Honey, I'M HOME!
I'm fresh back from New York and 'so totes' in the mood for Christmas. A bit of snow and I'm suddenly all festive!! Yes, it snowed in the Big Apple and yes, I did everything on my cliched list of "things to do in New York" - You can tell by my increased use of exclamation marks (as if I could use any more) that I'm having an awesome holiday season so far and I HOPE YOU ARE TOO!
But before I get too excited and start shouting about Christmas, back to the topic at hand. Definitely a jam-packed but wonderful first-time-in-New-York - here's a little snapshot of what I got up to...
What on earth am I doing? Read on, dear reader, read on!
Clockwise from top left:
- Standard New York Skyline, the Empire State Building at night.
- Being all 'Home Alone' at The Plaza
- Twirling around in Central Park on a snowy day
- Going to see The Knicks at Madison Square Garden (I bought a giant foam finger and a Knicks cap too!)
- Making new pals in the snow..
- The legendary Xmas tree at The Rockefeller Centre.
And, as is custom with all my holiday posts, of course I'm going to tell you about the beauty buys I found!
Much to the pain of Mr FV, I spent a good hour running around the beauty aisles in Duane Reade - a popular New York drugstore chain and I came across some stuff which wasn't available in the UK. That's right people - we're looking at an exclusive here!!
Voila! To add to my Maybelline Babylips collection, I picked up this Dr Rescue version which is medicated with Menthol to sooth sore lips. (Perfect for my wind-chapped lips, New York was friggin cold!)
The Dr Rescue Range is an extended range from the popular original Baby Lips collection and also comes in various colours - mine is Peach Kiss which is a light beige shade on my lips. Mwah, take that winter lips!
I also got two Maybelline Dream Bouncy blushers - mainly because they sounded FUN! Also - when you touch them, you find out they ARE fun. They're squidgy, like memory foam - it's such a shame that the Dream Bouncy Blush is better applied with a brush rather than your fingers, I couldn't resist poking it.
They apply like a powder, but have the gleam and glow of a cream blush. Great for anyone who isn't very good at applying liquid or thick cream blushers!
Oh - and this Jordana Color Tint Blush stick - only 2 dollars!!
Its a blendable cream stick which is easily striped onto cheeks for a healthy looking "just went for a jog in Central Park" flush.
I'm really liking cream blush at the moment, I find it just looks a bit perkier and bit more glowy? (though for more thoughts on Glow, see here)
I'll be doing a review on these soon, so you can see how they look on the face!
Oh - and one more Maybelline special (hey, you just have to stock up on Maybelline when you're in New York!) - I found this lovely Maybelline Color Whisper lipstick. It's light and sheer, like a lip balm but with better packaging- I just wish I'd bought more colours!
And if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see that I also bought a load of clothes, a necklace and a new handbag - but this has been a long enough post! I'll spare your eyes and save that for a fashion post after Xmas. (assuming I still fit into them all!)
And there's the New York adventure round-up done! Complete. Finito.
Back to normal posting but stay tuned -as I approach my one-year blog anniversary, I'll be planning some sort of reader giveaway! Can I get an oh yeahhhhhh?
I'm so ridiculously excited and happy that it's Christmas but most of all - I hope you are too! Christmas is the one time of the year where JOY should rule supreme (along with merriness and a lotta mulled wine.) Oh and presents ;)
Happy holidays to you all.
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