When Mr WLL and I travelled to America on our honeymoon, I couldn't visit the Florida Mall without heading into Sephora. I didn't go super crazy as I was all about the designer fashion while I was out there but I did buy a few things that are either not available in the UK, are cheaper than they would be in the UK or that I have been lusting after for a while, after all, I was on my honeymoon and if you can't treat yourself then, when can you?!
As soon as I walked through the door of Sephora, I saw that they had a stand with gift sets on with minis inside them. There was one that really stood out to me called the Sephora Favourites Meet Your Match Kit. This is where 'the seasons most covetable lip colours meet their match with coordinating polishes in a range of high-gloss finishes.' Theres six different products in the kit, three lip products and 3 nail products, all from six different brands. First there is the Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss and the Nails Inc Devonshire Row Nail Polish which are two products that are paired together as they're similar pinky purple colours, Hourglass Cosmetics Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child and the Formula X Nail Colour in Invincible which again are complimentary nude shades and finally there is the Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint in Elite and the Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Girls Just Want to Have Fun which again, appear to be similar coral shades.
What I love about this set is that it is a great way to try out all of the different brands without committing to buying the full size product. The only brand here that I've tried before is Nails Inc however I've not worn this shade before so I'm very excited to try out all of the combinations to see what I think of them. I'll do some posts featuring the nails and tips combos once I'm back from Barbados. This set was $25 which I think is superb value for money.
|Sephora Nail Art Set|
|OCC Lip Tar in Electric Grandma|
|Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara|
|Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con Palette in No 7 Lolita|
|Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Tipsy|
Moving onto skincare, I bought the Origins Clear Improvement mask. This is an active charcoal mask that is designed to clear the pores by acting as a magnet to draw out impurities from the skin. I've wanted to try this for such a long time but I've always had different masks on the go that I've been trying out to review. It was $24 which makes it a great deal cheaper than the £22 it retails for in the UK.
|Origins Clear Improvement Mask|
|Sephora Extractor with Lance|
|Sephora Prelude To A Kiss Fragrance Sampler For Her|
|Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Rollerball Fragrance|
|Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser|
|Nude Advanced Renewal Serum|
A couple of days after I bought the products above, we ended up back at the Florida Mall for me to collect a bag from Nordstrom that I had ordered. I popped back into Sephora to purchase some things that I have wanted for years and that's the Urban Decay Naked Palettes.
|Urban Decay Naked Palette 1, 2 and 3|
If you've been a reader of my blog since the beginning you'll know that I've been trying to exercise a one in one out policy when it comes to my beauty products and I've really been making an effort to not buy new products until I've used up the ones I already have, which is quite difficult when you're a beauty blogger. During my time blogging, I've seen each Naked Palette release, lusted after them and resisted buying each one purely because I do have other neutral shadows in my collection. I've been making a conscious effort to use up a lot of my neutral shadows up and I've done quite well so I decided to finally purchase the three Naked Palettes while in Sephora. These were $54 each and each palette came with a pack of 4 Urban Decay Primer Potion samples that are supposed to have around a weeks worth of product in each sample pod.
I also picked up the Sephora Instant Nail Polish Remover which is Sephora's answer to that Bourjois instant nail remover or whatever its called... the little pot with the sponge and the nail polish remover in for $9.50.
|Dr. Brandt Pores No More|
So that's it for my Sephora haul. Do let me know in the comments if there's any products you'd like to see reviews of sooner than others but otherwise expect a review in the next couple of months as there's a lot to get through here!
Sephora now ship to the UK although they are very limited with which products they do actually ship but their website is still worth checking out here.