Monday, 24 April 2017

Sephora VIB sale, codes, buys and wants...

It's the last day of the Sephora VIB sale and there's still so much that I want.. but I scaled way back and made the most boring of purchases this time around..

The sale takes place twice a year and I ALWAYS forget its coming until its here..
I think if I can, I will start a scrappy little savings account right now for the fall sale.
Nothing major but I will try to scale back my purchases now till then and maybe save a few twoonies in a jar :)
to get the discounts:
15 percent off: 
  • You must be a VIB or VIB Rouge member. 
  • what that means: VIB, you have spent C$350 / US$350 in one calendar year. 
  • VIB Rouge, you've spent C$1,000 / US$1,000 in one calendar year.
To get 10 percent off:
and this is the spring breakdown:
April 18-24: VIB Rouge 15% off in store and online with the code ROUGESPRING.
April 19-24: VIB 15% off in store and online with code VIBSPRING.
April 20-23: Beauty Insiders 10% off in store and online with the coupon code BISPRING.

These codes can be used as many times as you want during the sale period.

I'm realizing now this info would have been much more helpful about a week ago... but I'm way behind on my blog game! I'm sorry. I have 200 drafts and no finished product.
however, if you're like me and poor anyway.. since tax season, summer tires, vacation fantasies brewing, then let's just all take this as a SUPER early warning for the fall sale and start a shopping list/savings account ;)

like most shopping trips I went in with a splurge in mind but my practical side took over!
I was most interested in a very fine exfoliator.. I was going to lay down a pretty penny for one but they didn't have any of the kinds I had researched in store. so after chatting to the crew (Sephora employees lol) I decided to go with the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate.
I've been using it for a week now and I am really happy!
I would repurchase this product but I think I could also experiement with a bit cheaper options first (see below).
The Kate Somerville ($80) was very cleansing, seems to even out my skin tone and decreased my Milia..
Sheesh, don't google Milia without bracing yourself..
some of the photos are graphic.
I have a few spots on my cheek that are not that pronounced.. I notice them myself but to the naked eye I don't think they would look like much, if anything more than a tiny breakout.
(more coming about Milia at a later date!)
I also picked up a spare Anastasia beverly hills brow wiz ($27) because it cannot be beat!
I was tempted to try the Sephora retractable brow because they look nearly identical! but after swatching, it seemed a tad waxier so I thought "better safe than sorry".
The last purchase was the Shu Uemura eyelash curler.. I know, so boring!
but I desperately needed a lash curler and I've wasted a pretty penny on curlers that just didn't last, broke my lashes, didn't fit my eye shape etc.
Since the Shu ($25) is surrounded by rav reviews I figured it would be my best bet.. I spent a few minutes looking at the Sephora brand curlers, they had a ton of options with great descriptions but I hadn't done any research on them so I decided to skip out..
So far, so good!
I am really pleased with all my purchases and don't have any complaints.
that's not to say I don't have a wish list a mile long...
There were SO many things I wanted but we know how easy it is to get carried away.
If the budget was unlimited, here's some of what I had in mind..
Origins Charcoal mask $32 : I'm on my last few uses of this and will be repurchasing, it really deep cleanses and refreshes.
Origins Drink up mask $32 : This one moisturizes but is not heavy, love it.
I'm actually newly obsessed with Origins and will be broadening my use of their skin care, everything I've tried so far has been great and is fairly priced for higher end skin care.
Fresh Sugar lip treatment $29 : these tinted lip treatments are just so good! Its the kind of chap you keep in every coat pocket and use on the go. It always brightens up my face and I don't need a mirror to apply. I want 12 more of these to hide around my house!
Too Faced Melted lipstick $25 : These are a long love of mine, I lost my melted berry and I desperately want another, plus there's a melted strawberry that is a sheer-ish red shade and I would love to pick it up!

Thing's I haven't tried but are on my to do list below:

This ^ is the other exfoliator the crew recommended and its a HUGE bottle for the price!
Lancer, it says online only but it was at Mic Mac Mall so worth trying to get in store or at least ask for a sample!

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