Friday, 17 April 2015

Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul!

Hi, everybody! Though they are not officially marked in the calendar as national holidays, I definitely regard them as such. Sephora sales, that is! Perhaps it's the fact that high-end cosmetics so rarely go on sale or maybe it's merely the excuse to indulge a bit, but Sephora's bi-annual VIB sales always get my pulse a-pounding. I hit the store yesterday (twice, actually- the Eaton Centre location on my lunch hour and the Bloor Street shop after work with Jenn, oops) and here is the damage:

REN ClearCalm3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser
I used and loved this in the past, so thought this was a great time to pick up another. This gentle, non-foaming clay cleanser feels soothing on my sensitive skin, but also boasts lactic acid, kaolin, and willow bark to keep oil and breakouts at bay. It's fab stuff!

Becca Beach Ting Shimmer Souffle in Papaya/Topaz
I loove the texture of these. Lightweight, longwearing, and ultra shimmery- these are some perfect Summer blushes! Papaya/Topaz is a gorgeous orange-bronze that I think will be amazing during the summer months. 

Bite Beauty Neutral Luminous Lip Creme Duo in Fig/Date
The formula of these lipsticks is outstanding and if there are any colour families that my stash is lacking, it's in the neutral/nude category. So this adorable little duo fills the gap nicely! 

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Strawberry
I've been stalking these lip products for months, testing them at Sephora and always being impressed with the bold pigmentation, comfortable texture, and true long-wear. When Too Faced released some new shades lately, I was doubly impressed. Melted Strawberry stole my heart, as it's an amazing warm, muted red that will be amazing during the warmer months. 

Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine
This is my favourite styling cream and I needed a replacement, pronto! It defines my waves perfectly without weighing hair down. It also doubles as a leave-in conditioner in a pinch! 

NARS Dual Intensity Blush Duo in Fervor
I've been fascinated by these since their release and the shade combo that tempted me most was Fervor. It offers a gorgeous rosy pink and a unique, complex plummy, bronze pink. I think they will look wonderful layered together or used as an unconventional highlight/contour pairing!

Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Crush
I had wanted to pick up one of the Kat von D liquid lipsticks in Berlin, but the shade was sold out. I sought a similar shade and formula and ended up with this. I tried it on almost instantly and was uber impressed with the intense pigmentation and how comfortable it felt on my lips. Plus, Crush is an ultra gorgeous warm coral-tinged vivid rose. So pretty!

Clinique Cheek Pops in Cola Pop and Heather Pop
Anyone who knows me knows I love these little flower-shaped blushes! When I heard Clinique was releasing some new shades this Spring, my head nearly exploded. For real. These just hit the stores and I swatched them all to determine which would be the most unique amid my stash. I opted for Cola Pop (a reddish plum) and Heather Pop (a versatile, yet not boring neutral pink). I'm so eager to try them!

So there you have it- my picks from the Spring sale! I've recently switched over to near full-time clinical work and this sale just happened to coincide with my first bigger (read: exciting) paycheck. So it was quite a nice way to celebrate! I'm super happy with the variety of goodies I selected and cannot wait to delve right in!

Did I tempt you with anything? Did you (or are you planning to) snag anything in this Springy Sephora sale?!

Thanks for dropping by! Have a wonderful weekend :)


  1. What an amazing haul! That NARS Duo looks gorgeous. And the Clinique cheek pops... good choice! ;)
    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  2. An amazing haul! I really want to try Bite - I saw their store in Soho and am really tempted to check it out!

    - Deniz

  3. Awesome haul <3 This sale is making me suffer. I'm on a spending ban but don't want to let the discount go to waste XD

  4. So excited to see your haul! I got the same bite lip duo! The colours seem sooo pretty! And that melted lipstick. Yummy!

  5. So excited to see your haul! I got the same bite lip duo! The colours seem sooo pretty! And that melted lipstick. Yummy!

  6. Aaah, so jelly of your haul! Lusting after new shades of dem cheek pops, and I keep meaning to try one of the Too Faced Melteds. The pigmentation is stunning whenever I've swatched them!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  7. What a great haul! And it could've been a lot worse ;) I am seriously lusting after Cola Pop. I haven't heard anything about the Bite Lip Cream before now and suddenly I am wishing I had taken a look at them before checking out of my order online.

  8. OOO GREAT JOB, JEN! At least you bought everything on sale. That makes it virtually free, right (not really but you get my point LOL)? I'd so love to see Cola Pop on you. It's not my usual shade, but for some reason I'm really drawn to it!

  9. You've picked up a few things I really had my eye on but decided to step away from (which is fine, my VIB sale bill was high enough!). I was really interested in the Cheek Pops, especially after reading about you going on about them! But decided to leave it... till the next sale? lol I don't know, I'm sure I'll grab one at some point!

    I was also super interested in the Becca Beach Tints... and currently kicking myself for totally forgetting about them! I may have to place another order... gah someone stop me.

  10. Nice haul! Lotsa blush wahoo! I got one of the Cheek Pops too, but the nude one. Those bright shades are scary for this old lady haha as are the NARS blushes. I'm too old to pull them off now. Can hardly wait to see them on you though!

  11. I picked up NARS Fervor and Clinique Cola Pop, too (among several other things. Ahem.)! Wonderful choices!

  12. I'm so tempted to get Heather Pop!! Looks so pretty! You got some great stuff, awesome haul! :-)

  13. Shopping with a fellow beauty blogger is always dangerous but you did well all things considering! I was so tempted to pick up the Clinique cheek pops but I haven't even touched the ones I bought last year!
    Stephanie |

  14. I love all the bright colours! A great haul Jen. I really want to try the Melted lippies and something from bite beauty.
    xox Kat @ Katness

  15. LOL. yea now i'm thinking about those cheek pops :P

  16. Love this Clinique blushes, so pretty colors. *__*
    Have a nice Saturday...

  17. The Nars blush is amazing !!! I want it !

    Fashion and Cookies

  18. You got so many goodies! I love how cute the Clinuqe blush looks!

  19. lovely

  20. I'm so jealous! What an amazing haul!

  21. Amazing haul! Thanks for tempting me with NARS Fervor! I need it. I don't need it. I need it. I don't need it. OK I NEED IT! LOL

  22. I am just DYING over your haul. I finally made a last minute order last night but I wish I'd done more research into what I wanted. I ended up with mostly items from the Sephora Collection because they're just so much more affordable... My one splurge was the KVD Interstellar Palette (though I almost ordered the new MUFE 9 shade palette instead). I really wanted the lilac cheek pop but it was sold out... I was so tempted by the NARS blush but just can't justify the price...

  23. Great post! You are very good doing make up x


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