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Monday, June 06, 2016

NYC Beauty Hit List

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In a month, yes a month, I head over to NYC for the Summer and I couldn't be more excited if I tried. I've made list upon list and all but planned every waking second in the city that never sleeps. One area I haven't been all that pedantic about is what I plan on purchasing in terms of beauty items; sure I've tucked away dollars for various eateries but beauty products not so much. With past Sephora and Drug Store experiences under my belt, I know that planning is fruitless; I become a little manic and seem to just add all the things to my basket and hope I have brought enough money along for the trip. This time around I can't promise to have more self control but I will try, with that in mind I do have a few things I wouldn't mind bringing back home in my suitcase.

1, I own a good few Colour Pop Matte Liquid Lipsticks and let me tell you that they are all that and then some. So much so that I am going back for more and a few highlighters and maybe, just maybe a few gel liners too.

2, A few months ago I attempted to order a few Kylie lip kits, I then foolishly assumed my order was successful but the next day the refunded money - that's what I get for assuming (you make an ass out of you and me eh?). As so many Brits have been hit with custom charges, I guess not receiving my order was a blessing in disguise as that won't happen in the U.S - heck I may purchase an extra kit in celebration.

3, Admittedly my Anastasia Beverly Hills wish list is a little more lengthy than I'd like it to be but as everything is often sold out, I doubt I'll be taking home one of everything. However should my luck be in and my bank balance is looking flush, I wouldn't mind owning one of the highlighting kits, a few eyeshadows, the newest brow pencil and to finally get my hands on the liquid lipstick in neon coral.

4, The two scents I am hoping to snag in Duty Free are Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess (of course) and the new Marc Jacob Splash in Rain. I'm not sure if the latter is actually an option as I fear this may be a Debenhams exclusive but if you are in the market for a new, light and fresh Summer fragrance I recommend trying out both. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess is a creamy, tropical, coconut based concoction and Marc Jacobs Rain Splash is crisp, aquatic and extremely refreshing.

5, I'm sure I have mentioned my reasons for holding off from all but blowing my savings in Le Labo in the past? Essentially there is not a Le Labo counter in Scotland so as such I haven't been able to try any of the scents in person, and when you are splashing out close to £100 on any product you most certainly want to try before you buy. I have no idea what fragrance nor candle I will walk away with but I am sure something woody and aromatic will worm its way into my affections. Suggestions on a postcard please.

6, So MAC eyeshadows are a mere $6 in the good ol' USA and there is a counter within the terminal I fly home from. Tax free, cheap as chips MAC make-up count me in...well if I have any money left at the end of my trip that is. It's been so long since I bought a MAC eyeshadow but I am keen to create a custom palette once again. What is your all time favourite MAC eyeshadow? Feel free to enable me.

7, I've just noticed that the Victoria Secret Body Mists have underwent a rather flashy face-lift and as such I simply must have one or two - they are great for quickly freshening up with throughout the day and smell amazing, I promise it's not always about the packaging. I also need to pop in-store to finally grab a pair of the iconic pink and white stripe pj's and fully earn my Instagram stripes.


Should I add anything else to my list, you know the list I'm probably going to forget or completely ignore anyway?



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