Sephora Haul: Tarte Cheek Stain and New Buxom Lip Creams


Did anyone else have a crazy Mother's Day weekend? Mine was absolutely hectic, every day and night I had plans and barely any time to myself to rest! (which makes me cranky beyond belief). I had a beautiful Saturday where I tutored and went to a hilarious birthday sushi dinner, then Sunday my parents came to visit and brought me all sorts of goodies. Of course, I got a my mom a special present for Mother's Day (which she loved, by the way). I mean this is the life of makeup addict with a full-time job living a busy life in a dynamic and industrious city - it's hectic and crazy and sometimes it's overwhelming which pisses you off a little bit. But, either way, a good small and quick beauty haul can subside any moodiness of mine (at least for a little bit of time). 
So, when my parents came to visit, and thank God they brought my little sister, who then requested a trip to Sephora (I could hear Angels singing "Hallelujah" in that wonderful moment) it gave me about 25 minutes of "me time" in heaven. I got one of the new Buxom lip creams and my sister had already bought me a Tarte cheek stain (yay!!). I even got the SA to give me a few samples of gentle exfoliators to try at home (beautiful, beautiful girl). 

The Tarte Cheek stain the Buxon Lip Creams and three little sample exfoliators (more info below!)

 I got the Buxom Lip Cream in Pink Lady, a very pretty, almost neon pink cream on my lips. 

Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy, you can see the coral pink colour and the subtle (but with multitudinous micro-shimmers)

Buxom Lip Cream in Pink Lady

Left to Right: Swatch of the Buxom Lip Cream in Pink Lady and Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy

Top to Bottom: Buxom Lip Cream in Pink Lady and Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy

Exfoliators from Left to Right: Korres , Origins Modern Friction and Clarins 

Close-up of Korres Wild Rose Exfoliator

Close-Up of Origins Modern Friction

Close-Up of Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliator

I'm so excited to try my Tarte Cheek Stain and my Buxom Lip Cream. I'm hoping that cheek stains become an easier alternative for the warmer months! It's my first one so I can't wait to figure out ways to make it work for me. If you ladies have any suggestions of how to properly apply (or how you do it!) cheek stains, let me know. I'm going to be testing the Buxom Lip Cream and doing a review, I've heard great things from Essie Button but other than that I haven't heard much. 

After Lush's harsh Sea Salt exfoliator, I wanted something a little more gentle for my skin and not as drying. I do have combination skin, but the salt composition is really too rough for my facial skin. The Clarins exfoliator was recommended by a friend (I also use various other products from Clarins). The Korres and Origins exfoliators were additional recommendations from the lovely Sephora SA. So far, the Clarins exfoliator has the nicest smell and gentle exfoliating beads, the Korres one is the roughest (still not very rough) with beads ranging of different shapes, and the Origins one has many grains/beads and is the goopiest texture out of all of them (it's a bit intimidating but I will test the product none the less). 

Have you ladies tried the Tarte Cheek Stains or the Buxom Lip Creams so far? What is your favourite summer exfoliator for your face?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle


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