Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sephora VIB Sale: I Am A Sucker.

I don't know why but when Sephora sends me a discount code I feel SUPER COMPELLED TO USE IT RIGHT NOW. It's not like it'll never happen again, right? But still. They have my number and aren't afraid to use it. Through today code VIBNOTE will get you 15% off all orders if you have VIB status, which, if you read this blog, you probably do. (If you're one of those Rouge freaks I am in awe.) So, what did I buy? I was mostly kind of boring and repurchased a couple of old favorites:

Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation
I just keep wearing this because it's decent and doesn't budge. It also works well mixed with a little illuminator or sheered out with moisturizer. It's not super fancy, just dependable, so I keep buying it.

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Mushroom
This color is pretty unusual - a taupe-pewter shimmer.  I wear it pretty much every day. Sometimes I layer it over a darker color and sometimes I layer a brighter color over it, but it's good all on it's own when you want something subtle. It's especially good for brown eyes but I might just think that because I have brown eyes.

Now, the fun stuff!

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask
Ooh, I am so excited about this! I have been hoarding my little sample of this product and then the other day I dropped it face down on the bathroom floor next to the toilet. WEEPING WEEPING. So really, duh. I should just buy it. It feels so nice on and has enough rosy pigment that you can wear it by itself or layer it under regular lipstick. The champagne color is also really nice but I need to not be a total lip product hoarder so I just bought the red one.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot
People keep talking about this and how amazing it is and OMG I just bought it okay? We'll see if it lives up to the hype but it looks like the exactly kind of thing I like which means I probably already own three lipsticks of a similar color. Shut up, this one is supposed to be amazing. It does your taxes. It's the world of magic. I will report back.

Benefit They're Real Mascara
After using up several sample tubes of this I'm finally giving in and admitting it's worth purchasing. I really like the brush with the little spikes on the tip and it's a solid formula. It's also available in two sizes if you're tired of your mascara drying up before you're good and finished with it.

Things I didn't buy that I'm regretting not buying:

Burberry Fresh Glow - Luminous Fluid Base
I am still eeking out a sample tube of this and I love it and I should've just bought it but it's expensive and ugh. Soon.

Clinique All About Eyes
I literally just ran out of eye cream last night. I'd been using a deluxe sample of this but didn't find it amazing enough to buy the full size jar and suddenly it was empty and NOW WHAT. Why didn't I buy the Clinique eye cream I'd been meaning to try? And really, is eye cream just bullshit anyway? Is it just a tiny jar off pricey face cream with the word "face" scraped off and "eye" written over it? 

Kim France posted about this and immediately I was all, THAT IS WHAT I NEED. Then I remembered that vitamin C breaks me out. But maybe this won't? Maybe it's the unicorn of vitamin C products that will make me glow like a magical elf? Does anyone have this? I am a sucker. 


  1. I have had a WEEK and I've been staring at my cart all morning trying to justify a purchase. I'm considering the Kate Somerville goat milk cleanser and an Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder. For a while last year, I was dangerously close to Rouge, but I dialed it down.

  2. I dismissed the Mega-C then KIM FRANCE says it works and I HAVE to have it. #Sassy4Life

  3. I love this for eye cream. It actually seems to do something for my under eye blueness and reduces the teeny but annoying lines that the lashings of concealer I need might otherwise sink into:

    Definitely less heavy and more effective for the area than a face cream! Also, I have allergic/sensitive eyes and this never bothers them.

  4. *Raises hand* Rouge. It happens faster than you think.

  5. Clinique all about eyes rich has been my go-to for many years; always pick up two jars when I pass through duty free. Doesn´t exactly reverse signs of ageing, but helps keep that area look more plump and less crepey during the day.

    (I recently asked for advice about Dandelion dupes (and took to Pinterest); that l´OrĂ©al baby blossom blush is nowhere to be found here in Norway. Ah well, I´ve only ever hit pan in any of my blushes ONCE, so it´s not like I totally need it.)

  6. I don't know Kim France but I'm on my 4th bottle of Mega C. I'm pale but ruddy with not-especially-sensitive combo skin. It reduces my redness, evens me out, smells nice. It's not magical but I keep coming back to it because my skins gets crappy when I try other magic, so...maybe it is magical? I'll have to try that Bite Lip Mask, it looks fun.

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