Birthday Gifts, Increasing My Makeup Collection

I usually don’t share items that I get as gifts on my birthday as a dedicated post but since I’m on a no-buy this year I thought it would be fun to include them since I won’t be purchasing anything myself and posting any hauls. You might see some of these pop up on the blog later on as reviews or empties ūüôā

Smashbox L.A. Cover Shot Eye Palette

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I’ve reviewed the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes before that you can read here. I have a total of 4 Cover Shot palettes in my collection and this new one makes 5! The original palettes have 8 shades but this one has 16 shades (9 mattes and 7 shimmers).

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This seems to have good reviews online so I’m excited about this palette. I like that there is a range of looks you can create, from smokey to everyday to days when you want pops of colour!

Shoppers Drug Mart Eye Studio Sampler Mascaras

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I love these sets as gifts for others so I’m really happy that I received this myself! Basically, you get 9 mascara samples to test out and a gift certificate to trade in for one full size mascara from the 9 you have tried.

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It’s a great way to test out new mascaras. I know there are a few in here that I already love, but I am curious about testing out the one from Lise Waiter, Pur Cosmetics and Clarins!

Aveda Stress-Fix Body Lotion

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I love the scent of lavender because it’s so calming. A friend of mine is always getting me this lotion because she knows I like to use it in the evenings before going to bed because the scent helps me relax before sleep. It’s also hydrating which is perfect for my dry skin!

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

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This wasn’t necessarily a gift from a friend but more like a gift for myself from BoxyCharm. Through purchases and reviews on BoxyCharm you collect points which you can redeem on their website for makeup, skincare and tools. I had accumulated enough points to trade in for the Tatcha skin mist that I figured why not! I’m excited to give it a try as I know this has a lot of good reviews.

Your Quilt Creations Tripple Zipper Anything. Everything Pouch Bag

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When I got this bag I immediately thought it would make a fantastic makeup bag for traveling. I love how there are little zipper and open compartments that can be used to store everything I might need to take with me on a trip. It has these great handles to carry around and it opens up super wide so you can see everything you have at a glance.

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You may not know, but I’m obsessed with Batman and DC comics so I thought the design was super cute! I tried to find their store on Etsy and the web but had no luck, but I found them on Facebook. I really think it’s important to support local business owners and this bag is awesome!

Have you tried any of the items above? I’d love to know your thoughts.

Lots of Love,

Beauty Boutique Haul: All For A Bonus Bag!

A week ago I put in an order at not because I needed anything but because THEY WERE OFFERING A BIG BAG OF SAMPLES and 20X the points!! I don’t know why I did any shopping at all but I did and I thought I’d share it!

Shiseido Benfiance Wrinkle Smoothing Starter Kit


Um, yes, I did need more Shiseido items. I have a nice little box where I have been collecting them so these will make a nice addition.


I really do love this cleanser and moisturizer set because… wrinkles! Also, I like that everything is meant to work together.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick


I don’t know why I never tried these before, especially since there are a million colours and different finishes in this line! No, seriously there are so many colours! I was at the Beauty Boutique Store in Shoppers the other day and was swatching a whole bunch of them.


I was very drawn to the sheer formula so I picked out Sheer Liar and it’s such a pretty nude. I’ve already worn this a few times already and am really enjoying the formula. The only downside is that it’s not long lasting on the lips. I find I have to re-apply quite often.

NeoStrata Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Lotion


I wasn’t paying attention when I picked this up. I searched anti-ageing and added the first item that came up into my cart. I’ve used Neostrata before so I didn’t think much of it. This isn’t made for my skin type but if I use it as a spot treatment around my eyes, smile lines I should be OK. One thing to note is that this smells pretty bad so I don’t like wearing it all over my face. Since I’ve already bought it I’m going to use it.

You are supposed to use 5% Glycolic acids first to build up a tolerance and then use this product 1 to 2 times daily for a week and then 1 or 2 times a day as needed and tolerated afterwards. I’ve been using a few items from the L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal line that has Glycolic acid in its formula so I’m sure this should be OK for me to use once a day on my skin.

