Sunday, 14 February 2016

New York Haul!



If you read my post from last week, you'll know I was taken to New York for my 23rd Birthday. Now everyone knows that when you go to New York, you shop hard. I'm really pleased by the bits I picked up and thought I'd show you all what I managed to gather whilst visiting the Big Apple!





Okay. Admittedly I do not, repeat, do not, need any more candles. I actually have my own candle drawer in our living room, stuffed with candles (much to my boyfriends distaste). But when in New York... I'd never been in a Bath & Bodyworks before but was intrigued so took about exploring. Then I came across the Sale section and that was the most fatal move of all. There was an array of gorgeous, three wick candles all for $10 each. And to be honest? I just couldn't resist. I ended up selecting three. Twisted Peppermint feels like a predominantly Christmas scent so I'm not sure if I can justify lighting this one just yet but this sweet, candy cane scent is irresistible. Red Velvet will join the rest of my baking-esque candles in our kitchen, I'm sure you can guess but it's reminiscent of a creamy red velvet cake that just makes me want to eat it. Joy is a marshmallow-peppermint combination that is simply glorious. I've been such a Yankee Candle fan for so long that I'm actually looking forward to diving into a new brand of candles and where better than Bath & Bodyworks?





Smashbox Primer + Marc Jacobs liner + Lipstick


Because I spent such a stupid amount in Sephora, I was asked if I wanted to spend my 1000 points on an array of miniature goodies. I ended up going with the Smashbox Primer as I've heard ever such a lot of good things about it and the full size prize tag is quite hefty so thought this would be the perfect way to test it out! I've not seen anything incredible with this so far but am still in the process of giving it a go. As it was also my birthday, Sephora gifted me this lovely this Marc Jacobs set with the most perfect plum-pink that is my go to shade and a liner which I've yet to give a try. I don't own any Marc Jacobs products so this was a lovely introduction.

Clinique pop lip colour + primer in plum pop


I really, really enjoy this lipstick. Having tried Nude Pop, I knew I loved the consistency but to me Nude Pop just did nothing for me. I felt like you could barely see any trace of colour so for me it was a bit pointless. Then I came across Plum Pop and ugh, it's just wonderful. This is the typical colour I love to wear and it's even better that it's a primer too, promising longevity and silky smooth finish. Definitely going to be checking out the other Pop shades as I'm a BIG fan.


Sephora Green tea mask & Facial Cleansing Brush

If you've been in Sephora, you'll know what I mean when I say it's so easy to just pop products into your basket without really thinking about it. This was the case with these next two items. I'd been curious about a cleansing brush for a while though the more expensive, electronic sorts that did the work for you. I haven't been in love with this cleansing brush as I don't really feel like I'm getting anything near a deep clean as it just feels like it's skimming your skin more than anything. The green tea mask I have been enjoying however. It feels a bit odd laying the sheet over your face but you soon get used to it and it is SO much easier than smothering on a paste. Will definitely be picking up more when I'm next in a Sephora, there are a whole array of 'flavours' too. 

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette



Ohhh now this is beautiful. This is my first Too Faced palette and I'm certainly not disappointed. I wanted to stick to fairly neutral shades as I'm not really a big eye shadow wearer and when I do it's more browns and gold's. You get nine stunning shades which according to the included guide, can make up three different looks depending on the occasion. I'm actually curious to follow the guide to these looks as I'm no expect when it comes to eye make up and definitely want to take advantage of these beautiful colours. I'm in love with Honey Pot and Silk Teddy and am really looking forward to experimenting with this lovely palette.


Hug Mug




I can guarantee you are probably staring at your screen right now like "whaaaaat...?" Well, that was my exact reaction when I took my Hug Mug out of its box. A hug mug, before I go on, is said to be the perfect way to drink a hot chocolate. The shape is supposedly the best for making the most of every last delicious drop. I was quite taken with this purchase and selected my pure white Hug Mug off the shelf to go pay for. Or so I thought. Upon going to take the photos of my Hug Mug for this post back at home, I realised I had picked up the children's version and had some creepy little chocolate smothered boy running around the surface of my mug. And now I'm not so sure how I feel any more...



New York is easily one of the most amazing places to go shopping and is such an experience, one I'm already desperate to repeat! I hope you've enjoyed this haul and I'll see you next week!

Emily x

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  1. I really want to go into a bath and body works shop as I really would love to own some of their candles!
    Charlotte // http://www.charlottespicks.com/p/blog-sale.html

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  2. OMG that mug is so funny, what a great story for later on you must keep it forever!!
    I can't blame you on the candles either I would have totally got them all, I think Christmas scents are perfect all year long to be honest they are my fave!! XX

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  3. Such nice purchases! I have been wanting to try one of those clinque lipsticks!

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  4. I actually think that the mug is quite cute, haha! But I understand your disappointment, now that you can't change it anymore!
    Patti Shifting Tales

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  5. Wow, you got nice picks there! I like the natural eyes palette! <3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

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  6. Oh. my. gosh. Major envy and excitement all at the same time.
    Those candle scents, mmm. And when I thought I was so excited about that, I laid my eyes upon the smash box and Marc Jacobs items *heart eyes emoji*. How sleek and amazing is the Marc Jacobs packaging - would love to see a review when you’ve given it a go!

    I am automatically a fan of any lip product that will last and not be drying, and that clinique plum colour is giving me some good hope :D I somehow want to get my hands on that green tea mask and oh my gosh, a too faced palette, as well? That bottom right corner chocolate shade looks beautiful too!

