Friday, 2 September 2016
A Sephora Haul
August was my birthday month so I decided to splurge a li'l and place an order on Sephora. Most of you would know, that all Sephora Beauty Insiders get a free gift in their birthday month. This year's Beauty Insider gift was a choice between a mini set from Marc Jacobs or Fresh. What did I choose? Duh makeup won! Apart from that, I picked a few other knick-knacks.
I placed an order on their US website which now provides international shipping. They charge a flat rate shipping of €10,00 over orders of €75,00. And I am hugely impressed with their shipping process. I paid all the shipping and duty fees during checkout which were around €30,00 and the order was with me in just THREE days. Pretty damn fast!
It was time I had a Too Faced eyeshadow palette. Everyone raves about it and I love a good neutral everyday eyeshadow palette. I was pretty confused between the original Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet. But decided to go for the latter after reading reviews and the fact that I preferred the assortment of shades in Semi Sweet. I have used it twice and love the buttery formula. The shadows blend so well and Licorice is one of the blackest of blacks I have come across.
2. BECCA X JACLYN HILL CHAMPAGNE SPLIT - $38
Ooh this baby leaves me starry-eyed! I have already talked non-stop about this new love of my mine in my full review here. Ever since I have gotten it, I have not used another blush or highlighter. This Champagne Pop / Flowerchild duo is just pure perfection. If you don't own it yet, it is still available at Sephora and you need it in your life.
4. SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH PRIMER WATER - $16
I decided to give this Primer Water a try. I was not too sure so opted for the smaller 30ml bottle. I am still testing it out. For now, I haven't been wowed. It's great, it does the job well but it doesn't blow my mind. And I prefer my MAC Fix Plus over this as a makeup-reviving spray.
5. HOUSE OF LASHES EYELASH ADHESIVE - $9Sephora did a special collab with House of Lashes. The minute I saw this Eyelash Adhesive, I grabbed one. HOL Eyelash Adhesive in Clear is my all-time fave lash glue. It is also available on their website. This is the only glue that does not make my lashes budge. It is latex-free, smells nice and dries very quickly. The only downside, I find it quite difficult to take off in the end.
And this of course is the Beauty Insider birthday gift! It contains a mini Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer. I have been very patient and haven't had an opportunity to try it yet lol. But they both definitely look promising!