Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Canadian Girl Going to the US: Shopping List

In terms of makeup, the US gets a lot of products that we get late here in Canada, or that we never see at all. I am going to Illinois this week, and I have a couple of items in mind that I want to pick up. However, I am at the mercy of my relatives, so if they choose to take me around, I will get stuff, otherwise nothing. ;)

Some of the items that I want to get/ aka Hit List:

* Neutrogena Healthy Skin Makeup - Canada doesn't get ANY neutrogena makeup products, only skincare, and this foundation is suppose to be lovely, so definitely want to get this.

 * Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks - haven't seen these in Canada yet either, and lots of people like them.

* Eos lipbalms - Were these the ones that Oprah raved about? It's like a lipbalm in an egg-shaped container.

* Sonia Kashuk brushes - Sonia is a Target brand? We don't get these at all here either.

* Hard Candy nail polishes - I remember years and years back I had some of these, we don't get them in Canada, I don't think.

 (image borrowed from Steph's Closet)
* L'oreal Passport to Paradise nail polishes - These are the Essie North Folk dupes, haven't seen them here either.

More than anything, I just want to hit up a CCO (Cosmetics Company Outlet), I would be like a kid in a candy store! The closest one to me here is in Niagara Falls (US side), not that far, but I don't think my bf would be too thrilled about driving there just to get makeup!

What drugstores are good to hit up for good bargains and selection? Ulta? Target? Walgreens? Rite Aid? To my american readers, please let me know!!!!! Thanks!


Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

Target is the best!!! I went there this weekend and Sonia Kashuk brushes were on sale!! SO for sure get some Sonia Kashuk brushes, her highlighter brush is a dupe for the MAC duo fiber brushes. It's amazing. Target also will have Neutrogena, Revlon, and OPI!! Have fun!!


Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@ Jane - sweeeeet. I have the MAC 187 so I might pass on that, but I really want to get the mineral flatop brush, like the one in the picture above. Thanks for the comment ;)

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said... Best Blogger Tips

Target is a must, make sure its a Super Target, you should get more variety that way. If you can stop at a Walgreens, I suggest you do so - Sinful Colors NP is on sale for BOGO1/2 off and even though they're only $1.99, its still a great deal. :) Walmart carries Hard Candy - that's the only store I know of that carries it. Good luck and enjoy your trip to the States! :)

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@Lacquer - nice! Ya, may not hit up WM, we will see if time permits! thanks for the tip.

I am so excited :D

marti said... Best Blogger Tips

ULTA has some good sales going on if you get there before the 9th.. buy 2 get 1 free on all their nail polishes, including OPI, Essie, China Glaze and the L'oreal ones you want! and if you come across a newsstand grab this months issue of Glamour and get the $5off a $10 purchase coupon for Ulta. You can combine it with the polish deal and get them dirt cheap!!

Rite Aid also has L'oreal BOGOF right now too. And Walgreens carries those esos lip balms. I want one too!

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@marti - Thanks all good points! B2G1 free!!!!! wowza! We never have deals like that here. I wanna move to the states, screw this j/k.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

omg...i would loveeeeee the revlon colorburst lipsticks too. AHHHHH !! i pray for them to start selling them in canada soon :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

ps - have a fun and safe trip :) happy shopping ;)

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@eleventhofapril - I know, what's up with canada getting stuff soooo late?

Thanks! :D

kellyyes said... Best Blogger Tips

i think those EOS lip balms are overhyped. i recieved them for christmas and they dried out my lips so bad after continual use for a few weeks. it has cute packaging but thats about it! just so you know :)

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@kellyyes - good to hear about the EOS lip balms, I didn't get them anyway. ;)