega Plush Mascara - $6    
Was just curious about this one and better to be curious when you can get them at half the price.

L'oreal - Voluminous Mascara - $6
Again, curiosity killed my bank balance.

Almay - Get Up and Grow Mascara - $5
...And another one.

Maybelline - One by One Mascara - $6 

So... that's it!
That's the end of this haul and the end of my USA posts! As much as I'd love to carry on posting them, my bank balance wont allow it and I'm sure it'd get boring real fast. But again, let me know if you'd like a review of anything specific and I'm looking forward to posting some FOTD's with this little lot soon!

Whats your favourite high-street or "drugstore" product?



  1. So jealous! :( You lucky thing :) xx

  2. Great haul! I feel like you got some of the best stuff offered in American drugstores. I hope you had a good time in the States!

  3. I wish I could buy "Glow All The Way" but they don't ship to here :c
    lovely products.

  4. Amazing! I'm so jealous, in a good way! I really really want to go to the states now! Xx

  5. wow look amazing, we can get the Dream Lumi Touch concealer in the UK! http://www.boots.com/en/Maybelline-Dream-Touch-Lumi-Concealer_1189607/

    1. Thanks Maria! They don't do the "Radiant" shade yet annoyingly, i've asked on their Facebook page so hopefully they'll bring it here soon! x

  6. would love to try the babylips !
    but i can't find them in any drugstore here where i live ..


    PS : just to let you know that i'm having a mac giveaway on my blog to celebrate my first month of blogging !

  7. AMAZING Haul!!! Sooo jealous xx

  8. Great haul!! you will LOVE the e.l.f liquid eyeliner; I wear mine everyday!!! also, baby lips are the best chapsticks ever!!!! hope you enjoy everything!
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    -Jen <3


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