Beauty: My First Sephora Haul


It finally happened. I've been umm-ing and ahh-ing for bloody ages on whether to make my very first Sephora order and late one recent Sunday I took the plunge and spent some dolla,

Firstly, I've never been so impressed with a delivery time! Like I said, I ordered pretty late on a Sunday evening and my beautiful package arrived early Thursday morning which, given it came all the way from the US is a pretty quick turnaround! But enough of the boring stuff and onto the good stuff!

Every blogger and their Nan seems to have one of the Sephora Cream Lip Stains and with no visits planned to America planned anytime soon, I needed to get my hands on one. Obviously me being me I went for a classic red (shock!) in the colour 'Always Red' and I've been using it non-stop since! For $14 (around £9.50), they're such great value for money and the payoff is incredible, especially if you're in for a long night! As with any liquid lipsticks, they come with the price of being super drying on the lips and by the end of the night the texture becomes a little unpleasant but it's a small price to pay for the amazing colour!


The real star of the show though is the new Tartlette In Bloom palette from Tarte. I've been wanting to try out Tarte products for SO LONG and finally I made my first purchase and kickstarted my collection. Not gonna lie though, I was totally swayed by the packaging.

LOOK AT THE PACKAGING!

The gorgeous watercolour design on the front of the palette is the perfect addition to my dressing table and makeup stash and what's inside is just as beautiful. Much like the original Tartelette palette, there's 12 gorgeous Amazonian Clay eyeshadow shades and the range of colours is right up my street. This time round though there's a mix of mega pigmented matte shades and buttery shimmery ones all of which make for the most amazing shadow combinations of which I am having endless fun playing around with! In addition, there's a massive mirror which makes the palette perfect for travel purposes.

In my little package, I also received some of Sephora's famous samples! I can't wait to try out the Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial and the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and hopefully add the full size versions to my basket in my next haul!


Have you bought anything from Sephora? Any recommendations?
Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' if you'd like to stay up to date with my posts!

Always, Alice x

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  1. I've never set foot in a Sephora or bought anything from there! I feel like the only person everrrrr haha. But you've picked up some amazing things! The lipstick sounds amazing and such a decent price too :) the packaging on that Tarte palette is amaaaaazing! Such gorgeous shades as well, swoon. Maybe I need to pay their website a little visit...

    hannatalks

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    1. I've never been to an actual store but I'm ALLLL OVER the website haha! I'd definitely pay it a visit if you want to treat yourself :) x

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  2. The palette looks so so pretty !
    I'm trying to decide what I would like from Sephora at the moment as my mum is going to America and said she would pick up some items for me :D !
    Alex ox
    http://www.champagneandlemonadeox.co.uk

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    1. Ooooh that's handy! I'd just get her to pick up one of everything haha x

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  3. Your photos are amazing and you look like you got some amazing things!! I definitely need to get my hands on one of those Sephoras lip stains!

    www.thebeautybaker.co.uk

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    1. Awh thankyou so much chick! The lip stains are fab, I'd try them if you get the chance :) x

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  5. That palette actually looks so amazing, love it! Like seriously you have now tempted me so badly to buy one, eek! x

    vvnightingale.com

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    1. Get yourself one Victoria, you know you want to... x

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  6. the tratelette palette looks amazing. so many beautiful colors and the sephora liquid lipsticks seem to be amazing.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Gorgeous right? I'm so happy with them both! x

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  7. I've never bought anything from Sephora, purely because I know I'd spend a small fortune! You picked up some amazing pieces, that palette is beautiful.

    Beka. xo | littleworldofbeka

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    1. Haha it definitely took A LOT of self control not to go crazy! x

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  8. Oooh that Tartelette in Bloom palette is beautiful! I think you may have inspired me to make my own order!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

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    1. Ooooh I hope you do! It's amazing :) x

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  9. I've actually never tried anything from Tart nor anything from the actual Sephora range. Those eyeshadows look so lovely though, perfect for an everyday look too! Why is make up so expensive! :(

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. I know, it took me a while to get over the guilt of spending a small fortune but when my package arrived it was so worth it! x

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  10. You have genuinely bought the products I've been lusting after most!! You'll have to keep us updated x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Awhhh you should get them too! I will Kate :) x

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  11. The Tarte Palette is stunning! Im trying not to make any Sephora orders as im going to NY in November so i want to save money!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. Ooooh you lucky thing! I'm hoping to go around the same time, definitely need to get saving too x

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  12. The Tarte Palette is absolutely stunning! I definitely want to try some of their products soon :) I've got the Sephora lip cream in a different shade and I love it! I'd definitely pick up more if I was doing a Sephora order :)

    Katie || KNEL xx

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it! I'm hooked on Tarte products now :) what Sephora lip shade do you have? The pay off is fab! x

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  13. I've been wanting that Tarte palette for ages! xo

    www.aimeroseblog.com

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  14. Gah, that Tartelette palette! I've actually never bought anything from Sephora before, too, but I'm extra tempted now, haha. Lovely haul, Alice!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

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    1. Thanks May! It took me a while to actually place an order but I'm so happy I did :) x

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  16. Sephora has great value especially if you buy their own brand of stuff. You can't go wrong with their samples either! :]

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    1. I know right, I couldn't believe how much stuff they had for such good value! Can't wait to place my 2nd order :) x

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  17. That Tarte palette looks stunning, love the look of the Firecracker shade!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

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    1. Firecracker is gorgeous! I'm loving wearing it with a bold, dark lip x

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  18. That Tarte palette is seriously stunning! I went to New York in January and literally spent SO much in Sephora, I went back about 6 times haha!

    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. So jealous! I'm hoping to go in December and I'm mentally preparing myself for how overwhelmed I'm gonna be with ALL the makeup x

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  19. Ooh, so jealous! Could do with a good haul. Problem is, I feel like I need to swatch, especially when it comes to foundations! I've been lusting over the Amazonian Clay foundation from Tarte for ages, but have no idea which shade to go for!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Yeah it's always a bit risky when it comes to foundations! I'd suggest googling your shade in a foundation you own and see if there are any comparisons :) it's worked for me in the past! x

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  20. Fab post lovely, I’ve just recently made a Sephora order also and I couldn’t believe how quickly my package arrived also.The Tarte palette looks absolutely stunning, and definitely something I’ll have to add to my next order ;)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. It's such speedy service isn't it! I hope you get your hands on it soon :) x

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  21. The Tarte palette looks so gorgeous, I've never tried anything from Tarte but I really want to!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  22. This palette is honestly one of the dreamiest palettes I've ever seen. I think I would use every color in it! I really am considering taking the plunge and ordering. I love Tarte products, so I know I wouldn't be disappointed.

    Cass
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