Mini Beauty Product Faves from Sephora

Thursday, October 15, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Fresh Magic Wands Mini Mascara Duo
Fresh Mini Mascara Duo

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If you’re not a Sephora Beauty Insider, you may want to sign up today. It takes a whole 5 seconds to enter a world of unbelievable promotions. I just signed up recently and already feel special with all the perks. Beauty Insider matches every dollar spent at Sephora with a point, and the points accumulate fast allowing you receive free makeup and free services to honor you as customer-- sounds good to me!

For example, I just got an offer for a free $9 trial size lip plumper with any purchase, and that’s just a small example. I have friends who have been Beauty Insiders longer who get free makeup sessions, free brushes and all kinds of fun trial size products. I love being able to try new products without having to purchase them. I get a couple emails a month informing me about certain promotions, which almost always entice me. I know it sounds dangerous, but it’s a fun kind of danger!

It’s nice enough buying makeup from a place with a vast selection of upscale makeup, skincare, and fragrance products that can be hard to find anywhere else, and in addition to this, you get to play with different kinds of products and/or get a mini size of your favorite beauty product for a business trip or weekend getaway. Whatever the occasion, why pack heavy? This gets me to the awesome mini size items Sephora carries. Sign up to become a Beauty Insider, and in the meantime check out my favorite mini products worth purchasing over and over again.

L'Occitane Hands Delice Set
L'Occitane Hands Delice Set

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One of my favorite mascaras is Supernova Mascara by Fresh. I mean, talk about thick, high-voltage lashes. I definitely always have it in my makeup drawer. You don’t have to worry about lining the inner corner of your eyes with white on a blah day with this mascara. It will surely make your eyes pop and give your lashes the dramatic, full-of-life look. With the Fresh Magic Wands Mini Mascara Duo you get two mini Fresh mascaras: the Supernova is the dark, thickening one; the other is the Firebird, which gives lashes a feathery look.

The next item comes in handy in more than one way. The Clinique Breast Cancer Awareness Great Lips, Great Cause keychain is perfect. Never be without gloss again! The keychain has two charms on it: the Breast Cancer pink ribbon and the Clinique “C.” There are 3 mini SPF 15 lip glosses attached. The best part is $10 of the purchase price will be donated to the Breast Cancer foundation during the month of October, so hurry!

My ultimate favorite and most life-changing crème is the L’Occitane ultra rich creams. My dad is the one who first introduced me to this stuff! Sephora offers an exclusive Hands Delice Set with three 1oz L’Occitane hand creams. I carry one in my purse and another in my car at all times. The set contains the cherry blossom, lavender, and shea butter creams. The antioxidant-rich vitamin E and other luxurious ingredients make your hands feel soft and look restored after one time use. Start healing and protecting your skin now-- you can tell a lot by a persons hands!
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.