Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pic Credit: Sephora Australia Facebook

On Thursday 17th November Sephora opened it's fourth store in NSW and I was lucky enough to be invited to the Media Preview a couple of hours before the store officially opened.  There was a huge queue of about 500 people waiting to get in store (and get some freebies) and with a DJ playing the atmosphere was totally buzzing.  

Pic Credit: Sephora Australia Facebook

I felt totally spoilt to be able to be one of the first in the store and I had the best time playing with all the brand new testers.  We were also given a 20% off voucher to spend on the day so I couldn't resist picking up a few goodies.  I was so undecided about the Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette but I'd literally had a dream about it and in the end I just couldn't resist.  It's a beautiful palette but to be really honest it's not that practical for me.  I also picked up a Sephora single eyeshadow in Satin Corset No281.  This is my third Sephora single eyeshadow now and I've been super impressed with the shimmer range as they are so buttery and pigmented.  Following on in my eyeshadow trend I picked up the 3CE (does anyone know how to pronounce that brand name) Long Wear Eye Crayon in Pleasure.  I've never tried anything from this brand so I'll be really interested to see how this wears.

My haul from the day
The staff in store were super helpful and friendly and went out of their way to make sure I was assisted without being overbearing.  They also snuck some trial and sample size goodies in my bag at the checkout which always puts a smile on my face. 

My haul plus freebies
The opening of Sephora at the Warringah Mall was such a fun event and if you live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney I urge you to head over and check it out.  The whole mall is amazing and with a Sephora, Mecca Maxima and an H&M it's got everything I ever wanted all in one place.  

Where do you hope the next Sephora store will open?  I'm hoping for Adelaide because I used to live there and I know how sorely needed it is!

Kayte xx

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Okay okay I'm extremely late in posting about these as September is now a distant memory but I'll fill you in as quick as I can about these products that I managed to finish or am throwing out.

St Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
I always have one of these in my bathroom as it's a great basic face and body scrub that doesn't cost the earth.

Clinique Moisture Surge
This was a trial size moisturiser that I fell in love with.  Will definitely be repurchasing.

CROP Natural Face Primer*
Not a fan at all - only used a few times - am throwing out!

Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil
I'm a massive fan of everything Clarins and this body oil is no exception - it's so luxe and applies amazingly.  I would use this all the time if it wasn't so bloody expensive.

A'kin Rosehip Oil
I pretty much always use an oil after my serum and before my moisturiser - this is one of my faves.

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser
The best foaming cleanser for dry skin.  Actually does not dry out your skin but still leaves you with that fresh clean feeling.

Lancome Genefique
This was a cute little sample that lasted about a week.  I didn't notice anything special enough to convince me to buy it. 

Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm
My holy grail lipbalm.  I am never without this little pot of gold.

Simple Eye Makeup Remover Pen
I was excited about this because I thought it would be awesome for fixing up makeup mistakes and evening out liquid eyeliner but whilst it is good for the first use, after that the wand becomes dirty so if you want to use it again it just transfers any dark colours on the wand back onto your face.  Doh!

Maybelline Master Shape Eyebrow Pencil
Didn't like.

Australis Eye Pencil
I've had this for waaaay too long.  Bin.

Kayte xx

*Items marked with a * were provided to me for editorial consideration.  This has in no way influenced my opinion.  Honesty always.  You can check out my disclaimer page for more deets.