I had two Sephora gift cards from my birthday, so I decided to go and get some stuff I’ve wanted, but didn’t wanna spend money on. Surprisingly, the gift cards covered more than half of the purchase! YAY.
Also, yay for free stuff. I got my birthday gift from Sephora since I hadn’t been in there in and hadn’t gotten it yet….AND…the 500 point perk for the Beauty Insider’s which just so happened to have some of my favorites in it, so it made sense I chose it.
The 500 point perk for this month was by benefit, it was some samples of my favorites that I already have, but I figured it was good to get so that I could hold off a little longer from resupplying. The first product is BADgal Lash, which is one of my favorite mascaras, although I don’t get it often because it can be expensive just for mascara (and my absolute favorite is Falsies by Maybelline).
The next product is “that gal” face primer. I keep meaning to do a post on primers, I’ll get to that soon but this is def a good one. I’ve only used it a couple of times, but now that I have a sample I’ll use it for the next week to see how I really like it. Last is my favorite powder highlighter, dandelion. I love this light pink color, it looks great on my cheeks when I’m doing a completely natural look and only want a touch of shimmer, without the dewy-ness.
Next I have the happy birthday beautiful vanilla birthday cake shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath by one of my favorite brands philosophy. If you’re a Sephora Beauty Insider you get this for your birthday. If you’re not familiar with the Beauty Insider program, it’s a free program that allows you to get free stuff, incentives, and more. You get a point for every dollar spent, and then they have special days where it’s double points, etc. When you reach 100 points you get a sample of a great product (they change every month and you have a choice from about three) OR you can do what I did, and save your points for the 500 point perk, which this month was by benefit (but it also changes every month). It’s a great program and you get invited to special events, and when you become a V.I.B. member (like me!) you get even more offers, invites, etc. I def suggest everyone sign up to be a member!
Sephora has been teamed up with Hello Kitty since the beginning of the year, and they just released the Hello Kitty Graffiti collection. (Disclaimer: I’m a Hello Kitty addict, always have been since I was little and I always will be for the rest of my life.) Needless to say I died when I saw this, I watched the launch event in L.A. on Sephora’s Facebook page…and died even more. When I saw the makeup bag I knew I had to have it ASAP, and I got the last one at my Sephora store. The colors are just so perfect and amazing, and I think the whole theme of Hello Kitty and graffiti is perfection.
I also really like the Graffiti Eyeshadow and Blush Palette for this collection, the colors aren’t what I expected with a graffiti theme, but I love them anyway because they’re super functional. As you can see the palette is two tiered, the colors all complement each other really well and I’m excited to try it out! Aside from the actual makeup aspect, the packaging is fabulous.
LASTLY, I love the Sephora by OPI nail poish line, Santa has been giving me some amazing colors from this collaboration the past couple of years. I have a new appreciation for nail polish, usually I use whatever is at the nail salon but now I enjoy looking up different collections and having my own. I loved both the Safari Luxe and The Garden of Good & Evil collections by Sephora by OPI, but I knew I couldn’t get all of the colors from each…UNTIL I saw these mini sets! I think these are fabulous because I always switch up the colors I use so I know I won’t run out of these little ones super quick. The Garden of Good & Evil is perfect for the fall, and I’m gonna go to get my nails done today and use something from the Safari Luxe collection. The name of each polish is in the captions!
|Don’t Feed the Hand Models — Caught With My Khakis Down — Yes, Your Lioness — I Don’t Bite|
|Completely Fern-ished — Eve-y On The Eyes — Tempted by Teal — Frankly, I Don’t Give A-dam|