Sunday, 2 November 2014

Florida Haul: Sephora

Sephora US Beauty Haul Post

Remember when I said in my Sunshine State Shopping Wishlist (link here) that make-up wise I was going to be rather restrained, well clearly that didn't happen. However, in my defence this was me being pretty selective when it came to Sephora as I had my eye on so many different holiday sets, most notably the Too Faced La Belle Carousel and basically every single Sephora Collection gift set in the store, yet I managed to resist buying those. I've got my fingers crossed that the majority of them will go into the sale and that I can make a bulk Sephora order at that time. Just in case you aren't aware, you can have certain products from Sephora shipped to the UK for an all-inclusive cost of £6, presuming you spend over £75 and this is why I've added links to this particular haul post (just hover over the product names for these). 

Sephora Collection Make Up For Ever HD Elizabeth and James Beauty Haul Post

Since I genuinely couldn't remove the twenty or so shades of the Waterproof Jumbo Liners that I had swatched all over the back of my hands, despite scrubbing my hands and taking a shower, I knew that I would definitely need to get myself a waterproof eye make-up remover whilst I was over there. This certainly removes the Waterproof Jumbo Liners without any issue so I can't wait to put it to the test with some more, even trickier to remove products, I'm looking at you Benefit's They're Real! mascara!

Sephora Collection Lip Glitters Retractable Pencils in 03 Glittering Pink and 05 Glittering Plum $12

On our last full day we just so happened to be passing by our local JCPenney, which obviously meant I had to have a farewell shop in the Sephora inside JCPenney. That's when I saw a product that I hadn't seen in any of the multiple Sephora's that I had paid a visit to during my holiday thus far. It was then that the girl at Sephora let me know that she had just put them out that morning and that they were limited edition. I ummed and ahhed as I do already have too many lip crayon kinds of products, as it is, but as soon as I swatched these shades they miraculously ended up in my basket and I'm so glad that they did.

Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer in 305 Porcelain $29

I actually only went into Sephora for one specific reason to begin with and that was to get some advice and hopefully be colour matched for a new concealer. But once you find yourself in the epicentre of Sephora it's very, very difficult not to get pretty distracted.
I went in looking for a medium coverage concealer that would work with my dry skin and as soon as this was applied I knew it was the one for me. It was also the very last tube in my shade in the entire store, so it definitely felt like it was meant to be.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball $22

After hearing such a buzz about the Elizabeth and James fragrances I had to have a little sniff of both the White and the Black versions. When I first sprayed the two I was convinced that I would be adding the Black version to my perfume collection but I didn't want to be too hasty with my Sephora purchasing (that obviously went right out the window on the final week of the holiday though), so I applied Nirvana White to one wrist and Nirvana Black to the other. By the end of the day the one that I had went back to the most for a little sniff was the White so I just had to go with my gut and get that one but both scents really are just so unique and utterly brilliant.

Sephora Collection Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof in 20 Beige Glitter and 04 Taupe $14

As I mentioned, I went a little crazy when it came to swatching these eye shadow crayons. The pigmentation and colour pay-off is unbelievable and they really are completely budge proof. When I saw the Beige Glitter shade, it was love at first sight and then the taupe made for the perfect companion shade.

I also got a free sample of the Sephora Collection Instant Depuffing Gel, which I can't wait to give a try (link here).

Sephora Collection Face & Eye Travel Tool Kit Haul Post

Sephora Collection Face & Eye Travel Tool Kit $32
I was actually planning on picking up a few more Real Techniques brushes whilst I was over in the US as they are so much cheaper over there (which seems slightly unfair considering that they originate from the UK but oh well), then I saw this set. The savings alone sold me on this and I can't wait to have a proper play with my new Sephora brushes soon.

Sephora Inside JCPenney Sephora Makeup Must-Haves Beauty Essentials Set Haul Post

Sephora Inside JCPenney Sephora Makeup Must-Haves Beauty Essentials Set $39
I tried to find a link for this set but as it is a Sephora Inside JCPenney exclusive I have been unable to locate one but all of the products included in this specific set, except for the Bite lipstick, can be found in the Sephora Favourites Superstars Set (link here). This set is unreal! Like I literally couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw it.
When you take into consideration the fact that the Smashbox BB Cream is $39 to buy on it's own and this entire set is $39, I mean how is that even possible? You get a FULL SIZE Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream (in my shade, might I add), a FULL SIZE NARS Orgasm Blush, a FULL SIZE Stila Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and a FULL SIZE Urban Decay Eye Shadow in the shade Sin!! Then you also get a mini Benefit They're Real! Mascara and a mini Bite lipstick, as well as the gorgeous make-up bag that this set is housed in, all for $39! I really can't wait to do a full review of this set very soon.

Sephora Sale Nail Polishes Nails Inc Formula X

Assortment of Nail Polishes from the Sephora Sale

I then picked up a variety of different nail polishes, all of which were in the sale. The Forumla X polishes were an absolute steal at $2.99 (they normally retail for $12.50) and the Nails Inc polishes were $4 (we pay £12 for them over here and when you do a little dollar to pound conversion, that means I actually paid £2.50 a polish for Nails Inc at Sephora!)

And that isn't all! I actually picked up a very exciting palette that I will be including in my blog's first birthday giveaway in December. As I mentioned in the first of my four Florida Haul posts, last Sunday (link here), I piecked up a selection of US products for the sole purpose of giving them away to mark the fact that it will have been a full year since I first started Ellis Tuesday. 

I'm going to be doing an in depth review of each of the products that I have included in this haul in the upcoming weeks and months, which is why I haven't went into too much detail in this particular post. Are there any products in particular that you would like me to review first? What would you have picked up in Sephora? Have you placed a Sephora order here in the UK yet? If so, let me know how you got on with that, as I have a feeling I might be placing one very soon.


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