I’m a firm believer of retail therapy. (Medical therapy as well but that’s another story for another time.) Over the last few months while things have been blah, I decided to partake in some serious retail therapy and to…
I placed a couple of orders during the last Sephora VIB sale in April and one order from Beauty.com. Sorry it’s taken so long to post – life happened. You may be asking, why two orders? First of all, who else was completely underwhelmed by Sephora’s 15% off offering? So many brands and other companies offered at least 20% off around the same time which is exactly why I placed a second order with Beauty.com. Sephora is my mothership but ordering from Beauty.com has always been a pleasure (especially with their phenomenal gifts with purchase/freebies).
Usually, I’m a makeup slore (think about it) but I even surprised myself with the skin care heavy haul this time around. Let’s get to it:
Philsophy Purity Made Simple – Staple cleanser. Loves it.
Clarisonic Cashmere Brush Head – My new obsession and what made me finally fall in love with my Clarisonic.
Sunday Riley Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil – Everyone and their mother has been going bat shit crazy over Sunday Riley. Josh Collier convinced me to try the brand so I picked this up since it is the cheapest item in the range. Unfortunately, the lemon scent is knock-you-down strong so I returned this immediately. I just couldn’t handle it.
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment – The verdict is still out on this high-priced serum…
Caudalie Moisture Essentials Set – Sephora isn’t currently selling this kit anymore so I’m glad I got it when I did. I’m obsessed with the Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet and I’ve always wanted to try the Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum and Grape Water mist. I love everything about this kit. Ahhh-mazing.
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet – See above. I just love Caudalie.
Embryolisse Lair-Creme Concentre – I’ve heard many (mostly European) makeup artists tout this stuff for years and now that Sephora stocks this “miraculous” moisturizer I decided to give it a whirl. No definitive opinion yet but I will say that my tube was nearly half empty. I hate, hate paying for air. I paid $28 for 2.54 ounces of product and I expect 2.54 ounces of product. Ugh. (Rant over.)
Formula X The Match Clix – I haven’t mentioned it on the blog yet, but I’ve said it on Instagram: I’m OBSESSED with Formula X. The formula (pardon the pun) is outstanding and I simply can’t get over it. This little (and I mean very, very tiny) kit was $16 and much smaller than I anticipated. Once I opened my shipment I knew I would be returning this. It just wasn’t worth the price to me. I still whole-heartedly recommend this line just not this specific product.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red – Allana made me do it. Although she didn’t have to push too hard because I’m already obsessed with these smudge-proof, budge-proof lip pencils. This shade is a little less intense than Cruella, my first love, but still absolutely beautiful. In fact, I wore it at work today and got a zillion compliments. Just sayin’.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – I’ve had many, many sample sizes of this mascara and I ADORE it. In fact, I ordered a sample with this order. But when I finally took the plunge and order the real (full-sized) thing it’s terrible. I honestly don’t know what happened. It makes my lashes so thick (life goal, obviously) and gorgeous but I noticed on the days when I would wear this that it kept flaking off into my eyes and I was miserable all day long. Thankfully, I easily returned it to Beauty.com (who, again, was a joy to work with). This was so unfortunate though.
Benefit Roller Lash – Yet another product that’s been super hyped about lately (err…over-press sampled) and was a disappointment to me. I was hoping a new rock star mascara but it just didn’t blow me away $24 worth. I’ll just stick with my dream mascara – Benefit They’re Real.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer – Sadly, this was too dark for me even in the lightest shade. #palegirlprobs
Urban Decay Primer Potion – I decided to go back to this awesome eye primer and don’t regret it a bit. It’s just that good.
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in CIA – I’m down to the nub on TWO of these pencils. If that doesn’t convince you, it’s wonderful for covering stubborn acne.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – HOLY MOLY. I’m clearly going to have to update my ‘Pale Girl Problems: Concealer‘ post to include this bad boy. I’ve never been so impressed by a concealer. The color range is phenomenal and the coverage is unbelievable for such a light consistency. Kudos to Urban Decay for a knock-out product!
Sephora Collection Breakups to Makeup Bag – It’s just too darn cute. How could I resist?
How do you TREAT YO SELF?
Let me know in the comments below 🙂