Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I somehow managed to find a smidgen of time to head to Sephora. After all, was I simply to waste my $15 off Sephora "Beauty Insider" coupon? Of course not! I told my husband that would be like throwing money right out the window! (wink, wink)
Now, on to the goodies:
First up, I purchased the Oscar Blandi "Pronto Invisible" Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray. I have a number of other dry shampoos, but what attracted me to this one was the fact that it sprays clear and does not leave a white residue. I used it quickly today and I loved the fact that it didn't look like I poured baby powder in my roots. The smell was also tolerable to me, not too musky. I picked up the smaller can to test the product. Price point: $11.
Next up is the bareMinerals Buxom lips Diamond "Celeste". I always love voluminous lips and I love shimmer so the combination seemed perfect for me. The packaging says its infused with antioxidants vitamins A and E. I picked a shade I thought would go with a variety of lipsticks, although I did like it alone too. "Celeste" is a peach, pink tone with lots of micro-shimmer. Price point: $18.
After reading countless reviews and seeing endless Youtube videos, I decided to get Korres Lip Butter in "Jasmine." The balm appartently melts into the lips and leaves a soft, tinted finish. Shea butter and rice wax are the hydration agents. "Jasmine" is a sheer baby pink color. I used it today and did like the feel of it. Only time will tell if it leaves my lips soft and supple. Price point: $10.
Always on the hunt for eyebrow products since I have unruly brows, I picked up Anastasia's Perfect Brow Pencil in Brunette. I recently ran out of my MAC Lingering brow crayon so I thought I would try something new and hopefully better (what frustrates me about the MAC is that you can't tell how much product remains and I seem to run out at the most inopportune moments). So far, the color is nicely pigmented and it glides on easily and lasts all day. Overall, I am happy thus far. Price point: $22.
I was in need of finding a great soft brush to use with my Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation. Alas, I came across the Sephora Collection Professional Mineral Powder Brush #45. I am in love! The brush is super soft and fits perfectly in the crevices of my face to apply the mineral powder. The handle is nice and sturdy too. Price point: $26.
I cashed in 100 beauty insider points to get a deluxe sample size of Make Up For Ever's HD Microfinish Powder. Currently, as stated above, I am using and loving Laura Mercier's Mineral Foundation, so I don't think I will be using this for a bit of time as I don't want to layer powder over powder.
Finally, I purchased "Boo Boo Bling." Let me be perfectly honest here, I wholeheartedly did intend to give this to my neighbor's darling 7 year old daughter; HOWEVER, I think I will keep these sparkly bandage covers for myself as I am a MAJOR KLUTZ. ;) Price point: $6.
Has anyone tried any of the products mentioned above? I would love to hear your feedback!