Last month my good friend Mandy from One Slice of Lemon visited Florida with her husband for a few days and I asked her to pick me up a few bits from Sephora whilst she was away. The majority of the items I wanted were either brands which are not sold in the UK or are not available to be shipped to the UK from the Sephora website. So after cutting down my never ending wish list and changing up my pennies into dollars I patiently waited to receive my bag full of goodies.
Lets start with the Butter London Nail Apothecary which was one of the items on my list but unfortunately this was sold out in the store Mandy visited. However I managed to pick this up on ebay a few weeks ago and I am so, so happy with this set. Inside are six travel size lacquers all with different nourishing treatments for the nails to repair, hydrate, protect and strengthen nails. This is the perfect set to try out all the different treatments before splurging on the full size lacquers allowing me to keep my nails in tip top condition at all times. Next on my list were a couple of perfume rollerball’s which unfortunately are not available in the UK and I literally have no idea why. These are so easy to pick up and throw in your handbag to freshen up throughout the day and I got the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rollerball Set and a gorgeous floral scent from Estee Lauder which will be perfect for Summer.
Sephora are renowned for their travel size and mini products available and every time I’ve visited a store I always find myself filling up my basket whilst queuing for the checkouts. These cute little minis cannot be shipped to the UK and after picking up the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Travel Size Liquid Lipstick in Icon and falling in love, I wanted to try Canvas, which is a dusty pink shade. I also have wanted to try the Clinique bottom lash mascara for ages now and as this is slightly cheaper in the States I popped one of these on my list as well.
Contouring is something I have started doing more and more often and after using mainly powder based products I wanted to try something with a more of a cream base. When browsing the Sephora website I stumbled across the Smashbox Contour Stick Trio and I just knew I needed to try these out. Lets just say it was love at first use and I have a full review coming on Saturday so stay tuned. Another contouring product I have heard a lot of hype about is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette containing three contour shades and three highlighting shades. The shades are all quite cool toned which I personally prefer but are buttery smooth and so easy to blend, I would 100% recommend this as the best contour palette I have tried so far…and trust me when I say I have tried a fair few.
Fresh is a brand that I have tried before and I absolutely love their Sugar Lip Treatments owning a fair few of these shades already. I wanted to try the more nude shades in this range so I picked Honey to try out and I love this as much as the other shades I own. These are perfect for daytime wear as they provide nourishment all day whilst adding a flush of colour to the lips. Finally a brand that I have seen all over Youtube for skincare is Peter Thomas Roth but with the extravagant price tag attached to some of the products I have always been unsure about splurging. The Mini Mask Magic Kit is the perfect way to try some of the most popular masks from this range with three generous samples of the Cucumber Gel Mask, Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask and the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. Im looking forward to trying the Pumpkin Mask tonight so I’ll let you know how that goes.
Have you picked up anything up from Sephora recently?