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December 16, 2016

Sephora Haul - Black Friday Sale

Oops, I did it again! I purchased more stuff, not like I need it. Ooh, stop me, stop me! Yes - that's my updated Britney song. Sephora had a Black Friday sale, just like many other retailers. They actually released some of these items the day before as a pre-Black Friday sale. They released about 6 items at a time, over the course of the day. I managed to snag a few items. One of which was extremely hard to get. Because they did release items at different times, I had to place 2 different orders. Which will explain the different sets of photos you will see below. But let's get into the good stuff! And prepare yourself, this is long!



Order One:
The first order I placed was for Clinique duo, and the Sephora Collection Skin Trio. I did have my eye on the Nude skin care set for awhile, so I figured I would pick it up during the Black Friday sale before it sold out.


Nude - The Beauty of Nutrition ($77 Canadian - Sold out)
A trio of bestsellers to reduce impurities, bring radiance to dull skin, and to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Perfect Cleanse Omega Jelly Cleanser
Natural Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly removes face and eye makeup leaving skin clean, smooth and toned. Transforming from a unique jelly texture to creamy milk, the cleanser melts away impurities with nourishing ingredients. Sunflower seed oil, a source of omegas 6 & 9 that nourish and protect, gently removes dirt and impurities. Vegan, gluten free and GMO free. 

This is said to be good for those with dry skin, and those with oily skin. I'm curious to see how it works for me. This is just a trial size, but still a generous amount.  

Advanced Renewal Moisturizer 
Smooth and moisturize skin in one replenishing step. This nutrient-rich cream with omegas 6 & 9, probiotics, and antioxidants, melts into skin for a soft, luminous appearance. Bring skin back to life with improved firmness, elasticity, and hydration. Vegan and GMO free.

I'm always on the hunt for a rich cream, and I hope this is a good one! I'm working on some moisturizers now but as soon as I finish one, this will be making its way in the rotation. This is full size!

Progenius Omega Treatment Oil 
This featherweight formula features bakuchiol, nature’s answer to retinol, without the negative side effects. It helps repair and refine texture for satin, flawless skin. Purifying coleus root and organic rosemary extracts work to clarify the complexion and antioxidant-rich ingredients provide environmental protection, making this a true lifesaver for your skin. Vegan.

I'm actually working on a deluxe sample size of this oil right now and I do like it. Once I finish it though I will be trying a different brand, and will eventually come back to the Nude oil. I like that this one is in a darker bottle though.

Clinique - Take It All Off Duo ($13 Canadian - $20 Value)
This contained a duo of travel size products.

High Impact Mascara
Get instant lash drama with High Impact™ Mascara. Pump up the volume and length of your lashes for a look that appears lusher, plusher, and bolder. This mascara coats your lashes in pure, deep color for an irresistible lash look. 

I'm pretty sure I have tried this in the past and while it wasn't a holy grail mascara for me, it did do a decent job. Travel size mascaras are always welcome in my collection.

Take The Day Off - Cleansing Balm
A transformational, lightweight makeup remover that goes from balm to oil to milk to melt away every trace of makeup. 

I have never tried Clinique's version of a cleansing balm, so this was the perfect opportunity to without buying a full size version. Over the time I find myself preferring a cleansing balm to a cleansing oil. It's just less messy and easier for travel. I hope this is a good one! This set is still available at the time of this posting.

Sephora Collection - Essential Rose Skin Trio ($13 Canadian - $23 Value - Sold Out)
I love Sephora's over night sleep pack in rose, so when I saw this trio, I knew I needed it. Okay, I didn't need it, but I wanted to try the sheet mask, and cleansing wipes.

Rose Face Mask 
Each of these masks is infused with a different active ingredient for relaxing the skin and achieving a brighter, more revitalized complexion. The new lyocell fiber masks perfectly hug facial contours for better and more even penetration of the active ingredients. 
Rose Face Mask: Provides deep moisture and brightening properties through natural rose extract. 

I love sheet masks, and these are a little pricey for me regularly. They go for $8, so I've never splurged on one. I hope I don't fall in love with it because that's expensive!

Rose Sleeping Mask
Each of these masks is infused with a different active ingredient for relaxing the skin and achieving a brighter, more revitalized complexion. The luxurious cream-gel texture melts into skin for penetration of the active ingredients while you sleep. 
Rose Mask: Plumps skin and gives an immediate radiance boost for hydrated, more luminous skin.

I've tried this in the past and I loved it. These go for $5 each, but I find you can get quite a few uses out of one pod. I opened this one and have used it probably 4 times already, and I'm not even halfway through it. This is a good value.

