Sephora Haul!

March 02, 2020 in

Mes Amies, it's a new month! It's also the start of meteoritical spring. Here in New England, this really has been the winter that wasn't. Still, I'm so happy that we are inching toward the warmer weather.

Anyhow, with the warmer weather being right on the horizon , I find myself inspired to step up my beauty game. No more hiding under thick, heavy coats and sweaters.
Last week, my Sephora app and I went on a little shopping spree. I'm going to share with you the goodies that now reside with me.

First up..... Charlotte Tilbury's Luxury Eyeshadow palette $53.00
Find it HERE
I've yet to be disappointed by any Charlotte Tilbury product that I have tried. This was no exception. The only hard thing was deciding in which shades to get! (there are a bunch to choose from). They blend so easily and last all day and night. In the end, I went with the quad called "The Sophisticate ".
Its 4 shades of cream, tan, taupe and chocolate. I love it.

Next up, the BEST mascara ever....AKA IT Cosmetics Lash Blow Out $25 

This is either my 3rd or 4th tube of this stuff. Suffice to say, I'm hooked. Before this, my favorite was IT Superhero mascara (That stuff is great). This baby though, this has taken the top spot. LASHES FOR DAYS!

Going back to my natural texture hair has mostly been good. There  have been a few concerns though. Such as keep my curls defined, but not crunchy. Enter in  Quai Curl Jelly $26.00

This leaves my curls soft and tousled. No crunch or stiffness. The scent is delightful. Like all Quai products, it smells like gardenia . The company says this about it. "The fragrance is Rue St. HonorĂ©—a French-inspired fragrance with seductive notes of violet, gardenia, ylang ylang, and white musk for a sophisticated and feminine floral fragrance. "

While we are on the topic of fragrance. When it comes to fragrance, there are two points that are absolute MUSTS for me. First, the perfume cannot smell cheap. Cheap fragrance sticks out like a bad taupe. The other point is that I cannot wear a fragrance that "Everyone" else is wearing.  This goes back to the summer of '02. Myself and pretty much every other female I knew was wearing "Romance" by Ralph Lauren. I realized then, that I want a fragrance that is more special to ME.
Here we are 18 years later. My obsession is the Maison Margiela line of "Replica" fragrances. The Replica line picks a certain situation and captures it in a perfume. Some of the ones I own and love are "Beach Walk", this should be self explanitory , "Lazy Sunday Morning" This smells like fresh linens and "Flower Market" , a floral that smells like fresh flower after a spring rain.  Well, my newest addition is Replica's "Lip Stick On"  $130 

I'm not even sure how to describe the way this smells. Its very feminine and very sensual. Its one of those things that causes people to lean in closer to try to get another whiff. 

I've talked before , how foundation is one place that you should invest in.  Currently, I have two foundations that I'm LOVING. The first is Cliniqe's Better Than Glow Read All About It Here!

The other is Makeup Forevers HD Foundation $45.00 Find it HERE

If you are going to be having our photo taken, or if you will be on film, get this. This is a foundation that is made for photography. It covers and hides what you want covered and hidden, but keeps your skin looking like skin.

Next up is  The New Nude Palette by Huda Beauty $65.00 
These are nudes, but with light pink and purple under tones. These shades are SO SO SO pretty. They make the green in my eyes pop. I think that these shades would be flattering on many different eye colors.

Now, for the last item that was in that box... Jouer High Coverage concealer $22.00

Sadly, this time I did NOT save the best for last. This concealer is okay. It cover my dark circles. Yet, it seems to blend away into nothing. I'm not really a fan. I will not b e purchasing this one again.

Oh well, not everything can be a winner, right?

So, that's it for today.  We'll chat again on Wednesday, lovelies!



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