Hello again loves!
I'm going to level with you guys because I love you, this haul is from March or April and this post has been all typed up just waiting to be posted since then, but somehow it was lost in a sea of other posts that I had already published, so Ebates no longer has 15% cash back for Sephora, but I'm sure it will happen again so please don't kill me. Thank you and now back to our regularly scheduled super old blog post.
I was just sitting on the couch watching Netflix with my boyfriend minding my own business when Andie from technocupcake.com and technocupcake on YouTube brought to my attention that Sephora and Nordstrom were 15% cash back on Ebates when they are usually 3% or 4% and it was just too good a deal to pass up!! Thank you Andie, you're a peach! I then decided to place an order on sephora.com to pick up a few things I actually needed and then a few that I'd been eyeing for a couple weeks. I mean, I was getting money back like my own personal VIB sale so I let myself splurge a bit...and by a little bit I kind of mean a whole heck of a lot.
I think I'll share the products I meant to buy first and those would be the Philosophy Purity Made Simple One Step Facial Cleansing Cloths, Shiseido The Makeup Facial Cotton, and Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. I love each of these products and I tried to live without them for a little over a week, but I just couldn't handle it.
After I kept my cool for about 10 minutes, I lost all control of my body, went ape-shit crazy and added quite a few new products that I've wanted to try out for the last few months to my cart. The first product being the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe and I'm a little worried it's going to be too dark for my hair color, but I think I'm going to try to embrace darker brows. Blondes can get away with that right? Hell yes we can!
I also picked up the Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes in Blonde because I'm trying to decide which I like the best: brow powders, brow pencils or a combination of the two and this kit was cheaper than buying the eyebrow stencils and brow powder separately with a few extras thrown in that made it a really good value in my opinion. So far it seems like the perfect little eye and brow kit. I swear, Anastasia, you can do no wrong and my brow game is about to be strong.
My excessive makeup hoarding brain then decided that I shouldn't have live any longer without owning a Clinique Cheek Pop blush because the damn, sleek as hell, clear plastic packaging and 3D daisy embossed in the powder was just too cute. I was torn between...well all the shades to be honest, but I was seriously torn between Ginger Pop and Plum Pop. Ginger Pop won out because I was thinking a warm peachy shade would give my cheeks that freshly come in from the sun look that I desperately look for in the summer as my pale ass doesn't get outdoors much without SPF 1000+ (my skin seriously burns within minutes of exposure to the sun). They always say, "Fake it til you make it" and I do that allllll summer long. My seriously eyes teared at the sight and it was over. In my cart it went to play with all the other kiddies.
I was in the market for a new lip balm because I just finished my Burt's Bees chapstick and a couple samples of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. Don't get me wrong I liked the Fresh lip treatment, I just wasn't ready to drop $22.50 on one tube of lip balm. That's just too steep for something I am most likely going to lose, ruin or use up quickly so I chose to purchase a potted lip balm namely the Korres Lip Butter in the Jasmine scent/shade. I wanted something that was going to hydrate my lips while not stressing me out about whether it's going to slide all over my face like some kind of terrifying clown monstrosity. That's not a cute look for anyone, least of all me and I always keep Purell in my bag so the less-than-hygienic packaging doesn't bother me too much.
That is all I was going to purchase and then I remembered that the last time I was in an actual Sephora store I sniffed the Elizabeth & James White and Black perfumes and fell deeply in love with both of them so I purchased both of them in rollerball form because I wanted to be able to wear them separately and layered together and I didn't want to spend like $500.00 that day so rollerballs it was. They smell diviiiiiine alone and layered so it's like I got three perfumes. Ermagerd!
I had been hearing about the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick from everyone and their mothers for the better part of two months and I couldn't resist the siren song any longer. I obviously had to experience the "melted" formula and weird felt applicator (although thinking on it now the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors have the same applicator and no one thinks those are weird), so I picked up the shade Melted Peony and it is gorgeous!! The formula is that of a melted lipstick and that sucker stays and stays on my lips for a good long while. I like them and of course that means I'll be picking up the other shades in the line. The only shade I'm not too sure about is Melted Nude as I think it may be too much of a brown pinky nude to look flattering on my skin tone. I don't want my lips/mouth area to look like a butt-hole. These are the things that often keep me up at night with worry. Just kidding.
Not long after I bought my first BeautyBlender, I received a deluxe sample size of the BeautyBlender BlenderCleanser in my Ipsy Bag or Birchbox, I can’t remember, (can we just talk for a moment about how ridiculous the name of this product is? Do companies try to come up with names that are the longest, most difficult names to remember ever?) and I was using that to clean my BeautyBlenders, which I felt like I had to use a lot of it to get the sponges clean, and when I ran out of it I had to decide if I was going to repurchase the one I got for free or try something else. I decided that I wanted to try the BlenderCleanser Solid because I had watched several reviews on YouTube in which all my favorite beauty vloggers were raving about how it lasts longer than the liquid version and I am all about product longevity. Seriously, I really don't like when I purchase a product and then it runs out so quickly I'm back in the store like three days later picking it up again. Not about that life. At. All.
I believe that was all my crazy shopping addict self purchased that day, so I hope you enjoyed the post and I'll have another one for you on Monday. Have a great weekend, y'all!