You know when you spend months and months wanting to buy something, but you know it's going to cost a lot of money and so you put it off for ages? That's how I am with Sephora. I placed my first order back in May (check out the haul post here), and I've wanted to place another since but it's a lot of money to justify in one go, so I kept putting it off. As an American brand, we don't have the luxury of placing a small order for normal UK shipping prices, or the chance of free delivery. But the longer you want something, the harder it is to resist.... I decided I could totally justify a big spend on a Sephora order with the shipping, if I saved for it first. So I did, and as soon as I had enough money, I was making an order quicker that you could count to 10. I won't go into lots of detail here, as I plan on reviewing most of the products I picked up, but I thought I'd share with you all the products I decided were worth the shipping and extra tax added at checkout. If you want more information on shipping and how tax works with Sephora, you can find all the info you need in my first Sephora haul post!
I managed to snap up some Tarte products that were limited edition (and now officially 'permanently out of stock'), and I'm so glad I did because they're simply gorgeous! I picked up the Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette (£27.83/$42), which personally I think is seriously good price wise when you compared it to the high prices of blush palettes released in the UK. It contains five beautiful blush shades, in a stunning compact palette (with adorable matching hair grips), and a handy mirror. The shades included Breathless, Embraced (the only one I already have!), Whimsy, Bashful and Irreplaceable. I also snapped up the cute little Tarte Pigment of Imagination Deluxe Cheek Set (£6.63/$10) which has a miniature a 12-Hour Clay Blush in Mirage alongside a Tarte Cheek Stain in Fantasy. Both products are super generously sized!
My haul is massively influenced by stunning lip products, and I picked up my fair share. I loved the look of the Sephora Collection Endless Purple Cream Lip Stain (£8.61/$13), a beautiful matte mauve plum, and as I big fan of the range I had to pick it up! I wanted to try a Sephora liner, as a lot of the ones in my stash are high-end and figured that getting a shade to match Endless Purple would be the best way to see how they fair, deciding on the Sephora Collection Pleasant Plum Nano Lip Liner (£3.31/$5) which is so budget-friendly and you still get tons of product for a nano-size.
I've wanted to try a 'Sephora Favourites' set for ages, finally sold on the Give Me Some Lip set which includes lip products from Smashbox, NARS, Marc Jacobs, Bite Buxom and Urban Decay. At £16.56/$25 for 6 high-end generously sized as well as full sized lip products, I think this is an amazing set - why don't brands do budget sets like this in the UK?
Even more lip products I picked up is a lovely duo set, the Sephora Collection Rouge Infusion Lip Duo (£9.28/$14) which features 2 lip stains, one full size and one a luxuriously sized sample, with colours perfect for this time of year; Fuchsia Concentrate and Red Essence.
I've been wanting to get some more ribbon hair ties forever, but my local Boots is always sold out and all the ones online are pretty pricey for pieces of ribbon. I know I could make my own, but hey, I'm lazy, and I loved the colour selection in the Sephora Collection Purple Ribbon Hair Ties (£3.31/$5) which are now my favourite hair ties!
I used up some of the Sephora Beauty Insider Points I had from my last order, choosing a Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara for 100 points (full size costs £16.59/$26) as well as the Buxom Vanity Lash Mascara + Full & Fabulous Brush (full size costs £14.03/$22). Sephora also includes sachet samples with all orders, and I got a selection of skincare products I'm looking forward to trying out.
Have you made a Sephora order since they started shipping to the UK? What do you think of my product picks? Let me know!