Sephora Must Haves

The Sephora Friends and Family Sale is still going on! 
You have until tomorrow night to get 20% your entire purchase.
Click here to get your own personalized code.

Also, don't forget to go through Ebates to get to the Sephora website because you will get 4% of whatever you spend as cash back.
You don't have to create an account, just link into Ebates via your Facebook account. 
I know 4% seems like such a small amount, but when you use Ebates to shop at all of your favorite online stores, your cash back account will really start to add up! They send a cash back check to you every few months, I think.
Click here to go to Ebates, then search for Sephora and click the link to make your way towards cash back!

These are my favorite purchases from my Sephora loot.

Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral Enriched Renewal Cream

This cream is excellent for my combination skin.  It hydrates, without feeling greasy.  Almost makes your skin feel velvety soft.  

Here's what Sephora has to say:
Put dullness to rest. This night cream is fortified with a system of time-released resurfacers plus minerals, moisture-rich replenishers, and vitamins C, E, and H. Relaxing aromas lull you to sleep and skin sloughs away dry, dead layers. Dullness is deleted.

I completely agree.  When I wake up, my skin looks really bright & healthy! 

Murad Hydrating Toner
I'm super excited about this product. 

Here's what Sephora has to say:
Murad Hydrating Toner rebalances and rehydrates skin while neutralizing surface impurities. It is a replenishing prep step that combats hormonal aging and helps moisturize and balance the skin.

I plan on keeping this in my gym bag to spray over my face after I work out on my lunch break.  I don't have enough time to wash my face and reapply makeup during that time, but I read in a review that this is great to perk up the skin during the day.  It has witch hazel in it, so it will absorb the oil off of my face, but it's hydrating at the same time.  Just for the record, this does not make your makeup budge if you spray it on top! It's super refreshing and wakes up your skin!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
I own two other blushes in this line and they are amazing.  This particular color, however, I refused to try.  It just looked like a bronzer to me.  Recently, I've been hearing amazing things about this color and so I decided to order it.  Let me tell you, it may look brown in the pot, but on your skin, it looks rosy & gorgeous!  It has no shimmer in it, but it truly makes your skin glow.  Perfect for fall! I've never seen another color quite like it.

Here's what Sephora has to say:
Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish for an amazing 12 hours.
For oily skin types, Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay's nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin's moisture.

Philosophy The Present
This is called a "clear makeup" -it can be used as a primer or alone.  After it's applied, it makes your skin look so smooth and poreless.   Wait three minutes to let it set.  Then, apply your foundation and the rest of your makeup.  It holds your makeup better than any other primer I've tried! (and I've tried a lot!)  Plus, it costs less than other high-end primers and you get double the product!

Here's what Sephora has to say:
A colorless skin perfector that camouflages fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, and gives the skin a flawlessly airbrushed appearance.  The oil-free moisturizing essential primes skin for makeup and locks in hydration while keeping contaminants at bay. The result is a face that looks 100 percent better with 50 percent less makeup.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
This lip liner/lip stick combo makes for the perfect red lip. 

Here's what Sephora has to say:
These pigment-rich sticks provide a matte, creamy finish that will not dry the lips. Enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and silicone, each gorgeous shade glides on and stays put.

I love the Sephora Friends and Family sale!
What did you purchase?


  1. tell me how the nars lip pencil goes! I just love that brand, such amazing quality!

  2. I just submitted my Sephora order and spent way too much money!! That discount code is dangerous!

  3. oooh I'll have to get some of these!

  4. I always love your beauty/make-up tips. I use the same products all the time, I need to branc out and try some new ones. Thanks for the tip on FF discount. I am going to order some stuff today!

  5. oh these all look amazing. I didn't know about this sale -- now I know what i'm doing on my lunch break. I'm always in the market for face creams -- mine gets so dry!

  6. I am intrigued by "The Present" may have to get that next time!

    Thanks to your original post I purchased the Dior Show Mascara, Stila Waterproof Liquid Liner, and Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Shampoo -- can't wait to use it all!

    LOVE new make-up :-)

  7. i just showed my roommates your cute new layout and blog and they all go 'WE DIDN'T MISS THE SEPHORA SALE?!" .. lots of sephora boxes headed our way now

    andd, I finally started a REAL blog! not that one crazy post you unfortunately happened to stumble upon ages ago :)


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