Sephora Buys + Some Good News

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

I'm just chillin' out before heading over to the in-laws for Thanksgiving Dinner. It feels like Christmas Day out here - I stuck my head out of the window and couldn't hear a thing - unheard of for Harlem let me tell ya!!!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've been quite restrained with my spending whilst in the The Big Apple, and was surprisingly quite underwhelmed when I popped into Sephora. It gets to a point when the sight of make up can positively turn you OFF!

Here's what I bought a few days ago:

Sephora Perfecting Cover Foundation
I was browsing for what felt like forever, when I came across this. I've never paid attention to Sephora Collection foundations in the past, but it looked appealing and for $22 (£14), didn't break the bank. I've worn it for the past two days and really like it. It gives full coverage and isn't as thick in consistency as Revlon's Colorstay which comes in user-friendly pump bottle and lasts well without fading. I like this a lot and will buy a back up bottle before I leave.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain
Another Sephora own brand product which has impressed me a lot. This lip stain is incredible! Typically, I'm not really a fan of matte lips as I find the texture quite drying and I was sceptical that this would be any different, but seeing how well it lasted on Zara during a day and drunken night of non stop drinking had me sold and I bought one the next day! I bought it in 02 Classic Beige, which is described as a matte pinkish deep beige. It goes on wet and quickly dries to a matte finish. Super pigmented, this does.not.budge. Only $12 too!

Jack Black Balm Squad Lip Quad
I spotted a review of this lip balm on Krissy's blog, Addicted to All Things Pretty (I adore this blog - FOLLOW!), and immediately added it to my 'must try' list and sought out more info on the Sephora site. They currently have a LE quad set available which saves a few dollars on the cost of four individually, so it made sense to buy this set as opposed to just one. I smelt and swatched (on my hand, NOT my lips!) in-store and they all smelt amazing so into my basket they went. I'll definitely be breaking these open before I come home.

OPI for Sephora - Domestic Goddess and 
You know how much I love OPI for Sephora Only Gold For Me top coat, so when I spotted the copper/bronze version, named Traffic Stopper Copper, It was a no-brainer. Domestic Goddess is an opaque purple grape creme, which I've had in my online Sephora basket for months so I bought that too. There are a couple more shades I want (NOT Metro Chic - I think it's so overrated, sorry!), and I'll pick those up next time.

Dual Pencil Sharpener
A boring, yet essential buy. I've misplaced the one I bought a couple of years ago (I suspect my Mum has it) but this is the best one I've used so I chucked another in my basket.

On a side note, I'm sick to death of the non-stop TV commercials adverts for Black Friday. The sales are big business here, but my goodness ENOUGH ALREADY!!! I didn't realise they were so bad as last year I was too busy sorting out last minute wedding details, so didn't have time to take it all in. The Target adverts have been the only ones to raise a smile from me - too funny cos you just know there are some people out there counting down and acting a fool like this woman! LOL

In other news, I got a lovely email a couple of days ago, informing me that Vex in the City has been included in Channel 4's list of Best Make-Up Blogs. How cool is that? I'm really pleased, not to mention proud of having my blogging efforts recognised by a media giant such as Channel 4. It makes the past 2.5 years of blogging totally worth it!

Check out who else made their list here. I'm in great company!

6 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

LaaLaa Monroe said...

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving dinner. Cannot wait to see those polishes on you!!

& CONGRATS on the Channel 4 beauty recognition :) x

VexintheCity said...

@LaaLaa Monroe - Cheers hon x

Sher said...

Great buys hun,hope u have a wonderful Thanksgiving wiv ur in laws!

Congrats on being recognised on Ch4,ur blog is awesome serioulsy I love it! Let's pop a bottle to that Yay!!!

SoFrolushes said...

congrats on the c4 recognition. well done and i look forward to more posts

Domzy said...

I'm in the states for Thanksgiving this year too and I just about coped w/ going to Walmart for a camera at midnight. Rabid shoppers scare me!

Huge congrats again on the Channel 4 recognition. Very richly deserved.

SilhouetteScreams said...

Congrats on the recognition by Channel 4, you deserve it! ^__^


Twitter Updates

Facebook Posts