Midweek treats from Sephora


I have a love hate relationship with those marketing emails that have keywords like % off, free samples, buy one get one.  Recently I got suckered into buying some things on Sephora that I’ve been wanting to try but have not been able to justify buying, until I saw the “free mini fragrance sample with purchase” deal, in which I will dig deeper into about my recent mini fragrance craze in my next blog post.

So far I’m loving all the items I purchased!  Here’s a list and review.

NARS Matte Multiple – I saw so many reviews and blog posts about this product and have been wanting to try it for a while now.  Upon receiving it I immediately went to try it on, I fell in love and am very satisfied with the color!  I got the color Anguilla mainly for the purpose of using it as a blush, it blends in really easily with either a brush or your fingers which is nice for a person like me that don’t have a lot of brushes in my possession.  My skin is somewhat tan and sometimes it takes a lot for a pink color like that to show up, so I was very happy to see the color being so highly pigmented.  And of course the NARS packaging is always easy on the eyes.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – I’ve always been a pencil girl, I’ve never purchase a liquid or gel eyeliner in my life, till now.  Using a pencil eyeliner is just more comfortable for me, but I finally gave in and purchased this liquid eyeliner because I’m so tired of my current eyeliner (and most of the pencil form eyeliner I’ve tried) blending, smudging and not having crisp lines.  After reviewing my options, I picked the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.  It stayed on all day, kept a clean crisp line throughout and did not smudge, I was happy when I looked into the mirror at the end of the day.  I’ve not tried to wear it to the beach or pool yet, but I was able to easily remove the eye liner by washing my face which is no good in my book for a waterproof eye liner.  Regardless, I’m still very happy with this purchase because being waterproofed was not a criteria for me when I was looking for in a new eye liner, I just happened to purchase one that’s named “waterproof”.  But if you’re looking for something you can go to the beach or pool with, I don’t think I would recommend it.

Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes – Since my recent relocation from ATL to DC, I haven’t had time to snatch a bag of my go to makeup wipe Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes out of pure laziness, so while I was on the Sephora website I thought to myself, why not try something new?  After reading the reviews seeing the packaging I picked out this Bear Naked Wipes by Josie Maran.  It has a citrus-y scent, is very gentle on the skin (I used it to remove my eye makeup without any irritations) and is reasonably priced at $12 for 30 wipes.  On top of that, a portion of every Bear Naked Wiped sold will go towards protecting polar bears by supporting the NRDCs Polar Bear SOS initiative.  A good cause and a good product, count me in!

Midweek treats from Sephora

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