New York Bucket List | Our Top 15

With an upcoming trip to New York we have made a list of our 15 top places on our New York bucket list. The city is full of so many sights and amazing things to do. By having a bucket list we know exactly where we want to go and what we want to see!

Whilst we've been planning our trip to New York we've been looking everywhere for a bucket list or a round up of places we must see and things we must do. We really couldn't find anything like that anywhere, therefore we have decided to make our own to share with you. 

1.Statue Of Liberty

To reach the top of the crown you have to climb up 354 steps inside where you will reach a small room filled with 25 windows.

Your ticket also includes a visit to Ellis Island which was the gateway for over 12 million New York immigrants for over 60 years. Now on the Island you can visit the museum and learn about its history.

The top attraction on our bucket list. How could you go to New York and not visit the statue of liberty? A Gift from France in 1886, the statue is the perfect place to see across the water for amazing views of lower Manhattan.

You can purchase tickets before your trip: here.

Your statue of liberty ticket also includes your boat crossing from either New York (Battery Park) or Jersey (Liberty state park).
2.Central Park

We never truly knew how big central park was until we really started researching what we wanted to do on our trip. (Hopefully the weathers good enough to enjoy it all!)

Central park was opened in November 1858.
The park now holds 36 bridges and arches. There are also so many different things to see and do inside the park such as the Alice in wonderland statue; Bethesda Fountain and many more.

Central park zoo is a great place to visit for all the family with many different animals and a 4D cinema.

3.Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge must be one of the prettiest bridges ever and we're supper excited to walk across it. What we're most excited for is being able to capture some beautiful picture of it, especially at sunset. 

4.Empire State Building

What can we really say about this beautiful building that you don't already know other then how excited we are to visit it. Its such a famous building we can't wait to see how tall in really is.


This is the view we are waiting for! We can only hope for amazing weather to truly be able to appreciate the view. 

The other direction you are able to see the Empire state building. 

6.Times Square

Although we think everyone automatically visits Times Square when their in new York how could we make a bucket list and not include it. There so much to see and do we can't wait to visit and join the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest cities in the world!

7.Friends Building 

This may only be a small part of our trip but how could we go all the way to New York and not visit the 'Friends' building. We've watched the whole series so many times we just have to visit the iconic building which started our love of this beautiful city. 

At the bottom of this building is a tiny restaurant called 'The little owl'. It looks so quaint but we've read you have to make a booking to ensure you don't turn up only to be disappointed and turned away. 

8.Columbus Circle

Columbus circle is a large traffic circle where you can stand and admire the surrounding architecture. The circle holds the statue of Christopher Columbus which it is dedicated to.

We're staying right near columbus circle and it looks so pretty. 
There are many different things to do around Columbus circle which include a shopping centre, Trump towers and Museum of modern art and design. 

We're going to admit we can't wait to get inside the shopping centre where SEPHORA is calling our names. Be warned you might be seeing some very exciting reviews after our trip. 

9.Macys and Bloomingdales

How could we go to New York and not go to macy's and Bloomingdales! Of course shopping will probably be quit a big part of our trip and Im expecting our time in these two places to be very long. 

10.Roosevelt Island Tram

This made it to our list as it looks like such an amazing way to see the city. The tram is located just up the road from Bloomingdales which makes it much easier to locate.

One of the great things that I have read is that you can use your metro card making it super easy to ride. The tram is also a very reasonably priced. 

11.Staten Island Ferry

This is so exciting to be able to go over to staten island on the ferry for free. Why would you not do this when visiting New York?

There is so much to do on Staten island that we never even knew about. They have a Zoo; September 11 Memorial and so much more.

12.9/11 Memorial 

Where a big part of this city was lost we would like to visit the memorial of the 9/11 to remember and show our respect for the day that will never be forgotten. 

13.Wall Street Bull

Another part of the city which we don't want to miss out on is the charging bull of wall street. We will admit that we mostly know about this because of the film 'Wolf of wall street' but thats just even more reason to visit it. 


