Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

I’m finally getting around to posting my Sephora VIB Sale Haul, instead of dealing with the madness of the stores during the sale, I ordered most of the stuff online and it took forever to ship and deliver. I’m a frequent Sephora shopper, but always love the 20% off that comes with the sale because it’s when I buy the higher priced items that I would otherwise probably not pick up. I was relatively well behaved this round, and already had a list in mind when I started shopping and pretty much kept to it.

NudeStix #GILTY Love Holiday Kit in Glit, Night & Twilight – I was hooked after my first NudeStix purchase (which you can read about here), so I wanted to pick up more during the sale. This Holiday kit has 3 of their Meteoric Eye Colours in two gorgeous metallic shades and one smokey black shade. These retail individually for $28 each, but this whole set was only $55 for all 3 (plus the 20% off of course!).

Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Honey, Papaya & Garnet – These are my first lip purchases from Bite Beauty, they’re miniatures (which we know I love) that were released for Christmas. I rarely go through a whole lip gloss, so I thought the minis would be a better option. They smell lovely, and aren’t sticky so I’m excited put these to the test.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No.7 – Plush Shadow in 206 The Lolita – I have eyed this palette for the better part of a year, however I couldn’t justify spending the $71 CDN on it. After reading a ton of reviews, I decided that with the 20% it was worth the splurge. So excited to try this out.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights in Champagne Gold, Opal & Pearl – This is my first Becca purchase, I’ve heard so many rave reviews about their skin perfectors that I decided this mini set of three was a great way to try them out (there I go with the minis again!). Both Pearl (top) and Opal (bottom) are available individually, however the Champagne Gold (middle) is a limited edition only available in the set.

Serge Lutens Un Bois de Vanille – This is the only purchase I made in store. Recently, the Sephora near me got a major upgrade and started carrying Serge Lutens fragrances (not available online). I love anything Vanilla scented, so as soon as I tested it, I wanted it. It’s not a normal vanilla scent, it’s has both smokey and woodsy notes and doesn’t smell overly sweet. I have worn this everyday since buying it. This is definitely more of a fall/winter scent.

So there you have it, my Sephora VIB Sale Haul!

Did you pick up anything during the sale? Have you tried any of the products I picked up?

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October Favourites

October 2014 Favourites

It’s once again Favourites time here on the blog.   This month has been incredibly busy at work, so I didn’t have as much of an opportunity to blog as I would like. However, I still managed to gather a nice selection of October Favourites to share with you!

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in First Love – I went slightly Charlotte Tilbury crazy recently, when her products launched on My favourite products are the Filmstart Bronze & Glow (post) and this absolutely gorgeous blush. It gives the skin a subtle nude flush, with a slight bit of shimmer, it reminds me of the Hourglass blushes. This blush is designed to first swirl your brush around the outside shade and apply to your skin, and then put a pop of the inside colour on the apples of your cheeks. I tend to mix them together and use it all over.
Sephora Long Lasting Eye Kohl in Infinite Beige- This nude shade has become my go to colour for lining my waterline. It lasts forever without budging, and is just firm enough that it doesn’t end up sticking in my eyelashes, but soft enough that it’s easy to apply.
Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion – This gorgeous wine shade has been my go to lip colour this month. Now that fall is here, I’m really loving the bolder lip and this is the perfect idiot proof bold lip product. It starts out as a gloss, and as the gloss wears off, it leaves a gorgeous stain. It’s perfect for a dark lip, because it doesn’t leave your lips looking awful and patchy as it wears off. Plus I find it much easier to wear than a bold lipstick.
L’Occitane Hand Cream – I don’t often use hand cream in the summer, but as the weather gets colder it’s a must have. The L’Occitane hand cream is by far my favourite, and one of those products that I will forever repurchase. It’s so moisturizing, but also quickly absorbs into the skin and doesn’t leave your hands feeling sticky.  I carry the small size one with me everywhere, and the larger size has a permenant home on my desk.
Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder – I picked this powder up over the summer, however did not end up using it immediately. Recently, I needed a new powder, and pulled this one out. I’m in love. This sets my foundation in place, all day and keeps my t-zone from getting shiny, and it does all of this without going patchy or drying out my skin. It’s a great powder, even compared against higher end ones I’ve tried.
IT Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof Mascara – This is one of those weird products that I just had to try. It uses a tiny mascara brush, which is designed to darken the base of your lashes, as if you had tightlined your eyes. I love the look it gives, and especially love how it doesn’t budge and give me raccoon eyes like tightlining with a pencil would.
MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Half Red – I’ve been venturing into darker lip colours recently, and have found that my go-to nude lip pencil isn’t cutting it. This is a wine/berry coloured lip liner that works great with the dark tones that I’ve been wearing. I actually like the shade of the liner, so much on it’s own that I sometimes use it to fill in my lips, and cover it with a balm.
So there you have it, my favourite products for October!
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