It’s that time of the year again. The time when desires take over common sense, when the line between “Needs” and “Wants” blur – it’s Sephora VIB sale time! 😆
I know that in previous years, my shopping pattern during Sephora VIB sale has been this: I do some online browsing, mentally prepare a list, then I brave the crowds to go to a Sephora store and pick up the bulk of what I want. Then I come home and do some more online browsing, read some blogs and watch some haul videos to see what other people bought. And then around the final couple of days of the sale, I go nuts and buy a bunch more stuff online. I can’t be the only one does this?
There’s an offer for VIB Rouge to take a friend shopping to get this tote:
It reads “There’s still some space left on my vanity #takemetosephora” Cute. 😉
But I won’t be getting the tote because this year I’ve decided to make just ONE order, and shop online only so I can also take advantage of ebates. Here’s my list, rated with % likelihood that I’ll buy during this sale.
100% Likelihood I’ll buy these:
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard $36
I’m in dire straits right now with my under eye concealer situation so this is truly a NEED. I’ll be doing a review on my current concealer next week and you’ll know what I mean.
Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette $25
Been wanting to dip my toes into either Tarte or Too Faced and this little palette seems to be a good starting point.
BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Natural $30
I’ve heard nothing but raves for this and I’m going through my night lip balm quickly so I would like to give this a whirl.
Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops in 03 Morning Light $19
I always make a point of buying a Sephora branded item during VIB sales. Their private label brand is often overlooked but they have some amazing products at reasonable prices. I originally wanted to try the Beauty Amplifier Afterglow Primer & Luminizer but it’s out of stock, so hopefully I’ll like this.
50% Likelihood I’ll buy these:
Viseart Eyeshadiow Palette in 01 Neutral Matte $100
I just saw on beatfacefridayy that Viseart released 6 pan palettes called Theory Palettes – the whole line can be viewed here. THOSE appeal to me much more than a 12 pan… I’m hoping the 6 pan will become available at Sephora eventually!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light $52
I don’t have an immediate need for a pressed powder but this has been on my wist list for ages. I’m thinking possibly of getting the tiny travel size one to use on my trip (but per gram, it’s SUCH a rip off!)
25% Likelihood I’ll buy these:
Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette $55
I’m a bit paletted out for now. And while this one comes with high recommendations, I find the packaging to be a bit large and unwieldy for my liking. Between this and the Viseart, I prefer the Viseart.
Nars Audacious lipstick in Anita or Vanessa $39
Still lemming this, yup.
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Fiji or Punjab $59
I’m really happy with my current foundation situation so this is on the back burner for now.
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian
This is a new lemming. All because if Miss Ingrid.
Bésame Boudoir Long Hair Finishing Powder Brush $62
This caught my eye while I was browsing online a few weeks back. It’s such a weird brush but I want it! It looks SO soft! Check out the review by Dustin Hunter.
I might be a little broken? Only 4 items that I’m definitely 100% purchasing! I think part of the reason is that when I went back into my Lemmings post, I realized that I’ve actually knocked off quite a few items on there during my January haulage. Most of the items still remaining on the list aren’t available from Sephora. Trust me, I browsed the Sephora site through and through to find stuff to buy!
I don’t have any immediate need for skincare, and since this VIB sale is 15% while the Fall one is 20%, I’m willing to wait another 6 months to get the additional discount on things I don’t NEED. 😉 Lastly, I’m keenly aware that I’ll be hauling like a mad woman when I’m in Japan (Low-Buy rules do not apply when I’m out of the country! I didn’t make up that rule, agirlwithpinkcheeks did!) so I’m going to show some restrain at present time. 😛
Also, there’s another Optimum Points redemption event this Saturday at Shoppers Drug Mart – I feel like they’re more frequent this year? Can you believe that I have enough points for the top tier again! I’m going to save my points though, so I won’t be redeeming this time around. I do have a separate wish list for items I can redeem for at Shoppers, including:
Clinique Cheek Pop blushes in Nude, Fig, or Heather Pop (I noted that these now cost $28 a pop [hah!] which is $4 than back in August last year)
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in Beige Lingerie
The Guerlain lipstick is new and the formula feels heavenly! #wantnotneed
Have you used any of the items on my shopping list? Yay or nay? What’s on your list?