It feels like the countdown to Christmas has begun! It’s an exiting time, a fun one, but also, a really stressful one when you’re to find that perfect gift. Pre-Holiday shopping I admit I do treat myself to a pretty makeup bauble or two at Sephora. I feel like a little retail therapy on myself always makes shopping for others a little less stressful. As soon as November 1st rolls around I’ll start hunting out presents for my sister and soon after the rest of my family and friends.
In preparation for the busy season ahead I decided to treat myself to a few things I wanted that popped up at Sephora. Something for me, not something that I needed to purchase and blog about but something I wanted for myself. Those purchases always seem a little rare as the first thing entering my mind when I see something new pop up in the world of beauty is, “Do my readers want to hear a review about this?” Asking myself if I want it for me and only me comes much later down the line.
Of course, with the responsibility of sharing this little haul I also expect all of you to tell me just what it is you’ve treated yourself to recently! And give me a heads up about what’s on your Sephora Holiday Event wish list!
First off, I really needed those new Huda New Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes! Did anyone haul them? They are just as stunning in person as they are in promo pictures not to mention really quite affordable at $29 each! I got the Nude Rich and Nude Medium shades but not I’m sort of wanting Nude Light as well! I know we are all bracing for the Holidays but these are my ideal Fall shades! Beautiful wines, just turned coppery leave shades, they hold nine gorgeous shades that speak autumn to me. Plus both the Nude Rich and Nude Medium Palettes work easily together to create looks or individually! Stay tuned! I’ll have a full review and swatches up shortly.
Also, I recently reviewed it but I treated myself to the Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. I love Ambient Lighting Powder but the blush I sort of have a love/hate relationship with! I recently reviewed it and was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it. Full disclosure, the packaging sort of threw me for a curve ball but the blushes are gorgeous! Soft, silky, and without being overwhelming and give a pleasant flush to my cheeks!
And finally last but never least I’m on the hunt for the next greatest eye cream. Granted, I’m fairly happy with my eye potions and lotions I use at the moment but with Winter coming I’m all about digging up something bigger and better than ever. My search lead me to BiossanceSqualane + Marine Algae Eye Cream! Has anyone tried it? I’m in the early testing phases and so far it seems pretty good. Squalane is in everything at the moment thanks to its ability to hydrate and help to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Most people recommendation squalane oil is best used over your regular moisturizer to seal in moisture but this eye cream has it built right in. We’ll see how it holds up against the cold New York winter!
I created this post in collaboration with Sephora but all the products I selected were of my own choosing and all the thoughts I shared are my own as well. Don’t forget to join Sephora’s Beauty Insider Rewards program especially with the Holiday season on the horizon as you don’t want to miss out on any beauty exclusives. As well as events where you can get 10 to 20% off your purchase. Each $1 spend gets you 1 insider point and points can be redeemed on a variety of different items including Sephora Gift Cards during Reward Bazaar Days. Plus you’ll get access to Sephora events (like an early look at Holiday and seasonal launches before anyone else) and a birthday reward! Join now at Sephora.com.
What’s your recent Sephora haul? Do share it!