• Mon, Nov 27 2006

Ode to Sephora

Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora, How do I love thee?

Let me count the ways.

I love your massive selection of hard to find brands

And your dedication to having samples of EVERYTHING to try before we buy.

I love the layout of your store, the bright cheery colors, and the sales consultants who are always there, but never annoying.

I love your fragrance selection, your sample size products to buy and your tools and implements section.

I love your other customers, who are always willing to lend an honest opinion, and who laugh and cut up and enjoy playing with your products as much as I do!

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Ok, thats enough of that ridiculousness, I am obviously delusional this morning. Ha! Although I dearly adore Sephora (duh), there are two areas that I think Sephora is lacking in – nail polishes and haircare. Try as I may, I cannot force myself to spend one hard earned dime to try Jonathan Product – that man just gets on my last nerve (is that a reason not to buy? Yep, I guess it is for me.), and the choices beyond that are a little on the slim side. Ojon (which I haven’t tried but have heard great things about), Phyto (which I am not really impressed with what I have tried so far) and a few others. There are so many other great lines of hair products that would fit into Sephora I think – I wish they would bring in Yuki Sharoni – RALLY, I do. ;)

On to what I did buy though:

Go Smile maintenance kit – I really wanted to try the peach or the pear, but I fell back on the mint that I love because it truly gives a great boost of breath freshening along with the marvelous whitening. I am still loving the Go Smile tremendously!

bareMinerals foundation in Tan – my skin is just a hair darker than the Medium that I usually wear, and I love to have two different colors of foundation just to use as contour and highlight anyway, so I busted out and bought the tan. Loving it so far!

Oscar Blandi Color Conditioning system – This I know absolutely nothing about, but wanted to try something totally new to me, since I have been so hooked on Paul Mitchell for so very long. I will report back later on what I think. If you have tried it, let me know what you think!

Bourjois Nail Polish in #33 Rose Show – I have been lusting after this color since August, when I fell in love with a color they didn’t have in stock, only in samples. I have spent a good chunk of time trying to find this same shade (an irridescent light pink and sheer gold) in another brand, but have been unsuccessful. I hope it holds up as well as the Bare Essentuals brand does!

 

I could have spent gobs more money, but, well, you know, Christmas is a’comin’, and I had best keep our cash where it belongs for now. :) But I will be back, Sephora – Oh yes, I WILL be back.

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  • Cheryl

    I love Sephora also unfortunately the closes one to me is in Philadelphia. However, I did find out they are adding a Life Style section to our local mall and the local newspaper last month listed the names of the stores that will be in this life style center…well guess what..Sephora is one of the stores…unfortunately it will not be open until August of 2007 but at least we got one coming and no more trekking to Philly.

  • http://www.ebeautydaily.com/ Christina Jones

    Oh you are a lucky dog! I was so excited to hear that JCPenneys were turning their cosmetics departments into Sephora – but unfortunately, this Penneys here in College Station is even to little for that. I will continue my quarterly trek to Houston, I guess. Enjoy your new store, Cheryl, it will be there before you know it!

  • http://www,baremineralreviews.com Stef

    From one Sephora addict to another, I couldn’t have said that better myself. Seriously, is it so wrong to look forward to the friends & family sale every year ;)

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