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water



To make the minimum spend for the gift bag I added this facial mist to my bag. I love Vichy products and I love face mists so this was an easy item to add to my cart. The mist on this is super fine and it dries on my skin pretty quickly. I mean this is just water, but according to the description, it has 15 minerals to rebalance, strengthen and regenerate skin. I’ll use this before my skincare and as a makeup setting spray.



I had to snag this pretty awesome bag full of 17 deluxe samples! Yes, I was drawn in by the sample bag but it’s not a bad value if you break down the cost of each per mL compared to their full-sized counterparts and there were items in here that I wanted to try before buying a full size. I won’t list everything I got but these are a few items I’m most excited to test;

  • Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream
  • Strivectin Anti-Wrinkle Recode (it claims to reduce the look of deep wrinkles in 7 days, let’s see how it fairs on my fine lines!)
  • Clinique Pop lip colour and primer
  • Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer (I like the original, I’m curious if I’ll like this)
  • St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus (because it’s Spring!)

Other items in the bag are things that I know and love such as the Shiseido Ultimune, La Roche-Posay Micellar water and Bioderma’s cleanser. I also think they came in a pretty cute tote, one I will use.


Here are all the items I got! Have you ever been tempted to shop because it had a gift with purchase you just couldn’t resist?

Lots of Love,

Shopping Haul: Tarte Cosmetics 2017 Boxing Day Sale

I dread the sales that start after Christmas. Not that sales are bad, but they are so tempting and the last thing I need after Christmas is to do more shopping! I tried so hard not to buy anything but I did end up online shopping for Boxing Day at a few stores. I mostly bought clothing but of course, ended up making a beauty purchase too!

Tarte Cosmetics was offering 25% off everything site-wide (some products excepted, AKA the shape tape) this included their sale items which is where I got my items below.

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All prices are in Canadian Dollars

All of the items are from Tarte’s Holiday collection. Unfortunately, the blush palette and glitter liner trio are not available on the Tarte website as of this post.

Artful Accessories Brush Set
Original Price: $57.00, Boxing Day Sale Price: $21.84
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These are crazy soft brushes! My sister has a set of brushes from Tarte that she absolutely loves so when I saw that these were on sale I knew I didn’t want to pass up on them. They are vegan, cruelty-free brushes.

They feel comfortable in my hands and I like the density of each brush.

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The set includes a powder, foundation, blush, crease and shader brush. It also came with a plastic brush holder which I won’t use because I keep my brushes in a brush roller.

I’ve used the blush brush so far and I like it. I wouldn’t normally use a brush this small but it works perfectly for blush.

Blush Bazaar Palette
Original Price: $57.00,  Boxing Day Sale Price: $19.58
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I wanted this palette the moment I saw it release. This has 8 blushes and 2 highlighters. The pan size is equivalent to the deluxe size which is perfect for me.

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I don’t own too many blushes so this palette is a great way for me to grow that collection without purchasing them individually.

Metallic Treats Glitter Liner Set
Original Price: $38.00,  Boxing Day Sale Price: $16.57
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I had wanted glitters this year for the holidays. It’s too late to wear at Christmas but I just wanted this set so badly!!¬† These also look to be deluxe sizes which is great because I would probably use them for special occasions anyway.

One end of this has a liquid metallic liner and the other end is a glitter liner.  The colours include gold, rose gold and silver.

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I have a few weddings/showers/events coming up this year so I am looking forward to using these metallic liners then!

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Side Note
I realize that during the Boxing Day Sale, all of these items were discounted more than they are right now (for example, the Artful Accessories Brush set is on sale for $41.00, on Boxing Day it was $29.00) I guess my advice to anyone shopping on Tarte is to be aware of their price fluctuation. I would maybe try shopping during a friends and family sale and definitely boxing day when they are offering better discounts.

