Some of you might remember me mentioning that my parents left me home alone to go to on holiday to Chicago last week. Well as much as I wanted them to have a good time, I couldn't help but be very excited for the day they were coming home as I had a sneaky suspicion they might be bringing a few American goodies back with them (and because I missed them of course...) and they didn't disappoint as I screamed rather loudly when these beautiful things appeared from out of their suitcase...
American Apparel Disco Pants- I've been lusting after these ever since they first started to appear on the blogasphere and I can't believe I actually own a pair of them now! At the ridiculously expensive price of £70 in the UK I was going to find it hard to justify buying them for myself, but they come in at around £50 in America and I know I'll get so much wear out of them so they really were the perfect present. I tried them out when I went to a house party on Sunday night and found the XS fits me perfectly and is very flattering. There will be lots of outfit photos starring these coming soon I'm sure.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in 'Tipsy'- If you follow viviannadoesmakeup then you might realise she was my inspiration to ask for this little gem of a blusher. Tarte is an American brand that I really wish we had in this country and this blusher is a prime example of why as it's the most gorgeous coral shade and comes in such a cute compact. It was $25 from the infamous Sephora making this my first high end blush and it really does give a gorgeous long lasting flush to the cheeks, but they'll be a full review to follow.
Fresh Brown Sugar Perfume Roller ball- Oh look, another recommendation from Vivianna...I knew that I had to have a perfume roller ball in my life after she talked about them in a video so I went for Fresh Brown Sugar as I heard it was a beautiful light and fruity scent and it really does smell lush. I'm going to love keeping this in my handbag to keep me smelling nice throughout the day and at only $12 I thought this was quite good value for a high end brand in such classy packaging, if only things were so cheap here!
Rockford Sock Monkey- Onto some funny random presents now with these sock monkeys! My parents visited their friends in a place called Rockford which is where sock monkeys originated from, hence why I now own this cute little monkey I've named Rockford (Inventive I know) and my Dad has the big Mummy monkey. My monkey is going to sit on my desk at uni to keep me cheered up when I'm writing essays or missing home with my PG tips chimp to keep him company, nothing wrong with being a big kid sometimes!
Pure American Yumminess- Who doesn't love American food? I swear if I lived in America I'd find it quite hard not to just spend all my time eating haha. Anyway my parents got me and my boyfriend all these fun yummy things to share so I look forward to making our way through these when we see each other at weekends.
Sorry for my absence over the weekend, but I've moved back to Sheffield now for my third year at uni and have been having a great time in my shiny new house, seeing my lovely friends and going on spontaneous freshers week nights out. I couldn't actually go out last night as I still felt so ill from the night before (a night of watching series one of the hills under a blanket with therunwayrose happened instead, woop!), but I'm feeling much better today so I've enjoyed starting rehearsals for a charity concert that's happening in a couple of weeks and am looking forward to going out for a friend's birthday drinks tonight :)
I hope you're all having a good week and are enjoying freshers week if you're back at uni!