Anyone who knows me, knows that it is mpossible for me to walk into Sephora or Ulta and come out empty handed. Whether its one or two lipsticks, or a big bag stuffed to the top, I just can't resist. This past weekend was no exception (it's actually why my last post went up late).
I stopped into Ulta to get my brows done, and couldn't pass up the new Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. I already have 'Melted Violet' and 'Melted Coral', but felt that I needed a more everyday color. So, I picked up the shade 'Melted Peony' which is a great everyday light pink shade. It is marketed as a 'liquified long wearing lipstick', I don't think it lasts any longer than other lipsticks, but I definitely like the formula over other 'liquid' lipsticks.
On my way through the mall, I cut through Forever 21 and was drawn to the accessories (by far my favorite section). As the weather gets warmer I like to keep my hair out of my face, and found that I didn't have very many cute hair accessories. So I grabbed a simple double strand pink headband, and little bolder white silk knotted headband with a neon pattern.
I also picked up a couple cute gold statement necklaces.
At Sephora, I went a little crazy. I had recently tried a sample of the Givenchy 'Mister Smooth' Primer. I loved this primer because, I have dry skin, but still struggle with pores mainly around my nose. I have found that many other primers that fill in pores, will also dry out my skin even more. The Mister Smooth primer will perfectly fill in fine lines and pores, without drying out my skin.
Naturally, I can't make it through the check-out line without getting sucked in by the travel sizes and gift sets. I was drawn in by the Summer Stash, which is an adorable tan and gold bag, filled with sample sized goodies, including Urban Decay 'All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray', Nars 'Laguna' bronzer, Deborah Lippman nail lacquer in 'Mermaid Dream' Make Up For Ever Eyeliner in 12L, Stila foil eye shadow in 'Kitten', Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in 'Pink Escape', OCC Stained Gloss in 'New Wave', Buxom Luminizer in 'Venus', and a Marc Jacobs Lash Lifter Mascara in 'Blacque'. I already own or have tried some of these products, but I am very excited to try the remaining products, since I have been on the fence about spending full price for a product that I'm not sure I will like. These little sample sizes are a perfect way to figure out what works and what doesn't, and they also fit in your purse perfectly!
I thought I had made it to the register safely and with only minor damage done to my credit card, when they mentioned that they had the new Sun Safety Kit. Well I would hate to pass up an opportunity to check out something that will protect my skin from the sun. This kit does not disappoint. Like the Summer Stash set, it comes with a matching brown and gold bag, and includes 16 deluxe sample sizes of bronzing products and sunscreen products. The products I am most excited to try are the Peter Thomas Roth 'Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense' Lotion, St. Tropez Self Tanning Bronzing Mousse, and the Stila Stay All Day 10-in1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm.
Overall I am very excited to try out all of these new products!
What summer products are you excited to try?