Sephora VIB Sale April 2016 Haul

Calling this a “haul” is kind of a stretch, but humour me. I only bought 4 items!
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My total came to $83.30 which is pretty low considering all of the anticipation for the VIB sale! I got:

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Sephora VIB Shopping List April 2016 Edition

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! 😆
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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?

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What I got for Christmas 2015

It’s fun to give and receive for gifts for Christmas! As I mentioned during blogmas, we’re pretty low-key for Christmas which also applies to gifts. I gave my SO coins from the Mint, a cookbook, a top from Roots (no socks! 😉 ), a wooden utensil set from William Sonoma, and other kitchen gadgets.  We gave his family clothes, candles, hand creams, chocolate / cookies / nuts (thank goodness for Hickory Farms!), and of course, alcohol. 😛

And here’s what I received for Christmas (thank you again for these gifts!) – sorry for all the stock photos, post-holiday laziness, ya know:
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Formula X The Two in Iconic and Legend
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Tocca Beauty Piccolo Tresoro Giulietta Body Scrub, Eau de Parfum, Hand Cream Set
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Tarte Fanciful Favorites Deluxe Discovery Set
(my MIL / SIL definitely hit up the Sephora Black Friday sale! 😉 )
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Brands I want to try more of

I saw this topic on Styled by Lauren so I wanted to do my own list too.  Since so many of you are listing your Sephora VIB sale shopping lists, I’ll kind of join in with this post even though I won’t be partaking in the VIB sale this time around (*sob*).  Next year I’ll be able to indulge in getting these items from brands I want to try more of:

Charlotte Tilbury
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The obvious choice.  Since this brand’s launch (and debut in Canada in June this year), it’s been a hot brand in the makeup world.  I got my grubby little hands on a lipstick via a gift card for my birthday, and I’m itching to try more from the line, namely the Colour Chameleon eye shadow pencil in Dark Pearl, an eye shadow quad, and possibly a blusher.

Surratt Beauty
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This brand launched at Sephora this year and I’ve been anxious to try something from it.  The first thing I have to get my paws on is their Relevée Lash Curler.  I’ve perused the displays and it appears that most of the products are made in Japan – the line does have a Japanese aesthetic to it.  I want to try their Artistique Blushes and Eyeshadows – which all fit into custom palettes, I’m a sucker for custom palettes!

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