Wow, last post of November that is crazy, it is now getting so close to Christmas, only a month until Christmas Eve! So talking about Christmas, if you were a reader last year you would know that I did a Blogmas week and it was so fun. So I have decided to do it again so Blogmas Week 2018 will be coming 17th-24th December! So there will be no posts until the 17th, hope that’s okay.
Today’s post is going to be a Sephora haul and first impressions, because if you didn’t know at the end of October I went to Krakow in Poland and we were walking through the town and I saw a Sephora and started screaming in my head. I have always wanted to go to a Sephora and the fact that now I could was so exciting, Anyway, the next day I did my first trip and got a few bits. I knew we were coming back so I didn’t get too much. Then we were told that we were going to a shopping centre and we drove past it and I saw that it had a Sephora as well, it was so much bigger and I could’ve spent hours and hours in there and bought everything in my sight but I did not have the money nor time to do this. So anyway on to the post!
Sephora as a shop was amazing, literally seeing some of the brands that I have never seen in real life was crazy. It was full of so much and it was mad seeing it all. I walked round and round for ags trying to decide what I was going to get, sorry to my friends who I dragged around with me.I would love to go back and make sure I am prepared with time and money to get some amazing bits. But my thing was, do I actually need any of this and the answer is always no, I just want it. But I could not leave Sephora empty handed and there were certain things that were very hyped about that I really wanted to get and try, now onto the haul:
So on the first trip, I had some things definitely in mind that I wanted to get and that is the Sephora face masks. The hype around these I feel has been massive for years and I certainly wouldn’t leave Sephora without some. I was looking for ones that would be hydrating, energising etc because I have dry and dehydrated skin and I most certainly need a glow and better skin especially in the colder months that are coming because my skin gets worse then. So I chose two masks: the Lychee face mask whcih says it is ultra moisturising and brightening and the Aloe vera face mask which says it is quenching and replensing. Both sound perfect for my dry skin. They were 20 zlotte each which is around £4.11 which I think is a reasonable price for these masks, maybe a bit much considering you can’t reuse them though and you could get a pot mask for around a fiver that you can use and use. But I really wanted to try them so regardless of price I had to get them!
The next thing I got on the same day was basically a desperate purchase, Poland destroyed my lips okay. Literally, they got so dried out and chapped and sore and I didn’t have any lip balm. So I decided to get a Sephora honey lip balm/ scrub thing. It smells amazing and it felt smooth on my hand when I tested it. I was desperate anyway so I got it. It was 26 zlotte so around £5.35 which I don’t think it is too bad. I didn’t really need it as I have piles of lip balms at home but one with me because I stupidly didn’t put it on my packing list but oh well, I am sure this is a great addition to my collection aha.
First impressions: I love it! It is so moisturising and the scrub bit really helps my lips feel smoother and just better in general. It also as I mentioned smells amazing and it a clear lip balm so can be used under or over lipsticks etc. It is a lovely one and it is very useful to just throw in your handbag.
So then on the 2nd trip I wanted to get some makeup. I didn’t exactly know what but definitely something that said Sephora on it so I could remember this trip. So I was just wandering around looking and then I came across the minis section. I had heard a lot about Zoeva, I know you can get it in the UK but I saw a super cute mini Zoeva cocoa blend palette. The shades inside were so pretty, I swatched the tester and they all seemed pigmented, smooth and easy to blend. It was 59 zlotte which is around £12.13 which I think is good for 6 lovely shades and it is a palette that you can travel with all over the world. It gives you mattes for crease colours and blending and lovely shimmers for the lid and inner corner. Every shade you need!
First impressions: This palette is full of beautiful shades. The crease colours are really pigmented, creamy and blend out easily. The shimmer shades are so pretty, they blend out really easily on the lid and can be packed on to get a really powerful eye look. They are long lasting and come off effectively with micellar water when you want to remove your makeup.
The last thing I got was a primer. Sephora’s own brand. Beauty amplifier perfecting glow primer, it says it’s instantly moisturising. It says on the back ‘Evens out and smoothes skin texture while providing a lit-from-within glow. It can make makeup last longer. Can also be used alone.’ I again tested it in the shop and it felt very smooth and hydrating and I needed a new primer so I decided to get it. It was 60 zlotte so around £12.33. I was just intrigues to give it a shot!
First impressions: I love it so much. First of all I noticed that it has a very small thin squirty end so you can have really good precision and not squirt out too much and have to waste it. It felt really creamy and light, it went on to my skin really well and created a lovely base for the rest of my makeup. It kept my makeup looking pretty good all day and I am so glad I got this, a great addition to my collection.
Here is a few photos of the different products in action on my face:
So that it is for today’s post, a bit ,more makeup and haul content brought to my blog.I really hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks so much for reading, it means a lot and I would love to see your opinions in the comments below. Have a great rest of your day and I will see you for Blogmas week on the 17th!
Lots of love,