Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sephora haul

I adore browsing Sephora's website but rarely order from them because I just can't seem to fork out the cash for high end makeup. However, still being a little flush from Christmas cash and with my birthday next week, I decided to splash out and treat myself to some goodies.

Most of these things are products I've heard rave reviews for and have been dieing to try.

The Shiseido Facial Cotton are a bit pricier than my favorite Swissper cotton rounds. I certainly will be reserving these for my face and using the Swisspers for my nails. The Shiseido cotton pads are so incredibly soft and fluffy. Super gentle for removing eye makeup (which is about all I use cotton pads for on my face). I've seen it suggested to split them in half to get more value for your money and I think this is doable given their thickness.

I have been really wanting a classy lipstick and the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick is definitely classy. I chose Nude Beige. Turns out my monitor color is off and the lipstick isn't really my shade. However, the formula is incredible. Creamy, moisturizing, pigmented, long lasting, delicious smelling. I may end up exchanging it for a different shade.

I'm not much of a lipgloss girl, but again, everyone raves about Buxom so I wanted to try it. I chose Big Creamy Lip Cream in White Russian. The color is a lovely pale pink. The formula is slightly tingly and moisturizing but not at all sticky. Love it!

A small L'occitane Rose 4 Reines hand cream. Can never have enough hand cream and this one smells beautiful and leaves my hands soft but not greasy.

Can never have enough eye shadow so I picked up the Sephora Primal Instincts Eye Palette. It looks to be a nice selection of neutral shades with a nice satin finish. I haven't tried them yet, but they sure look pretty in the pan.

Boring hair ties round out the stuff I purchased. Everything else was freebies!!
The usually perfume/skin care samples weren't anything special.
They had a special "deluxe sample" promotion the week I ordered and I chose the Josie Maran Cleansing Oil and Soap & Glory Righteous Butter. Haven't tried either yet.
I finally redeemed my Beauty Insider points that have been slowly accumulating and got a Buxom Shimmer, Shine & Smoke sample kit. This includes an luminizer, mascara, eye liner and a mini Buxom lip polish.
And finally, because it's my birthday, I got this year's birthday treat which is a Benefit set that includes They're Real mascara and Watt's Up highlighter. Can't wait to try both of these!

All in all I'm very happy with my haul. Very much worth the wait and saving up for.

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