Also, Tarte now charges $1.00 for samples. I wasn’t paying attention and actually ended up adding this tiny packet for their maracuja eye treatment to my cart. (funny enough the sample was also 25% off, so I technically got this for $0.75 )

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I think I can get two uses from this but it’s very lame that Tarte is charging for samples that I would usually get for free at a beauty store. It doesn’t make sense especially if I’m buying directly from their site. Lesson learned, don’t add any samples from Tarte.

Anyways, that’s what I got! Let me know if you did any Boxing Day shopping and what you got!

Lots of Love,

Sephora VIB Sale Haul, a little bit of gifting for myself!

For any makeup/beauty enthusiasts Sephora’s VIB Sale is always an exciting time, especially November because that when they offer 20% to VIB and VIB Rouge and 15% to Beauty Insiders. I take the opportunity to purchase holiday and birthday gifts for family and of course, I do purchase items for myself. Mostly, I replenished items I love.

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I’m going to start with L’Occitane’s Almond Shower Gel which I absolutely love! I did a full review of this which you can read here. This is perfect for me because I have dry skin. I purchased the largest bottle available because I enjoy it that much!

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I have a few glittery shadows that I feel need a glitter glue so I picked up the¬† Too Faced Glitter Glue because it has a lot of good reviews. I’m looking forward to using this to create glitter looks for the holidays!

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I am a huge fan of Fresh skincare, mostly their lip balms. They are pricey so I always¬† pick up sets and with the 20% off it’s a really good buy in my opinion. This is the Fresh Glow n’Go set. I thought this would be packaged all together like most sets are but this wasn’t. I guess it doesn’t really matter but I like them boxed together if I wanted to give something like this as a gift. I’m looking forward to trying the face cream and mask!

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I’ve complained a few times about my brows on the blog so I thought it would be good to pick up the Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors & Brush to help tame them.

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Lastly, I splurged and got the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes palette. I enjoy the Peach palette which you can read about here. When I saw that the reviews were super positive for this palette I thought, why not!

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This purchase put me at the VIB Rouge tier and I received the Sephora Pro 56.5 brush. I actually own this in the full size and I like it for applying foundation. I also picked up samples of Fresh’s Seaberry Skin Nutrition booster and two hair oils; one is Bumble and bumble. Hairdresser’s invisible oil and the other is 100 proof treatment oil.

That’s all I ordered from Sephora for myself. Did you purchase anything during Sephora’s VIB Sale?

Lots of Love,

September Shopping, Sephora

Sooo…yes…I went shopping on Sephora to round out my September shopping. I honestly had not planned on purchasing anything from Sephora, reserving all restraint for the next VIB sale. Alas, the new Kat Von D Limited Edition palette dropped and I HAD to get it!

I’ve always missed out on the Kat Von D Holiday palettes so this year I decided I wouldn’t let it pass me by. The moment this went on sale I purchased it and a few other items. Sephora also had some amazing deluxe samples so I put two separate orders to ensure I got them all.

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I have not tried this palette on my eyes yet, but the swatches I did on my arm were super pigmented and the formula felt really soft and creamy. My sister is a huge fan of Kat Von D, so I have experienced the quality of the shadows in her palettes, and these ones were no exception. The colours are out there and feel a bit disorganized in the palette but I’m just excited to try pushing my limits on the eye looks I create. Hopefully, I can get out a review and looks before the palette is sold out!
Shopping Haul Sephora_LBL (5)The next item I purchased is this Grand Cosmetics GrandLash MD Lash Enhancing Serum. I saw this had some really positive reviews on Sephora and thought, why not give it a try. About 5 years ago I used to use Latisse and it made a difference in the appearance of the thickness and length of my lashes. I only used it for about 3 months because it was very expensive. Hopefully, this will provide similar results and I will have extremely long lashes. I’ll definitely do up a post in the next few months to share my thoughts and experience!

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Lastly, I picked up Clinique Crayola‚ĄĘChubby Stick‚ĄĘ Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Wild Strawberry. This was part of Sephora’s “week of wow deals” sale so I got it for $10.50CAD. I think it was regularly $22.00CAD so it was less than half price. I love tinted lippies so I figured I would grab this. I love the red colour.

