New York Beauty Buys

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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6 Comments

  1. February 15, 2012 / 8:12 am

    I love your blog so far 🙂
    And you really did buy a LOT of nail polishes,
    Really appreciate you taking a look at mine xx

  2. February 15, 2012 / 9:07 am

    Like the look of the Wet N Wild in Sparked, have had something like that in my mind recently.

  3. February 15, 2012 / 9:56 am

    OMG ! love everything you got. The dream bouncy blush looks so fun. I hope they’ll release it soon over here…

  4. February 16, 2012 / 9:10 am

    The color from Wet n Wild looks really nice. Tomorrow I’ll go to make some shopping … you remind me that I need some new nail colors. ;))

  5. thalia
    February 20, 2012 / 9:58 am

    Love your recent buys – wish they had a Sephora in the UK! & the bouncy blush looks really fun to work with. Must say, you’ve definitely inspired a nail polish haul from my behalf!
    xxx

    http://www.fashiongalaxiesxo.blogspot.com

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