Sephora VIB Sale Haul | April 2018

Sephora April VIB Sale Haul | 2018I hope April is treating you all well, I can’t believe that Spring is here! Our weather is still intermittent here, there was snow on the ground on April 1st and the indecisive warming and cooling trend continues. I think I can turn off my furnace now, but I’m worried that as soon as I do it will snow! I was looking forward to this time of year for the Sephora April VIB Sale despite the weather. There were so many Spring releases and products in general that I was holding out to purchase until the sale. Let’s get into my Sephora April VIB Sale Haul!

ABH Soft Glam Palette | Sephora VIB Sale Haul

ABH Soft Glam Palette | Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Anastasia Beverly Hills
Soft Glam Palette

This palette was on my Spring Wish List last month as well as my Sephora VIB Sale Wishlist. I don’t normally rush out and buy new palettes but I read some reviews on it and couldn’t help myself. There are a few eyeshadow repeats between the Soft Glam and the Modern Renaissance and I know people have said that the Soft Glam wasn’t a necessity for them because of that. Since this is my First ABH palette the repeats don’t really bother me. These shades are sooo pretty and springy!

Caudalie Thirst-quenching Saviours Set

Caudalie Thirst-quenching Saviours Set

I received a sample of  the Caudalie SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum in my February Look Fantastic box. I noticed a huge improvement in the hydration levels of my skin while using the sample. I have extremely dry skin and my dry patches have resurfaced since I started testing moisturizers for the 2018 Elle Canada Grand Prix because I’ve been changing moisturizers each week. I’m hoping that this will help balance out those dry patches again.

The Caudalie SOS serum retails for $59CAD full size, but this set includes the full size serum plus a Moisturizing Sorbet and Grape Water Spray for $59CAD. I technically bought this a week or two before the sale because I was worried it would sell out, and it did. I’m including it in my haul because I haven’t talked about it on Always Cleia yet!

Sephora Lipstories Lipstick in Brunch Date

Sephora Collection Lipstories Lipstick

These lipsticks retail for $10CAD and have really great reviews at Sephora. I’m obsessed with the packaging, each shade of lipstick has it’s own design. I chose the matte shade Brunch Date and it has a picture of a little brunch table on it! The side of the lipstick as the word “Matte” embossed into it.

My lips are horribly dry lately, I’m not really sure why. This shade is really pretty but right now it sets into my lip lines because of how dry they are. I’m hoping after a few days of intense moisturizing and maybe a few lips masks it will sit better on me.

Sephora Collection Ocean Crush Sponge Set

Sephora Collection Ocean Crush Sponge Set

I had a different Sephora sponge in my VIB Sale Wishlist but this ocean crush set released during the sale. I’m using a drugstore sponge from Quo currently and I don’t like they way it blends my foundation. I decided to go back to Sephora sponges and I love how cute and soft these sponges are!

Becca Wake Up Call Kit | Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Becca Wake Up Call Kit

The value on this set is unreal. This contains the travel size (0.5 oz) of Becca’s First Light Primer plus a liquid highlight and costs only $18. The travel size costs $24 at Sephora and the full size retails for $46 so this is actually a really good deal. I really like the First Light Primer, it’s not silicone based and my foundation sits nicely on top of it.

Too Faced Natural Face Palette | Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Kitty Ears are blocking my sunbeam!

Too Faced Natural Face Palette | VIB Sale Haul

Too Faced Natural Face Palette | VIB Sale Haul

Too Faced Natural Face Palette

I was talking with Nova about the rebranded Too Faced Natural Collection and I remember saying I was going to stay strong and not buy this face palette… but then I saw it in an Emily Noel video and I had to have it. Do I need two bronzers, two blushes, and two highlighters? Probably not, but this palette is stunning and I know I’ll use every single shade! The Starlight highlighter is beautiful, I’m going to film a first impressions video of the Natural Face Palette asap! *You can now find my Natural Face Palette Review on my blog!*

April Sephora VIB Sale Haul


In total I spent just over $160CAD on this haul. And you know what? I regret nothing! This is the largest purchase I’ve ever made from Sephora or on makeup in general in one order but it’s all products that I know I’ll use. I noticed a theme with my purchases, I’m definitely feeling orangey coral shades this season! Even my sponges are orange xD I’m not really feeling the new mini Huda coral palette though…

What did you get in your April VIB Sale Haul?

