A trip to Sephora


Stopped by Sephora for 2 reasons: first, to get a replacement for my Beauty Insider card which I haven’t used in the last 8 years, and second, to receive my Beauty Insider birthday gift which contains 2 lip products from NARS (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella and Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien). Just too happy that they processed both my requests with no fuss and even if it was past my birthday month. And because they were great, I bought a NARS Audacious lipstick.

DSC_0279Nars Audacious Line

Tried Natalie and Juliette, and then I realized I already own several pink corals. Reached out for Anita, but found it too flat on me. Fanny is a beautiful warm berry shade, but it made my lips skinny. Finally found Grace, a rich rose coral that looks red on me. It’s the kind of red that is not intimidating to wear everyday.

Got Audrey and Brigitte from Ericke when Audacious was launched last year. I love the Audacious line so much. I like the lightweight feel and the way it glides nicely. The satiny finish dries to a soft matte that lasts more than 5 hours.

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New Sephora Finds

“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art,” said the champion of individualism, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ain’t that classic?

Eye love

Just how convenient is this new ULTRAFLESH eyeliner kit at Sephora. It comes with 5 long wearing choices. For the Tokidoki fans out there, the eye makeup Pittura Brush Set is a collectible. Mozarella, Adios Amigos and Dunatella will do the tricks. And if dark circles and undereye bags are bothersome, there’s Dark Circles Away with Lumisphere microencapsulated serum from Dr. Brandt. Instant vibrant peepers.Eye essentials at Sephora: 1.ULTRAFLESH™ Black Magic – The Ultimate Jet Black Eye Liner Collection 2.Tokidoki Pittura Brush Set 3.dr brandt dark circles away™ collagen eye serum

Nailing it

The new Only Gold For Me provides a good dose of gold on your tips. The dazzlers are suspended in clear top coat, so you can layer it over your favorite color. There’s also Spark-tacular! Top Coat with multi-colored small flecks reminiscent of the disco era.

From the Sephora by OPI Havana Nights Collection comes an iridescent deep turquoise blue shade. The limited edition nail color reminds me of the sparkly ocean in the summertime.

Gleek out with six mini nail colors inspired by characters in Glee. Get the look of artists on your tips.

To test nail colors, check this out.

Sephora by OPI 1.Only Gold For Me Top Coat 2.Spark-tacular Top Coat 3.Midnight Mambo Nail Color 4.GLEE 6 Piece Mini Kit

Tricks of the trade

When I’m abroad, you can find me at Sephora when I hit the malls. You just can’t check out all the products in one visit. It’s a mecca for beauty product junkies. When I’m not buying anything, I’m testing products. The Beauty Insider program makes shopping at Sephora doubly fun. It can be used online for reward points, but gifts have to be claimed at a Sephora store. It sucks that I can’t claim my birthday gift this year. The gift is a stock size Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shower Gel. Philosophy is love. Delicious Amazing Grace and Aloha Girl body cleansers are personal favorites. iPad users can download the new Sephora app. Get the latest tips and how-to from the pros via the interactive multimedia catalog.

Purring beauty with Hello Kitty

Sanrio’s Hello Kitty still gets me excited after all these years. Found her in the new Sephora beauty collection. I can’t help but fall in love with the collectible fragrance with vintage atomizer. I’d wear the pretty Pink Sprinkles and Frosted Cupcake nail lacquer colors myself.

images via Sephora.com

The cutely packaged Charmmy Kohl Eyeliner kit and Apple Cheeks look fun and wearable. You gotta check out the adorable, whimsical exclusive line over at the best beauty online shop.