Gifts from NYC!

Friday, 5 June 2015

Recently, my sister took a trip to NYC (no, I'm not jealous!), and she bought me back some lovely treats. I love getting the chance to try things that aren't available here in the UK, so it was really fun to see what she had picked out for me!

Lauren bought me back an EOS (Evolution of Smooth) Lip Balm in 'Strawberry Sorbet'. This smells amazing, so sweet and delicious, and it makes my lips feel so soft. I was also recently sent one of these by XOXO Meaghan (read about it in my post here), and I can absolutely see what the hype is over them. They are so convenient and the sphere shape makes them so fun and unique, plus the fact that they come in a rainbow of colours and 'flavours'.
She also picked me up this awesome Perfumed Top Coat polish from Urban Outfitters! It is in the scent 'Sweet Sugar'. At first, I wondered how this would work, but after applying it and letting it dry I was actually amazed at how non-nail polish smelling it is. It really does smell sweet, and I also found that it dries very quickly, too! I love it!

We used to have a Sephora in Southampton some years ago and I have missed it ever since it closed down, so I am delighted that Lauren has chosen something for me from Sephora. She gave me this Pearl Fiber Face Mask!
I haven't used this yet as I am saving it for a special occasion, but the packaging is so perfect! I love the shape and I really like that the mask comes in its own cardboard sleeve. Fiber masks are my favourite kind as they are so simple to apply and leave next to no mess. I am really looking forward to using this and getting the skin benefits that it promises, including ; skin luminosity, even skin tone and blemish minimizing power!

 I was also over the moon to see that Lauren had bought me a Contour & Blush palette from BH Cosmetics! I have ordered from the BH website before and used a few of their palettes and the quality is impeccable, so I am very pleased to add this one to my collection.
I love to use the darkest brown powder to contour and sculpt my cheekbones, nose and temples before applying my foundation and I have really enjoyed using the blushes, too. I find the powders so light and buildable. They blend well and have great staying power.

Knowing me as well as she does, Lauren also bought me back a bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Hearts! They taste amazing and I'm actually pretty proud that I have managed to make them last this long, haha! They are all individually wrapped in cute foils and are super addictive!
I am so happy that Lauren also picked me out the new Victoria Secret Body Mist. I have quite a large collection of the VS fragrances and I always like to get my hands on new additions, so this is a total winner for me! 'Love Addict' is a sweet fragrance infused with wild orchid and blood orange. I love the bottles of the body mists, they are so feminine and look adorable lined up on my beauty table!

Lauren has her own blog, too, where she has written all about her trip to NYC. You can see it here .

*Thank you Lauren, for all the amazing gifts. Let's go to NY together next time!*


  1. I love trying out new contour palettes, that one looks sweet!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  2. The EOS flavour sounds gorgeous! I've never tried one as they're so pricey in the UK! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty