21 June 2015

Spanish Sephora & Duty Free Haul

As soon as our flights to Spain were booked I started scouring the Internet for the nearest Sephora location (even before we had booked our accommodation) priorities people, priorities. As it turns out I found two, one smaller stand in a department store called El Corte Ingles and another larger store in the La Cañada shopping center. With the bright lights, gorgeous scents wafting and a few birthday euros burning a hole in my pocket I went to town.

But first lets start in Duty Free, where the most damage happened! (I was on holiday, don't judge me)

Sephora Haul
Chanel Haul
// Mac Dark Side Lipstick //
// Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Perfume //
// Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue //
// Chanel CC Cream //
// Kiehls Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Eye Perfector //
// Kiehls Skin Rescuer //

It looks like I need a skincare superhero inspecting this little collection haha, no.. I did have a serious wishlist and it was my birthday, so you know, I had a little splurge. Though I do blame both Alix and Suzie in equal measures!

 The Estee Lauder perfume has been one that I would sniff every summer for the last four years, but I just couldn't decide whether I liked it enough to spend the money on it. Then I figured that there must be something that kept me coming back and you know what.. I absolutely love it. I definitely recommend taking the plunge if you're in the same boat.

You can never have enough summer worthy bases and these two by Chanel and Bare Minerals were at the top of my wishlist. I will make sure to report back as and when I've had time to try them out. A new Mac lipstick addition never really needs an explanation, now does it haha, though this particular shade doesn't exactly scream "summer".

I'd been on the hunt for a new daily moisturiser and this one from Kiehls sounded right up my street, the eye corrector was an impulse purchase I will admit, but I do love my FAB version so I'm interested to see how they compare.

Moving on to the motherland:

Too Faced Haul
// Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette //
// Formula X Nail Polish in Enigma //
// Formula X The System Set //
// Sephora Matte Lip Cream in 01 Always Red //
// Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster For Face //
// Kiko Tri- Bal Soul Baked Blush in Deluxe Coral //

I walked into Sephora with one purchase in mind, the Stila Eyes Are The Window Palette in Soul...only to descover they didn't sell it, damn! I wasn't too sad though as I happened to swatch the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and fell in love, so stunning! (Let me know if you would like to see a swatch-type post?)

Another thing that caught my eye was the Formula X The System Set, seeing as I'm a nail polish addict always looking for a new favourite topcoat, in my basket it went! (Look out for a full review coming soon).

I'm always on the lookout for a new red lip and I have it on good authority that this one is a serious winner, so I bought one for me and one for my bestie as we are going to see the queen of the red lip, Taylor Swift on Wednesday! OMG....

So there we have it, quite a lot of products for me to play with and I will definitely let you know what I think of everything.

What have you guys picked up recently?

XOXO Claire


  1. Danielle Beautyblog21 June 2015 at 12:13:00 BST

    Brilliant haul! I love Too Faced eyeshadows! Been wanting to try the Sephora Lip Cream for ages too but haven't been anywhere near a Sephora!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  2. This makes me so excited to browse in duty free before I go on holiday. I didn't even realise they had sephora in spain!

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  3. Haha! I always search out Sephora locations too.. great buys, I love Khiels! x

  4. Oh my gosh what a haul!! I was only searching this evening for Sephora near me when I go away haha! I love kiehls and I am now searching the eye perfecter sounds so good! Will have to sniff that perfume at the airport as well xo


  5. Thank you, ahh when I swatched them they were just so buttery and metallic I couldn't not buy it even though I have quite enough eyeshadow palette haha :)

  6. Ooh have a fab time, Duty Free's one of my favourite parts it makes having to remover all your clothing in security worth it! haha :)

  7. Thank goodness I'm not the only one. I only go places where there are Sephoras haha :)

  8. I do feel a tad bit guilty now but, oh well I was on holiday plus holiday money's like monopoly money right? haha :)

  9. Amazing post dear!


  10. Your holiday sounds so lovely, so cool you could stop by Sephora! <3




  11. I had a lovely time, made so much sweeter by two trips to Sephora haha :)

  12. Ohhh what a haul! love everything! I want the Chanel CC cream so bad! hehe Hope you had a great time in Spain :) xx

  13. I had a lovely time thank you, the Chanel CC Cream is quite nice though I could have done with going up a shade, as I have a bit of colour at the moment :)

  14. I'm obsessed with the Chanel CC cream! I think it's such good coverage for a CC

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  15. Plus the packaging is adorable :)

  16. Love this haul!!! I am going to Spain a couple of weeks and i was just wondering how much is the Sephora lip creme and the too faced chocolate bar pallet? xxx

  17. Oooh exciting! I think the lip cream cost 12.50 euros and the palette cost 45.00 euros, I think.. I don't have the receipt any more :)


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