Hey everyone! I hope life is treating you well, or at least better than this time last year. I’m going back to school for music next month, and I’ve been busy preparing so I apologize for being behind absent these past few weeks! I’m still going to be working full time and there’s a good possibility that I’m going to be on the 4am shift permanently soon, which I have mixed feelings about. I don’t stress about posting as much anymore but I love this community and I miss interacting with you guys.
Last month I picked up a few new products from Sephora, and I thought it would be fun to share a haul. I can’t remember the last big Sephora haul I shared. It’s been a while!
My first Sephora Haul of 2021
I rarely do a full haul from Sephora. I usually only order during their bi-annual VIB sales, or if there’s something that I’ve run out of. This time the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks went on sale for 30% off so I wanted to pick up a couple shades. This led to me purchasing other things that were on sale since I was buying the lipsticks anyways.
Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks
I bought Ravenswood earlier in the month and fell in love the the Vice lipstick formula. Only a week and half later all the shades went on sale, but I didn’t want to return for a price adjustment since it would mean giving back a used lipstick only to buy it again… it would have felt wasteful.
I didn’t hesitate to buy two more shades, Insanity and Nighthawk. I can’t decide which shade out of the three I love more! I’ve been wearing Insanity on its own, but also as a mixer with other lipsticks to customize the colour. I’m going to be reviewing this formula soon, so watch for that!
Becca Chocolate Geode Glow Gloss
In case you hadn’t heard, Becca Cosmetics is closing down. The pandemic has hit a lot of brands hard, and it sounds like it wasn’t feasible for them to continue to operate. I’m saddened by this news, as Becca was one of my favourite brands. Becca Cosmetics highlighters are simply stunning, and the Glow Gloss formula has been a favourite of mine for the past couple of years. I picked up the chocolate geode shade for $6.50, so I kind of knew there was something happening with the highly discounted products.
I’m going to miss Becca’s purple first light primer, it always made my skin look awake and healthy. I’ll miss everything in general!
Sephora Pumpkin Infused Makeup Sponges
These little makeup sponges were on sale so I decided to pick them up. I try not to spend a lot on makeup sponges. The Sephora Collection sponges are decent, but my ultimate favourites are the Real Techniques sponges. I’ve been having a hard time finding the RT sponges lately, and when I do it looks like they’ve gone up in price.
I think I spent around $7 on this sponge set so it was a pretty good deal in my opinion. They don’t smell like pumpkin, that’s more of a gimmick than anything but I’ll definitely use these.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Believe it of not, the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is the first Nars product that I’ve purchased for myself. I had a teeny tiny sample of one of their foundations once upon a time, but this is the first thing that I’ve purchased from the brand. Winter is always harsh on my complexion. I’ve been noticing dry under eyes and my drugstore concealers have started creasing and looking crepey so I wanted to invest in a higher quality product.
So far the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is a win for me, which is almost too bad because it means I will go and splurge on the full size once this mini is empty.
Moroccan Oil Colour Depositing Mask in Rose Gold
I dyed the ends of my hair pink in January, but unfortunately the dye wore off really fast. Sephora now has these mini versions of the Moroccan Oil Colour Depositing masks for $7.50, so I was curious to see if they would work.
The Rose Gold mask wasn’t as dark as I imagined. I left it on for the instructed 10 minutes the first time I used it and I didn’t see much of a result, so I left it on for an hour the next time. After an hour my hair was a more vibrant pink, but since this is only a temporary colour it didn’t last long. I’m planning on trying the Hibiscus colour next, I hope that a darker shade of pink will last a little longer!
Murad Dark Spot Corrector
This was a little deluxe sample that I got with my order. I hoped it was a vitamin C serum but as far as I can tell it’s not. I haven’t seen much of an improvement in my skin, it might actually work better when I’m not combating the dry winter air. Hit me up with your favourite Vitamin C skincare products! I need some citrus in my life.
What are you planning on picking up during the April Sephora VIB Sale?
Thanks for reading! Sorry the pictures are a little blue, it looks like I had the blue light filter on my phone while I was editing and forgot to turn it off. Let me know what you’re planning on picking up during the next sale! Take care x