candyland for girly things.
Like a candy land for women, Sephora is a one stop shopping destination for all things beauty related. They literally have anything and everything you could ever imagine all under one roof. Frankly I can’t remember where anyone bought makeup before Sephora existed, and I don’t care to. All I know is that when I need to replace both my Bare Minerals powder foundation and my Dior mascara in one fell swoop, I head to the Sephora on 17th street. The staff is always friendly and helpful without breathing down your neck, like at some department stores, and they’re just as knowledgeable about their products as they are honest in the advice they give you. The only complaint I have about it is that it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. I can never ever go in there on a weekend or during holiday season because it’s a nightmare. The music is blaring, it’s a hundred degrees, and the whole place is ridden with contrasting perfumes being sprayed every which way. It’s enough to give anyone a headache, especially when you add x amount of uncertain shoppers and tourists into the mix. I prefer to go during the week, in the morning, when everyone is at work or at home with their children. I can take my time meandering around the store, peacefully testing potential new lip colors and dreaming of a whole new makeover. That is the true bliss of Sephora.