Haul Hard: Sephora’s Spring 2014 VIB Sale

4 Apr

VIB Sale

Sales are one of my many weaknesses. I just can’t resist them. And I went totally overboard during last year’s holiday VIB sale (seriously, it was an embarrassing haul), and I swore I would tone it down for the spring sale. Okay, mostly because it is only 15% off while the winter one is 20%, but whatever. I gave myself $50 to spend and that was IT. No going over the limit! And I did it.

VIB Sale

Can we all take a minute to appreciate how terribly focused this is? Pro tip: don’t decide to mix it up by shooting on a record. Just don’t. They are shiny and distracting and ooh look at the lines and the books wait what am I supposed to be focusing on? ANYWAY I actually got my 3 requested samples this time, which is kind of a miracle: Prada Candy (which I love and must buy a full bottle of RIGHT NOW oh god why is this happening), Katy Perry’s Killer Queen (don’t judge me!), and Becca’s highlighting whosawatsit in Opal. Cause I need more highlighters fo real.

VIB Sale

I’ve had 300 points sitting in my account for such a long time, I decided they were getting lonely and cashed in on a mini Buxom lipgloss. I never save up for the 500 point samples because they always, without fail, have something in them I own (no I don’t need more Stila Kitten or NARS Orgasm what the hell Sephora, if I spend $500 here ASSUME I HAVE THOSE THINGS). There’s more variety with the 100 points and I’m actually really happy with this because Buxom makes one of the only lipgloss formulas I can tolerate. I was totally going to swatch this and then I remembered I was coming back to do separate posts for the rest of the things in here and could just swatch it then. But of course now I realize that no, I’m not going to give the mini gloss its own post too, that’s idiotic. So no swatch because sometimes my brain doesn’t do thinking good.

VIB Sale

I love blush. I love all the blush. Cream blush, powder blush, liquid, gel, solid. But I especially like blush sets and palettes. I have been waffling on the Josie Maran Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick Set ($34) for a while now but I finally decided to just go for it and order the suckers. It’s 4 little baby gel sticks and they are so cute and shiny. But I like small sizes: I have so so many blushes I doubt I’ll hit pan on any of them (okay, maybe on Orgasm or some of the tiny Tarte ones…). Also one is a super gold highlighter that is so summery. Why is it still cold, weather? Get your shit together.

VIB Sale

Another item that has been sitting in my cart forever! Apparently this was the “buy shit you can’t make up your mind about” sale. Clinique has a fantastic shadow formula and for $36 this palette is a steal. There were 2 reasons I originally hesitated: 1) I have a large size of Black Honey, the second shadow to the right, and 2) I absolutely do not need another neutral palette. I need LESS neutral palettes. But look it’s so pretty and warm toned and the pinks and I just I just NEED it.

VIB Sale

This is where I’d put pictures of my unboxed Electric palette, IF I WAS ALLOWED TO OPEN IT. My birthday is less than two weeks away and this is a present from the boyfriend. So, no touching! But he wanted me to get the points which is super sweet. And also, you know, the 15% discount. I wanna touch it. So bad.

VIB Sale

Okay, so this isn’t from Sephora even a little bit, but it came the same day so here it is. Originally I didn’t plan to buy anything from the MAC By Request line, even though Pink Poodle made my heart flutter. But apparently on release day when the bf woke me up early to say goodbye before he went to work I checked my email on my phone, saw the announcement, and ordered this. Literally I have no memory of doing it. But, uh I guess I did order Pink Poodle because here it is! And it’s so pretty. Like Jilted’s happy, preppy sister. And Jilted is probably my favorite lip color so man oh man am I excited for this one.

Of course I want to buy more stuff but I am very happy with the things I got: both the cheek gel set and the Clinique palette are (theoretically) everyday use items. I still do have to go to a physical store to pick up my bday gift, so I feel like the new Becca beach tint minis might make their way back with me, or at least the Bite vivid mini duo. But hey, if it’s under $20 it doesn’t count in Sephora-world! That’s my logic and I am sticking to it.

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