Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Visa is smokin'....


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...
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22 comments:

Marie a la Mode said...

OH Wow, you did GOOD! I'm in love with your YSL ring! I didn't know there was a F21 in the Fashion Show Mall. I feel like a lost puppy in the one at West Ed, it's so big, you don't know where to turn first. And then there's club music playing way too loud in the background, it's kind of annoying, I feel very ADD shopping in there but you can't beat their prices. Do you have a F21 in Calgary?

I love your boots too!

I'd say your shopping trip was beyond successful ; )

bananas. said...

i'm drooling over your alexander mcqueen skull scarf!!! love love LOVES IT!!!

Tracy@mybestbeautybuys said...

I played the 'see how many brands I can name' game before I looked at your makeup list. You got some great stuff, lucky girl. What's this about 10% off at Macy's????

Jill said...

Looks like you scored some great items. I have that YSL ring in tourquoise and I love it!!

Miss*Kimmy said...

Great great great haul!
I've been loving that YSL ring since I first laid eyes on it .. its so pretty! Love your boots too =)
I Love the Kardashian book!! It's so entertaining!! And fun to read!
Ive never heard of chafing gel as primer?? YOu should do a review and how to for us!
Take Care.

ShoPpiNg FaNaTiC said...

Loveeee your cognac boots and Russian doll necklace!!! Great haul! LOVE YOUR BLOG :D

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

You got such cute stuff!! I'm loving everything you found. That ring is TDF!!!!

Blushingloves Irene Greece said...

Ohh my!!!What a gorgeous and enormous haul there girl!!You hit the bank!!I'd love you to tell me how the msf works!!Research for a new highlighter!!Enjoy your goodies!!!Muah!!!
xxx

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Love, love it all!! SO jealous of all your shopping goodness!! Those suckers are super cute! And that red/white top is my fav! I didn't see that in our F21 when I was there the other night..

Kendallina said...

I DIE for that ring!!! Me likie mucho.

So. Freaking. Gorgeous.

And girl, if you want more winter boots check out my new post!

Sara Louise said...

Holy shopping spree! JEALOUS!
That McQueen scarf is totally a new classic and I'm in LOVE with that ring! LOVE!

Connie K said...

Looks like you had an amazing time in Vegas girl !! and me * you should shop together we have some of the same taste lol i have those boot but by Steve Madden same color ! lol i Love the scarf i want one lol and is'nt the suckers so cute everytime i hit Vegas i make a stop there for refills for my suckers so cute !

love jenny xoxo said...

WOW you got so many amazing things! I'm so jealous right now!!

XOXO

Lady Mama said...

You did well! I adore those flat boots - for 89$? Crazy.

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a fabulous shopping spree you went on. Loving everything.

xo

hotpants™ said...

I have got to get a better job so I can afford to splurge again. All of these are great finds. Love the ring!

Anonymous said...

Love the scarf, love the ring, but you lost me at Forever 21. All the way to the mecca that is Vegas, and Forever 21? I can't get behind that store.

OceanDreams said...

wow you had some megga fun!! i love your Forever21 outfits, makeup galore and your shoes are amazing! nice job with the shopping!

melifaif said...

Cute stuff...I am loving your sucker comments....I kinda want some, if it makes you feel any better? NO? Oh well...

ROCK those sassy boots sista!

Megan said...

1) i took yet ANOTHER unanticipated blog break...BUT IM BACK

2) i love your boots!

3) YSL rouge volupte #2 is my FAVORITE

4) KEEP SHOPPING! I love seeing your purchases :-)

<3 Megan

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