I promise it wasn't just the packaging...

Whilst I was in the U.S last month, I managed to make a couple of cheeky pit-stops in Sephora. I mean, let's face it- it's pretty much a bloggers rite of passage during any visit outside of the U.K. So, armed with a shopping list of items and recommendations collated from Pinterest, YouTube and the wonders of the internet- I set about digging past the bright lights and endless glowing shelves of this haven (with a patient Joe waiting amongst the fragrances).

Although I've done a whole video here on everything I picked up (and nattering a little more about each purchase)- I thought I'd pop a handful into a post to give you a little peek into some of the gems that fell into my basket...

Stop spot!
I’d heard a lot about this little power house of a spot treatment, so after spotting it in Anthropologie (no pun intended), passionately swept it up into my arms like a miniature kind of Ryan Gosling- and have been excitedly waiting my next spot to arrive to zap it ever since (well, kind of). Who said blogging was glamorous?

More than just a pretty face...
I’d be telling a total porkie if I said it wasn’t the packaging that initially had me fall for the beautiful cosmetics at Herbivore. With it’s simple, crisp and Scandi design- you’d be forgiven for thinking these products were just a pretty face. But fear not! after taking both the Moon Fruit night treatment for a spin (which is sumptuously hydrating and smoothing- even with it’s distinct fragrance) and face mist (which is cooling and nourishing for even the most parched of pores)- they’re a couple of total treats (which look just as pretty on the bathroom shelf too).

From beach to bathroom!
Although I’m not normally someone partial to a salt spray (and having baby-fine hair means this barnet gets greasy pretty quickly)- I was a little unsure about giving this a go. But, doubling up as a body mist I was sold (multifunctional usage and pretty typography?! WIN WIN) So far I’ve not had a chance to take it for a whirl, I’ll report back with any updates (but you’ll probably notice me looking like a beachy-mermaid-babe if this spray is a success story in a post soon).


(Pretty backdrop paper, from Junk and Glitter)

Pampered paws...
Okay- it was the packaging. It sold me. The poetic name (which strangely has nothing to do with hands) and botanical blooms had me at hello, and it was only after I was skipping towards the checkout with Shakespeare’s answer to hand cream that I even bothered giving it a sniff (it’s delightful, FYI). Although I’m certainly not someone in need of any more hand creams (that’s what Christmas is for)- I know this would make a perfect gift for someone (again, Christmas).

The handbag essential...
I’ve been a huge lover of Fresh’s facial products and masks for a while, so after spotting their rollerballs in Sephora (and being a girl who’s handbag definitely lacks top-up scents)- thought this would be the prefect addition for my on-the-go beauty stash. On top of that the scent is light and fruity- and I love that I can whip it out for a quick middle of the day pick-me-up.

The cult classic...
Having heard a bunch about this infamous haircare brand, I was pretty excited to spot the shiny silver bottles whilst pursuing Sephora’s shelves. Although I’ve used the shampoo and conditioner before (and loved them)- this hairspray is a new one for me- and after it’s first use, I’m a big fan. It’s a good hold- but brushes out easily and allows for movement too (meaning fringes and curls don’t turn into a helmet-like situ)- but lasts long enough that a top up isn’t a necessity- kudos!

Get the glow...
Hi I’m Liv, and I’m late to every beauty party ever. Having only just clocked on to the Jaclyn Hill/Pat McGrath bandwagon now everything is close to selling out (or, y’know sold out- damn you beautiful sequins)!! I was keen to give one of the infamous champagne highlighters a whirl. Being a bit of a highlighter novice (I usually end up either looking sweaty or streaky), I’m absolutely in love with this duo- and with the pigment packing a punch a little definitely goes a long way.

I also picked up a few more products, which I spoke about in this weeks video- so if you fancy seeing what else I picked up have a nosey over here too!

x

I promise it wasn't just the packaging...

Whilst I was in the U.S last month, I managed to make a couple of cheeky pit-stops in Sephora. I mean, let's face it- it's pretty much a bloggers rite of passage during any visit outside of the U.K. So, armed with a shopping list of items and recommendations collated from Pinterest, YouTube and the wonders of the internet- I set about digging past the bright lights and endless glowing shelves of this haven (with a patient Joe waiting amongst the fragrances).

Although I've done a whole video here on everything I picked up (and nattering a little more about each purchase)- I thought I'd pop a handful into a post to give you a little peek into some of the gems that fell into my basket...

