Hi There! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. I had a great time enjoying Thanksgiving turkey feast potluck with my family. The main fun came after the Thanksgiving holiday in form of Black Friday shopping. I had the chance to shop at Macy’s, The Limited, New York and Company, Sephora, and the of course, Mac Cosmetics. Over the next few days, I will publish my review on each of my haul away.
Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Gift Set: I got this for my dad from the Sephora for $42. He absolutely love this fragrance. The gift set contain the classic L’Homme, Perfum Intense, and La Nuit De L’Homme. Infused with the force of attraction of a man with style and sensuality, the classic fresh, woody fragrance is effervescent with bright, sparkling notes of bergamot, ginger, and vetiver. A fragrance of contrasts it is a unique combination of luxury, art, and modernity that exudes a timeless elegance. Intensify the power of seduction. Perfum Intense, the new masculine addition from Yves Saint Laurent is a provocative blend of woody notes wrapped in a sensual suede accord. The magnetic power of L’Homme is now even more irresistible. Finally, La Nuit de L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent tells a story of intensity, bold sensuality, and seduction that lies half-way between restraint and abandon. Bright, masculine freshness combines with sophistication and nonchalance to create a fresh, yet deep and mysterious scent with notes of cardamom, cedar, and coumarin — a structure of contrasting forces.
I got this a gift for my dad. My dad absolutely love these fragrances. Now, he can carry his favorite collection with him wherever he goes. I love the small of the classic perfum. I also loved La Nuit, as it smelled this is one of my favorite alongside Chanel Blue and Spicebomb. Unfortunately, this set is not available online, but I am so glad that I got it at store.
Sephora Collection – The Mini Kisses: Kiss Me Balm Trio ($12): cute gift set with three different mini Kiss Me Balms. It contains three luscious colors that will make you swoon, including one color specifically created for a magical holiday season. Try them all, or gift them as the perfect stocking stuffers. The gift set contain Kiss Me Balms in Charming, Pink Bubblegum, Cotton Candy.
I got this for my sister. She loves the esos lip balm and I wanted to get a stocking staffer for her. I really like the size, colors, and feel of this lip balm. It will be easy to carry in her purse. Its oily enough to keep her lips soft and smooth. She has used the other versions before. This is no EOS, and can’t replace that quality but you probably have to reapply it every few hours.
($7): Minted Rose Lip BalmThis lip balm was created especially for Sephora, this must-have lip balm calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. Easy-to-use and versatile, dab it on chapped lips, elbows, or knees to condition and relieve dryness.
This is actually the 7th or 8th one I bought. In winter, my lips gets chapped all the time, and this lip balm is an absolute life saver for me. I gave to my family and they all love it as well. This is hands down the most moisturizing balm I’ve ever tried. I really enjoyed this lip balm. I used it everyday! The only thing I really did not enjoy was the fact that the lid simply would not come off sometimes! It was so annoying. I had to fight and wrestle my way into the lip balm goodness. Anyway, the lip balm went on smoothly and left my lips feeling lovely and soft. Definitely would recommend this product. Hopefully they do something about that pesky lid though!
($36): Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer This is a hydration-replenishing formula to provide long-lasting moisture and brighten dull-looking skin. This lightweight, refreshing moisturizer features a special emulsion system with droplets packed full of brightening and nourishing ingredients. The innovative formula bursts into tiny water droplets when applied—providing instant hydration and brightening dull, lackluster skin. Great for all skin types, it relieves dry, sensitive skin, revitalizes, and prevents visible signs of aging with concentrated antioxidants for a healthier-looking complexion. This moisturizer is parabens, sulfates, and phthalates free.
I received this as a sample. It comes out gel-like and melts into your skin as if you’ve applied water and sinks into the skin very quickly without leaving a sticky mess. However, I only used it twice. I will definitely update and let you know if I see any issue with is moisturizer.
Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Playpen (Coral Pink- $26): This is a long-lasting lip color with a smooth, semi-matte finish that provides ultimate hydration. Velvet lip glide is soft, yet strong. Effortless and intense. Polished and provocative. It encourages you not to compromise. Glide on strength. The finish is semi-matte, long-lasting, and non-drying for luscious, vibrant lips. Water lily flowers and white tea extract are infused into this hybrid lip glide for antioxidant protection and ultimate hydration.
I received this as a sample I can’t stop using it. I received the sample in Playpen and the color is absolutely to die for. One thing however that I am not a fan of is that it does not dry completely. It doesn’t stay long like Kat Von D, but it is also does not over dry your lips. I am not sure if I am going to pay the full price for this item.
Did you do your Black Friday shopping? What did you get and what products would you recommend? Hope you enjoy this post as much as I writing about it.
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