Friday, March 16, 2012


Sephora has gotten huge in China and is now located all over the country in 21 provinces and 30 cities, including Hefei. For the latest in beauty, skincare, make-up, bath and body, hair care and fragrance, few can compare to this popular French cosmetics store chain.

Definitely in China, it is the first and last stop if you are on the hunt for international cosmetic brands or would like to try out some of the best Chinese, Japanese and Korean brands in the beauty market today.

Shopping at Sephora always ends up with a bag of beauty goodies!

Like most women, I love shopping at Sephora or even just simply strolling inside to look at all the great products. Here are some of the best buys I’ve gathered from Sephora over a few shopping trips…at least the ones I think are worth it!

Shea Butter Hand Cream for Dry Skin 

This rich hand cream is so great, it is sold somewhere around the world every five seconds! Imagine that! It is enriched with 20% Shea Butter and moisturizes the hands without any greasy residue at all. The unique formula is also made up of honey, almond extracts and coconut oil. After applying it, my hands felt soft and smooth instantly. Since I’m always running out of hand cream in China (with Marc sharing with me), I figured this is also a great buy because of its size. This hand cream tube weighs in at a huge 150ml. (5.2 oz.) so it is definitely worth your penny.

Refreshing Body Mist

When it comes to fragrances, I like fresh, feminine scents. Light citrus and light florals are usually what I go for. This body mist doesn’t just smell great but it tones and revitalizes you as well. The fresh scent is a bursting blend of citrus fruits, sweet orange, pink grapefruit, citrus leaf, yuzu, mandarin and orange flower. It also contains Vitamin E and essential oils to soften and hydrate the skin. Whenever I spray this on, I feel energized!

Milky Makeup Remover

This is a cleanser for dry skin and makeup remover in one. This comes in real handy whenever you have to remove a lot of eye makeup. It contains pro-vitamin B5, cotton seed oil and sweet almond oil to moisturize dry skin while cleansing. Your skin feels soft after removing makeup. I love it!

Slanted Tweezers

This is a really good stainless steel tweezer that quickly plucks out those stray eyebrow hairs really quickly and with great precision. I usually like getting my eyebrows threaded because I am the worst eyebrow plucker in the world! I also have more eyebrow hair than the average person. Some people think I use eyebrow pencil. Nope! My eyebrows are just thick and dark. So far, over here in Hefei, I haven’t seen any threading places yet…so I’ll have to stick it out by tweezing what I can!

in G10 Sentimental Rose

Me wearing Sephora Lip Attitude Glamour G10
It looks a bit darker on the lips in person than in the photo.

I love this lipstick! It is my new favorite. It is super hydrating and I love the rosy beige color. It’s great for wearing day and night. 

How about you? Any Sephora favorites worth sharing?

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Hefei 230011

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