As I was scrolling through my Sephora wish list (my favorite past time) I noticed that there were quite a few items that I have tried out sooo many times at the store or tried out the trial-size but for one reason or another I still haven’t been able to bite the bullet and purchase the full-sized product.
1) Tarte Maracuja Oil $48
I have tried the mini (.5 oz) bottle TWICE and for some reason, I cannot purchase the full-sized product. Both times this oil was in my possession, it was included in a set or a kit that was sold at Sephora. I really like this oil, but at the time, I also wanted to try the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ($72). I’ve heard so many good things, however, since recently receiving a sample of the DE oil I’m not a huge fan of the scent but it’s all about the benefits it provides, so we’ll see!
Maybe when I use up my DE sample I will finally go back to this oil? Or when another Tarte set with this oil included will go straight into my cart 😉
2) Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist $32
I spray this all over my body whenever I visit my local Sephora, I seriously cannot get enough of this scent!! I have the lotion and for some reason, I haven’t been able to buy the spray. And it has nothing to do with the fact that you get SO MUCH product at a much cheaper price than other perfumes.
I am SO close to finishing my lotion and when I do, I will go to Sephora’s website and add both, the lotion and the fragrance mist to my cart. I will smell like summer and I will smell amazing!!
3) Caudalie Beauty Elixir $49
I have purchased the mini-sized version of this product twice and I freaking LOVE THIS STUFF!!! This is hands down my favorite face mist in all of existence but there is one reason I still haven’t purchased the full-sized bottle (& shockingly, it’s not because of the $50 price tag for a 3.4 oz bottle).
I always felt like I ran out of mini product so quickly. I know I was a monster when it came to spraying this on my face (I went to town with 4-5 sprays, multiple times a day) but the smell of eucalyptus refreshed and relaxed me at the same time. Because of how quickly I went through both these bottles, I really don’t want to shovel out $50 for something that may last a month, for me personally.
If I purchase this again, it will be an impulse buy while standing in Sephora’s check out line. Hello, sample bottle for $19!
4) Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt $53
I received a sample of this WAY back in the day in a Sephora Play subscription box and I cannot stop thinking about it till this day!
I read reviews online that said this scrub was too intense and caused some people’s scalps to bleed, but I did not have that experience at all! In fact, I loved it so much I’m constantly placing the mini version into my cart, but it’s usually the item I don’t necessarily ‘need’ so it gets placed back into my wish list.
Since I received that sample over a year ago, I want to purchase the mini-size and see if I still like it. I hope they didn’t change the formula or anything, fingers crossed!
5) Go-To Face Hero $34
The reviews for this product on Sephora’s website is nearly perfect and because of that, I tried some the last time I went to Sephora; and now I can’t stop thinking about it.
I placed 2-3 drops onto the back of my hand and rubbed it in until the oil sank into my skin. While browsing around the store, I couldn’t stop touching the back of my hand because it felt so soft. The back of my hand felt soft that whole day and now I want it, but $34 for a 1oz bottle feels just slightly too high.
6) Maison Margiela REPLICA Under the Lemon Tree Eau de Toilette Travel Spray $28
This one is kind of cheating since this scent was recently released and I’ve only used it once but hear me out!
This fragrance had a lot of neutral/negative reviews online that I wanted to try this out for myself and to my surprise I really liked it! I think I gave myself one or two squirts onto my wrists or neck, but I smelled myself the whole day and quite liked the citrus-y scent.
There is no way I would purchase the full-sized bottle of this perfume because I can’t envision myself wearing this scent that often, but the travel spray will be the perfect size to use this spring!
7) Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask $34
I haven’t purchased this yet because I have two eye-products I’d like to use up first.
I am SO close to finishing up the Fresh Black Tea Firming and De-Puffing Eye Cream ($68 full-sized) and I haven’t noticed a difference in the way my under eyes look. They’re still puffy and I still have dark circles. Thank you, NEXT!
Next in line is my Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy ($48 full-sized) and I can’t wait to see how this works for me!
When I’m finished with my Farmacy eye cream I will purchase the Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask because every time I use the applicator on the back of my hands it feels so cooling and refreshing; something my eyes would really enjoy! I also own the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and think they will pair well together.
8) Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Trippin’ $25
I haven’t purchased this cream blush yet because I feel like $25 is a lot to spend on a blush. It’s just one stick and $25 just feels slightly too high for what it is, if it was $20, I would have purchased 3 already.
Funny how backward that sounds. I’d rather buy 3 blush sticks at $20 each rather than spend $25 on 1 blush stick, but that is how my brain works, unfortunately!
My friend even mentioned this exact shade being her favorite and I still haven’t been able to press that checkout button with this in my cart. Maybe one day when I decide to treat myself?
9) Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Moisturizer $42
This and Tatcha’s The Water Cream ($68) are my two favorite face moisturizers.
I understand that is very pricey for a moisturizer however, both of these make my face feel amazing and I just like them, plain and simple. Tatcha is a gel, oil-free moisturizer, that gives you hydration for poreless-looking skin. A little product goes a long way and I will have this moisturizer for a while!
Fresh is an ultra-hydrating gel moisturizer that has hyaluronic acid that makes your skin soft as a rose (like the name suggests 😉)
When I was looking at moisturizers to purchase, I was between these two and will probably go back and forth between them until I discover something else just as amazing.
10) Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel $48
This will ACTUALLY be the next item I purchase, FINALLY!
I also received this product as a sample in my Sephora Play box and this stuff is fantastic! I use this 1-3 times a week and it’s an amazing exfoliant for taking away the dead skin cells that are on your face. After a few days of not exfoliating, a small amount of this product would take away the top layer of dead skin cells and when I wiped away the excess with water, my face felt so fresh and new.
I’m purchasing this because my face felt ‘bleh’ not too long ago and I REALLY missed having this next to my sink. Me, desperately wanting this peeling gel and not having it that day is why I will shell out $50 for this bad boy!
I hope you enjoy this type of post because it was an idea I just randomly thought of when scrolling through my Sephora wish list. I think I will make it my goal to purchase everything on this list because if I keep thinking about it, I know I will at least use it.
What are products you haven’t bit the bullet on yet? What is holding you back from buying that product?
A Simple Wildflower