Hey Y’all! Blogging is not for the faint of heart! I am in the middle of testing a number of matte lipsticks, and some eyeliners. I also got my Ipsy bag and Birchbox recently, as well as a couple of Sephora sets, so I am buried in samples and new products to try out at the moment. More blog posts are coming, but I wanted to check in with you about a couple of things.
Thing #1: Check out gift sets coming out at Sephora and Ulta right now. They have high and lower end products in value sets that are pretty amazing deals. Get one and try everything in it, get one and give it away, get one and break it up into pieces for your friends or co-workers for Christmas….
Here’s what has caught my eye: Sephora has a brow set that includes several full size products that are GREAT. I discovered the Smashbox Brow Tech Gloss Stick in this one, and while it is something I never would have tried if I was just wandering around the store, I am in love with it. Worth checking out if you are as brow-involved as I am. Last year I discovered the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in a little gift set, and I’m still using them. Sephora also has a variety of “ornaments” with one or two products in pretty packaging that are definitely gift-worthy.
Over at Ulta they have a Benefit 3-piece set that is a good value if you like their Push-Up eyeliner (I’m not a fan, but you might be!), a great deal on Bare Minerals eye shadows, and a Philosophy bath and shower duo in Fresh Cream, which is my favorite fragrance they’ve done. They also have a gift guide by price point and interest… I could spend all afternoon poking around on their website.
Thing #2, if you’re feeling nerdy and want a scientific breakdown of some lipstick ingredients, one of my favorite Youtubers has done a really extensive comparison of liquid lipstick ingredients vs price vs value. Go check that out, it’s really amazing. She also does some fantastic perfume reviews, if you’re into, you know, smelling good.
More reviews coming soon guys!