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Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Well folks, another VIB sale at Sephora has arrived. It comes at the perfect time to start some Christmas shopping. Most of the gift sets are out already as well, so you can get a lot of value with those. With an extra little discount, […]

Sephora Haul – August 2019

Sephora Haul – August 2019

I had refrained from making any Sephora purchases for a good portion of the year. But with my recent engagement (and subsequent need to get my skincare act together, and a Sephora sale I thought it was as good a time as any to put […]

Sephora Spring 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations

Sephora Spring 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations

Sephora, our higher end beauty mecca, is infamous for having very few sales. Sorry if you fell in love with a $30 mascara but can’t justify paying that every time the suggested 3 month usage period is up. Luckily, Sephora does have a sale in Spring and Fall.

The next sale is just around the corner. For VIB Rouge members, the sale starts April 26th. For the rest of us plebeians, it starts May 2nd. Depending on your reward status, you’ll get 10-20% off your entire purchase.

These are the products I recommend picking up.

Sephora Collection Illuminate Palette

I got this palette a couple years ago and it’s still going strong. At $35, it’s not the cheapest thing at Sephora, but compared to other highlight palettes they carry it’s not too bad. There is great variety in this palette and I use it regularly.

Sephora Collection Beauty Amplifier Primer and Luminzer

I really like pretty much everything I’ve gotten from the Sephora Collection and this is no exception. I bought this in my last Sephora Haul because it was on sale and I think it’s awesome. It’s a perfect subtle highlight for those days when you want a little glow. Or it’s great to use under a highlighting powder when want a poppin’ highlight.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

This is my favourite high-end mascara. I’ve gone through a couple mini tubes of this mascara that I’ve gotten as samples or in kits. I have a heard time spending money on high-end mascaras, but if it’s something you like to do this is a great mascara.

Sol de Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

After hearing so much hype about this cream, I thought there was no way it would live up to it. After receiving it in a Boxycharm box, I fell in love. I even bought a backup. It has the most amazing scent, and the cream itself is very nice.

BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask

I love every product I’ve ever owned from BITE. I even went to their Lip Lab in Toronto to make my own lipsticks! This mask is so nice. I mostly use it before bed when my lips are super dry. My mom loves to use it as a lip gloss during the day.

Tarte Mini Eyeshadow Palettes

I love the Tartelette Tease and Tarteist to go palettes. They are perfect for travel, and they’re really high quality which isn’t always the case for mini palettes. You can see I’ve hit pan in the one shadow, which is a first for me with eyeshadow. If I could only have one palette for the rest of my life it would be one of these ones.

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Mangrove

This lipstick was purchased at a MAC store, but it is now available at Sephora! This is my favourite MAC lipstick I own. It’s the perfect orangey-red and it’s a great colour for spring. I personally love the formula of MAC lipsticks.

BITE Beauty French Press Lip Gloss in Dirty Chai

I don’t usually go for lip gloss, but I couldn’t resist this one as a birthday treat to myself last fall. I avoided lip gloss for a long time because I don’t like sticky lip gloss, and it’s hard to find one that isn’t. Thankfully this one is. It looks great over lipstick or on its own. It has a good lasting time for a lip gloss.

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

I love this cleanser. It is perfect for everyday because it’s super gentle. I have repurchased this a couple times and will probably continue to do so. The cleanser is featured in a couple FAB sets if you’re looking to try a couple different products.

First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie Primer

God, I love this primer so much. It is moiturizing and it smells wonderful. I want to buy a large size but it’s pretty expensive for a primer, so the sale is a great time to pick it up.

My Wish List

Of course there are a few things I want to pick up in the sale. I think I’m going to pick up one or two skincare focused things. Here is what’s on my wishlist:

What’s on your Sephora VIB Sale wishlist?

Sephora Haul – January 2019

Sephora Haul – January 2019

It’s January. My skin has been shit. I needed some new things to hopefully make my skin less shit, so I paid a visit to our saviour, Sephora with a gift card in hand. Well, the online version of Sephora. It’s January so I try […]

Everything I’ve tried from BITE Beauty

Everything I’ve tried from BITE Beauty

I am a lipstick fiend. Sorry, I can’t help it. I love all of the bright colours. I love the way lipstick makes you feel. Because of this, I have accumulated many, many lip products. One of my favourite brands is BITE Beauty. BITE Beauty […]

October & November Empties

October & November Empties

Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Astringent

I’ve been using some variation of this product for over a decade. I will sometimes buy the store brand, it really depends what’s on sale. I got this one at Winner’s. I think it actually the UK version of the product. I use this every night and morning. Would I buy it again? Yes, probably until the end of time.

