Monday, 17 August 2015

Sephora Haul


Sephora have been delivering to the UK for a few months now, I have always been tempted but I felt a little un-easy buying from another country, it just usually seems so complicated and I have heard about those nasty surprise customs charges you can be left with too.

Last Wednesday I decided to bite the bullet and make my first ever Sephora purchase. I couldn't believe how straight forward it was actually, The site lets you choose which country you are buying from and then when you add certain products to the basket it tells you if that item is restricted to your country so you can then remove it.
At the end it then tells you how much in pounds it totals to, and it also adds custom charges to it so you aren't left with that surprise customs charge at your door which puts my mind at ease (mine was £21)

If you where to make a Sephora purchase id recommend spending over £75 because delivery goes from £15+ ?(on weight) to a flat rate of £6.

Here is what I picked up..

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette


 
I have loads of different contour products already but I have always heard such amazing things about this, and seen as I can't get this in the UK I thought it would be the perfect time to pick it up! at first glance it does look similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills one but the colours look a lot more suited to my skin tone and these are quite a bit more pigmented.

Kat Von D - Tattoo Liner - Trooper


Again, I've heard fantastic things about this Kat Von D liquid liner! Its supposed to be super black and not budge.. I also like the look of the applicator, it looks like it will give a neat and accurate line.
I'm pretty fussy with liners because most I've tried either transfer on top of my lids or run down my face, the only one I can get on with so far is this Guerlain one i'm using at the moment.

Becca - Shimmering Skin Perfector - Opal


I know this is available here in the UK, and I only wanted to buy things from Sephora that I couldn't get my hands on here - but the shade Opal has been out of stock for ever!!! I got impatient and added this to my order.
I'm addicted to highlighter and this is just so special looking, I am so excited to use this pearl/champagne colour its stunning!

Becca - Shimmering Skin Perfector - Limited Edition Jaclyn Hill - Champagne Pop


Saving the best till last, and THIS is what the main purpose of my order was.. Only available in the U.S and I had to have it. Yep I know did I really need 2 Becca highlighters? ...erm yes I did come to think of it haha - they are both pretty different shades and completely beautiful I really cant get over it, the texture is like no highlighter I've ever felt.. they feel so smooth and buttery!

This Limited Edition one was designed with the well known beauty guru, and queen of the highlight Jaclyn Hill, You just know its going to be a good'un!
The packaging has a gorgeous rose gold with little bubbles embossed on it -to look like champagne maybe? like what they did there..
Champagne pop is a beautiful champagne with a slight rose gold-ness to it, It's unlike any other highlighter shade I own.

My delivery was expected Friday and I received it today so 5 days early, It only took 5 days from the U.S to the U.K. Everything was in perfect condition when it arrived- I was worried, as it travelled so far something may have broke knowing my luck.
I loved how you could follow your parcels journey right to your door with the DHL courier too, it was pretty cool to see it going to different places in the U.S then making its way to the U.K... Amazing Delivery and service.

If you would like to see any separate reviews on these products let me know.

Have you ever ordered from Sephora?  Have you tried any of these products before? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading,

Love Zoe x
 
 

27 comments:

  1. I'd love to know out of the highlighters which one you prefer as I'm planning my first purchase 😊

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  2. Hello lovely! Great picks, I own everything but the Shade and Light palette-you'll love the Becca. Isn't Opal just the most beaut thing you've ever seen!!! I order from Sephora a lot but it comes an extra 3500 miles to me in Dubai (via the UK) and touch wood everything has been fine! Just about to place another order actually....

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

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  3. Hi Tasha, I personally prefer Opal-I feel the formula is a bit easier to work with. I have swatches of all three on my blog xx

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  4. Hi Stacey! I saw your post on the three and yours is what is swaying me to Opal! Everyone says Champagne Pop but I think I'm swaying haha thank you 😊 xx

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  5. Honestly Opal is one of the most beautiful things I have seen in my life 👍🏻👍🏻 xx

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  6. Thanks Stacey! I was so excited haha.. I was so impressed with the delivery id definitely use again now. Ah opal is so gorgeous so glad I've finally got it.
    That's so good it comes to you perfect too... You'll have to let us know what you pick up, I know it won't be long till I'm on there again! Xx

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  7. Yeah I would trust Stacey she knows her stuff! I may review both myself to compare soon xx

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  8. Thank you lovely. Will get that one 😊 xx

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  9. Thank you hun 😊 xx

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  10. The Kat Von D liner looks amazing, I love Sephora <3 you picked up some lovely buys Zoeeee :)

    Serene xoxox

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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  11. ChristineIversen17 August 2015 at 17:34

    You picked up so many lovely things, love the look of that highlighter :-D I'm thinking about placing an order at Sephora, been wanting to get my hands on the tartelette palette from tarte for ages :-)

    Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

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  12. If you're wanting Tarte eyeshadows you may want to read the below post. Limited edition palette coming to QVC UK soon. http://britishbeautyblogger.com/makeup/tarte-limited-edition-amazonian-clay-palette/

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  13. I just bought Champagne Pop & LOVE it! Love the look of the Contour palette, looking forward to a review! xx

    Beautylymin

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  14. I am lusting after that Becca highlighter from Jaclyn Hill so much, it just looks amazing and i love her Youtube channel too. The Kat Von D palette looks fantastic too x

    Beauty with charm

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  15. ChristineIversen18 August 2015 at 12:12

    Oh my gosh, it looks amazing. Unfortunately, I don't think that they ship to Norway :-/

    Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

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  16. I love the Kat Von D eyeliner! I was really tempted by Champagne Pop but I had also heard a lot of people saying theirs smashed in the post from Sephora. I think I will check out Opal instead as I can just get that in Space NK :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  17. It's really good actually! Aw thanks Serene!' X

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  18. Thank you! Oh no that's a shame maybe they will soon? Fingers crossed x

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  19. Thank you! It definitely makes for a good one off treat you should! Ahh yeah that does look good xx

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  20. So pretty isn't it! Thank you it's brilliant , so far so good! Of course thanks x

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  21. It's so pretty you'll have to treat yourself you'll love it! Jaclyn hill is amazing isn't she! Thanks lovely x

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  22. Great isn't it! Oh really i never knew that but mine was completely fine.. Yeah good idea though, I don't live near a space Nk unfortunately otherwise I probably would have xz

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  23. ChristineIversen20 August 2015 at 11:43

    Yeah, keeping my fingers crossed because that would be amazing :-) x

    Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

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  24. You got some gorgeous looking things! So jealous of the Becca highlighters - I'm desperate to try those out! x


    Kate Louise Blogs

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  25. Ooooh you picked some good products, I'm ashamed to say I have made quite a few Sephora orders myself and spend way too much money (oops) I definitely recommend the Sephora Matte Lip Creams and First Aid Beauty Eye Duty!

    xxx Claire

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. I've been contemplating shopping at Sephora online for ages, but keep postponing it because I'm scared of customs fees. lol The Jaclyn Hill highlighter looks stunning. Opal is also in my wishlist. Luckily we can buy it here in the UK so I'm hoping I'll get my hands on it soon. :) x

    Speaking Beauty UK | Naked Smoky Palette or Anastasia Contour Kit GIVEAWAY

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  27. abeautifuldelight4 September 2015 at 16:25

    Oh im desperate to order from Sephora! Ive had my eye on the kat d liner for so long, please tell me its as good as they say! The becca highlighters look lush too. Fab choices hun xx

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