Well, after all my planning & preparation, to say my shopping 'haul' from New York was a bit disappointing is a huge understatement!!
A lot of the makeup I was after was sold out in many (many!!!) Sephora stores & even though we went into pretty much every CVS & Duane Reade we passed (so yeah, a LOT!), the displays were nearly always empty so I didn't get everything from there either.
Here's the few pieces I did pick up....
From Sephora, I only managed to snag a mini Sephora mascara for $5 (from the Aisle of Temptation! You'll know if you've been there!!) & an Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, which was $18. From CVS I bought two lipsticks from Wet n Wild for a couple of dollars each (which are surprisingly good & give MAC a run for their money!) I also picked up a MAC lipstick in Call the Hairdresser from Macy's from the rudest sales assistants I've ever had the 'pleasure' to come across.
I desperately wanted to find the E.L.F. store but the address we had, after traipsing up & down this sodding street several times in torrential rain, we discovered had closed down, grrrrr!!! So I thought that'd be a no-go but then I found a small display of products in Old Navy & picked up 2 each of the brushes shown here (one set for my daughter) & a BB cream. However, apart from the MAC & one of the WnW lipsticks, everything else is as yet unused waiting to be reviewed so watch this space!!
I didn't find one single bag that I liked enough to warrant spending a few hundred dollars on & no clothes were to be found either. Anything I found that I did like, I knew I could buy cheaper here so I left them! To be honest, we spent most of our money on bits for the kids!
But the one thing I did buy that I really wanted & is now my pride & joy, was my Tissot watch. However, this was bought from Duty Free at Heathrow so doesn't really come under the 'New York shopping' heading but hey ho!! I googled the price of the watch in NY & it would've been significantly more to buy there so as I was going to save £70 off the price buying from Duty Free, it was a no-brainer!!
So I'm sorry I don't have more to show you but now that my computer is working again, I'll get reviews of the bits I did get up asap!!