A Sephora Haul for Summer


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Every time I walk into a Sephora, my heart skips a beat and I immediately become more happy and excited. I recently, purchased four beauty products that have been on my wishlist for a while now and I would love to share more about I am interested in them…


Ever since it was first released, I have been wanting to purchase the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation because I think its combination of full coverage and a wearable, luminous finish will be perfect for special occasions. After researching how this product performed on dry skin and sampling a few shades, I decided on ‘Vanuata’ — a medium golden beige. Considering that most full coverage options are very thick and matte, I am looking forward to testing this out and hopefully falling in love with the formula; stay tuned for an in-depth review!

If you are a loyal reader of my blog, then a) I am eternally grateful and b) you know I am exclusively dedicated to my Maybelline Fit Me concealer. I still love that one for everyday, but I do want to expand my horizons for blogging purposes and I could definitely use a product with more opaque coverage for evening events. Although it isn’t for everyone, the Tarte Creaseless Under Eye Concealer in ‘Light-Medium Sand’ seems like it would be my perfect match — in addition to offering full coverage, it has a dewy finish for my dry skin and is waterproof, which will hopefully extend longevity despite my watery eyes.

Nothing is better than the feeling of opening up a brand new, perfectly pink BeautyBlender and after holding onto my previous makeup sponge for an embarrassingly long amount of time, I was in desperate need of this repurchase. I honestly do know how to do my makeup without this anymore and think it is 100% worth the money considering how many different things it can be used for.

The second I watched the  NARS Velvet Lip Glide in ‘Swing’ a few weeks ago at Sephora, I knew I couldn’t resist buying it and I was right. The warm, rosy nude shade is definitely one of the most beautiful lip colors I have ever seen and so far, I love the unique, moisturizing formula. I love all of NARS’s products and ideas, and am really interested in trying out more from their brand.

Which of these products are you most interested in? If you would like me to review one of these, then I would love if you left your request down below.


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  1. I’m interested in the Tarte concealer – would love to read a review on that!

    • Thanks so much for reading and I will be sure to start working on that for you! I always appreciate post requests, so if you have any other ideas, feel free to let me know. xoxo

  2. My heart also skips a beat everytime I walk into a Sephora! I love all the products that I bought 😉


  3. I’m always looking for new concealer recommendations, can’t wait to hear your thoughts on that and the foundation!

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