Sephora VIB Sale Update | Yay or Nay

Sephora VIB Haul Update | Yay or NayHello and welcome back! Something I’ve noticed a lot of YouTubers doing is posting updates to their hauls to share what products work for them, what they liked, what they didn’t, etc. I decided it would be fun to update you on how my most recent Sephora VIB Sale Haul products worked out for me.

ABH Soft Glam | Sephora VIB Sale Haul

#1) Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette

The shades in the Soft Glam Palette are highly pigmented and blend very easily so I can’t dispute the formula. There’s a fair amount of fallout but that’s to be expected with pigmented shades, especially with shimmers & glitters. My one qualm with the ABH Soft Glam is that I don’t feel as inspired with it as I expected to. I had a dream about owning this palette and how amazing it was which cemented my need to own it, but I find myself creating the same look over and over and over and… you get the picture. Maybe I’m just in a creative rut right now. Still, this palette is a YAY! My full review can be found HERE.

Too Faced Natural Face Palette Shades

#2) Too Faced Natural Face Palette

The Too Faced Natural Face Palette is a dream come true for me. I reviewed it here so check out that review if you want the full low down on these shades. For this post all you need to know is that the formula is buttery, pigmented and smooth. The packaging is luxurious too! Yay of Nay? Yay!

Sephora Ocean Crush Sponge Set

#3) Sephora Ocean Crush Makeup Sponges

I was so excited for these little sponges but they aren’t working out as well as I had hoped. They’re super cute, but they don’t expand as much as other Sephora sponges have for me in the past and they don’t retain water very well. I find myself needing to re-wet them during foundation application. I love the shape of them, they’re perfect for blending under my eyes but I think there are better sponges out there. Yay or Nay? NAY!

Becca Wake Up Call Kit | Sephora VIB Sale Haul

#4) Becca Glow On The Go Set

This set contained the travel size First Light Primer as well as a Liquid Skin Perfector in the shade Moonstone. If you have light skin the shade moonstone is beautiful, it’s quite a bit lighter than Opal which was arguably too dark against my skin tone but I love it nonetheless. I’m a big fan of liquid highlighters as is, I find powder emphasizes my dry patches whereas liquid highlighters do not. The value on the travel primer is also unreal, If I bought two of these value sets I would pay less than if I bought the full size primer and still get the same amount of product, plus have the bonus of two mini highlighters. Yay or Nay? YAY!

Sephora Lipstories Lipstick - Brunch Date

#5) Sephora #Lipstories Lipstick in Brunch Date

This lipstick was $10 and I already know I’ll be purchasing more shades. My only issue with it is that now that it’s warm out the lipstick is a little bit more slippery. Still, I love the colour, it’s a beautiful peachy nude and I’ve worn it several times a week since my haul arrived in the mail. Yay or Nay? YAY!

Caudalie Thirst-quenching Saviours Set

#6 ) Caudalie Skincare Set

I’m very happy with this set. For the price of the Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching Serum alone I received three products. I’ve been loving this serum, since beginning to use it regularly I’ve had zero dry patches on my skin. The Moristurizing Sorbet isn’t my favourite just because of the smell, it smells like crayons to me xD It moisturizes just fine but it’s a little weird. The grape water was an unexpected surprise, it disperses the finest floaty mist and I love the way it feels on my skin when it’s hot out! Yay or Nay? Yay.


Overall Happiness

Overall I’m happy with my purchases. I won’t purchase the Ocean Crush sponge set again but I was in desperate need of a new makeup sponge so I’m not unhappy that I bought it. Next time I’ll look for something that retains water a little better. Other than that everything warrants a repurchase.

What have your bought at Sephora Recently?

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  1. May 30, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    So great that everything worked out for you. And maybe you are in a creative rut. I keep pushing the element of surprise palette review because I just haven’t gotten the chance to play with it and because I don’t know what to create. Lol. My April challenge was too much for me at once haha.

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 31, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      I think so, I’ve been using other palettes instead lately, maybe I’ll come back to it. The element of surprise is so pretty, I hope you can find some inspiration!

      • May 31, 2018 / 11:09 pm

        I hope so too I don’t want to keep pushing it lol.

  2. May 29, 2018 / 11:26 am

    I’m trying to catch up to your blog posts!

    So sad that the shell sponge wasn’t great! I love ocean-inspired things and have wanted it ever since I saw it in your haul, but if it’s not great, then there’s no point in me buying it.

    It’s very interesting to hear you say you end up doing the same looks over and over again with the Soft Glam. That’s one of the reasons why I haven’t bought it yet, because I’m worried about the same thing. I still want it, though…

    I’m really glad you’re enjoying the Becca First Light. I’m a die hard fan of Back Light, and have always wanted to try the purple one!

    PS – LOVE your photos!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 31, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      haha don’t worry about it! I’m taking a break from writing this weekend, I’ll probably resume writing for next wednesday.

      I always gravitate towards the same sort of looks so maybe it’s just me, I always want to use the same pink shades.

      I need to pick up a sample of the back light too! I’m interested to see the difference between the two.

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  3. May 27, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that you liked almost every single product you bought! That’s a good haul in my book. Great post Cleia xxx

    Melina |

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 28, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      Thanks Melina! I can’t wait to catch up on reading your blog when I get home 😊

  4. May 27, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    I feel the same about the Soft Glam palette! The quality is nice but just don’t feel that inspired…
    I really want to try that TF face palette and the Sephora lipsticks!!! They look so pretty!!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 28, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      I’ll need to play with it more, I wish there were a few less orange shades πŸ€” but so far I can’t come up with much.
      They are, you’ll love them!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 27, 2018 / 7:01 am

      Caudalie always has so many cute sets! Thanks for reading 😊

  5. lifeofangela
    May 25, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    That soft glam palette still looks so dreamy! I love the mix of colours, but it’s definitely a bit too pricey for me.

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 27, 2018 / 7:01 am

      It’s definitely not a cheap palette. Not the most expensive out there but not exactly a bargain either πŸ€” Especially to ship to NZ!

  6. May 25, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    The make up sponges look so cute!! Never seen them in this shape before xx

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 27, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Me neither! It’s such a cute idea ❀

  7. May 25, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Lovely after review, it’s nice to see how you got in with some of the makeup, I feel like I create the same look over & over when I use my ABH Palettes aahahhaa <3

    Serene XO

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 27, 2018 / 6:57 am

      Lol I’m glad it’s not just me! But I do love the look I’ve come up with for the soft glam so I don’t mind recreating it πŸ˜„

  8. May 25, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    The Too Faced Natural Face Palette sounds like such a good product!! πŸ™‚ I’ve been hearing so many great things about Too Faced and I have yet to try any of their stuff. Will have to get my hands on this palette or another one of their products soon!! Cleia, I’m learning so much about makeup through your blog posts! Love it! πŸ™‚ x

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 27, 2018 / 7:03 am

      Ive really enjoy all my too faced palettes, I’ve heard mixed reviews on the limited edition sets like at Christmas but everything I’ve bought has been really good quality!
      Please do let me know how you like it if you decide to pick it up πŸ™‚
      Aww that’s so nice to hear, thank you! 😊❀

  9. May 25, 2018 / 9:42 am

    lovely post!! I also love the soft glam palette, the shades are just amazing and the formula is insanely good. I would love to try that Too Faced face palette!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 27, 2018 / 6:56 am

      No regrets on buying the soft glam! Glad you love it too πŸ™‚

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