Sephora Haul & Review (Hair Care, Cosmetics + Skin)

Above images via Sephora and Allure

I recently received a Sephora gift card, and I purchased a few items I’ve been dying to try! I got these items back in January, so I’ve had a few weeks to put them to the test and today I’ll be sharing my thoughts...

Amika “Reset” Exfoliating Jelly Shampoo

This product caught my eye when I read about it on @rae.skinhealth‘s IG page. You can view her original post here. I love the packaging (duh) but I also was intrigued by the idea of exfoliating my scalp. I have a tricky situation with my hair (mostly my scalp) in that it gets oily easily, but I also deal with flakiness, itchiness and dryness. I usually wash my hair every other day (especially since being in quarantine), but the roots of my hair and so greasy by day 2. So much build-up!

 I was intrigued by one of its main ingredients - pink clay. This product claims to deep clean, purify, rebalance, and soothe sensitive, itchy, or oily scalps.

This shampoo is a jelly consistency, but is gritty as it does have an exfoliating element. I’ve been using it once a week and I love it! It gives my scalp a really fresh feeling after each use. I can’t say the feeling “lasts” more than a few days and I still feel the need to do my regular wash every other day. I’d say the main reason why I keep using it is because it feels really good on my scalp and I enjoy the experience! I haven’t noticed any “long-term” results yet, but I’ve only been using it for a month now. Would I repurchase? Unsure at the moment. I’ll let you know if I change my mind! I will also have to compare photos of myself from before.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Zinc 1%

Believe it or not, this was my first time trying products from The Ordinary. I love this serum. I feel like it helps my acne and it’s not drying! The price is also amazing, which is something Deciem products are definitely known for. This one is only $5.90 for 30ml.

The Ordinary Squalene Cleanser

I honestly had high hopes for this oil-based cleanser, and I wasn’t too impressed. I love how it takes makeup off, but when it comes down to feeling cleansed or helping my oily/acne-prone skin, I think I still prefer my Banila Co. Clean In Zero cleansing balm to remove makeup and I follow up with my regular gel or foam cleanser. My faves are Purify and Refresh from Three Ships Beauty! 

You can save 20% on all Three Ships Beauty products with my coupon code PINKLIFE.

Fenty Beauty Gloss 

Best. Gloss. Ever. I love how shimmery it is. It’s the perfect neutral pink gloss and it also smells/tastes good. I got the shade "Fu$$y - shimmering pink".

Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner 

This is a staple in my makeup drawer. Love and swear by this waterproof liquid liner! I always get the black one. I don’t use eyeliner all the time (especially not right now in quarantine), but this is one of my favourites in my collection, and will continue to repurchase it. 

Thanks for reading today!

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