Sephora Stream of Consciousness

Okay. Here we are.
Need skincare.
Haha yeah right.
Need, want. Tomato, tomahto.
Ooh the new Sephora Formula X collection sounds good. I need a good lilac.
This looks good.

sephora formula x outrageous
Sephora Formula X in Outrageous

Ooo! This one’s even better.

sephora formula x heart-stopping
Sephora Formula X Β in Heart-Stopping

But no, I’m here for skincare. Damn flaky skin needs to go. Rema likes this one.

fresh rose toner
Fresh Rose Floral Toner

[Spritzes 3 times] Hmm. Nice.
But still curious about the NARS though.
Okay, blinders on. Walking to the other side of the store. Focus.

NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner
NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner

This is different. Thicker than I expected, and surprisingly hydrating!
Hmm can’t really smell it. Maybe like high-end water. I’ve gone crazy.
Ooo I like it!Β Damn my hands feel soft!
Price? Not bad.
I should look at moisturizers. Larie recommended this.
Where’s the tester? Oh here it is.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Cream
Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Cream

Aghhhh that’s nice! My hands look so nice and soft.
$72?! Mr. Geeks will kill me.
But I need it. I need good skin. Gotta have it.
Maybe I should just get a sample.
But I need to use the discount.Β Must line up for checkout now.

Hmm… do I really need a moisturizer? $72’s a lot of money.
How much is that? $72 x 0.85 discount x 1.13 tax.
Yeah, Mr. Geeks is definitely gonna notice that in our bills.
Maybe I should just get the toner.
Hmm what do I do? 8 girls have already lined up behind me.
[Out loud: Excuse me. Excuse me. Sorry. Coming through.]

Maybe for another day. [Returns Shiseido moisturizer]

Okay, NARS. You’re coming with me. [Picks up NARS toner]

Sh*t, look at the time. Gotta go.
Don’t look at the minis by the checkout counter.
Don’t look at the minis by the checkout counter.
Don’t look… ooh, cute!

ermahgerd sephora sale
Above is a dramatization of myself at Sephora. Lovingly meme’d by yours truly.

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  • Hahah, Geekz πŸ™‚ You did well! So much self-restraint! Go get yourself some ice cream or a donut at the very least πŸ˜€

    • I just dropped a whole lot of money on a professional airbrush kit, so I couldn’t really shop much for personal use right now. But still, super excited about my new thingie. πŸ˜€

  • Hahahaha this made me giggle. BECAUSE IT’S SO TRUE. I must have gone back and forth between Ole Henriksen and Shiseido like five times when I was at the store. They thought I was nuts.

    Get a sample of the Shiseido from a counter! They usually have nice little packets and tubes and stuff, and they do good GWPs.

    • The WORST is the line to check out. Good lord so many cute mini things! Must look at EVERYTHING.

  • Rema Gouyez-Benallal

    This post was EVERYTHING to my day.

  • Haha yes yes and yes!

    • Glad you agree, Dustyn! πŸ™‚

  • LOL this is hilarious! I try to hit the sales with a WRITTEN list, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get sidetracked anyways!

    • I had a sorta written list of things to check out, but not a definite “to buy” list. Definitely tests one’s discipline.

  • Ashley McKernan

    Accurate. I see no flaws.

    • πŸ™‚ Obviously. Did you haul any, Ashley?

      • Ashley McKernan

        I was very very good (kind of) and only walked away with AmorePacific Moisture Bound Lip Treatment. It was $42.00, but I need a good lip moisturizer after this winter!

  • Liz

    Hahahahahahahahaha LOVE

  • Amazing. I put on my blinders when I went too and forgot to pick up half the stuff I’d been hoping to buy! I ended up with the bumble & bumble straight balm I’ve been obsessing over and a couple of the Sephora depuffing eye masks…but I really want the Too Faced mascara Jess has been freaking out over and to stock up on the Shiseido cotton. Le sigh.

    • Oooh I’m curious about the Too Faced mascara, too! Sephora at Eaton Centre is CRAZY though. Is it just as bad on Bloor?

  • GirlinaTrenchCoat

    Haha! That is exactly how I felt this whole week during the Sephora sale. πŸ™‚ I think I’ve gone back 3x now, not counting my online purchases. My excuse to my hubby for buying skincare is that “hey hon, I bought you some too!”

    • Does your husband appreciate products though? Mine has zero cares for any product at all.

      • GirlinaTrenchCoat

        He likes the Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer (finally had to use it after his skin started peeling in winter- ha I told him so!) I’m now trying to get him to use toner for his face. πŸ˜‰


  • Toya

    LMFAO!!!!! This was one of the best posts I’ve read in ages Arianne, so hilarious because it is SO.DAMN.TRUE. LOLOLOL!!!!!

    • Hahaha thanks Toya! I think it’s funny because we’re all crazy like this πŸ˜‰

  • Soooo goood! LOL

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • so, errr, DID you get the UD Naked 3? you should. i was one of those people pooh-poohing the other nakeds, but the 3? AWESOME!

    anyway, 15% ain’t cutting it anymore with me, what with the exchange rate downturn for my side of the world. so i’ve been shunning sephoras and the like….not very successfully, damn internet!

    • Noo you didn’t just say that! I didn’t actually, and honestly I haven’t seen it in person. I was just trying to portray a Sephora fangirl. I think I did it pretty accurately. Hahaha.

      Now I feel like I should get it…

  • Holy crap – that last picture had me laugh out loud!!!! ERmahgerd!!! Hilarious!!! I just bought my first formula x base coat from sephora and tried it tonight! I hope it helps the longevity of my polishes – I’ve been at my wits end with nothing staying put.

  • Hilarious and soooo true πŸ˜‰

  • Annie

    I almost sprayed my smoothie across the room when I got to the picture. Ermagerrd Serphera Serrrrlll!!!!