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Haul // An American Drugstore Haul

I'm still harping on about my holiday! Did I mention I went on holiday?.. Today's turn is the American drugstore haul. A couple of hours before I had to fly home I decided to head to CVS to buy a few last minute essentials. And by essentials I mean a few lipsticks, a mascara..

Whilst I didn't go in with a shopping list, I did want to swatch a few of the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors as they aren't yet available in the UK. I love the packaging of them and the variety of different shades on offer but every bottle had been opened by some over-eager fellow beauty hunters and as I am a little bit funny about that sort of thing, I decided to wait until they made their appearance here instead.

I must have spent about an hour walking around CVS. Honestly, it was an utter joy. I was really surprised that they sold Makeup Revolution in there, as well as the price of it. It was so expensive! We are talking double/triple the price of the UK. I am going to do a post soon on if it is any cheaper buying make-up in America as I think you will be surprised at the cost of certain items.

Let's talk about what I did buy rather than what I didn't! The first items I picked up were from Covergirl. I remember reading a few blogs a while ago which raved about Covergirl mascaras so I decided to buy the Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Very Black. I don't want to go into too much depth about each item as I will be reviewing them individually but oh my goodness, this is the best mascara I have ever tried, and I have tried a few!  The next item from Covergirl I bought was the Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Champagne which is a wonderful brown based nude. I could have actually bought a few more of their lipsticks as they had a wonderful selection of nude shades but I decided to limit myself to just one. Obviously I regret that decision now.

The rest of the items I bought came from the NYX stand. I know NYX is slowly becoming more accesible for us in the UK but I couldn't help myself nonetheless. I couldn't find any of the Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks but I did manage to pick up a couple of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in the shades Stockholm and Prague, although I could have quite easily bought nearly every shade in the range. The next items I bought were the NYX Studio Finishing Powder and the NYX Wonder Pencil. I don't currently have a finishing/setting powder so I am looking forward to trying the NYX Studio Finishing Powder out, even if I did buy it thinking it was something else entirely! I also purchased the pencil as you can use it in three different ways; to brighten, to line and to conceal. I have only used it on the waterline so far but I am interested to see how well it conceals. I love the idea of multi-purpose products so I happily put one of these in my basket as I walked to the till.

I will be honest and say I could have purchased a hell of a lot more but I tried to be good and control myself. In fact, I spent so much money during this holiday that my bank actually cancelled my card as they thought it had been stolen! 



  1. lucky you! got some great stuff here! ;)

  2. Amazing haul! I love the sound of that mascara, as I've heard some rave reviews xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. NYX is definitely taking its time coming to the UK, I think they are going to do SO well here once they're everywhere! I also have to agree that it's not necessarily cheaper in the US, they just have perhaps more access to brands that we don't get over here!

    SinĂ©ad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  4. The Covergirl mascara looks amazing, looking forward for the review. New follower here! :)


  5. lovely haul, all of these products sound really good:)xx


    1. i also wanted to let you know that i nomiated you for the Liebster Award:) http://emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/the-liebster-award.html?m=1

  6. What a great haul, I definitely miss NYX now that I've moved to the UK. NYX was my favourite makeup brand when I lived in the US and ULTA was my favourite US store .. I hope you got to go to that store :) Next time you're in the states, check out Softlips chap sticks, they are so nice!

    Ree xx // Coffee with Ree

  7. You got amazing stuff! I love the NYX Wonder Pencil and the Covergirl Lipsticks are beautiful!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

  8. Wow so many great products you managed to pick up! I really want to try some NYX products xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  9. Great haul. I'd love to go to America for all the make up haha. I was always told that if you are going to use your card in another country, then use your card at the airport before you go because then they have an idea it's likely to be you using it and not anything fraudulent.

    Natalie xx