Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sephora Haul

A few goodies from Sephora! I took advantage of my Beauty Insider points and the VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) samples.

Group shot!

Korres Guava Body Butter was on sale in the old packaging, so I picked up a bottle. This is a very decadent and rich formula and scent. And in my opinion, it does not smell that similar to the Guava lip butter. It is moisturizing and you do not need to pack this on to get the effects. Living Proof Full Thickening Cream is meant to be used with heat styling. It leaves my hair soft and I did notice a bit of extra volume. The smell reminds me of a product that I used during high school, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is. Korres body butters, Living Proof Thickening Cream

Sephora by OPI polishes in Just a Little Dangerous and Go My Own Way from the Rocker Chic Collection. With them being jewel-toned colors, these are great nail colors for autumn! both polishes

Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencils in Gunmetal and Yeyo. I'll talk more on these when I give swatches on them! both pencils

VIB Beauty Insider gift. I redeemed 500 points to get this. I have been holding out and being very picky about when I use my points. Month after month, I have said no. I have never had anything that was Smashbox, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try a few of their products out. It was wrapped nicely!

It came with deluxe samples of: Artificial Light in Flash, Photo Finish lid primer, Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pout, Photo Finish Foundation Primer, and Bionic Mascara in Jet Black. I might actually include the lip gloss into my next giveaway (I haven't even opened it to look at it, so no worries about that!), not because the color is not pretty but because I own a color similar to it already!

Dior Capture Totale deluxe sample. I redeemed 100 of my points for this. The full-size product is sold for $135 and you better believe that I had rather try out a product with that kind of price before I ever buy it!

VIB Sample Bag. Unfortunately I was too late to get the advertised bag that they were giving out, so the stores were giving out bags that they put together themselves. They actually put quite a lot of samples into the bag! There are hair, skin, and perfume samples to try out.

Not a bad Sephora trip! I walked out with a lot of fun samples to try. I'll be sure to review them all soon enough. :)


Kathryn said...

Wow, great haul! The beauty insider gift looks nice for 500 points, and those nail polishes look great for fall. I see the UD Naked palette is on your wishlist, did you check it out at your Sephora?

Wendy Banner said...

So far, I've only tried the face primer but I see where the rave reviews are coming from over it. :D They are a nice size to travel with too, so I think I'll put them in my train case!

Sadly, my Sephora hasn't gotten them in stock yet. I've been waiting so (im)patiently! I have heard that they are permanent, so that makes me feel better in knowing that if I miss it the first time. I want it...I need it...I have to have it... :P

Lillian said...

Oh! It pains me that there isn't a Sephora nearby.

Those Sephora & OPI nail polishes look lovely. I really want Dating the Drummer. I just love nail polishes. <3

Anonymous said...

oh i was just in sephora last week! i don't have enough insider points yet. but i did pick up the urban decay naked palette. yorkdale said they weren't going to get anymore and i went in on a whim, and they were fully stocked. liars! lol

anyways, i love the smashbox photofinish primer! hope you enjoy it! xx

Raech @ ❤ilvoeshopping❤ said...

great haul! how i wish we have sephora here :(

the only way i can order items from sephora is thru amazon, and I hate it when I have to wait for the items to get here (more than a month).



Wendy Banner said...

@Lillian- I'm so sorry! Back home, I was never near a MAC or a Sephora either. When I moved to Toronto, my eyes were opened to a whole new world of makeup! At least they do ship out from their website. :)

@Christine- That's crazy that they would say they are not getting more. Even with the fact that they are permanent, they are selling like hotcakes. It would be silly of any store to say that they don't want to restock them!

@Raech- Goodness that is a long time for shipping! Does it take that long for everything to arrive to you?

Raech @ ❤ilvoeshopping❤ said...

yes wendy cause everything has to be shipped to my aunt in the US first and then she'll send everything to me via sea freight. and what i normally do is fill a large box with whatever items so i can save on shipping. If its via ups/dhl its gonna cost hundreds of dollars but will be arrive here faster. I'd rather spend my money on makeups, bags etc rather than shipping fee. And Most online shops like don't do int'l shipping. Plus the customs department here sucks. :(

Linh said...

Great haul! The 500 points award looks very nice! I've been saving mine because all of the prizes they have at my Sephora looks crappy. And the VIB sample bag looks awesome!!!! =D

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