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  1. May 11, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    Such a drool worthy haul 😍 and I must say all your photos look incredible! How do you get such lovely lighting? 😊

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 11, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Hehe 😊 I have a big patio door window that I take my photos in front of but I really just walk around my house and experiment with places to take my photos, I’m the morning one side of my house is better and in the afternoon the other

      • May 11, 2018 / 9:50 pm

        That’s so neat! Ooh good planning! 😁 I’ll have to look around my house more for better natural lighting 😊 I used to take photos on my porch because it was the only place with good light haha πŸ˜†

        • AlwaysCleia
          May 12, 2018 / 10:11 pm

          Good luck! Sometimes we have to be creative to find that perfectly lit spot!

  2. May 1, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    I’m so glad to see that you got that blush set, I heard it’s really good! On top of that, the soft glam palette looks beautiful! You got so many lovely things! I actually have never used the Sephora sponges, so I might have to test them out! The lipstick is something I’m going to look into, because it looks so pretty! Great post xxx

    Melina |

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 1, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      I’m loving it! The Tropic like it’s Hot bronzer is the only shade that’s too dark for me but once I get my tan on I think it will be lovely!

      I’m happy I finally got an ABH palette, I agonized over the MR when it came out but the shades in the SG are more like my everyday style.

      Sephora sponges are my favourite out of the ones I’ve tried so far, though keep in mind I’ve only tried 2 other types. I’ve heard real techniques has good sponges!

      I’m so obsessed with the lipstories packaging. I can’t quite tell if I love them for the packaging or the formula, I’m going to have to try out a few more shades =D

      Thanks for reading and commenting Melina! xx

      • May 2, 2018 / 7:33 am

        That’s what I use! I use the RT sponges, and I like them best out of all the ones i tried. I haven’t ever tried beauty blender yet, but I honestly can’t justify that purchase! It’s so pricey for a sponge that you have to replace!
        and yes let me know, I’m going to look into which shades would look best on me!

        • AlwaysCleia
          May 3, 2018 / 12:42 am

          Beauty blenders are way too expensive! I’ll need to try out the RT ones next!

          • May 3, 2018 / 9:42 am

            Yes, please do! I would love if you created a comparison between all the sponges you’ve ever tried out!

          • AlwaysCleia
            May 4, 2018 / 9:37 pm

            I’ll keep that as a future post idea, thanks! 😊

  3. May 1, 2018 / 11:34 am

    Oooh, that Soft Glam palette is so stunning! I kept putting it into my cart and taking it back out during the two weeks of the sale – it’s hard to resist!

    The TF palette is so gorgeous! Their new packaging with the lace imprint is really speaking to me. I have a face palette from TF from years ago and they’re a really good value!

    I can’t believe how cute that Ocean Crush sponge is. I’m sad I missed it during the sale! I’ve never tried Sephora’s sponges, but I love that Quo sponge that you don’t like, lol.

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 1, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      It’s beautiful! I love the shimmery pink shades!

      Too Faced did such a good job with the packaging, it’s so pretty! Not going to lie I bought it partially for the packaging xD Though I’m loving the Sunny Hunny Bronzer and the Starlight Highlight!

      It’s so cute!! They don’t expand quite as much as I thought they would but they’re still super soft. Lol I know quite a few people who like that sponge! I think I might have just used it for way too long so it wasn’t performing nicely anymore, I don’t really remember how it was when I first bought it it’s been so long xD

  4. May 1, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Girl, your photos are amazing! The Caudalie set is so good! Great haul πŸ™‚

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 1, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks so much Emily!! I’ve been trying to make them more spring-y πŸ™‚
      I was so happy I was able to snag the set before it sold out!

  5. lifeofangela
    May 1, 2018 / 12:53 am

    You got so much great stuff! That Soft Glam palette is still the prettiest palette I’ve seen in a while!! πŸ˜€

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 1, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks! =D
      I’m very excited about the Soft Glam

  6. Makeup by Erin
    April 30, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    You got so many great things! I ended up missing the sale, so I’m living vicariously through everyone else’s posts! πŸ˜‚

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:22 pm

      awww, you’ll get the next one! I saw that you did a ColourPop haul though, I’ll still need to read it!

