“I used to have faith in fate, believed it would some day be us if I played the cards right, or if I tried hard enough to be someone worth searching for.
Then one afternoon, I sat there alone with a pen in my hand and bleakness in my heart, and the thoughts of you stopped providing comfort.
"You weren't elixir, but the plague I tried to avoid,” I said.“
I wish I could speak to myself a few years ago. I’d tell her to stop wishing on every 11:11 for a love so futile, to let go of someone who made her lose sight of her constellations and allowed her to see herself as a city night without stars.
I’d tell her that she was the universe he would never be a part of, and that will be one of the best things she’ll ever have."
- Ming D. Liu, Stories I'll never tell #135
Hello beauties! I placed an order to Sephora a few weeks ago and have been testing out all of the products I purchased so I thought it would be fun to do a haul and include little mini reviews of each.
I was curious to try this because my skin usually reacts well to glycolic acid, and well.... This brand just always pulls me in. I haven't been using it daily because it's pretty strong so I try to use it every other day. I can't say whether I like this or not yet... I'm not sure. I'll need to use it for a few months to really come up with a for sure answer.
The other skincare product I picked up....
I've been absolutely dying to try both of these products from Sunday Riley and when I saw they had both in a nice sized kit, I just had to snag it! It contains the Luna Oil and Good Genes. Both are great sizes for a kit. Luna and Good Genes are 1 oz in the full size and in the kit, both are .5oz.. That may not sound like a lot but these will easily last you a few months! I'm so glad they made them large enough to really get a feel for them. Skincare products need to be used for at least a few months before you can really start to see changes (most of the time) so this is awesome! These both cost $105 for the full size so the price is on point too!
The Luna Oil is for use only at night and I've kept my Good Genes uses to night only as well. Apply Luna first and let that sit for about 5 minutes before applying Good Genes.... Let me tell you, I saw a difference in my skin within the first week of using these. I don't know if they put baby unicorn tears in here or what but I'm obsessed! My skin has been glowing. I've noticed so many more "good skin days" since adding this to my regimen and although they are both extremely expensive, I definitely plan on buying the full size of both.
This kit is an incredible deal!!
I picked up the travel size of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light ($24):
I wasn't sure if this would look good on my skin tone or not so I thought the travel size was a much better option than dropping $50 on something I may dislike. It's .5oz of product and would probably last a very long time - I wish all companies sold travel sizes like this!
They have one other shade in this range and this is the lightest. It has definitely specks of glitter and it's quite warm. It's not a shade you'd want to use for contouring but it gives you quite the bronze. It's so much more pigmented than it seems!
I'm a little too pale for this right now so I'll be saving this for when I get a bit more of a tan. It's beautiful though and adds a natural looking bronzy glow to the skin. It lasts all day and didn't fade after 7 hours of wear.
Lastly, I went a little crazy in the Anastasia section of Sephora.. I already own the liquid lipstick in Pure Hollywood and love it so I was anxious to try a few other shades. I also picked up two of the lip glosses. I want to get the Modern Renaissance palette but it has been sold out so that will be the next purchase hopefully!
I picked up three shades of liquid lipsticks ($20):
From left to right: Naked, Catnip & Vamp.
I absolutely LOVE all three shades. They are super pigmented and long wearing. I'm not very picky when it comes to liquid lipsticks, I love almost every one I try but this formula is one of the best in my opinion.
Naked is a great nude shade for my pale beauties, especially those with yellow/olive undertones who have a hard time finding pale nudes that look "natural" on them. Sorry, the only photo I have wearing this one so far is a crappy Snapchat picture. I love doing a slight ombre with a darker lip liner.
Catnip is a bright, vibrant pink and although I don't wear pink lip colors very often, I grab for this one a lot!
My only complaint with this one, an error in packaging: the sifter is not working properly and way too much product comes out with each application. I could have sent it back for a replacement but I hate doing that so I just try to scrape the product back into the tube before application.
Vamp is hands down one of my favorite lipsticks I own. It pulls very dark on me once it dries completely and looks more brown than red but it's so unique and it's incredible for fall!
Last but not least, the lip glosses! Unfortunately I don't have photos wearing these yet but let me know if you'd like to see them on! ($16):
Undressed is a beautiful peachy nude and Gilded is a gorgeous gold metallic!
These are the most pigmented glosses I've ever used! They are slightly sticky but not too bad and pretty long-wearing for a gloss. I plan to purchase more shades for sure!
So there's my haul! I hope you enjoyed it!
I recently placed an order to Forever 21 for some clothes so if you'd like to see that haul as well, let me know! As always, leave any post requests you'd like to see in the comments below!
Love you all.