Hawaii Haul: Drugstore

It's not just high end cosmetics that are way cheaper in the US, most drugstore brands are about half the price they are here too so I made sure to pick up some of my favourites, as well as a few newbies to try.

Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Black
USD$4.19 (Australian retail is $15.95)
I have had the clear one of these for a while and though I don't tend to wear false lashes very often I think this black one would be better for a klutz like me as it would hopefully lool like eyeliner once it dries.
Soap and Glory Hand Food (travel size)
USD$5.00 (Australian retail is$5.95)
I love this handcream and even though I have about a million at home I couldn't resist picking up another travel sized one. It wasn't that much cheaper than it is in Australia but I saw it in Sephora and it just jumped straight into my basket! ;-)

Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara in Blackest Black
USD$8.99 (Australian retail is $18.50)
I am such a fan of Maybelline mascaras so I had to pick up this and the Mega Plush one to try out. I know not everyone likes their mascaras but I find they give me the best volume of any mascara I have tried and don't flake or leave me with panda eyes later in the day.

Maybelline Volum' Express Mega Plush Mascara in Blackest Black
USD$5.49 (not available in Australia yet)
Another newbie not yet available here so I had to pick it up to trial. Will let you know my thoughts once I have given it a go!

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms in Quenched, Peach Kiss, Pink Punch, Grape Vine, Peppermint and Cherry Me
USD$3.89 (not available in Australia yet)
These are different to the Baby Lips we have on offer here as they are slightly tinted. I have loved the version available here so hopefully these are just as good and at such a cheap price I had to get one of every variety.

Revlom Lip Balm Stains in Cherish, Charm and Sweetheart
USD$8.99 (Australian retail is $17.95)
These are now out in Australia but are double the price so it was well worth picking them up in the US. I like the way they are moisturising but add a hint of colour and the peppermint smell is the best!

Swatches (top to bottom): Revlon Lip Balm Stain in Cherish, Charm and Sweetheart

Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy, Strawberry Shortcake, Creamsicle and Lollipop
USD$7.49 (Australian retail is $21.95)
I already had a tube of both Cotton Candy and Strawberry Shortcake but I have been going through them so quickly I had to make sure I picked up a backup. I also decided to add Creamsicle and Lollipop to my collection while I was at it and I am keen to see if I end up prefering the new Lip Balm Stains over these.

Swatches (top to bottom): Revlon Lip Butters in Cotton Candy, Strawberry Shortcake, Creamsicle and Lollipop

Wet n Wild Lipstick in Just Peachy
USD$1.99 (not Available in Australia)
Yet another brand that isn't available in Australia and their products are such bargains. I got myself this pretty neutral pink lipstick as well as an eyeshadow trio to try out.

NYX Mega Lip Gloss in Perfect
USD$5.99 (not available in Australia)
I was actually on the hunt for the NYX Lipgloss in Sweetheart but everywhere I went didn't seem to stock it as part of their NYX range.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Berry Rose
USD$6.99 (this shade not available in Australia)
This is a pretty deep berry shade that for some reason I have never been able to track down in Australia I don't think it's a part of the shades we get  here). It's so pretty, more of a deeper winter colour so might keep this for when it starts to get colder again.

Swatches (top to bottom): Wet n Wild Lipstick in Just Peachy, NYX Mega Lipgloss in Perfect and Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Berry Rose

Wet n Wild Colour Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Eggshell
USD$2.99 (not available in Australia)
These seem a tad powdery at first glance but are quite nicely pigmented for a cheaper eyeshadow.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Medium
USD$8.69 (not available in Australia)
I have tried so many brands of BB creams (Garnier is still my favourite) but I tend to like Maybelline products so it will be worth trying out. I am interested to see how much coverage this gives me and weather is is more of a foundation than some of the others available.

NYC Bronzer in Sunny
USD$2.99 (not available in Australia)
This is another product I have heard so much about on beauty blogs and YouTube but could never get here. I actually tried to buy this the last time I was in Hawaii a few years ago but it was always out of stock so I was glad I finally found it this time around!

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting
USD$7.69 (not available in Australia)
I'm generally not a fan of cream blushes (they tend to smear and drag my makeup I have found in the past), but this felt so lovely and soft to touch I was convinced. Many of the colours in this range are a bit crazy bright but this looked like a nice summer pink shade.

Swatches (top to bottom): Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Medium, NYC Bronzer in Sunny and Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting

Swatches: Wet n Wild Colour Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Eggshell
So by now I'm sure you're starting to understand why I needed every gram of my baggage allowance home (and possibly half my Mr GPG's allowance as well)! ;-)

Have you tried any of these products?

Hope you are having a beautiful day!


  1. I have the Maybelline plush mascara and BB cream coming to me at the moment :) can't wait to see what you think about them as I'm dying to get mine!

    1. I haven't tried it yet as I'm trying to use up my Garnier one first. The colour is also a tad dark but I'm hoping it will blend in OK and they were out of stock of the lighter shades everywhere I looked!

  2. Awesome haul!
    I would pick up some of those same items too :D
    esp. Wet n Wild and NYX products.

    I wish we had those tinted maybelline baby lips here too!

    1. Maybe they will bring them out here eventually? Fingers crossed!

  3. Great haul! I HATE AUS PRICES!

    1. Grr, don't even get me started - makes me so annoyed! But just means I start a big list and get people to pick things up for me when they go OS!

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    1. I thought you would like it Michelle - we are both big pink fans from the looks of your blog! :-)