In October 2015 I went to the states for the very first time for work reasons but I decided I wanted to make my trip a little bit longer. I went the weekend before my expected arrival in the office and left the Sunday after. I had agreed to meet up with a new friend I made whilst I was in Seoul, South Korea in New York City. Obviously I was über excited to see New York but more so to see what I can pick up in terms of beauty items. I have already shared the items I got from Victoria secret but I also checked out Sephora where I grab a Bobbi brown foundation stick (wrong shade), then I hit up target (which we don’t have in UK) and got me some Burt’s Bees lip crayon, body butter, gel nail polish and L’Oreal true match foundation.
Review & First Impressions
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick – When I went into Sephora and the nice gentleman did the test match, he said my match was N4, I assumed there was only one N4 like you have only one NW45 for MAC. After letting the foundation settle on my face for half an hour I checked myself in the mirror and it was still there (perfect match) looked as if I was not really wearing any makeup on which I love. Went to the Sephora section that had Bobbi Brown and grabbed my N4, paid and never looked back. Fast forward to when I returned to my hotel to find I had picked N4 natural and it was waaay too light for my skin tone. I couldn’t go back because I was in new jersey and I was flying back to the UK the following day. I have kept the foundation and will not be exchanging it, instead I am wearing it then adding my MAC foundation powder so I am not looking like a ghost. I did love the texture and longevity of the foundation stick though.
L’Oreal True Match (Cappuccino n8) – because of my blunder with Bobbi Brown, I headed to Target and managed to get this L’Oreal true match super-blendable makeup. This liquid foundation is absolutely perfect for my skin tone and blends really well. I am not exactly big on makeup but this got a 5* from me, 1st I got the correct colour, 2nd it looks nice on me and 3rd it’s just perfect and what the doctor ordered.
Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon (Redwood Forest) – Another Target product I managed to pick up, when I wore it recently my sister thought I was wearing my Ruby Woo from MAC. It is such a lovely crayon, it’s 100% natural and though it transfers easily it didn’t dry out my lips which for me is a huge thumbs up.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – You all love my love for Sally Hansen nail polish so it is no surprise that I picked this one up but a little bit of a surprise because it’s not my usual go to colour. I was never worn a nude nail polish before so this is totally new on me. I am actually wearing it right now and it does look nice even on my skin tone. I loved that it was easy to apply and even more awesome was it dried pretty quickly. I am not sure how long it will last but if it lasts longer than 7 days then I will mention on the blog in my next manicure monday post.
There you have it folks, my mini NYC haul, though I do not really wear make-up and don’t paint my nails weekly I do like to do it now and again (when I remember I am a girl who loves to look good).
What are your favourite items from my mini NYC haul?