NYC - Day 6

Monday, 20 October 2014

Day 6 (the Thursday) was the reason I had been sent to NYC, so it was a full on work day.

Therefore this blog post is going to be a bit more of a get ready with me one based on what I did in the evening.

In the morning I got up very early and started with a spot of breakfast to give me energy for the day ahead!
I really got into granola with yoghurt whilst I was away and this one did look rather magnificent...
It tasted good too...apart from the melon which I didn't think went with strawberries, granola and was just a bit random so I ate it separately!

I then got on with my day and stopped at about 2.30pm for lunch. I found a place called Roast on the corner of University Place and 13th Street (near Union Square). I think this is quite a new branch, they also have branches near Times Square and at South Street Seaport (near the financial district).

You pick your Greens, Mix Ins and Sauce which is then all cooked in a frying pan in front of you. You then pick your grain which the kind of stir fry is served on and then your meat.

I had bok choy, kale and spinach, with avocado, broccoli, mushrooms and chorizo with a moroccan sauce.

I had this with couscous and chicken...

and it was seriously YUMMY!
So so good! 

I headed back to Fifth Avenue (where it crosses with eighth street) and checked into the Marlton Hotel (I had previously been staying in an apartment).

The Marlton is gorgeous. It is a boutique hotel, so quite small, but it is styled so well. There are chesterfield sofas and a big roaring fire downstairs by the bar (which was rammed every evening - a nice waiter always managed to get me a seat by the fire though!).

The rooms are clean and airy with a wonderful powerful waterfall shower which was a blessing after walking round the city all day.

I really recommend this hotel

After I had checked in I thought I would wander West a bit to the West Village and the Magnolia Bakery. Remember I went the other day but didn't get a cupcake? Now I was in the mood for a cupcake!

The Magnolia Bakery in the West Village is at W11th Street and Bleeker Street...and it is the one Miranda and Carrie go to in Sex and the City!
Here they are sat outside it...

And here is that picture inside the bakery

Unfortunately there is no bench outside the shop...just a cone!

I walked round the corner carrying my cupcake in its little box and realised why Carrie and Miranda went to that shop. It is one street up from Carrie's house which is at 64 Perry Street

Here it is! The house next door was having a lot of building works done to it so I think the builders thought I (and the other people taking pictures) were a bit odd!

I walked back to my hotel, cupcake in hand ready to get into my comfy dressing gown, chow down, watch a bit of American trashy tv and get ready for a night on the town!

This red velvet was probably the nicest cupcake I've ever had.

And if you were wondering this is the proper way to eat a cupcake!
Take the bottom bit of sponge off...and stick it on top of the icing (or frosting if you're american). This was you get icing in every bite! 
Try it...seriously! 

Now time for the get ready with me section! I got to try out my new makeup so this was rather exciting for me!

I started with my Kardashian Khroma 24ct Gold Face Primer

You put a layer on your face and leave it for 5-10 minutes before washing it off.

Kind of like a gold facemask! 

I don't know whether it primed my skin particularly well, it did make it quite luminous though (and a little bit glittery).
I wouldn't buy it again, but I will use it as part of my "going clubbing" routine as its quite fun!

Next I did my base.
All about that baseeee.

I use the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (this is a sample version which I took with me to save space!)

And the L'Oreal Infalliable foundation with my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge 

And my NEW creamy concealer in custard by NARS.

This stuff is amazing!

I then used my NARS Laguna Bronzer (which is a sample size - also new) to contour 

And my Sleek Contour Kit to highlight.

With my Sleek blush in Rose Gold

And my NARS translucent light reflecting powder to set my concealer (also new!)

This is how my base looked:

I really like the powder by NARS because it sets your concealer but doesn't make you look completely matte.
And the bronzer is to dye for. The perfect colour and doesn't look muddy at all.

Next I started on my eyes:
I used the NARS eye-shadow primer which is a sample version and I got it free with my other purchases!

I then used the champagne shade from my Sleek palette (second from the bottom on the left) for my tear duct area and also below my brow to highlight.
Next I used the matte brown (above the champagne shade) to define my crease as my transition shade.

I then used my new eyeshadow duo from NARS in the shade Dolomites.
I used the pale colour all over my eyelid and then smoked out the marrooney colour (using a little of the shade in the palette above too)

Here is my eye make-up without any lashes:

I picked my lashes and lined them with glue, leaving them until the glue is tacky.

I used the glue from my Kardashian Khroma lashes. It is a blue colour and goes clear when it is tacky, which is quite cool.

 Then I stuck on my lashes:
 And left my hair natural

Finally I added my go to lip of the moment - Barry M lip pencil in Wine and Rimmel Lip Stain in Perisian Passion

Ready for a piece of New York...

P.S. Don't tell anyone that I had a few glasses of champagne in front of this fire!

And then had a nap...and didn't wake up to go out!
My friends were going out at 12.30 that is my excuse...but I am very embarrassed about it!


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