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11/20/13

The Countdown: My Last 1.5 Months In UK | Backup Favorites Shopping List

Ahoy! Can you believe we've reached this point? This blog post? Tickets back to India are already booked for early January. There's that bittersweet feeling again. I'm very happy to go back home, but I'll surely miss this place. Oh, boy! Now comes the saddest part about leaving dear UK. The shopping. No more Boots, Superdrug, New Look, H&M, PRIMARK!....no more easy access to all the new launches. So I'm stocking up on my favorite things, and I made a list. I don't know if I'll be able to take ALL of them, but here's hoping.....

Let's start from the back left corner:
  • False Eyelashes ~ It's damn hard to get quality falsies in India, so I'm getting LOTS. Mostly from Eylure, I think.
  • Blonde Hair Colors ~ Day before yesterday, I re-colored my hair with this Clairol Nice & Easy in 106 Natural Medium Ash Blonde, and I really like it. I'm getting a backup and maybe another one from L'Oreal too. *Light shades are hard to find in at-home hair colors in India.
  • Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes ~ I've gone through a couple of these. They are always 2 for 1 pound in Superdrug, and I always end up picking them up on my way to the till. I rarely use them on my face, coz I prefer to wash it properly, but they come in really handy when I'm swatching makeup on my arms. But they are nice for the face too, the few times I've used it- removes waterproof mascara and everything, and moisturizes face at the same time. But they are heavy, so I may be able to take only one.
  • Sleek Makeup Eyeshadow Palettes ~ I love Sleek eyeshadows, so I want to pick at least 2 more palettes. Don't know which ones, though. Decisions, decisions!
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo ~ I have finished another tube, and I NEED more! I know it's available in India, but there's a good offer at Escentual right now, so I think I should pick a couple before I leave.
  • Rimmel Foundations/Concealer ~ I think I will get a Stay Matte Foundation for the hot Delhi summer; another shade of Wake Me Up Foundation; a backup of Wake Me Up Concealer (LOVE!)
  • Bourjois Color Boost Peach On The Beach ~ This is probably available in India, but I might get one with 3 for 2 offer at Boots. I really adore this shade. Swatched here
  • L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine Stain Splash ~ I hope these launch in India. I will get 2 more shades I really like, in case they don't!  Swatched here.
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer ~ Most long-lasting concealer! When it sets, it sets. But I just hate that the concealer oozes out and makes it messy every time I finish using it! My shade is Medium 03. I'm getting 5 backups!
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks ~ 1-2 shades more. I've swatched 06 & 107 here
  • Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama Mascara ~ This is a thicker version of The Falsies, which works better on my lashes than the original version (review here)
  • Topshop Cream Blush & maybe some other products ~  That is Head Over Heels....umm...and I carved a bow on it. No, I won't show you =D
  • Bio Oil ~ NEED this! My skin is stretching a lot these days, and sometimes itch like crazy! At first I thought my skin was heating up too much because of the radiators, but then I realized it's because I'm expanding...haha! I'm liking the fullness (meat), but we gots to keep the stretch marks away.

That's the main beauty items that.I also want a few more drugstore items that I kept off buying the whole time I've been here -  Barry M Nail Polishes & Dazzle Dusts, Essie/Ciate/Zoya Nail Polishes, etc.
I may sneak in some hair styling products too - VO5 & L'Oreal. Maybe a straightening iron & another curling iron.

As for clothing & fashion items:
  • Primark Super Cosy Tights ~ These are the warm ones with fleece inside. I'm thinking 5 backups.
  • More Fashion Tights ~ Another 5. I want 10 pairs altogether.
  • New Look Shoes & Jewelry
  • Primark Nightwear & Cardigans
  • Primark jewelry & accessories.
  • Jane Norman stuff ~ LOTS! (I mean I want lots)
  • Boots, Gloves, Hats.
  • A fabulous prom dress.
  • Another leather biker jacket & a warm trench coat.
  • A couple of perfumes.
  • Oh gosh, somebody stop me!
  • Let's pray Mr.CZ doesn't read this. He'll take away my Debit Card! =D

That's it for now. Oh, and I also want a hat box (with bow) and a floral luggage (with bow). Vintage-looking. Ooh.... and I almost forgot about the cake stand that I wanted from the start! Also, I hope Mr.CZ kindly lets me buy a Primark bed sheet/duvet cover set that he's warned me not to buy....and a cute cushion (that I'm willing to put on my stomach under my clothes, and then use it as a pillow in the flight. So simple!)





