Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Shopping Haul: Sephora

I've always loved Sephora, but in the past couple of months I've become really obsessed with shopping there.  I find myself shopping at Sephora more than I do anywhere or for anything else these days.  Earlier in the month I did a little damage and I thought it would be fun to share what I purchased!

This is hands down the coolest exfoliant I have ever used!  You put a nickle size amount of the powder on your hand and when you add water it not only becomes an exfoliant, but it fizzes too. Nude Skincare focuses on healthy and natural skincare products and this wash features vitamin C, enzymes, and pure oils.  The ingredients combine to gently exfoliate your skin, leaving it super soft. I love this and will definitely be repurchasing it, but not anytime soon because the bottle is pretty big!

In case you can't tell I'm obsessed with Nude Skincare - their products just work so well!  I brought this because my skin has been incredibly dry from the winter.  This contains fig, honey, cupuaƧu butter, and more to give your skin incredible hydration.  It also works to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, create a moisture barrier, and revitalize skin.  I've been using this for almost two weeks now and it has really helped with my incredibly dry skin.  I look forward to putting it on every night because it feels like it really nourishes and calms my skin.  If you're suffering from dry winter skin this is a must try. (Insider Tip: Go to any Sephora store and ask for a sample of this, they'll make you up one that should last for a few uses!)

I have yet to try this (I brought an individual mask), but I purchased it because I read an article (which of course I can't find) about how great it is at clearing out your pores.  It contains spearmint and charcoal, among other ingredients, that help to detoxify and tighten your pores.  For me blackheads are always a concern so I'm really excited to give this a try!

Oh my gosh I don't think I have ever hated a mascara more than this one!  I had heard great reviews on several different blogs about this and was really excited to try it, but was super disappointed with the results.  After having it on for less than three hours it was literally smeared all under my eyes like I had rubbed my eyes, but I hadn't touched them.  After the initial issue I wiped off all the mascara under my eyes thinking that it would be all better, but it continued to smear down my face all day and I had to keep cleaning it up.  By the end of the day I felt like it was all over my face and that I looked like Taylor Swift crying in the "Blank Space" music video; there was literally no mascara left on my bottom lashes because it had all come off throughout the day.  I had really high hopes for this and was sad that it didn't work out for me!


What are your favorite things to buy at Sephora?

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  1. I have gone threw multiple tubes of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and have never had that happen! If you have a Sephora close to you I would bring it back and either get another tube of it to see if it was fluke or swap it out for another mascara. Tarte's Lights Camera Lashes or Benefit's They're Real are some of my other favorites.

  2. You'll have to let us know how you like the mask!

  3. Oooh I need a new mascara! Thank you for the idea!!

  4. I've been eyeing that mask every time I walk into Sephora! Definitely share if it's good! I've also wanted to try that mascara but now I'm afraid to, haha. I always have a hard time with non-waterproof mascara holding curl and Benefit's Roller Lash Curling Mascara actually works wonders. I also just got the sample Marc Jacobs mascara that they were giving out as a 100 point reward and it's really good for volume and length!


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