Latest buys at Sephora

Living near a Sephora is grand. The mecca of makeup-heads was an hour away from me when I lived in Santa Fe, but in Pittsburgh, it takes me just two shakes of a lamb's tail to get there.

My first Kat Von D purchase ever is unusual in its normalcy. I have a surplus of reds and neon pinks, so for the tube of Painted Love lipstick I got I chose Lolita, the tamest of the line's shades. It's a dusty rose, my-lips-but-better shade, that reminds me of a less brown Revlon Pink Truffle. The finish is velvety and opaque and it glides across the lips like buttah.

I have mentioned before that I usually skip my bottom lashes when I put on mascara, but I decided to take the $10 risk to try Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black/Brown (they were out of black).

In the impulse buy section, I got a mini of Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. I was actually looking for the mini in the Josie Maran section, but only the full-sized was there. I get the mini because the bigger bottle is $48. Like a kick in the eye! But I've used this before and love it. It's miraculous for my complexion, my hair, my cuticles, and has no offensive smell.

And I have to say, I'm really disappointed that my birthday gift this year is a mini set of Benefit They're Real! mascara and Watt's Up! highlighter. I LOVE both products, but I JUST bought a full-sized Watt's Up! and have tons of the mascara. The irony...


  1. Have you tried the bottom lash mascara yet? I always end up with smudges throughout the day when I wear mascara on the bottom lashes, ugh!

    Xx Kris

    1. And if you do try it, let me know if it solves your smudge problem!

  2. I have tried it, and it isn't life-altering, but it's nice. It does not smudge on me whatsoever. To experiment, I used it on my top lashes, and I like it for that too.

    At 10 bucks, I'd say it's worth checking out!