Beauty And Accessories Haul

Hey ladies!

So here we go, a little compilation of all the things that I picked up in the Big Apple. I picked up some underwear and sports bra from VS as well, but I don’t quite feel like splashing my underwear up here quite yet!

I was really chuffed with what I picked up and had a lovely time browsing all the shops. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll actually be able to look and buy something in all those fancy shops on 5th Avenue.

Two things I love the most in the world (bar beauty of course) are book stores and meditation. I’ve been really into meditation for helping my anxiety over the last 6 months, and I have an old book I’ve been jotting my meditations down in, but it is quite past its best, to say the least. I saw this journal, and although I’m not, it really resonated with me. It’s gorgeous and each page has an inspiring quote on it for you to meditate on. I had to have it and it’s going to be my 2014 meditation journal to help me through the good times and the bad.I miss that book store already.

I love inspiring quotes! You should see the length on my pinterest board dedicated to them! I have cards and magnets like this from all over the world and I really need to gather them all together and get them stuck up around my mirror. I think that that is going to be my creative project for the weekend. Sometime when I’m having a bad day I just like to look through them all and feel motivated.

Of course, being a beauty addict, I didn’t just visit one, I visited multiple ones across the city, including the flagship store in Sq on 14th St.

Can you say heaven?

I spent many happy hours browsing all the brands and swatching to my hearts content. I only wish I could have brought more back, but hand luggage only can be quite a pain in the butt when it comes to such things! I was really impressed by the upbeat atmosphere of the stores and the super helpful and friendly staff. I really enjoy being in them, and they always send flutters through my little beauty bloggers heart.

Eventually I narrowed down my choices to a few things that have been on my list. I picked up the Perfect Hair Day from Living Proof, partially because of the amazing Jennifer Aniston’s support for the brand, and partially because my favourite, loves the stuff and her hair is the epitomy of incredible.

Another Youtuber enabled purchase was the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara which I am super excited to try out, as you all know, I love me some fake looking lashes! I love the packing of this, it’s so girly and fun.

I was really impressed by the colours and lightness  so I picked up the colour Berry Blast, which I am hoping is going to be a perfect light stain on it’s own and a layering piece for under berry toned blushes. Very excited to work out the correct method to use this stuff.

Lastly, I’ve been wanting to try some high coverage concealor’s for ages to help cover some of the old acne scarring on my cheeks. I’ve heard great things about this one, and also about the MUFE HD one, but something about this one just called my name. I love the packaging and am keen to test it out in the next few weeks.

I don’t think that I missed a drugstore in all! Seriously I made sure to visit all of them, including some hidden gems etc, you name it, I visited it. I have to say that I was super impressed, they have so many fun brands and it was great to play with things that I’ve never heard of! I picked up:  a tube of my favourite mascara, L’Oreal Shocking Extensions; the much hyped up Blush (my god was this hard to find) and Liquid Eye Eyeliner; and one of the bronze Maybelline Colour Tattoo Pigments, which I imagine will be out here soon.

When nail polishes cost 8 here, and $8 , there is no way that you aren’t coming home with a few right? I stocked up on some bright colours for S/S, which for some reason I have non of at the moment! Very keen to try out the Zoya brand because I was so impressed with the bright colour range. I also picked up a bottle of Seche Vite because it still is the best topcoat I’ve ever tried.

my favourite department store ever. I was absolutely blown away by it. Take me back!

In all honestly, there were so many amazing jewellery brands there I was caught up for forever looking and admiring them all. One brand I would up purchasing, a stacking bracelet brand that works with reclaimed metal to create unique pieces that all have a positive energy identity. I love the whole concept, and as I love brands that you can collect things from, this was a dead ringer for my soul. I picked up the feather and serpent in russian gold because I know they will clash beautifully with some silver pieces in my collection. Currently having a browse of the website and hoping for international shipping soon!

Finally, I could not resist this adorable little mug that I picked up. I love tea in in my country, but not here, isn’t that odd?!

I hope you enjoyed my haul! I love stores and I can’t wait to go back. They just do everything better in my opinion: clothes, food, department stores. Bliss.