Sephora is having its VIB Rouge Spring Social event on(15% off purchase in store or use ROUGETICKET at checkout online). I have been making up my wishlist all along, planning to take advantage of the sale. But with the recent duty charges newly imposed by Sephora (thanks to Writing Whimsy's post), even with my VIB Rouge free shipping, it is not as good as a deal anymore.
I still placed a small online order with Sephora for a few items which are exclusive but I decided to place an order with the Bay. For those who live outside of Canada, the Bay is our department store. Last weekend, they had a great gift with purchase promo which sealed the deal for me.
Let's go back to my small haul first:
I ordered two products from Kiehl's: Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Eye Alert which is my current current night time routine. I have been trying to order from Kiehls/ca but Eye Alert was not in stock for the past 2 weeks.
I have been curious about this highly-raved Clinique blush for a while and I finally got it. I got the shade, Ginger Pop. The packaging of this blush is so cute and the texture of this is very interesting. It is very pigmented and it feels like a powder blush. But when it is swatched, it feels like it is a cream blush. I thought the shade would be a bit more plum than this but it looks more towards the coral side.
Ever since I saw this Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte in Celeste @ A Delicate Rosie Beauty, I can't stop thinking about it. I love cream eye shadow as a base and most of mine is shimmery. Celeste is a beautiful matte lavender shade. It is a beautiful mixture of pink and lavender and I am more into pink/rose gold eye makeup, this will be perfect.
Now onto the next part of my haul is my gift with purchase. I am used to Sephora's tiniest one-time-use sample freebies and when I saw this on the Bay website, I was drooling at how much I am getting.
My goodies came in a big black and white chevron makeup bag.
These would be equivalent to 500 Sephora points redemption or even more. It is a 16 piece deluxe sample size of goodies. I got the Lancome's Genefique, Philosophy's Hope in a Jar, Estee Lauder's Night Repair Serum etc.
Not to mention the shipping is fast. I ordered on Sunday night and I received my order on Wednesday(2 business days). I placed my order with Sephora the same time and it will probably arrive next week(7 business days). No duty charges and I am a happy camper. I am not saying I will ditch Sephora from now on but I will definitely buying more from other retailers on this side of the border.
For all my Canadian online shoppers, what are your favorite places to shop for your beauty goodies?