L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Coconut Hair Mask

I loved this hair mask. I used it once or twice a year, and this tub lasted me a long time. It was great for those days where my hair was knotty and dry. Would I buy it again? Yes!

GlamGlow Waterburst Hydrating Moisturizer

I got this sample with my last Sephora order. I haven’t liked much I’ve tried from GlamGlow, so I wasn’t expecting much from this moisturizer. It’s really nice! I love it. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all, and the scent is almost chocolate-orangey which I loooove. I even considered purchasing the full-sized version of this – until I saw it was 68$. I’m trying to be better at investing in skincare, but I have a limit. Would I buy it again? If it went on sale.

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream

This was another Sephora sample. I didn’t find anything particularly interesting about this cream. Would I buy it again? No.

Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soap in Coconut Colada and Coconut Pumpkin Latte

Welcome to another edition of hand soaps we finished! I liked both of them. Sign me up for anything coconut and pineapple, so the Coconut Colada was great. I also liked the Coconut Pumpkin Latte, but it was a pretty sweet scent. Ethan hated it though. Would I buy it again? Yes to the first one, probably not to the second one.

August & September Empties

August & September Empties

I finished up a lot of products in the last two months, which is great. For the rest of the year, and hopefully into 2020 I will focus on finishing up products I already have instead of using 3 or 4 different face washes or […]

Influenster Voxbox – Kat Von D True Portrait Foundation

Influenster Voxbox – Kat Von D True Portrait Foundation

I received these products complimentary from Influenster and Kat Von D for review. I was looking forward to trying a new high-end foundation. I don’t often buy high-end foundation unless it’s on sale, so it was great that this one was coming to my door. […]

FabFitFun Starter Box Fall 2019

FabFitFun Starter Box Fall 2019

I love a good subscription box. I’ve been wanting to try FabFitFun for ages, but the price (plus shipping and exchange) has always been a deterrent for me. Sure, you get a lot of stuff with a high value, but if I don’t use it, it provides no value, you know?

FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box, filled with home, lifestyle, and beauty products. The box costs $49.99 (but you can always find a discount code). The value is regularly over $250.

A friend of mine gave me a code for a starter box. The box itself was free, but I did have to pay shipping, which worked out to be around $12.00 CAD. Shipping took about 2 1/2 weeks from ordering to delivery.

Anyway, here’s what I got in the box.

Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw in Gray/Ivory

This was my favourite item in the box. It’s getting cold here in Canada, and there’s no such thing as too many blankets. The blanket is super soft. It took its place on my couch immediately. I love it!

MRSP $49

Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion in Mandarin, Orange & Bergamot

The lotion was probably the most ‘meh’ thing for me in the box. Lotions are fine. I just don’t use them a whole lot. The scent is nice.

MRSP $19

Way of Will Strengthening Nail & Cuticle Serum

This was another highlight in the box. I have weak, soft nails that sometimes peel. I enjoy nail oils, and loved that this one was strengthening. The dropper leaves much to be desired. I prefer to ‘paint on’ a nail oil. I felt like I kind of had to rub it in myself, and had oily fingers.

MRSP $24

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been experimenting with exfoliators, both chemical and physical. This is a combination of the two, which I’m excited about. The card says it’s $75 but it seems to have gone up about $10 since. On the Sephora Canada website, it’s listed as $110, which is nuts. I hope I don’t like this too much!!! Because I am not spending $110 on any beauty product ever unless it promises to make me look like JLO in Hustlers.

MRSP $75

Considering I only paid $12 for this box, I am pretty darn happy with it. I don’t know if it’s convinced me to get the full-size box. If you want to join FabFitFun I have a code you can use here for 50% off your first box. Or if you want to try a starter box like this one, message me on Twitter and I can send you the email.

A (mostly) Colourpop Haul from Ulta

A (mostly) Colourpop Haul from Ulta

Colourpop is one of my favourite makeup brands. It’s incredibly reasonably priced, and I haven’t come across many duds in their line up. It’s not the most easily accessible brand in Canada. With international shipping, duty fees, and exchange rates, the costs can add up. […]