It’s that time again! The Sephora VIB Sale is in full swing. If you’re a beauty junkie like me, the VIB sale is super exciting. I was lucky enough to shop a little earlier through the Sephora Friends and Family Sale (thank you Jackie!). Here are some items I picked up, and my first impressions.
1. Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil – I’ve used Josie Maran’s argan oil before and LOVE that stuff. I was in need of a new cleanser so I decided to try this one out. I’ve used it a couple times and it does an AMAZING job of breaking down makeup.
2. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Beauty on the Go Set – I got this because I wanted to try out the Bum Bum Cream. OMG. It smells like heaven. I’m in love. Also the lip butter is great for daily use.
3. Urban Decay All Nighter Spray – Shout out to my friend Amy for recommending this to me. This really does a good job in helping your makeup last. I hate the scent of it, but it does work.
4. Bite Beauty Multistick in Blondie – I got this because a YouTuber I watch said it was amazing. Unfortunately the color is too light and washes out my face. I’m definitely going to return this.
5. Anastasia Brow Primer – Another recommendation from Amy! This stuff is great. It’s a wax that you can put on before or after filling in your eyebrows. This will definitely be a holy grail item for me.
6. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer – This stuff is GOLD. For real, it’s one of the best under eye concealers I’ve ever used. The shade is perfect for my skin tone, also a little really goes a long way.
7. Hourglass Vanish Foundation – I’ve never tried a stick foundation before but I really love this one. It really does vanish into the skin. I’m thinking about doing a review post on this, if you’re interested let me know in the comments!
8. Tarte Lip Facial Lip Scrub – I’ve been meaning to get a new lip scrub, and I love that this comes in a stick vs. a pot. So far, I’m loving it.
These are all the goodies I recently got from Sephora. If you get any from the sale, or want me to review any of these let me know in the comments below!
In the second launch of Kyshadows, I was able to snag my hands on one of Kylie’s brand new eye shadow palettes. I don’t know what it is about Kylie Cosmetics but I get suckered into it every time. It’s almost like a game to me to try to get my hands on a new item before it sells out, a very expensive game. So since this is a new palette that has yet to be restocked, I wanted to do a review for you guys so you can decide whether or not you should get it the next time it goes live (I believe sometime next week!).
Packaging: The packaging is a nice glossy white cardboard square. I love the size of it. It’s smaller than the Naked Palette which is always my go-to. This will be perfect for traveling because it’s so thin and lightweight. Also, the eyes with the drops of color is Kylie’s signature design which I love.
Colors: The colors are great. I love a more natural look, especially in the bronze family. The colors range from light to dark so you can use the first couple of colors to make a very subtle daytime look, or amp it up and use the darker colors for night. The most unique color in the palette is Citrine. It’s a lot more orange than any other eye shadow I have. My favorites are Quartz, Topaz and Goldstone.
Quality: The quality on these shadows are good. The pigmentation as you can see above is great. They’re also very velvety soft and blend really nicely. Hematite is the only one that comes off a little patchy. The powders do fall out of the pan in the palette a lot, but I find this happens with a lot of eye shadows so it does not bother me. Just be sure to tap out any excess powder on your brush before applying to reduce fallout.
Kylie posted a snapchat video of her using her new palette so I decided to recreate her look. I snapped some quick photos outside so you can see what they look like in natural lighting.
Overall Thoughts: I really like this palette. It reminds me a lot of the original Naked Palette by Urban Decay. If you have the Naked Palettes already you can probably pass on getting this because they have a lot of similar shades. However, if you are looking for a new bronze palette I highly recommend this one. This palette racks in at $42, which is pricey for makeup. However if you break down the cost, you’re really get 9 shadows for under $5 per shadow. There are definitely lower end alternatives to this palette, but if you’re okay with the price it’s a pretty palette to have. I will definitely be taking this on my vacations over the Naked Palette now since it is less bulky. Also, if you’re obsessed with Kylie and her makeup line (like me) definitely get it.
Have you guys tried Kyshadows yet? If so, let me know what you think in the comments below!
[Top to Bottom, Left to Right] Etude House Eyelash Curler // Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara // Etude House Oh My Eye Lash Mascara // Etude House Lash Perm Mascara // Clio Pen Liner Kill Black // Etude House Drawing Eye Brow // Etude House Princess Lashes 02
While I was in Korea, my friend Jenna reached out to me on Instagram saying that she was also in Korea at the time. We decided to meet up for brunch in her town. After brunch, Jenna decided to show me around the market area where we did a little shopping. I had told Jenna about all the makeup I was purchasing and she asked if I tried Lash King. I told her I hadn’t so we ran to the drugstore and I picked up the mascara. Jenna had said it was her favorite mascara that she has tried so far in Korea, and I’m excited to try it out! Unlike the other products I purchased, this was the only non-Korean makeup that I got. So far I’ve tried the Clio Pen liner and the Eye Brow pencil from Etude House and I’m OBSESSED with them both. Can’t wait to try the rest of these goodies out!
It’s a new year, which means it’s time for some new beauty purchases. This is what I’m currently coveting on Sephora.com. If I could I would probably just live in the store, but since that’s a little unrealistic, I like to make my house feel as if I’m in it. A lot of these products have been on my wish list for a while now. It’s about time I take the plunge.
one// Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil – Last time I went into Sephora, the lovely sales assistant put some of this on my face before applying foundation. That was one of the only times that my foundation lasted for hours on end. I haven’t even given it another try, but I already swear by it!
two// Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream – I’m kind of addicted to eye creams. If I don’t put it on every morning and night I feel like I’ll instantly get winkles. I’ve heard a lot of really good things about this eye cream, and we could all use a little extra hydration in that area.
three// Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish – I recently just cut a foot off my hair, and with that came off a lot of the extra weight and volume. Now I’m all about texturizing sprays to give my hair an extra lift.
four//NEST Wasabi Pear Body Cream – I’ve been obsessed with NEST fragrances for a while now, especially the wasabi pear scent. It’s the perfect mixture of sweetness with a slight crisp.
five// Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream – Your hands are the first place to show signs of aging. This hand cream has SPF 40, so it’s perfect to keep those hands looking young.
six// Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation – According to all the beauty gurus on YouTube, this foundation is a must have. I haven’t worn powdered foundation in a long time so I really want to give this a try.
seven// Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – I’ve tried the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in liquid form, and it was one of the most beautiful highlights I have ever used. However, I ended up dropping the bottle and got the liquid highlighter all over my bathroom floor. For my clumsy self, I think the pressed powder might be the go-to version.
eight// Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl – I’m always looking for that perfect red lipstick, and I’ve heard from multiple people that Nars’ Dragon Girl is that lip color. Need. It. Now.