I've been a little crazy this week trying to use samples from Sephora I've gather over the past few months. It's Sephora VIB Rouge sale week and I'm trying to decide what to buy. First world problem. To maintain some semblance of sanity, I'm trying to select products only available at Sephora such as Marc Jacobs, Bite Beauty, Buxom, CoverFX and Sephora Collection or brands that never go on sale elsewhere such as Dior, Guerlain, Hourglass, YSL and all their friends. That's the plan, at least.
Sephora VIB Rouge Wish List (if dreams came true!)
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains in 04, 05, 07, 08 and 09
Buxom Pink with Envy Full On Lip Polish Set
Dior Rosy Glow Awakening Blush
Dr. Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Luminous Light
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist
Replica Beach Walk Roller Ball
CoverFX Custom Color Drops N50 (shade darker for summer)
Marc Jacobs ReMarcable Full Coverage Concealer 03 Youth
Marc Jacobs Beauty Remedy Highlight Pen in 00 Bright Idea
|Marc Jacobs Understudy|
Ipsy April Subscription Box - Love this $10 monthly surprise. I think these subscription box are about having the right attitude. If you want $10 box with a value of $100 all in perfect colors and formulas, you either need to learn to live a bit more spontaneously or better yet, skip the subscription box trend. This is about fun, a little surprise, a little swatching and testing and then most likely never using the items. Which is fine by me. This month's box was probably one of the best I've gotten in two years but I have no doubt, someone else is saying this is the worst box they've ever gotten.
|April Ipsy Subscription Box|
10 Piece Brush Set
Soap & Glory Hand Food in Sugar Crush - this is a sweet lime scent and thought it would be nice for the Summer. Not in love with the scent and I'm all about scent. If I don't love it, I won't wear it. That's why I love philosophy shower gels so much, because they are an "in shower" only scent
experience. Love smelling like a Cinnamon Bun in the shower but have no desire to smell like one all day! How did I get off topic? Me and shower gels. Heavens! Back to this hand cream, eh. What happened to the days I didn't need a hand cream? You know, back when I had nice firm lids. Nice firm everything. Oh well. When I hear a woman say, "I want to grow old gracefully" I swear I just want to smack her up side the head.
Urban Decay Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick - love this puppy! I'm a huge fan of the original Urban Decay Melted line and this new Metal line is right up my alley. The high metallic foil finish hides all my lip wrinkles! Bought this in Peony, expecting it to be a bit darker but this is fine. It's a beautiful light to medium neutral pink. To me this is light but for most, this might be a medium pink. Gorgeous!
|Urban Decay Melted Metal in Peony|
Philosophy Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel 24 pack - sad this is gone. This was a supersize deal on QVC and hoping they do it again. The price was ridiculous wonderful. I was on auto-delivery but the program has now ended. There are lots of "peel" pads out there but this one has azaleic acid, along with other exfoliating acids, which is excellent for brightening.
Zoya Nail Polish Remover - I've heard good and bad about this remover. Some say it causes nail to peel after continued use, others say it has saved their nails because it is so gentle. I got this free with a Zoya order. I'm a 100% acetone girl.
Abreva - a miracle product for me. I've been cold sore prone for as long as I can remember. I get them 6 or 7 times a year, usually during times of high stress. The minute I feel that tingle, I grab for Abreva and apply it constantly. Since discovering Abreva about 5 years ago, my cold sores rarely turn into a full flown glob. I have tubes in my desk, in my purse, in my car, on my nightstand. You really do need to use this as soon as possible when that tingle starts for Abreva to be fully appreciated.
The Balm Staniac - one of the original lip stain products, almost identical to Benefit Benetint. Now that stains are available at every price point, no need to repurchase.
8 Sephora Custom Samples - Sephora knocks it out of the park with their very generous sample on request policy. It has saved me tons of money and has helped me spend tons of money. Most of the time, though, it saves me money because I find the product does not match me or work for my skin type or whatever.
Anna Sui Cotton Pads - complete luxury item, what can I say? These are similar to Shiseido cotton pads but are lavender. I still use store brand cotton pads for nail polish removal but if a cotton pad is touching my face, it will be Shiseido or Cotton Clouds from amazon.
|Essie Madison Ave-hue|
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