Thursday, September 2, 2010

Oooooh La La Sephora!!!

As you all know, I have been salivating for the last month @ the thought of stepping into Sephora while on our family vaca. Trust me, it took all of my strength not to demand that as our first stop straight from the baggage claim. And though it might've taken a couple of days...........behold...............**angels singing** Sephora loot!!!

I just want you all to know the bittersweet feeling I experienced while in Sephora. The inner spoiled diva that wishes I had a black amex screamed GO BUCKWILD!!!! But, the sensible, my kids are more important and need to be able to eat self strapped on the seatbelt and reigned it in.

So, this small, but oh so deliciously sweet loot, is what I walked out with. And the bf even got a little excited and splurged on a cologne, lol.

He actually had to hunt for this Diesel cologne because he didn't find it on his first scout through the store. Luckily for me, it gave him something to do while I struggled with my conscience about how much debt I was willing to get myself into.
I also have to admit that prior to the trip I had formed a whole list of "must-haves" from Sephora. But as soon as I walked through those beckoning glass doors, my mind became fuzzy and my list evaporated into thin air. I had a hard time thinking clearly and I literally had the urge to run through the store sweeping everything off the shelves and into my basket like they used to do when they had those grocery shopping spree/splurge contest shows on tv.
So, you can imagine my disappointment when the first display I see is Kat Von D, and the shelves are so empty that I actually don't want to even touch anything in fear of spiders jumping out of the corners. **tears are welling at this point**
But, my ever strong, always ask, mentality came to my rescue......because..........once I asked, the secret world of Sephora employees was shown to me, and voila, the brush set I wanted magically appeared.
Ok, not really, but the girl there said that the Kat Von D stuff goes so quickly, that they actually hide stashes of her stuff!!! Yeah for me!! Thank you oh so generous Sephora girl!!
Okay, on to the next. Urban Decay underground eyeliner.........luv luv luv!! Oh so buttery smooth. And the color is to die for. So sorry, but in all the excitement of buying, using, and posting, I forgot to do a swatch of the actual color.......haha, can you say ROOKIE!! Oh well.
For the next item, I have something awful to admit. I am a victim of advertising and mass marketing. I blame no one but myself and fully admit that I only bought this product because of who uses it and totally endorses it........NARS Turkish Delight. Do you know who I'm talking about??? KK aka Kim Kardashian totally loves Turkish Delight and pushes this product like her bodacious booty's life depends on it. Lol, a little exaggeration there.
But all in all, a very stupid waste of my egotistical, I wanna be famous $24, or whatever ridiculous amount it was. I DO NOT LIKE IT AT ALL!!
Before I start to get like a billion hate emails about my super critical review, let me just say two things. You can call it my defense.
1. I had very high hopes and expectations because someone "famous" luvs luvs luvs this lipgloss
2. I have also seen reviews from regular peeps that luv luv luv this lipgloss...........only to realize now that they too might be victims of the famous=good train
Now, my reasons for not liking this lipgloss (beware, they are super simple and reasonable)
1. The wand and/or lipgloss has a funky smell. When you apply to your lips the smell travels up to your nostril area resulting in a "nostril pucker" of sorts
2. The color is non-impressive and does not go on evenly. I have to even it out with my finger which defeats the whole purpose of the wand and the ooober expensive lipgloss.
So, its pretty black and white as I see it. But, to each his own, and if you love it, I am happy for you because you got your money's worth. I will continue to use it because if I don't, it is a waste of my money, haha.
And, on to the next:
Oh my heaven!! There is absolutely nothing bad I can say! At all! Period! I luvvvv luvvv luvvv it!! Plus, I got two more UD eyeliners, YEAH!!
All in all, it was another great Sephora experience. It usually a once a year experience, but @ least I get that!!
Until next year Sephora, XOXO, and I hope the same girl is working and gives me the ticket to Sephora Wonderland again!


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Anonymous said...

great post
I want the Naked palette

Miss ♥ Nikka said...

Ooohh lovely goodies!! We have the same skirt and now we have the same naked palette! I love it too! Nothing bad I can say either..:D