Sunday, 15 October 2017

New Hair Style

My hair is New York ready, thanks to my Cousin for cutting my hair.         

Before : 

After : 

By the time ya,ll read this, I'll be on the plane heading to New York City. See you in New York. 

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Packing Light | New York

One of the most stressful things of going away is packing. Am I the only person that has to double, triple and keep checking I have all plugs and chargers etc ?. It's like my mind is saying no, go and check again haha.   

Am heading to New York City, famous for shopping. I try my best to travel light as possible, to have room for shopping. My trick is to put my empty hand luggage suitcase, inside my large suitcase.

The fun part of going away is picking up a few new things for your holiday. So here's my wee holiday haul : 

Glitter dress :  £17.99
Spotted blouse : £17.99
Toms : £14.99
River Island  
90's love top : £16
Black leggings : £6
Note book : £4
Makeup bag : £6
Purse : £4

I pack different colour leggings and light tops. Leggings are light and don't take up too much room in the suitcase. I've also packed a couple evening outfits to head out at night.       

When it comes to packing for New York, I always say think smart shoes for going in posh shops in New York. The truth is when you are there, New Yorkers don't really care. I always walk around Manhattan with Tom shoes and my feet are killing me. This time am taking a pair of trainers.

First day outfit :
Victoria's Secret grey top
Jean leggings
Bomber jacket
Nike trainers     

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Collection


Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black perfume
Elizabeth and James White perfume 
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon perfume
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose perfume 
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black solid perfume 
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Solid perfume 
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black hand cream 
Elizabeth and James White hand cream
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black dry shampoo
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White dry shampoo
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black body oil 
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White body oil 

I'll start my first beauty blog post, by introducing you my Elizabeth and James Nirvana collection. Elizabeth and James is one of my favourite brands by the designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I bought each perfume, body oils, hand creams and dry shampoo on my trips to New York, my parents trip to America and a friend from helped me too. When I go to New York there's always a new Elizabeth and James product, so it gives me something to look forward to.

I bought my first Elizabeth and James products, the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and the White in January 2014 while visiting New York City. Then my Elizabeth and James beauty collection grew from there. Whenever a new Elizabeth and James product came out, it gave me a reason to look forward to going back to America. My parents headed to Las Vegas after the solid perfume came out, so my parents brought the solid perfume back. Then a friend from work went to New York when the oils came out, so she said she'd pick them up for me. I have since picked up the dry shampoos, hand cream, and the Bourbon and Rose perfume on different trips to New York.     

 Black is described on Sephora website as : 

Fragrance Family:
Warm and Spicy

Scent Type:
Woody Spices

Key Notes:
Violet, Sandalwood, Vanilla

With the wind in your hair and an open road ahead, capture the feeling of freedom with Nirvana Black. A bold, addictive blend of violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla strike the match on finding the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. Nirvana Black is a bold eau de parfum that inspires independence. 

White is described on Sephora website as : 

Fragrance Family:

Scent Type:
Powdery Florals

Key Notes:
Peony, Muguet, Tender Musk

Pure, floral, and feminine, Nirvana White is a soft fragrance that will captivate you. With delicate notes of peony, chic muguet, and musk, this eau de parfum exudes sophistication and confidence that will let you accomplish anything you set your mind to. 

Rose is described on the Sephora website as : 

Fragrance Family:

Scent Type:
Classic Florals

Key Notes:
Geranium, Rose, Vetiver

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose is a seductive floral blend embodying the heart of a dark rose with notes of Rose De Mai, Geranium, and Vetiver for a sultry refined scent with intrigue. 

Rose is described on the Sephora website as :

Fragrance Family:
Warm and Spicy

Scent Type:
Woody Spices

Key Notes:
Tuberose, Oakwood, Bourbon Vanilla
Intoxicating and ever-so-sexy, Nirvana Bourbon takes you to a warm and cozy evening. With a blend of vanilla bourbon, oakwood, and tuberose, this eau de parfum is a full-bodied glass of your favorite. Smoky with a hint of sweetness, this provocative fragrance brings passion to life’s little moments of nirvana. 

My favourite is the Nirvana Black. There's something I love about the Black. Although I do try only use my Elizabeth and James beauty products for "special occasions", since I was only able to buy them on trips to New York. It's now available at Harrods in the UK, which is exciting. The downside, now there's more chance of someone smelling the same as me haha. 

I am heading to New York in a few days time, so the new Elizabeth and James perfumes, Amethyst and French Grey is on my wish list. 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

New York Plans

No matter how many times I've been to New York and think I've seen it all, there's always someone who mentions something I haven't seen. It always gets added onto my next time, New York list. Later this month I'll be heading back to New York City. I don't think I have ever been so ready for New York. Am quite experienced with New York, having been several times. 

When I go to New York, I like to set aims of things I want to do and see. However this time will be different, it's my first group holiday (vacation if you're American). I have never been on a group holiday, except family holidays with my parents. I'll be heading to New York with a few Cousin's, so there's 4 of us going. 

It will be there first time visiting New York City and my 6th time. Am hoping to see a few new things, while they discover the city. I've put together a list of things I'd like to see and do while over in New York. 

My friend just came back from New York and mentioned The Mills Outlet. I had a look at The Mills website and the shops make me excited thinking of the American shopping.

I have read soo many beauty bloggers talk of Glossier Showroom, the past months. As soon as New York was booked I said Glossier Showroom is top of my list. When people ask me what I want to do this time in New York, I say I want to visit Glossier Showroom and they look confused. It's clearly not well known in the UK, yet. 

Mary Lane from New York Cliche wrote a blog post about Governors island. The views looking onto Manhattan look so pretty. As I've seen most touristy things, this can be my tourist thing to do. 

Rooftop Bars

My Cousin turns 21 (the legal age to drink in America), so we've planned to head to a few Rooftop bars.   

I am sure before I get to New York, there will be a million other things added to my list.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

New York | October 2017

You'd think after visiting New York 5 times, the novelty would have worn off. I still get that little bit of excited, when I book. When you think New York, you think shopping, Times Square, Central Park and Kevin McCallister running alone around New York. I've felt abit like Kevin McCallister myself running around New York City. I've traveled to New York 4 times myself and once with my Mum. It can be fun on your own in New York, tourists ask you where places are. I think you look like a local, when you are on your own. I used to say "sorry am not from here", but now I happily give directions on places.  

My Cousin turns 21 next month, so we are heading to New York to celebrate her birthday. There's 4 of us (Cousins) going. I've never been a group holiday before and it's safe to say, it was stressful booking. Holiday prices go up and down all the time. When you spot a good price and check with the rest of the group, the price shoots up. Then you have to check if everyone is happy with that flight and hotel. 

This morning we finally sorted things out and got booked. I still have that same excitement, as someone going to New York for the very first time. Stay tuned for many more New York posts.