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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sephora's Wishlist and First Impressions

Yesterday, I was at Sephora checking out the new stuff and holiday sets because I was planning on ordering online and use the "friends and family 20% discount," which happens only once a year. And for those who don't know it, Sephora rarely have discounts unless it's on their clearance sales but those are usually things I normally don't have much interest in.

I wanted to at least test out the products in store to I get a good idea of how the products feel and smell like before ordering. Wheweee...I tell you, there was a LOT of stuff I wanted! lol...So I've started a list and now I'm going to start a process of elimination because I just can't afford all those :(.
Use coupon code FF2010 at check out for 20% off your entire online purchase from now till November 3rd.
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Here are some items I've been considering:

Buxom City Slickers set (4 lipglosses and 4 lipstick/pencil, Limited Edition). Why I like this set? The products smells good, the lipglosses are semi-opaque and the lipsticks feels pretty opaque too, something new to try, it offers a variety of shades like nude, pink, mauve, and plum. $39.;jsessionid=CCBSRHK02QDECCV0KSKBPIQ?id=P273406&categoryId=B70

Korres 10-color pencil kit for eyes (Limited Edition) - Why I want this set? You get "10 full-size" pencils in variety of shades. Colors feel rich, creamy, pigmented, and appear to be long-wearing. $32.50

 YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick. I currently have a fetish for lipsticks and looking out for a few high-end brands to try. YSL is definitely on the list! Plus this is new to the line. $30

 Urban Decay - The Black Palette (Limited Edition). For some reason, I personally find these shades more appealing than the Book of Shadows. The colors are incredibly smooth and pigmented. $36.

Guerlain Rouge G lipstick. Getting one of these will fulfill one of my lipstick fetish. This is a perfect time to get it with the discount because it's insanely expensive and NEVER on sale. $46.

Illamasqua Liquid Metal Palette (Limited Edition). Colors are rich, pigmented, creamy, and metallic. Perfect to use as a base and perhaps alone. I don't know if it is long-wearing and creaseless but I have nothing quite like it. $42.50


There were other products that I was also considering but I will wait to see if they go on clearance after Christmas, if not it's ok because they were just nice to have not must haves for me.

Products I may consider later if still available and on clearance:

The Kat Von D Painted Love lipstick set. I found the lipsticks wayyyy too mini (seriously, these are super small)but the packaging is gorgeous! 6 different variety of shades. If it goes on clearance, I will grab one set. $28

LORAC Box Office Sensation is probably a set you will get more bangs for your bucks because you get 49 different shades for eyes, lips, and cheeks. This is good for people who want to play with more colors without spending a ton of money. Most colors are subtle and office appropriate. I've never tried LORAC eyeshadows so I'm not sure how well they perform. I personally don't need it, lol...but I mainly was interested in the blushes from that set. I may not get this one. Just lusting, haha! $56.

Smashbox Eyewish palette (Limited Edition). 12 eyeshadows, 4 cream eyeliners, mini Lash DNA, and mini eyeshadow primer. I purchased the Eyewish palette from last year (when it was on clearance) and this new palette definitely includes more products than the last one. When I tested the shades, they felt creamy and pigmented so for a first impression, I was not disappointed. The Eyewish palette from last year left me with such a bad impression that I wasn't sure how much better this one will be, but so far so good. Then again, I wouldn't buy this unless it goes on clearance. $45.

Tarte The Jewelry Box. This set offers a generous amount of products that most other Brands will not do on a value set. You will get a lot of use out of it. For someone like me, I will never hit pan on it...EVER or even come close to it, lol. 32 eyeshadows, 8 lipglosses, 1 mineral bronzer, 1 shimmering powder, 5 long-wearing eyeliners, and a detachable necklace! I personally never tried their eyeshadows so I can't really say much about them but for other Tarte products that I have tried, I was not disappointed (except for the mineral pressed powder, which I didn't feel like it did anything except mattifying my skin). $52.

Urban Decay Little Sins eyeshadow primers set (Limited Edition). I only wanted the gold primer! lol I figured it's not worth spending $29 on a set just to get it unless I can resell the rest. I'm on the fence with this one.


Sephora by OPI, 18 pc set of mini nail polish for $48. This is a great way to try out different shades without spending a lot of money on full size nail polishes. Nice to have for nail polish fanatics. I will most likely leave this one since I have so many nail polishes already.


  1. I have the Korres eyeliners, not very good as far as lasting. When I tested them on my hand, they were creamy and pigmented but when wearing it, it smudged or did not last.

  2. Thanks for letting me know. Ya, wouldn't know it until you wear it.


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