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June 2017, we flew out for our summer vacation again to the USA – Florida to be precise.  They say Florida is the sunshine state?? Hmmm this was debatable this time ….. rain rain rain for the first whole week, needless to say I wasn’t very impressed.  When I jump on board a plane abroad I expect to come back like a bronzed goddess.  Not this time, although I have a hint of colour and no longer resemble Casper the friendly ghost!!


With all this rain what else could we do but shop, shop and shop a bit more really.  indoors from the rain we hit Mall at Millenia, Florida Mall, Premium Outlets and more. So then what could I buy?? 🙂

Makeup, makeup and more makeup of course oh and a few other goodies too.  So here’s a run down on my treats I purchased and there’s an item in there in which the hubby did treat me to of course as I wasn’t going to get it as I had already bought other things.


The makeup Goodies I purchased –

Tarte – Make believe in yourself eye and cheek palette

This has 10 pigmented eyeshadow colours and an eye and cheek strobing highlighter.  Comes in a compact with mirror and packaging looks pretty bright with its shapes on the lid.  This was actually on offer inshore at the time too.

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

Now I do like The Kat Von D range (sorry I forgot I’m not too keen on the foundations that is all) so when this came out I did try to get my hands on it in the UK then I forgot about it for a little while. As you can see it caught my eye in store and at $32 I purchased it. It comes with 4 highly pigmented holographic highlighters. Green emerald, Pink Opal, Blue Saphyre,  and ultra violet amethyst.

MAC – Mac Lustre Drops – Bronze Hero

I bought this in the MAC store in Florida Mall. The gentleman was swatching it etc and showing me what you can actually do with it. It came in 2 colours so I opted for the Bronze hero to mix with my foundation for that sun-kissed bronzed holiday look.  After all I was hardly going to get a tan in the rain now was I.


Tarte– Lights Camera Lashes

The Mascara was part of a special offer deal at Sephora they had on. So basically you purchased a box which contained 5 travel sized mascaras and a voucher was inside to redeem against your favourite one for a full size edition. This was $28 which I thought was an absolute bargain.

Inside the original box you got Urban Decay, Buxom, Lancome, Tarte and a Bobbi Brown mascara.  I decided to go for the Tarte Full Size Lights Camera Lashes.

Now for the accessories I purchased – 2 bags!

Now its Accessories time

Coach Bag 

This  piece was actually bought for me by my fabulous husband as a gift.  I was so thankful as I had already bought myself a different bag and he knew I really wanted a coach bag so we got such a bargain deal with it. The husband insisted it was his treat. It has 2 zip compartments and a long adjustable strap.  They had it in a range f colours but I loved this red/pink colour. I don’t think it’s in a new range as it was on sale but I wasn’t bothered I just really loved the actual bag.


Last but by no means least the Ralph Lauren Bag. 

This was my lovely little purchase which I spotted in Macy’s on sale and what do you know, it was the last one!!  Of course I had to have it, there was like 60% off then another 10% I think I paid roughly $70 for it what a bargain!

I love the colour and style and I can fit so much in it.


So that’s the last item on my list which was worth noting down.  What are your best holiday buys?

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Till next time!!




Diane xx








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