It’s time to share what I hauled from the Sephora VIB Sale!
WHAT I PURCHASED
I’ve been using this palette for a solid two weeks and I’m in LOVE! I swore I’d never be interested in a warm palette and wearing warm-toned looks; I’m not sure if it’s the fact that these are matte or what but I love the way these look on my eyes! The shades are stunning and actually much easier to use than I expected. I will be doing a full review on this palette in the near future keep an eye on my blog for that!
I knew I was going to pick this up after I used up a sample of it and loved it; again, I really like this as I like that it’s matte but not flat. I’ll probably do a full review this as well.
This was on my maybe list but I ended up getting it sounded like it would pair well with the Comfort Matte foundation; I’ve used this about half-a-dozen times so far and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I definitely notice that it blurs pores but if I apply too much it can make me look cakey and dry. Which is ironic because when I swirl my brush on it, it doesn’t seem like it’s picking up any product. I think I need to do some research on the right type of brush to apply this with.
Sephora Favourites Scouted by Sephora Set (SOLD OUT)
This was an impulse buy in-store; first of all, I’ll admit that I liked the price ($42 before the 20% off); plus it included a couple of products that I wanted to try (the Drunk Elephant serum, Farmacy Mask and Bum Bum Cream) and a bunch that I had never heard of before. Also I kind of have an obsession with travel-sized products and this was filled with them. So far I’ve tried the Farmacy Honey Potion (good but I wish it wasn’t a warming mask); Tata Harper Moisturizer (I hate the scent of this – it’s herbal and extremely overpowering!), the Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask (absolutely loving this one!) and the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum (not a fan of this). Overall I’m pretty happy with this set and found it to be a good value.
I’ve been eyeing up this fragrance since it was released last year (I think?) so I snatched up this rollerball right away when I saw it as a 100 point perk. I find it kind of similar to Indigo which I really like but it’s also unique in it’s own way – a little spicy, a little floral and a little sweet.
I had a little foil pack sample of this a few months ago and it seemed to work really well on my skin – it reminded me a lot of Too Faced’s Hangover Primer but slightly thicker. I’m a fan of priming moisturizers – skipping a step in the morning is always a bonus, right? Anyway this was another 100 point perk so I redeemed for it and have been using it since my order arrived. My opinion hasn’t changed – I still like it and might pick up the full size after I’m done with this.
I LOVE this mask – if my skin is ever feeling dry/dehydrated I reach for this and it instantly helps; I’ve tried the sleeping mask and it’s awesome too!
WHAT I DIDN’T BUY
As usual, there were many things I decided to pass on once I was actually faced with a completely ridiculous total at the checkout:
I was all set to buy this until I clued in that I have two luminizing primers that I added into my Project Pan and I’ve barely even touched them! As much as I want to try this, I need to ensure I finish up those other ones first. Damn being responsible.
Grrr I’m so mad – I completely forgot about this and didn’t realize it until the sale was over. I believe this was part of a set I bought at last year’s Black Friday “sale” and I was hoping they’d have a similar set with this included this year but no such luck.
I decided to defer picking up another foundation until the $25 coupon they send out at the beginning of December (here’s hoping they do this again this year!). This year I’d like to maximize my coupon by purchasing something for $50 (and that’s it hahahayahrighthaha) and all of the foundations are in that range. Plus I wanted to pick up some samples of them first too and I didn’t have a chance to do that prior the sale.
| Eyeshadow Palette
The BareMinerals one I was eyeing wasn’t even sold in-store, they were still sold out of the purple Viseart palette and the Natasha Denona Lila palette was never going to happen let’s be honest. I did throw a few palettes on my Christmas wish list so we’ll see what happens with that.
| More skincare
The skincare set above will keep me going for a while in regards to skincare so I didn’t feel the need to pick up anything else. I was and am still very interested in that Boscia Peel-Off mask but they actually had Boscia sets that included it so I threw that on my Christmas wish list as well, in addition to the Ole Henrikson set.
Overall I’m pretty happy with my purchases; it sure can be easy to get sucked into buying all.the.things with that 20% off though. I feel like I was a little more thoughtful in my purchases this year and I wasn’t buying things just because they were on sale – nor trying to obtain VIB Rouge. For the first time in many years, I won’t be a VIB Rouge next year but I honestly am not going to miss it. I’ve said this before – I learned this and last year that there are very little, if any, benefits to spending that amount of money in Sephora. Does that mean I’m spending less money overall? No I’m just spending it at Shoppers Drug Mart instead and throughly enjoying their rewards system. 🙂
What did you get at the Sephora sale (if anything?) – let me know below!