Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sephora Haul

Sephora shipping to the UK is like the best thing ever.  Even though I don't actually live in the UK and I have to send it to my mums for her to send it to me.  And the fact that Sephora won't ship everything to the UK.  But apart from that, best thing ever!!

My Sephora 'loves' list is a constant work in progress and the trip we have just booked to Miami in October for 2 weeks should see me turning my 'loves' list into reality #Yey

So here are a few things I picked up recently from Sephora in the US.

First up is the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel (the pink tube that looks like sweeties) and the Tarte Fresh Eyes wipes.  I thought the Tarte wipes might be useful for flights and for clearing up smudges and the Anastasia Brow Gel is a repurchase.  It's so good and one of the only ones I have tried that doesn't go crusty.  Crusty is never a good look.

The main item I bought was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette.  I have ummed and ahhed over this for months.  Mainly because I own about 178,932 eyeshadow palettes already.  But after reading rave reviews from Jen at Vibrant Vivacious Veracious Beauty Blog and Tiffany from Make Up By Tiffany D I felt my resolve weakening by the day.

The first thing that hit me about the palette was the smell-wowzers it is like chocolate on steroids.  I am not sure if I love it or hate it at the moment but it's sickly sweet.  The palette is packaged in a tin so is great for travelling.  There's a good mixture of shimmery and matte shades and looks pretty damn good to me.  I'll try and review asap.

I bought yet another Bite lipstick.  I love this brand so much and I am gutted that I have just found out they have a lab in Soho, NYC where you can go and make your own lipstick.  I wish I had known that when I was in NYC last year.  Definitely one for the 'to do list'.  My latest pick is from the Deconstructed Rose collection which comes in really pretty outer packaging covered in roses but the lipstick itself is in the standard grey rubberised Bite packaging.  This is the shade Grandifolia, a fiery coral red.  I am kicking myself for not picking up the Deconstructed Rose gloss library and now it's out of stock.

Finally I picked up two new releases and a highly rated mascara.

The Josie Maran Lip and Cheek creamy oil is a tinted argon oil treatment for lips and cheeks.  I absolutely adore the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Cheek Gelee so I have high hopes for this.  I chose Limitless Pink.

The Too Faced Melted Liquified lipstick has been getting rave reviews in the States.  Am not sure what to expect in terms of formula-am kind of expecting something like the OCC lip tars so again I will review asap.

Finally I picked up the Kat Von D Immortal Lash.  I struggle to resist a mascara, especially one that is described as blacker than black and intensely volumising.  SOLD.

What have you been splurging on recently?

PS-my last blogpost was a review of 2 of Sephora own in house brand lipstick glosses-you can read it here


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