For today's post I thought I'd share what I bought when I went to New York last year in an NYC Beauty and Fashion Haul. I bought a few bits from Sephora (of course) and also a little handbag purchase as well as a couple of drugstore bits. So here's what I picked up.
SEPHORA BEAUTY HAUL
SEPHORA FAVOURITES GIVE ME SOME LIP SET
This was one of the last things I picked up in Sephora by the till but its my favourite thing I bought. Inside this lips shaped box are 2 full sized and 4 deluxe mini sized lip products all in lovely pink and warm colours. Items inside are Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment, Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft (mauve pink nude), Lancôme Juicy Shaker in 313 Boom-Meringue, NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (rose pink) , Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out (deep nude) and Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua (dusty mauve) This was a bargain at around $28 with the two full sized items inside retailing for around that each at Sephora. This kit was such a bargain that several other girls on the trip picked up one too. Its sadly sold out now but you can get the new version Give Me Some Nude Lip instead.
My favourites from the kit are the Smashbox liquid lipstick which is lovely and velvety and a gorgeous colour and I also loved Melted Lipstick too but to be fair I have used them all so it was a great buy for someone like me who doesn't own many lipstick and wanted to try a few. I also loved handbag sized products for travelling, another reason I bought it.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Palette
I love my Tartelette Amazonian Clay palette and so headed straight to the Tarte section in Sephora and purchased this stunning Tarte Rainforest of The Sea palette which is full of eight shimmery shades which have such pigment to them they are AMAZING! And the packaging is of course beautiful too. There is also a Rainforest of The Sea Eyeshadow volume II palette too which also looks so gorgeous.
Urban Decay Anti Ageing Primer
I'd wanted to try the Urban Decay Primer potion for ages now and when I spotted it in Sephora in a smaller size to try out I snapped it up. I chose the Anti Ageing one as lets be honest anything to help my eyes is good and so far I really love it. I find it makes my eyeshadow less creased and also last longer so a big thumbs up from me.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss
I bought this simply as I wanted to try something from the Anastasia Beverly Hills collection and I do love a pretty lipgloss instead of a full lipstick. I chose the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in the shade Sunset Strip and although I love the coral tone to it, it is a tad too sparkly for me so I'm a bit disappointed. I'm also not wowed by the texture of the gloss, I found it a bit sticky but maybe I need to try some other products from the ABH collections, so let me know your faves in the comments?
NYC DRUGSTORE HAUL
I only picked up a couple of bits from a Walgreens that I popped into in Times Square.
Along with about 20 bags of sweets I picked up another Essie polish to add to my collection in the shade Chinchilly which is a lilac toned grey colour. I really love the Essie polishes, they go on super easy and have really great coverage.
I also bought these pretty nail embellishments and wraps by Kiss which you can see in action on my instagram.
I loved the ornate gold stickers which I added onto a rose gold nail and coated with a clear top coat and they looked gorgeous.
NYC Handbag Purchase
FURLA METROPOLIS TOTE BAG
I've had my eye on getting a Furla bag for a while and I thought I would most likely go for the classic mini bag but when I spotted this pale pink Metropolis tote I loved it and so went back later that day and bought it. Its pale pink with gold hardware and has a shoulder strap as well as small top handles and it is the cutest thing ever. I love it.
For Spring Summer the Furla style bag is everywhere so now is a good time to invest in one these bags. Furla also do a range of bags with interchangeable flaps meaning you can switch up the look of your bag really easy.
Hope you've enjoyed my NYC Beauty and Fashion Haul. I'd love to know your favourite bits and any product recommendation you have for me from Tarte or Anastasia Beverly Hills too