Who can resist sales? I sure can’t. When Sephora announced their annual spring sale, I immediately placed a few items in my cart. My biggest and most rewarding purchase this year is the Cosmocube Luxury Makeup Organizer. It was worth every dollar – I regret nothing. It’s been sitting on my vanity for a week now and I still can’t stop admiring it. For you neat freaks and perfectionists out there … YOU NEED ONE IN YOUR LIFE. RIGHT NOW.
The rest of my first order (note I said first which means there will be second part 😉 ) consists of:
- Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry
Givenchy Prisme Libre 2 Taffetas Beige
- Yves Saint Laurent Instant Moisture Glow
Viseart Eyeshadow & Eyebrow Palette
BURBERRY Eye Colour Contour Smoke & Sculpt Pen (Pale Copper 106 & Midnight Brown 108)
- Fresh Crème Ancienne® Soft Cream
- NARS Laguna Liquid Bronzer
- Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Liquid Foundation SPF 20
This won’t be a review / swatch post simply because I always like my reviews to be in-depth, if not, true to the test. If I review an item, it means I have tested it a few times, maybe with different applications each time and really paid attention to it’s quality (such as longevity, ease-of-application, scents, etc.) Instead, this post is really just what caught my eye and what my bank account hates me for now.
STARTING OFF WITH……. Hair!
Bumble and Bumble has always been a brand that I wanted to try for a long time. I was browsing Sephora one day during my break at work (yep…) and came across one of the new releases from B&B. The Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry is a hybrid between a mousse and a salt spray formula for big, beachy texture. It provides the volume you get from a salt spray while also protecting your hair from the sun because it contains coconut water and UVA/UVB filters. What better item to test out for summer?!
Can’t forget MY FACE.
Next is the Givenchy Prisme Libre in 2 Taffetas Beige. If you have been following me in instagram, you must know I love my Givenchy Prisme Libre in 1 Mousseline Pastel so much that I bought the Original Loose Powder. With the Sephora sale I couldn’t resist getting a different shade (2 Taffetas Beige). As opposed to reducing imperfections and correcting redness that you get from Mousseline Pastel, Taffetas Beige is a “cocktail of beiges, apricot and yellow, which delivers a healthy glow in just one stroke of a brush”. I’m really excited to try this and if it’s anything like the ones I already have, I’m sure I’ll fall in love. Again.
The YSL Instant Moisture Glow is an innovative formula that brings together a moisturizer with a primer. It is meant to be a lightweight formula that glides on to hydrate whilst bluring imperfections – isn’t that something. I’ve heard many nice things about this, especially for those with dry skin, so I had to get it.
The EYES are the… black holes to my wallet.
VISEART recently launched their smaller eyeshadow palettes but I was really interested in their Eyeshadow & Eyebrow Palette. It has 3 wax-based eyebrow shades and 9 TRUE MATTE eyeshadows. I’ve heard the formula may not be as pigmented as their other palettes, which are geared towards the eyes, but they still provide a very decent colour payoff and serve as a multi-purpose palette for brows. I’d love to make a comparison post between VISEART and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Palette (which I will do!)
The last two items are the Burberry Eye Colour Smoke & Sculpt Pens which I’ve been eyeing for a very long time now. I love cream colour sticks for their portability, ease of application and phenomenal wear-time. (By Terry Ombre Blackstar sticks are by far my favourite) The Burberry Pens are claiming to be a creamy and blendable formula that is both crease-free and waterproof for an all-day flawless finish. There are currently 7 neutral shades – I can’t wait to see how these compare to the rest of my collection!
As for samples… the one item I’m really eyeing but really hope I don’t end up falling in love with… is the Fresh Creme Ancienne Soft Cream. The selling points are really really captivating and make the cream sound like a miracle concoction but the price point is pretty scary.
That’s it. That’s all.
What did you get from the Sephora Love Note event?