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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sephora Birthday Haul!

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This year for my birthday (it was a few weeks ago) I decided to treat myself to a big haul from Sephora. I don't order much from them because, let's face it nothing is really very reasonable, price wise, for us Canadians. Their set prices are way higher than exchange rate would make them, and of course you have shipping and tax... all the fun stuff. Anyway, I went ahead and made one monster order, and let Sephora pay for the shipping (for once!) 

Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake 3 in 1, Philosophy Classic Fudge Cake 3 in 1, Philosophy Coconut Macaroon Body Butter

As you probably know Sephora's Beauty Insiders are eligible to receive a free gift on their birthday. You can pop into a store and get it absolutely free or you can get it online with an order. Obviously I did the latter. This year's gift is a very sizeable bottle of Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Bubble Bath and Shower Gel (3 in 1 as I call it.) I haven't used it yet, but it does smell pretty great. I've been on the hunt for a new shower gel, and decided that maybe Philosophy was my best bet, so I scoured reviews and ended up with Classic Fudge Cake. It smells amazing! I wanted to eat my bath pouff... and my impulse buy when checking out (even online they get you at the check out) a mini Coconut Macaroon Body Butter, which like everything else smells pretty damn good. 

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden and Urban Decay Naked Palette

Two products I've wanted for some time, I knew for sure I was going to order Primer Potion, but I really couldn't make up my mind if I wanted Naked or not, but obviously I caved and got it. I must say, it is pretty great. I think most blog readers have seen their fill of Naked swatches, but if anyone is interested leave me a comment. As for UDPP in Eden, I had read a few reviews that it was too yellow, but I call hogwash on that. I'll do a comparison to the original in the future.

Smashbox High Definition Concealer, MUFE Mist & Fix (0.84oz), Dr. Jart+  Premium Beauty Balm

A few other goodies I picked up were Smashbox High Definition Concealer  and Make Up Forever Mist & Fix. I love a good finishing spray, and recently got MAC Fix+ and am happy with it, but I couldn't help getting this little bottle too. I am interested to see how it works as it claims it can refresh makeup as well as set all types of makeup. My most exciting purchase is (to me anyway) is Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm. For the past few weeks I've been testing out Skin 79 BB creams (post on that to come soon) and I have found I am quite intrigued and think BB creams could be my next favourite thing. I've only used the Dr. Jart a few times, but so far no complaints, review to come once I've used it a bit more.

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, L de Lolita Lempicka, Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, Clinique Pore Refining Serum

Joys of Fragrance Booklet

Of course, what is a Sephora order without a few samples? I love the little fragrance book they sent! It has little peel back sniffers to get a true sense of what the perfume really smells like (no paper smell!) I am really liking the Burberry Brit Sheer. I also got a sample of L de Lolita Lempicka, and I've fallen in perfume love. I scoured around online for it, but ended up spotting it at Shopper's two days ago for $19.99! Way cheaper than anywhere else. I should get a second bottle... Oddly enough Sephora doesn't carry that Lempicka scent. Why give samples for something you don't sell?

Oh well, I'm a very happy customer and will enjoy trying out all my new goods. Have you had any interesting hauls lately? Do share!


  1. AMAZING haul! :) i hate how much sephora shipping is to Canada! makes it hard to buy just one item!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! Love your haul. You reminded me I should use my Naked palette.

  3. Now that's a haul! Great purchases! I love my Naked Palette, I can't get enough of it!

  4. Happy Birthday! Great goodies can't wait to see reviews or swatches of them.

  5. @Smita
    I know right?! I am going to wait and just haul big from now on so they have to pay my shipping! It just means waiting longer to get stuff.

    @Cosmetics Aficionado
    Thank you! So far I am really happy I got it too (the naked palette that is)

    Thanks! I'm liking it too, I've worn sin pretty much everyday since I got it. So pretty!

    @Vintage Makeup
    Thank you :D I'll have some soon, I think!

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