// updates with isha + hanna and our mini haul

We were finally going to see our grandparents in America after six years of not seeing them so you could imagine both our excitement! It's our first time going to America so we were buzzed to be here, we're staying in Arizona with them for a month. ARIZONA. Where it's hot and sunny 7 days a week. We were looking forward to the sunshine we've been deprived of lol. This was also our first time travelling with just the two of us. We were nervous and exited all at the same time. Our flight from Dublin to Philadelphia was seven hours, an hour and a half of stop over there and then another five hours to Arizona. We were using each other as human pillows during the flight hahah.  

First impression of Arizona? HOT. FEELS LIKE YOU'RE IN ACTUAL OVEN. But we love it nonetheless. When we were driving to our Nanay's (Grandmother's) house, we were amazed at how many shops/outlets they have here. They were the brands and fastfoods we've all heard about but don't have back home, I was literally grinning and could not wait to shop and try the food. Yesterday, 20th of June, they brought us to Chandler Fashion Mall and we both did a mini-haul. We only both a few bits and pieces because we didn't want to use all our money right away lol. Here are the stuff we got: 

Okay the first place we went to was Barnes & Noble. And let me tell you one thing. I WAS IN HEAVEN. I wanted to buy every single book, okay! There was also Starbucks in the actual shop and that was good. The books I got where Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (I just finished reading this today and omg I'll post a review soon) and The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

We went to Sephora and checked out their stuff because (again) we don't have one in Ireland. We immediately went to "Too Faced" to get the Chocolate Soleil bronzer because we love it and smelled so nice! Our shade was the Medium/Deep Matte. We also couldn't resist getting a new foundation. Isha got the Long Wear Even Finish in shade number 4.5 and Hanna got the Skin Foundation in shade number 5. The Long Wear Even Finish was a full coverage foundation but is not cakey and too thick like MAC's studio fix. I highly recommend that you switch to this one if you want the same coverage as the studio fix but want a lighter breathable feeling.

Unpictured but we also got was a top and some high-waisted shorts from Forever 21. Anyway, if you're wondering if we're going to any popular places, they are taking us to see Grand Canyon and we're planning to go California for a few days to go see Disneyland and Universal Studios. I hope you're having an amazing summer so far like ourselves. What about you? Are you doing anything this summer? Let us know in the comments below :) 


  1. so jealous, looks like you're having an amazing time! and that too faced bronzer looks gorgeous ahh!

    -Rachel x

    1. we are omg we love it here! ps the bronzer smells really nice ahah

  2. ohhh, HOW COOL!!! Travelling is quite intense and exciting, and so wonderful you're seeing you grandparents again!! AND ALSO BOOKS. I just bought Wrath and Dawn myself and am absolutely dancing in glee waiting for it to arrive. (!!)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. i know, they're the only grandparents i have left so might as well spend quality time with them :) oh the wrath and dawn is so different and good, khalid will make you feel things! can't wait for you to read it! x