Last week, Nicole from Pretty Ruff Life shared a blog post about her most repurchased products, and I thought it was such a great idea. Often, repurchased products tend to be holy grail status – it says a lot when makeup lovers buy the same things over and over again, especially when they’ve tried so many different products. It means that the ones that get repurchased are really top notch! I rarely buy products over and over again, so the fact that I’ve repurchased these means they’re really close to my heart.
Just as a note, I didn’t take my own photos for this blog post because I’m using a lot of new products this year and I don’t currently own a lot of these, but just because I don’t own it right now doesn’t mean I don’t love it or have bought a lot of them over the years. If I’m currently using something else right now, I will make a note of it.
I know I’m a month too late on this, but in today’s post, I wanted to talk about my empties that I used up from January to June. Unlike most people, I finish products at the speed of a snail – maybe because of my small face and small body? I don’t know. I am seriously surprised at how little I used in the first half of this year, but I think it was just because I wasn’t very concerned with beauty for a good chunk of the year so far. One of my goals for 2017 was to use up more products than I did last year, but it doesn’t look like that will be achieved! I suppose I don’t include things like shampoo and conditioner because I buy massive bottles that are too big to keep around after they are empty, but still. Either way, I still wanted to share the empties I have used up so far.
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!
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!
With the Sephora VIB sale starting today for VIB Rouge members, I wanted to do my usual wish list that I always do during Sephora sales. I’d meant to get this up yesterday, but alas, this did not happen. Wish lists are some of my favourite posts to read, because they give me so many ideas for my own wish list. There wasn’t a ton that caught my eye this time like in previous years, for some reason. I haven’t quite decided if it’s a good thing or not, but none of the limited edition holiday palettes looked interesting to me – at least my wallet is a happy camper!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario
Because I really need yet another eye shadow palette when I bought a palette this year I haven’t even touched…I saw this in person and colours are irresistible, though! This is no longer on the website, but it’s $45 USD (so roughly $55 CAD?)
Last week, I made a post about my Sephora Wish List for the VIB sale. Today, I wanted to show you what I actually purchased. Believe it or not, as much as I love makeup, I don’t tend to splurge on it. Most years during the sale, I buy what I need and not what I want. However, as I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been having a really rough time at work – my emotions kept saying “Treat yo self!”, and my brain did not try to put up a fight.