Wow, so I haven’t blogged for a hot minute! It’s not that I haven’t had to beauty things to discuss or ideas about how to present them. It just comes down to laziness and lack of time. But I have time now so here we go with (hopefully) regular posting! And some day, I will figure out how to film videos on YouTube. That has been a whole thing, let me tell you. And it’s completely user error, so don’t blame them. Anyway, I digress.
For some reason, I almost exclusively read and watch beauty gurus/bloggers who are either British or live in Great Britain. I’ve always loved British things (my ancestors are Scottish, dating all the way back to the 1500’s so maybe it’s in my blood) and the fact that awesome British women are talking about about beauty stuff has brought on some sort of new nirvana I was previously unaware of.
The one drawback to this that these super cool women (and occasional men) talk about products that I CANNOT GET!! You’d think that I would go in knowing that but I’m not that bright.
Anyway, here are some of the brands that are often discussed and that I am dying (dying!) to try. Some are available offer shipping to the States but course that is crazy expensive. I want to go in a freaking Boots or Superdrug and look at all of it! Possibly this means I should be visiting the U.K. in my near future.
You can get some of the products at the US Version of the ASOS website but they don’t carry the whole line. I did get the Healthy Mix Serum Foundation and the Volume Fast and Perfect Mascara so it’s been a good resource if you want to check out what they do have. I will be trying BB Bronzing Cream and Cream Blush next!
(Does anyone remember when they carried Bourjois in Sephora and Ulta? I wonder if they just weren’t doing enough business in the States or something. It makes me sad that I didn’t give it enough love when I had the chance. But from what I remember, the older offerings were not like the great stuff they’re introducing now.)
Obviously, they offer Rimmel everywhere in the U.S. but there are products that haven’t been or won’t be released here. More specifically Wake Me Up line and the Salon Pro nail polishes. Also, the Rimmel selections are usually pretty slim at my local drugstores so I’m not able to find certain colors. My life is so hard!
(I’m looking specifically for Estee’s color recommendations: Salon Pro nail color in Rose Libertine and Moisture Renew lipsticks in Funtime Fuschia and Rose Passion.)
There are so many things made by this brand that I want to try! Luminous pressed powder, highlighting concealer, brow kit, eye shadow palette, etc. Their website does ship to the US but the international shipping cost is outrageous. This added cost offsets the fact that the brand is relatively inexpensive so I’m definitely deterred.
Skincare expert Caroline Hirons talks about this, therefore most beauty bloggers talk about it. It sounds awesome and I would love to try it, especially since I’m trying to focus on skincare more and more and I regrettably age more and more.
Surprisingly, you can buy a lot of Bioderma’s products online at Sears. I have the Crealine micellar water (the product name was recently changed to Sensible H20 – Micelle Solution) which I purchased on eBay. This stuff is AMAZING! I cannot imagine not using it; I’ll extol its virtues more later on. I would, however, love to try some of their other stuff so more research and planning is needed before the leap is made.
This is just a short list, really, but I’m starting to get sad that I can’t try this stuff so I’m going to go now. Let me know if you guys have tips and tricks to getting these products or any recommendations.