Apologies for the delay in posting my Vegas Shopping Review (sounds official doesn't it?) Unfortunately my computer had decided to act like a pouty little girl and deny me from accessing the inter-webs. Even though Husband is an IT computer
geek genius we still went without for a few days. Sad story but true.
However in happier news I can finally share my shopping finds with y'all right now. (See that...3 days in the U.S. and I've picked up an American twang. Give me another week down there and I'll bet you I'd sound like Paula Deen.)
From CVS and Walgreens I did a bit of a makeup haul on products I can't always (or ever) find here.
1. YSL Rouge Volupte No.2 nude lipstick
2. Rimmel Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation, 200 Soft Beige
3. EOS Lip balm in Fruit salad
4.Victoria Secret Radiant Face Trio in Head Turner, highlighter
5. N.Y.C. Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
6. Wet N' Wild Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink
7. Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Golden Pink
8.Covergirl Eye Shadow single in Golden Sunrise
9. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish special reserve highlight powder in Chez Chez Lame
10. Monistat Chafing powder gel. (Ok, I didn't invent this idea...chafing gel makes an amazing makeup primer)
11. Illamasqua Powder Blush in Lover
12. Victoria Secret Perfect Lipstick in Scrumptious
13. L'Oreal Eye shadow in Deep Mocha (brow fill)
14. Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipsglaze in Lasting Shimmer
15.Wet n' Wild Mega Eyes Defining Marker in blackest black
16.N.Y.C Liquid Lip Shine in Pink Sand
From the "biggest Forever 21 in the world" I picked up these 3 tops. Honestly the store is so huge that I couldn't even handle it (the old Bloomingdales Home location in the Fashion Show Mall). Two massive floors of Forever 21 clothes and accessories. Obviously a Forever XXI lovers dream...it was all a bit too much though.
I picked up these accessories (earrings, and necklace) for super cheap (srsly, practically for free) from Forever XXI and Charlotte Russe (at the Premium Outlets.)
The number one item on my shopping list of must haves was a gorgeous pair of flat leather cognac coloured boots. I got these at Bakers for only $89.00. Can't wait to wear them but since we've got about half a foot of snow outside I'll instead be wearing these Uggs that I got at the Premium Outlets. A winter staple for me and even though I resisted them for a long time (I too thought they were fugly), I finally broke down a few years ago and have a several pairs now.
Brown classic Uggs, $139.00
In the airport I snagged the Kardashian sisters new book. Yes it's mindless reading written at a grade 6 level but it's fun and light and entertaining!
From the Sugar Factory candy store at the Miracle Mile shops in Planet Hollywood I couldn't resist this celebrity line of signature lollipops. I love the sparkly refillable, reusable stick. This one was designed by Kim Kardashian (of course.) Was it over priced? Yes. I guess a "sucker" is born every minute, Mama included!
At Macy*s I got this Michael Kors bag. I've been hunting for a great leopard print bag for a while and though this isn't exactly what I wanted, it'll do. Originally $300 on for $130 (including my Canadian discount), apparently you receive another 10% off almost anything in the store if you show your passport at customer service.
From the Alexander McQueen shop in the Wynn hotel I snagged this super cute signature McQueen Midnight/Sun skull silk scarf.
Saving the best for last, I finally got my hands on a Yves Saint Laurent "Arty" oval ring from the YSL boutique at the Bellagio. Its a great statement ring and will be gorgeous to wear in the summer when I finally have a tan again. (Ignore winter dry Alligator skin on hand)
As always it was a great shopping trip, Vegas never disappoints. I will say again that the lack of decent sales (especially after Christmas) is surprising?! They just don't offer the deep discounts like they do in Canada. However the awesomesauce variety of brands and stores keeps me coming back for more. Till next time Vegas...