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Sephora Haul :)

A trip to the US usually leads to a Sephora pitstop (*ahem* plus pre-trip orders!). I wanted to share my purchases and finds. Once I have tried the new items I will post reviews as I work my way through 🙂

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List of products and, where possible, links to Sephora product pages:

Sephora Favourites Beauty Oils Essentials $58, can’t find this, there were only two on the shelf in store…  – SORRY!

Josie Maran Matchmaker set in Light/Medium $68.

Laura Mercier Flawless Radiance Beauty insider gift – no longer available online – again, SORRY!

Kat Von D Ladybird Eyeshadow Pallete $36, no longer available online – similiar here – I managed to get this in store.

Josie Maran Argan Oil Light 15ml $16 – I picked up this smaller size for travelling.

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist sample, Full size is $25 here.

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base sample, Full size is $25 here.

Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Rose Sugar sample, Full size is $25 here.

Ole Henriksen truth serum Vitamin C collagen booster sample, Full size is $48 here.

Ole Henriken skincare ranging from $8 Truth to Go face wipes to $45 skincare kits, available here – I am really liking this line at the moment.

GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate treatment $69 – a must have once a week mask, one pot has lasted me 5 months!

Fresh Sugar lip treatment SPF15 mini size trio (available near checkout in store), Full sizes are $22.50 here.

Kat Von D  Lock-it Tattoo Foundation samples, Full size is $34 here (FYI: M53 seems to match me well, I am Beige clair 53 in Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation and NC25-30 in Mac)

Hope you enjoyed reading about what I got, and I would love to hear from anyone with Sephora recommendations – as shopping in their stores can be a little overwhelming-!

 

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L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Extraordinary Oil 30ml & Oil-Cream 50ml

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L’Oréal Age perfect Extraordinary Oil & Oil-cream

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Extraordinary Oil 30ml, £19.99

Extraordinary oil is a pleasure to apply, it has a distinct spa massage oil scent, feels quite luxurious for the price and is comparable to higher end face oils I have tried in the past.

How I apply this: taking a few drops in the palm of my hand, warm through my hands and then press the oil onto the face, being careful not to rub.

If I want to do a face massage after a relaxing bath I will take 5-6 drops, press first onto my face and gently massage – I like doing this when I feel tension in my face – as I have a awful habit of frowning when I am working on my computer.

I have replaced my Josie Maran argan oil and Trilogy oil with this for 2 weeks now and am very happy with the results this oil has provided. My skin is much more hydrated, looks less dull and I have found that my base makeup is applying better too. Another bonus for me is that I can use this during the day time as it is much lighter in texture than the face oils I have used before.

There is one negative… the bottle is clear and so I have been keeping it in a dark area on my vanity to keep it from spoiling. I will continue to purchase the Trilogy oil as I like the renewing effects it gives but most likely stop buying the Josie Maran oil as I feel Extraordinary oil does the same job but at a lower price point.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Extraordinary Oil-cream 50ml, £14.99IMG_6936

I have been following Extraordinary oil with this oil-cream and have found it to be very rich and, again, with quite a luxurious, albeit stronger, spa massage oil scent. Very little goes a long way as there is a lot of slip to the texture of Extraordinary oil-cream, and after using this for 1 week I must say that it is too rich for my skin and left my face feeling like a oil-slick. I also have had a few breakouts, being breakout prone this is something I experience with many products and does not mean this would cause breakouts in everyone, but if you are prone to breakouts I would say it may be best to try the face oil alone first.

Using the oil on its own I have found this to be enough moisture for my PM skincare routine. My mum has already expressed that she would like to give this line a try, so I will be passing the cream on to her to try hoping she will have better results.

Samples provided by boots.com.

Have you tried this? If so, what did you think? I would love to hear your comments and suggestions!

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