New York Haul || Sephora, Drugstore & More





Before you ask, no: I didn't go to New York :( my boyfriend went (without me. On Valentine's Day.) so I asked him to pick me up a few bits. I was a little bit gutted that so much of the drugstore stuff I'd wanted was apparently impossible to track down (I was so sad I couldn't get the Lorac Unzipped palette), however I still have some stuff to show you!

My Sephora products were apparently really easy to find. My boyfriend got me the Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara, which I'd heard so many good things about! You can get this in the UK through QVC but as it was considerably cheaper over there I thought I might as well ask him to pick it up for me. I'm currently using this pretty much every day as the look it creates isn't too dramatic. Whilst you can get a tiny selection of the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes in the UK (again off QVC), I loved the look of Captivating, which you can only get by ordering through Sephora US. It certainly didn't disappoint and now I'm kicking myself for not getting my hands on some more colours. Captivating is a stunning bright peach matte shade.

Also from Sephora was the Youtuber favourite: the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I think this product is so worth the hype and the price tag so far. You get the most intensely pigmented black line, the nib is soft and you can be really precise. Finally he also got me the MAC 217 Brush. I was more wanting to get stuff that isn't available in the UK but I asked for this if he couldn't get some of the other products as I'm not sure I'd have paid the UK price for it! Saying that it is an excellent brush I find myself using every day so now I can't imagine doing my eyeshadow without it!

The only drugstore products it was possible to get hold of were the Almay Lip Butter in Nude Light-Medium, which is a really wearable everyday colour on me. He also managed to get me the Wetnwild Colour Icon Palette in Comfort Zone, which I've heard some great things about! I now have a couple of these and the quality is fantastic at such a low price.

Finally, he got me not one but two of my all-time favourite Yankee Candle that was discontinued in the UK: Banana Nut Bread. It's absolutely heavenly and now I can finally burn the tiny amount I have left of my original that I'd been conserving!

Even though I didn't get everything I wanted, I'm super-impressed my boyfriend managed to pick out exactly what I wanted and not get a single product wrong! And he did also try very hard to get the other things, there seemed to be some real stock issues though. Apparently there were about a million Duane Reade stores but none of them had a good selection and there wasn't really an Ulta anywhere in New York!

Let me know what you think of my purchases! Which would you like to see reviews and posts on?

 


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46 comments

  1. Good on you, making your boyfriend get some bits for you! If my boyfriend went to new York without me I'd 1. kill him and 2. give him a shopping list of everything from Sephora! The products you got look fab! x

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    1. Haha! He managed to get all the Sephora stuff- I'm now wishing I'd got a few more Tarte blushers! xx

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  2. Your boyfriend managed to get you some fab bits, I really want to try the Amazonian Clay blushers - I’m hoping that when I go Spain the Sephora there will stock some :) The Yankee candle sounds divine - love to see some reviews on the Tarte items :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. They really are amazing :) and I will be posting reviews soon! xx

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  3. Fair play to your boyfriend for picking up all these bits and not giving up after not finding the drugstore stuff you wanted (mine woudl have definitely stopped after the tiniest hurdle haha). I'd love to see reviews on the Tarte products as it's a barnd I'm dying to try out x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Haha! He did well. They're such amazing products! xx

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  4. Aww what a trouper your boyfriend is! I bet the banana nut bread yankee candle smells heavenly! xo

    Lauren // The Beauty Ideal

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  5. I'd be sooo gutted I couldn't go! I love Yankee Candles and the banan nut bread one sounds heavenly (now I want to go to NYC just for that!)

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. I was quite gutted we didn't get to go together :( xx

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  6. If you ever come to NYC :) we grab a coffee and go shopping together hehe I know few places :) love the wet n wild palette :) one f the best :):):):) enjoy ur goodies! :)

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  7. Awww your boyfriend got you some really good lovly stuff! i bet i bet the banana nut bread smells wonderful! x

    my perfume collection http://ladyshazbeauty.blogspot.com/2015/02/perfume-collection.html

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  8. I want the mac 217 brush i have heard nothing but good reviews! Those yankee candles sound amazing too! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  9. Banana Bread candle sounds so yummy! I'd love to go to New York!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  10. Loving the wet and wild palette and I've been wanting the Kat Von D liner for so long now!

    cottonandcandie xx

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  11. When my boyfriend went over to the US I gave him a little list but he couldn't find much of it either! I'm glad you managed to get some things, some of them look amazing, I can't wait to see a review! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Aww how annoying - you go all that way and can't get anything you wanted! xx

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  12. Good effort on your boyfriend for tracking down these bits, doubt mine would do that for me probably only get a couple. You got some lovely bits, I want to try the tarte mascara also x
    em // emandhan xo

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    1. Haha aww. And the Tarte mascara is great :) xx

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  13. I really want to go to New York one day! You got some lovely things and I can't wait to see reviews, especially on the Wet n Wild palette. The candles look like they'd smell amazing too.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Aww me too - and a post is planned soon :) xx

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  14. Wow - good on your boyfriend for being a trooper and hunting down what he could for you :) I don't think he will be leaving you on Valentines again! Love the look of all the products that he managed to pick up for you - looking forward to reading your reviews of them :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Professional 15 Piece Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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    1. Haha! Yeah he did pretty well tbh :) xx

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  15. He went without you? How mean! I absolutely love the sound of that Yankee Candle x

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    1. I was quite upset lol. The candle is amazing xx

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  16. Tarte blush all the way!

    www.emilyroseperrin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's now one of my favourite ever blushers! xx

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  17. So jealous of your boyf, as of last month New York is by far my favourite city in the world. Love! On the plus side, he brought you back some amazing bits. Would love to know what you think of the Kat Von D liner, I bought it in New York and have mixed feelings but so many people love it. Also, that Tart Blush... gorgeous :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. I so want to go! I love the Tarte blusher - it's stunning and applies perfectly! xx

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  18. The banana nut candle sounds amazing! I've read some great things about Kat Von D's beauty range and can't wait to try it. I hope I have time to visit Sephora when I go to Florida in July!

    Roxie ♥
    http://thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's so beautiful! And I hope you can as there are so many brands that are hard to get/you can't get at all in the UK! xx

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  19. It's a shame your boyfriend couldn't get you all the things you wanted him to, boo! I recently got the Wet&Wild palette and I'm so impressed with these eyeshadows! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I know - nowhere seemed to be well-stocked! I'm going to be trialling the palette this week :) xx

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  20. Shame you couldn't go with him, but at least he got you a few things from your shopping list! I really want to do a big road trip of America before I'm 30... and yes, shopping will be involved.

    alicered.co.uk

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  21. Shame you couldn't go to NY with your boyfriend but it's not all bad. You got some great goodies. I would love to go to the US and get my hands on brands like Tarte, Lorac and Kat Von D. Would also love to try Wet n Wild. It's supposed to have great products. Looking forward to reviews. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  22. Wow! I can't believe you got so many amazing things!
    I remember when Wet'N Wild first came out, no one, and I mean no one liked it. The quality was poor, and even as a budget, not worth it. Now they fixed everything and everyone is dying for it. Haha. How time has changed!



    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Yeah I'm really impressed with that little palette! xx

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  23. I recently picked up gifted And I agree, gives a very natural look x Bean's Beauty Blog

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