I know it has been over a month since I came back from my Honeymoon to the USA – Boston, Washington DC, and Provincetown on Cape Cod- but getting my energy and momentum back up to renew my blogging schedule has been a challenge, I won’t lie. That being said, I am gradually getting back on it and you can look forward to some posts soon all about where I visited on my recent USA trip so do stay tuned (and follow me on Bloglovin’ or my other channels so you don’t miss them!).
It’ll be worth highlighting here that like my Trek America trip a couple of years ago, my holiday budget was more on doing things, than it was for shopping.
USA Beauty Haul – CVS, Macy’s and Sephora
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On Saturday I attended the Blogosphere Valentines Tea Party hosted by Blogosphere magazine. A few weeks ago I randomly caught the tweet announcing the event and I jumped at the opportunity to purchase a ticket (for £15 which I thought was perfectly reasonable), and secure the date in my calendar.
It was also exciting following the #BlogosphereValentines tag on Twitter leading up to the event and connecting with fellow bloggers who were going; a great tip if you’re going to events alone like I do!
The Blogosphere Valentine’s Tea Party was held at the Tropical Library in Lumiere London (SE1), a short walk from Southwark underground station. The building looked like any other on the street, but upon entering you walk up two flights of stairs before reaching the second floor where the party was being held.
I was warmly welcomed on arrival and I was glad of a coat rail as that would’ve seriously restricted my being had I had to have my coat and scarf over my arm all afternoon.
I was glad I arrived slightly before the 1pm kick off as it enabled me to see the room before it got filled with people, and it was a really pretty and inviting space.
Living Room goals!!
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So, I have no doubt that for those that were aware of my recent trip to the States, you want to know what beauty bits I have brought back? Well, wait no more, here is my American beauty haul!
A couple of weeks ago you’ll remember I posted a beauty wish list (here) and I have to be honest, I got only one of the items on that list. For the most part, it’s because the one opportunity I got to go beauty shopping (despite the hundreds of Ulta’s and Target’s we drove past), and I visited just one Sephora store and two Walgreens, (the second of which came up trumps for finds). All three stores were in Las Vegas.
I have never been in a Sephora before and I was honestly like a kid in a candy shop. However, while my mind went crazy, I did have my list with me so that I wasn’t running around on a beauty shop high completely untethered but of course additional items did go into my basket.
I have been after a setting spray, particularly for my wedding next year, and Urban Decay were probably top of the list based on reviews I have previously read. However, I had a chance to try out a few in store and the Lock’n Load Makeup Setting Mist by Kat Von D, for me, was the best. It was incredibly light, very refreshing and set quickly. Sold!
Keeping with Kat Von D, I deliberately hunted out her Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks and I have come back with two -Bachelorette and Vampira.
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