    HAHAHA, ok Emily, I think I actually love the Hug Mug even more than I would have if it was just the white one. It’s super cute!!! Haha.
    (P.S. Sorry not sorry for my essay of a comment.)

    Raashi
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  7. I went so crazy when I went to New York because the shops are just so amazing, looks like you got some really great picks!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  8. Great products! Love the too faced palett! :)
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  9. Oh wow major envy going on here!! I need to go to New York just to shop - All the shops you visited are on my list!!

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  10. Just wrote some of these down on my list for when I head to the States!

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  11. Great choice on the trio of festive candles, I can only imagine how gorgeous they smell! I've no doubt you'll have great fun experimenting with the Too Faced palette too; the colours look gorgeous :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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  12. great pictures, love the too faced palette to! :) x x

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  13. OOOH I love the smell of those candles from Bath and Body Works! Great selection! ;)
    Amaal <3
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  14. Can I just be you for a couple of days and own everything on here? From the candles, to everything beauty wise. I've never tried Bath and Body Works since I live in Portugal, so it makes things a bit more complicated, but I can only imagine how good everything smells.

    Also, TOO FACED! Too Faced is so sos o good. Gah! Would love to see a look with everything you bought.

    Ella Pinto xx

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  15. The Bath & Body Works candles rock. I love the Christmas scents that they have. Looks like you had a great New York haul over all. :]

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  16. Oh dear, you made me giggle just a bit with the hug mug. :D such a shame though that it's the childrens version afterall!
    But that Too Faced palette! Mwaaah! I was trying to decide wther to get that one or the Natural Matte palette a few weeks ago. Decided to go for the matte option and I love it to bits, but oh goodie, that one looks so pretty too! I might have to give another chance the next time I'm near a Too Faced counter<3
    Thanks for the haul! New York is really the place to shop!
    Emma xxx

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  17. Oh my dayyys...Emily I love that lipstick a lot. The shade is just so bold, but also soft. That mug is so cute!! I like scented candles too.- It brings some calmness to my home. Great haul for sure, gurl. :)

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  18. Oh, those candles!!! They're my favourite, you will absolutely adore them! I love that palette, it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Tamara xxx

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  19. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Sephora brush after you've tested it a little, I was so close to buying one actually! You have such a good taste in beauty products, I love everything you chose!


    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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  20. The Twisted Peppermint candle is my favorite during the winter!! And I hope you like the MJ products. It's become one of my favorite makeup brands!
    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  21. I'd love to go to NYC one day and do a huge shopping spree! It's seriously the best place for that. Loving everything you have bought. And you can never have too many candles! :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  22. So many nice purchases - I'd love to go to NY someday! That Marc Jacobs lipstick looks heavenly as well!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  23. Wow! One day I'd love to go to New York! Purely for the bath and body works candles!xx

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  24. I am so jealous you've been to Bath and Body Works, I go to Florida this year and it's a must that I visit there!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  25. You can never own too many candles!! :) What an amazing birthday spending it in NY SHOPPING!! That would be a dream! Let me know how you like the smashbox primer, I've heard amazing things about it and I might give it a go if you love it, too! I love the Sephora birthday gifts, too. That's how they got me hooked on Nars eyeliner haha I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday and got so many great things!!

    xo
    Candace
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  26. I love Bath & Bodyworks and bought so many lotions, and body sprays from them last month as they had sales! I'm also addicted to Sephora!

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  27. The Too Faced Natural Eye palette is one of my most reached-for :) I hope you had a fab time! I'm off to New York in a couple of months and Mac Jacobs Beauty is definitely on my wish list xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  28. NYC is definitely the place for shopping till you drop. Love the new illustration on top of your blog!

    xx Yasmin
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  29. I haven't gone to NYC in a while, but I would totally shop a ton as well! Last time I went, I wasn't as into fashion, and now I'm regretting that missed opportunity haha. That Too Faced palette looks absolutely amazing, would love to see a review later on (:

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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  30. great choice of products.
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  31. I love hauls! I am sure when I go to the USA, my bank balance will go minus because there are so many things I want to get :) I couldn't resist these candles too, they are such bargain! Oh no, shame that you picked up the wrong hug mug :( You should find someone to give it away!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  32. Just rereading this, I've realised that I NEED to buy some too faced makeup! Like, now!!!xx

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  33. OMG Yaas to those candles ♥

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  34. You got a lot of great things! I would have picked those candles up too, I can never resist scented candles, especially on sale! :)

    Shame your mug has a design on it when you didn't want one, but it will all taste the same drinking out of it, printed or not, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  35. Great haul! Specially the stuff you got from Sephora :) -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

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  36. I am totally envying your haul. Recently, I have been in search of some really good candles and thanks for the inspiration, honey! Enjoy your goodies to the fullest.

    Chaste & Beautiful

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  37. Really like the look of the Too Faced eyeshadow palette here and the Clinque lipstick! Some gorgeous purchases here!

    Laura xx
    www.shehearts.net

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  38. I desperately want to go to Bath & Bodyworks. It looks amazing! The hug mug is REALLY cute! <3 x

    Christina Marie - xtinagsays.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. The clinique nude pop is my fave! I really wish we had a Bath & Bodyworks in the UK!

    Darriyan x
    http://darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. Great lipstick shades! They look really good quality too.

    Fran Leanne x

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  41. Loving all these goodies - New York must have been wonderful! :)

    Layla xx

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  42. nice haul! I can't wait to go to NY probably next year just to go to Bath & Body Works haha! I am sad ...but apart form that I really love that Too Faced palette too :)

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