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Top 20 for Spring 2020 | Sephora Sale Recommendations

I'm really conflicted about making this post. On one hand, it's tradition. On the other, we are in a global pandemic and a lot of people have lost their means of income. Added to that, Sephora seems not to be treating all their US staff fairly...and generally things are a mess; do we even need more stuff?

Hannah Louise Poston shared some gems recently about shopping sales in general.


Then I saw Risa Does Makeup's video and agreed with her method.


So here are my top twenty recommendations. Things I would definitely repurchase. Most of them I've mentioned before so check out the links for more information.
Kiehl's Buttermask For Lips (Overnight Lip Treatment) - $26USD Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner - $39USDYouth To The People Age Prevention Cleanser - $36USDYouth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask - $48USDYouth To The People Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner - $38USD Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 - $28USDOlaplex Bond Mainte…

Sampled Out | Perfumes

Well howdy to a flaming 2020 💣

Ok, let's remain positive and do what we have to to beat this thing.


If you're looking for a brief escape from the onslaught of bad news, #nojudgementzone here. Let me hop back into this blogging thing for a much needed source of distraction and hopefully; a lil product information.

We've never really talked about perfumes before so let's do that:


Maison Margiela REPLICA 'Dancing On The Moon' 0.04 fl. oz.

Description: "Dancing On The Moon is an invitation to an extraterrestrial escape.
The fragrance delicately combines a bouquet of white flowers with a soft mineral side.
White Jasmine flower is lifted by aldehydes and moonflower notes.
As the perfume evolves, the warmer notes of ambergris, musk and vanilla emerge.

Feel the weightlessness of your body slip away from reality.
Your ethereal moves cast pale shadows on the lunar landscape.
A gracious defiance.

This bright Eau de Parfum is part of the Replica Fantasies Collection.

Top notes

#FlashbackFriday | IMATS Toronto 2019

After not attending this trade show since 2015, we decided to give International Make-up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) another try; in a whole different country.


It was my first time visiting Canada, so sightseeing was a must but of course we'd take any opportunity to attend a beauty tradeshow.
By our standards, we got there late. So imagine our surprise when we had covered the exhibitors in about three hours. The event was held in one of the exhibit halls of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on September 28 and 29, 2019.

Uh Barrifle Ah Empties

More garbage 😆

Let's start with hair stuff.


I love the Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla scent; their leave-in conditioner is a standard repurchase. Healthy Kinks Botanicals is a local brand that I support. Scalp oil? Yes. Twist and Style Cream? Yes yes. That Kopari "coconut melt" thing is an overpriced literally cash grab. It's just coconut oil folks. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist again, standard repurchase. Lastly, Olaplex No. 3, presently I think this is the only product in the Olaplex range that's worth the money.

Body stuff:


Do I truly need to try so many body washes when I purchase Eden's Choice Naturals soap regularly? Absolutely not. I gotta cut back. Still, Mario Badescu A.H.A soap is a must have if you deal with body acne. Also. that new-ish Bath and Body Works 'Love' Jasmine + Sandalwood scent is everything.

Smell goods:


Repurchases all. Puressentiel really needs to make that Respiratory Air Spray in a huge can. 20 ml is not enough.

Skinc…