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November 20, 2019

That Time I Did A Mini Sephora Gift Haul But No Treats For Me


mini sephora gift haul

This is a close as I’ll come to a holiday gift-guide so I thought, why not chat through that time I did a mini Sephora gift haul. While none of the treats are for me, I think I got some cute things that just may help you in your search for beauty gifts this season.

mini sephora gift haul

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Getaway set has three products in a festive looking reusable yellow zippered pouch. The goodies inside are the perfect introduction to the brand and here’s what they are:

mini sephora gift haul

  1. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream in a 1.5 oz/50ml container is an Insta-famous bestseller. I didn’t open it to get an idea of the scent but one of the recurring things people say about this cream is how amazing it smells.
  2. Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist in a 1.01 oz/30ml spritzer bottle. It’s a perfect size so I’d imagine it’s possible to get several uses from it.
  3. Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel comes in a generous 3 oz/90ml size and likely smells as intoxicating as the cream.

mini sephora gift haul

Belif Ho Ho Holiday Kit comes from K-Beauty super brand Belif. Also housed in a festive, reusable plastic zippered pouch, the set has five little treats including their very famous eye cream that I really should get around to trying. Let me know below if you’ve tried it and any thoughts about how it worked for you. Here’s what’s inside:

  1. Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser for all skin types in a 30ml/1.01 oz container. Jelly cleansers have been a hot commodity for a while now. It’s an Asian beauty market staple that’s showing up more and more in Western brands and likely more comfortable to use than foaming cleansers.
  2. Hungarian Water Essence, a soothing post-cleanse item that will help to increase hydration and comes in a 10ml container.
  3. The True Cream Aqua Bomb which will also increase your skin’s hydration by at least 70% and the container size is also 10ml.
  4.  Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask to help seal in hydration while you sleep. I love sleeping masks so much and this one should help you to wake up with that ‘your skin but better appearance’.
  5. Moisturizing Eye Bomb, is the pièce de résistance of the kit. It’s one of the items Belif is known for and this sample comes in a 5ml container.

mini sephora gift haul

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover with cornflower extract is an effective, bi-phase remover that I used quite a bit in the past. It makes a good gift/stocking stuffer because everyone needs a backup eye makeup remover. At 4.2 ounces, it isn’t quite TSA compliant but still a sweet and practical choice for the beauty lovers in your life.

mini sephora gift haul

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in the shade Fenty Glow is a total no-brainer as a beauty gift and the last item in my mini Sephora gift haul. Among the universally flattering shades, I chose Fenty Glow because it’s such a safe bet. This is the full-size gloss but there’s also a limited edition holiday set featuring five shades that I ultimately chose to resist.

I shopped online for all of the treats and wouldn’t you know it, ended up in a Sephora location the very next day with a friend but left empty-handed; I didn’t even get samples. Years ago, I lived to go to Sephora and was always finding an excuse to go even if it was just to browse. And while I can’t say I feel the same nowadays, I can handle it if it’s not too crowded.

mini sephora gift haul

Do you prefer to shop Sephora online or in-store? And is it where you generally go to score your beauty buys or beauty gifts? Chime in below and if you missed it, have a look at the made in Italy, Filipino brand Sunnies Face, featuring the budget-friendly Fluffmatte lipstick [here] and I hope this helps.


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