Hey guys! I wanted to let you know the latest products I bought from Sephora! This has really become one of my favourite stores lately and I wanted to share with you some cool products I bought.
First of all I got a bronzer from my favourite makeup brand, Too Faced, called Caribbean in a Compact – Snow Bunny. This bronzer has four colors in it – white, dark brown, pink and beigey-bronze. This bronzer is really great if you have fair skin because it’s not too dark at all. This cost about $37 but I was returning a product (Clinique set I will tell you more about) that was $39 so it kinda worked out even. I have been using it a lot lately and love the gold shimmer look I get from it. If you want a darker bronzer I would recommend Too Faced’s Sun Bunny. I use my big bronzer brush from Ecotools to apply this.
I purchased the Clinique Acne Solutions Kit, which is “a skincare routine to cleanse, treat, and hydrate acne-prone skin.” This set comes with a cleansing foam face wash, clarifying lotion, spot treatment gel, and a moisturizer and came in a cute carrying case. This kit was a massive disappointment for me unfortunately. I used it for about a week and developed dry scaly itchy patches all over my jawline that eventually spread to my neck and cheeks. I am still getting rid of the last of it. This is a product I ended up returning to Sephora. I know other people online had the same complaint and they suggested either stopping use of the moisturizer or clarifying lotion but I didn’t want to spend any longer experimenting with it after seeing what it had done to my skin. I had been using the clinique liquid facial soap for oily skin, clarifying lotion for type 3 and dramatically different moisturizing gel and that’s what I have gone back to using. I was excited about this product but it ended up being just way too harsh for my skin. If you really want to try a Clinique Acne Solutions product I would recommend maybe getting trying a combination of the cleansing foam, spot healing gel and adding in a clearing concealer.
I had been interested in purchasing a lipstick or some type of product with color. After contemplating on a color for quite awhile, I decided on Sephora Collection Lip Attitude – Star in the shade extravagant dahlia which is a bright pink shimmer. This product is not just a drying lipstick – it is a combination of a lipstick and a lipgloss. I like to put on a lipbalm first so my lips aren’t dried out and cracked through the lipstick.
Because of my dry scalp, I am very picky about what shampoos I can use. I read that John Frieda’s Brilliant Brunette shampoo has very harsh chemicals and is very drying for you, so I knew I wanted to stop using that. I had been using more Bumble and Bumble products so I chose their Seaweed Shampoo to try. I searched shampoos that were healthy for the scalp and this and the Tonic Shampoo came up. A girl at Sephora told me that the tonic shampoo works really well but it smells incredibly strongly of tea tree oil, which is a great ingredient for your scalp but I don’t like the smell of. I have still been using my Body Shop Banana conditioner with it. I like this shampoo but I don’t know if it is that much better than using the Body Shop Banana shampoo – I may purchase that for next time just because I go through shampoo so fast that one that is $20+ is a big expense. After I get out of the shower I use Bumble and Bumble Prep. I may slowly add some more Bumble and Bumble products to my collection because I think it’s a really good brand.
One trip to Sephora I found an Aquolina Pink Sugar set – one of my favourite scents – with a full size eau de toilette, a body lotion and a shower gel for only $25 – this is an amazing deal since just the eau de toilette is normally nearly $50. I don’t think they have this package anymore because it is not available on the website. I was glad I was able to pick it up when I did, although I have yet to use the shower gel and body lotion, it’s nice to be able to coordinate all your scented products.
Although I didn’t want to use the Bumble and Bumble Tonic Shampoo, I did purchase the Bumble and Bumble Tonic Lotion. This comes in a little spray bottle and before bed I will spray it right on the dry parts of my scalp so I can treat it and then wash it out in the morning.
I got a shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath from Philosophy that smells AMAZING! It is called Sugar Sprinkles Funnel Cake and it is pink and sparkly and gorgeous! It lathers up awesomely, looks sparkly but the sparkles don’t stay on, and is very moisturizing. The one qualm I have about it is that the scent doesn’t last after your shower, but it does smell awesome while you are showering. I wish that they made this in a lotion as well so you could lengthen the amount of time the scent lasted. They have a couple other funnel cake flavours – fruity berry and chocolate lemon which I thought were alright but I didn’t like as much. You can get all 3 in a set though if you really like them. The only other product this sugar sprinkles funnel cake scent comes in is a lip shine.
The other latest products I bought from Sephora were Benefit Coralista and Boyfriend Pulse Point Oil, which I have talked about in previous blogs. That ends it with my Sephora haul! What have you bought from Sephora?