November 20, 2016

Sephora - VIB Sale Haul!

If you are a frequent Sephora shopper, then you might just be a VIB, or VIB Rouge member. What this means is that you have spent at least $350 in a year (to be VIB) or over $999 in a year (to be a VIB rouge member). Sometimes Sephora has exclusive offers to these members which can be early product releases, first access to products, and twice a year included in their 20% off sales. They usually have them in the Spring and the Fall, which gives you the perfect reason to stock up on your favourite products, or purchase early Christmas gifts. I prefer the Fall sale just because there are many Holiday gift sets that are also released around the same time, which gives you the opportunity to try new products, or purchase something for someone on your list.

Here's a look at what I picked up during the recent VIB Sale!

I tried not to go too crazy, because I didn't really NEED anything. I did however win a gift card to Sephora from ebates, so that lessened the blow somewhat! There were a couple of Holiday sets that I had my eye on, but unfortunately they sold out during the VIB Rouge part of the sale. For some reason they decided to have two different dates for the sale. The first half of the sale was for VIB Rouge members, and the second half of the sale was only for VIB members.

Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium Eau de Parfum Spray
Black Opium is the new highly addictive feminine fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent. Fascinating and seductively intoxicating, the opening notes of adrenaline-rich coffee and the sweet sensuality of vanilla recline into the softness of white flowers for a modern, young, and vibrant interpretation of addiction. Get your dose.
Coffee Accord, Orange Blossom, Cedarwood Essence, Patchouli Essense.
Addictive. Floral. Energetic. 

It's been awhile since I've purchased a perfume for myself. I have a pretty large collection as it is, but I couldn't resist. I received a sample of this months ago and was trying so hard not to use it all up so quickly. Thankfully with the 20% off code, and my gift card, I picked it up. I don't smell any coffee in this, or even patchouli. It's sweet but not overpoweringly so. I do wish it would last a little longer on the body or clothes.

Nars - Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly
Ideal for all skin types, Radiant Creamy Concealer is a multi-action formula that instantly hides imperfections, blurs the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and hides dark circles and signs of fatigue. Its botanical blend hydrates, firms, reduces redness, and strengthens the skin by helping its barrier retain vital moisture. Light-diffusing technology evens complexion so that skin appears fresh and natural with a radiant finish. It also delivers antioxidant protection to help shield skin against damaging free radicals.

It’s formulated with Mineral Tone Balancing Powder, which works to optically correct, not mask, imperfections so that skin appears flawless. It goes on smoothly, blends easily, and stays in place all day. Available in 16 shades for all skintones, it leaves skin feeling comfortable and hydrated so that skin glows with radiance over or under foundation and looks beautiful—even when bare. 

This is my favourite concealer. I haven't been able to find anything else pale enough, that isn't yellow toned, that can cover my dark circles. I'm still working on a tube but I figured it would be good to purchase a back up now while the 20% sale was on.

Too Faced - Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
This beautiful assortment of chocolate-inspired shades were formulated using real cocoa powder. Encased in a playful chocolate bar tin, the rich selection of the perfect browns, neutrals, and little pops of color appeal to every candy lover. 16 matte and shimmer shadows scented with real chocolate.

I've wanted this palette for awhile, and I figured I didn't need it. I still don't need it, but the sale does that to people lol. A lot of people love this one, and it will be a great palette. It smells sweet, but not as strong as I thought it would have been. I like Too Faced shadows, and I will do another post on this one with swatches and some eye looks.

Urban Decay - Chill Makeup Setting Spray
To stop makeup meltdown, just Chill. Perfect for drier or combination skin, Chill mists on to keep makeup from smudging or settling into fine lines. Temperature Control Technology actually chills the surface of your makeup to keep it looking gorgeously just-applied for up to 12 hours. Developed in an exclusive partnership with SKINDINÄVIA, this groundbreaking, clinically tested formula holds foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and concealer in place. The result? Vibrant makeup that lasts and a glowing, dewy, youthful complexion.

I just picked up a new bottle of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water not too long ago, but I decided I wanted to try the UD version. Plus, it sounds kind of interesting. I might use the two sprays with one another, just because one is more of a primer and the other is a setting spray.

I made two separate orders, so I managed to get 5 samples. I picked the Juicy Beauty - Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer. Yves Saint Laurent - L'Homme Ultime. Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme. Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium. And Benefit - The Porefessional.

I did receive one more product in my second order, but I can't show it here because it's actually a gift for a Secret Santa gift exchange that I'm participating in with fellow Canadian Beauty Bloggers. The item was sold out when I placed my first order, and then it just managed to come back in stock the night before the sale was over, so I had to snatch it up before it sold out again!

Did any of you participate in the 20% off VIB sale?! What did you get!?

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