Obviously one of the first things to do in America is to hit the stores that you don't get in the UK. I got a bit penny-happy, and it hasn't improved. There will be a plentiful of hauls to come over the next few days - I can only apologise. Maybe I'll do a giant collective haul video at the end instead - let me know what you would prefer!?
Sephora was the first place I went to - Standard. I picked up the Naked Basics Palette because I love the matte colours involved and the Naked palette has been my all-time favourite. After avoiding the Naked II upgrade, I decided to branch out and try the basics. I haven't been wearing eyeshadow out here recently so it's been a bit of a waste, but I can't wait to try it when I get home!
The second Sephora bit I picked up was the Benefit 'How to look the best at everything' box. I love how it looks like a book it's so quirky. It basically includes a pore minimizer, a small foundation along with two concealers and a powder and brush. I got mine in the shade for medium. I really like this kit , particularly the Boing concealers and the powder. I think the pore minimizer is really nice for a lighter option also. I am excited to use this kit more at home as in the sun all my makeup tends to become shiny and melt off so quickly due to my combination skin so I can't give it an honest review.
Lastly, a combination of bits and pieces. Some cheap ass hippie glasses from JC Penny's, some pastel purple shorts (Think Vanessa Hudgen, Spring Breakers style. Drool.) and some bits from my absolute love - Victoria's Secret. Some amazing fun sports shorts which are perfect for the beach or gym, some fun sports leggings which I can't wait to get into for the gym at home and a makeup primer and setter. I also got a hoodie and backpack a couple of days later which I will show in another haul. Oh, and also Nylon mag, because I've always wanted to read it. To be honest it was a bit of a let down, I much prefer Company and Glamour, there's more actual content.
What do you all recommend for picking up while I'm out here??