Sephora Haul

Sephora Haul

// Who ever said they are just going to stop by Sephora to buy ONE thing is a LIAR!  Let’s face it ladies and gents, when it comes to cosmetics …us gals, we get weak.  So this brings me to here, sharing my most recent (shamed at the fact that I spent SO much money) Sephora Haul with all of you. I guess the perks of spending more on stuff you don’t really need and already have way too much of, is that you end up buying things that actually turn out to be well worth it. \\

 

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I had originally intended only to go for nail polish…..yes only 1 nail polish.  Not only did I end up purchasing 2, but I ended up purchasing a battalion of other unnecessary but very very wonderful stuff.
So that brings me to subject(s) numero uno:

 

Christian DIOR
Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum

Color: White (its a serum…not actual mascara)

 

Christian DIOR
Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara

Color: It-Black
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 On the left (in white) we have the Christian Dior “Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum”.  This is basically supposed to be crack for your eyelashes and promote long term growth, strength, and vitality.  
I will keep you all posted on the results.
It consists of a white-based like primer that coats your lashes prior to using your desired mascara.  The first “active serum” mascara primer also contains a unique cell conditioning complex made up of hydrolyzed soy proteins that promote long term lash grown, strength, and vitality…..in other words eyelash crack.
BUT….of course you need to match this lovely product to its companion (on the right) Christian Dior “Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara”.  This lovely mascara is supposed to create long and curved lashes with a coat of smooth and radiant looking eyelashes.  
It works best when you match the two products together, which is what I ended up doing.  
It gives you long lasting color because of the unique latex gel polymer.  The bush is made of chubby plastic bristles instead of the typical brush-like ones.  I prefer the plastic over the brush bristles just because I feel that it really separates and coats each one of my eyelashes instead of clumping them all together.
If you’re looking for a splurge in mascaras, I recommend these two together.  Christian Dior never fails in bringing the absolute best to the table.  But at $70 CAD for the both of these some of you may not be willing to make the jump, however, they are definitely worth it!
This brings me to number 2:

STILA
Eye Shadow

Color: Wheat (pearlescent beige)
Color: Oasis (shimmering gold highlight)
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I don’t know about all of you but my daily go-to eyeshadow usually consists of nudes and golds.  I can’t wear bright fun eye popping colors unless I have an actual event to attend.  I always find that I run out of the golds and nudes in any palette before I even get to the other colors.  So, I decided to purchase two (similar but very different) goldish nudes eyeshadow compacts separately.  
Roaming around Sephora, these two caught my eye.  Stila “Oasis” and “Wheat”.  The “Oasis” is more of a shimmering gold highlight and the great thing about them is that they can both be worn dry or wet.  “Wheat” on the other hand, is more of a pearlescent beige color.  I love both of them and I really recommend these to anyone who wishes to have LONG-LASTING eyeshadow all day long WITHOUT RE-APPLYING.
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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS
Brow Wiz

Color: Soft Brown (suggested for medium brown hair)
Next, I have the Anastasia Beverly Hills “Brow Wiz”.  At $27 CAD a pop, this better make my eyebrows look like Cara Delevinge’s brows. I think this product speaks for itself and if you haven’t already tried of heard of this (maybe you live in the mountains of Siberia?) I recommend you MUST splurge and buy yourself the “Brow Wiz”. This product really is amazing and probably my 15th one 🙂  The color I chose is “Soft Brown” but my hair is naturally darker blonde so this really blends in well.  I find that the “Ash Blonde” is too light and I really need to press hard and go over it a few times to really get a full effect.
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SEPHORA COLLECTION
Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner

Color: The Red (bright neutral red)
Every gal needs a red lipstick in her makeup drawer.  Some swear on lip liner, I however wasn’t the one to always wear lip liner.  I found the process to be too tedious and quite frankly a waste of time.  I prefer to slap on some lipstick and go.  I started watching the royalties of IG like @Amrezy @Chrisspy @desimakeup @norvina and so on.  They seem to swear by lip liner so I did my research.  I compared lip liner to lip liner and read review after review.  Finally after some in-depth research I narrowed it down to the Sephora Collection retractable waterproof lip liner.  I love the fact that it is retractable which always works as a bonus since you never need to sharpen it.  The other end (as you can see below) has a brush attached to it.  This is great if you want to keep 1 lip brush per lipstick color/ liner color.  You don’t need to keep cleaning and reusing your other one(s).  
It goes on very smoothly and it sure it long-lasting.  It really does give you a flawless and effortless finish for a fraction of the price as compared to the other ones such as MAC, Dior, etc etc.
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BAREMINERALS
Marvelous Moxie Lipstick

Color: Speak Your Mind (soft bubble gum pink)
While we are on the subject of lip products, have you guys seen Kylie Jenner’s lips lately? Everyone has been asking for the type of lipstick/color she uses.  I came across this gorgeous Bareminerals lipstick in “Speak Your Mind”.  It’s a nudish soft bubble gum pink color.  It glides on super creamy and soft.  Almost like lip balm.  The color is ultra pigmented so it really gives you that full coverage just by one coat.  It leaves your lips looking silky smooth with a rich satin finish.

Sephora states the following:

“Make an impact with rich color that glides on like butter to make lips look fuller and more voluptuous. An infusion of minerals revitalizes lips for a healthy-looking pout, while a moisture-loaded hydrating complex helps to nourish and condition with abyssinian oil and omega fatty acids for supple, baby-soft smoothness. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C, and E complex helps to deliver antioxidant defense, so you’re ready for anything and everything.”

Now doesn’t that sound amazing?  definitely give this lipstick a try.  Oh, and did I mention it was free?  100-perks bonus if you’re a Sephora member!

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TOO FACED
Better Than Sex Mascara

Color: Black
Speaking of FREE.  Another 100-point perk from Sephora was this Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara.  I’ve seen it, I’ve read wonderful reviews about it, it was free, so how could I not try it!?!  

Well I ended up trying it alright….and I LOVE IT.  It is that INTENSE black mascara you have been looking for.  What I love about this is that it is so small in size, I can stick it in my clutch, evening, or travel bag and always make sure that I have the best looking lashes always fully coated.  

It comes in an hourglass shaped brush with the brush bristles which really combs, curls, and coats each lash to its fullest capacity.  Its smudge-proof and lasts all day long.  Truly a great mascara..and if its free…why not get it?!

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This brings my makeup haul from Sephora to an end.  I decided to leave out a detailed description of the two nail polishes I purchased because I figured nail polish is nail polish and you change it every week anyways so no point.  Also, the true color of the nail polish didn’t really show in the photos either.  

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