Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sephora Purchases

Hay lovlies!
On our trip to Portugal, myself and Trevor headed to Algarve shopping centre, and you can imagine my excitement when i saw they had a SEPHORA as we dont have one here in Ireland :)
We headed straight for the door... taking a few snapshots before heading inside!

So, heres what i picked up on holidays:
(*all products here are not from Sephora)

I picked up products from Sleek- Pout Paints, FaceForm countor and blush palette, and their be beautiful blemish Balm.
Swatches here are: Face Form Contouring and blush palette in Light 373... Contour, highlight and blush.
The colours are FAB! The bronzer is quite similar to Hoola from benefit:
(On the left: Hoola from Benefit, On the right: Contour from Sleek face form in shade Light 373)

Next is a swatch from the BB cream, i chose the colour 801 Fair, as im super pale and the next shade up seemed a little dark. This BB cream has a really nice creamy texture and has good coverage.

Lastly theres a swatch of the 2 Sleek Pout Paints i purchased. Shade Cloud, and shade Pin Up.
I purchased these shades because i LOVE a red lip, and the white because its so versatile, i can mix them together to create any shade of pink i wish by adding in more/ less white pout paint to the red shade.
The texture of these is really thick and gloopy. The colour pay off is amazing though. A little really does go a LOOOONNNG way! You only need a little dot of product to use over the entire lip area.
These are really handy too as i work as a makeup artist, i can create shades to suit any client from light dusty pink to deep red! LOVE IT :)

Next i went to visit the KIKO makeup store... which i had never heard of before. But the shop front and looking inside looked so clean and organised that it just invited you in for a look.
Isnt it so clean looking? :)

I was pleasantly surprised in KIKO... as i had never heard of it before, i didnt think the products would be that good. I was wrong!
I was so impressed by everything in the store, i wanted to buy it all. The prices were really cheap too, but i had discovered KIKO near the end of the evening-when all the money was spent :)
Luckily, theyre available online at if you live in the UK... I will just have to get my family over there to mail em to me :)
I picked up:
Hydrating mask for just €4, can you believe it? Its lovely and creamy on the skin and it really works to hydrate the skin. You need to make sure you rinse it off and not just to use it as a moisturiser, as it doesnt fully soak in and will leave your skin looking a little paler.

I also got a lippy in shade 918, it reminds me of Rimmel Asia a little bit just with a slightly more pink tone to it. Its quite natural, and the consistancy is perfect. These lipsticks smell just like the MAC ones and the consistancy is similar to that of a cremesheen by MAC.
I also picked up a mascara named Luxurious Lashes in Black.
The brush on this mascara is huge, making it easy to coat all the lashes and give them a real curl. I have long lashes anyway, but iv gotten so many compliments since i started using this mascara. I think it was only €3.50 or something!

Lastly, i picked up a coconut body scrub in a little store that myself and Trevor found in the old town of Albuifeira in Portugal. They made all the soaps and scrubs and body lotions behind the counter in a little room. It was incredible! They made soeaps in the shapes of cakes, fruit, biscuits etc. I wish i had taken photographs, it was gorgeous! The products were priced cheap for being handmade and they all smelled so delicious!
I picked up a Natural exfoliator Sea salt scrub in Coconut... it cost €5.00 for a 100g jar. The consistancy is perfect too, more creamy than salty but contains just enough salt to slough off those dead skin cells.
Myself and Trevor tried to find the store again a few days later armed with a purse full of money to buy more of these fab products but we couldnt find it. It was lost up a narrow cobbled street somewhere, never to be found again! But on the container it had the website i realised when we got home... It can be found at, check it out :)

Well, thats all the purchases i picked up while abroad.
I left a very happy girl!

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