Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is...Sephora ~ #Review

My Sephora came to my area back in 2004.  It was not until 2011 when I started to take care of myself and have been shopping at Sephora more often.  At first the store may be overwhelming like any place.  The more often I go the more I am comfortable at the store.  Over the years I learned that I could get a sample of the product I am interested and try it at home for a few times before I decide to purchase the item.  Majority of the SA are very helpful and sometimes I get lucky that I get someone who is very knowledgeable.

Sephora has been one of my top places to get my beauty products.  If you are looking for some gift ideas here are two I think you might be interested:

Elizabeth and James NIRVANA White
Give the gift of Elizabeth and James NIRVANA this holiday season with lavish new sets, deluxe sizes, and petite rollerball ornaments featuring the exquisite Elizabeth and James NIRVANA fragrances created by designers Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen. Select from Elizabeth and James NIRVANA White, an alluring floral musk with notes of peony, muguet and musk, or Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Black, a sensual, woody scent with notes of violet, sandalwood and vanilla.

If you know someone who loves to wear perfume, this is a great one.  This set has a cute little rollerball that is perfect on your travels or just to keep in your purse and use it when you need it.  It also contains a perfume spray that looks like a huge lighter.  I was surprise to find a perfume oil in this kit.  I love to wear perfume oil.  If you like sandalwood scent, this perfume is great.  It is a great light scent for this season.

Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Gift Set ($90 / $131 value) Indulge in the captivating scent of Elizabeth and James NIRVANA with this exclusive, limited edition holiday set featuring a 1 oz. (30 mL) Eau de Parfum, a Pure Perfume Oil, and a Mini Rollerball. Available in Elizabeth and James NIRVANA White and Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Black, this luxurious set is the perfect introduction to NIRVANA, or an ideal set for the NIRVANA lover.  The Elizabeth and James NIRVANA fragrance collection was developed by Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Batallure Beauty, and KENDO Beauty Brands.

Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Holiday 2015 Collection will be available exclusively at SEPHORA during Holiday 2015. Follow along: #myNIRVANA @sephora @elizandjames

Josie Maran Whimsical Wonder Argan Oil Color Collection:
WHAT IT IS: Nourishing Argan color essentials for the holidays. This season, discover a colorful way to share the hydrating power of Argan Oil with the Whimsical Wonder Argan Oil Color Collection from Josie Maran Cosmetics. Housed in a pop-up style box and designed to be reminiscent of the surprise and joy one experiences from finally cracking open a gift or popping a confetti popper, this whimsically wonderful collection features Josie’s best and brightest Argan-infused products for your skin, lashes, lids, and cheeks.

JOSIE SAYS: “Embracing the whimsical wonder of the unexpected is the key to living a full and happy life. It was while traveling as a young model across the world that I became intrigued by the timeless, natural beauty secrets I found in different cultures. Allowing my endless desire for discovery to guide me through every moment, I found my signature ingredient to my line—100% pure, 100% organic Argan Oil. Every product in this color collection is infused with this multitasking miracle. Argan Oil is first cold-pressed and full of powerful nutrients that balance, nourish, hydrate, and protect your skin so you can feel great on your own journey of wonder and discovery.”

WHAT IT COSTS: $34 USD ($72 USD value); $41 CAD ($87 CAD)


• 100% Pure Argan Oil Light: Create a perfect canvas with this featherweight version of Josie’s classic 100% Pure Argan Oil that’s perfect for even sensitive or oily skin. Then, bring out your natural glow with the

• Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer: Bring out your skin’s natural glow with this Illuminizer, which uses high-performance crystals for a radiant look.

• Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelรฉe in Pink Escape: Give your cheeks a hint of a tint with this color that combines the natural look of a cream with the long-lasting color of a gel stain for buildable, hydrating color. Hydrate your lids for a more youthful appearance with the

• Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Beach Sand: Filled with 50% coconut water, this shadow deeply hydrates your lids for a more youthful appearance.

• Argan Black Oil Mascara: Top off your look with this conditioning mascara, filled with blackest-black iron mineral pigments.

WHERE TO FIND: Premiering October 3rd, 2015, exclusively at Sephora.

This is a great set. If you have never tried Josie Maran  products.  Check out this set because it has many great deluxe sizes for you at a low price. My personal favorite is the 100% Pure Argan Oil because it could be used on your hands, hair, and face. This oil is great for people with sensitive or oily skin. This is one of my favourite gift sets.

*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. love Josie maran products. a livesaver for dry cracked skin

  2. These products all sound wonderful! I love Sephora!!!

  3. These all sound like very nice products. I'd love to try something with Argan oil in it, perhaps this is it :-)

  4. Looks like some great sets!! Thanks for the review I will check them out in store :)

  5. I love Sephora. Thanks for the review. I have to get in to the store this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. I love Sephora. Thanks for the review. I have to get in to the store this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. I had a sample of the Nirvana white perfume and I just loved it! It smells amazing.

  8. I had a sample of the Nirvana white perfume and I just loved it! It smells amazing.

  9. Sephora is great to shop for amazing products!

  10. I am not a huge fan of most perfumes, or when people wear certain perfumes, I think I am allergic to them, huge headaches. Elizabeth and James NIRVANA White sounds nice though!

  11. I love Sephora products..I dont use them very often because of the price
    but if u can afford it,they are worth it!!

  12. My daughter & I both love Sephora products. Thanks very much for the review on Josie Maran products, I haven't tried them yet.

  13. Things like this always have to have a scent I like or it's a no go for me :-)

  14. Debbie White Beattie25 June 2017 at 20:34

    I've never heard of this line before but it looks like they've got a great kit and your review tells me their products are good too.