What's in my Sephora (Sale) Bag

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday! If you're a beauty junkie like me then you are probably already well aware of the Spring Sephora VIB & VIB Rouge sale happening right now! The sale ends tomorrow, so if you haven't already now is the time to stock up and splurge on everything you've been lusting after from Sephora since the last sale in November.

Since these sales are so infrequent I try to stock up on items I use time and time again, but I also try to throw in one or two new things to try every year. I thought it'd be fun to share with you today what I've bought from the sale! Most of these items I've tried before and LOVE and so I just want to stock up while I can get them at a discount. I added a couple new things to my cart, so hopefully we'll have some winners! I'm working on an updated beauty post which I hope to have done in a few weeks, so I'll let you know then how I'm feeling about them.

ONE // First up, I got a new tube of the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara. I got this mascara in January on a whim and I am in love. I've never found a mascara which makes my eyelashes look as full and long as this one, without clumping. It's like magic! Obsessed.

TWO // I also decided to try one of the new Urban Decay Beached bronzers. I've heard good things about these bronzers and decided to go with the lighter shade. As I'm extremely pale (read: the color of a sheet of paper) I need a little color on my cheeks. I've read this powder is super blend-able and looks like a natural tan. I hope it's a winner so I can stash in my bag for my California trip in two weeks.

THREE // I also decided to stock up on the Bare Minerals Skinlongevity Serum. I got a bottle of this back in January as well and have been using about a pump's worth every morning and night. I've noticed my skin is looking a little brighter and it's feeling more nourished. I really like this serum and decided this was a good time to replace my bottle as I'm almost out.

FOUR // I got a back-up Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. I talked about liking this foundation in this post, and I'm still really enjoying it! It's full coverage but it doesn't look face or cake-y. I also like that it doesn't rub off (don't you hate when you're on the phone and you look at the screen after and see your make-up all over it? Gross). This is what I wear to work or when I need a full face of make-up. The bottle I've had is still going strong but since I like it so much I decided to get another during the sale.

FIVE // Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil - I'm currently using the Hourglass Brow Arch Sculpting pencil and I really like it. That said, the Anastasia Brow Wiz is a cult favorite and I decided I wanted to try it out. I've heard so many raving praises of it that I have pretty high hopes. I'll let you know what I think!

SIX // I talked about my love for the Supergoop CC Cream in this post. I love the formula of this and it's my go-to face coverage for Summer. I know I'll be switching over from my Too Faced Born This Way Foundation once the weather turns hot and humid, so I'll be happy I stocked up.

SEVEN // Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in 'Dim Light'. This is a holy grail product for me. It makes my skin looks SO much better than any other powder I've used. I cannot say enough good things about this product and I decided to get an extra to have whenever I run out of the current one I'm using.

EIGHT // I've heard such good things about Smashbox primers that I decided to try one out despite the steep price. I got the Photo Finish formula with SPF 20, since the Too Faced foundation I'm using doesn't have SPF in it, I wanted to make sure I had something on to protect my skin on a day to day basis. So face I have to say the formula feels really nice on my skin and it has made my foundation go on very smoothly. I wore it all day yesterday, traveling to NYC from Philly and working a 12-hour day and my make-up looked pretty good when I got home. So far I think it's worth the price.

NINE // Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint. So confession, I am a total sucker for Clinique's chubby stick products. They're just so great for throwing in a make-up bag to bring to work, traveling, etc. I decided to try out their newest addition to the line and I really like it so far! This "baby tint" goes on almost clear and then "blooms" to add color that compliment's your lips' natural shade. I got the 'Coming Up Rosy' shade and I have to say, the color is perfect when you don't want to wear too much make-up but want a little extra color in your lips. The formula is also nice and moisturizing, I'm already looking at what other colors I should add to my collection.

If you want to shop the sale remember these useful codes: Beauty Insiders (BI) get 10% through today (4/12) using code 'BINOTE', VIB gets 15% off through tomorrow with code 'VIBNOTE' and VIB Rouge gets 15% off through tomorrow (4/13) using code 'ROUGENOTE'.

If you want to see more of my picks and reviews for products from Sephora check out my November sale picks post, November Rouge Sale Haul, Everyday Make-up Routine/Favorites, and Recent Beauty Hits and Misses.

What will you be getting from the Sephora sale? Do you like any of the products I mentioned above? I'm always looking for new things to try!
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  1. The Hourglass powder is definietly on my wishlist, also! Absolutely loving the look of it, and I've heard some great things about it! Lovely picks hun, thanks for sharing. :) <3


  2. I had no idea that Sephora was running a sale. Can't wait to check it out!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  3. I'm so with you- stocking up on favorites and throwing in a few fun new items to use!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  4. Such a good round up! I did some serious damage at the sale this time!

  5. I loooove the clinique chubby sticks as well. Great picks!

    xx Chelsea

  6. That hourglass is bae, thank you for introducing me to it!

  7. I love the Marc Jacobs mascara! I really like the hour glass shaped wand!

  8. I think I might need to try the Supergoop CC Cream. I've been looking for a BB or CC cream for summer!

  9. I've heard so many good things about the Born This Way Foundation. It's definitely on my list of things to try out next. :)

  10. Ooh, these all seem amazing! I have and love the Marc Jacobs mascara.

    xoxo, Jenny

  11. Great products!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  12. I picked up a Brow Wiz and the ambient lighting powder in the sale. Now you're making me want to place another order!

  13. I love the Sephora sale and your picks are awesome! I am a huge fan of the Smashbox primer!

    I stocked up on my facial cleanser and moisturizer and I even splurged on a curling iron I have been lusting after!

    xx, Emily | Something Gold, Something Blue


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