Hello there everyone!
Sephora held an event May 30-31 at the Sephora in our mall and as part of the event you spent 75$ on Smashbox products and received a free makeover, a photo shoot CD and samples. For those of you who use Smashbox, you know spending 75$ is not a large feat. My usual BB Cream is 50$. Anyways, here is what I came home with after this fun experience.
First of all during this trip I hit the VIB Rouge Status. When you become VIB Rouge you receive this pretty red card and a mini Bite Lipstick in an exclusive VIB Rouge red. You also receive a little card behind the red one that makes you eligible for free makeovers anytime you want one as long as you book an appointment. I will love this perk since I love having my makeup done.
Next I will show you my actual purchases. This is what I bought from the Smashbox section. I bought the oil-free photo finish primer which I have used from sample packets I have received and I love it! I also purchased the CC cream after trying it in store, since my store was sold out of my usual BB Cream in Fair. I will keep using this and see if I like it better than the BB in the long run.
I also purchased another Origins product to add to my addicted collection. I love their products. This smells amazing, it kind of smells like oranges, but you can smell the ginseng and coffee that it contains. I keep this in the shower and love using it to wake up my face in the morning!
The last thing I bought was the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in the shade Diffused Light. This is by far what I was most excited to try. This was the last one in my store and they didn’t have their trial one out, but I had read up on it and was sure of my decision. It is a beautiful finishing powder that makes your skin look like it is glowing from within. Sephora’s website describes Diffused Light as a “soft, warm, pale yellow that reduces redness, eliminates shine, and gives skin clarity”. I love it. It is fantastic. There are 6 different shades that all have different purposes and I recommend checking them out, they probably have one that will appeal to your needs.
Hourglass ambient lighting powders: http://www.sephora.com/ambient-lighting-powder-P377723?skuId=1483544&country_switch=ca
Next I used my coupon for a free full size mascara of my choice from my Lash Stash to go kit from last year. I used it to purchase a full sized Lights, Camera, Lashes from Tarte. I tried all the minis in the kit multiple times and this one was the best, whether it was winter, summer, wet or dried up slightly, so I figured it would be the smartest choice.
Lights, Camera, Lashes: http://www.sephora.com/lights-camera-lashes-P111902?skuId=862417&country_switch=ca
Next I received samples from Smashbox and my photo shoot CD. As samples I received a black limitless eyeliner pencil, which I have not used yet, a trio of primers (photo finish hydrating under eye, layer lash and photo finish lid) and a packet of face primer. I love the face primer and since I bought the full size this will be nice for traveling. I will need to test out the primers and eyeliner before commenting on them so if anyone wants a review on them let me know.
Full size limitless eyeliner: http://www.sephora.com/limitless-eye-liner-P260310?skuId=1239763
Full size layer lash primer: http://www.sephora.com/layer-lash-primer-P62715?skuId=730945
Full size photo finish hydrating under eye primer: http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-hydrating-under-eye-primer-P375100?skuId=1434638
Full size photo finish lid primer: http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-lid-primer-P232323?skuId=1157791
Finally as part of this trip to the actual Sephora store I made sure to be there when my friend was working. While I just wanted to see her since it had been a while, she used this opportunity to give me samples 🙂 I received two mini pots of a Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub, a Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask from Fresh, a mini vial of my fav perfume DKNY Be Delicious and two packets of GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment, which I have heard great things about. I look forward to trying these out.
Fresh Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask: http://www.sephora.com/creme-ancienne-ultimate-nourishing-honey-mask-P381021?skuId=1551233
Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub: http://www.sephora.com/walnut-complexion-scrub-P42318?skuId=958652
DKNY Be Delicious: http://www.sephora.com/be-delicious-P79615?skuId=795294
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment: http://www.sephora.com/super-mud-clearing-treatment-P376409?icid2=GlamGlow_Bestsellers_Carousel_P376409_image
I also decided to redeem some points for the 500-point perk of Boscia minis. I have been hearing wonderful things about the entire Boscia line of products and thought this would be an awesome way to test a couple out without paying or committing to an entire bottle. In this mini set they give you a mini vial of Tsubaki Beauty Oil, a mini tube of Bright White Mask and a mini tube of Luminizing Black Mask. If you happen to have 500 points this is a great opportunity to try out this well spoken of line of beauty essentials.
Hope you all enjoyed this little haul, I have two purchases from Sephora in the mail and you can expect another haul soon 🙂