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Monday, April 04, 2016

Talk to Me About NYC Beauty

Talk to Me About NYC Beauty

In as little as 14 weeks (not that I am counting or anything) I jet off to spend the Summer in NYC - I promise it sounds far more extravagant than it actually is (I'm staying with family and not in Manhattan), none the less I do intend on enjoying every moment. Believe it or not, I have never been to NYC in the Summer (nor as a grown adult) and don't know what to pack and what to leave at home but more on that later...

Yes I know my way around Sephora, Ulta, Bath and Body Works and all the usual beauty haunts, that can be found in just about every American mall. Now don't get me wrong, I love such stores as much as the next person, but I really want to hit up the beauty stores that are a little more niche, and perhaps off the beaten track. As my trip is fairly lengthy, I have time to venture into various boroughs and maybe even New Jersey too, so nowhere is really out of bounds.

Talk to Me About NYC Beauty

So far I have a trip to Ricky's NYC, Birchbox SoHo (an actual stand-alone Birchbox store) and Le Labo (most likely the store on Broadway) in the books - otherwise, I am at a somewhat loss and I am sure others are too? Yes once in New York I'll find my feet but it doesn't hurt to have a little list of stores and locations to visit as a starting point, and that is where you come in.

If you are a New York City local, have spent a substantial amount of time in the state, or maybe visited recently and have a hidden gem worth sharing, I'd love to hear from you. I want to know where the best drugstores are located, where should I go to stock up on Asian beauty products and anything else you feel is worth checking out - I have a lot of time and a large suitcase to fill. Let's create a little online beauty guide that both myself and others can turn to when planning our next trip, so come on share your New York City knowledge - I promise to put it good use come July.






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21 comments:

  1. i can't comment on the beauty shops, but definitely go for a burger in The Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Hotel. It's close to Times Square. You won't regret it. :) x

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  2. OMG you're going to have the BEST summer! I haven't been to NYC in a few years but if I think of anything you'll love I'll be sure to let you know x

    Wonky Lauren

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  3. Google bite lip lab & get an appointment booked for custom lip colour - I done it last year. Great experience - shopping is better that end of Manhattan avoid times sq etc, not what you imagine & tourist trap. There is a tony moly store but I didn't make it that far.
    There is a store close to Empire State Building which is very like a chemist here- they have scented soaps not what you would see in a drugstore but best collection of nail polish I have found - cnd,zoya essie & opi. Will check name & address later for you.Also the milani brand at cvs is quite good

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    1. Yes, I came here to say check out the bite lip lab!

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  4. Duane Reade drugstores are the best-- be warned that NYC can be very hot and humid in the summer!

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

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  5. oo35mm in chinatown for the most amazing asian beauty. there's also a face shop nearby. i'd also recommend a stop into the target beauty section. check out glossier products!

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  6. I really recommend the Twisted Lily fragrance boutique in Boerum Hill in Brooklyn for niche fragrances: http://twistedlily.com/ I got a great little bottle of Christopher Street unisex perfume from there.

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  7. More of a US recommendation than a NYC one, but get your hands on some Glossier while you're in the States. Their cleanser (sold out at the moment) is a unicorn, and their new Phase 2 set is two thumbs up.

    It's been ages since I've been to NYC, but I hear Bite have a shop there where you can make your own custom lip color. Might be worth checking out!

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  8. I absolutely love NYC beauty stores! Ricky's is definitely a great place to start.

    Abigail Alice x | Check out my Carli Bybel Giveaway!

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  9. I didn't get to shop, but if you have the budget, I thoroughly recommend The Musket Room. It's a torment travelling - it's makeup or taste buds...

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  10. I haven't been, but I've always wanted to go to the Bite Lab where you can make your own custom lipstick. It's for sure what I'm doing the next time I'm in the city!

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  11. I would highly recommend checking out the Glossier store downtown and also the Bite Beauty Lip Lab...creating your own custom lip color?? It's as amazing as it sounds. I would also recommend checking out & Other Stories...it's mainly a clothing store but they have an amazing selection of homemade candles and body products, definitely worth a gander. Hope this helps and have an amazing time!

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

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  12. Hi from Manhattan! Beauty 35, Walgreens and Sally's Beauty Supply! Target also gets me every time! Have fun while you're here!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  13. How lucky that you get to spend the Summer in NYC. It's been almost a year since I returned from the big apple and I miss it so much. I can't wait to return!!! Sooner rather than later I hope. Have fun!!

    - Kate xx

    A British Sparkle

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  14. Have fun!! definitely Make the trip to Ulta! Also Ricky's is great!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  15. Take me with you take me with you. Also I think their are some good Korean/Japanese beauty areas - not sure where specifically - but like you said, Tony Moly stores galore!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  16. Woodbury Common is a days jaunt and can be hit and miss but if you have the time it might be worth it. I also follow IG pages 'I Actually Ate That' and 'ThirstyNYC', I always use both when looking for eating/drinking ideas - and there are MANY in NY!!

    I can definitely while away hours around Duane Read, Dean and Lucas, Anthropology, Sephora, Cake Boss Bakery, Magnolia's.......ah man I'm solo jealous. You'll have a fab time what ever you do, personally I like to just wander and find loads of hidden gems (I have been known to pretend I live there when being stopped by tourists asking for directions *cringe* true story!!) enjoy Kerry x

    IG kerryeatscake

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  17. The stand alone Birchbox store is awesome! You'll have lots of fun in there. I can't wait to read about your adventures this Summer!

    www.youarebeaut.blogspot.com

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  19. I'm off to NYC next month, unfortunately not for the whole summer but I will be checking back on this list! I've just booked the Bite Lip Lab from the recommendations yay! x

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  20. If making your own personal perfume scent intrigues you, check out Scenterprises, ltd on E.65th St. You need an appointment, and it's a fun experience developing your own personal fragrance to take with you! Have safe and fun-filled summer

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