Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sephora VIB Sale Haul :)

Hi, everyone! This past Thursday marked the beginning of an exciting, heart-racing time of year- a Sephora VIB Sale! Ok, so maybe not everyone's blood starts pumping like mine in the wake of such an event, but for a makeup weirdo like me, it's quite the occasion!

I'd combed through my wishlist and planned a haul that included some of my most coveted items. From palettes, to blushes, to skin and hair care, I snagged a variety of top-notch goodies! Here's a peek at the spoils: 


But let's start at the beginning, here's everything all packaged up:


And then, with the boxes removed. As you can see, there are tubes, sticks, pumps... and a chocolate bar?



Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette
I've heard wonderful things about Too Faced products and am constantly tempted by them, but actually have very few in my stash. I decided to remedy this by picking up this incredible, versatile palette that smells- amazingly- like chocolate! It's an perfect mix of mattes and shimmers, neutrals and plums, and was a key ingredient in Pixiwoo's Kat Dennings makeup tutorial. Can't wait to take a bite! ;)

Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme

I'm a big fan of Bumble and Bumble hair products. Pricey, but potent! I am a girl who likes an easy hairdo that looks polished with minimal effort. This styling cream is actually advertised as "the dream creme for those that love to look polished, elegant, and smooth, but hate to work at it". Sign me up!

NARS Matte Multiple in Siam
I am a huge NARS fan and was instantly excited when I heard about their new Matte Multiples. I actually don't own any of the original Multiples, but something about these newer offerings had me  hooked! I'd heard excellent things about the texture and pigmentation, and when I swatched them in-store, I wasn't disappointed. I opted for Siam, a vivid poppy red. Can't wait to sport this on my cheeks!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta

The Ambient Lighting Blushes were another release that had me jazzed, and readers of the blog will know that I already scored one of these beautiful blushes in Diffused Heat. But like any good beauty addict blogger, I couldn't stop at just one! This time, I snagged Radiant Magenta, a cooler golden pink. It's a stunner!

Even my cat, Sadie, was excited about this one. Can you spot her? :)

Shu Uemura Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil
I am a huge fan of Shu Uemura Cleaning Oils and I've been curious to try their brightening version for some time. Due to my fair, sensitive, acne-prone skin, post-blemish marks are a persistent issue.  I'm always on the lookout for products to add radiance and even my skin tone. Here's hoping this will help!

I also got a cute little striped makeup bag as a free gift with purchase. A nice little addition! I'm a sucker for anything with stripes and it's perfectly purse-sized, so I'm sure it will get put to good use :)





So there you have it, my Sephora VIB sale haul! Am really excited about everything I picked up. Look out for some more thorough reviews of these goodies soon!

Have you used and loved any of the products here? Did I tempt you with anything? Did you score anything from the recent VIB sale?

Thanks for reading- hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! 

28 comments:

  1. That Hourglass blush though... I NEED it!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  2. hahaha i like how your cat is peaking though in the mirror in one of the photos. i haven't committed to getting anythign from the sale just yet. i might just pass it this time around but i feel like i should stock up on some cleansing oils...might go on monday to see how i feel about it all.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  3. I went a little crazy and made two trips to the sephora website haha! I thought about getting the too faced palette, but I didn't...I kinda regret it now, but I think I'm spent out haha!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely haul Jen! I love the look of the Too Faced palette and the NArs Multiple-I have a few of the regular versions. Good work on the Hourglass too!

    Be interesting to hear your thoughts on the SU oil-I think most of them contain mineral oil so it wasn't great for my skin

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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  5. I would go crazy at a Sephora sale too. The Bumble and Bumble creme sounds like a dream for lazy people like me too. So cute of your cat to do a cameo appearance.

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  6. Yup, I can definitely spot her! And I can definitely spot you too in that third picture.:) Sadie sure looks interested, maybe you should put some make up on her. Just joking, I'm sure she'd flip out.:D And for some reason, now I'm desperate for some chocolate... I wonder why??

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    1. Heehee, you're not the first one to recommend doing a kitty makeover :)

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  7. Great haul dear! the too faced palette looks adorable. Happy Monday!



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  8. Love the new eye shadows these look like brilliant colours and Nars you can never go wrong with Lucy

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  9. omg such great picks.
    I can't wait to read your thoughts on the Ambient Lighting Blush.
    Ps your cat is adorable!! Hope you had a great weekend!
    TarteTanya

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  10. I was just thinking about what to use the discount on. Ooo that NARS multiple looks gorgeous! Lovely color for the cheeks!

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  11. ah i love all your buys!!! the chocolate bar from too faced is amazing! hehe so cute! I've never tried too faced but have walked by it in sephora! I need to go to sephora soon! x
    - Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  12. Perfect idea <3
    www.lefffka.blogspot.com

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  13. Your haul is amazing ! I want the chocolate bar palette and that hourglass blush ! Greetings from Italy

    Fashion and Cookies

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  14. We had very similar items on our wishlists! There should be an ongoing list of beauty blogger favourites... I love your kitty! So cute! Also, did you know that the Too Faced palette is actually made with cocoa powder? Pretty awesome.

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    1. I know! So cool that it smells like chocolate cus there's actually cocoa in it! And a collective blogger favourites/wishlist is a great idea :)

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  15. Good haul, I wanted the Nars Multiple too but I resisted!

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  16. Wow what an amazing haul! I loooove Sephora and a sale at that! OMG I can't even! I love the NARS Multiple you brought. Siam looks so dreamy! I've tried this once before, ages ago, I think I used to own the Orgasm shade but I don't know why I stopped using it? Well I'll be adding this to my cart immediately the next time I make it back to the States!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  17. That Hourglass blush is amazing I'm jealous!

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  18. Lovely blog, love the chocolate bar
    Hope you can stop by and check out my blog, btws i followed via GFC and bloglovin.
    xoxo
    Lilya
    lilyacm.blogspot.com

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  19. DANG Siam is bright!! Your cat is adopting some makeup addict tendencies, eh? ;)
    Jealous that you grabbed the Chocolate palette and can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  20. you will love the chocolate bar palette, I haven't stop using it, is so lovely! xxx

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  21. I bought the Chocolate Bar Palette for my friend at the sale too! It looks awesome and smells great! :)

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    1. Yay, that's awesome, Carly! It's such a fun palette :)

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  22. Another Hourglass blush? So jealous! I asked my sister to grab a few things for me during the VIB sale, so I'm looking forward to when it gets here!

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  23. That Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette looks amazing! I am not a huge fan of shimmer shadow and I love that this one has a mix of matte and shimmer. Great haul :)

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