The high line looks like such a relaxing place to visit, in the busyness and urban jungle its nice to know we can escape and take a walk along this manmade yet natural wonder. 

When reading about this we couldn't find too many photos which makes it even more exciting to get there and see what its like for ourselves. 

15.Grand Central Station

We all know it from various films, its grand central station which had to be on our list of top 15. We are planning to visit this purely as tourists we admit but it just looks so beautiful, possibly one of the most beautiful stations there ever was. 

Love Chloe and Megan 

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Mothers Day Cupcakes 5 Ways

Mothers day has to be one of the best days of the year. You get to celebrate and show you appreciate how much your mother does for you. Its the perfect excuse to buy beautiful gifts, spend time together and eat cake. But what better way to show your love and appreciation than baking your own cakes for the special day...

These can be chosen depending on your mothers favourite biscuit, sweet or fruit. Simple and easy to make yet delicious to eat. Regardless of your plans for the day you can gift your mother with the cakes to enjoy even when mothers day is over.
We went for a variety of different toppings and flavours for our cupcakes.
Ingredients for cupcakes: (recipe inspired by Jamie Oliver)
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Method for cupcakes:
  • Preheat the oven to 170c and line a cupcake tray with 12 cupcake cases.
  • In a mixing bowl beat together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • one-at-a-time crack the eggs into the mixture and beat together well until adding the next.
  • Split the vanilla pod in half and scoop out the seeds and add half of them to the mixture.
  • Sift in the flour and the baking powder and fold into the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and a skewer can come out of the middle clean.
  • Place on a wire rack and cool completely before decorating.

When decorating your cupcakes you can add flavourings into the icing mixture to make the cakes taste as you desire. Whether this is a fruit flavour to match the topping or a flavour which will complement the topping. Each flavour is selected to achieve delicious flavoured cakes.

We have also added colourings to our icing for each cake according to the topping. This makes the cakes look pretty for mothers day.

Ingredients for icing:
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 400g icing sugar
  • food colouring (optional)
  • food flavouring (optional)

Method for icing:
  • Beat the butter in a bowl until light and creamy.
  • Add in your remaining vanilla seeds ad sift in the flour.
  • Gentle fold in the flour and mix well until combined and light and fluffy.
  • Add your chosen colour and flavour to the mixture (divide the mixture if you want multiple icing colours/flavours).
  • Ice the cakes with your desired icing nozzle and place your toppings on.

You can see more baking posts: here.

We hope you have a lovely mothers day! 

Love Chloe and Megan

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Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

Too faced palettes are created to amaze you! Not only are they created to look amazing but they also smell great and the quality of the shadows is perfect.

Packaging . . .
As always the chocolate bon bons palette is a long rectangle shape. However the eye shadow shades inside the palette are not the usual rectangle size but pretty little hearts. With 16 shades in total each eye shadow is perfect size to apply with any eye shadow brush.

The palette opens up effortlessly with the shadows on one side and a mirror on the other side. The mirror is the same size as the palette which makes it perfect to see and apply eye shadow to both eyes at the same time. Being able to see both eyes at the same time enables you to make sure that you are applying the correct amount of eye shadow to each eye.

Quality and shades . . .
As always the too faced palette is amazing quality. Each of the shades blend perfectly to create endless amounts of looks.

The palette is made up of a good variety of shades which enable you to create a wide variety of looks. With lots of warm natural shades you are able to create any look and build on it with the addition of some more vibrant shades. You are able to create a look using matte and shimmer shades.

With the addition of brighter shades such as totally fetch and earl grey any eye can look amazing! These shades can be added to your eye shadow look to make your eyes stand out.

The palette has a variety of taupe colours in matter and shimmer shades. All of these shades can be blended together to build and achieve a warm shadow look. This makes the palette perfect to create a warm smoky eye for the spring. With a good variety of choices you can chose the correct shades for your skin tone which will make your eyes stand out.
Price . . .
The chocolate bon bons palette is the same price as the other too faced palettes of the same size. This is great value for money for the quality and variety of shades that you are receiving.

