Retro In The City

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One of the many many MANY reasons that I love New York City is that you can dress up head to toe and have a photo shoot in the middle of the street and no one even blinks an eye. I got a few stares but none compared to the ones that I get in Denver. It’s like “Have you never seen anyone take a photo before?” Geez. It’s totally the norm in NYC to vlog and take pictures. I felt completely fine whipping out my camera and talking to myself. I was also “in the zone” when taking blog pictures, I wasn’t uncomfortable at all. I felt totally myself and accepted. That’s what New York is all about isn’t it? Ugh. I cannot wait for the day that I call NYC my home.

It’s time to get my head out of the clouds and back to real life. I haven’t had a phone for over two days now, which might explain my lack of Instagram posts and annoying snapchats. I dropped my phone in the toilet and no that’s not the first time I’ve ever done that. Anyways, my phone is toast and I’m waiting on my replacement one to come in which might be a little bit. So, that’s my life right now. I’ll be honest, being without a phone has been kind of amazing. It’s so refreshing not knowing what is going on in the world. I kind of recommend you throwing your phone in the toilet. I had no idea how much I needed to get away from the internet and the constant connection from people. I feel lighter. I might need to do this more often. 😉

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5 thoughts on “Retro In The City

  1. It’s my dream to go to New York! You’re so unbelievably lucky you can get there so easily, Love this look you look so good! xoxo

    o if you’re not a Kardashian, contouring can be an incredibly daunting. With millions of different products on the market it can also be hard trying to find a product that suits your skin tone. A good rule of thumb to follow is if it’s a matte darker colour use it as a contour (used to shade, make certain features, like noses, appear smaller) and if it’s a shimmery darker colour use it as bronzer (wherever the sun would naturally hit you)

    Collection: Contour kit- highlight and sculpt
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    If you read my Autumn Wishlist you will know that I’ve wanted this for a while and as it was only like £4 I bought it. Although I’d read raving reviews, I really wasn’t expecting much so I was pleasantly suprised when it ended up being really good. It is quite dark so requires either a lot of blending for paler skin or a darker skin tone. The highlighter is quite good and I use it a lot more than any other sculpting product because it’s easy just to put it under the arch of my eyebrows when only wearing eye/brow makeup. Overall the collection product is really good value for money and I think it will last a long time! It currently costs £2.79 at Superdrug as it’s on sale.

    2. Benefit: Hoola bronzer

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    This is by far my favourite contouring product as it’s matte (please excuse the fact I didn’t take the top image as the packaging on mine is ridiculously disgusting now). If you have the money to splurge on this product, I really recommend you do as it is well worth the money as it lasts a long time. It’s very good at suiting a lot of skin tones as it is not too dark but not too light. It currently costs £23.50 on the Benefit website

    3. NYC bronzer

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    New York Colour, Sun 2 Sun bronzer that has almost reached the end of it’s life cycle (bronzers usually go out of date after 12 months since first use) It has been truly loved. With two bronzers in one, it has a darker one and a lighter one; I always thought that it should be one matte on and one shimmery but oh well. I usually swirl them together to create a medium shade but I have to be careful to blend a lot as it can be quite harsh against my skin tone especially in the winter. It is currently on sale at New York Colour for $4.99

    4. Sephora contouring trio

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    I know I said before, the Hoola bronzer was my favourite but I change my mind; the sephora contour trio is definitely it. It’s got three parts- blush, highlighter and bronzer. They’re all quite shimmery but compared to the NYC one, the bronzer is quite matte.

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