There are only a few places where I can spend hours exploring and experimenting with products, while talking myself into items that I never set out to buy… That holy place is SEPHORA! As we approach the season of giving, SEPHORA should be your first stop to stock up on stalking stuffers, gift sets, and amazing spa products. Here are my top selections for the makeup junky and spa fanatic in your life.
FOR THE MAKEUP JUNKY
If you haven’t heard about Rhianna’s new makeup line, then you have missed out on the recently awarded BEST FOUNDATION from the Beauty Innovators Award and one of the 25 BEST INVENTIONS in Time Magazine!
There’s something for everyone here! But I would go with the limited addition GALAXY EYE SHOWDOW PALLET. It’s a glitter eye shadow palette of 14 star-dusted shades. For the beauty lovers, this would be the best accompaniment pallet to accessorize any eye look.
KAT VON D
It’s all about that highlight baby! Us beauty junkies would know, as we live to blind you with the new (and limited edition) metallic palette by Kat Von D. This is a perfect stalking stuffer, as the metal trio offers metallic shades to add a bit of sparkle and dimension to any look.
Add that finishing touch with Velour lashes! FIRST – CANADIAN OWED AND OPPERATED BRAND! Hello! That alone should be the number one reason to run out and grab a few. But if that doesn’t push you, then let the quality speak for themselves. Cruelty free, up to 25 wears and these are the same lashes Beyoncé swears by!
The Velour Silk Eye Shape Sets are designed to help you find the perfect lashes for the five most common eye shapes: almond, monolid, deep-set, hooded, and round. The Eyeshape Collection features a range of natural and three-dimensional, lash designs that are made on ultra-thin, cotton-thread bands for the most comfortable and lightweight wear.
This is one of my fav brands! And if you’re a junky like me, this is DEFINITELY on your wish list this season! Another limited edition, this TARTE – TARTIEST PRO VAULT has everything from eye, lip and complexion products.
What’s great about Tarte is that everything is dermatologist tested, all eye products are ophthalmologist tested and safe for contact lens wearers (like me). The Mascara and eyeliners and lashes are all vegan and cruelty free.
FOR THE SPA FANATICPETER THOMAS ROTH
This collection comes with four of his bestselling masks and 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. SO SO GOOD!!!
1) The Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox™ Hydrator helps hydrate, soothe, and calm the appearance of dryness and other types of skin irritation.
2) The 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm leaves skin looking firmer, smoother, and more radiant, with fewer visible fine lines and wrinkles.
3) The Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask helps draw out dirt, oil, and impurities as it infuses skin with vital moisture, vitamins, and essential minerals.
4) The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer provides three types of exfoliation—enzymatic, chemical and manual—to help improve the look of a dull, aging, and congested complexion.
5) The 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches help improve the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet, and puffiness in as little as 10 minutes.
I’m in love with this line of products as it has something for everyone! I have acne prone skin, so I am lover of the Acne line. But the OILS! I swear by them and my face just drinks them up!
Choose anything from the collection as it pertains to your needs, but here are my favs!
U.F.O Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil – A quick-absorbing, medicated dry oil to clear congested pores, treat and prevent acne, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for clearer, smoother skin.
C.E.O C + E antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturizer – A hydrating moisturizer that infuses skin with high-potency, advanced vitamin C (THD ascorbate) to fight the first visible signs of aging while providing powerful antioxidant support.
Sunday School Skincare Set – Love this kit! Great for the traveler! A highly-active, anti-aging regimen that visibly improves the signs of premature aging—from fine lines and wrinkles to dark spots and uneven texture.
The Olehenriksen Truth Serum is a powerful anti-aging serum formulated with vitamin C and collagen for brightening and all-day hydration.
I love a good serum as its potent and penetrates better then any other formula. Vitamin C is so important for skin brightening and prolonging that youthful glow!
This is another one of my absolute favourite beauty brands! And by far I love the Body Perfecting Duo that they offer in their line. The set harnesses the powers of grape with an exfoliating scrub and luxurious body butter. It’s great for those with Dry, dull and uneven skin tone.
You start with the Crushed Cabernet Scrub, it’s a natural, wine-inspired body scrub that offers rich exfoliation for your body. The formula claims to drain, refine, soften, and nourish the skin. All I care about is that it leaves my skin feeling so, so smooth.
Next you’re directed to seal your skin with moisture and apply Claudalie’s rich and creamy Vine Body Butter. It’s a concentrated moisturizer with active ingredients plus repairing shea butter. I love this rich body butter – that surprisingly absorbs quickly into the skin.
Don’t sleep on Sephora y’all! It literally has something for everyone in your life! And the best part is the return policy, should you ever change your mind or you’re not happy with the product, you can return for a full refund (Some exceptions apply). So whether you’re makeup junky and spa fanatic, there’s something for everyone and every type of skin.
See you there!
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