We hope you love the palette as much as we do!

Love Chloe and Megan

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L'Oréal Fine Flowers Skincare

Summer is fast approaching which means that getting your skin perfect to start tanning is so important. No one wants to be wearing make up when the weather is so warm, you want to be catching a tan. So by having a perfect skincare routine you will be to prepare your skin and be looking refreshed and radiant for the summer months to come ...

With the release of new skincare products by L'Oreal what better time to start your skincare routine than now?
Fine Flowers Cleansing Milk - Use to remove make up and clean the face and neck. Use a small pea size amount (you can always add more) and massage into the skin. Remove with a damp flannel or cotton pads. If required cleanse a second time to ensure the removal of impurities.

Cleansing your face will ensure the removal of your make up and any impurities on the skin. This will help to keep your skin clear and prevent any blemishes or spots appearing. It will also help to keep your skin hydrated and nourished through colder months which would cause dry skin. The cleanser is specifically for dry and sensitive skin. This is something which you are more likely to suffer from during the winter - making it the perfect cleanser to revive your skin for the summer.
Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash - To use as a cleanser the wash transforms into a foam when water is added. The gel is rich in texture to combat dry skin. Apply to a wet face and the gel will transform into a creamy foam which can be massaged into the skin. The wash will remove make up leaving you with a smooth, soft complexion. To remove use a damp flannel or cotton pads.

The wash is designed to cleanse the skin without drying it out. Rich in texture the wash will keep the skin hydrated and nourished for a silky, smooth appearance.

Fine Flowers Toner - For use after cleansing your face with the fine flowers milk or wash. The toner is to be applied using a dry cotton pad and then swept over the face and neck. This will remove any left over make up and impurities for perfect cleansed skin.

Toning your face after you cleanse will leave you with soft, smooth skin. The appearance of pores will be reduced and the face left fresh and invigorated. By toning your face before moisturising you will be ensuring your face is properly cleansed and your pores are shrunk to avoid any impurities clogging your skin.
We found the new L'Oreal skincare products perfect to prepare our skin for the summer. We hope you love them as much as we do.

What is your current skincare routine?

Love Chloe and Megan

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Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette

Urban Decay are known for their amazing palettes. Each palette is designed to create a different look whether this is a smoky eye or something more bold. Each of the palettes are also beautifully packaged. What's not to love about the rose gold packaging for their new palette?

Urban Decay already have a naked basics palette and a naked 2 basics palette which both consist of six shades each. However the ultimate basic palette has a total of twelve shades including the addition of a deep berry and a burnt orange.
Once again Urban Decay have created beautiful packaging for their new basics palette. Pretty in rose gold the palette is every girls dream. The palette is simple yet effective with its textured pattern the outside pulls you in.

The palette is a perfect square. Ideal holding size and with both a mirror and a double-ended brush you have everything you need for a perfect eye shadow application. The eye shadows each have the name of the shade underneath so you can easily identify which shade you are using for future reference.  
Quality & Shades:
Like the basic palettes Urban Decay have already released the Ultimate basics palette is full of neutral, warm shades. However with the addition of a deep berry, a burnt orange and a navy shade.

The palette shadows are all matte - creating the perfect blend for any eye look. Being matte the shadows are easy to blend and apply to the eyelid. With a wide variety of colours you are able to build the shadows to create any look. The palette has a good variety of shades whatever your preference - it has something for everyone.

The quality of the shadows is also amazing. You are able to apply the shadows effortlessly. The shadows have perfect long-lasting coverage once applied and stay looking amazing for the day.
Value for money:
With 12 eye shadow shades on the new basics palette it is double the size of the two original palettes. This makes the palette great value for money. Not only is the palette double the size it also has a handy double-ended brush for application. This is something that the naked basics and naked basics 2 palette do not have.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the palette and any recommendations you have for palettes we would love.

You can get your own Naked Ultimate Basics Palette: here.

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