Home Sweet Home!
Hi y'all! How've you been? I've finally made it back across the pond after a fabulous trip... castles! Scotch! Accents! Shopping!
Oh the shopping. There was so! much! shopping! And speaking of shopping, there's really no better person to do it with than my now-in-real-life (zomg!) friend Erin and her lovely (and patient) fiancée. Seriously, girl knows how to shop, and her bargain-hunting skills surpass even my own. She graciously took me to a bunch of UK hotspots where I proceeded to go completely insane and grab things off the rack like a crazy person. (She had coupons! How could I resist?)
So that was crazy fun. Plus Erin introduced me to some incredible loose eyeshadows from BarryM, and Bourjois products are like half the price over there, so... yeah... I... I spent rather a lot. But it was worth it!
And I'm sure everyone will be much relieved to know that Hen was spot on and my Conair iron worked just fine with the plug adaptor. Of course, I only used it once the whole trip... apparently, it rains daily in Scotland, yo. Oh well, it's about options, people.
Other things that are spot on: CW's and Chicken's recommendations -- M&S rules! And Astral cream is possibly the best moisturizer I've tried in a long time. My hands felt like silk after I put some on. Pity that I only bought the travel size (luggage space was at a premium), but maybe I can convince The Boy to bring some back. "Well I know it's 500 mL babe, and I know you've only got a hiking backpack, but have I mentioned how much I love you and hey have you been working out?"
Alrighty-roo, I've got to jet and take care of some schoolish business. Who knew taking a week off would mean that you'll have loads of work waiting for you? But stay tuned, I've got some exciting news to share on Monday! Whoo hoo! In the meantime, hope those of you in the States are having a great Thanksgiving weekend, have a drumstick for me!
PS: Chicken, I replied to your concealer question in the post, but here it is again just in case. Full details to follow, but I think I am in love with Cinema Secrets' foundation/concealer. Not sure where you can buy it in London, but I got mine at Industry Cosmetics in Toronto. They do online sales, but do charge for shipping.