Beauty from Sephora [First Impression Review]

Today, I just wanted to share a few beauty products which I recently acquired from Sephora online. I haven’t been out and about for the past few weeks due to my health but nevertheless I’m so glad to still be able to get my beauty addiction fix through online.


I believed I’ve shared my sneak peek on my facebook the moment I received the parcel  and promised a review coming soon.

So, without further ado, let’s begin. Here are three products:

  1. Besame Lipstick Matches in Red Velvet
  2. Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Serum (redeem from points)
  3. Dior Eau For Men (promotional gift)


When I saw the promotion code at Sephora to get this for free, I immediately jumped into it. A few days later, I got a parcel at my door.


I really love the scents of men’s perfume, or eau de toilette. Insane right! Yes, I’m just weird isn’t it. I know! I’d have guess that much lol!

Ingredient: Moroccan Grapefruit, Calabrian Bergamot, Crimean Coriander, Tuscan Iris, Virginia Cedarwood

Anyways,  I didn’t expect to receive a decent size bottle of this Dior Eau De Toilette For Men. For this to come in 10 ml net wt size, that’s freaking insane. Bear in mind, it’s a free stuff with purchase if you know what I mean. Regular size bottle is CD$70.00 (net wt: 1.7 oz) Not that I’m complaining or something but dang was I impressed. You totally got me on this one, Sephora!


Love the droplet applicator packaging. I can smell the beautiful scents the moment I pulled out the applicator for photo shoot. It smells really amazing and not overpowering as I know some found in Dior women perfume. I can’t wait to surprise this gift to my honey bear this evening.


I have some pathetic points just enough to redeem this Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total Volume Serum in 0.3 oz net wt for $98.00. I’ve been obsessed with Clarins skin care products this past month. Not sure what has gotten into me.


Here is what I think of my first impression with this product. It smells amazing, very calming, soft and gentle on my skin. Love the consistency of the serum. Very lightweight and absolute quickly into skin. This cream is for normal, dry, combination and oily skin typed. Hurray!

Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Serum does come at a price and is something I’d definitely use during my skincare routine. I’m all good so long as the products works for me. But if this is not within your budget for twice weekly use, you can use it by rotation with other brands!

I’ll continue to be trying out this cream and report back for more updates.


I saw this Bésame Lipstick Matches by a beauty blogger and was intrigued to try it myself. I was extremely interested in this brand of lipstick because of the packaging and because they only make different shades of red.


When I first got it I noticed the packaging is so pretty. Even the outer packaging looks amazing.


The full size lipstick comes in their signature gold metal tube with red chrysanthemums and vines on it. The lipstick wasn’t as heavy as I expected it to be but it doesn’t feel cheap either. Love it! The matchbook lipstick is so cute.


There are five lovely shades in this collection. I got the Bésame Red Velvet Matchbook for CAD$7.00 at Sephora online. Also available  Bésame online.


One match is enough for multiple applications.


I feel like the set is a good way to try the brand out. I’m looking forward to using the lipstick matchbook next time I go out. I’ve never seen anything like it. The packaging alone is something makeup collectors would enjoy. It’s also Parabens and Gluten Free.

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When I first put it on, I noticed that it was opaque turning to opaque after 1 to 2 swipes. It does dry down a bit and it becomes more matte. The description of a satin matte is about right.

This lipstick is not budge proof and it does transfer with a light lip print. I wore it for 3 hours to eat waffle, drink coffee and keep doing my regular chores. Love, love it!

What do you think – would you be tempted to try something like this?

Thanks so much for taking the time to read. I’ll see you again on the next one 🙂

Sharon xoxo



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Drugstore Gift Products


I got these for Valentine with a gift box of Nuxe skincare products from my honey bear. It’s products I wanted to try and I was so glad that he took note about it. I love getting gift surprises and also gift that I can truly use.

I ripped off the packaging immediately upon received so I’m sharing here’s what I got. Let’s jump in …


I got Marcelle Multi-Defense Lotion which is 100% perfume free and oil free in my gift box. It contains SPF 15 with a net wt: 4 fl oz for $19.99 available at Pharmaprix or the drugstores.


Finding an effective daytime moisturizer for me was quite difficult. This, however, does the job it claims to do. I notice that the formula is runny and not creamy like other moisturizers I’ve tried before. First application, you will feel that the lotion feels heavy but once it sets, it didn’t bother me at all. It leaves my skin feels moist throughout the day.

MY skin feels refresh and a little shiny but not definitely not over-killed. I’ve dry to combination skin so this formula is a good fit but if you have an oily skin type, you might want to avoid this particular product.

I really like this new packaging. It has a twist to open pump applicator and lock if you’re done.  This product is also Gluten Free, in case you want to know. I must say overall, this is a great oil-free, scent-free moisturizer. I’m also very conscious about the condition of my skin, the UVB rays and preventing premature aging, so the SPF 15 is an asset. I will continue to use this product by rotations.


Don’t time to go to spa for facial treatment? I thought so too! This Purifying Clay Mask could be your answer for a home mask treatment. I’ve tried different sheet masks over time and this is probably my second or third time using a clay mask from a drugstore.

I’ve some health issues that prevented me from going to facial spa treatment. So, this is an angel send clay mask by Marcelle which is 100% Gluten and Perfume Free. Awesome!


This mask works very well. So, just to let you know that I have dry to combination skin with occasional break outs, and I used this 2 times a week while my skin was going crazy.

How to use :

Apply it as if you’re applying a moisturizer.

You will feel your skin tighten, but it isn’t unbearable or anything. I didn’t experience any stinging or odd sensation upon the first application. I apply it before I go to bed, and usually leave it on for 30 minutes while watching vlog, and just rinse with warm water.

What do I think of this product? I would definitely recommend this, and re-purchase. Surprisingly hooked with this clay mask. Quite impressed with a product that actually delivers!


Next is the 3 in 1 Micellar Solution. This bottle comes together with purchase. Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve never tried any skincare products from Marcelle brand prior to this, and was looking for a cleanser that would remove waterproof eye makeup as well as the rest of my makeup.

My skin is happy thanks to no irritation of my sensitive, mature skin and no residue feeling either. Removes even the toughest mascaras! Overall great product! I recommend it!

What do you think of these products? I love to hear your comments if you have tried it.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read. Hope to see you again on the next one.

Sharon xoxo



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