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Yes it has to be said that I went a bit nuts while I was away. It took 4 suitcases to lug all this stuff home as the weight had to be evened out otherwise it would have been far too heavy. It was difficult to get a photo of everything so I’ve done three separate ones –

This is my make-up and skincare bits from Ulta, Sephora and Bath and Body Works. I also got a lovely beauty package filled with goodies from my Canadian Beauty Blogging buddy Cinnamon Kitten. I can’t wait to try the Lise Watier and cosmetics.

Yes most of this is from Bath & Body Works but I also got some Tree Hut and Haus of Gloi body scrubs along with a slew of nail polishes and lotions from Aruba.

Of course I had to get more shower gels, anti-bacs and these wonderful candles that turn any fusty house into a cosy home. Now I’d like to state that I have bought some things for gifts too. It’s going to take me awhile to review all this stuff so it will be spread out over the next few weeks.

And here I am with the fabulous Momma COPD who helped me pack it all – she rocks!

So ladies what do think?


  • Taylor
    Oct 14, 2017 at 2:50 am Reply

    Oh my, send some my way :D
    This is seriously awesome! Can’t wait for those reviews. You’ve got a serious haul there, and I can imagine how fun it’s going to be to crack open those new bottles.

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply

      Thanks Taylor I have to find a place to put it all first – oh darn! xoxo

  • Suzanne
    Oct 14, 2017 at 3:45 am Reply

    I spy the Mint Julep Masque! You will love the CRAP out of that, I swear!

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:03 pm Reply

      Well I bought it because of you so you better be right Miss Hog! xoxo

  • Anju
    Oct 14, 2017 at 6:50 am Reply

    oh my god!!! am drooling!!! and jealous :D . such an amazing haul and hey ur mom looks so gorgeous!

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:03 pm Reply

      Aww thanks hun – my mum is a superstar! :D

  • Modesty Brown
    Oct 14, 2017 at 7:07 am Reply

    WOW!! That is a haul and a half! It looks like you’re setting up shop. I can’t wait for the reviews. I think you’re going to enjoy the Lise Watier and goodies too, I’ve really enjoyed all of the things I’ve tried so far.
    I love that picture of you and you Mum xx

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:05 pm Reply

      Thank you Jane – My dad did ask if I was going to sell it and I just chuckled! xoxo

  • Louisa
    Oct 14, 2017 at 7:25 am Reply

    I think if were to head to the states i’d end up with twice as much as this and spend hardly any time away from the shops. That or i’d be over whelmed and only end up buying OPI.

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:07 pm Reply

      Well every time I go in B&BW for the first time I have to walk around and assess the situation and then walk out for a breather. It’s easy for your brain to shut off from all the pleasure! :D

  • sam
    Oct 14, 2017 at 7:41 am Reply

    Hi, Congratulations on your weddings :-) Glad you are back safe

    I must say I am so jealous! Those pictures are my idea of ultimate Heaven!

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:08 pm Reply

      Thanks Sam – it is good to be back home after doing 6 flights. Now I can enjoy time with my new hubby and look for space for all this stuff! xoxo

  • Ayshe
    Oct 14, 2017 at 8:21 am Reply

    That is a very impressive haul! Welcome back! x

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:08 pm Reply

      Thank you hunny bun! xoxo

  • Lucy
    Oct 14, 2017 at 11:50 am Reply

    OMG this is insane!

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:08 pm Reply

      I take that as a compliment my dear! ;D

  • MsWedgie
    Oct 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Holy crapola!!! That’s amazing…I am totally gobsmaked at the sheer awesomeness of that mega haul, especially what ever it is that is in that pump bottle with the pumpkin head on it! :) Bath and Body Works is probably the number one store I would love to see in the UK! xxx

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:10 pm Reply

      They were foolish to leave – I think now that they have more of a blog following in the US others are able to see what they have. Fingers crossed they will make there way over at some point. xoxo

  • Kizzy
    Oct 14, 2017 at 5:04 pm Reply

    Holy moly!!! That’s a LOT!

    Enjoy! (I know you will!) :-)

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:10 pm Reply

      Well a few things are there because of you so it’s your fault really! he he :D

  • Ms Red
    Oct 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm Reply

    OMG OMG OMG what a haul. Wow! My jaw hit the floor seeing all that, how lovely and how much fun are you going to have using them all up :D

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:11 pm Reply

      Jamie jaw hit the floor too when were packing it all up. It’s still all over the house I can’t contain it! xoxo

  • Jude Dunn
    Oct 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm Reply

    Wow, a girl who REALLY knows how to shop, fantastic :) Jude xx @jadlgw

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:12 pm Reply

      Oh yes, I learned from the best my mom is a shopping queen! xoxo

  • gio
    Oct 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm Reply

    Holy moly! What an awesome haul!! Enjoy your new goodies!