Shopping Haul Sephora_LBL (4)The deluxe samples offered this last week are amazing! Both Jo Malone and La Mer were offering some items. I love Jo Malone and own some La Mer items my self (both are gifts because they can be super expensive). I picked up Jo Malone’s hand and body wash sample in Wood Sage and Sea Salt. It’s my favourite scent, and I think it is their most popular. I love how Jo Malone is all about presentation, even this sample came in their signature cream bag with black ribbon.

Shopping Haul Sephora_LBL (3)La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream is the other deluxe sample I really wanted and the reason why I ended up making two separate orders to get. La Mer is a favourite of many and although I always tell myself I’m splurging on a set of this for my birthday can never really commit because of the high price tag. For example, this tiny 3.5mL sample is actually worth $22.75CAD!!

I also got some of Sephora’s tiny samples, the ones you can choose at checkout. I didn’t share them here because I starting using them before I took photos! LOL. You’ll probably see a few of them in my empties post for this month.

Alright, so this was the last of my hauls for September! I did do quite a bit of shopping but it’s so hard not to be tempted by all the holiday sets out this year!

Have you been eyeing anything from Sephora?

Lots of Love,

September Shopping, Inglot Haul

Last week I shared my haul of NYX Cosmetics items I purchased over the Labour Day long weekend. Well, that wasn’t the only store I shopped at! Inglot was offering a pretty good deal on their website at the time.
Inglot Haul_LBL (2)If you spent $69 you got a $25 online gift card and if you spent $100 you got $50 online gift card. I used this opportunity to shop for some brushes.

10S Small Blending Brush
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I really wanted a small blending brush and this is exactly what I was looking for. I’ve used it a few times and think it’s great for detail work in the outer crease.

4SS Large Blending Brush
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I thought this brush was going to be a bit smaller than it actually is. I haven’t used it yet, but I think it will be great for blending colour out around the eyes. It could also be used as a highlighting brush

26P Eye shadow Brush
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I love little shadow brushes to pack colour over the lid. I think it’s useful¬† if you want to create a sharp line on the lid for cut crease looks. I have the 20P and this is very similar to that. I didn’t realize that the handle would be so tiny but It actually makes it easier to hold and be more precise.

45S Eye shadow Glitter Brush
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This brush was actually sent to me by accident instead of the 4SS in my original order. I think because the names are similar they may have shipped it by accident. Their customer service did replace it and I go in depth with the service below. This is meant to pick up glitter/shimmer shadows to place on the eyes. I guess you’d use this instead of your fingers if you were working on clients or if you just preferred to use a brush. I think it’s a neat brush, but I wouldn’t have picked it up myself.

Milk and Tonic Makeup Remover Wipes
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I needed a small item to make the $69 minimum to get the gift card so I picked this up. It’s actually about the same cost as many drugstore wipes which I’m impressed with. I hope it works well, but I love keeping makeup remover wipes on hand after taking photos for swatches and if it’s really good I will use it on my face. I’ll give it a try and report back what I think.
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Customer Service Experience
Unlike what I first thought, the Inglot online store and physical stores are separate retailers. If you buy something online, you can’t return it in store, you’d have to return it to the online store and vice versa. I had a mix up in the brush they sent to me (45S vs 4SS) and I first I thought I could easily go in-store to exchange it but that wasn’t the case. I was worried at first that it would be difficult to resolve the mix up because they don’t have a number to reach them directly, only an email address. I reached out to their online customer care and they were super quick to respond to my email. After confirming they had indeed sent the wrong brush they were extremely apologetic and sent me the correct brush immediately. They responded within a 24hr time frame and 3 days later I had the correct brush in my hand. As an apology for their mix-up they asked I keep the 45S and try it out regardless, they also included a few sample shadows in the package they sent with the 4SS brush! I wouldn’t expect terrible service but I was really happy by how quickly they worked to resolve my mix up. This makes me confident in shopping from their online store again in the future.

