Sephora Nice-to-Haves

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The best and worst thing about Sephora is that it never seems to run out of goodies you never knew you needed. There are many ways to run into this situation: Watching something from a beauty vlogger, trying to make the $50 minimum for free shipping, getting trapped so good by a free sample (or a birthday gift), feeling deservingly #treatyoself when the VIB $20 off email comes along…

From one or more of the reasons listed above, I wound up trying these three products over the last year and have no regrets:

  1. GLAMGLOW POUTMUD Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment, $24

    I know, I know…you can definitely make a lip scrub on your own with brown sugar and honey or some such, but! Know thyself and I know myself…it’s not going to happen…yet. This tastes sweet, smoothens my lips with once-a-week use, and comes in the most delightful lil’ pod.

  2. Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers, $12

    This is a bit pricey for blotting sheets (though each sheet is quite large), but the packaging is everything. And the gold flakes on the papers. It’s like buying gorgeous handmade cards (that you can put on your face.)

  3. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day® Night Cap Overnight Perfector, $28

    I’m not exactly sure what this thing does. All I know is that it makes my hair feel softer and less greasy towards the end of the shampoo-every-other-day cycle.

Do you have a favorite beauty nice-to-have? I can’t afford to know, but would like to anyway 😉

P.S. Is there a business school case study on Sephora, because this is a company I’d really love to read more about. How was it entirely not on my radar before the middle of college? How is so good at capturing my money? How is it, as far as I can tell, doing so well during this rapidly-changing era for shopping?  Holy crap, I just wiki’d Sephora and what—how did I not even know it’s French? Who are you, mademoiselle.

All photos by me 

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