Sephora VIB Haul

Today I wanted to share what I picked up during the Sephora VIB sale. Even though their November VIB sale is always Sephora’s best sale of the year, I didn’t go crazy with my purchases. I was good and pretty much stuck to my wish list! The majority were items in my collection that needed to be replaced, and only two were “want” items.

I bought most of the items online so that I could take advantage of Ebates, but before I made any purchases, I visited a physical store to do some browsing and see what else I wanted to buy. I’m not much of an online shopper, and am definitely someone who needs to swatch things in store before making a decision. The last time I purchased online during the VIB sale, I remember it taking forever. This time, I ordered on November 11th and received my items by November 17th – very fast!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Palette

At the store, I saw that the Anastasia Master Palette by Mario palette was in stock. Since I had checked online before visiting the store and knew that this palette was sold out online, I took its availability in stores as a sign that I should buy it. Although the shades are pretty dupeable, they are right up my alley and I’m really excited I got my hands on this!

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

This is a replacement item. I noticed in my last eye look that my liquid liner was skipping a little, which means that it’s starting to dry out. The 20% discount was the perfect chance to pick up a new one of these.

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Jack Black Lip Balm with SPF 25

This is another replacement item – I must be on my 12th tube of these. I needed a new one for my office and one for my bedside table, so I bought one in Grapefruit and one in Black Tea, my two favourite flavours.

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NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey

I had initially wanted one of the neutral shades in the Audacious line since I’m likely to wear those more often, but I tried these on in stores a while back and didn’t find any of them to be perfectly flattering on me. Audrey stood out to me, since I don’t own a darker red like this. This looks a lot…brighter than I remember it looking in stores, but I haven’t swatched it yet, so we’ll see!

I did see the Sephora’s Most Coveted set in stores, but nothing in the set looked substantial enough for me to want to buy it. I also had a few brushes on my wish list, but seeing them again in stores, I felt that I could find something better elsewhere. Good thing too, otherwise I would’ve gone WAY over my low-buy budget!

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9 thoughts on “Sephora VIB Haul

  1. You showed so much self control in your VIB haul! That ABH Master Palette looks fantastic. I’m thinking about building my own ABH quad when Sephora offers that $20 off $50 coupon in December. A filled ABH quad is $56 so it would cost me only $36. 😛
    I’m not the biggest fan of the Jack Black lip balms but I did like the scent of the black tea. I also liked the shea one but it was always sold out! I currently have the grapefruit one.
    So have you worn the Nars Audacious lipstick yet? I have worn mine and I’m a little bit underwhelmed! It’s more drying than what I prefer. And the colour is nice but not entirely unique. I even considered returning it because of the price but I will keep it!

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    • Yes, I was pretty proud of my restraint during the VIB sale! Although, you know how you were saying that the VIB sale kind of made you snap and go on a buying frenzy? Well, that ended up happening to me on Black Friday. I had to borrow from my December low-buy, and even then I think I may be in the red 😦 Oh gosh, yes, you should definitely do an ABH quad! Their collection of shadows is GORGEOUS.

      Yes, I remember you saying you don’t love the Jack Black lip balms. You do use them on vacation for their SPF properties, though, right? For me, I’ve just never been able to find a lip balm that I’ve really loved – Jack Black is the closest I’ve gotten.

      I haven’t touched anything from my Sephora haul, including the Audacious lipstick. Oh no, I so didn’t want to hear that it’s more drying than you expected! Really disappointing that it doesn’t surpass Shiseido or Bite. I’m scared now!

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      • I did a bunch of research on the ABH singles and swatched them in store (they don’t carry the full selection in store vs what’s online) but they feel like BUTTER. I’m really impressed and psyched to get them on my EYEBALLS.

        Yes, I appreciate the Jack Black for the SPF aspect but that’s about it!

        Sorry to possibly spoil the Nars Audacious lipstick experience – now I wished I didn’t say anything! Your mileage may vary! Especially since you got a deeper shade, the formula might be different. I just don’t like the formula as much as Shiseido, BITE, MAC Amplified….

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  2. […] I only bought 5 things during the Sephora VIB sale, most of which were replenishments for things I’m running low on. In the last two years, I’ve become one of the people who shop at Sephora only during the bi-annual sales, and even then, I usually don’t go crazy. I went into more detail about my Sephora haul here. […]

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