That’s what I got! I’m honestly a big fan of Inglot and have a few of their brushes and eye shadows.

Have you tied Inglot? What do you think of their items?

Lots of Love,

September Shopping, NYX Haul

The Labour Day Long weekend was a great time to just relax before the start of the new work week. My work offers reduced hours during the summer and after Labour Day I go back to my normal hours, it really can feel like going back to school sometimes!

Of course, I was bombarded with so many emails to do some online shopping so I did!

Here’s what I purchased off of the NYX Cosmetics website;

Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Olive You ($22.00 CAD)
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I was looking up dupes of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subsculture palette and the Olive You palette showed up on a few lists. It also had a lot of great reviews on the NYX website so I figured the quality is there too. I love the colours, there are a variety of shades but it still feels pretty easy to put together looks with the different shades. I haven’t used this yet, but initial swatches of some of the colours feel really soft and the pigmentation seems good. I’m excited to incorporate these colours for the Fall and Winter.

Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt and French Fries ($6.00 CAD)
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I wanted to try using eye shadow pencils figuring they would be great whenever I wanted to put together a quick look. I have had a bit of time to test the two I purchased out. They are creamy and glide on, the colours are nice and shimmery. I can’t wear them too close to the crease or else the shadow starts to bunch off. I find that they do need primer to help prevent this from occuring but for the most part they work well on me. I wear yogurt all over the lid and then put french fries on the outer edge for depth. It’s a really quick way to do my eye makeup before rushing out the the door.

Lid Lingerie in Nude to Me ($9.00 CAD)
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This formula looked really interesting so I thought I would pick up one to try. I have not tried it yet on the eyes but swatching it on my hand I find the colour comes out a bit more sheer compared to the eye pencils and it’s a lot more glittery. On the back of my hand it seems to wear off quite a bit so I will have to test it with a primer/concealer underneath and see if that helps.

NYX Haul_September 2017 (4)As you can probably tell, I think I want to go for more bronze and jewel tones for the Fall. I also just don’t want to make time to apply powder eye shadow so these cream products will be easy one step and go for eye shadow. Plus, I can always use them under shadow to change the effect. I’m sure they would look great with the Olive You palette!

These are the items I picked up from NYX. I think that for the most part, the cost was pretty reasonable for the items I got. I also liked shopping on the website more than trying to shop in store. I find the NYX Cosmetics store to be a bit too hectic and I’ve never liked the selection the drug stores carry so this was just a nice way to go through everything.
NYX Haul_September 2017 (2) I don’t use too much from this brand so I would love to know your favourite. What do you love from NYX?

Lots of Love,

April Shopping; Tarte Cosmetics & Beauty Boutique

HAPPY VICTORIA DAY to my fellow Canadians!


I hadn’t planned on putting up a post when I went shopping at Tarte or Beauty Boutique but after posting my Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul I figured I would quickly do this post should I do reviews on any of the products later on.

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In the beginning of April Tarte held a friends and family sale where all the products where 30% off (including items on sale).

Ready Set Hydrate
I won’t let a new facial mist pass me by so picked this up. It’s got a great mist and smells like cucumbers!
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I read that this was a full coverage hydrating foundation so I was interested in trying it. I thought the dropper was a cute idea until I actually try to drop this on my face and failed, LOL. Now I just put 2-3 drops on the back of my hand and apply it using my beauty blender.
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While I was shopping I noticed this palette was already reduced to $30 CAD from it’s regular price of $47 CAD and I got an extra 30% off on top of that! I have palettes with similiar colours but I was drawn to the deep green (far left in the picture) and the gold (second from the top going clockwise). This recently went back to full price so I lucked out.

