I Love NY.....I Love NY....lalalalala

If you happen to follow me on Twitter you know that I spent Thanksgiving in my favorite city New York!  This tradition started last year when we made our way down to see the parade for the first time.  Now it is a tradition that I see happening for many years to come.  My sister lives in Bayside which, by train is only about 20 minutes to Penn Station.  We wake up early and go to the parade, and then have dinner at her house.  Of course for me no trip to NY would be complete without some shopping.  I ended up purchasing my birthday present which was something that I have been wanting for such a long time.  I will save that until the end. 

Not far from our hotel is a shopping mecca in Long Island called Americana Manhasset.  This is a dream come true even though I usually end up window shopping.  I always go into Chanel, unfortunately not to purchase a handbag, but to check out the cosmetics.  They have a wonderful woman working in cosmetics.  You know I love Heather for all my Chanel needs but I cannot pass up a live counter, and especially a Chanel Boutique.  I only ended up getting two items.  My birthday present was quite extravagant so I didn't want to press my luck!  I purchased a nail polish which the woman suggested called Rose Cache.  This is quite light for my taste but she was right, it is very pretty.  The other item was a Rouge Coco Shine in #41 Canoter.  This is a gorgeous shimmery pale gold.  I love going into the Chanel Boutique to catch a glimpse of all the gorgeous bags and jewelry.  It is nice that I am only spending money on cosmetics, and get treated like someone who is purchasing a $4000.00 bag!  OK now on to Sephora.  I ended up only getting two lipsticks that I have been wanting forever.  I purchased Fable by Illamasqua, and Agatha by Kat Von D.  These were recommendations by Vanessa, The Bombshell Suite on YouTube.  I also ended up getting a blush from Illamasqua called Ambition.  This is a gorgeous shimmery pink.
When I was in Times Square I ended up going to Inglot, which I also love.  I purchased one of their Freedom System Palette's for my sister.  I chose some gorgeous colors for her.  One blush, two shadows, and a pressed powder.  I always tell her how much I love mine.  I got myself a gloss which is a frosty pink.  It is similar to Brilliance by Chanel.  Here is a picture below -

OK so now on to my birthday present.  This actually speaks for itself -

YAY YAY YAY She is the Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 in Damier Ebene! If you look close you will see my initials Hot Stamped on the handle in gold.  This is actually the first bag that I was able to go into a store and purchase.  My first Louis, I ordered from, which is no longer open.  My second, I ordered over the phone.  My Niece Sammie came with me to help me pick out the perfect bag (you can see Sammie in all her cuteness if you go to my Newspaper nail polish post).  We had a lot of fun, and Mr. Fung was
ah-mazing.  He made me feel special which made waiting to go to the store even better. 

WOW this was an ah-mazing 4 days!  I will leave you with a few pictures from the parade, and also a few of my favorites from the Bergdorf Goodman window displays.  These were breath taking in person.  Oh and my favorite Louis Vuitton window, of course.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  xoxoxox

In the case of having a lot to be thankful for this year  - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy


Chelle said...

Nice Sephora and Chanel cosmetic items and beautiful Louis Vuitton bag!! How exciting! I watched the parade on TV this year as usual but how great it must be to see it in person :)

Nikki Rae said...

These all look so good!
How much was your Louis Vuitton bag? Did you purchase it at a LV store? x

The Makeup Detectives said...

Hey Girly, Thanks so much! It is awesome to be there in person. I have always wanted to go since I was a little girl. We went last year for the first time and decided we would make it a tradition! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Makeup Detectives said...

Hi Nikki Rae! Thank you for your comment and for reading! The Louis Vuitton bag was $800.00, I got it at a LV Store in Long Island when I was visiting my sister for Thanksgiving. I LVOE it so much! Hope all is well and I am going to check out your blog now! xo