Monday, 28 March 2011

Big trip to the BIg Apple!

Last week I was in NYC to celebrate my mates birthdays (the Lee sisters). We spent most of our time eating delicious food and partying.

Me being a make up fiend, I had to get my beauty fix, so while the Lee's caught up with beauty sleep, I spent my spare hours in Sephora, Bloomingdales, Duane Reed and everywhere in between that sells beauty products.

I wish our pharmacies were more beauty focused like the USA and the rest of Europe, there are the odd few (a cool pharmacy on Great Portland Street) which sell NUXE and ART DECO but the majority are just so boring!

I also prefer the sales assistants on make up counters/pharmacies abroad, they are so friendly, full of knowledge and passionate about the industry they are working in (they remind me of me when I used to work in make up). I find that a lot of counter staff over here can be rude, judgmental and they definitely lack overall beauty and product knowledge (have found this on MAC counters and this kills me to say, but also a lot of Space.NK's, whereas the girls in Space.NK in NY were superb!!). The staff in Space.NK where I live are clueless, they are so clueless that I have even enquired about part time in-store work with them because I feel like the store will eventually close down because they don't appear to be making any money.

Do you guys prefer to buy your make up online or in-store? While you think about it, check out the highlights of my NYC trip in pictures.

My view everyday

My breakfast and hourly snacks

Pretty pigment glitters at FACE Stockholm store!

Pretty blushers at FACE Stockholm
The cream blush and eyeshadow I bought (which I'm using as a blusher)
Glorious tinted moisturisers
The KORRES stand in Sephora

Corrector palettes at FACE Stockholm

Highly pigmented eyeshadow range by FACE Stockholm

OMG, amazing! We need these in the UK
Me and Lee dying over our Pinberry order
I wish mascaras all showed their brush like this

Erm, hello! I need this supersize in guava!

Josie Maran Argan Oil Lipglosses! I WISH I bought them!!

Tarte Cosmetics stand! The Amazonian blushers are stunning!

The adorable French Bulldog who resides in the same building as Lizzie Lee


  1. I WANT THE ARGAN OIL LIPGLOSSES!!! I haven't even heard of them!! LOOOVVVEEE the doggy the most though, YUM! xxx

  2. I really wish Sephora would come back to the UK!

  3. Me too!!!!

    I think the UK is finally ready for it now.x

  4. I double what Lucy said!! LOL xx

  5. Hahaha, I'm sure it will be back soon Summer.xx

  6. Looks fabulous, you need a bottomless pit of money with all those goodies to buy xx

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