Sephora is having its Friends and Family sale(20% off) and I was lucky enough to be given a promo code to use.
I made my wishlist a while back and used every single will power not to buy everything on my list. There are still a few items that I may grab in a couple of weeks when their VIB/VIB Rouge sale starts.
I got a couple of the holiday gift sets and I am glad as last time I checked on their website, the Laura Mercier mini caviar sticks were sold out.
from l to r: Rosewood, Amethyst, Moonlight & Cocoa
I have heard so much about the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye. It is a creamy eye shadow. Super pigmented and it can be applied all over lids for a smoky eye look or used as a liner. The regular sized one retails for CAD$34 each and this set of 4 mini versions is CAD $46 so it is an awesome deal to try out 4 different shades. I have never used such creamy buttery formula and these are truly amazing. After I did the swatches, I tried to rinse off with some makeup remover and the colors don't move much, especially the Cocoa(the dark brown). I have to use my eye makeup remover to completely remove them. So I can tell how the staying power of these on eyelids.
Another holiday gift set I got is Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay Blush Palette. I have been tempted to get the Tarte blush palette from previous years and kicked myself so many times that I didn't. I am glad I finally bit the bullet and get this year's. It includes 5 limited-edition Amazonian clay 12 hour blushes, come in a gorgeous clutch with 2 vintage-inspired hair pins.
l to r: breathless, embraced, whimsy, bashful & irreplaceable
I have a couple of their blushes and love them so much. All of these shades in the palette are very pretty. For the exception of breathless(far left), all of them are pigmented. Breathless just needs a few more swatches to show up on my skin tone.
Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
left: Musk right: Lychee
Have been wanting to grab this Bite Duo a few times at Sephora checkout line. Finally got this and am so happy with the colors. I really love Bite lipsticks as they are super creamy and pigmented.
This is Urban Decay Pulp Fiction palette. It is in their sale section and Urban Decay eye shadows are my favorite. These shades are so neutral and matte that I just had to put in my cart.
The other two items I got are Shiseido Brightening Boost for Eyes set and Lavanila natural deodorant. The Shiseido set contains my favorite anti-dark eye cream, brightening serum, 2 brightening masks and a sample of the ultimate power infusing concentrate. It is the same price as just one eye cream so this set is an awesome deal.
I am so excited to try the goodies. I was literally hopping back from my mailbox this morning when I got the parcel.
Are you excited to shop for the holiday gift sets from Sephora?