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:12 pm Reply

      Thanks Gio – it’s gonna take some time but I’m sure I’ll get through my mountain of goodies! :D

  • Aysh
    Oct 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm Reply

    OH……MY…..GOOOOOOOOOD!!! *lifts jaw up from floor* Mrs A!!! That is one mighty impressive haul lovely! You did awesome! lol! Enjoy :) Oh & welcome back newly wed :)

    Love Aysh xoxo

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:13 pm Reply

      He he thank you gorgeous – I’m married with lots of stuff what a great thing to be! :D

  • Georgia
    Oct 14, 2017 at 10:25 pm Reply

    I honestly thought these were photographs of stock on the shelves until I looked closer. I LOVE this haul. You are my hero! If you need anybody to come and stay and help you use them up, I’m willing! What a lovely picture of you and momma skin scrubs too xx

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:15 pm Reply

      I’m happy to be your hero – that’s a big compliment. If I do get stuck I’ll let you know. I’m sure I’ll be finding stuff for weeks on end. I still have to put it all away and photograph it. :D

  • Enigma
    Oct 14, 2017 at 10:41 pm Reply

    OMG! I’m hoping my haul from the US is as wonderful as this! Looking forward to the reviews though so I can have a guess at what I should be buying. The pumpkin handwash pump in the first picture is so cute. Hope you had a really fantastic time and enjoyed every moment! x

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:16 pm Reply

      Oh I did darling – it was great seeing everyone and going shopping of course. If there any questions you have just email me! xoxo

  • Pinkty
    Oct 15, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply

    OMG !!! This is serious shopping !!!!! I hope you will have enough space in your flat :-)
    Have you received my parcel ?
    You look beautiful on the pic with your mum :-)

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:33 pm Reply

      Well if I don’t find more space Jamie will have to move out. He’s already warned me that my Paris shopping trip better not be as epic as this one. xoxo

  • Broodon
    Oct 15, 2017 at 10:52 am Reply

    OMG, how brave you are to have made such a great shopping!!!! Do you need some more? ;) If yes, there are just several wonderful Organic Surge products that your rich collection is still missing ;) Kiss and Make-Up Wipes, Daily Care Face Wash, Super-Intensive Daily Moisturiser, Overnight Sensation Night Cream, Eye Gel….. Presented by BROODON this week – being given away for FREE just to make your collection complete: ;) Enjoy it!!!!

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm Reply

      Thank you!

  • The Nail Buff
    Oct 15, 2017 at 11:53 am Reply

    Oh em ghee! Now THIS is a haul post! I’m totally impressed by this, as in, having to pick my jaw off the floor! I have never seen your picture before, and I have to say that you are SO pretty! Which I already knew of course, but still ;)

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:39 pm Reply

      Well it was a big decision to put my picture up but it’s a lovely pic of my mum and me I couldn’t resist. Thanks for the compliment my dear! :D

  • hani
    Oct 15, 2017 at 1:06 pm Reply

    that’s a lot of stuff! Being a beauty junkie myself, I have to say I’m really jealous!
    Anyway congrats to you and your husband. I have to say you and your mum look beautiful.

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:40 pm Reply

      Thank you Hani I really appreciate your congrats and compliments. Beauty junkie moi? he he :D

  • Jo
    Oct 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply

    Heaven. US Style.

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:41 pm Reply

      Yes yes it is! Glad you were following me a Twitter good to find your blog! xoxo

  • Nicolettarocchiccioli
    Oct 16, 2017 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Wowzers how amazing. I love a lot of the stuff that we can’t get here so I don’t blame you at all xx

    1. Oct 16, 2017 at 10:42 pm Reply

      Well you know it would have been rude not to use my 20% off voucher that I had for B&BW and it keeps the economy going too! xoxo

  • Pyari Beauty
    Oct 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm Reply

    Congrats on getting married :)

    How did you manage to bring so much back with you? :P How do you find space to store it ? ;) x

    1. Oct 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm Reply

      Thank you dear, my mom always helps me pack my suitcase and my dad weighs everything for me. They are awesome. As for finding space to store it all that is still a work in progress! :D

  • Adriana
    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:23 am Reply

    Wow!!!! Congratulations for that big effort! I love your pictures!

    1. Oct 18, 2017 at 10:15 pm Reply

      Thanks – I bet you can get hauls like this all the time now I’m so jealous!!!!

  • Sarah
    Oct 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Wowza! That’s a massive haul….you know how to shop! :D Congrats again on getting married! Both you and your Mum look gorgeous! Lovely smiles xx

    1. Oct 18, 2017 at 10:16 pm Reply

      Thanks Sarah – My mum is lovely and I miss her already! xoxo

  • Peonies and lilies
    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:16 am Reply

    Congratulations on your recent wedding, and WOW that is some haul! Looking forward to reading your reviews x

  • The Bristol Beauty Blog
    Oct 23, 2017 at 1:04 pm Reply

    OMG – Amazing haul! I also thought it was a shop display until I read your post! I’d be tempted to hide it randomly all over the place so you were always finding things and thinking “hmm I’d forgotten about that”. Or, I’d invest in some new super-storage solutions!

    Nice to see you and your Mum making an appearance on your blog as well!


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