honey im home!

i have returned from new york! it has been such a whirlwind trip. seems mad to think i flew out on saturday and got back at 8am yesterday. tired is an understatement! as is only fitting to do i thought i would share with you my splurges. even tho i was only there for 3 days shopping can always be squeezed in (however my bank balance has been squeezed to the max!)

first off do not going to duane reade when you have just got off a plane from london. if you haven’t heard of duane reade it is a haven and has all the american drugstore brands plus essie and opi for $8. there was a duane reade not too far from our apartment which meant on the first night i spent about $60 on revlon lip butters and essie nail varnishes. apparently when you want to try something out when tired you logically decide that you need to buy 4 of them to test them sufficiently :P

i don’t buy nail varnishes very often so felt it was okay to let the above happen :P i wore bangle jangle to the wedding which is a lovely soft pale lilac colour. ballet slippers ive always wanted to try and the other too i just couldn’t resist especially with spring hopefully around the corner!

i bought some revlon lip butters too. they are around $8 each as well (tho in my head i was thinking they were $5 so when i got the bill i had a little bit of a heart attack) i wanted to get a couple of everyday shades and a stronger pink and bright pink. can’t wait to give these a try!
next up was sephora. oh sephora. as im a good girl i made myself a list before i went to new york and stuck too it. i also picked up a couple of things for my mum as its her birthday next week. gosh im nice :P


in my stash is FINALLY nars laguna bronzer! was a bit gutted to see it was cheaper at the airport on the way back but i couldn’t wait any longer to get it. i got a backup bobbi brown corrector as im in love with it. also got the present primer as ive heard many a good thing about it. i also got a tarte amazonian clay blush in tipsy. this is a stunning corally pink colour and the colour payoff is insane! i also picked up a sample of makeup forever hd foundation. my skin was so dry in new york that i did not get on with this one bit. im going to wait until it returns to normal at home to try it again


and last but no means least i got creme cup lipstick from mac. how i never have had this before i have no idea but i love it. its such a soft pinky nude that is perfect for every day and occasion!

now i am officially on a spending ban for life! i treated myself as i don’t know when ill next be back in america (as i have no more friends living out there planning on getting married :P) but now the treating is over sadly but i am very excited to try out everything i got! i will be including some wedding pictures on my ‘week in pictures’ post this sunday so keep an eye out for that =)

  • Welcome back!

    I am a recent follower of your blog and I really enjoy reading it. Looks like you got some lovely things!

    I hope you enjoyed the trip. I love New York, I’m so jealous!

  • Wow you got some great things! I’m going to New York in November so I think I’ll make a list too! Was the Mac any cheaper? Look forward to seeing your pics! xx

  • Welcome back! I’d love to go to New York…I’d probably need a suitcase for just my shopping alone ha!

    Love all the polishes especially :) can’t wait to see swatches of the products you bought! xx

  • Welcome home! I love NY, I think I spent most of my time in Duane Reade than I did at the touristy attractions – statue of liberty who!?! lol

    Jen x

  • Wow! You got some amazing products! I love the nail polishes my fave is deffo cute as a button! Hope you had an amazing time! ♥

  • I am desperate to try some of the revlon lip butters! xxx


  • Love the tarte blush, always wanted to try one

  • LOVING your purchases ! I really want to try the revlon lip butters too ! xx


  • Creme cup is the best lipstick ever! X

  • Ballet slippers is one of my all time favorite nail varnishes EVER.
    I literally live in it plus the name is so cute.
    Great haul .


  • I can’t wait to get the Revlon Lip Butters here in the UK! They look so cute.

  • Great haul! I’d love to see a review of The Present. I can never resist Sephora either!!

  • ooooh fab haul! You chose some great Essie colours and I’m so jel you have the lip butters! Gem xxx

    • i am officially in love with the lip butters. wish i got the 5 i initially had in my hands now :p xx