Sephora Haul

So I ended my no-buy after running out of a few things. I ran out of my only rose gold eye shadow, I became quite dissatisfied with the brow pencil I’ve been using and my only top coat for my nails, and I needed a better pair of tweezers. Plus one impulse buy in deluxe sample size (something I’ve had my eye on for a month). Here are my splurges–

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in dark brown. I had a sales associate apply this to my bare brows and I loved the look, so I bought it, and it didn’t cost much. Covers up a bald spot in my brow perfectly. Shapes them up and is the perfect color match.

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Tweezerman mini tweezers, cause I get some independent refugee hairs in between waxings.

I am in control of my eyebrows, you guys. They do not own me…

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Trio Sample Sizes in Pearl, Opal, and Champagne Gold. This was the impulse buy at checkout, because what is a trip to Sephora without caving in at the last moment? These are beautiful. Opal makes the cheekbones look sculpted and dewy. But not greasy or glittery. Just what I was looking for. It’s the only shade I have tried on my face so far, but I have high hopes for the rest!

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Formula X Fast Dry Top Coat. I hated my last Sally Hansen top coat. Hopefully this one is better. I use mostly Formula X polishes, so I went with this brand.

And last but not least…

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Naked 3!! I have wanted this for so long! Rose gold is my favorite eyeshadow look so this seemed like a must for my first high-end palette (yep). I swatched a few and I am SO excited to put it on my lids tomorrow. 🙂

And now back to my no-buy until I run out of something.

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Waxing for the First Time! (brows/lip)

I became fed up with tweezing my bushy brows (or should I say brow?), and absolutely could not tolerate the festering thing that was becoming a mustache on my upper lip, so I went in for my first wax yesterday afternoon. It was only $18 total at Glow Med Spa. The atmosphere was quiet and soothing. Thanks to this, I didn’t get the slightest bit anxious at the thought of dozens of hairs being ripped from my face all at once.

I told the esthetician that I liked my brows full and natural looking, but much less unruly than their state upon entering. She gave me exactly what I wanted! I winced a little each time, and my eyes watered when we got to my lip, but it really was a positive treat-yoself experience!

Before:

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After (1 day later, after the redness went away):

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In neither of these photos did I use a brow pencil, which I normally do use.

I have already booked my next appointment — 4 weeks away! Can’t believe I’m saying that I am looking forward to another waxing. Goodbye, tweezers and magnifying mirror! Burn in hell, almost-mustache! Hello, supermodel brows! Well, I’m allowed to feel like that, right?

xoxo,

Martha