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Friday, March 30, 2012

Haul - Sephora VIB sale, Ulta, and the DermStore

Normally, I would have gone to the gym but since Sephora's VIB sale started yesterday, I ditched the work out, lol.

I didn't buy much at all in store but I might place an online order before the sale is over.

Sephora Haul
  • Sephora + Pantone Universe Blush Duo, $26.00 minus 15% discount
  • Too Faced Perfect Eyes waterproof eyeliner in Perfect Black, $18.00 minus 15% discount
  • Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover, $9.50 minus 15% discount. I exchanged the regular formula with the WP formula because it works a lot better.
  • Philosophy Miracle Worker Dark Spot Corrector, free by using 100 point perks
  • Free goodie bag filled with generous samples!
  • Free Sephora umbrella

I'm very impressed with how well this blush duo was packaged, although I do think it was unecessary and wasting a lot of paper. I find this new product and color quite interesting. I was also eyeing the lipgloss set, which I find very pretty but since I've done quite some damage recently, I decided to just get the blush duo.


The packaging of the blush duo is similar to Inglot's palettes, where you have 4 magnets on each corner.

I say both blushes' colors are pretty similar with just different finish, one being matte and the other shimmery. I'm not too sure how I feel about the shimmery blush but upon swatching, the shimmers are very out there. Both colors felt pretty smooth and pigmented.

I intended to pick up the Make Up Forever Khol eyeliner pencil in black but they were out of it. I read on Temptalia that it worked very well on the waterline. The SA suggested that I try this Too Faced eyeliner. It is very black and a bit more creamy upon application but give it a couple minute to set and this is supposely waterproof and budgeproof for up to 8 hours. I can't wait to see how it works on the waterline. This liner also comes with a smudge tip. I'm not sure if I'll make any use of it but it's still nice to have.

Wow, there is a lot of nice samples in this goodie bag. Here's what I got:
  • Boscia BB Cream
  • Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara
  • Make Up Forever Smoky Lash Mascara
  • Bumble and Bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Especially Escada Solid Fragrance
  • Givenchy Mister Light

If you are a VIB, you also get this free umbrella. It looks very nice, sturdy, and well-made. There is a Sephora logo on the black side. The umbrella is also lined with a red fabric. I think that is a very nice touch. It sure doesn't feel cheap.

Ulta Haul

Apparently, my local Ulta didn't carry the Boscia brand in store but when they had the 20% off sale on all Boscia products, I jumped the opportunity to restock on my favorite creams.
  • Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment, $30.40 (regular price: $38)
  • Boscia Restorative Night Moisture Cream, $38.40 (regular price: $48)
  • Boscia BB Cream delux sample, free with purchase of Boscia product
  • Free samples: Exuviance, Biore Cleanser, Ahava Extreme Firming Eye Cream

The DermStore Haul
  • Raw Skincare Ambiaty Concentrated Serum, $63.20 minus $25 gift card from March MyGlam bag. I am not familiar with this brand but apparently, it's one of the store's most popular skincare with the highest rating.
  • 2 Aquanil Cleanser samples, Free. I'm surprised they didn't give me something different as the second sample. Nonetheless, these were very generous free samples.

As far as skincare goes, I am set for the rest of the year, I think. I'm very pleased with the amount of samples I got for these hauls. I don't think I've ever gotten this many samples before.

Did you take advantage of the VIB sales or the 21 Days of Beauty from Ulta? What did you get?

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  1. awww the packaging for the sephora blush is just adorable! I am quite liking the color too. hahaha

    1. Thank you. It is very pretty. I hope you get a chance to see it in person.

  2. The Sephora blush packaging reminds me of Inglot. I like it.

    All I've gotten so far from the BI sale thing is a mini Benefit They're Real. I need a new mascara and I wanna see what the hype is about. Plus I get 10$ eGift Certificates so I get it cheaper. I'm thinking about getting Kat Von D's lipgloss in Homegirl since the lipstick version isn't available online and I don't want to pay 19$ in store... especially since the sale won't work in a JCSephora. Plus the lipgloss version is only 9$ online.

    1. I hear a lot of people like that mascara. I hope that it works out for you too.

  3. I went and got the lip gloss set today. The color in the tube looks really crazy but I couldn't pass up $20 for 4 limited edition glosses.

    1. gosh you make me want them even more now heheh...hmmmm

  4. Hah! You got the umbrella! I had to work Thursday night so I didn't get to go claim mine :(

    1. OH noooo! Are you still able to get it? Or is it only for the first day?


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