Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sephora VIB Sale!

So one glorious day, I received a nice, little piece of paper in the mail from Sephora. On that piece of paper was a code and that code would later be used to purchase the following lovely items at 20% off :)

Shipping took a tad longer than it normally does, but since it was free shipping, I figured I couldn't really complain too much. It took about 8 days to arrive and one of my items was missing, so I had to call customer service and have it shipped separate. This was actually pretty easy, as they didn't give me any trouble and shipped it right away.

Ok, let's just get to it, shall we?

Michael Kors Rose Gold Eau de Parfum :

 This is probably the item I was most excited about. I had been stalking this product for a few months. Like for real. I almost felt like a creep. There were a number of times I went into Sephora just to spritz this all over my body and then obsessively smell myself for the rest of the day. Not only is the bottle just lovely (I adore anything rose gold,) it smells like the epitome of femininity. It is sort of a soft, fresh, sweet floral and lasts long enough to satisfy my addictive scent cravings. 

Illamasqua lipstick in Eurydice:

This is described as a "matte bright magenta," so naturally, I was instantly drawn to it. I love matte bright pink lips! I think they add such a nice punch of color to my dull, pale skin. This looks pretty similar to Nars Pure Matte lipstick in the shade Carthage, but I think this is slightly brighter and feels a little better on the lips. It also seems to wear off pretty evenly, and doesn't feel too drying. 

Clinique Whole Lotta Colour Set: 

After seeing these Chubby Stick lip balms on multiple blogs, I was anxious to try them. So, I saw this set and figured it was the perfect chance to try a few colors at a relatively low price. I have only really worn two of these so far, but they looked really nice. It was just a perfect, sheer color, which is nice to have to wear to work at 6:00 in the morning when bright reds and pinks seem a bit too much. I was a little disappointed to see that the orange looked kind of sparkly, as I am not a fan of sparkles on the lips, but I guess that's just another excuse for me to pick up Mac's Morange lipstick ;)

Becca Watermelon Beach Tint:

This shade is described as a hot pink, however, to me, it looks more like a rosy pink. I really like the consistency of this cream blush. I haven't decided, yet, if the color is right for me, but this blends really nicely and I would definitely be willing to try one of the other pinks they offer. 

I chose to cash in on my VIB rewards for the Laura Mercier Flawless Bestsellers kit. It comes with a primer, tinted moisturizer, shimmer bloc in Golden Mosaic, and Eye Basics in Wheat.  

The item that was missing from my order was the Soap and Glory Shower Trip Set. I am pretty much intrigued by all of their products, so this set was a must for me. I love cute packaging and theirs is just the cutest, so I'm sure I'll be buying full sized versions of these products. 

I also included another lipstick I just bought, which I am rather excited about, and that is the Kate Moss for Rimmel in #11. It is a nice, berry red and is actually quite long lasting. 

Just for funsies, let's see some swatches!

 OK, first, please excuse my creepy, little pale freckled arm. I was born this way :)

:left to right:
- Kate Moss #11
- Illamasqua Eurydice
- Clinique Chubby Stick Color Balms in Super Strawberry, Oversized   Orange, Curvy Candy, Richer Raisin, and Chunky Cherry.
- Becca Watermelon Beach Tint

Have you taken advantage of the Sephora VIB sale? Or do you plan on braving the Black Friday masses and getting trampled by a bunch of frantic sale fiends? 

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  1. Omg you got some nice stuff there :)

    lovely blog!

    1. Thanks! If you enjoyed this post, you should check back soon. I'll be posting another one like it within the next few days :). (I do too much shopping!)


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