27 comments:

  1. I hope you get to bring all the items that you listed.

    I really liked the pillow concept. ( When family will be receiving you at the airport, they surely will be in for treat :P )

    Love

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  2. Hey Cynthia!
    I know ul miss A LOT of the shopping there in the UK! But there are some sites that stock a few of the products you've listed here, like the Bio oil, Effaclar Duo (I use the same and cannot do without it anymore), Bourjois Color Boost, Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks and even Ardell lashes (I know its not what you've mentioned here but they are pretty good, looovvee the demi wispies!!)

    P.s. Pleaseee get your hands on the Naked 3. Would love to hear what you think about it!

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    1. Thanks a lot for letting me know Samantha! I will cancel some of those then n have more space for other things :D Yup, definitely getting Naked3!

      ♥xx♥

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  3. Also.... show us your new hair!!! :D I've been thinking about getting my hair done into an ashy colour too.

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  4. Ohh my my u have such a huge huge listt.. r u sure u will able to bring back so much.. :P
    Mr.CZ is gonna faint seeeing ur endless list!! and I am sure u will be adding some random stuff once u visit the storess. ;)

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  5. But You Did Show! I Zoomed in The Pic n The Bow Is So Cute! ^__^

    Ooh..Plz Buy Loadza Jewellery From There.. The Polishes Here Are Getting Pathetic.. Wear Off So Easily..No Matter Which Brand! :(

    And, Do You Know Any Site That Delivers "Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer" To India? I've Read Rave Reviews About This But Can't Get To Lay My Hands On It.. Even E-Bay n Amazon Sellers Don't Ship This Product to India :(

    Cushion Under Stomach! Wahaha!!

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    1. Haha...shapeless it is actually :D It may be hard to get it online. Let me check

      ♥xx♥

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  6. Wow! How many things! I really really love the sleek palette!! problably my fav thing although I haven't got the opportunity to try it! But I think it's realllllllly nice :D <3 Have a nice day dear"

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  7. whoa...that's a long list! you betta start shopping now ;)

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  8. Woah! Long..... errrr, very short list :P
    By the way CZ, Bio oil is available on purplle. Do check it out before buying. Also, Stay Matte foundation is available at Rimmel counter at Parcos, DLF Saket & widely available online too :)
    Kate moss lipsticks are on slassy but limited shades!
    Hope it helps :)

    Preeti Kaur recently posted.. Things to consider before buying a hair straightener

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    1. Thanks for sharing Preeti...so happy to hear so many Rimmel products re there :D

      ♥xx♥

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  9. You're not alone! I would have been making crazy lists like these if I was in your situation too! Don't forget Sleek blushes! Hahaha

    http://thesecretlifeofabeautylover.blogspot.com

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  10. LOL! you are cute in a very quirky way!

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  11. I somehow get the feeling there is a bun in the oven here .. what say?

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    1. same here suchitra...shez prego for sure now

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  12. I can understand what you are going through. I would suggest, packing bags before you buy more products. You are allowed only 21 ~ 23 kgs in cargo + hand baggage.

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    1. Will do that Chhaya...thanks! I'm afraid to do it at the same time hehe ;D

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  13. Best wishes CZ for lill CZ :)

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  14. Cynthia....When i read this i am getting reminded of reading the Shopoholic series by Kinsella...LOL

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    1. Really?! :D No wonder I loved the series hehe...

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  15. CZ ...what about luggage weight :P
    think abt that also na ..ehehe just kidding
    enjoy rest of the time in UK

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    1. YES I am thinking Krithi! :D

      Thanks!

      ♥xx♥

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  16. I wish Rimmel Wake me up foundation gets launched here in India. I also love falsies.
    Lovely picks dear

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  17. CZ is wake me up concealor that good? Do you buy a shade matchy matchy to your foundation? Btw loved the list!! I'm kinda doing the same here...! Going for 3 months only though :)

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