Sunday, 23 September 2012

sunday sephora haul. :D

Hello lovelies,

Haven't been in much of a blogging mood this past week. Suffering from an awful cold. Unfortunately, my boyfriend and I caught the worst of what is going around here. Just starting to feel better today, thank goodness!

Since I felt that I could move once again, I decided to take myself to the shopping mall. Wasn't particularly aimed at any specific store, just glad to get out for a bit, socialize with people - enjoy the gorgeous fall air.

Well, where do I find myself???

That's right!! Couldn't be anywhere else but the Sephora! Just can't seem to help myself - my body leads me to the make up!

Picked up a few things, including that beautiful eyeliner I posted above.

I don't usually wear anything but black liner. I have all sorts of eyeliners, but they all happen to be in boring black. So, I decided to kick into the fall season with buying a few eyeliners that weren't so, well, black. Lol.

The first eyeliner that caught my eye was Sephora's - waterproof, smoky, creme eyeliner in the shade "Made in Manhattan". I have never tried any of Sephora's creme eyeliners. They aren't too, too expensive either. A lot more than what you would pay for something you could pick in a drugstore, but it is well worth the extra approximately seven dollars.

The consistency of this eyeliner is wonderful! So creamy, so pigmented, and has a beautiful, subtle shimmer to it. The product seems to last all day on my lid as well, which is particularly pleasing because I find it hard to find liners that will stay on my lid all day without a little bit of smudging or fading.

When I was looking through the shades of Sephora's creme eyeliners, I was a little bit skeptical to buy something that was not black liner. However, I pushed myself to make the change in order to feel not so boring, lol...and let me tell you, I am so happy with my decision. The shade of this colour is so beautiful, it is not too far from the black shade either - which is perfect because I didn't want to make a dramatic change. It is a taupe-y colour with a beautiful deep blue undertone. The picture really does not do it any justice. Will do a make up look with this liner soon, and will show you guys.

Second liner I bought, was not too far off black either (really wanted to stay in my comfort zone, I guess, haha).

Oh, whatta you know? Brown! I had never bought any of the Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencils before, I have heard such good things about these eye pencils though. Picked it up in the shade "Demolition". Tried it, and it did not prove anyone incorrect. Perfectly pigmented and super easy to glide on (as the name says). It looks good as a very opaque line, or one that is smudged out as well. Very pleased with this product.

AND as it wasn't far from my birthday, I was able to obtain my free birthday gift from Sephora too!

I received a cute little package of Fresh's "Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo". It included the shades "Sugar Rose Fresh", which is a tinted pinkish, reddish lip balm, and "Sugar Fresh", which has no tint to it whatsoever.

I did not swatch these, simply because they are not really noticeably pigmented. They do provide a very moisturizing feel to your lips as well as a small gloss. The "Sugar Rose Fresh" is tinted a very subtle shade of light red.

For a free birthday gift, I am happy to have them. They are compact, so I can put them into the purse I'm using at school. They are also easy to use without a mirror, therefore, throughout the dryer, colder months, my lips will be chap free - if I use these often enough!

Phew, that seemed like a very long post, lol. Thanks for reading through!

What are some products you decided to buy in order to change up your make up collection?
How do you feel about the Fresh products (if you've tried them before)?

Hope you all had a great weekend!!



  1. I definitely feel like I need to freshen up my make-up bag, I've been considering doing Birchbox to get some new things circulating in my beauty regime. At this moment, all I need is a new MAC powder though.

    Jackellyn @ In the waiting line

    1. Hey Jackellyn,

      It definitely felt good to change up the products in my make up collection. When you are finding you need some new products, it does feel really good to try something different, especially if you end up really liking it!

      xo, thanks for taking a look at my blog!


  2. Thanks for the sweet comment and I hope you are feeling even better today! You know I have never shopped at sephora! I need to though! I have friends who swear by that place!! Looking forward to reading more posts!!! Have a great day!!
    -Kristen @

    1. No problem! You're blog page is really good! And thanks, I do feel better, just working on getting rid of my awful cough now :(. I LOVE Sephora, rarely do I ever go to the mall without going to Sephora lol. You should definitely check it out, are there any Sephoras around where you live?