As you're reading this, I would have just touched down in LA. It's my first trip to the US and I'm so excited. The thing I'm excited for the most is the shopping, particularly beauty shopping. I always get so jealous about what my favourite US bloggers are talking about so I've been making lists of brands and products that I can get in LA. Naturally I was in need of some help, so Kim from I Have A Degree In This came to the rescue. Read on as she shares her favourite US beauty products.
1. Sephora - I was shocked and horrified to hear that you don't have a Sephora. I give all my money to that store lol. Shopping online there is my preferred method because they offer (basically) daily deals so you can add on a perk to your order. Sephora is not only home to hundreds of fabulous brands but they also have their own beauty collection, which is nice because it can be cheaper than the brands at the store. I recently tried their eye masks, which were fun and only $5. If you're ever here in America then I highly recommend visiting a store. It's like makeup heaven.
2. Julep - Sherin tells me that you guys don't have much access to this brand. For those who don't know, it started out as a nail polish subscription box. Now they've expanded into beauty products and have some nail parlors around the US. They really feed my nail polish addiction. I recently enjoyed their lip crayon and Konjac sponge.
3. Tarte - Another brand I hear is difficult to get a hold of, which is a bummer. They're a really great cruelty free brand. Not sure if this is a similar issue in the UK but a lot of the "all-natural, cruelty free" products just don't have the same pigment or quality as the others. So I was really excited when I found out about this brand. I even featured them at a green beauty event I hosted. Current fave is their lip pigment in flush.
4. Pacifica - Pacifica is all-natural, vegan friendly brand that it's available in select stores like Ulta (similar to a Sephora) and Target. Most all-natural products tend to be a little pricier (like with Tarte) so it was hard to introduce it into my routine. However, Pacifica is very reasonably priced (hence why it's in stores like Target). They have a great range of scents (everything smells amazing!) and products. I recently became a fan of their deodorant wipes and my cousin is a huge fan of their candles.
I've also shared my favourite UK beauty products with her, so check out her blog for my tips.