Inquiring minds want to know! So here it is:
Sephora clearance section strikes! 😛 I went to Sephora last weekend and I got:
Buxom Look All You Want Set (reg $50 bought for $37)
I half blame Ingrid for this one. I’ve been curious about the Buxom individual eye shadows and customizable palettes ever since they launched. She posted a review of this set, which she received as a gift and at first she wasn’t too keen on it, but she actually ended up quite liking it! Image my surprise at seeing this on the sale area – all by its lonesome. Besides the green eye shadow, I’d definitely use all the colours in the palette. I might pop out the green shade and get a single matte brown to replace it.
BITE Beauty Mix and Mingle in Pepper / Café (reg $17 bought for $12)
I was really hoping I’d find these since I bought one last holiday season, and I was so happy this store had tons in stock (I think I found some magical Sephora store?). They had other more bold combinations available too but of course I went for my usual MLBB type shades. I also toyed with the BITE Beauty Discovery Set but it was $52 and contained a couple of items I know that I would not use (matte lipstick and gloss) so I passed on it.
Smashbox Art. Love. Colours. SHADOWS kit ($15)
I really don’t know what possessed me to pick this up except that I really dig the look of the eye shadow brush. Also, I figured this would be a great little trio for travelling. I’m thinking ahead to my Japan trip – possibly this could be my one and only eye shadow that I bring. I read reviews online and everyone is saying the quality is great but the eye shadows are tiny – perfect!
Sephora Formula X Alchemy II (reg $15 bought for $9)
I didn’t even know that Sephora released a follow up to last year’s holiday shade, Alchemy! Again, I found this polish by itself – hiding behind other polish bottles in fact. It’s a rose gold shimmer with a whole bunch of other colours in the shimmer. I was all set to pay full retail price for it but it rang up on sale. Total score!
Here is last year’s Alchemy next to Alchemy II. Last year’s was much more of a silvery taupe tone and this year’s is more rosey copper. 🙂
When I checked out, I received my VIB Rouge card. I didn’t pick up my VIB Rouge gift because I was informed that the gift for 2016 is better than the 2015 (Marc Jacobs mini lipstick). The 2016 gift is a mini Nars blush! Not sure that colour yet but it’s NOT Orgasm – yay! So I’ll wait until they’re in stock to pick it up. Also, the Sephora birthday gift this year there is a choice between 1) minis of Fresh Soy Face Cleaner and Rose Face Mask, or 2) mini Marc Jacobs lipstick and eye liner. I am betting 90% of people choose the MJ.
Also, full disclosure, on New Years day I also placed 2 online orders for nail polishes (no bricks and mortar stores were open!) but there’s no instant gratification with online shopping. So technically, nail polish was my first purchase post-No-Buy. 🙂 I’ll post about my nail polish haul(s) once I receive my orders! 😀
Let me know if you want me to prioritize any of these items to review! Full steam ahead for January shopping. I’m just getting my feet wet. 😉