Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sephora Haul

Two weekends ago, Sephora was offering 20% off to all VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) card holders. Well, guess who took full advantage of that offer? This girl right here! There were a few things I had been eyeing for a while but never got around to buying. So, when I got an e-mail from Sephora telling me about the 20% off, I got super excited and made a list of things I wanted to get. I think it's safe to say I got everything that was on my wishlist! 

1. First thing I grabbed was of course, the VICE 2 palette by Urban Decay. Eye makeup is my favorite type of makeup and so, naturally I always end up purchasing every good palette that comes out. I haven't used this palette just yet but when I do, I will be sure to do a review on it! 

2. I also purchased the Stila's Magnificent Metals Foil eye shadow (in 3 different colors). People seem to have a love/hate relationship with these and I can see why! These eye shadows can be a little difficult to work with and if you are just starting out with makeup, I wouldn't suggest these to you. I also wouldn't suggest these if you hate glitter. These eye shadows aren't meant for every day use as they are heavily pigmented and packed with glitter.

3. I also ended up getting the Kat Von D Spellbinding eye shadow book. I saw this palette randomly and was torn between this and the Vice 2 palette. Well, to not lose my sleep that night, I ended up purchasing both. Call me crazy but makeup is something you have with you for a very long time and if you use what you buy, there is no harm in it. Plus, it was 20% off so I couldn't resist :) 

4. I had been on a hunt for a good blush palette. Tarte had come out with one last month that I tried but ended up not buying because I wasn't a fan of it. Well, I'm glad I waited because Nars came out with one which is just perfect. I think blush is probably something that I NEVER buy. I have been using 2 MAC blushes I bought like 10 years ago (not really, but you get the point, right?) I was getting tired of both those blushes and so I invested in this Nars palette. You are seriously getting the bang for the buck with this palette! Individual blushes by Nars are priced at $29 each and this palette was $65 for 6 shades (which are only slightly smaller than the regular ones).

5. New foundation alert! I had been using Makeup Forever for a very long time but recently got introduced to the Kat Von D foundation! I was a little hesitant at first because of the thick consistency but when I tried it with my beauty blender, it worked flawlessly. So far I'm liking it! Other foundations claim to be "full coverage" but really aren't. However, when Kat Von D says "full coverage," She REALLY means it!

6. In addition to the foundation, I also got the Kat Von D primer. I'm not a primer person at all (primers seriously scare me)! This wasn't on my wish list or anything- I only bought it to use it on special occasions. 

7. I also bought the cute holiday set by Bite Beauty. The lipsticks are highly pigmented so again, not something I will use on regular basis. It's a nice travel set and a steal with the 20% off I got. 

8. Last thing pictured above is a single eye shadow from Urban Decay that I bought on a whim. I saw a sales associate wear it at Sephora and I really liked it. I never really buy single eye shadows but I thought it would be nice to add to my collection because the blacks that I have in my eye shadow palettes are very pigmented/dark. This is a nice soft black with some gold shimmer.

I ended up buying a couple other things on the last day of the sale that aren't included in the picture above (moisturizer, an eyeliner and a Stila artistry kit). I honestly wouldn't have bought all of the stuff I did if it weren't for the 20% VIB discount. Come to think of it, I pretty much got some of the stuff for free and lets be honest, who doesn't like free stuff? 

This concludes my Sephora Haul. I'm going to try and get a review on the Vice 2 palette up soon. 

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend :) 


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