Laura Mercier

Recent Additions :: Nars and Laura Mercier

Earlier this month, I had to cash in my Sephora Beauty Insider $15 Credit so I picked up one must-have of mine as well as a new favorite!

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My cheeks just love Nars blushes and my absolute favorite shade is the peachy-pink Orgasm. Having been out of it far longer than I’d like, I finally ordered a replacement. I’ve become a new fan of Laura Mercier products and was interested in trying the lipsticks in the rouge nouveau collection so I ordered Shy, a pink-coral and I love it! Subtle and feminine, I’m very happy with this new acquisition.

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A new and an old favorite I was excited to share with you. Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

Sephora :: Lasting Impressions It Kit

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When I ordered my Sephora In The Glow Set (and my Too Faced Beauty Editor Darlings Set) I was able to score this It Kit from Sephora FOR FREE by entering a promo code at check out. This Sephora Lasting Impression Deluxe Sample It Kit includes a lot of great beauty finds. Here’s what I got:

1.) Urban Decay – DeSlick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray

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2.) Tarte – Smooth Operator

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3.) Sephora – Foundation Primer

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4.) Laura Mercier – Face Polish

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5.) Lancome – Hypnose Star Mascara

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6.) Sephora – Instant Moisturizer

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7.) Clarins – Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

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8.) Thierry Mugler – Alien – perfume sample

9.) Kate Walsh – Billionaire Boyfriend – perfume sample

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Lots of awesome, extra, FREE beauty goodies to play with! It also came with a durable Sephora bag. I’ll end up reviewing each of these products individually in future posts, so keep checking back!

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

Sephora :: In The Glow

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By now, you all know just how much I love my Sephora sets. The Sephora In The Glow set is another one I picked up not too long ago and have yet to share with you. For only $45 this set is, as usual, an absolute steal! Here’s what Sephora.com has to say about the In The Glow set:

What it is: Shimmer, gleam and glow with nine of Sephora’s bestselling complexion enhancers including a selection of blushes, bronzers and luminizers.

What it does: This coveted nine-piece set contains three blushes, three bronzers, and three luminizers. Choose from an array of different finishes from creams to powders to liquids to create the perfect glow!

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This set, as stated above, included 9 amazing goodies to help your face look its best and give you that glow. I’ll have reviews for each of the products featured in future posts, but for now, I’d like to just share with you all that this set includes.

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1.) Benefit – High Beam

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2.) Too Faced – Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder

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3.) Tarte – Natural Cheek Stain – Flush

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4.) Stila – Convertible Color – Peony

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5.) Tarte – Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush – Spendor

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6.) Lorac – Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder – Spotlight

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7.) bareMinerals – All Over Face Color – Pure Radiance

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8.) Laura Mercier – Shimmer Bloc – Golden Mosaic

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9.) Nars – Bronzing Powder – Laguna

That’s everything for this Sephora set! The sets that Sephora puts together are a great way to expand your makeup collection. I’m the type of makeup user who enjoys having as many options at my disposal as possible. I can’t do with just one shade of blush, or bronzer, or anything really. That’s why I keep going back for the Sephora sets!

When I bought the In The Glow set, I also picked up a few other goodies. Here’s a picture of the entire haul:

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I’ll be posting about the Sephora Lasting Impression Deluxe Sample Kit (that I picked up for free) and the Too Faced Beauty Editor Darlings Set in this haul tomorrow and Wednesday, so check back!

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

Sephora :: Glitz and Glam Set

SEPHORA GLITZ & GLAM PARTY SAMPLER

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Ahhh… Look at all those sparkly goods. Don’t you just love the holidays (and GLITTER!)? And for $45, this set is a STEAL!! A steal, I tell you!! I’m certainly happy that I ordered it when I did because it is no longer available on Sephora.com. Usually they will still feature items and just say “out of stock”, this is no longer on the website anywhere.

Sephora fans know that the Sephora team can put together quite the set. I’ve purchased a couple of their sets (sampler or not) in the past and I am never disappointed. I spotted the Glitz and Glam sampler and purchased it immediately. It is packed full of fabulous finds to rock it this holiday season.

I made this purchase before Halloween and I’ve had plenty of time to play with the goods; I am in love with everything in this set. (There’s so much! and so much SPARKLE!) If you read my post from back when I ordered this originally, you know that I had to send back my entire set and have it replaced because the Lorac product was cracked open during delivery. It was well worth it though because that Lorac product just might be my absolute favorite product in this sampler. (I’ll get to the Lorac specifics soon enough)

Everything came inside a delightful gold makeup bag. It’s a metallic, “distressed” bag and it’s the perfect size for your daily picks. That’s exactly what I do; Whatever combo of products I’m using for the day, I pack into this bag and carry with me. But what is more important are the goodies inside; here goes!

Stila – Duo Shimmer Powder :: KITTEN :: As an eye shadow, this is a little too sheer for my tastes but as a highlighter and overall face powder, I love it!

