Last week, my grandmother came to town. Although this resulted in having to look presentable for once and utter the occasional "yes m'am", she and I made the trek to Sephora. Unaware of my extreme beauty obsessiveness, she seemed a bit puzzled as to why I came across as a four year old on Christmas morning. Nevertheless, she sat quietly on a nearby stool as my blood pressure rose in reaction to beauty heaven. Ten minutes later, I had what I wanted (I'm a planner) and we glided to the till...until she realized she needed a new mascara. Although this isn't that important, I would like to mention that her lashy favorite is Diorshow. I wonder where I get my high end makeup musing from? Oh, and I also convinced her to get the Dior Lash Plumping Serum...score! Now onto my beauty booty...
A pairing of my slight obsession with Kate's blog and a nearly empty Liquid Gold resulted in the purchasing of the REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate. A similar, alpha hydroxy acid solution to Liquid Gold, but with slightly different directions. Instead of the thrice weekly application, the concentrate orders everyday use for two weeks, then a break, then apply again. I've never been displeased with a REN product, but I'll keep you posted as to how things go.
Did I mention that my grandmother is very generous? Well, leave it up to her to allow an unnecessary beauty purchase. Don't worry, it was with her encouragement, but the Hourglass Ambient Loghting Powder in Diffused Light somehow slipped into my hands. Weeks prior, I had purchased the same Hourglass offering, but in Luminous Light. Unfortunately, the slightly pink undertone didn't match too well with my already quite pink complexion. I returned to the beauty checkout line and left empty handed. This time, though, with my grandmother's approval, I brought home Diffused Light. I've only used it a few times now, but the dewy looking powder results had me swooning from the start.
Do I see a repurchase in sight? Oh yes, and it's the Bumble and bumble Surf Spray. I couldn't resist the mini, travel size (don't tell me that smaller isn't better) and I loved the salty, texturizing spray the first time around. I orginally wanted to try either the Oribe Après Beach Spray or the Sachajuan Ocean Mist, but since neither were stocked along the shelves of Sephora, I settled (as if it were a struggle...) with my previous favorite, Bumble and Bumble counterpart.
I have a slight, growing obsession with the Korres Lip Butters. Their sheer, moisturizing formula is right up my alley. I currently have the shades Wild Rose and Pomegranate on the go (and its worth mentioning that I'm not too keen on Wild Rose), but my pick of notice this time around was the Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine. Smelling a bit like cupcakes - it's gorgeous - and imparting a subtle, pink tint, it's been my everyday lip balms and lip color in one.
So there we have it - the Sephora trek with the accompaniment of the grandma. In an ode to her, she's chic, stylish, and oh so generous, it would be inappropriate for me to call her cute like all others, but she deserves some other, grand title. Perhaps the "Sephora Trek Companion" will do.