Friday, October 21, 2011

Las Vegas Trip Highlights and Hauls

I normally don't like to do just a haul post unless I can tie it in with a regular post. Although I really enjoy reading peoples blogs when they blog about their various hauls, somehow when I try to do just a haul blog post, I feel like I'm bragging, which is not my intent.

Las Vegas is a city where Hawaii people love to go. We have great charters which include airfare, transfers to and from the airport, hotel accomodations and meal tickets, all for a very reasonable price. You're even allowed to have 2 pieces of luggage!

We arrived on Tuesday evening so there wasn't much to do except go to dinner and spend time playing in the casino. The next day was when we went out shopping. We hit the Premium Outlet Mall, which is relatively close to the California Hotel and Casino, which is where we were staying. I normally go crazy there buying all kinds of things but didn't really have anything that I needed to buy. There was a new store there, Bare Escentuals Outlet Store so I went in there and bought several brushes. I really like their brushes although they are higher priced. I was able to get all three brushes (one is missing) for only $9.50 each! That's just about the regular price of one brush. I bought two of the Heavenly Face brush, which is the flat topped brush and one of the rose-colored handle brush. (Sorry, I don't remember the name of it now.) I would have bought more but felt a bit rushed. I also didn't think that I would end up giving one of the flat-topped brushes to my mom but it was worth it because she was so happy with it.


I also purchased a hydrating face mist from L'Occitane. I was disappointed that there was nothing that interested me in CCO. I also understand that H&M will be opening up in that outlet mall soon so I'm looking forward to the next time I travel to Vegas.

We also headed over to Trader Joes, thanks to my mom's friend who was driving. I love Trader Joes, which is basically a health-conscious grocery store. My favorite item from there is the Unsalted, Dry-Toasted, Slivered Almonds. I can't get something like that here that I know of. I bought 5 bags of them and will store some in the freezer. We use them on top of vegetable salads and I also eat it just out of the bag. Also purchased were bags of pistachio nuts, honey-roasted peanuts, mini peanut butter cups, chocolate lacey cookies, butter waffle cookies and Belgian butter almond thins. There were actually more items of each but they are not pictured because they were already eaten. Also not pictured is a bag of sweet 'n salty trail mix. That was also eaten. A couple of the the boxes of the butter almond thins will be given away but the rest is for my family to enjoy. If I could have, I would have brought back a whole lot more. I also think that these are reasonably priced as all of this was only around $55.00.

Sorry, Hime chan wouldn't move away from the goodies.

Wednesday was basically the only day that we went out. The rest of the days we spent eating in the various restaurants in the two hotels, California and Maine Street since they are connected and playing in the casino. Although I wished that I could have gone out more, it was great being able to spend time with my mom.

*Kat*

17 comments:

mr. pineapple man said...

Sounds like a lot of in! Want to try the mist also!

Jamilla Camel said...

Glad to hear you're having a fabulous time - love Vegas!! Hime chan is soooo Kawaii!

Yumeko said...

mmm nice! welcome back!

Nic Nic said...

wow that's what I call a food haul! aww your cat is cute. I guess Las Vegas is Japanese's people equivalent of Hawaii ;)

astrorainfall @ beauty box said...

Great score on the brushes!! Cute kitty too....;-)

Anonymous said...

Haha! I like your cute cat. Yes, yes, the food goodies look (and probably smell) soooo good. No wonder your cat did not want to move away, ha!
I am glad you had a good time in Las Vegas.
Sandy

Mischievous Mack said...

So many delicious sounding snacks! And a cute cat to protect them from thieves. Excellent :)

galpal.hi said...

@mr. pineapple man--Thank you for commenting! The mist is nice but it would be better if it came out in a fine mist. I'm kind of disappointed as to how it comes out. I'm thinking that maybe if I switch it into another bottle that I know has a fine mist...I'll try to do a review post on it.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Jamilla--Yes, had a great time. Hime chan says thank you. She was really being a brat because she refused to move out of the picture.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Yumeko--Thank you dear!!!

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--I think that you got it exactly right! Many people from Hawaii buy goodies from various food/snack places to bring back home to Hawaii.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Yu Ming--Thank you. I'm really glad that I got the brushes. I actually called Bare Escentuals Outlet store in Vegas and found out that they will ship me more brushes! So happy!

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Sandy--Thank you! I'm really glad that I went on this trip. I needed a break from home and also needed to spend quality time with my mom. Although we live only about an hour away from each other, I rarely see her. Pretty sad huh.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Mischievous Mack--Thank you! <3

*Kat*

BV said...

I heart Hime chan very much there! She looks so fluffy and cute!!

So glad you had a nice time in Vegas. I like the CCO finds!
Cheers
BV

Blair said...

Does Hime Chan eat the food pictured as well? She seems to be salivating haha!

Great deal for those brushes!

MsLala said...

Kat, really enjoyed reading your recent post! Always dreamed to go to Las Vegas.Did you like the face mist? I have my eyes on it too...