      • Makeup by Erin
        May 1, 2018 / 9:36 pm

        True, I didn’t need anything anyways lol

  7. April 30, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Girl you did great! These items look awesome. I’m obsessed with your photos! Great job!

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you! I don’t normally splurge this much but I needed a Spring refresh πŸ™‚
      Thanks for reading & commenting!

  8. April 30, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Omggg I have been wanting that Too Faced face palette! It looks pretty! I also want to try becca primers! I’ve heard so many great things!

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      It’s freaking beautiful! I can’t get over the packaging alone. I filmed a first impressions of the palette today and I love it so far, the Starlight highlight is sooo pretty!
      I like that the First Light primer isn’t silicone based so it never pills my moisturizer. I have a lot of problems trying to find primers that go well with gel skincare products. The Becca set is such a good value too!
      Did you pick up anything during the sale?

      • May 17, 2018 / 2:00 pm

        No.. I’m on a No-Buy >_< Literally not buying anything except for refills/repurchases of empties that I absolutely need!

        • AlwaysCleia
          May 17, 2018 / 11:43 pm

          Lol that’s fair, I need to go on a no buy for June, I have too much to use up right now.

          • May 21, 2018 / 4:37 am

            OMG Cleia….I told you I’m on a No-Buy and then I go to Sephora to get replacements for my empties and then I see the new Marc Jacobs Beauty summer collection….and I got the limited edition white and rose gold coconut fantasia eye-conic palette! lol….well I only got one new thing…that’s not completely breaking my no-buy right? xD but yea…not buying anything new until I finish decluttering…

          • AlwaysCleia
            May 21, 2018 / 11:18 am

            LOL! Haha it happens to all of us, but at least it was only one thing and something you’ll use! Eyeshadow palettes get me everytime, I have a box full of them and I keep buying more πŸ˜… I hope you’ll post a look using the new palette!

          • May 24, 2018 / 3:05 pm

            I will soon! it looks so pretty, I haven’t dipped into it yet xD

          • AlwaysCleia
            May 25, 2018 / 11:42 am

            Let me know how it is when you do! πŸ™‚

          • May 31, 2018 / 5:59 pm

            I did a review on the palette! πŸ™‚

          • AlwaysCleia
            June 3, 2018 / 12:58 pm

            I’ll check it out tonight!!

  9. April 30, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    So many pretty things! Also, I am loving your spring photo props! So beautiful!

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      I can’t decide which ones to use first, I have such an overload of new makeup right now xD
      Thank you! I was so tired of the white flowers I was using for everything haha!

  10. It Girl
    April 30, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    $160 is not that bad for everything you got! That bronzer/blush/highlighter pallette looks gorgeous xo

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      It’s not the worst, I’ve seen some girls post $500+ hauls which is so crazy to me! I’m loving the face palette, I filmed my first impressions today and it’s beautiful!

  11. jazminheavenblog
    April 30, 2018 / 11:59 am

    Ah I really wanted the Soft Glam palette until I found out about the repeats since I already have the MR palette. But it looks so pretty!xx

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      That’s totally fair, if I had the other ABH palettes I probably wouldn’t have splurged on this one! I’m loving it though!

  12. April 30, 2018 / 10:28 am

    thanks for sharing what you got! your pictures are lovely & that natural face palette looks absolutely gorgeous!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much! I filmed a first impressions of the face palette today and I’m impressed!

        • AlwaysCleia
          May 1, 2018 / 8:39 pm

          It will be up tomorrow or Thursday depending on how soon I can edit!

  13. April 30, 2018 / 9:38 am

    I’m in love with my Soft Glam right now, it actually has tones of duplicates… 8 I believe, but to me that just shows that this is better curated than some other releases from ABH, because I don’t reach for those shades in the other palettes and yet I reach for this constantly.

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Wow I didn’t realize there were that many repeats. But for someone who doesn’t have any MR palettes this one is great, I agree it’s really well curated! Glad you’re loving it too!

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