I’ve gotta be honest, I went a little ham on my purchases this month. In my own defense, a lot of my purchases were replacement items, so I don’t think I actually went over my low-buy budget, but I won’t know until I do all the math! I’ve split my low-buy into two parts as some of my purchases from Black Friday have not arrived yet. This post only consists of items I got during the Sephora VIB sale.
Although I posted my wish list a few weeks ago, I didn’t completely stick to it because I realized as I was shopping that I had forgotten to include on my list some replacement items and things I had been meaning to try. The Sephora sale was difficult for me because I made it a goal not to buy any eyeshadow palettes this year, I didn’t want to buy any lipsticks until I finished some in my stash (one-in-one-out), and Stashy challenged me not to buy any more highlighters this ear…so basically for me that translated to not being able to buy anything “fun” for the sale. Still, I managed to get a few exciting items that I’m looking forward to trying.
Laneige Hydration Trial Kit – Regular Price: $38, VIB Sale: $30.40
This Laneige trial kit was an item on my wish list – I bought it as I’m starting to run out of some of my skincare, and I’ve been itching to try Laneige for a while, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to give the brand a go.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream – Regular Price: $57, VIB Sale: $45.60
I bought this to replace my beloved Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Body Butter. The Bum Bum Cream has gotten so much hype lately, and I’m not sure if it’s just because it smells amazing or because it’s a PR item, but regardless, I was still curious about how good it is. The Bum Bum Cream smells like tropical goodness, both sweet and a little nutty.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask – Regular Price: $77, VIB Sale: $61.60
I have been looking to change up my skincare routine, and one of the things I’ve been wanting to change is going from a physical exfoliator to a chemical one. I’ve been on the market for a BHA specifically because I have been having issues with uneven skin texture. My heart was set on Paula’s Choice, a brand which is pretty well known for their BHAs and AHAs. However, during the VIB sale, I was browsing the skincare section and the SA helping me raved about how miraculous it was on her skin, and her spiel totally sucked me into getting it. At $77 for 30mL, this is a crazy expensive product so I’ll definitely be doing a review on this in a month or two to let you know how well it worked on my skin.
Clarisonic Brush Head Replacements Twin-Pack – Regular Price: $49, VIB Sale: $39.20
I forgot this on my wish list, but it’s a staple in my basket every VIB sale. I always pick up a set of these brush heads every time the sale comes around, as the they need to be replaced every so often.
Kat Von D Tattoo Lock-It Concealer Crème – Regular Price: $34, VIB Sale: $27.20
I originally had the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer on my wishlist to replace my current tube, but when I got to Sephora, I decided last minute I wanted to try something different instead of going back to the same concealer over and over again. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this concealer, so I decided to try it. I used a swatch of the NARS tester in my shade (Custard) in stores to find a matching shade in the Kat Von D line, and it turned out to be in Medium 21 Neutral.
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Rose Gold Retro – Regular Price: $31, VIB Sale: $24.80
So, I have kind of a long story about buying this. In mid-October, I started scouring the city for the Written in the Starts Glitter & Glow set which comes with three minis of the liquid Glitter & Glow shadows, but they were sold out everywhere I looked: all the Sephoras in the city, Sephora online, and the dozen Beauty Boutiques at Shoppers Drug Mart that I visited. I didn’t even bother putting it on my wish list because I couldn’t find it anywhere. While doing my browsing during the VIB sale, I finally resigned myself to getting a full size of one instead of the set.
Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Angelic – Regular Price: $23, VIB Sale: $18.40
This was 100% a spontaneous purchase for me. I’ve really been wanting to try the Huda Beauty lip products, and I actually don’t own any glosses at the moment – it looks weird on me on its own, but I’m hoping it’ll be pretty as a topper.
The one bad thing about being a VIB instead of Rouge is that there are fewer samples to choose from by the time it’s the VIBs turn to shop. However, I am very excited to try the VERB Shampoo & Conditioner, as well as the Farmacy Honey potion (which I claimed for 250 points).
There’s my VIB haul! It was a lot bigger than I had anticipated…oops! I’m trying to make a better effort in following up all of my hauls with a review of the products, so stay tuned if you want to hear more about these items! What was your favourite thing that you picked up during the sale?