Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sephora 15% Off Sale Haul #1

I am so excited that it's Sephora sale week! With the excitement there's always some angst from my bleeding wallet, and mild distress at balancing "saving" via buying more due to the sale or just saving by not buying at all...sigh...yay all that is 15% off!

Every blog I know has been posting their wishlist this past week, but I was so unsure about what I wanted to get and so many things have been coming in and out of my shopping cart online all week. I finally stepped into the Eaton Centre store today as I had a couple of gift cards to use up. It was fun to swatch things in person for once as I usually order online due to better deals/samples etc.

I was super excited to finally get my hands on the Dior Addict Lip Glow and the Dior Creme de Rose lip balm. Not because they were hard to get of course, but because I wasn't ready to take the plunge until now. After hearing multiple glowing blog reviews, especially from Shopping Obsession and Lenallure, both of whom I trust with their choice of products, I decided it was finally time. 

I'm also interested to try the mini Beauty Blenders. I love the black one and have a few as backups, but these llittle guys have gotten very mixed reviews. I'm skeptical but eager to see if it can help with my under-eye concealing issues. 

Inadvertently, I was also given the VIB Rouge Marc Jacobs lippie because the sales lady noticed I was still carrying my old black BI card (I never got the red Rouge card when they sent me my welcome pack last year for some reason). Now I finally have the shiny red card, which I really don't care about, but this MJ lippie... mmmm!! Look at this cute little red packaging!

Here's the MJ bullet next to the Bite VIB Rouge lippie that came with last year's welcome pack.

Another product I'm super happy to have picked up, is the Givenchy Cream Eyeshadow in #1 - Blanc Satin Topcoat. This is supposed to be a sparkly "topcoat", a sheer shadow to be placed on top of other shadows. 

I will write a more detailed review on this soon as it really deserves it's own post, but boy is it gorgeous! It's a sheer light-reflecting multi-faceted shimmery thin cream shadow, that isn't overdone, and makes me feel kind of fancy and princess-y, in an adult way. Ah more to come soon.

What have you bought so far with this Chic week sale? Don't let my wallet bleed alone!


  1. hope you will like the Dior creme de rose as much as I do :) The Marc Jacobs lippie is so nice. I love the shade and let's talk about how cute the packaging is. I have placed 5 online orders so far. My wallet is crying :(

    1. Lol it feels better to make separate orders though than one giant order right? More happy moments from mailbox and wallet cries 5 small times rather than 1 big time ;) look forward to seeing your haul soon!

  2. You picked up some pretties there!
    What you said makes sense a lot. This type of sale is a perfect opportunity to try out things that you're interested in yet not so sure about.
    I'm looking to buy a new night time lip balm. Let me know how you like the Creme de rose lip balm. :)

    1. It's true good to try out new things but also balance with restocking oldie goodies, which I didn't do this time. That lip balm is definitely nighttime use for me as I don't like the idea of dipping my fingers in while I'm out and about, I'll write a post on it soon!