While I was in Nice, South of France, I made it a priority for me to go to Sephora. All the US bloggers and YouTubers are always raving about on about this store and unfortunately we don’t have it in the UK. I knew there is Sephora in France so I dragged my hubby and daughter along with me.
I picked up several things, things that I wouldn’t be able to get in the UK. I didn’t see the point of getting the exact same things I could get in the UK, especially as the GBP is dropping against the EUR…darn you #brexit!
Products that I bought
TONY MOLY BANANA HAND MILK – EUR 7.95
I picked this up because it looks so cute! It looks like a little banana. It will be great for my handbag. It smells like bananas and is great for moisturising your hands.
MERCI HANDY BLACK VANILLA HAND CLEANSING GEL – EUR 2.90
I always try and carry a hand sanitiser around especially when my daughter was really young. I mean if you are going on public transport during those periods while everyone is coughing and sneezing next to you, hand sanitizers are pretty mandatory, especially because I tend to catch everything! One thing I don’t really like is the alcohol smell of hand sanitisers. The reason why I bought this product is because it smells of musky vanilla which is a scent I love. My hands smell lovely and sexy after I have used it and the smell lasts for quite a while.
SEPHORA BEAUTY AMPLIFIER – PORE AND FINE LINE FILLER – EUR 12.95
Y’all know that I love products that minimises the size of large pores and gives a smooth finish under my makeup. I just find that my makeup looks and feels better. I am eager to try this product as it is considerably cheaper than the Murad Invisiblur which cost me £55!! In a way, I secretly hope this Sephora product is not as good as the Murad one, because if it is better than the Murad Invisiblur, I will be super annoyed to say the least!
SEPHORA DOUBLE DUTY EXFOLIATOR AND MASK – EUR 8.50 (on sale for EUR 2.55)
I am always on the hunt for exfoliating masks and face scrubs because they do wonders for my oily skin. They remove the dead skin and brighten up my complexion, whilst smoothing out my skin texture. I will try this mask and let you guys know my thoughts. It was cheap and cheerful, so I decided to go for it.
SEPHORA CORRECTING MAKEUP SWABS – EUR 1.70 (on sale for EUR 0.51)
I hate when I am doing my eyeliner and my hand goes cray cray and I end up looking I have a black eye. These swabs are specially created for makeup correction. Yes, I know some of y’all will say ‘why not just put a little water a cotton bud?’. I know, I know that works too but these were 51 cents, so I thought why not?!
SEPHORA JELLY MASK MOISTURISING AND ENERGIZING – EUR 13.95 (on sale for EUR 4.18)
This jelly mask has a high concentration of 5 vitamins and claims to give skin a fabulous boost. I know I look 21…cough cough! But I am not! I have noticed that bad habits of my twenties can have a lasting effect on my skin in my #dirtythirties. I reach for products that make my skin look fresher and moisturised. I really do not want to get to my 50’s and start to see wrinkles and dull skin. The work starts now. There are six jelly pods in this pack so I will definitely be giving this a try.
SEPHORA METAMORPHOSIS EXFOLIATING POWDER – EUR 13.95 (on sale for EUR 4.18)
I must admit, I only got this product because I was intrigued and curious. An exfoliating powder? For your face? It contains salicylic acid which is great for breakouts and getting rid of hyperpigmentation. Salicylic acid is great for oily skin so I figured it will help my skin in some sort of way. I am eager to find out!
SEPHORA IT PALETTE – SMOKEY EYESHADOW COLLECTION – EUR 29.95 (on sale for EUR 8.98)
I have used my Sleek I-Divine eyeshadow palette to death! I have hit the pan on several colours already. I wanted a new palette and was so close the buying the Urban Decay Naked Palette when I saw this. I will probably still get the Naked Palette because I was supposed to pick up the Sephora ‘Nude’ palette but picked up the wrong one and got the ‘smokey eyeshadow’ by accident! However I love this Sephora ‘smokey eyeshadow’ one because it has all the eyeshadows I need for a smokey eye look. It has a matte black and 4 glitter eyeshadows. It has a deep purple which I cannot wait to try.
It also comes with a double-ended eyeshadow and angled eyeliner brush and a eyeliner pencil which is definitely an added bonus. I wish I had picked up the ‘nude’ one as well!
So if you are travelling abroad definitely check out Sephora. They have great makeup and beauty products.