I totally love to pamper my skin. I must admit, as I grow older, I realize the importance of treating my skin lavishly. If, in my younger days, I try to scrimp on the creams and lotions, now I use these skin products as good excuses to treat myself for all the hard work. Hence, if you’re like me, join me in checking out these skin products sold over at Sephora. Let’s treat ourselves!
For foundation, the top Sephora pick is the Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals SPF 15.
“Well I ended up buying the Light Starter Kit I ended up loving this product because I never felt like I had any makeup on my face and looked so natural.”
- Chic Style Queen of New York
Now that’s a great endorsement, if you ask me.
According to J’adore Vogue from Manhattan, New York, United States whose adage is “I live to shop,” the Givenchy PhenomenEyes Mascara is a great choice. J’Adore Vogue says that this is a $27.00 mascara that takes some getting used to.
“But trust me, you will get better with practice. The results are amazing, one coat will give you eye-popping, curled, separated, long lashes. The shape of the mascara allows for more precise application to each individual lash as compared to a normal mascara wand.”
Give your cheeks that extra glow with the NARS Blush ($25.00). NARS fans will agree when I say that this soft, sheer pressed powder highlights the complexion and is great - regardless of your skin tone. You have a couple of shades to choose from but 24 year old Sarah says that the orgasm hue gives the cheek the “oh my gosh he’s so cute and he’s looking at me” blush.
2. Skin Care
Bothered by oily skin? Get the Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy.
“Not only does it bring down the inflammation of a blemish over night (literally), it also reduces oiliness, blackheads and redness.”
- Carissa, long time makeup artist
For skin peeling fanatics, the MD Skin Care Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel is a topnotch choice over at Sephora. It’s just a two-step peel action that you can do right in the comforts of your own home. The 30-day supply costs $75.00. Not bad!
“This product keeps everything smooth and flawless. While these are called “daily” peels, I use them every few nights. Occasionally I will do every night for a week if I feel my skin needs a little umph. This treatment product is a MUST for moi.”
- Felicia, Global Citizen from New Jersey / New York
Now if skin blemishes have been bothering you for ages, then why not try the Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel? Nicole Feliciano swears by it.
”It takes about 3 weeks to work - but has definitely faded some of the sunspots I have on my face from not using sunscreen in my teens and 20s.”
3. Bath and Body
Okay, so seriously, who hasn’t heard of the wonders of Philosophy? Oprah’s a big fan and so am I. There are no words to describe what this product line makes me feel. I’m not kidding! If this will be your very first Philosophy purchase, get the Amazing Grace perfumed line.
“My current favorite shower gel is Philosophy Amazing Grace Perfumed Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel. The fact that you can use it as one product for your entire body makes it a value, and the scent is luxurious - well worth the money spent on it.”
- Ivory from Minnesota, US
Mark your calendars for an exfoliation session this weekend! Get this Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and you’ll feel and smell like a **wonderful treat **afterwards.
“Deliciously packaged, it smells so great and leaves your temple feeling as suave as a baby’s butt! Make sure you don’t make the mistake of putting this into your kitchen cabinets..you may just find yourself stirring your morning tea with it-HA!”
- Get It Girl, makeup artist from US
The Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel is also a big hit over at Sephora. And for good reason! It gives you that instant sunkissed look.
“I’ve been using this product for years on my face and it achieves the perfect sun-kissed look. It’s the best self tanning lotion I’ve ever used and a “best of Sephora” product too.”
- Maureen, from LA California, US
4. Hair Care
The Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray is also a hit over at Sephora.
“…this “dirty hair spray” is awesome. Spray it on, brush it out (I prefer to use a comb) and your hair looks and smells clean!”
- Kate, Brainy Beauty
Now if you want to nourish your hair and really bring out its shine, try the Terax Hair Care Original Crema Ultra Moisturizing Daily Conditioner.
What I usually do is leave the conditioner on after shampooing for about half an hour and then wrap my hair with a towelette that’s been dipped in lukewarm water. Works great!
“One pump - two if you have long hair - of product will coat your hair in moisture, leaving it soft, silky and smelling fresh. … Oh, and it makes me feel like a viable candidate for some hair commercial- complete with shiny, moveable, silky hair that I could toss around for days.”
- Sarah Bartlet, plus size fashion and beauty editor from Saint Paul, Minnesota, US
The Jonathan Product Dirt Texturizing Paste meanwhile, is also a wonderful product if you’re keen on having that control over your frizzy, uncontrollable hair. What’s interesting about this one is that it’s water based texturizing based but infused with lemongrass essential water. Lemongrass, as we all know, has that distinct yet smooth smell.
“If you ever do buy one of Jonathan’s products, this is the one. This product can turn bed head into a red carpet coiffure in seconds. Plus, it smells so amazing and almondy. Delicious!”
The runaway winner in the fragrance department is none other than the Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue perfume. It’s eau de toilette perfection! I have this in my collection and I must say, it’s one of my forever favorites! Even Cathy agrees with me!
“It’s the one I was searching for years. The name itself speaks and the intoxicating fragrance leaves remarkable effect. Dolce Gabbana Light Blue perfume is not a lighter version despite its name. It sparkles with flowers and fruit notes that are an enticement to joie de vivre.”