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NYC Shopping:earrings

I just realized I still haven’t shown you some of the things that I bought in NYC while I was there in September.

I have to admit a have a real thing for earrings and I tend to buy a pair every time I travel. They always remind me of the places I’ve been to. Specially every time I go to NYC I buy some because I LOVE the shops there!

So here are some earrings that I bought in different places:

 

Earrings galore!

 

Banana Republic

I really like this store and I’m very happy that BR has now landed in the UK  (although as usual there are not as many sales over here but hey, who’s complaining?)

 

BR earrings

I still haven’t worn this but I like the indian style they have. It’s funny because normally I don’t go for golden earrings and all the ones that I’m showing here ARE golden. Who knew I was a golden girl?

Kenneth Cole Reaction

 

Kenneth Cole earrings

These were a total bargain (8$!). I bought them on the Woodbury Commons outlet (outside of Manhattan, when I also went to Target and spent a little fortune on make up and other things…)

Actually, I think I might wear these tomorrow  to go to the movies with some friends…

And last but not least…

 

Just a stand on the street (5th Ave, mind you)

 

a bit 70's, aren't they?

 

I’ve worn these a lot already! I quite like them!

I also bought some hair clips in Anthropologie, yet another beautiful store that is also over here (there’s one in Regent’s St)  but for some reason I never go to this store in London…

 

Anthropologie's hair clips

 

I’ve been clipping a strand of hair to one side and normally use cheap ones from H&M. I thought these look cute and good for work but also forgoing out as well.

That’s it for the moment! Have a lovely rest of the weekend!

 


Superdrug I love you!

So I couldn’t resist. I went shopping yesterday with a friend in Covent Garden here in London. Just wanted to buy something for my dad (as usual late birthday gift), my supercute niece and nephew and check ou the new Banana Republic store. I really liked BR when I was living in NYC (sniff!). Still have the “luxe card” although I obviously don’t use it anymore. So I was really excited when I saw they were opening in London and now they even have more than one store. I force myself not to go to the one in Regent street though because I know my will power will fail me…

Anyway! Got slightly off the topic here… Had just done my shopping (just a GAP belt for me, nothing at BR! I could resist but mainly because my friend didn’t let me go all crazy). My friend dropped me off near my local supermarket because I had to do some grocery shopping…

Thought I was safe from more temptations…

When I was crossing the street I saw in the corner of my eye my local Superdrug store…It had been a while…so I thought why not?

I started looking for  eye make up remover. I use liner and mascara everyday (not a whole lot, quite natural look) and lately I had been sufering a bit from “panda eyes”: my regular make up remover lotion (very good for sensitive skin like mine:  “Purete Thermale”  from Vichy) couldn’t get rid of all my eye make up. I know I can easily get it off the next day in the shower.  But sometimes when I try to remove it before bed I rub  my eyes with more product they seem to get a  bit irritated. The leftover makeup doesn’t bother me that much. It’s mainly the stingy eyes…

So I was in the hunt for some cheap eye make up remover for sensitive eyes preferably.

I checked the Simple range, I don’t have yet try anything of that brand but I like the fact that they don’t use tons of chemicals. Then I saw the new Superdrug line for sensitive skin “Simply pure”. It is supposed to be gentle and is free from the usual suspects that give problems to sensitive skin: fragance (I’m not used to fragance-free products so I keep trying to see how it smells! stupid!) and parabens (chemicals widely used as preservatives in cosmetics for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties).

Simply Pure Make up remover

I tried it yesterday night even if I wasn’t wearing any makeup. I poured so much on my cotton pad that I decided to try it on the rest of the face to get rid of London’s dirt. The pad was almost black! (true I am self-tanning so that always leaves lots of residue). No stinging, no irritation, pleasantly suprised. I still have to try when I’ll be wearing eye shadow and mascara . It says in the label it is supposed to remove even waterproof mascara ( I don’t use that but we’ll see…)

The best thing last: it’s price! £1.49 for 150ml

Quite happy with it sofar.

Other things that I bought: St Yves wipes. There was a promotion buy one get one free so I got two different kinds: the “Gentle Facial Cleanising wipes” (with soothing aloe and fragance free)£2.99 and the Refreshing “Facial Cleanising wipes” (with calming chamomile) (obviously free!). I got the latter thinking on my upcoming trip to southeast Asia in August which will likely be very warm and extremely humid.

Pretty good deals. I’m a happy woman.

Update July 03.2010 (St. Yves wipes): Due to the unusual warm weather I tried the refreshing wipes looking for…something refreshing…was very dissapointed. Didn’t feel refreshed at all and wipes were quite dried out already (even the first one!) I guess I was looking for the effect of ~Neutrogena Deep Clean minty scrub~ but no, nowhere near that…Will try Neutrogena’s Deep Clean refreshing wipes next time…

Update July 03.2010 (“Simply pure” eye make-up remover): Keep loving this. Use it all over my face everyday to remove face make up (but I’m not wearing foundation these days, just eye make up, concealer and bronzer, my summer’s easy (and fast!) make up routine. Looooove this.