September 30, 2018

Beauty: New Items I’m Trying & Favorites I’m Rebuying

top view of beauty items im trying from Sephora

Whenever I get my purchases rung up at Sephora, I would almost rather not hear how many points I’ve accrued. I know I spend way too much money there, but what I often say, part of it is research! During my last trip, I picked dup some holy grail favorites and some new products that I’ve been hearing so much about including: Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold, GLAMGLOW STARPOTION and Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment.

Continue reading as I break down what I purchased, both new and old.

Beauty Items I’m Trying & Favorites I’m Rebuying

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

One of the beauty questions I get asked time and time again is what my favorite eye cream is. There are several that I love (working on post) but Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Treatment is one I always come back to. It’s rich and decadent, which I significantly prefer, yet extremely well priced. Because it’s on the thicker side, I prefer to use this one at night when no makeup is being applied after.

Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment

I’ve been a big fan of Kiehl’s for years and have been pretty excited to try this eye treatment after hearing a lot of buzz in the beauty industry. I love that the ingredients include pro retinol (amazing for fine lines) and vitamin C. It’s also meant to act as a primer for concealer – a major plus for me!

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Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold

 This is the highlighter, which comes in three beautiful shades, that I had to get after one of my best beauty friends raved about it over and over. Ever since I’ve started using a highlighter on my face, I feel sort of blah if I’m not wearing one. Even on those days where I’m wearing minimal makeup (like concealer and blush), I always sweep a bit of highlighter on my cheekbones, nose and cupids bow. It takes less than 10 second and makes such a difference in how I look and feel. In general, Charlotte Tilbury makes such beautiful products, I could already tell that I’m going to love this one.

GLAMGLOW – STARPOTION Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil

I’ve been test driving this oil for several weeks and I have to say, I’m really into it. It’s a first to the market black oil that uses charcoal to moisturize, purify, and refine the skin. Rather than using at night, after my treatments and serums, I’ve been using it under my makeup and SPF.

Drunk Elephant Marula Oil

Including this as an item I repurchased because it’s one of my favorite oils on the market. You can read the original post here. 

L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil

 Including this cleansing oil in the repurchase category. I’m on may third bottle and it remains one of my favorite products to use as my first cleanse. It breaks down makeup beautifully and leaves my skin feeling soft.

Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick – Color #35 Take A Bite

Introducing my favorite new red. I used to be a MAC Red + Ruby Woo girl, but in the last several months, this is the color I’ve been reaching for. Also, anytime I have this on in my stories, I get a ton of DMs asking me what color I’m wearing. If you see me in a red, chances are, I’m wearing this!

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Treatment

Another repurchase and a product that I’ve raved about several times on here. There are few products that are both gentle yet extremely effective on the skin. If you’re new to acids and looking to even out and brighten your complexion, I cannot recommend Good Genes enough.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

 Now that the cooler weather is here, my body starts craving a thicker moisturizer. Over a decade later, this remains a holy grail in our bathroom. Even my husband loves it and I often have to hide my bottle so it doesn’t run out as quickly!

SUPERMASK – The Bubble Mask

 A clearing sheet mask that detoxes & creates a bubbling effect upon contact with the skin. I’m a sucker for a sheet mask, so really excited about this.

FYI: For those who aren’t Sephora Beauty Insider Members, I recommend signing up to reap so many great benefits throughout the year. More information here. 

Shop my Favs from Sephora below:

Thank you to Sephora for sponsoring this post. 



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  • Mireia

    These sound great! I must try some of them for sure!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Anika May

    I really want to try the CT Bar of Gold, I see it everywhere!

    Anika |

  • Mariya Zafirova

    Can’t wait to try some of these!

    Mariya |

  • Allie

    I can’t wait to try the bubble mask myself. New sheet masks are so fun to try because you aren’t stuck with a ton of product you don’t care about. xAllie



  • Ewa Macherowska

    Great flatlay! 🙂

  • Jae

    I need that Charlotte Tilbury highlight palette! So gorgeous!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    I really want to try the Kiehl’s eye treatment – seeing it pop up all over the place right now!!

    Rebecca |

  • Meredith

    Do you have a rich night-cream that you love? I am using a retinol (tretinonin) and experiencing some dryness. I need something rich to put on before bed. Thanks in advance for the rec!

  • Sharon

    I’m buying that Kiehl’s eye cream next, it’s been on my list. I’m currently using Bobbi Brown’s eye cream and like it but want to try something new and have heard great things about the Kiehl’s eye cream. I’ve been wanting to try Sunday Riley’s Good Genes FOREVER, I need to just pull the trigger all ready.

    • Violet

      I actually really dislike the Kiehl’s avocado eye treatment. Really wanted to like it. If you use any type of serum it doesn’t absorb well and is kind of globby around your skin, kind of like when you apply a sunscreen and it doesn’t blend in. Want to love it, but just don’t at all.

  • Areli

    Where is this round bag from? It’s gorgeous

    Areli | InclusiveRepublic

  • carmel

    Loving your new posting schedule btw. Yours is the only blog I read, so it’s great to know that i get around three a week xx

  • Jada

    I love the Kiehls creamy eye treatment! It’s my #1 eye cream.


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    nice collection thanks for sharing

  • Nicole Sioui

    Hi Helena, I repurchased Sunday Riley Good Genes during the 20% sale. Since, have they reformulated it or just updated the writing on the bottle. Mine does not say “all in one” and the description has slightly changed.

  • Adit

    Get makeup lesson from professional makeup artist to improve your skills and to create your own level. Nowadays, doing makeup and opening blog is a very common thing, it is also important to get proper knowledge about all makeups and how to utilize them too!

  • happy wheels

    Thanks for sharing these items. I found these items very necessary for you and me.

  • Bulk-Billing Psychologist perth

    I love that you can count it as research! Jealous!

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