New York Recap- Beauty Edition

Hi loves!

I thought I’d share a recap of my New York trip- beauty edition of course! Amidst sightseeing and photo taking, I’ve had a few moments to sneak away to indulge my love affair with makeup.

I stumbled into a Sephora on the first day…what can I say it was near my hotel, but I was legitimately looking for something I can’t get in Canada! The Olivia Polermo x Ciate Smokey Suedes eyeshadow palette.

I saw it online somewhere and fell in love. It’s super chic and sleek in size. Unfortunately, Sephora Canada doesn’t haven’t it and won’t even ship it from the US site. I immediately beelined to the Ciate display.

While the shadows were truly buttery and gorgeous, exactly as a ‘suede’ eyeshadow would feel, I was a bit let down. The colours weren’t as vivid in person and many of them reminded me of taupey and metallic shades found in the Naked 2, Too Faced Natural Matte, and Everything Nice (holiday 2014) palettes that I already own. I decided to be responsible and not buy it.

Next on my list was Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow and liquid lipstick!! We don’t get them in Canada so I headed to Macy’s mid-trip to find them. Being Xmas and being Anastasia, of course many of the liquid lipstick shades were sold out! I was able to snag one beautiful red shade however, and made a custom eyeshadow quad as well. Stay tuned for that!

I must say the customer service at the Anastasia counter was pretty terrible. One employee literally was doing her entire makeup routine in front of a mirror and didn’t acknowledge me. The other two were just standing and chatting.

I needed makeup remover as there were swatches all over my hands (obviously), and when I asked for it one associate handed me a bottle of baby oil in silence-no tissues along with it, and went back to counting stock! It was definitely a WTF moment. The lady who rang me through was pretty nice at least and they only one who was actually helping people. I guess since they know how popular their brand is they feel like they don’t have to try?

On my next stop, I found myself in Chelsea exploring. It’s a super trendy neighbourhood and the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Holmes live there. I even saw Jeff Daniels (blonde guy from Dumb and Dumber) walking with shopping bags from DVF! I loved the Chelsea market.There were so many cute, Etsy-like vendors and the most busy of them was this stand of perfectly sarcastic makeup bags.

Walking along the main strip,a perfume store called Bond No. 9 caught my attention with its gorgeous colourful bottles.

I vaguely recall seeing the name in magazines, and the slightly snooty lady inside informed me it’s a New York company using pure perfumes. This explains their whopping $300 perfumes and $110 candles…I would have loved to bring a bottle home but not at the price! Sticking with my $60 bottle of D&G Light Blue for now.

And it wouldn’t be a trip to NYC without at least seeing Saks. The gorgeous, over the top window displays definitely warranted a midday photo stop!

Another photo below is the even more outrageously fabulous display at Bergdorfs!

It was an amazing trip, and there’s simply too much going on in NY to see everything in 6 days. Can’t wait to go back. I hope everyone had an amazing Xmas!
xo J



  1. December 31, 2015 / 6:15 am

    I’m glad you had a good time! It’s funny you mentioned the customer service in Sephora because when I was in NYC I went to the store near Times Square and they couldn’t even give me the time of day! Such a difference from what we are used to.
    Those makeup bags are amazing! Also, slightly jealous that you saw Jeff Daniels haha
    Again, I’m glad you had a good time 🙂

    • December 31, 2015 / 4:43 pm

      Thanks love!! Yea I think they are just too busy to care haha. Yes the bags were so funny, it was hard to get a photo there was such a crowd around them. Thanks for reading! Happy new year! xo J

  2. December 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    Wow what an adventure! Minus the snooty lady at Macy’s (what an ass). It’s on my bucket-list to stop by NY one day and after seeing those displays it seems as if the holidays may be the best time to do it!

    • December 31, 2015 / 4:42 pm

      Yes it was amazing! A wee bit crowded at times in the main tourist areas, but otherwise great! It really is a magical city at Xmas 🙂

  3. December 31, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    I’m going on a trip to NYC next year, any recommendations on where I should go/places to eat?

    • January 1, 2016 / 1:51 am

      Go to Chelsea!!! Amazing trendy neighbourhood. 🙂 xo

  4. January 17, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    NYC is the best place on earth. I could go every month of the year and wouldn’t tire of it. Lovely photos!!!

    • January 18, 2016 / 4:11 am

      Aww thanks a lot! Yes I loved it!!! xo

Thoughts on this post? Leave a comment my loves!


%d bloggers like this:

Looking for Something?