I feel a sense of fatigue in general in the beauty community lately. I’ve never seen so many anti-hauls and declutters as I have recently. In years past, the most popular topics were hauls and beauty collection posts, but I’m now seeing a trend of the “resistance”. Maybe it’s just my personal perspective – have you noticed?
Having said that, it’s time for the annual Springtime Sephora VIB sale! I finally received the discount card in the mail on Thursday:
It’s starting tomorrow, April 18th and runs until the 24th. I’ve been making these shopping lists for the past few Sephora sales. They’re helpful for me to keep me focused when all the pretties are distracting me. 😉
I haven’t stepped inside of a Sephora store since January! Last week I decided to stop in to see if anything jumped out at me (also, the new revamped Sephora site is annoying). Here’s what I came up with:
100% Likelihood I’ll buy these:
Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanilla – $17
My favourite non-aluminum deodorant. One of these lasts me around 5 months and I’ll continue to replenish during VIB sales.
Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains – $40
I’m about to run out of my small bottle that Cat gave me, and I definitely want to get the full size. But it’s out of stock online right now… 😦 I hope they’ll be back in stock in time for the sale!
BITE Beauty Agave Lip Balm – $20
I got a chance to try this at the BITE Beauty Lip Lab on Friday and it is simply amazing. And look at that sexy tube design. Just take my money!
Sephora Collection Face Mask – $8 each
You know, I still haven’t tried the Sephora brand sheet masks – what kind of skincare addict am I? I’m interested in Green Tea (based on Rachael’s recommendation) and Rose.
50% Likelihood I’ll buy these:
Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip – $33
I pawed at this set back in January at the store and my friend bought it. I can’t stop thinking about it – you know what they say about waiting out on an impulse purchase… if you keep thinking about it, then you should just get it! 😉 (It didn’t help that Molly over at The Rosey Beauty Files just picked it up and is egging me on over on IG… I think this 50% chance is inching up to 75% chance that I’ll get this!)
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst -$35
I’ve been wanting more of these and I was reminded of it again from Ingrid. This shade is pure perfection!
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum – $60
I loved the deluxe sample that I used up and vowed to get the full size. 🙂
25% Likelihood I’ll buy these:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light – $52
I have a travel sized version of this (shown here) and I’d like to own the full sized version. But, I don’t need it right this very moment so I might just hold off until the Fall sale.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – $47
Everyone raves about this! I need to know what the hype is about… I do still have a couple of jars of loose face powders to work first through. 😳
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian – $24
So many rave about this formula and colour. It was sold out for ages and now it looks like Sephora has a steady stock of it.
NudeStix Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm – $28
I’ve been curious about this Canadian brand. This gel version seems more hydrating than the original. I’m eyeing either the shade Pulse, Poshe, or Luxe.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss – $21
I’ve heard good things about these. They look really pigmented for a lip gloss. The shades I like are: Victorian, Kristen, and Metallic Rose. Let’s see if I end up liking these more than the ABH eye shadows.
Surratt Artistique Cheek Brush and Face Brush – $125 and $250
Still drooling over these but I’ll wait until the Fall sale when the sale is 20% off.
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum – $74
This is so spendy but I’ve been curious about it for a while. I’m thinking this could replace my MAC Face & Body (spoiler alert, I’m rounding up some items for a purge).
Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask – $75
This is more of a wintertime mask so I’ll wait until later this year.
Along with the discount card, the envelope contained this coupon:
I actually like the tote that they’re giving away this year so I might brave the crowds… 😮
My shopping list is pretty tame but it always seems to be the case for the Spring sale. If history is any indication, I’ll not buy much now but will go hog-wild come November sale! 😉 What about you? Will you be hauling from Sephora during the VIB sale? Do you have your shopping list ready? Have you tried any of the items that I’ve listed – yay or nay?
Last Friday I was a guest of Cat’s at the BITE Beauty Lip Lab to create my own bespoke lipstick shades – stay tuned for a post on my experience coming up! 💄 ❤