I stayed for two weeks at Disney's All Star Sports Resort. It's a really fun resort to stay at, the rooms are all sports themed along with the outdoor areas. In the tennis themed area around from the room were figures of Huey, Dewey and Louie playing baseball while annoying there uncle Donald.
The rooms were really nice and comfy and most importantly had air con. The weather was so hot and humid, having air con is a must and feels like a dream when coming back from the parks.
Heres some photos of the hotel
|Huey, Dewey and Louie playing baseball on the tennis courts!!|
|Donald seems to not be in a good mood|
|The quiet pool at night|
|I need to get myself a coca cola that big!!|
|Football themed area|
I went to all of the Disney parks, Disney's Blizzard Beach, Universal and I took some time out to do some shopping. I always love shopping in America as you can find stuff there you cant back here, especially beauty products.
One day I decided to go to the Premium Outlets on International Drive. If you are familiar with the area you will know that there are two outlets each end of I Drive. I went to the ones right at the end past Wet N Wild. The outlets have a good range of shops to spend money in and their is something to suit everyone from designer clothing, Disney merchandise, electronics and more. One of my favourite shops is the Cosmetics Company Store.
I've been to a couple of these stores before and think they are absolutely amazing. It's basically the outlet store of Estee Lauder brands. So if you like your Bobbi Brown, MAC, Clinique etc and love it even more when it's cheaper, this is the store you will want to be.
Once inside I went over to the MAC section and noticed not only did they have permanent products, they had limited edition past collections such as products from Archies Girls, Holiday collections and the MAC Rihanna collection that sold out super quick.
I decided to only buy one product. An eyeshadow quad from the MAC RiRi Hearts Collection. I remember when this collection came out, it was really hard to buy, as most of the stuff sold out in no time. People would often buy loads of lipsticks and then sell them for double the price on Ebay.
I wasn't able to take any pictures in the store as I had no battery on my camera, theres loads of pics of the Cosmetics Company Store on Google if you want to have a look at some of the things you can buy.
The palette I bought is called Smoked Cocoa and was at $31.00. The original price of this was $44.00, so I made a really good saving there.
|Rihanna Eyeshadow Quad|
A couple of days later I visited Basin at Downtown Disney Marketplace. The store is similar to Lush with products like bath ballistics, soaps and lip care. The products are a bit different to Lush, and are not really expensive. All the products are paraben free, not tested on animals and free from chemicals. When you walk past the store you have this most amazing scent that just makes you want to go in and have a look.
For those of you familiar with Disney World, you may have seen a similar store in the Grand Floridian Resort called Basin White. It sells the same sort of stuff and I think sells slightly different products. That store looks like it is themed like a bathroom while the Basin store just looks like a store.
There was plenty of products to choose from. As someone who loves all different scented soaps this store was a like a dream. The bath salts I could just stick my head in all day, words can't describe how amazing the scent was.
You can check out Basin here and for those of you interested - Basin White
In Basin I bought two Mickey soaps, Rubber Ducky soap and a Raspberry Lip Balm. I think it all came to around $22.00.
|What I bought altogether|
I had a really good time in America, i'm missing it already :(