So, I promised I’d do a post on the bits I picked up in New York, so here they are and a little run down on what I chose and why!
I had a few bits on my list before I went that I really wanted to pick up, funnily enough there were loads of products from Maybelline… which I know is a brand we have here, but many on the products launch there first or may never even make it over the Atlantic.
The two things I picked up were one of the 24hour Color (colour) tattoo and a Dream Bouncy blush. I’ve heard mixed reports on if the Dream Bouncy blushers are making it over the pond – I really, really, really, really, really hope they do as I’m kicking myself for only buying one. I love the colour and texture, they really aren’t like anything I’ve tried before – creamy and light, when you stick your finger in it kinda dents/deflates! Very unusual, but a gorgeous colour for a creamy glowy blush – I really need more of these in my life.
The 24hour color tattoo on the other hand I’m a bit on the fence about, I like the shade but it wasn’t that pigmented and it felt too creamy to really last, but I haven’t given it a full test yet so will wait and see.
I had a couple of other bits on the US Maybelline list…including the Baby Lips lip balms, I hunted all over for these but couldn’t find them ANYWHERE! And of course now that means I want to try them even more than I did before.
I also heard many good things about the Revlon Lip Butters too, so picked one of these up – it was a tough call which colour but I went with Strawberry Shortcake. A fairly bright pink, that applies much sheerer than it looks.
|Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink
In Sephora I picked up a mini bottle of the Urban Decay All Nighter potion, another product I wanted to try for a while but don’t really need a huge bottle – so this mini sized (cost around $11) is ideal. So far, it works really well – setting make-up and making it last.
|Urban Decay All Nighter Mini Spray|
Another product that I have high hopes for coming more widely available over here is Sally Hansen colour products – in the US they really do have an amazing range. I love these Salon Effects, I tried a Zebra print one over Christmas and then fell in love with these bronzy animal print ones too. So I picked a set up.
|Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Kitty Kitty|
Another Sally Hansen purchase, a gorgeous neutral colour that’s good for Spring. I’ve already worn this for a recent nail of the day with the sparkly pink over the top…
|Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect in Sorbet|
More nail colours… yes, I have a problem.
Gorgeous pink from Wet-n-Wild which reminds me of Look Bling, but even cheaper. I think this was around $1.50 – so cheap. The Essie Lux Effect feels like a bargain as they are so much cheaper in the US at around $8 a bottle. I could have been tempted by so many, but held myself back.
Back to Sephora I indulged my weakness for Sephora OPI colours, with two full size glitter/flakie shades – a gorgeous blue and a copper. The coppery colour was reduced to $5… so I had to really!
|L-R: Wet n Wild in Sparked, Essie Luxe Effect in Shine of the Times
OPI for Sephora in Indi-go with the flow (blue) and Don’t be eggnog-ious (copper)
Then I made a little bit of an error and picked up two almost identical colours, one from Wet-n-Wild and one from Revlon. I picked them up at different times, so basically forgot I had already purchased one (oops) and was drawn to them as they look like almost like the silver version of petrol.. when you see all those multiple colours, but with a metallic silver base. The Revlon also has a few pieces of glitter in it. I’ll either do a comparison or include one in my upcoming three year blogging giveaway.
|L-R: Wet n Wild in Gray’s Anatomy and Revlon in Smoldering|
And last but by no means least, I picked up this beauty… which I blogged about back when I confessed my slight addiction to mini nail polish HERE…where I actually described the collection as the ‘holy grail of all things mini’. I was a bit overexcited when I saw there were a couple of these available as thought they would have sold out at Christmas. This was a bit of an indulgence at $48, but totally worth it for a mini-addict.
|The Sephora OPI holy grail of mini nail polish…|
I’ll do a separate post with full reviews/swatches… but overall I’m really happy with the beauty bits I picked up in America. My only regret is maybe not getting another shade of the bouncy blush and that I couldn’t find the Baby Lips.
All bought by me.