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Laura Mercier – Baked Eye Color Wet/Dry :: BLACK KARAT :: I love Laura Mercier products and this wet/dry shadow is amazing. This shadow takes your smokey eye and turns it into the perfect holiday smokey eye. glistening from the dark are gold sparkles; just enough for a glitzy pop of sparkle.

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bareMinerals – Eyecolor :: GOOD FORTUNE :: This shimmery powder isn’t restricted to use on only your eye lids. It’s perfect for giving your cheek bones a nice shimmer too!

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Sephora by OPI – Nail Color :: Looks Like Rain, Dear :: Crummy picture, I know, but this polish packs a powerful punch of holiday cheer. (And I think the name is kind of adorable.) Great color to bring you into the New Year!

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Josie Maran – GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara :: BLACK :: I like Josie Maran products and this mascara is no exception. It’s great to have on hand but it’s really no more special than any other black, volumizing mascara.

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Nars – 1oz Body Glow :: This stuff is amazing! I don’t know what I’ve been doing my whole life without it. I like to rub some of this amazing  body glow on my upper chest, collar bones and shoulders for a beautiful party shimmer. Makes me feel like a Bond girl every time I wear it! *One of my favorite products in the set!*

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Lorac – 3D Liquid Lustre :: GOLD :: This product and the Nars Body Glow are my two favorite products in the set. This one is perfect for brightening up your face for party-mode. When I combine this Liquid Lustre with any of my eye shadows, it completely transforms the color and look! I will definitely buy a bottle of this baby again in the future! (This is the products that broke during shipping when I originally received my Glitz and Glam sampler set. I’m so glad I had it replaced!)

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Bare Escentuals – Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss :: TRAIL BLAZER :: I love the marvelous moxie lip glosses from bare escentuals. I was so happy that this set came with a full size tube. The color is the perfect nude with a hint of rosie pink. High gloss shine. A win in my book!

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Stila – Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner :: STARFISH :: I’m a big fan of Stila’s smidge stick liners. I almost bought one of these when I was cashing in my Birchbox points before cancelling my subscription with them and I’m glad I didn’t because I got one in this marvelous sampler pack!

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There you have it! The Sephora Favorites Glitz and Glam Party Sampler! I hope Sephora restocks this one for the future; it’s definitely a fantastic buy! 9 completely amazing, to-die-for products for $45… you can’t go wrong.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

COMING SOON:

Sephora Favorites In The Glow Set

Sephora Lasting Impression ItKit

Too Faced Beauty Editor Darlings Set

Smashbox Complexion Kit

Smashbox Freebie Kit from Ulta

NYX BOGO 50% sale at Ulta Haul

Soured Sephora

fair warning :: iPhone post = crummy pics

It arrived! Right on time! My order from Sephora that is. The other day, I posted about this order that includes the Sephora Glitz and Glam Party Sampler, two Urban Decay Eyeshadows and several freebies.

Ill have a full breakdown and review of all the products in an upcoming post but I wanted to give you guys a preview of the loot.

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There it is! If you noticed there’s an item missing, you’re incredibly observant and a girl who knows her Sephora packs! Ill get to the missing item in just a bit. Here’s what youre seeing pictured above:

  • – 0.09 oz Stila Duo Shimmer Powder in Kitten
  • – 0.018 oz Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color – Wet/Dry in Black Karat
  • – 0.02 oz bareMinerals Eyecolor in Good Fortune
  • – 0.125 oz SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour in Looks Like Rain Dear
  • – 0.11 oz Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black
  • – 1 oz Nars Body Glow
  • – 0.15 oz Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Trail Blazer
  • – 0.01 oz Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Starfish
  • -Metallic zipper clutch

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The Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Purple Haze and Haight. (Only $6 each on Sephora.com right now!!)

My freebies: Perfumes by Taylor Swift and Betsey Johnson, Philosophy 3 piece sample set and leave-in conditioner from Ouidad.

And now, the case of the missing party pack product. A great tragedy has occured:

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My Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre Gold was broken! When Sephora packaged my iteams they wrapped the 3 glass bottles in a bubble-wrap pocket… the same bubble-wrap pocket. Obviously, what happened was the 3 glass bottles knocked together during shipping… duh. The whole point of bubble-wrapping glass items is to prevent them from knocking together. Ugh.

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Although I’m disappointed that I can’t bust into my liquid lustre this week for Halloween, I’m happy with the way Sephora chose to handle this. When I called cutomer service about my broken product, they informed me that they would have to ship a whole new sample pack; they cant ship just the one product. I understand why. What sucks (for me) is that I have to ship them back my entire Glitz and Glam Party Sampler Pack as well. This, I also understand. The girl I spoke with talked to her supervisor and they were cool enough to process the reship today and I should receive my new and (hopefully) undamaged pack in 3 days. They will ship me my new one even before they receive my return which I thought was super awesome of them. I explained that I wont be able to ship mine out until Monday and they told me that would not be a problem either. Thanks for being awesome, Sephora even though I’m sad that I can’t play with my goodies yet.

Thanks for reading! Like I said, I’ll have a full review, report and breakdown of all the products once I have the chance to use them all. Love, GK