It was only a matter of time before I placed a Sephora order! Initially I was lured onto Sephora for the final day of the Double Points offer on skincare – I wanted to get the Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray. But then a few other nagging bits from my Lemmings list urged me to get other things…
I just couldn’t wait until April for the VIB sale to get the Surratt Beauty – I had every intention to wait, but my resolve has been weakened by Hauluary. 😛
One thing I will say is, holy, there’s so much packaging with these items, this is what the above items look like removed from their cartons:
Even the eyeliner came in its own box – ridiculous!
Well firstly, I did get the Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray (woohoo, double points! 🙄 ):
The Surratt stuff:
surratt beauty Relevée Lash Curler
The lash curler has been a lusted-after item for ages – way before the brand became available in Canada. I’m super impressed by the presentation – I’ve never had a lash curler come with its own pouch before!
surratt beauty Artistique Eyeshadow in Marron (upper left in pan)
surratt beauty Artistique Eyeshadow in Fee Dragee (upper right in pan)
surratt beauty Artistique Blush in La Vie En Rose
surratt beauty Artistique Custom Palette Case Petite
These are sold individually and goes into the customizable palette. The powders feel SUPER silky. I can’t wait to play with them! On my face! 😀
The other stuff:
Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Grapefruit
I’m transitioning from antiperspirants to deodorants this year and wanted a few options – this came highly recommended. I’ll be posting about my experience with my first deodorant soon.
Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil™ Longwear Eyeliner in Pluie
I’ve been hearing good things about this and one of my all time favourite eyeliners is a limited edition formula from Lancôme called Khol in Love. I’m hoping this will be a suitable replacement – this is exclusive to Sephora.
Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care in 06 Bubbly Grenadine
I read that these are a good dupe for the YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil so I had to give it a try. Lip oils were all the rage for 2015 and I missed the boat – it’s catch up time!
Sephora Collection Long Lashing: Contoured Eyelash Comb
You know I have a wee bit of an obsession with eye lash paraphernalia so I’ve been eyeing this lash-rake™ until I could no longer resist it. You’ll know when I use this if it’s a success or not by the presence of a pirate eye patch.
Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc. in Bamboo White
I can’t believe I paid this much for a bottle of nail polish but I’d seen the duo set on various blogs (namely, on StyledbyLauren) and I was genuinely curious about the polish quality. The presentation of the polish is topnotch – even the bottle itself oozes sophistication. I hope the formula will basically apply itself.
Not shown: BITE Beauty VIB Rouge Creme Lipstick
I bought this for my friend for her birthday. She’d wanted it before but I wasn’t VIB Rouge yet – now I have access to it so I got it for her. I guess it’s another perk of VIB Rouge?
And speaking of VIB Rouge… I got my welcome gift! It is indeed a Nars blush, in the shade Goulue. Here’s the unveiling of the VIB Rouge welcome gift:
I would describe Goulue as a rosey plum with a warm sheen. I haven’t worn it yet so that’s just my initial impression. This shade isn’t new, it was part of the Guy Boudin One Night Stand Blush Palette in 2013.
One thing to note, despite how tiny the VIB Rouge blush appears, there’s actually quite a bit of product in there: 4.0g for the “mini” versus 4.8g for the full-size!
I neglected to take a photo of the two pans opened or a swatch of Goulue and I’m wiped from taking pictures. So, I’m just going to promise that I’ll do a comparison and review of Goulue blush coming up, ok? 😉
Do you have any of these items I got from Sephora? Hauluary is winding down but I have a few more haul posts coming up due some backlog of posts and online orders. For February, my Low-Buy kicks in and my budget is $50 for the month. 😮