Friday, 24 July 2009

USA shopping list!

I'm off down to Surrey for the weekend so won't be able to blog, so I thought I'd get a post in now while I had the chance! I'm at home alone with a cold glass of wine and a packet of Maltesers (mmmmmm). What better chance to plan my shopping list for when I head off to America next week? Lets um and ahhh over these beauties, shall we?

1. MAC MSF Natural powder

I've heard nothing but praise for this amazing powder foundation. Perfect, flawless coverage without clogging your pores. What more could a girl want? I tried this out a while ago in the shop but I thought I would wait until I could get it much cheaper in America

2. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Widely claimed to be the Holy Grail of primers. I am so excited to try this. I am yet to find anywhere that sells Smashbox products in the UK. If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know!

3. MAC Fluidline Gel Eyeliner

Something else I've been wanting to try for ages. I've been using liquid eyeliner for years now so it might take a bit of getting used to, but gel is the way forward, apparently! I'll have to take a closer look at the colours, though, because I can't decide whether I want to stick with trusted black or go for the gorgeous royal purple (pictured above).

4. Sephora by Opi

Opi have created this lovely range of nail polishes exclusively for Sephora. The colours I've seen so far look so pretty, I can't wait to see them all.

Finally, I shall end on a little rant. Why why WHY do they not have a Sephora in the UK? It's makeup lovers heaven. Every other major European capital seems to have one, America is crawling with them, so why not in the UK? It's quite possibly my favourite shop ever. I found one in Barcelona with three different floors (I KNOW!) but unfortunately the poor Pound to Euro exchange rate meant I couldn't afford anything. So excited about next week!


  1. The MAC fluidline gel is SO good, the black is incredible! The brighter colours of it also intrigue me.

    And you're right, Sephora is amazing.

  2. I remember when they did have Sephora in the UK- I remember there being one in the Bendells (I think it's Bendells, or Bentells?!) Centre in Kingston! Then they suddenly disappeared, booo.

    Great choices there- fluidline will change your eye make-up life ;)

  3. @Daisy - haha close, Bentalls! I shop there loads, I love Kingston haha

  4. My Dad used to work overlooking the Thames in Kingston so I'd go in with him and spend all day shopping. Love it!

  5. I've heard nothing but amazing things about the Smashbox primer, I hope it lives up to expectations.

  6. There is a Sephora in Bluewater, isn't there? x

  7. @Zoe - Really? Oh amazing! I've never been to Bluewater. I wonder if they have one in Westfield then? It'll also be interesting to see if they sell all the American lines like Smashbox.

  8. @zoe, just checked the Bluewater AZ shop directory, and no Sephora :(

    They probably used to have one, most big shopping centres used to have them but I'm pretty sure there are none in the UK now!


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