• My Latest Sephora Haul

    sephora haul

    My undying love for a good Sephora haul never disappoints, wouldn’t you agree? It’s basically my one stop shop for just about all things beauty. I’ve typically bought most of my makeup, skincare, and beauty tools from Sephora unless it’s a brand they don’t carry – which seems to be rare. Here are some of my finds from my latest Sephora haul in a variety of categories and why.

     Newest Finds



    I didn’t start using self tanners until the past few months, mainly out of fear I’d turn out looking like George Hamilton. I’ve now used a few different brands, including this water mousse, and St. Tropez still ranks as my favorite. The water mousse is quite soft in appearance, giving you the ability to build upon the layers without worrying you’ll overdo it. They also have a face mist I’ve yet to try, but currently have in my cart.

    I’m still in the process of ‘testing out’ the Kopari coconut deodorant, but I remain on the fence in general when it comes to natural deodorants. I think I just have smelly armpits that need stronger protection than natural ingredients. Do you guys have a recommendation? I love the brand – but sadly the deodorant doesn’t seem to be enough for my pits.

    I’m a huge huge believer in beauty blenders, they’re my favorite beauty tool by far. And I’ll admit up front I’m terrible at keeping them clean. When I saw this cleaner I thought maybe too good to be true? I’m happy to report I was not disappointed – it works like magic! I like to wash my brushes and sponges with castile soap to really get the oils and grime out, but I think this is a great in-betweensie for the sponges.

    You all know I put on a face mask at least twice a week. Their ability to transform your skin is so undervalued, in my opinion. GlamGlow is one of my top five mask brands – and it’s tough to pick an overall favorite from their line. I recently tried this new 60-second “instamud” mask – which is great if you don’t want to wait around with a mask on your face. I definitely had a lovely post-mask glow with tighter pores and soft skin. One of my other GlamGlow favorites is the Supermud mask – talk about amazing skin! The activated charcoal helps detoxify and clear up your skin – you have to try it if you haven’t already!

    Kiehls is another favorite skincare brand of mine. Their face masks are a-mazing! I bought the lip buttermask mainly wondering if I would love it as much as the Laneige lip sleeping mask. Comparing the two: the buttermask is $24 vs Laneige lip mask at $20. You can definitely taste some type of butter element in the Kiehls product – I’m unsure if I care for it or not. My lips were nourished and soft once I woke up in the morning but I think the Laneige mask delivers a little bit better of a result. The Laneige product is silkier than the buttermask and didn’t taste strange – in my opinion.

    I consider myself a lipstick fanatic – the bolder the better. When I saw these little lip trios – I had to try them! Huda Beauty generally delivers incredible products, all full of pigment and amazing color. These matte lip minis were no different and they come in fun nude shades as well. I liked the variety of shades and didn’t feel like they leeched the moisture out of my lips like some matte products tend to do.

    I use a variety of concealers for different purposes. Lately, I’ve been trying to master the ‘cut crease’ in my eye looks. I needed a concealer that didn’t come in a tube and applied easily to an eye brush. For concealer on my face/for my contouring routine, I rotate between Tarte and this NARS product. Both are fantastic and give great coverage while blending out effortlessly.

    Have you heard of Hum Nutrition before? I’m amazed at their variety of products for seemingly endless body qualms. I’m trying their Skinny Bird which helps boost metabolism and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Their products are gluten free and sustainably sourced. I’m also taking their Hair gummies (delish) to help grow out my hair. You can visit their website to take a quiz to help you figure out the best match for you and your needs!

    sephora haul

    What are your favorite beauty products, which ones would you not buy again? Spill the beans!


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    1. Nataly
      July 10, 2018 / 10:17 am

      St. Tropez is my favorite self-tanner too! I need to try the water mousse formula!

    2. July 10, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      I have always wanted to try St. Tropez self tanning cream! All of the other products you mentioned sounds amazing!

    3. Andrea Darst
      July 10, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      The Pinterest link doesn’t bring up any other accounts to follow!

      • July 10, 2018 / 1:50 pm

        Hi Andrea! I just checked it – seems to be working. Pull up the 25 accounts being followed by that pinterest account 🙂

    4. July 10, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks for sharing your new finds – I haven’t heard of any of those brands/products! I’m definitely trying to branch out more in the products I use!

    5. July 10, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      These all sound amazing! I wanted to try that Instamud mask!

      cute & little

    6. July 11, 2018 / 7:07 am

      Those HUDA lip colors are gorgeous! That beauty blender cleaner needs to go in my cart asap, my beauty blenders are so dirty (can’t clean them good!)

    7. July 11, 2018 / 7:15 am

      I’m very intrigued at the vitamins. I haven’t heard of this brand before. I’ll be interested to hear your results!

    8. Tonya Tardiff
      July 11, 2018 / 8:55 am

      Ah I’m doing a Sephora haul soon too! I just got some Glam Glow products from Sephora that I can’t wait to try out!

    9. July 11, 2018 / 11:26 am

      Aww, what a great haul! I seriously love Glam Glow products!

    10. July 11, 2018 / 12:10 pm

      What a great giveaway! I just love Nordstrom. I’ll have to check out their anniversary sale 🙂

    11. July 11, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      So many good products here! Makes me want to go shopping right now!

    12. July 12, 2018 / 9:48 am

      thanks for sharing these products! i love st.tropez and nars products

    13. July 12, 2018 / 12:23 pm

      I have smelly pits. After I did an armpit detox, I’ve been using Arm & Hammers natural deodorant. It gets me through the day until my workout but I do smell extra funky post workout but didn’t happen with non-natural ones.

    14. Becca Wilson
      July 13, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      All of this stuff that you got looks so awesome. This is also such a fantastic giveaway & good luck to everyone entering!

    15. July 15, 2018 / 1:40 am

      St Tropez is such a great tanner! Great sephora haul!!

    16. Stephanie
      July 15, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      Ahh I’m glad you talked about that cleaner for brushes & sponges. I’m terrible at keeping my sponges clean as well so I might need to check this out! And oooh another good face mask by GlamGlow – what’s new!? 🙂 I love their illuminating moisturizer as well as their masks. It’s fabulous! This was such a fun round-up!

    17. Ashley DTKAustin
      July 16, 2018 / 9:27 am

      You got so many great products! I LOVE HUM and Kopari!! Such a great roundup!

    18. July 17, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the Kopari Deodorant for a while – definitely need to give it a try!

      Birdie Shoots

    19. July 17, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      These are such great finds. I love anything kopari and I was looking into getting their new deodorant, now I’m going to get them. Thank you.

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