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Monday, April 13, 2015

Sephora Sale Shopping Guide

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One of the years' most anticipated sales is upon us- the Sephora Sale! The sale dates are staggered by Beauty Insider status- VIB Rouge can shop now, with the VIB discount starting April 16th and BI (Beauty Insiders) on April 17th. I've yet to decide if I'll be participating this year as I have my eye on a few other substantial purchases, and odd thing, credit card companies like to be paid every month. While a little haul still might happen- it is my birthday month and the NARS gift is pretty appealing- I couldn't help but make a little list of items that would be on my ultimate shopping list. Read on!

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Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil
I've been a little bit obsessed with serums and oils lately, so this only makes sense. Formulated with 100% plant extracts and essential oils this rebalances skin and leaves it silky smooth.

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask 
I've wanted to try these for a while now as I can always use some added oomph in the under-eye department. The mask includes three forms of glow-inducing oxygenating ingredients, antioxidant vitamin C, and puff-pummeling cucumber extract, to brighten, de-puff, and hydrate eyes in 15 minutes. I love that the serum is packaged separately from the mask and you marry the two before use.

Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel
You know how sometimes you see something and have an instant "I want that" moment? That's what happened when I saw this peel. The peel is a multi-tasker with a powerful yet gentle formula that calms and soothes skin with no irritation or recovery time. It visibly improves skin texture, brightens, and enhances radiance for a youthful-looking, glowing complexion. It also minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation, uneven skintone, and fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin elasticity. Who wouldn't want that?!

Philosophy Fresh Cream Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath and Eau de Toilette
I've yet to find a Philosophy scent I didn't love, and have my eye on the Fresh Cream. With a blend of cream, soft sweetness, and creamy vanilla that is formulated to be soft and subtle, how can you lose? 


NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Frenzy
My list doesn't include a whole lot of colour (or actual makeup for that matter) but no haul is complete without blush. NARS offers six shades of the Dual Intensity Blush range (all gorgeous), but Frenzy, with it's soft pink-gold highlighter and tangerine blush makes my heart flutter most. 

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil Duo
Why have one, when you could he two?This duo includes two shades of the lip and cheek colour in Timeless Coral, a peachy-coral, and Everlasting Honey, a creamy, pink-nude.

Sephora Collection Breakups to Makeup Bag
I think most beauty fans are familiar with Breakups to Makeup for their witty makeup themed quotes. They're now available from Sephora in makeup bag form! You can't go wrong with any of their quotes, but I'm most partial to 'Losing you hurt, but losing my makeup bag would be a tragedy.'

Besame Brightening Vanilla Face Powder
I've wanted to try the Besame Violet Powder for ages, so I got really excited when the brand became available from Sephora. While Violet is still in my sights, Vanilla is first on m list as it's got a slight yellow tint to correct redness and brightens dark circles. Plus, it's formulated with vitamin C, squalane, and lecithin to soothe and hydrate skin while leaving a subtle, vanilla fragrance.

Sephora Collection Pro Contour Highlight Brush #80
Can you really ever have too many brushes? I have a couple of brushes from the Sephora Collection range and the quality has been excellent- in case you were wondering how they fare. #80 looks like the perfect size and shape applying and blending cream or powder contour and highlight products.

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Deborah Lippmann Spring Reveries Collecton- Blue Orchid
Deborah Lippmann's Spring reveries Collection isn't outstandingly unique, but Blue Orchid (a 'blossoming baby blue creme') speaks to my blue loving heart.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector
This want was wholly inspired by Kath (aka The Fabzila) and this post. I'm all about full, voluminous hair, and this product is said to give you just that, plus shine, and manageability overnight. Oh, and the effects last up to five shampoos!

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot eau de Toilette
I'm not sure why I don't already have any Compoir scents in my roster, as the brand is known for their vanilla scents and I LURVE me some vanilla. Vanille Abricot is a blend of just that- vanilla and apricot- but with a beachy vibe thanks to notes of a tropical fruit blend with Tahitian vanilla and delicate sugar candy tones.

Tarte Tarteguard 30 SPF Sunscreen Lotion
Part of why I want this is the name- Tarteguard. How fun is that to say?! On the other hand, facial SPF is a year round staple, so something with added skincare benefits is always welcome. Tarteguard is a portable, non-chemical sunscreen that helps to protect, moisturize, brighten, and re-invigorate skin for a youthful-looking appearance.

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder
as mentioned, I'm all about voluminous hair, bur especially if it's easy to achieve. B&B Pret-a-Powder is an all-in-one hair powder featuring dry shampoo, style extending, and volume booster, which sounds like the perfect product for lazy and/or unskilled hair girls like myself.

Will you be hauling anything from the sale? What's on your list? Happy Shopping!