USA Beauty Purchases

I went to San Francisco with one mission – aside from enjoying what SF had to offer, I wanted to buy drugstore beauty items. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on things as I have so many unused items at home in my collection. So I wanted to hunt out some American Favourites & I landed quite lucky. San Francisco has the most amazing Walgreens. It’s on 2 levels and the makeup & beauty section is massive and very well stocked. This particular one was very close to my hotel so that made me very happy and I often found myself in there at 9pm browsing the aisles whilst it was fairly quiet.

The other drugstores I went into were CVS & Target, I wish there was an ULTA in San Francisco City but the closest one was quite far out so I was a little gutted but I still managed to buy quite a few exciting things and here they are.

USA Haul

USA Purchases

American Beauty

American Shopping Spree

San Francisco Purchases

I know a few things I bought are available in the UK, but American prices are so much better than ours. I am most excited to use the Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Duo in Diamond Life $7.29. This has one matt soft brown and shimmer cream colour so a great little duo.

The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser $8.99 – I bought the brightening one. I know these are being released in the UK but I just couldn’t resist buying this. I have always wanted to try a Milani Baked Blush & I opted for the Rose D’Oro its a pretty peach pink with a hint of shimmer. Great for the summer.

I have also heard some great reviews of the Jordana line and products from this line are so affordable and seem to be always on offer. I bought a few things, first up Is their Fabu Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 01 Black $2.99 such a bargain, I love liquid liner and I’ve a few on the go & will do a comparison post soon. I also bought the Jordana FabuBrow Eyebrow Pencil in 03 Dark Brown $2.99 and the Jordana Metal Rocks Eyeliner in 01 Green Envy $2.99, this reminds me of the Stila Eyeliners will be interested to see how they compare. Last up from Jordana I bought a lipgloss it’s the Jordana LipShine Natural Glaze in 03 Raspberry $1.99.

The Wet n Wild stands were few & far between and no store seemed to carry the whole line, but I did manage to buy a few items. The ones I’m most excited for are the colour icon blushes in Pearlescent Pink and Heather Silk these cost £2.99 each. Also at the last minute I bought one of their creme shadow pencils in 130 Pixie and it is so creamy and has the nicest glossy sheen. I wish I bought a few more colours as it was only $1.99

I had such fun browsing all the American offerings and there was so much more I wanted but you can’t have it all and where is the fun in that. I’m sure I will be heading back State side in the near future and my wish list has started again. I have a few more bits so show you but will pop them in to a separate post.

Let me know if you’ve tried any of the products I bought and link me if you have done a review on them.

Sonia Kashuk Travel Set

I had so many people telling me that whilst I was in San Francisco I had to buy some Sonia Kashuk brushes. So I had to hunt some down and see what all the fuss was about. They sell Sonia Kashuk in Target and I managed to find a small City Target in the centre of San Francisco. I loved it in there.

They had a great selection of individual brushes but I opted for 4 piece brush set. It is the travel brush set & the brushes are shorter than the standard ones which is exactly what I was after. I needed makeup brushes that I could easily fit into my makeup and bag and take away with me. I love the set I bought they are bright and summery.

Sonia Kashuk Brush Set

Brush Set

I bought the Brush Couture 4 piece travel brush set & they are so cute and the bristles are very soft. I love the design, very bright and fun. I don’t have anything like this in my collection. You get  a Duo Fiber Multipurpose Brush, Medium Eye Shadow Brush, Domed Crease Brush and Angled Liner Brush.

I don’t use gel eyeliner  so I want to use the eyeliner brush to do my eyebrows. It looks perfect for that.

Sonia Kashuk Brush Set


Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture Set


These were a complete bargain at $12.99. They feel very well made and Sonia Kashuk brushes get rave reviews, I’m so happy I bought them. It’s been a while since I treated myself to new brushes and I know that all 4 of them will get a lot of use. I did buy a duo eyeshadow from Sonia Kashuk too – this will be in my USA haul post. Do you have any Sonia Kashuk brushes in your collection?