Color Splash Lipstick in Set Sail
SOOOOOO….I’ve got a few lipsticks now in this colour. I seem to really gravitate towards dark nudes but this one doubles as a balm because it’s super hydrating plus the packaging is so beautiful!
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Yes, this is from the unicorn collection that Tarte released. I wore this quite a bit when I first got it. It’s a beautiful mauve nude that dries super matte and transfer proof. My only issue is that this is super drying on the lips so I couldn’t wear it for too long. It also rubs off too easily and I got tried or constantly re-applying it.

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When I saw Beauty Boutique had this palette back in stock I immediately got it. This is my third Cover Shot eye palette. I don’t usually like Smashbox palettes. I have the Full Exposure palette which I didn’t really like. These little palettes however are quite impressive. I will be doing a full review of them in a few weeks so look out for that.
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I’ve never tried this brand before but so far this brush is great. It’s not crazy soft but it does blend out my crease nicely. I also really like that is a bit more flat on one side which allows me to to get into my crease easily or I can use it like shader brush to distribute colour all over the lid. It reminds me of the Sigma E25 blending brush.
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Online this looked to have a really precise tip so I wanted to pick it up. I have tried other makeup from Marcelle that I think is pretty good so I have wanted to try more of their items.
Tarte_BeautyBoutique_Haul_April (9)Above are the samples I got with my order! Beauty Boutique offers 3 samples with every order similar to Sephora but at the time I was shopping most of their samples were deluxe sizes. I got a 4th¬† sample because they were offering Shisedo Ultimate Concentrate with every order as well (I have soo many of these little Shiseido samples I’ll never have to buy one LOL!).

Look for review posts soon!

Have you been doing any makeup shopping lately? What’s on your wishlist?

ALSO! My giveaway closes tonight! Don’t forget to enter!!

Lots of Love,

Sephora VIB Sale Haul because Why Not Go a Little Crazy!

I’ve been reading so many Sephora Hauls and salivating at all the beautiful items other bloggers have picked that I felt like sharing what I got too! I’ll admit that April was a bit of a super haul month for me because I also shopped at Tarte Cosmetics and Beauty Boutique.

So Sephora VIB Sale… OH MY GOODNESS I spent way more than I wanted to there, but I’m really happy with what I picked up.

Here’s what I got!Sephora VIB Spring Haul_LBL 2Sephora Favourites Quench Your Skin Set
I love Sephora Favourites Sets. I think you get a really good deal with them and it’s a great way of trying new brands. I was originally going to pick up a full size of Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream but then when I saw that I could get a deluxe sample of it and other brands in this set I opted for this. There are other products in here which I know I love including the Glam Glow Glowstarter Moisturizer, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil. I liked this set so much I also picked one up for my sister!
Sephora VIB Spring Haul_LBL 3Sephora Cleansing Wipes; Rose Cleansing Wipes and Express Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes
I use cleansing wipes once in a while to remove makeup, usually when I’m not wearing so much heavy eye makeup. I was curious about the rose cleansing wipes¬†since they say that it is hydrating. I’ve used one wipe so far and I think it’s OK. It left my skin a little red but¬†that could have been because of another factor so I’ll try it again and see what happens

The Express Cleansing ¬†& Exfoliating Wipes were on sale so I thought I’d just pick them up and figured they might be good after the gym as a way to quickly freshen up.

Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover
My most exciting item is the UD Meltdown Makeup Remover. I love the idea of a spray makeup remover and saw that this had a good number of positive reviews so I decided to pick it up. It’s part of a new line from UD to remove makeup. The products in this line are made by Skindinavia and I was surprised this had only three ingredients and water isn’t one of them! It has vitamin E.
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This is probably the only product I really needed in my whole haul. I have been wanting to switch up my skin care routine especially at night and this serum looked to be the right fit¬†for me. I’ve used it maybe three nights so far and although I can’t tell you I see a difference just yet I will say that I love the way this applies to the skin. It’s a very thin, oil-like consistency and the dropper is bent so I can easily drop the product directly onto my skin and then massage it in. I’m super excited to see if it makes a difference in my skin.
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I haven’t tried this yet but off the bat I love the packaging. I think I just wanted to try something from Milk Makeup because it seems to be pretty popular and I figured if it’s something that is meant to hydrate the skin it would be good for me. We will see how I like it!

