t feels like a life time ago when I sat down and wrote my last favourites post. We've had Christmas, New Year, my adventure to America and I've begun back at school. As I've been in America the majority of January a lot of things I've been loving were bought on my trip. We had to buy two extra bags for all shoes we purchased let alone all the other goodies that seemed to fall into our baskets.
Being back at school I've begun to sink slowly into my old routine, which involves leaving my warm cocoon like blankets at 6am each morning.
Friends. Brace yourselves. It's going to be a long year...
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (Liquid Form) 115
Maybelline for a long time has been my automatic go to foundation brand. Before that I was content with just wearing a light BB cream, even though the colour didn’t always match my skin correctly *cringes*. I found my exact shade, which is 115 all year round (with a little help from a bronzer in the summer months). It provides great coverage and doesn’t wear off through out the day. I now have all three Fit Me products in 115 because I love them so much - the Liquid Foundation, the Shine Free Foundation Stick (often used as a blemish concealer) and the Powder Compact. I purchased the liquid foundation whilst grocery shopping on my holiday in America. I was so excited that my foundation cost less that half price of what it would have in Australia.
PURCHASED FROM CITY MARKET STEAMBOAT COLORADO ~ BETWEEN 6 – 10 DOLLARS
Benefit Lash-Hugging Gel Linear Pen
When I was in San Francisco I saw a Sephora store and just about died with excitement. So far in Australia we have one Sephora located in Sydney, my closest capital city is Brisbane and Sephora is yet to open a store there. This means that I don’t have access to so many amazing brands (unless I order online). I went in and gravitated straight to the Benefit area where I found one of the most blogged about gel eye linear pens. I actually love it; I often find that getting my linear close to the lash line is really a hassle. However I’ve had a lot of success with this product. It goes on easily and hasn’t rubbed off or smudged like other brands I’ve tried. It really provides a clean slick lash line and flick.
PURCHASED FROM SEPHORA SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA ~ BETWEEN 24 – 30 DOLLARS
The Body Shop Brazil Nut Body Mist
If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know I love The Body Shop (A lot!). So whilst I was wondering around the airport waiting for a flight I decided to have a glance. They were having a big sale on top of the already cheaper American prices so I purchased this body mist and two body balms. This body mists scents reminds me of chocolate and fudge, the same kind of smell you get when you walk into a sweet shop. I think that this isn’t an everyday scent because it is a little heavy but I will be wearing it often.
PURCHASED FROM SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA AIRPORT ~ 6 DOLLARS
Extra Dessert Delights Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Gum
I've only found one place that sells this in Australia, which was a big confectionary warehouse in Brisbane. I wish they would make a perfume in this scent because I would spray it all around my house (and all my friends houses...), it really does smell and taste exactly like the ice cream flavour.
+ the taste lasts for ages and with other flavours like strawberry cupcake - we are finally able to confirm that there truly is a God. ;)
PURCHASED FROM STEAMBOAT COLORADO CITY MARKET ~ 2 for 4 DOLLARS
Cookie Dough Oreo's
I bought these in America and now looking back on it I could probably find some where in australia, but let's be real though I was never going to regret buying Oreos. I found the filling a little weird only because it didn't really stick to the biscuit like the original ones do. None the less - again another sweet thing America has excelled at!
PURCHASED FROM STEAMBOAT COLORADO CITY MARKET ~ 5 DOLLARS
Pumpkin Gingerbread & Gourmet Espresso Candles
Just when I thought I couldn't fit another thing in my carry on luggage... *Smells Candle*.
I'm definitely going through a phase where I'm loving scents that smell like food. I probably find these more of a winter/night time scent than something for this time of year (Australia is in Summer BTW).
PURCHASED FROM BATH AND BODY WORKS CAESARS PALACE LAS VEGAS NEVADA ~ 2 for 4 DOLLARS
Ivory Woven Lace Blouse
All my recent clothes purchases have had a really Boho relaxed vibe, which I'm really starting to enjoy wearing. I've started to build up a really cohesive and put together wardrobe. This Blouse is gorgeous! I'm especially in love with the lace detailing on the chest and the cuffs. I really like when I find a piece of clothing that I'll get a lot of wear out of but it is slightly different to anything I'd buy back home.
. Monochrome. Lace . Thick Woven Knits . Brown & Black Faux Leathers . Wooden Jewellery . Washed Out Denim .
PURCHASED FROM FOREVER 21 SIZE S - contemporary - LAS VEGAS NEVADA ~ 27.90 DOLLARS
Redwood Hexagonal Earrings
Made from the roots of the oldest and largest trees on earth, I'm sure to love these beautiful earrings for many years to come. Since purchasing them from the Muir Woods gift shop whilst staying in near by San Francisco I've only worn a few other pairs of earrings and I always seem to come back to this pair. They match my every mood and outfit.
PURCHASED FROM MUIR WOODS CALIFORNIA ~ 2 for 4 DOLLARS
The Best Pair of Boots I've Ever Seen
When my friends talk about love at first sight I didn't know what they meant until now. I love them they are just superb! Comfortable and could go with anything, which I guess is what everyone looks for in their perfect pair of boots. They are my Little Black Dress of Boots!
PURCHASED FROM AEROSOLES LAS VEGAS ~ ORIGINALLY 89.99 reduce to 69.99 DOLLARS
I do apologise for not posting anything that last week, school and work have been very hectic. I do have several posts lined up for the next two weeks so keep your eyes on this space. If you have any questions do leave a comment below.
. Stay Cool & Safe .