New York Photo Diary

Thursday, 30 October 2014

For old times sake, I thought I'd do a photo diary style post today as I used to always do these after my trips!

I didn't take my camera out with me every day but I managed to take some snaps on the last few days. I loved walking through the streets of Soho and Greenwich village. We saw pumpkins on front porches, dog walkers out and about and Halloween decorations a plenty!

We also managed to run down to the water in time for the sunset which was absolutely beautiful. We had a great view of the Freedom Tower and the Statue of Liberty! 

We stayed at my friend Keisha's apartment for 3 nights and then stayed for 2 nights at Citizen M hotel. The hotel was perfect for what we needed and the view from the bed was the best way to wake up in the morning. The whole room was operated by a tablet which changed the room's 'theme', changed lights, temperature, TV... everything! 

Here's a list of some great food & drink places we visited; Nourish Kitchen, Hu's Kitchen, Gansevoort Market, Dean & Deluca, Stumptown Coffee, Argo Tea, Koi Sushi, Badokan. 

The shops I loved browsing in were; Brandy Melville, Kate Spade Saturday, the beauty department of Urban Outfitters (by Macy's) and Steve Madden.

Part two of my vlog is going up tonight at 6.30pm and my haul will be up Sunday morning at 9.30am so stay tuned! 
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

As you have probably guessed by now, I'm in New York! (well I'm technically back now). I went for a long weekend with one of my best friends and we had the BEST time. 

I vlogged the entire trip and have split it into two parts. So here's part 1, which basically just consists of shopping, eating, more shopping and more eating. 

Enjoy! And don't forget to check back on Thursday for part 2! 
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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

I always like to pop into a Kiko store when I see one and without a doubt I always come out with something I'm excited about! 

I recently did a post about Kiko's contour and highlight kit and compared it to Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze & Glow. Well it seems that Kiko have once again taken inspiration for the luxe players and created a palette that really reminds me of Tom Ford's Congnac Sable and Charlotte Tilbury's Dolce Vita. 

There are four shades; an all over light shimmer, a red-toned bronze, a dark brown shimmer and a lighter highlight. I don't tend to use light highlighting eyeshadows, but all of the other three shades are winners in my books. The quality of Kiko products is outstanding for the price and I'm always blown away. 

The "Essential Brown" eyeshadow palette is part of their Autumn/Winter Daring Game collection and it's a really great little palette for those who like to do a brown smokey eye. At £14.90 it's much more affordable than both the Tom Ford and Charlotte Tilbury, so although it's maybe less special without a gold glitter, it's a nod in the right direction. 

What do you think of the Kiko Essential Brown eyeshadow palette? 

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Monday, 27 October 2014

There's nothing that makes me happier than seeing friends doing well and this time I'm talking about the wonderful happy-machine that is Ruth Crilly. The lady that could make me laugh in any situation has launched her own line of dry shampoo. 

The beauty industry is heaving with products but the one thing there is definitely room for is a new dry shampoo. There are a few good ones here and there, but so far nothing has blown me away. 

Colab comes in 5 scents; topical Rio, fruity New York, floral Paris, classic London and oriental Tokyo. I actually like all the scents but my favourites are London and New York. Like with any dry shampoo, the best way to use it is to spray from a slight distance and you can use this when your hair is feeling greasy or if you just want a bit of volume and texture. The formula is the most invisible I've tried and having brunette hair, this is something that is really important to me! 

All the dry shampoos come in travel sizes which is great as a handbag staple. The range is incredibly affordable, the miniatures are £2 and the full size are £3.50 - bargain! You can buy them from Feel Unique, Superdrug and Beauty Mart.

I'm so proud of Ruth and I can't wait for everyone to try this amazing product! 
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Sunday, 26 October 2014

It's that time of the month again, man they come round quickly! I'm rounding up some of my favourite products of the month so hide your purses and get ready for some beauty raving! 

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