Stop spot!
I’d heard a lot about this little power house of a spot treatment, so after spotting it in Anthropologie (no pun intended), passionately swept it up into my arms like a miniature kind of Ryan Gosling- and have been excitedly waiting my next spot to arrive to zap it ever since (well, kind of). Who said blogging was glamorous?

More than just a pretty face...
I’d be telling a total porkie if I said it wasn’t the packaging that initially had me fall for the beautiful cosmetics at Herbivore. With it’s simple, crisp and Scandi design- you’d be forgiven for thinking these products were just a pretty face. But fear not! after taking both the Moon Fruit night treatment for a spin (which is sumptuously hydrating and smoothing- even with it’s distinct fragrance) and face mist (which is cooling and nourishing for even the most parched of pores)- they’re a couple of total treats (which look just as pretty on the bathroom shelf too).

From beach to bathroom!
Although I’m not normally someone partial to a salt spray (and having baby-fine hair means this barnet gets greasy pretty quickly)- I was a little unsure about giving this a go. But, doubling up as a body mist I was sold (multifunctional usage and pretty typography?! WIN WIN) So far I’ve not had a chance to take it for a whirl, I’ll report back with any updates (but you’ll probably notice me looking like a beachy-mermaid-babe if this spray is a success story in a post soon).


(Pretty backdrop paper, from Junk and Glitter)

Pampered paws...
Okay- it was the packaging. It sold me. The poetic name (which strangely has nothing to do with hands) and botanical blooms had me at hello, and it was only after I was skipping towards the checkout with Shakespeare’s answer to hand cream that I even bothered giving it a sniff (it’s delightful, FYI). Although I’m certainly not someone in need of any more hand creams (that’s what Christmas is for)- I know this would make a perfect gift for someone (again, Christmas).

The handbag essential...
I’ve been a huge lover of Fresh’s facial products and masks for a while, so after spotting their rollerballs in Sephora (and being a girl who’s handbag definitely lacks top-up scents)- thought this would be the prefect addition for my on-the-go beauty stash. On top of that the scent is light and fruity- and I love that I can whip it out for a quick middle of the day pick-me-up.

The cult classic...
Having heard a bunch about this infamous haircare brand, I was pretty excited to spot the shiny silver bottles whilst pursuing Sephora’s shelves. Although I’ve used the shampoo and conditioner before (and loved them)- this hairspray is a new one for me- and after it’s first use, I’m a big fan. It’s a good hold- but brushes out easily and allows for movement too (meaning fringes and curls don’t turn into a helmet-like situ)- but lasts long enough that a top up isn’t a necessity- kudos!

Get the glow...
Hi I’m Liv, and I’m late to every beauty party ever. Having only just clocked on to the Jaclyn Hill/Pat McGrath bandwagon now everything is close to selling out (or, y’know sold out- damn you beautiful sequins)!! I was keen to give one of the infamous champagne highlighters a whirl. Being a bit of a highlighter novice (I usually end up either looking sweaty or streaky), I’m absolutely in love with this duo- and with the pigment packing a punch a little definitely goes a long way.

I also picked up a few more products, which I spoke about in this weeks video- so if you fancy seeing what else I picked up have a nosey over here too!

x

15 comments:

  1. I don't blame you for falling in love with the packaging! These sound amazing, especially for a good pamper sesh x

    Hannah | Oh January

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  2. I love Mario Badescu skincare. I have some minis of their face cleansers and toners and I really love them.

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Need them all!

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  4. Everything looks so ascetically pleasing haha - I really want to try out Mario Badescu as a brand!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  5. To be honest, I am a sucker for pretty packaging too haha!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I am so desperate to try the herbivore range and the love + salt spray looks amazing too! could it be because of the packaging too..
    http://www.pagesfrombeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Packaging is the worst I fall for it every time, thats why Benefit has all my money I just love all the pretty boxes. Love your blog by the way I just found it. www.justlittleellen.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I need the drying lotion!

    Kate x | http://katealifestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. The colours alone are enough to entice me! Divine!

    My Little Online Space

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  10. Ah this all look so amazing! I want to try all of them
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  11. Mario Badescu drying lotion has been my go-to since I lived in Los Angeles. You know you can get it in the Liberty beauty hall, right?

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  12. I really want to try that spot treatment my skin has broken out so much lately, Can you recommend a good day cream for combination skin ? I think my skins dehydrated xx

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    1. I love Liz Earle's Superskin Moisturiser! xx

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  13. Man I'm still late to the Becca party! And I've wanted to try Herbivore for aaaaaages, awesome brand.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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