Beauty, Shopping SEPHORA GOODIES 26 August 2011

A little bit of this and a little bit of that at Sephora

Just a mini shopping session at my favourite beauty store Sephora. All <$20 if I remember correctly, and I’m very happy with all 3 of them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Burt’s Bees coconut foot cremeย – I’ve neglected my hands and feet ever since Hunter was born (the days of my weekly mani/pedi sessions seem soooo far away now). And so my poor heels have been all rough and cracked, to the point where it’s uncomfortable if I rub them on fabric/carpet/etc because the dry skin kinda ‘pulls’ against it – ouch!! I checked online and this particular foot creme comes with great reviews. Happily, after just applying it for one night, the dry skin on my heels is about 90% gone! The scent is a nice warm coconut and it has the texture of vasaline. I whack it all over my feet before bed, and then pop on some thin cotton socks. This stuff is pretty magical, especially for my awful feet. Also works as a fantastic hair creme (used very sparingly) to tame the frizzies.
  • Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in Rose – I have been addicted to Fresh’s sugar tinted lip balm for the longest time. But my current one is almost gone and Singapore’s Sephora doesn’t stock it (argh). I was looking for an alternative and I think I’ve found it! You see, I am so pickyย when it comes to my lipbalms. They need to be tinted, but also really moisturizing but without too much slip (such that I have to reapply every half hr). This one has a beautiful soft rose/red transparent tint, is waxy and moisturizing, and feels great on.
  • Caudalie foaming cleanser ย – I adore self-forming cleansers, the sort that come out of the spout in a big squoosh of fat foam. I’ve always found that these type of cleansers work so much better for me, my skin feels cleaner and they are so much easier to use. Oddly, they are not that common. One of my faves is this Caudalie one, and this is the second time I’ve purchased it – in an adorable mini size no less! The foam is soft and spreads easily, washes off easily too, and my skin feels super duper clean but not all tight/dry afterwards. It has a lovely grape scent and the packaging is such that it’s pretty unisex, IMHO. A great little cleanser to pop in your gym bag!



Hunter’s first photobomb, LOL! I was taking a photo of theย Braun Buffel leather card caseย I bought and after reviewing the photo, whaddya know, there he is sticking himself in the photo too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, the point of the photo was to show how awesome the colour of it is. It’s this divine pop of bright turquoise with a fuschia lining. Eeeeee!!! Adorable beyond belief ๐Ÿ˜›



  • Lisa Dee posted on August 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I’ll have to try that foot creme because I’m always on the lookout for the elusive perfect one – I walk around barefoot and I’ve always got dry, cracked feet – I hates it!

    I can also attest to the lipbalm – I own the one in Pink Blossom and I love it. If anyone has used the Burt’s Bees shimmer sticks and found them drying, you won’t have the same problem with these new tinted lip balms – guaranteed.

    Speaking of Sephora, the carry the awesome Diamancel foot files – these are made in Montreal and contain crushed diamonds. They WORK – even though my Sephora only carried the #20 instead of the scrapier #11 which I wanted (the 20 is a polisher – the 11 is for real, heavy-duty action). 50 bucks for a foot file may seem a lot but they last a long time and they work – I guess if someone gets pedicures, the diamancel would pay for itself in no time.

    I plan on ordering the #11 from the Sephora website cause I love the product that much.

    • Beverly! posted on August 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Lisa your review is even better than mine, heh! Like you, I tried the Burt’s Bees shimmer sticks and whilst gorgeous, they were a tad drying. So I LOVE this new tinted lip balm which is perfect for me.

      Thanks for the info about Diamancel. I’m actually on the hunt for a good one since I don’t have time to go for pedicures now. Might have to check it out next time I’m in Sephora ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Christine Knight Thomas on Facebook posted on August 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I agree, the Burt’s Bees foot cremes are amazing. I used a Mama Bee one while pregnant.

    • Beverly! posted on August 27, 2011 at 11:23 am

      YES I used that too Christine! I looooved the scent and actually prefer the cream-texture of the Mama Bee one, but this Coconut one is more industrial strength for my poor heels now ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • alicia posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Hey beverly,

    My feet are so cracked too! The last time I had my pedicure was week 37 of pregnancy and I haven’t had the time for my monthly pedicures so my heels are cracked. They used to be in good shape previously. Thanks for the review for the foot cream:)

    • Beverly! posted on August 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

      SAME!! Ahhh.. how life changes huh ๐Ÿ˜‰ This works so well for me. I’m using it alternate nights now since my heels are suddenly all A-OK after using this creme..

  • Fifilalala posted on August 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    So jealous that you have Sephora.

    Why oh why don’t they come to Oz?

    • Beverly! posted on August 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      They should ship internationally, that’s the most annoying part!

      • Fifilalala posted on September 1, 2011 at 6:49 am

        True, and that would be great, but I want to be able to browse. That’s two-thirds of the fun.


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