Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Sephora Holiday Sale Haul!

This was a great year for the Sephora Holiday Sale! I got some products that I am loving, so I just had to share a video with some of my thoughts and impressions (also, I think this thumbnail that YouTube picked is hilarious, so I kept it as is because I feel like it’s a pretty accurate facial expression for when I’m excited lol):

Here are the products mentioned in the video:

NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette: This palette contains the Laguna bronzing powder, Orgasm blush, and Orgasm highlighting powder ($42).

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette: This palette has 12 amazing eyeshadow shades in some gorgeous pinks, purples, and reds ($49).

Sunday Riley Space Race Collection: This set contains the Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner, the UFO Acne Treatment Face Oil, and the Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask ($65).

I’m hoping to do more in-depth reviews after I’ve had more of a chance to play around with these products!

Did you participate in the holiday sale? What did you get?? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Caudalie Vine Body Butter

Confession time: I’ve just been using body butter/lotion after shaving. I know that I really should be moisturizing my whole body more often. I should treat it as respectfully as my face. But I’ve just been feeling kind of lazy. Anyway, in an attempt to do a better job at warding off dry skin this upcoming winter, I decided to invest in the Caudalie Vine Body Butter. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $34.

I can’t even imagine how long this is going to last! Just a teeny amount seems to cover so much. It’s a thick cream, but you need so little that it really does dry quickly. Also, it has a faint hint of grapeseed oil and grapefruit scent. I love it!

This product contains shea butter, so it’s extremely moisturizing. It’s also Certified Clean by Sephora, so it’s more natural than a lot of other skincare products. This is one reason why I love Caudalie as a brand!

I’m really pleased with this lotion! It’s definitely going to last me all winter – if not longer. I know my skin is going to really thank me (especially the rough bits around my elbows!)

Do you have a favorite body butter? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask

I love when I get samples of new masks to try. I adore a good face mask! Recently, I got a great sample from Boscia – the Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $38.

First off, I love that this mask is BRIGHT GREEN. It’s perfect for Halloween! The color, of course, is caused by the ingredient of matcha green tea, which boasts a lot of skincare benefits. This mask claims to reduce redness and inflammation while minimizing pores and reducing excess oil.

Now, after I let this one dry, I was distressed by how difficult it was to scrub off. Of course, afterwards my skin looked more red from the scrubbing. However, overall, this seemed great for my skin. My pores definitely looked better and the next day, my skin seemed clearer and smoother. This product is also Certified Clean by Sephora, so it’s created without a lot of harmful ingredients found in other skincare products.

Overall, I think this is another great Boscia mask (although it isn’t going to replace my favorite – the black luminizing mask!)

Have you tried any masks by Boscia? If so, which is your favorite? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water

Micellar Waters are a great invention. They are one of the gentlest way to cleanse the skin and they don’t require any rinsing. I’ve tried so many on the market, and recently I decided to give the Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water a shot. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $14.

This is definitely my new favorite micellar water. It’s extremely gentle, but it is also very effective at cleansing (and even removing some makeup!) Some other micellar waters that I’ve tried have just felt like literally splashing my face with tap water, but this one actually works wonders. It leaves my skin feeling clean and nourished thanks to it’s powerful ingredients: organic grape water, chamomile extract, and plant glycerin. Overall, I just love this product and I’ll definitely be repurchasing. It’s not strong enough to use as my sole cleanser when wearing heavy eye makeup, but it’s become my go-to morning cleanser and part of my evening double cleanse (after a makeup-removing oil).

Have you tried a micellar water? If so, what was your experience? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Murad Acne Body Wash

I’m always trying to cultivate clearer skin. I have so many face products, but it occurred to me that I didn’t have anything for the rest of my body. Recently, I decided to try the Murad Acne Body Wash. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $40.

My fear when using this product was that the salicylic acid would dry out my skin, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised that that hasn’t happened. However, after about a month of use, I can’t say that I really see any difference in my skin. Sure, this is an adequate body wash, but it’s definitely not worth $40 since I don’t see any difference between how my skin reacts to this one versus a much cheaper body wash from the drugstore. I’ll keep using this one until it’s all out, but I definitely won’t be repurchasing.

Have you had any experience with this product? If so, be sure to let me know how it went in the comment section!

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The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm

As the weather turns cooler, I know it’s time to prevent chapped lips. Whether caused by cold weather or too much longwear lipstick, I know my lips tend to be dryer than I’d like them to be, so I am always on the lookout for the next best balm. Recently I was able to try the Antioxidant Lip Balm from The Organic Pharmacy. This product retails online for $21.50.

