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Haul: Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017

 

It’s that time of year again! Sephora had their spring sale this past week and I decided to stop by the store on the first day of the sale. The first day for VIB Rouge members was on April 18th and you received 15% off your entire purchase.  VIB  members received 15% off and BI members received 10% but their sale started a day later. It’s a great perk for Rouge members to be able to start shopping a day before everyone else because you are likely to find what you want and it’s not sold out yet.

Sephora only has sales twice a year (once in April which is 15% and once in November which is 20%) so it is a great time to get stuff you have added to your Loves list at a discount.

I am on a low buy which had started as a no buy but that was darn near impossible for me to keep up. Because of that I didn’t end up with a massive haul. My bank account is quite thankful and now I have some spending money for a couple of things that are coming up. Whew. 

Anyways, let me take you through my haul. It includes some products that are already a favourite of mine, others which I haven’t tried before but would like to because I heard it was great and a couple of things I had my eye on for a little while now. So a good mix, if you ask me! Let’s take a look at each of them, one by one. Please note that the first prices shown below are the product’s regular price at Sephora and does not take into account the 15% discount yet but the second price does.

I did end up getting some skincare during the sale. I bought the Caudalie Vinosource Hydrating Helpers set (original price $59.00 CAD, sale price $50.15 CAD) because it contained a full size of my favourite moisturizer and then some. This limited edition kit is such a great deal and contains the following items:

  • Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet, 40 ml (retails for $49.00 CAD and is full size)
  • Caudalie Grape Water, 75 ml (retails for $14.00 CAD and is full size)
  • Caudalie Moisturizing Mask, 15 ml (deluxe size that would retail for $9.00 CAD)

 

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017 - Caudalie

 

With two full sized items. this is totally a win. I have had a couple of deluxe samples of the Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet and I really like it. My skin feels great after using it and it keeps my skin hydrated. It absorbs quickly and is not sticky. While the smell seems a bit like herbs, I don’t mind it at all and the smell doesn’t linger. I have heard good things about both the Grape Water and Moisturizing Mask so I’m looking forward to trying them.

 

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017 - Caudalie

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017 - Caudalie

 

And that tin! How cute is that? I have a huge soft spot for Paris too so this was perfect for me. I have already decided how to repurpose it and that I will be using it for my brushes… the excess that is clean and isn’t currently in use and in my brush cup on my vanity. Glad I have a way to repurpose the tin. 🙂

Walking past the “gauntlet of doom” (which is what I call that dangerous area that you have to navigate in order to get to the cash registers), I noticed this neat duo. It is the Urban Decay All Day All Night Travel Duo (original price $25.00 CAD, sale price $21.25 CAD for 2 x 30 ml). It contains one of my favourite setting sprays and something I have never tried before but was intrigued.

 

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017 - Urban Decay

 

If you don’t already know, I am a huge fan of UD’s All Nighter Setting Spray. I have been using it for years and it really doesn’t hurt to get another travel size of this product. Sure, I will take it when I travel but I don’t shy away from using it at home, too. The other product that came in this kit was UD’s Quick Fix Complexion Prep Priming Spray which I have not yet tried. This travel size will be a good opportunity to try a new product. 😉 And what a deal it was! They are $18.00 CAD each if you were to buy them separately.

Can you tell I love gift sets and kits? Because I really do! And I have one more!

I managed to snag the Tarteist Treats Eye & Lip Set (original price $33.00 CAD, sale price $28.05 CAD) that I had my eye on for awhile now. Well, to be perfectly honest, it was the Tarteist PRO to GO Amazonian Clay eyeshadow palette that I had my eye on for a long, long time but didn’t cave because of my no buy…. the other products in the kit were just a bonus!

 

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017 - Tarte

 

The Tarteist PRO to GO Eyeshadow Palette retails for $30.00 CAD by itself so for an extra $3.00 (or not… it was 15% and less than the regular price of just the palette so you are getting a better bargain!) it was worth it because you also got a liquid lipstick and mascara to boot! This kit also included a deluxe sample size of the Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara (2.5 ml) and Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in WCW (1 ml). I have tried both of these products before so I’m happy with them.I love how compact the eyeshadow palette is (it is the same size as my holy grail Tartelette Tease mini palette!) because it is great for travel or to just keep in your purse. Overall a great set if you want to try a little bit of everything Tarteist. 🙂

 

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017 - Tarte

 

The last item was my planned splurge item. It was less of a deal than the other products. I purchased was the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick in Island Life (original price $27.00 CAD, sale price $22.95 CAD). I have had my eye on these lipsticks since when they first came out but I waited for the sale before I splurged on one! The shade Island Life is described as a “rosy mauve” which is totally down my alley! I love these shades so much and I can totally see myself wearing it a lot. I haven’t worn it much yet but I do plan on writing a review on this product later.

 

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017 - Tarte

 

So that’s all I bought. Not a lot, really. Just some repurchases and two new items. Oh before I forget, a few freebies! They did give me a deluxe sized sample of this REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial and a vial of Marc Jacobs Dot perfume.

