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Christmas in New York

Christmas has been and nearly gone and the red lace that made an appearance on Christmas Day is no longer appropriate.. So New York was amazing and a must see for everyone- especially the ones who like shopping. I went to the lovely Bryant Park for my Christmas day. If you haven't been to New York but want to go I would recommend it, I'm going to do a whole post on what you should see and a couple of tips. The outfit, maybe slightly overdressed but there were others wearing less casual outfits.

The coat did not really compliment this, however I decided it would be better to have more room in my suitcase to bring things home rather than take lots with me, I managed to gain 5kg worth of stuff in New York, so lucky that other more formal coat didn't come with.

If you happen to be stopping over Christmas then the Grill in Bryant Park is a nice place to go, beautiful surroundings and the food was delicious, duck for starters, turkey for main and chocolate for dessert, all presented in an instagram worthy fashion and importantly the food tasted amazing. It was so nice to have something similar to the traditional Christmas dinner when I was so far away from home, they had a good variety of options on their menu that would suit pretty much everyone. The staff were lovely there and I think even without it being the festive period it is a spot in New York worth a visit.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, Happy New Year! 


Origins Face Masks

Skincare is something that fustrates me at times, it can take weeks to see results, however when you do, the wait is so worth it. We all love instant gratification, it is just the way we are incline, and recently when I decided to try the Origins Drink Up Intense face mask and the Clear Improvement face mask, that was exactly what I got.

Skin type; kind of oily yet dehydrated skin, as we change into winter my skin goes crazy with a combination of just about every skin type some where along the surface - I wish I was exaggerating. So I really need to tailor my skincare to that - otherwise foundation is a big no and becomes an enemy. The Drink Up intensive mask is the one if you like mangos, wow. The scent is amazing, so fresh and light which is nice and soothing for an over night treatment. In my morning my skin if left looking more plump and clear, unexpectedly this stuff really calms my skin of those red under the skin spots and makes me skin less angry. This face mask is perfect for a lot of different skin types, my skin was dehydrated and looked dull without the help of makeup, yet it is also pretty oily in the t-zone, this worked a treat at stopping excess oil and also keeping my skin looking a little more alive. I apply a dollop probably the size of a twenty pence piece and I am good to go, also quite a nice one for the lazy girls who can't be bothered rinsing off a face mask - yep that's me.

The Clear Improvement mask is similar to the Una Brennan Tea Flower clay mask, except I find that one quite harsh and stripping, this one does the job without all that. If I am having a break out this stuff will clear it up, it leaves my over all complexion looking a lot clearer. I have only been using this a couple of weeks and I haven't noticed much in terms of actually clearing out my pores, but I will be patient. I apply this to areas of my face that need it, I don't put this anywhere near my hair line as it is the middle my face that needs clearing. I apply warm water to a cloth and hot that to my face to open the pores before I apply this, and I think that step makes such a difference for clay masks.

Luckily Origins do 50ml sample sizes, so you can get a good feel for the products and if you like them, I know i'll be repurchasing the full size! I am so happy with these masks and it has made me want to try more of their skincare.


Dinner Out Outfit

I was reluctant to post these photos as my mum said I looked about 16. However I really liked out the necklace made it look and thought it was perfect for a casual evening meal out.

Shirt- Topshop
Jumper- H&M
Necklace- Unknown
Trousers- Primark
Boots- Primark

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