As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve been have a few skincare issues of late. And, to add insult to injury, these skincare issues seem to have timed themselves perfectly to coincide with several of my favourite skincare products running out. So, what else is a girl to do but haul booty to Sephora and stock up on a few emergency must-haves?!
At the tip top of my shopping list were a selection of acid toners. My beloved Pixi Glow Tonic is close to being completely empty – sob – and I’ve yet to find it on sale anywhere here in the US – sob, again. So, the first item thrown into my shopping basket was the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads ($25), which I’ve had before and loved. They are essentially pre-soaked cotton pads which come readily drenched in an acid-based exfoliating toner. They leave my skin feeling so soft and ‘glow-y’ and are a great alternative to the Pixi option.
Then, in an attempt to broaden my acid horizons (?), I also picked up a bottle of the Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner ($32), which is another AHA-heavy formula which promises to work a whole heap of exfoliating magic on your complexion. Watch this space.
Moving on from acids, I also decided to pick up one of Sephora’s new(ish) range of own-brand sheet masks, the Sephora Green Tea Mask ($6). The collection includes a formula for almost every skincare concern; in this case I obviously picked up the one targeted at blemishes, which have been my main source of skin-related woe for the past few weeks. I haven’t had a chance to use it as yet, but I’ll be sure to update y’all as soon as I do…!
Last but not least in the skincare line-up is a product that I have been eyeing up for months, the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser ($35). Hailed by Caroline Hirons as a ‘must-have’ skincare item, it is something I’ve been desperate to get my hands on, and I was thrilled to see one lonesome bottle remaining on the shelves. Needless to say, I grabbed it pretty quickly and immediately raced home to try and test it out. So far, so good. Bizarre consistency but boy does it leave my skin feeling lovely. There will most certainly be a full review coming up soon folks.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a real Sephora haul if I didn’t include at least one item which was picked up on a whim while queuing for the checkouts. In this case it was the La Vanila The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender ($8). Another item that has proven incredibly popular with a variety of my favourite beauty bloggers, I figured it would be fun to give it a go. And, so far, no bad BO issues (sorry, TMI!) and it smells awesome. Definitely one which was worth the investment…!