 

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017

 

Oh and the bag! VIB Rouge members received a tote while supplies last. Quite honestly, I wasn’t expecting one because by the time my friend and I get to the store after work, they are usually all out the free totes. We sure lucked out this time! And this one is very different than the previous ones because it has a long strap that you can use like a crossbody messenger bag. And after some discussion, my friend and I figure adding a little bit of velcro would help in making it into a more functional bag you can use every day. Love it!

 

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2017

 

Okay that really is the extent of my haul. I am proud to say that I didn’t go too crazy this time! I really didn’t need much else so it was pretty easy to stick to the list. For the most part anyways. The UD sprays were a spur of the moment splurge BUT I do love the All Nighter spray that you will see a full sized version in an empties post coming soon. I literally just finished it lasts week. (So really, this is also a repurchase of a holy grail!)

Did you shop the Sephora sale? What was in your haul? 🙂

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Disclaimer: I purchased everything that was featured here (except for the freebies I received). There are no affiliate links on this post.

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Project Pan: 16 in 2016 – Mid-Year Update: Empties!

project pan 2016 updateWOW! Where has the summer gone? I don’t know about you but it went by way too quickly!

Project Pan 2016 has been going full force since January! Don’t think I forgot about this initiative of mine. 😉 I had meant to provide an update on on the progress of my Project Pan sooner! Since my last post in April, I have made great strides in my Project Pan! Big enough progress that I am going to dedicate this update to just my empties. Don’t worry, for the products that are still “in progress”, I will provide another update soon. I have quite a few to go through so let’s get started!

The Quick Stats

Based on a total of 21 products in my Project Pan as of August 31, 2016.

Empties: 12/21
In Progress: 9/21

 

project pan 2016

 

Success! (aka The Empties)

For empties, I will be doing a quick review on each product – what I thought, what I liked, what I didn’t like, would I buy it again. I have made great progress since my last update back in April – I finished seven products. 🙂

  • Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm SPF 30  in Medium
    I honestly thought that this product was bottomless. Seriously. I was using this just about every single day since January and, like the Energizer Bunny, it kept going and going and going! But now it’s finally empty! This product lasted me forever. I really like it, too. If you are looking for a lightweight sheer foundation, this is a great option. It goes on nicely with a Beauty Blender or a foundation brush and doesn’t oxidize on me. It’s not full coverage but it’s nice for light to medium coverage.
  • MAC Fix+ Spray
    I purchased the travel sized bottle of this just so I could try it… and I ended up loving it! This bottle still lasted me a good while. I like the scent as it’s not too strong and I found that it worked very well in keeping my makeup in place all day. Plus, this is a great way to revive your ColourPop eyeshadows that have dried up a little bit. I have since purchased a new bottle. 🙂
  • Caudalie Makeup Remover Cleansing Water
    I’m so sad I finished this! I know I will be repurchasing this because I just adore this cleansing water! I use it in the morning just before I start my skin care routine and I use it at night for evenings when I’m too tired to cleanse my face with my Foreo. I put it on a cotton round and use it to wipe my makeup off and it does a pretty good job! I really like this bottle because I can reuse it very easily – just add more product to it and off you go! It’s the perfect size for travel. I will definitely be repurchasing this!
  • Nip + Fab Sheer Make-Up Fix Complexion Perfector
    This was a really nice primer – it’s too bad that this product has been discontinued! This was so easy to apply and it absorbs SO nicely. My face was never sticky and my makeup stayed on all day. Dang. If this ever returns to the N+F lineup, I would totally repurchase it!

 

project pan 2016

 

  • Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep*
    I never really tried Vichy until I received this product from ChickAdvisor and I’m so glad they exposed me to something that is a pretty amazing product! This is best used as an evening moisturizer – it is thick but not sticky. It absorbs quickly and helps the dry patches on my skin stay hydrated in the winter. You don’t have to use very much so this jar probably lasted me almost a year. Overall, I was very happy with this product. Next time I’m in the market for a night cream, this is pretty much at the top of my list. 🙂
  • Benefit It’s Potent! Eye Cream
    I’m not sure about this one. I didn’t really notice much of a difference to my eye area after using this. I was also not a big fan of the jar… it’s so small so the jar opening is small and it was difficult to get product out when you only have a little bit left. I think this is a pass for me.

 

project pan 2016

 

  • Alterna Caviar CC Cream
    I have used up maybe two of these. This most recent one is the one I took on my trip to Vegas in June. It lasted me the 5 days and then some once I got home. It’s a good sized product. This product helps with a number of things including taming frizz which I have due to dry ends. It worked well enough but after awhile, I didn’t like the smell as much. I have since found other products which do the same thing that I prefer. I likely won’t get this again.

project pan 2016

 

To keep this short and sweet, I am only going to write about the empties. Check back soon for more about what is “in progress” (there are nine of ’em!) and what I will be adding to my Project Pan because… well, it’s only September. Let’s keep this going!

For previous project pan updates, clicky here: Intro 1, Intro 2, Update 1

Are you doing project pan this year? What is your fave product so far? How about your least fave?

Hope you are all having a fantastic week! Until next time my friends. 🙂

xoxo

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Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me or were received in a Free Gift with Purchase. Items noted with an asterisk (*) were sent to me for free to review at some point in time. If a previous review exists, there is a link to it. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.

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