March 18, 2021

A Lazy, Rainy Work Day Browsing New Beauty at Sephora

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Spring has sprung or at least it did for like one minute last week here in Gotham. Naa seriously, Spring has sort of shown up but it’s disappeared this week and the cold weather is back. Today is a dark, cloudy day and the rain hasn’t let up for a minute since it started this morning. I love listening to it pelt against the glass windows as I work. It makes me feel lucky that I’m warm, safe, and sound inside. I’m listening to The Barber of Seville at the moment (earlier today it was In This Moment which really disrupted the peace of the rainy day haha!) and a pack of Reese’s Pieces is sitting on my monitor riser tempting me to make Thursday my cheat day. My baby is sleeping on the couch in my office and I can hear her soft breathing. Sometimes she’ll snore a little!

I’ve procrastinated some of my work day away. Some of it was spent speaking to Courtney from Phyrra (it feels like ages since we last spoke), some of it was spent talking to my dad on Facetime, some of it was spent making my weekly Hinching list, some was spent browsing Sephora and putting things into my cart I don’t need.

There’s a lot of new beauty at Sephora. One particular item I just ordered was some of the new Melt Cosmetics Cream Blushlight. I am a huge fan of the Digital Dust Duo Blush and Digital Dust Highlight so I immediately knew I needed these new cream ones! This new cream formula has a natural, glowing flush and is available in six shades. After seeing them presented on Instagram I couldn’t wait to try them out. Review soon!

Here’s some other new beauty available at Sephora to browse on this rainy day!

Ellis Brooklyn SALT or SWEET Perfume Gift Set $40
Ellis Brooklyn released a new fragrance set that includes new gourmand that launched a few months ago called Sweet as well as Salty and Myth! These are 0.2 oz mists that are great for trying before committing to the full size!

Lancome Clarifique Exfoliating & Hydrating Face Essence with Glycolic Acid $95
Everyone has been dropping some new acid or another! Lancome brings something interesting to the table with their new glycolic acid that contains grapeseed oil. This gently exfoliates skin while leaving it nourished and hydrated.

Nest New York Madagascar Vanilla Perfume Oil $98
Much to my delight Nest has created a range of perfume oils! Laura Slatkin’s daughter actually appears as the promo images for this new line! There are a few to choose from but I’m starting with Madagascar Vanilla which has notes of Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Vanilla Orchid, and Coconut!

Hourglass Equilibrium Intensive Hydrating Eye Balm $95
Hourglass has jumped into the skincare universe with a few different options one of which is this new eye balm that apparently provides “rapid” hydration that lasts up to eight hours. I’m on it!

Tarte Knockout 10% Acid Complex Serum $39
Tarte’s new five-in-one AHA serum with a 10 percent glycolic- and lactic-acid blend that acts to exfoliate skin to reveal a brighter complexion! It even contains squalane to hydrate skin!

Tarte Knockout Texture & Pore Refining Pads $35
Also joining the Knockout Collection are these new renewing peel pads that has a BHAs complex to help visibly minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve texture, and cleanse pores.+

Tarte Power Bar Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette $19
Tarte’s new affordable pocket-size palette contains six pigmented, cooler neutrals.

Lancome Mini Juicy Tubes Original Lip Gloss Set $25
It’s so nice that Juicy Tubes have made a return! This little set includes five mini shades (0.23 oz each)!

Sephora Clean Me Up Set $30
A select of “clean” makeup and skincare must haves!


  • Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ (.5 oz)
  • Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm in Rush (sheer, cool pink) (Full Size)
  • tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer in Seychelles (light-to-medium bronze) (0.1 oz)
  • ILIA Multi-Stick Cheek & Lip in Dreamer (warm nude) (Full Size)
  • Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer (0.11 oz)
  • Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm & Makeup Remover (0.3 oz)

Sephora Give Me Some Lip Balm Set $30
DO pick this lovely little set as it contains a full-size Pat Mcgrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine (as well as another full-size product)!


  • ILIA Lip Wrap Clean Hydrating Lip Mask (0.15 oz)
  • Fresh Rose Petal-Soft Deep Hydration Lip Balm (0.07 oz)
  • Sephora Clean Lip Balm & Scrub (Full Size)
  • Tarte SEA Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask in Strawberry Jelly (0.1 oz)
  • Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine in Nude Venus (Full Size)

Tocca Mini Perfume Collection Set $40
I love these mini Tocca sets! They are great for trying out many of what Tocca has to offer! You get six of Tocca’s most popular fragrances in 0.169 oz sizes!

What new beauty are you browsing?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • kjh

    Love the Chi pic. Fine girl. Deserves her best life in NYC, even if that sounds trite. Last week in Boston: high 40s. Then 71. Then Feels like of negative 2. Yup, that drop in 1 day. By the end of the week, fine colder day, but wait! Wtf? White out with sideways snow, that was no-stick and all gone 2 hours later. At least NYC and S have some consistency. Boston is nuts. Slight Sephora cruising, as the sale is coming.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks 😀 She was a good girl this week so extra snackies may be in her future. headed your way this weekend so hopefully the weather is nice! New York is just a bad believe me! It’s up and down and around! Mother Nature is pissed. ;-D

  • Ashley myers

    Bought the ‘clean me up set’. Wasn’t that impressed. Fun products I thought initially before trying them…the papaya melting balm is nothing special doesn’t make my face feel clean, the kosas lip balm felt tingly going on with a sheer wash of color, the bronzer is cream, I like powder. The bag was super cheap like almost made out of a paper bag. Sunscreen I’ve tired before & like. Ilia stick is going into my sister’s advent calendar for next year. For $30 u get a lot of stuff, but none of the samples really impressed me.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw sorry to hear it 🙁 that sucks! I got it for myself but didn’t try it yet! Hopefully I’m not as disappointed as you!