hey everyone, how I've missed you all!! Ive been back from my holiday for about 24 hours now, I'm still on US time and have been at work all day so I'm really zoned out right now! But i said i would get round to blogging asap for you!
I didn't buy as much as i thought i would, mainly because it wasn't that much cheaper than here, partly due to the exchange rate, but i still managed to spend a chunk of change!
For me holidays start at the airport, there were loads of sales on perfumes and i picked up Ghost 'deep night' 75ml for £24!! It was 40% off! There was loads of make up but no real bargains so i thought i would save my money for when i got out there.
Our plane touched down at 2pm US time on the Thursday so we still had plenty of shopping time! We went to Bloomingdales (which was pants) but I made my way to the MAC counter and got HK tippy blush & 214 shader brush. Loads of the HK range was sold out :(
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Next stop the benefit counter. I have a place in my heart for benefit and wanted the new coralista blush, i decided to get lipscription too. Id wanted this for a while so took advantage of it being a bit cheaper! One tube is a lip exfoliator and the other is a balm, i used this for the first time last night and loved it! Will help lipstick look really sleek.
We made our way over to Zara, which was more expensive than home so i skipped buying anything in there! By now we were really tired so we went to Bubba Gumps Shrimp Co. for dinner in Times Square which was right by our hotel. I'm so in love with this place!! Its based on the film Forrest Gump, they have a bench with his running shoes and a box of chocolates for you to pose on, the menus are on ping pong paddles, the food is even served on newspaper from the same time (obvs not the manky old stuff but the articles are from the time), the music playing is in the same era and they even have signs on the table to get your waitresses attention....
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By the time we had finished it was about 2am(UK time) and we had been up since 5am the day before so we headed back to the hotel for some well needed beauty sleep!
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Friday was Macys day!! For anyone who hasn't been, you should go, everything is under one room and it takes up a whole block! I got some more mac...blonde & natural MSF's and i love how light these are! I didn't see any clothes that caught my eye but my friend did! 2 hours later, we walked out the front doors and right across the street was Sephora.....HEAVEN!! I really don't understand why we dont have sephora in the UK anymore, it has everything under one roof, make up, perfume, skin care. I got lots of Nars here....mainly, laguna/orgasm sin/casino duo's, striptease (classic) & sabrina. I also got Juicy Couture perfume set...yum! We have a serious lack of juicy in the UK, if you can find it, its so expensive! I also went to a couple of drug stores but the only thing i bought was some burt bee's stuff (which again i so over priced here), there was nothing there that i really though was different from everything i already have. I really wanted to go to sally's but i couldn't track it down :( My friend that was with me isn't really into make up so i couldn't spend hours looking round a shop as it wasn't really fair, next time, makeupaholics only!
Saturday & Sunday were our sight seeing days as we had pre bought 'New York Pass' thingys which got us free and fast track entry into all the top attractions. It was about £80 for a 2 day pass and no queue's either!! Saturday we started at Central Park and went to the Zoo, Rockerfella Centre & Top of the Rock deck, New York Sky Ride (a rubbish simulator thing in the empire state building-dont waste your time or $36, thank god it was free!) Empire State, NY Public Library (just for the sex in the city factor!) & Madame Tussuards. Sunday, we got a bus tou downtown, through China Town, Soho, Little Italy, West Village, we got off at Ground Zero (which was eerily quiet) and the carried up the east side of Manhatten & back to Times Square. In the afternoon we had the Sex in the City Tour which i L-O-V-E LOVED! Saw loads of spots, had a cupcake from magnolia bakery and cosmo's in Scouts Bar!! We also went to a shop called Century 21, now they call themselves 'New York's best kept secret' but in my opinion they could stay secret!! I'd compare it to TK Maxx but on a really bad day. Although they did have a clinque & chanel counter! A clinique I managed to pick up a full sized 3 step plan with matching travel sizes for just $50! Plus because i spent over $21.50 i got a free bag of goodies!! I'd never tired the 3 step plan but my friend swears by it so thought id give it a go. I used it for the first time last night and totally love it. My skin felt amazing when i woke up today, so worth the money and i will be using it for a long time. On the Sunday it started snowing and locals were telling us 10 inches of snow was expected. Now, being from England and the most snow id ever seen was about a month ago, i wasn't expecting much at all, but when we walked out of our hotel the next morning, it was so magical!! Id been saying for months before i hoped it would snow while i was out there and i got my wish! It was the first snow fall for 5 years in New York!! Everything carried on as normal though, public transport and cabs still ran, all the shops were still open. They have people shovelling it off the sidewalks so you can carry on your day! By the time i got to take some pictures most of it had been cleared :(
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Most flights out of JFK were cancelled but we were one of the lucky ones who managed to escape!! An amazing holiday and my second time to New York was just as good as the first. I would highly recommend a long weekend there!!
I even bumped into the boyf!!
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