Posts Tagged 'Sephora'

On my “It” list

Yep, you all know I adore Dior. Who doesn’t? I am pining for this gloss – what’s not to love? And what’s more fitting for Spring then a super femme pinky-gloss with an SPF.

Click here to get it at Sephora

Count-down to next paycheck! I blew my slush fund already on an ULTRA AMAZING facial at Maison Esthetique in Danvers, Ma. If you are from the area I highly recommend.

You’re never too old for a lil’ sparkle

Just a random musing today. I couldn’t help myself and had to indulge in this cheapie eyeshadow from Sephora. Its shimmery with subtle glitter. I felt a bit too old and a bit tweenish buying it but FECK IT,  its fun. I thought I’d just layer it with a neutral brown/beige shadow look at night but I’ve actually been wearing it to work this week because it makes me happy. I do work in advertising so I think its fine. There are stranger things going on in that building than me wearing sparkles!

Shadowlust

While trolling the interwebs for new things to post about I came across InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys of 2009. One of the items they feature is on my lust list – Dior 5 Colour Palette. It won best shadow. I also saw it featured in one of my rag mags recently as a fave of the celebs

Click here to get it at Sephora ~ $56

The coolest part about the InStyle feature is that you can actually try it on yourself ! They just launched a new hollywood makeover tool where you can upload a photo of yourself and play around with different celeb hair-dos and all sorts of fun makeup. I found that I look best with Jessica Biel hair. Who knew?

Try it out for yourself – its a nifty distraction! I think I may GaGa myself today. I will share the results if its not too scary! Or maybe I should only show it if its scary. I will take one for the team!

You can’t win ’em all

As much as I looooove Bliss products, I did come across one that I wasn’t digging. I got a hefty sample of the Naked Body Butter Lite which I tried over the weekend and I’m not feeling it. The upside is its fragrance free and not greasy. But I didn’t like how it smelled and I didn’t find it to be very moisturizing.

Not to fret, I still LOVE my Fabulous Foaming Facewash, Lemon Sage Body Butter and Soapy Sap Body Wash. This is why its important to be brand-agnostic when it comes to your beauty staples as not all products are created equal! Find out what a brand does well and try that versus just taking all the products of that brand for face value. And really read up on what people say about the products & stay on top of bestseller lists! I think thats the best path to a good product investment.

This find will not deter me from continuing to try more Bliss products. I am particularly intrigued by the Blood Orange & White Pepper collection. Sounds funky but quite interesting!

Click the button below to check out more Bliss products at Sephora!

How adorable is this?

Yet another fun perk of Sephora Beauty Insider. I just ordered some Hope in a Jar from Philosophy (FINALLY!) and this little munchkin came with it – its a 10 day supply of bare minerals foundation. The kabuki brush is literally half the size of my thumb. Its darling. I put my fave red Dior lipstick next to it to give you a sense of scale. Hearts!

Bronzer fun time

I figured I would post something about looking tan and healthy and not pasty white today since it’s a mere 5 degrees out there now. Good times!

As with most of the things I post about, I’ve tried LOTS of bronzers over the years. Bare Minerals, Body Shop, MAC, Clinique…the list goes on. The one bronzer that I can really stand by is NARS Highlighting/Bronzer Blush Duo.

The duo includes “Orgasm”  blush, which is peachy/ pink and semi sheer. The Laguna bronzer is my  favorite part though. It really gives you a natural looking all over color versus very severe effects where your face looks a totally different color than your neck.

This duo does last a while. Sometimes I just use the bronzer, sometimes I dust my brush over both and just do a little sweep. When I do really combine them I use the bronzer on the typical highlight areas (cheek bones, chin, nose, forehead, under neck) and then use a blush brush to throw a little Orgasm on the apples of my cheeks.

 I am telling you, its HOT STUFF.  Many other girls find this as amazing as I do – in fact, its got about 700 5-star ratings on Sephora.com. It’s universally flattering!

To kick it up a notch for evening / special occasion I put a little luminating cream at the top of my cheekbones before I throw on my NARS. I also dab it in the inner corners of my eyes and along my brow bone. This gives that oh-so-desireable dewy look.  My fave for this is MODELco’s Luminosity. This stuff lasts forever and it makes you glow like a Go Gorgeous gal should!

I pick these up at my favorite local product haunt – Rouge Cosmetics. BUT I realize y’all are coming from lots of  different locales, so I’ve posted links below to where you can snag these at Sephora.

NARS Bronzer/Blush DUO (Orgasm & Laguna)

MODELco Luminosity

Have fun with it!

An opportunity to try Benefit on the cheap!

Hey ladies (and gents). Today is dragging and I was sort of at a loss as to what I would post about…that is until I made my daily Sephora visit and saw that they are running a fun, limited time offer!

They are selling a little Benefit sampler for $10. Frequent readers know that I have a special place in my heart for Benefit. I know I’ve turned a lot of people onto “That Gal” primer (check my INAUGURAL post on it!). This is a great opportunity to trial a few things and see what you like. I am sure they’ve got this in store too if you don’t want to order online.  The sampler includes That Gal primer, Posietint (lip & cheek stain), Some Kind of Gorgeous (faux foundation) and High Beam highlighter. It’s definitely a good value, and its a great low risk way to find products you like. Plus if you order online you get three additional free samples. What’s not to love?

Click here to get it online!