Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sephora Haul! The Ordinary, Sephora Hello Favourites + 2021 Birthday gifts Review

Sharing a fun little Sephora haul today 🌞 which includes 2 FREE birthday gifts (my Aunt let me have hers.. . so sweet! 🥰) We had to make a small purchase online to receive our birthday gifts because stores are still closed. Shipping was 🆓️ with no minimum purchase! 🙌

Sephora Favourites Hello! Greatest Beauty Hits bag was on sale for $10 and includes 6 samples as well as a 15% off coupon. Most samples are so small that I'd say unless you need a new blush, this "Hello Sephora Favourites" isn't really worth it.  I was excited by the Tarte Jelly Glaze but it's tiny!!!

Swatch: bareMinerals Gen Nude Blush in Call My Blush (no filter, taken in natural daylight)

Out of Sephora's Hello Favourites kit, I'd say that the mascara and blush are the standout products. I am a bit disappointed in Tarte's Jelly Lip Mask as it is not my favourite but I'm glad I got to try it. I am excited to use the Rescue Mask as I love these sort of leave on face masks. I'm also excited to try Sephora's Ultra Glow Serum as it has fabulous reviews!

Second purchase was The Ordinary caffeine solution 5% + EGCG. This was only about $6 for 30ml and only takes a tiny drop for each eye 👁 So far so good with this product, it definitely helps with puffiness temporarily. Will share a full review after using it for more time.

1st Sephora 🆓️ Birthday gift:  Nars Laguna bronzer and Afterglow lip balm birthday gift was my 1st choice as I've always wanted to try this bronzer 🌞 

Top: Nars Laguna Bronzer/ Bottom: Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Laguna 
(no filter, taken in natural daylight)

Nars kit includes:
Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder 2.5 gr
Afterglow lip balm in Laguna 1.1 gr

I was surprised that the Laguna Bronzer has quite a bit of micro glitter which only shows up in certain lighting. I like how easily it blends and the colour is great on my light/neutral skin tone, although it shows up quite orange in the swatch, it doesn't look orange on my face. It adds a nice bronze-y glow that I happen to love all year round. It definitely gives that summertime bronze babe look.

The Afterglow lip balm has a tiny bit of micro glitter as well, but very little so it isn't bothersome to me. The colour is very sheer and makes the perfect addition to the Laguna Bronzer, adding to that summertime bronze babe look when paired together.

Second 🆓️ Sephora Birthday Gift:  Moroccanoil birthday gift comes with 3 samples: original Moroccan treatment (15ml), Hydrating styling cream (20ml), Night Body serum (10ml).

If you have damaged or dry hair like I do, this is a great kit to try out! Everyone's hair is different and reacts to products differently, so this is a great way to try this line for free!

Out of the 2 birthday gifts shown here, the Moroccanoil hair kit is the better value in my opinion but I just had to finally try Nars Laguna ☀️ 

There are 2 other free birthday options this year:
 Laneige 3 piece skincare set and Kerastase shampoo and conditioner set which is an online exclusive.

Note: You need to be a Sephora Beauty Insider to be eligible for a free birthday gift, it's free for everyone to join!

You can view all of the free birthday options for this year at birthday-gift
Which Sephora birthday gift are you going to choose this year?! 


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