Wednesday, 26 April 2017


It has been a really long while since I have done a beauty post! I try to keep up with my @tahanalee Instagram with photos of pretty make up and skin care but I often don't find the time to sit down and write about it all lately.

Early April I was invited to the opening of the VERY FIRST BRISBANE SEPHORA store! What an incredible event it was!

Sephora fans camped out in Westfield Shopping Centre from 5pm the day before with thousands lining up before opening. There was music, entertainment, complimentary beauty services, free food and drink handed out to those waiting in line, guest appearances from beauty bloggers, balloons, giveaways and beauty treats. All I can say is Sephora knows how to throw a party!

We were lucky enough to be able to go in first and shop up a storm! I MAY have spent a little too much money (sorry not sorry Ben) but I picked up a few things I needed and definitely a few things I wanted.

Here's what I got!

It Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination in Light

Ok so I actually went back for this but I am so glad I did. This cream is amazing and I completely understand why everyone raves about it. It has been my daily "foundation" since I got it. It provides a natural, glowy look and doesn't need a setting powder which for me is such a big deal as I ALWAYS have to set! This makes my life so much easier in the morning! PLUS it is 50+!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy

I also got this one on my second visit as my lips have really been struggling with the change in weather. Well you wouldn't know anymore. This treatment wasn't even the most intense one they had there but it has done such a good job in hydrating my lips and making them nice and smooth again. (I couldn't find it to include it in the flat lay lol I think I left it at work!)

Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Foundation

I'm going to be honest with you, I haven't tried this foundation yet mainly because I have been a little scared to use it after hearing about how matte the finish is (not exactly what a dry skinned girl wants to hear.) I'm upping my skin care game to get some hydration back in my skin before I give it a go because I want to love it! I think I will also use a serum underneath as well as a hydrating primer!

 Beauty Blender - Original (not pictured)

This baby doesn't really need an explanation does it. This is my third blender in three years. Each has lasted me the full year with out mould or any other problems. I just think a year is a good time to replace it. I keep it clean with the puff and sponge cleaner from Diaso and don't store it in any particular way, I just leave it on my bathroom bench so it has sufficient air. The original pink is currently out of stock online so is not linked above either.

Anastasia Beverly Hills X Nicole Guierro Face Palette - Out of Stock

Oh the gorgeosness! Have you ever seen anything so amazing? I do admit I didn't need this palette AT ALL but I wanted it so very bad... so mumma treated herself! I am so glad I did. We all need a new highlighter like a hole in the head but this palette is the MUST HAVE of 2017 in my opinion. Just like the Modern Renaissance was the must have of 2016 (although if you don't have that yet, get that one too!). Typical me hasn't even swatched so here is a photo from the gorgeous JADE BEAUTY! If you're not following her, you need to! 

Percy & Reed Dry Instant Volumising Spray (not online)

The minis at the front of the store spoke to my soul but I restrained myself and just picked up this one. Given I just cut my hair short and I struggle with volume I thought I would give this a go. I am yet to use it so will give you guys a review if it is amazing!

Dr. Jart Rubber Mask in Moist Lover (not online)

When the packaging intrigues you! Just look at it. It looks wonderfully weird and I NEED to know what's inside and what it will feel like on my skin. I think I may pick up the others in the range and give them all a try and do a bit of a review as I am sure you're all just as interested as I am to see what they are like!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #12  

I have a similar brush from ABH that needs replacing because I didn't look after it properly. I thought I picked up the same one but its a little different. It is a little soft compared to my old brush which is making it difficult to get a smooth outline of my brows. Hopefully I can break it in soon!

Sephora masks (not online)

I could live off the Sephora mask display. They all look so fun and sound like everything my body needs. I cannot wait to try them all out! Be on the look out on my insta stories!! @tahanalee

And there you have my Sephora Haul! My first ever (in store) haul. I am so happy with everything I got and I could not be more happy that we FINALLY have our very own Sephora here in Brisbane! Here's to many more shipping trips with my Brisbane beauty babes!

Have you been in to the new store yet?? 

Keep smiling!

Tahana x


  1. The new store looks AMAZING and I'm so bummed I don't live around there anymore!

  2. I love your haul and it sounds like it was a fabulous party-like event! How fun!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  3. Sorry if this is a double post, but I'm not sure my comment went through last time (whyyyyy do some blogs hate my phone whyyyyy). This looks like it was a lot of fun! Love your picks too. The It Cosmetics CC cream is one of my favourites for the sun protection but I have to admit it's a bit too dewy for my oily skin :( I still wear it anyway because I'm allergic to every sunscreen I've tried and I figure oiliness is better than sunburn haha

  4. So many good products! I love the IT Cosmetics CC Cream, it is amazing!! I really want to try that face mask too.

    It looked like such a fun opening!! xx

    Laura ||

  5. Yasss such a cool opportunity!

    I am obsessed with the ABH palette!

    Shan x.

  6. It looked like so much fun!! Bummed I didn't get an invite!! (though I probably wouldnt have been able to make it!) You picked some amazing goodies!! I love the regular IT Cosmetics CC cream and you can never go wrong with sheet masks and beauty blenders!!

    Mel xx | Loads of Lifestyle

  7. I can't wait for a store to be opened up in Perth! It definitely looks like a great party!! Love your haul too, you got some great products!

    Kez |

  8. That anastasia highlighter kit looks absolutely stunning! Great haul!