Monday, November 11, 2019

Weekend Shopping Report: Sephora VIB Sale.

I didn't do any shopping this weekend but I did place a very boring order to Sephora on Friday because I needed to restock a few things and can't resist the lure of the (very lame) 15% off discount. (It ends today! Code HOLIDAYSAVE.)  I bought stuff I actually needed which is so lame:

I have been using this Smashbox foundation FOREVER and every time I try something else I'm angry that it isn't as good. I finally just stopped looking and will use this until they discontinue it, which always seems to happen to the products I love. 

I had been having issues with my foundation (see above) and don't really love using primer every day so I dug out my old Beauty Blender and started using it as a finishing step. It helps! It really does help to give a flawless finish rather than a my-foundation-is-settling-in-my-pores finish. It's seen better days though, so I decided to replace it and was happy to find this fun holiday set. Look, I know there are cheaper makeup sponges that probably work just as well but do they come in a festive, pointy little box with a jewel-like tiny sponge soap? I thought not. 

I don't really do "holy grail" products but It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye is the best serious concealer I've found for under eye and dark spots. It stays FOREVER and you only need a tiny amount so it also lasts forever. It's been so long since I ordered a tube that the packaging has changed, which is kind of scary. Move it along, nothing to see here. 

I also used my points to get mini sizes of:

Sunday Riley Good Genes which, even though I'm using The Ordinary's lactic acid, I still hoard tiny tubes of Good Genes because it's better. It just is. 

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana body cream which I will probably hate because I found the Bum Bum cream to be WAY too aggressively scented. I'm fun. 

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream is not exciting but it is a very good, basic moisturizer and the sample size it great for travel. 


  1. The CoCo cabana is every bit as too much smell as the Bum Bum. Did not like it at all. It also did nothing spectacular to moisturize my skin. Have you tried the Beauty Counter concealer pen? I have heard good things.

    1. You were right! It smells awful. I haven't tried the BC concealer pen because I've bought a few similar products and they don't seem to do much for me.


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