Sephora Haul (+ a few first impressions)

Sephora Haul June 2017

As I mentioned in my Clothing Haul post from Sunday, I recently went on a bit of a shopping spree at a local mall. While in Sephora, I picked up a couple of things that I’d like to share with you.

Sephora Favourites Summer Essentials

Sephora Favorites – Summer Essentials

I knew I had to purchase this the second I saw it. I am always reluctant to spend a large amount of money on an item I know nothing about (though Sephora does have a very generous return policy), so this collection is perfect for me. I get the opportunity to try out a few different products and see what I like. The kit is advertised as a retail value of $62 CAD, but sold for $49 CAD. In my local Sephora, the priced was reduced even further to $33 CAD!

Note: I am not sure if this product is available in American Sephora stores, or if it is exclusive to Canadian locations.

I am especially excited to find out if the Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum cream works, as I heard it can reduce stretch marks!

Here’s a list of all the items inside the Summer Essentials kit:

  • Bumble and bumble. – Surf Spray (50ml / 1.7 fl oz)
  • Estee Edit – Pore Vanishing Stick (4g / 0.14oz)
  • First Aid Beauty – Ultra Lip Repair Therapy (14.8ml / 0.5 fl oz)
  • Glamglow – Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow (7ml / 0.24oz)
  • Living Proof. – Restore Perfecting Spray (50ml / 1.7 fl oz)
  • Murad – Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture (7.5ml / 0.25 fl oz)
  • Origins – A Perfect World SPF 40 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea (15ml / 0.5oz)
  • Shiseido – Urban Environment UV Protection Cream SPF 40 for Face/Body (15ml / 0.6oz)
  • Sol De Janeiro – Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (24ml / 0.81 fl oz)
  • Tarte – Brazilliance PLUS+ Self Tanner (15ml / 0.5 fl oz)
  • Tarte – Tarteguard 30 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection SPF 30 (7ml / 0.23 fl oz)

If you would like for me to review the items in this kit, please leave me a comment down below! 


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara ($30 CAD)

I honestly have no idea why it took me this long to try this mascara. People have been raving about this product for years, so I finally decided to give it a shot. So far, I absolutely love it! I definitely can’t confirm or deny their “1944% more volume claim”, but I will say it extends and adds volume to my lashes quite well. I love the wand shape, it even works well for putting mascara on the bottom lashes. The only thing I dislike about the wand is that it’s fairly heavier than the mascara wands I have used in the past.

Cruelty Free: ✓


Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original ($26 CAD)

Before purchasing this eyeshadow primer, I had been using a Mary Kay eyeshadow primer that I’d had for years. It was definitely time for a new one, and I’d heard some great things about the Urban Decay Primer Potion from my friends. I don’t wear eyeshadow frequently, but I like to use eyeshadow primer to keep my eyeliner in place all day.

Cruelty Free: ✓


Those are all of the items I picked up from Sephora during my latest visit. My total came to about $95 CAD, I’m sure most people can agree that trips to Sephora (while fun) are never cheap 😉

Do you have any of the makeup products that I mentioned? Did they end up working out for you? Let me know in the comments 🙂  

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6 thoughts on “Sephora Haul (+ a few first impressions)

  1. […] Lips are important too, so I like to use these two products to keep them hydrated. I received the lip scrub in a Vegan Cuts Beauty Box (you can tell that I got my money’s worth with that box, so many great products), and my favourite part is that you can eat the excess product! The lip balm came in the Sephora Summer Essentials bag I mentioned in my Sephora Haul post. […]


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