Ole Henriksen

Welcome to the second skincare brand review! Thursday nights I work late which means no makeup, only removing of my face to help clean the skin below. The first moisturizer I used as an adult was Sheer Transformation by Ole Henriksen. My roommate gave me a travel sized version she didn’t need and I was…

Givenchy

Hello hello again friends. Today was a special one because it was my first official fancy brand. I consider the brands based on high end design lines (Marc Jacobs, YSL, Dior, etc.) to be the most luxurious of the luxury found at Sephora. Is this true? Who’s to know! It wouldn’t be the first time…

Becca 

I’m going to start this review honestly and say my face feels like it needs cleaned. I wish I didn’t have plans tonight because nothing would satisfy me more than scrubbing off my face and revealing the skin I still think is hidden underneath. Nevertheless. There was a long break between brands and I was…

Vacation Must Haves

I live for vacation. My everyday life only exists so I can have money to go on vacation. And pay my credit cards and student loans, but whatever. I was raised to travel and see different places so nothing restores my soul quite like getting away. Part of the fun of vacation is preparing for…

Hourglass

Sometimes with makeup you have a vision of how it will turn out and then sometimes you realize the eyeshadow was way more pigmented than you realized and suddenly everything changed. The latter is my life today. My first encounter with Hourglass came from my best friend’s obsession with the blush. At the time, I…

Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier is so hot right now thanks to the brand’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Because we’re in the YouTube age, a few influencers began supporting this product and suddenly it’s flying off the shelves almost as fast as Champagne Pop highlighters or Better than Sex mascara. Another frequently purchased items are the tinted moisturizers,…

Anastasia Beverly Hills

About 10 minutes into my shift this morning, I shattered a lightbulb. The moment it broke, my soul broke and I was over everything. I had been struggling with a shelf for most of those 10 minutes, trying to get a piece out from underneath and so far all I had accomplished was carnage. Naturally,…

Origins

Three days a week I have the opportunity to do my makeup at work, and one day a week I have time to take it off and take care of my skin. I usually mask during this time, using one that addresses whatever problem I’m currently facing, but then I realized I could use this…

Cover FX + Friends

Today was a hodge podge of brands because Cover FX doesn’t have a full line. It’s a full gondola at Sephora, but only because they still 20 different foundations and setting powders and it’s cray. Not 20, but you know, it’s a lot of base makeup. My first cream contour kit was from Cover FX….

Clinique

There are many brands at Sephora I can’t wait to try (Marc Jacobs) and then there are brands I wish I could pretend didn’t exist (Bare Minerals), and Clinique falls somewhere in the middle. In fact, I almost skipped today because I cared so little, but my coworkers convinced me to carry on and so…

Tarte // Make Believe in Yourself

Today actually started as a great day for me and Tarte, not because of the makeup application, but because the gondola got an update. In my operations role, I spend a significant amount of time organizing and stocking the shelves. Some of the brands have really terrible shelves that make it clear whoever designed them…

Sephora Collection

Sometimes I would avoid Sephora Collection because I’m bougie and want the name recognition. Yes, I know I’m the worst. But I’m getting better I promise. Mainly because now I know that Louis Vuitton owns Sephora Collection so I’m maybe the bougiest of all. Jk. Sephora Collection stands as one of the most affordable brands…