My First Sephora Order!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ever since Sephora US began shipping to the UK back in March I think it was, I have been browsing through the site and seeing how much certain orders would cost to post but I finally ordered! I was supposed to go halves with my parents so some of the items could be birthday presents but I decided to keep them all. The thing that swayed me to order now was that some Tarte products were on sale!
Here are the items I bought, I bought some Tarte, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Sephora's own branded products. I also added samples to my basket, I didn't received one of the samples I picked but I was sent a few more to compensate I guess. The ordering process was so quick and easy, all of the charges are laid out and there were no extra/hidden charges when I made/received my order. My order arrived by DHL and it only took about four days which is amazing! 

The samples I received were really good, I picked the Glamglow Brightmud Eye Treatment (which I may be giving away in a summer giveaway shortly), the Makeup Forever HD Powder sample and because my Marc Jacobs Foundation sample didn't arrive I received a YSL mens aftershave sample, Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment and a Tory Birch fragrance sample which I have used up and it is really nice but it doesn't last long on my skin at all!

Now onto the products, I ordered three things from Tarte - one concealer and two eyeshadow quads. Firstly, I picked up the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Fair (£15.12). I have wanted this concealer for so long as I do have a couple of tiny lines under my eyes and concealer does usually get in there and make me look older but that doesn't really happen with this one and the coverage is great. Next is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Bambeautiful Eyeshadow Palette (£11.34) which is the one shown above that is open. I love the shades, the packaging and the shadows are so buttery soft and blend amazingly well. The last Tarte product is the Beauty & The Box Eyeshadow Quad in the shade 'in the buff' (£6.30) - yes, it was that cheap! The two eyeshadows quads were on sale! The shades in this one are all neutral and metallic, they blend so well and I definitely need to try more Tarte eyeshadows. This quad came with a mini Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara which a lot of american bloggers/youtubers have been loving. 

I also picked up two Sephora's own waterproof liquid eyeliners in navy and black (£3.15 each) as they were on sale and I love me some liquid liner! I have only tried the navy so far and it is not navy, it is super bright cobalt blue but it looks really nice and it is so quick/easy to use. Finally I bought the Anastasia Beverly Hills Go Brow Set in Brunette (£10.08) as I haven't tried anything from this brand and I thought this mini set would be a great way of trying a couple of products at once. I have used the mini brow pencil and I love it. The set also comes with a mini clear brow gel and mini cute tweezers. 

Overall, I love all of the products I received as well as the samples. The ordering and shipping were so quick and easy. I also found a code online that allowed me to get the Living Proof Hair Primer 15ml Sample Bottle for free. There were no hidden charges although shipping for my order was £16.75 and tax was £11.73 so I did end up spending £77.62 which is expensive! But I think it is worth it for the sale products and you cannot get these products in the UK. 

I have also signed up to be a Sephora beauty insider so when I order I collect points (I have 78 so far) and when you get to 100 points you can pick a deluxe sample and then at 250 and 500 points. And you get to use special codes for extra samples. 

Have you ordered from Sephora? What do you think of these products?


  1. The Tarte palette looks stunning, completely agree with you about the packaging and the formula sounds lovely! :) Great purchases!

    Style Sunrise


  2. When I went to the States I couldn't leave Sephora alone! I really want to place an order but I doubt I'd know where to stop - lovely haul!

    Rachael at

    1. I had to restrain myself from spending hundreds! x

  3. Ooooh so pretty :) I was no where near the Sephora where I was staying last in the States but made the most of cheaper MAC! I will definitely have to check out the website though, I didn't realise they did UK shipping now!
    MissPond x

  4. You got some great goodies!! That palette looks so beautiful. I've also heard great things about the concealer.
    Kallie - But First, Coffee

  5. Sephora really gives out the best samples. I would love to try out the Anastasia brow line and the Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara!

    Emily //

    1. They do seem to give fantastic samples, I'm very happy with the ones I received x

  6. Wow never knew Sephora shipped to the UK and 4 days is faster delivery than some UK retailers! I would definitely like to try the Anastasia Brow set.

  7. It's good to see Sephora expanding so much. Us Aussie's are expecting a store opening here next year but hopefully we can buy online as well.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    1. It's been a long time coming in the uk - exciting!

  8. I really need to do a Sephora order, everyone goes on about it but I've never used it.

  9. Thankyou so much for mentioning this post to me in tonight's #bbloggers chat, I am definitely going to place a sephora order soon. Although it seems like spending a significant amount of money I could easily walk into Debenhams and do the same.. love your blog too :)
    Natasha Paris x


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