A Sephora Haul.


If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you will know that a few weeks ago I was living it up in the Big Apple!


Now of course, one of the first things to do other than eat a tonne of grilled cheese was hit Sephora. Twice in Times Square. A beauty nut literally cannot go to NY without dabbling in a little S action!

Now, it’s very likely if you’ve stumbled upon this page that you, like me, love a little Sephora shopping. So, today I bring to you (albeit a little later than planned) a selection of some of the products which made it back to the UK in a ‘fit to burst’ suitcase.  A couple of drugstore items also made the cut.

God, I just love that term. ‘Drugstore’. So American.

Let’s start with:

Farsali’s Unicorn Essence (Skin Enhancing Antioxidant Serum)

Yet to try this magical potion, Farsali’s cleverly named Unicorn Essence is packed with 4 superfruit extracts, Vitamin C and antioxidants. This powerful little product is said to infuse your complexion with beneficial skincare to help prepare skin for moisturiser. Bubblegum pink in colour with a hint of glittery sparkle, I am yet to discover whether this is a ‘Princess product’ or something essential to my every day skincare routine.

Moroccanoil Treatment 

A statement in any hair obsessive’s cabinet. A cult product which surprisingly I have never tried. Moroccanoil recommend applying a small amount to damp or dry hair and then style as usual. With all the freezing cold weather we are having at the moment, I am quite sure my dry hair is going to welcome this.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. (Vitamin C and E Antioxidant Protect and Repair Moisturiser)

Since taking these pictures ages ago, I have already used this little pot up. For dehydrated or dry skin this is a real Godsend.

C.E.O. provides deep moisturisation to the skin.  Never greasy, instead it’s ultra rich and sinks into the skin beautifully leaving a smooth and soft base.

Designed to prevent and repair the skin from visible signs of ageing, this zingy pot of orangey goodness is amazing. C.E.O. has firmly reserved its place on the totally ‘must buy full size of this’ list. I am always on the look-out for a super-rich moisturiser and without a doubt this is the best Sunday Riley product I have ever tried.


Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

A daily exfoliant, cleanser and toner in one. Suitable for normal to dry skin. This creamy water-activated powder removes dirt and grime from the skin to leave skin uber soft. Packed with rice, papaya extract and Pearl (nature’s skin conditioner). Used only a handful of times and as of yet I am not blown away.

 Murad’s Resurgence Hydrating Toner

One of the lovely sales assistants recommended this for very dry skin. Murad’s toner claims to restore moisture balance and soften skin, making this ideal for dry skin in need of a pick me up!

This toner claims to be gentle on the skin, locking in moisture to leave your complexion feeling fresh and supple. I am yet to notice the effects of this, however the peachy scent is delicious and a quick spritz of this feels heavenly.

Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate Cleanser

Exfolikate was not what I expected at all. As the name suggests, I was hoping this would give my skin a proper scrub. However this is a foaming wash. I have used a few times and like the product but this is not really suited to my skin type.

As well as having a rather spendy time in Sephora, one wet morning we headed off to the nearest CVS. The drugstore was perfect to stock up on a couple of new mascaras (Cover Girl’s Total Tease and Physician’s Formula) and a rather appealing named foundation (CG’s Ageless – yes please, I really do want to stay youthful forever). Any good? If they are worth adding to your collection I’ll be sure to let you know.

Sephora haul all wrapped up, finally. If you have visited a beauty mecca recently, is there anything you bought or anything I should add to my list of products to try? Please as always leave a comment below.

If you’re planning a trip to NYC soon, you may just want to read my top tips first.  And if you need further inspiration head on over here.

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