Thursday, 19 November 2015

Sephora VIB Sale Haul!

Hi, everyone! Few things get my heart pounding more than a Sephora sale. There are so many factors that render them addictive, including their rarity (only twice a year!) and the fact that the majority of the brands sold there will never go on sale anywhere else. It truly creates the perfect storm for excitement and temptation! This year's VIB Holiday Shopping Event took place last week and offered 20% off store-wide. I showed a small amount of restraint this year- spending about half as much as I did last November- while certainly not skimping. I'm not one to skimp :)


Here's a peek at my VIB sale booty all packaged up...


... and outside of the boxes! This is what I picked up:

NARS Eye Shadow Duo in Isolde
This duo has been around forever, but had been totally off my radar until I saw Laura rave about it a few times recently. The warm golden coppery shades are so up my alley and I know they'll be an instant staple in my collection. 

Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
This was my "practical" purchase of the bunch, as it's something that I use daily and have recently run out of. I find it does an amazing job at holding my brows in place while adding a flattering golden tint to my brows. It's seriously good stuff!

Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Exorcism
I've never been drawn to Kat von D personally (though I respect her love of animals), but I'd heard too many raves about the brand to pass it by any longer. I'd been eyeing the Liquid Lipstick in Berlin (a bright, warm rose) for months, but when it was sold out during the sale I spied the other options. I ended up selecting Exorcism, a deep sultry berry. And totally appropriate, as I've been watching tons of ghost shows recently :)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Palette
I was so happy to see this palette, as I'd held out on Champagne Pop for so long and figured that this would be the ultimate way to try it without committing to a full size. The palette also features two other gorgeous highlighters- Pearl (a shimmering white) and Blushed Copper (a warm, deeper rose gold), which I'm sure will be nothing short of Becca's epic highlighter standards. 

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Berry
This pick was totally enabled by Chelle (I enable her constantly, so may she find some satisfaction in this :)). I'd been wanting to pick up more of the Melted Lipsticks, but was overwhelmed by the shade choice. After seeing Chelle sport Melted Berry a few times, I knew I had to own it. It's the perfect flattering berry red!


I'm really digging the gold and berry theme going on in this haul- what better shades to add some glam during Fall and Winter!? I'm also feeling content at the size of this haul- indulgent, while not over the top (though I realize those standards are subjective, lol). Look out for reviews and Looks of the Day using these very soon! xo

Did you purchase anything in the recent Sephora sale? Have you tried any of the items featured here? Did I tempt you with anything?

Have an amazing weekend!

38 comments:

  1. YAAAAS too faced melted lipsticks! I recently got my hands on fig and it is LOVe!

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    1. Ooh, I've been tempted by Fig too! Glad you're loving it :)

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  2. I also picked up the Becca palette! Isn't it fabulous?! It's just made me want to buy the full size now x
    The Beauty Bloss

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    1. The Becca palette truly is fabulous! I've been wearing it everyday :)

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  3. MMMMM!! I agree exactly with everything you said about Sephora sale = heart palpitation!! You picked up some really great items here ;-) I'm curious to see your thoughts on the NARS eyeshadows!!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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    1. I'm so in love with the Isolde duo- so rich and pigmented! Will be good year-round :)

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  4. That is such a brilliant haul! I've read really good reviews on the Nars eyeshadow duo, would love to know your thoughts on it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yeah, you pretty much need the Isolde duo- it's gorgeous stuff! xo

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  5. These are some excellent picks! I'm so bummed that I wasn't able to to participate in the VIB sale this year.... ughhhh student loans are killing me.
    The Becca palette really piques my interest -- I love any and all things by Becca. Be sure to do a review of it :)

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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    1. The Becca Palette really is amazing! Perfect for highlighter as well as eye shadow. It's great value and I've been using it constantly :)

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  6. There is so much blogger enabling here I LOVE IT! The NARS duo looks so pretty and the Becca trio I am coveting so hard right now.

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    1. I enable other people all the time, so it's only fair that they enable me once in awhile :) Yeah, you need NARS Isolde- it's gorgeous stuff! And the Becca trio is so worth it if you can track it down!

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  7. Nice haul! Not so big that it's like omg look at all that money go, but very well edited AND you got some big things like that Becca palette! I was contemplating whether to get that but wasn't sure about that bronzey shade, so I can't wait to see how you work it!

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    1. Yeah, I tried to keep it balanced :) The Becca palette is ultra wearable- even the dark shade! I was so pleasantly surprised at how well it works as a blush/bronzer!

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  8. This is a quaint haul compared to others I've seen haha! Wish we had sales like this over here, I'm so jealous! I just got my hands on Champagne pop woohoooO! So excited to finally have it. Exorcism is a super gorgeous shade. I really want to try her liquid lipsticks!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Heehee, I tried not to overdo it! That Kat von D liquid lipsticks really are great and not badly priced either :)

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  9. I got in too late for that Becca palette! How pretty is that!

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    1. The palette really fantastic! Hope they bring it back because it's so worth it :)

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  10. YES! YOU GOT MELTED BERRY! I FINALLY DID SOME INFLUENCING ON YOU! hahaha I definitely get immense satisfaction out of this!

    I didn't get the Becca palette but I kind of figure I'll eventually pick it up. It's so freaking stunning.

    Annnnd I've also been eyeballing the Isolde dup for quite some time. Those two shades are stunning. I have Mediterannee which is similar, but not identical. Can't wait to see it on you.

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    1. Yes, you are single-handedly responsible for this purchase. And I thank you for it! Melted Berry is amazing :) And yeah, you need Isolde- definitely different from Mediterannee!

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  11. i was looking at that EXACT duo from nars. but had to be good... :(

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  12. Such a great haul Jen! Am sure you will love the Becca-I love mine xxx
    xx

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    1. I love the Becca palette sooo much- it's gorgeous stuff! xo

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  13. Amazing haul! I was so sad to have had to miss this event because I got payed just a few days after the sale :'(

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    1. Ah, I hate when timing doesn't work out! Hope you get to treat yourself to something else soon :)

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  14. I didn't know Becca had a highlighter palette. This is so nice to try out various shades (plus, highlighters always last forever so I personally don't mind if they're a little smaller than your full-size standards). The K Von D liquid lipstick looks amazing for the Winter. XX

    Ally | www.glamoclock.com

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    1. Yes, the palette is so perfect for that- it'll last forever, even with the smaller sizes! And yes the Kat von D lippie really is perfect for this time of year :)

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  15. Great haul! You're going to LOVE the Becca highlighter palette. I'm obsessed with it!

    Olive & Ivy

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    1. I am officially obsessed too! Have been using it daily :)

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    1. The shades and formula are so lovely! Totally worth it :)

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  17. Oh amazing picks! I'm head over heels for those Nars shadows, beautiful!

    Made From Beauty

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    1. You so need the NARS Isolde Duo- it's fabulous! :)

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  18. You got the Becca palette! I'm jel! :D I was lemming it too but decided to skip it because I already have a full-size Champagne Pop and the 5-color Afterglow palette. :) Hope to see the look soon!

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    1. Yes, I did! Happy I held off on the full-size- all three shades in the palette are amazing! :)

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