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm
I originally wanted the whole Everyday Agave Collection with the lip scrub & mask as well, but I had surpassed the spend limit I set for myself so I decided to only get the balm. All I’m going to say is that it’s the best thing ever for the lips!
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This item was a gift from my sister because she knew I wanted this so badly.¬†She surprised me with it at my work! How Sweet! She even gave me her Sephora canvas bag that Rouge members could pick up if they shopped in store during the sale. This smells incredible and is super moisturizing. I’ve mostly kept this on my dining table to stare at and smell! It’s too precious to me!

There’s my Sephora Haul – I’ll have to get together my items from Beauty Boutique and Tarte and do a collective haul from them too because I did do quite a bit of shopping on both those websites. I’ll also try to review the items I use in the next few weeks as an update on my thoughts of the products.

Did you do any shopping during Sephora’s VIB sale? What did you get?

Lots of Love,


Sephora Haul: Because I have no self-control!!

I started off the year telling myself that I wasn’t going to buy any more beauty items until at least June. Well….that went out the window ¬†pretty quickly!

I wish I had better restraint but when I saw the Peter Thomas Roth skincare set I really wanted to get it! So, I allowed myself this one purchase and said I couldn’t buy one more thing from Sephora until their next VIB Sale.

I picked up The Peter Thomas Roth Skin Saver kit because it was on sale and it looked to be good for cleansing, hydrating and protecting the skin. I was mostly looking for a cleanser and moisturizer and figured instead of grabbing each item individually I would just pick up the set as a way to try out the whole brand. Most items had a 4 star+ rating on Sephora (except the moisturizer which only got 3).

Inside the kit;

  • Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel (125 mL)
  • Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion with SPF 30 (30 mL)
  • Cucumber Gel Mask (50 mL)
  • Firm Peeling Gel (15 mL)
  • 24K Gold Hydra-Gel Eye Patches (1 Pair)

sephora-feb-haul-2017-2Next, I picked up Sephora’s Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in brown.¬†I usually get Benefit’s Roller Lash but I didn’t want to spend $30 on a new mascara. This claims to thicken the lashes in one stroke.¬†I’m not super picky about mascara as long as it’s not clumpy.


Then I picked up this Verb Ghost Oil because I’m always on the hunt for oils and creams to tame my frizzy hair. This is especially true since lately I’ve been wearing my hair naturally (no heat styling). This had a 4.5 star rating so I thought it was worth a try. I’ve used it a few times now so I can say that I’m really enjoying it. Compared to my¬†Moroccanoil it feels a lot lighter in texture so I feel like it spreads into my hair easier. Also, I love the light, clean scent.

sephora-feb-haul-2017-4The best part of my order was picking up a few deluxe free samples. Whenever I shop online I ensure that I check out the page for deluxe samples. If you’ve never taken advantage of this, you are surely missing out, check here because Sephora is always updating the page with sample codes.


At the time I was shopping they were offering nude lip samples and the Bite Beauty Multistick in Almond was the option I chose. I haven’t heard many people talk about them but they do have a high star rating so I said I might as well give this a try. I do like the darker shade which will look good as a lipstick or an eye shadow.

For those who don’t know February is my birthday month so I also grabbed my Birthday Gift. They were offering either Caudalie skincare products or Tarte’s blush and lip gloss set. I have way too many Caudalie products that I use and love so I thought I’d pick up something different.

Lastly, for 100 points I grabbed the Two Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach oil in Pure Peach. This lip gloss is infused with peach oil, coconut oil and vitamin E. I have used this a few times and it smells of candy peaches. It also tastes like peaches but I’m not a fan of it. I do like how hydrating it feels. I think it’s very comfortable on the lips.


Well, there you have it. My little Sephora Haul. Have you been shopping on Sephora lately? What’s on your wishlist? Have you tried any of the items I mentioned above? I want to know what you think.

Lots of Luv,