It was here, it came and went and left with my money… yes, it is that time of year again, the Sephora VIB Sale where you get %20 off the entire store/site.
I have been saving my pennies (ha! they don’t exist anymore) to be able to do a nice epic haul that has some luxury items. If you saw my recent post Anti-Haul Holiday Edition, then you know that I stayed away from holiday sets and if you want to know why, go check out the post. I wanted to get things that are make me feel luxurious and pamper myself. It was a tough year (especially the 1st half) and I deserved some pampering goodies. My last item is the definition of luxury! So let’s get into it!
First Aid Beauty – FAB Delights Kit
I got this kit because I was intrigued by the scented version of the Ultra Repair Cream. I already love the cream (especially on my legs) and I had seen the big jar of this on the website. So instead of purchasing the full-size, I got this to be able to try out the scent (vanilla citron) and at the same time, I always wanted to try the Lip Therapy which is coloured in Rosy Red. Turns out, I am not a huge fan of the smell but since it is faint, I will fore sure use the cream. The small size will work great for travelling too.
Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
I haven’t found my holy grail primer yet but I do know that I love hydration and silicone-free. I did have a deluxe sample of this one and I really liked it, so I picked up the full-size.
OLE HENRIKSEN truth serum collagen booster (with potent vitamin C)
This is one of my splurge item, I wanted something that had anti-aging, vitamin C and collagen boosting. Voilà! I am very exited to try this and see if I notice any difference.
bareMinerals Mask Essentials
This was a last minute add-on that I wanted to treat myself to. Is it necessary to apply masks? nope! But hey, I thought I would try it. I was wondering why the brush is shaped that way, but after passing it over my face, it does hug the contours so I can see how it can apply a mask nicely. The idea is that you don’t dip your fingers in the jars and spread germs in your pot. The cloth is black (not to stain the cloth with the mask colour) and textured (to remove excess product).
Kat Von D Metal / Matte Palette
This was a must for me. Why? Because I love the formulation of the KVD shadows. I just love her products. Yes, it is huge, yes it has tons of colours, some very bright but I don’t care lol. You may be saying, why did you get this since you anti-hauled the UD Spectrum Palette, well, this has a nice mix of bright colours and neutrals. So it has everything you need in one palette.
NARS Blush in Madly
So this is “Kathleen Lights” made me buy it. GUILTY!! This looks to be a shade that goes with TONS of looks and very natural, can’t wait to try it.
Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57
I got a chance to play with some Sephora Pro brushes in store and decided to pick up my 1st one. I wanted to try to apply my concealer with a brush instead of a beauty blender and I liked how dense and soft this brush was.
Marc Jacobs La Crème Lipstick in J’adore
I have been reaching in my collection for a brown lipstick and nothing quite did it for me in what I had. So since it was the sale, I wanted to get another shade of these lipsticks that I can wear all the time (my other shade is not a nude). These lipsticks are creamy and pigmented and just wonderful to wear. I watched a few vids and settled on J’adore. It is perfect. Je l’adore 😉 (I love it).
Marc Jacobs Air Brush Soft Glow Duo Blush in Flesh & Fantasy
This was a treat yoself item. The pan is huge! And the packaging oh so luxurious (seeing a theme here? lol). And OMG, I haven’t used it yet, but it feels soooooo soft and buttery when I swatched it. wow. Again, I wanted to get shades of these expensive items that I would wear on a day-to-day basis and not sit in my drawer. I can see this one being one of these items.
Formula X Nail Drying Drops
This item is a re-purchase. I am almost out of these drops because I spilled the bottle… Good time to get it replenished during the sale. They work, they dry your nailpolish so much faster than just air drying.
DiorSkin Nude Air Luminizer in 001
Luxury in a nice, shiny, magnetic, gorgeous compact. I could not resist this highlighter. This is for sure a splurge! The brush is actually also soft and would be perfect to put in my purse for touch ups.
Laura Mercier Body & Bath – Fresh Fig Honey Bath
I am actually super excited about this. My baths are a luxury (time that is… time off, just to myself) so I thought, what better thing than to treat myself to a luxury bath item. Ain’t this super cute, the packaging is luxurious, the smell is amazing and can we talk about the honey sticks it comes with?! I will let you know how this works out.
I also got my birthday gift (the Marc Jacobs Liner / La crème lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and got 2 100 points perks. Lancôme cils Booster and Too Faced Melted Matte.
Now, my last item, if this does not say luxury I am not sure what is.
Guerlain L’or Pure Radiance Face Primer
Just look… just look… So beautiful!!! I saw this on Tati’s channel and a few other YouTubers and they have all said that it actually firms the skin. I hope so! This was my splurge, this was my luxury. It will live on desk because It represents that I worked hard to get it, that it is gorgeous and that I deserve it! (did I mention it has gold flakes?)