Have you ever gone into Sephora and thought “why on earth would I need to spend 30CDN on a single blush?”, because I have. So here I’ve taken the liberty of finding you some value sets that I really think are worth their price tag! Maybe you:
- Need to buy a gift for a someone
- Have a Sephora gift card that you need to use
- Want to try one of the brands offered at Sephora, but you’re not quite sure where to start
- Want to spend about 50CDN on a kit that will give you enough products for a quick look
The Beauty Blogger Darlings set has been in stock for some time, and my friend received it for her birthday in April and all the products worked out quite nicely. The Paparazzi Ready Kit definitely covers most of the basic needs, because even if you only wear eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss – it’s all there!
Benefit Cosmetics has some of the cutest cosmetic packaging I’ve seen, hands-down. These sets are always around and I think the Beauty Score set is probably the best buy, because you get a little of everything! And trust me, the They’re Real! mascara and Porefessional primers are amazing. Bella Bamba is also a blush shade that works on a variety of skin tones, if you’re a darker diva like myself it may appear a bit chalky — so beware.
Smashbox: Try It Kit
I received a sample of the Smashbox Photo Finish eye primer and that little bit has been lasting me for about 2 weeks. It goes on very nicely and doesn’t take long to dry, even though it’s suggested that you wait about 60 seconds. This made my eyeshadow last from about 10 a.m. right back to 11 p.m., so I would say definitely purchase this – even if it’s just to try one of the products.
I’ve been hearing such good things about this kit, and quite frankly I want to try it myself. The oil looks like it would provide fairly good moisture for relaxed hair chicks, such as myself – without the super greasy feeling of your hair being weighed down. This would still be good if you don’t have relaxed hair – definitely something I would carry on a vacation!
As much as I don’t do ‘beach-y waves’, I do think this would be a good kit for those who do. Or for those of you going on a vacation and your hair care routine is a bit simple so you don’t want to have too many products to worry about.
I’ve tried this conditioner – the cashier dropped a sample pouch in the bag with my purchase (yes, call me Sample Queen because I dislike wasting time and money) and it’s really not bad. If it is however, that you’re looking for moisture – do a deep conditioning treatment. If you only need a quick co-wash then go ahead and try Living Proof.
Check out my review of Living Proof’s Shampoo and Conditioner here