{Beauty Review} NYC mini Haul

NYC mini haul

Mini Haul

 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.

 NYC mini haul

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?

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