I didn’t really want to call this a ‘haul’, but ‘things I got from Sephora recently’ doesn’t seem quite as catchy. Anyway. My Aunt & Uncle from the states came over to visit us recently and my Aunt, being the amazing woman she is, asked if I wanted anything bringing over. Here’s what I got.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ‘Berlin’ – The first thing on my list was a liquid lipstick by Kat Von D and I am 100% on board with the hype around these. Yes, they’re inevitably drying, but my god, they don’t half stick around. I like that it doesn’t crumble or fade at the edges either, which is something that’s put me off liquid lipstick in the past.¬†This colour reminds me of my all time favourite lipstick, MAC Crosswires, and coupled with its long-lasting properties, it gets a HUGE thumbs up from me.

Boscia Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser – I had to get a cleanser didn’t it?! This is slightly different to the cleansers I usually use in that it’s a wash-off. Boscia are a brand I’ve had my eye on for ages so I decided to go for their most loved/highest rated product, the Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser. I tend to use it in the morning when I’m short on time. It leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh and balanced, without any tightness. I really like this stuff and wish I’d have ordered a bigger bottle instead of the travel size in hindsight.

Farmacy¬†Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask – I looove a sheet mask, especially when it’s from a brand I’ve not come across before. Farmacy are part of Sephora’s ‘scouted’ section where they put indie brands in the spotlight. I’ve only used one of the masks so far, after a long old day of celebrating. I think the reason my skin looked so good the next day was down to this bad boy that I left on for 40 minutes before bed.

Madame CJ Walker Coconut Oil – A new hair oil, again from Sephora’s scouted section. I’ve only used this once to date and I’m not sure I’m a fan. I’m really fussy with hair oils (so far the only one I’ve ever repurchased is Moroccan Oil) and on first use, this one just didn’t cut the mustard. The smell is sickly sweet vanilla and it didn’t leave my hair feeling anywhere near as nourished as my usual Moroccan Oil. Maybe it was just a bad first go, so I’ll persist to see if it manages to win me over.

Milk Makeup Hydrating Oil Stick – This caught my eye as it’s an oil in stick form. It smells heavenly and I’ve been using it by swiping it across my forehead, nose and cheeks then massaging it in. It’s an interesting concept, and I think that this might be a format we might start to see more of, but this one from Milk (a brand I LOVE by the way) just wasn’t hydrating or nourishing enough for me. Again, this is just my very first impressions, so things might change, but in the meantime, I think I’ll stick to using it add a slight sheen to my cheekbones for a super fresh makeup look.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2in1 Liquid Liner – Not from Sephora, but I had to include it. I think this was probably one of the first things I ever blogged about on here, which is a testament to how long I’ve loved this liquid liner from Physicians Formula. It has a calligraphy-style brush meaning it doesn’t ‘drag’ when you go over bits you’ve missed and the tip is so fine that it’s almost impossible to mess up dramatic cat flicks. Simply the best liquid eyeliner I’ve ever come across.