Rose Cleansing Wipes
There are no details about these on Sephora's site for some reason, but they sell for $10 a pack. They are for the face and eyes, and are supposed to be ultra moisturizing and brightening. I'm finishing off a pack right now and these will definitely be making the way next!

Order Two 
Like I mentioned previously, these were two orders and the picture quality of these next ones aren't the greatest. I apologize now. I didn't want to spend too much on the second order, but this order put me to Rouge. To the exact dollar. So, I did it. I'm now rouge until December 2017. We'll see if anything special happens but from what I have read, it's not all that much better than VIB.

Two of the items were from Black Friday specials, and then the others were just regular items and one a sample they had for the day.

Shiseido - Facial Cotton
An extremely soft, gentle way to apply liquid skin care products. This exclusive Facial Cotton is 100 percent natural and uniquely manufactured for a consistent soft, smooth texture.

I have some cotton rounds still, but they are reaching the low mark. I decided I will give these a try, and they have very good reviews. They were $11 for 165 cotton sheets, but I see some people cut them in half. I will see what works best for me, keeping them as their original size or cutting them in half. But I can't wait to give them a try once I'm out of the cotton rounds.

Cover FX - Radiant Skin Duo ($13 Canadian - $20 Value)
Brighten up your complexion with the Radiant Skin Duo. It features Radiance Custom Infusion Drops, which contain a powerful concentration of vitamin C to boost clarity, visibly brighten, and protect the skin against damaging free radicals. It’s infused with lemongrass essential oil to tone and hydrate the skin. The Illuminating Primer contains ultra-refined pearls to instantly impart a soft-focus, lit-from-within glow while also creating a perfect canvas for your foundation.

I've never tried Cover FX products, and I thought they both sounded interesting. An illuminating primer will be good, and I'm really excited for the Vitamin C boost. These are still available!

Tarte - Intro to Tarte Deluxe Discovery Set ($13 Canadian, $39 Value - Sold Out)
Discover the best of tarte with three iconic formulas in all-new, travel friendly shades with this deluxe limited-edition set. The full-coverage lipstick saturates your lips with moisture, antioxidants and soft matte pigment, while the portable Amazonian clay blush delivers fade-free, 12-hour colour that's perfect for every skin tone. Finish with tarte’s iconic mascara for lengthening, curling, volumizing and conditioning. Take these makeup essentials with you anywhere to touch-up and glow on the go.
Lipstick in Living, Blush in Unstoppable and Lights Camera Lashes Mascara

This picture does not do these products justice, so I will retake them and post a look using them. The lipstick is called Living and is not a regular colour for Tarte, but it is supposed to be a nude mauve. The blush is in the shade Unstoppable, and is a pinky peach. This was such a hard item to get. I had it in my shopping cart and it was sold out as soon as I clicked check out. I tried again a little later and was surprised to get one.

Sephora Collection - MicroSmooth Baked Foundation Face Powder in Porcelain ($27 Canadian)
Flaunt a natural, picture-perfect look with these state-of-the-art face powders. Infused with radiance-boosting minerals, sea coral, and green tea extract, these baked pigments sweep on weightless, natural-looking color—so you’ll be the picture of health. The micronized, advance pigments blend seamlessly into the skin to enhance skintone and provide a flawless, no-makeup finish. Formulated with mineral water and shaped by hand, this foundation is slowly baked to achieve a unique airy texture that perfectly melts into the skin. Coverage can go from sheer to high, depending on the amount used. The fine powder forms the perfect match to your complexion with a lightweight, breathable feel—forget cakey.

The current MAC powder I am using is almost done, so I decided I'd try one from the Sephora collection. This kicks up a lot of powder when swirling the brush, and I don't notice any "radiance" in it, but it didn't give me cake face when I tried it, so I look forward to using it soon!

Amore Pacific - Future Response Age Defense Serum - Deluxe Sample
A concentrated blend of green tea and pine mushrooms to protect skin from environmental and lifestyle aggressors that cause visible signs of premature skin aging. The first layer of skin defense. Future Response Complex™ combines green tea, EGCG, and polysaccharides for concentrated antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors including pollutants, free radicals, and urban lifestyles. Pine mushroom extract protects skin against redness and irritation, while Green Tea Monocell Technology™ enables the effective time released delivery of antiaging ingredients.

The full size of this bottle is $176 Canadian! Wow! This better be an amazing serum. Actually, maybe not, I don't want to fall in love with an almost two hundred dollar serum! I am just working on a serum now which is almost empty, and this will definitely be taking its place!

So, did any of you pick anything up during the Black Friday sale? Did you manage to get any of the kits!?

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