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I'm off to NYC soon, any make up that I should buy there?

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cocolepew Sun 14-Jun-09 17:38:48

Either cheaper than here, or unavailale in the UK.

littlemissbossy Sun 14-Jun-09 17:41:42

What make up do you normally use? all cheaper in NY, I bought Bobby Brown and a whole order of Mac for a friend

cocolepew Sun 14-Jun-09 17:43:40

I'm a make up slut, I'll use anythinggrin. Is BB and Mac much cheaper?

dietstartstomorrow Sun 14-Jun-09 17:44:48

Pretty much all make-up is cheaper there. Does depend on the exchange rate though.

Have a fab time in NYC smile

cocolepew Sun 14-Jun-09 17:50:28

Thanks I'll try my best grin

littlemissbossy Sun 14-Jun-09 17:54:16

Agree, all makeup and beauty products are cheaper - the Mac stuff was half the price but again depends on exchange rate.
God I'm jealous, I love NYenvy
What else do you have on the shopping list?

cocolepew Sun 14-Jun-09 17:59:20

The exchange rate isn't great, but it has improved over the last couple of weeks.

I'm going to look for Converse and Birkies to see the price, and Advil blush. I read a lot of American crime books and this seems to be the painkiller the Detectives always us. I know I'm sad.

8oreighty Sun 14-Jun-09 20:01:52

go to one of those massive cheap chemists (or drug stores) and stock up on Carmex lip balm is super cheap there and expensive here and the best...and get a frozen fresh strawberry margerita at a mexican restaurant...mmmm. and go to the cloisters museum...ok ok .

Ewe Sun 14-Jun-09 20:24:03

Lancome do a mascara that oscillates, not sure if they do it over here but I bought it in NY about 6 months ago. It is fab!

Have a great time envy

dietstartstomorrow Sun 14-Jun-09 20:41:34

Do you like Sketchers? They are a good bargain in the states.

NorkyButNice Sun 14-Jun-09 20:52:22

Ohhh am so jealous - I lived in NY till last September and am missing the cheap makeup and clothes.

I'm currently very annoyed at the fact that the same pair of Paige jeans cost 169 pounds over here, and 179 dollars over there - how unfair! Definitely go to Anthropologie on Fifth Avenue too - wonderful clothes.

As for makeup - just go to Sephora (loads of them in NYC but the flagship one is on Fifth Avenue) and all the big brands are there - or go to Saks if you want a slightly higher class department store experience! All brands will be cheaper over there.

As for Advil - it's just Ibuprofen! And certainly no cheaper than the unbranded type...

littlemissbossy Sun 14-Jun-09 20:56:28

David Z is a good shoe store for brand names (I bought ugg boots here and they had loads of different colours, don't know if they'll have many at this time of year though) - on fifth avenue on the right hand side near 34th street before you turn right to Macys

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