The title might sound alarming, but I promise the theme of my little excursion to Sephora was just recovery and replacement. I’ve recently found that both my hair and nails have gotten alarmingly dry and damaged, so it was over to pick up some stuff to help with the situation. The Alterna Bamboo Kendi Oil is my all-time favourite hair oil. I’ve tried so many other brands but nothing seems to work like this guy. It’s not cheap, but one only needs a few drops, and it lasts ages. I pat a few drops into the ends of my damp hair and when I wake up in the morning my hair feels stronger and smoother – it’s a miracle. The Nails Inc. NailKale Superfood Base Coat seemed to me like a slightly gimmicky product (really? Kale in nail products?), but I’m a fan of the brand overall, so I figured I would give it a go. The nice thing about this is that one coat = base, and two coats = intense treatment. Multi-tasking products are always nice to have around, so I have high hopes for this little bottle.
Two other things I needed were eye-related. I can’t tell you how many shu uemura eyelash curlers I’ve gone through in the past 10 years. I tend to use them way longer than recommended (too expensive otherwise!) but the hinge on my last one was really starting to go, so I picked up another, and man is it wonderful to have a brand new curler. Curling my lashes now takes half the time as before. And last but not least, I needed another liquid liner so I grabbed an oldie but a goodie – the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. This is definitely one of the best eyeliners in the price range and I would highly recommend to anyone, especially liquid liner n00bs who want to practice. The brush tip never gets weird or splayed and each one of these pens lasts me anywhere between six months and a year.
What were your first Sephora purchases of the year and what would you recommend?