I am obsessed with this balm now! It’s exceptionally nourishing and moisturizing without ever feeling even a bit sticky. It has some amazing ingredients too: shea butter, vitamin e oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, honey, pomegranate, and rose hips. Since using this product regularly, my lips feel smoother, more supple, and never dry. I can’t wait to use this one all winter long. I highly recommend it!

Have you used this product or do you have a different favorite lip balm? Be sure to let  me know in the comment section!

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Sunday Riley Luna Night Oil

Acne is so annoying, but it’s even more annoying trying to find a product that can combat it well. There are lots of acne-fighting ingredients on the market, but they just don’t work for everyone. It takes some trial and error to see what will work for you. Thankfully, I’ve discovered that products with blue tansy seem to really help my skin, so I was excited when I was sent a deluxe sample of the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil which contains blue tansy. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $105.

I’m not going to lie, I definitely wanted to hate this product because of the steep price tag. Unfortunately, like most Sunday Riley products, it was actually fantastic. Even after one use, my skin looked clearer and more radiant. Over time, my acne has started improving, and my pores look less noticeable. It even helped my dry skin. Literally the only thing I can complain about with this product (besides the price) is the smell. I can’t quite describe the scent, but it’s definitely nearing rancid. Thankfully, you get used to it after a few minutes.

Well, I guess I’m just going to have to surrender and start investing more in Sunday Riley. This is a dark day for my wallet.

Have you tried this product or something else from Sunday Riley? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Caudalie Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream

I seem to always have dark circles under my eyes. I’m sure part of it is genetic (as an aunt so rudely pointed out once as she traumatized my 16-year-old self), but it’s probably also caused by lack of sleep and not drinking enough water. Anyway, I’m obsessed with religiously applying eye cream, and I’m always trying new ones. Recently, I purchased the Caudalie Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $39.

While I love Caudalie, I’m not loving this product. It’s main ingredient is Vitamin C, which is great for brightening. However, after about a month of using this product, I’ve seen very little difference in my under eye region. My dark circles look about the same, but this also does not seem to smooth the area at all. It’s not even a teeny bit nourishing or moisturizing, so it just doesn’t fill in and saturate the area. Essentially, there seems to be very little difference when I use this vs. when I don’t use this when it comes to makeup application.

Overall, I found this to be a pretty disappointing eye cream. I’ve used much better eye creams that were much cheaper from the drugstore. So, I guess it’s back to my quest to find the holy grail of eye creams.

Do you have a favorite eye cream for moisturizing and combatting dark circles? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask

Hi, my name is Tiffany, and I’m a maskaholic. I might inadvertently be on a personal quest to try every face mask on the market because it seems like I just keep reviewing them! Face masks are a very potent part of skincare and can have immediate effects, so I just adore them. Recently, I had the opportunity to try the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $28.

I absolutely love this mask! It’s so versatile and gentle that it works for all skin types. It has rose clay to clean the pores, willow herb for clarity, and jojoba beads for exfoliating. This is a one-stop skincare regimen dream! After using this mask a few times, my skin looked a bit clearer and was noticeably softer and smoother. I can’t wait to see the effects as I continue to use this product!

I’m loving this sample, and it’s pretty much gone, so I’ll definitely have to purchase the full-size version soon! Origins is a mostly natural brand, so it’s certified Sephora Clean. It’s also free of nasty things like parabens and sulfates.

Have you tried this mask? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section!

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Burt’s Bees Herbal Complexion Stick

Well, I may have just turned 27, but my acne seems to still be sticking around. While it’s much better than it was in my late teens and early twenties, I still need to keep a spot treatment around for certain times of the month. Recently, I decided to try a more natural alternative to combatting acne: the Burt’s Bees Herbal Complexion Stick which is sold at Target and similar retails for about $8.

I really love this product! The tea tree oil is a natural way to fight acne, and I find that this one does a great job at working pretty fast. As is true with most spot treatments, it’s a bit drying, so I try to use it just in the essential areas where blemishes are trying to emerge. This product also includes willow bark extract which fights acne by unclogging pores.

Burt’s Bees is a nearly natural brand, and this product is 99.9% natural (which is good enough for me!) I love that it uses natural ingredients, is effective at fighting acne, and has such an affordable price tag! I definitely can see myself purchasing this one over and over again.

Have you tried this product or do you have a favorite spot treatment? Feel free to let me know in the comment section!

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