Mini Sephora Haul

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Sephora is like some kind of weird vortex that just sucks you in. Last week, for example, I went in for one product and left with six – please tell me I am not the only one this happens to. So, to make myself feel better about my Sephora shopping spree, I thought I would turn it into a blog post and share with you what I purchased!

Sephora Favourites: Give Me Some Nude Lip

Sephora Favourites Give Me Some Nude Lip

This is the product I went in for! It is a limited edition Sephora Favourites Set. It runs for $33 and comes with two full-size products and four deluxe-size sample products. It is such an amazing value!! Both of the full-size products run for more than $20 each making the kit so worth the price. Plus, I rarely work my way through an entire full-size lipstick, so I find the deluxe-size samples great. And they are a nice size to have with you on the go.

The kit contains:

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb (deluxe-size sample)
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian (deluxe-size sample)
EstΓ©e Edit The Barest Contour Lip Liner in 05 In The Buff (full-size)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn (deluxe-size sample)
Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (deluxe-size sample)
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte (full-size)

I have been feeling a little under the weather thanks to the head cold I am currently battling. While on the hunt for the Nude Lip Set I walked past the colourful display of Sephora Brand Face Masks and was instantly drawn in. When I am sick I always feel like my skin really shows it. Whenever my skin is in need of a boost I opt for a mask – it is the perfect pick me up.

Sephora Collection Rose Face Mask

Sephora Collection Rose Face Mask

I picked up the Sephora Collection Rose Face Mask. I received this product as a gift from a coworker over Christmas and it is beautiful! It is a moisturizing and brightening face mask enriched with natural rose extract. The rose extract plumps the skin, provides intense hydrating and provides and immediate radiance boost. After using this product my skin does feel really radiant and hydrated! Plus, I really like the actual sheet that the mask is made out of. Sometimes, I find sheet masks can be really big and therefore they don’t fit my face very well. I find the Sephora Collection to be a much nicer size and making them more comfortable during use.

Sephora Collection Rose Eye Mask, Sephora Collection Pearl Face Mask, Sephora Collection Pearl Eye Mask

While looking at the different masks I also decided to pick up the Sephora Collection Pearl Face Mask, Rose Eye Mask and Pearl Eye Mask. The Pearl Mask is designed to help brighten and even out the skin tone through relaxing the skin. I like the idea of anything brightening, so I decided to pick this one up.

I also decided to give the eye masks a try. I have never tried an eye mask before, but I love the concept. They are small patches that hug the eye contour area. They are formulated to treat the under eye area – the thinnest and most delicate skin on your body. Sometimes, I find my eye area needs a little boost, so I am betting these little guys will be the perfect remedy.

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay

At the checkout I decided to redeem my Sephora Points for a deluxe-sample of the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay. I am excited to try this mask because I LOVE Origins masks. This mask is designed to smooth, refine pores and boost the skin;s overall quality. I am always on the hunt for products to hide my pores – and who can say no to a pink face mask?

That is all for today’s Sephora trip! Have you picked up anything new lately? I’d love to hear about it in a comment!

Happy Shopping,

Kaitlyn

 

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Monthly Must Haves: August 2016

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Nyx Butter Gloss, Benefit Goof Proof Pencil, Avene Skin Recovery Cream

I have mixed feelings about the month of August wrapping up. On one hand, I am so excited for cozy sweaters, fall fashion and there is something about a change in the season that feels like a fresh start. But, on the other hand, I am not ready to part with the warm weather and relaxed feelings that come along with summer. Either way, August is on its way out, and September is quickly approaching – I guess I’ll just have to embrace it. August seemed to be a month that I didn’t try a lot of new products, but rather discovered my love for the ones I have been using or rediscovered an old favourite. Here are my must have products for the month of August:

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Shade 3

Benefit’s Goof Proof Brow Pencil ($30) – I am sure you’re all probably sick of me confessing my love for the brow products from Benefit, but I just can’t get enough. I have gotten so many compliments on my brows since these products came out. It has a tear drop shape tip, which at first was really strange to me, but now that I’ve gotten the hang of it I love it. The more pointed edge is perfect for defining the brow and the wider edge works great for filling the brows. If you want to learn more about the brow products see my full review here.

Avene Skin Recovery Cream

Avene Skin Recovery Cream ($34) – Sometimes, when I try new products it can go very badly. Like very, very badly. Like the time I over exfoliated my face, or the time I used a glycolic mask and wet my skin first (glycolic and water don’t mix – it results in burning). The Avene Skin Recovery Cream is my life saver, or I guess skin saver, when I have these little skincare mishaps. I will slather on a thick layer to my entire face, or even use it as a mask and it instantly soothes any kind of irritation and makes me skin happy again. If you are anyone who suffers from your skin becoming easily irritated, or you have common skincare mishaps (me), I definitely recommend testing this guy out.

Nyx Butter Gloss

Nyx Tiramisu Butter Gloss ($8) – This lipgloss is always with me whether it is in my pocket at work, or in my purse. It is the perfect neutral shade that goes with everything. It also has a really hydrating feel without being too sticky or heavy. If you’re looking for a low maintenance and easy to wear product I definitely recommend!

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette ($66) – This has been rotating in and out of my makeup routine forever. Whenever I bring it back out I always fall in love with this product all over again. There is something so flattering about the rose gold tones in this palette. I recently pulled this out of my collection again this month and I am so happy I did. The colours are beautiful, the pigmentation is perfect and it blends out so smoothly. I think I have all the UD Naked palettes and they are absolutely worth the price tag. They last forever and the quality is amazing. If you are looking for a good neutral palette I would recommend giving this one, or any in the Urban Decay Naked line a try.

Did you have any must have products this month? Let me know in a comment below!

Happy September,

Kaitlyn xo