Sephora, Duane Reade and Bloomingdales cruising aside, it would have been rude to visit the Big Apple without a night on the tiles right? Last time I visited I was a young teen who was more enamoured with the five-storey H&M on Fifth Avenue and stocking up on as much Snapple as I could. But this time round I’m well over the 21 years requirement and there are no teachers around to tell us to get back to our rooms, so on Friday night Lily, Patricia and I headed out with an SITC-attitude (a front of course, we’re all accounted for) and a mission to find the best Amaretto Sours in town. Of course the camera came with and I managed to scribble down a few notes on what we slapped on our faces and slinked into before heading out:

Lily’s Makeup: Clinique Super Primer Universal Face Primer, Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer, Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 02, Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, NARS Bronzer in Laguna, MAC Blush Powder in Fleet Fast, Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Cream in Iced Gold, Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, MAC Eyeshadow in Cork and Texture, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 2L, YSL Babydoll Mascara, Helen E Cosmetics Lipstick in Hollywood Red.

Lily’s OOTN: Topshop Dress, Topshop Jacket, Michael Kors Watch, Urban Outfitters Bag, Hudson Shoes.

Patricia’s Makeup: MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 8.5, Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX15 and SX12, Sleek Face Contour Kit in Dark, NARS Highlighter in Albatross, By Terry Hyaluronic Blush in Blushberry, L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Kohl Pencil in Pure Espresso (for the brows), Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 23L, Benefit World Famous Neutrals Most Glamourous Nudes Ever Eyeshadow Kit, Maybelline Volume Express Turbo Boost Mascara, MAC Lip Pencil in Chestnut, MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Driven By Love.

Patricia’s OOTN: ASOS Vest, H&M Jacket, Michael Kors Watch, Topshop Bangles, eBay Bag, ZARA Leggings, & Other Stories Shoes.

My Makeup: CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B20, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 6, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium, Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette, MaxFactor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara, MAC Lipstick in Neon Orange.

My OOTN: Topshop Jumpsuit, Topshop Jacket, ZARA Bag, & Other Stories Shoes.

The city that never sleeps? Well we did. At 2am. Beauty & Essex was our port of call and it didn’t disappoint. One of the biggest burgers I’ve ever seen, a bar in the toilets and a very, very lovely Amaretto Sour. It made quite a nice change to my usual sleepy Friday nights in doing puzzles. But it’s back to London tonight, where there’s a Where’s Wally 1000 piece badboy waiting for me…

  • Holly Cooke

    You all look gorgeous! That food looks so delicious! xxx

  • Amy

    Loved this post! I would love to visit New York, it looks amazing! :)

    Amy |

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    So much fun to read – you must have an amazing time – jealous…!!! Xx

  • Maddy Cane

    You all look amazing and I hope you had a great time! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Vanja Smole

    All of you look stunning! The food looks good too. I’m sure you had a great time.

  • Bella

    What a great post, you girls look gorgeous and I adore the makeup bag peeks! (I’m soooooo nosey…..)

  • Noisy Rain

    Love this post! You guys always inspire, such beautiful women! xx

  • Anya Cross

    I can’t wait to be able to visit NY. 21st birthday here I come! Looks like you had fun, always good to have a nosy in people’s makeup bags on a night out x

  • Chrissabella

    Great pictures and you all look gorgeous!

  • Martyna

    looks like a lot of fun! and that food looks so delicious xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  • Hannah

    I loved this idea and seeing what you guys wore!


  • Talisa Lauren Tossell

    You look fab, Anna! I love this place, fav spot in NYC!

  • Shel

    I’m so jealous, I’ve been wanting to go to New York for the longest time now! Your pictures looks amazing too! x

    Shel x

  • Joysteib

    Great article and love the details of each girl!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Heels Forever

    Wow sounds like you had an amazing time! Have always wanted to go to NY! xx

    Heels Forever

  • Katie-Louise

    you all look absolutely amazing! love how you never miss a detail out in your posts, was lovely to know what each of you wore for clothes and for makeup hope you all had a lovely time xx

    Katie-Louise | 

  • Emily Allen

    Loved this so jealous that you got to go to NY, ur so lucky u got to go to sephora! xx Emmi

  • Ree

    Did you get a chance to go to C.O. Bigelow it is beauty heaven?!

  • Celina

    You ladies all look absolutely gorgeous! I loved this post so much.

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • Sej

    I really like seeing other people’s makeup choices. Some things become characteristics and it wasn’t difficult to guess whose makeup was in which photograph.

    You all looked great!

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say


  • Ruby

    I’m going to NYC on Friday. Could you tell me if warm enough for dresses? Xx

  • Dorothy HF

    Those cocktails look yum! You all look gorg

    she goes wear


  • Ruby@TotalModisch

    You all look gorgeous! I loved watching your haul video, I need to get to a Sephora x

  • TheMacaronAddict

    Loved looking at all of your evening make up. You guys look great!

  • Emma Louisa

    I love this post. Super inspiring and I love the makeup shots. Hope you girls had an amazing trip :)