New York Beauty Wish List

For months now I have been saving every penny in anticipation for my Summer trip to New York, I have planned a good proportion of my trip - mainly where I want to eat because, hello food and of course trips to all the famous landmarks. Rather strangely for myself I don't have a huge beauty wishlist, will I visit Sephora, Ricky's and the Drugstores? Of course but this time around I have a very specific list of things I want, this of course remains to be seen...well if my past trips to the USA are anything to go by that is.

1, Chances are most will have seen When Harry Met Sally? I haven't, so I don't really know why I opened with that line. Anyway the famous scene that has been spoofed more times than I care to count was set in Katz's Deli, a deli long famous before said film came along, heck Katz's opened way back in 1888. I am of course going to visit and eat all the sandwiches my 5ft frame can handle, then go home and order a few Katz's Chocolate Egg Cream (a drink rather than a sweet bite) scented candle to forever remember my trip. The Katz's Chocolate Egg Cream costs approx £20 and can be found here - link, I'm not sure if the deli itself will have stock in-store or not.

2, I've wanted to try Le Labo for what seems like forever but sadly there is no local counter to trot along to and test the fragrances - at £130 for a bottle of cologne, you bet your butt I'm going to want to sniff test before I had over my bank card. After meticulously reading every La Labo fragrance description via their website and think I want to try the Cedar candle and the Vetiver cologne - that of course could all change once I set foot in the store. All I'm saying is come August expect a Le Labo haul of sorts from me. In the the UK Le Labo can be found via Liberty - link.

3, Bath and Body Works, need I say more really? Who doesn't love Bath and Body Works? I'm not sure what I will buy when over in July but I know I'll be weighing down my suitcase with beautifully scented items none the less.

4, It is forever a mystery to me that Colour Pop have yet to launch in the UK. Last year myself and my sisters bought pretty much one of every lipstick - I wish I was kidding. Excessive purchases aside I do think the Colour Pop Liquid Lipsticks are phenomenal and worth every penny, the rest of the make-up line I can't vouch for and that is where my plans lie. I would really like to try out the Colour Pop eyeshadows, blushes and highlighters - I might, okay I will place an order when in the U.S. I'm also intrigued by the Kylie Jenner Lip Sets so I may indulge a little while over there.

5, On my last trip to Sephora, I umm'ed and ahh'ed over the Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palettes and failed to take one home with me - oh the regret. This time around I will purchase one of the palettes, which I'm not sure but if they are as high of quality as the other items within the Kat Von D make-up range, I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

6, Sephora make-up in general and lots of it. Well not lots as I am trying to stop being so excessive and dare I say impulsive but a few new lip stains and blushes can't go a miss, now can they? I do think that Sephora's own-brand products are often overlooked in favour of the other brands in-store - a shame really. I truly do think as far as own-brand cosmetic lines go Sephora is the one to beat.

7, Not so long ago I couldn't sleep and found myself aimlessly searching the internet and by chance stumbling across Herbivore Botanicals, within a beauty article. A range of non-toxic, natural, cruelty-free skin care items that not only look beautiful but promise to deliver results. I was sold on the spot. The only real problem is that  Herbivore Botanicals is a US brand with no current Scottish stockist (there are locations within the UK which you can search here - link). Now excuse me for coming across a little weird but I feel this is a brand, in which I'd need to see and feel to decide what I want and why. For that reason I'm holding off until in NYC and then I can decide in person what to take home with me.

8, Last but by no means least - Glossier. I'll take one of everything please - no seriously I probably will. I've heard rumblings that Glossier is on track to hit International waters so maybe I won't have to stock pile skin care after all. Who am I kidding, I'll have to pay for surplus baggage, much like I do every year - some people never learn.

If you have any further recommendations feel free to add them to my list, or perhaps you have a general NYC tip? Either way I am all ears.