05 December 2013

Merry Christmas to me... My Latest Sephora Hauls

It may seem silly doing a Sephora haul (or rather blogging about it) since I will be going to the states in less than two weeks, but I did do a haul when they had their 20% VIB sale about a month ago, and another prior to that. Nevertheless, I expect I will be going crazy at Sephora in the states despite my recent hauls.

So this is what I picked up from Sephora. I merged both hauls into one, as I didn't see much of a point separating them into two blog posts.
I forgot to include a Marc Jacobs gel lippy in the picture above. Oops.

Sephora Favourites Superstars - USD$75 (minus 10% - discount)
What's included in this kit:
Deborah Lippmann in Cleopatra, NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita, NARS Blush & Bronzing Duo in Orgasm & Laguna, Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin & Mushroom, Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream, Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum in Light, Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, Stila Stay aAll Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rollerball, Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, Too Faced Flexistretch Nylon Fibers, and Too Faced Better than False Lashes.

I thought that this kit was definitely worth the $75. I will probably be giving a few items in this kit away, as I already have them in my collection.

Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection - USD$50 (minus 20% - discount)
 I absolutely LOVE Fresh Sugar lip balms, and there are six shades in this kit, as well as a lip treatment. The shades are Petal, Honey, Passion, Berry, Rose and Cherry. I think I'll be giving a couple of these mini lip balms away too, as I have a few back ups of some of the colours in this kit.

Sephora Favourites Give Me Some Lip - USD$25 (minus 20% - discount)
I love Sephora Favourites, as it's such a good way to try new products without forking out a ton of money. There are 6 lip products in this kit - Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment, Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Pink, Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly, NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight, Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb, Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Glitzy.

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Shell - USD$55.00 (minus 10% - discount)
 I purchased this hourglass foundation because I've always wanted to try it ever since I've heard about it. I think I tried a sample (that was a tat too dark) and loved the formula. I'm hoping that my search for the perfect wedding foundation is over, and this will be the answer to my prayers.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer - USD$52.00 (minus 10% - discount)
This is one of my favourite primers! I'm just a bit sad that this has SPF15, which means I probably won't be able to use it on my wedding day, less I get white cast in my photographs. :( BUT I highly recommend this primer if you have oily skin!

Marc Jacobs  Lip Gel in 108 Have We Met? - USD$30 (minus 20% - discount)
I was curious about the "new" Marc Jacobs cosmetics line, so I figured I'd pick up a lipstick (I fell for the "lip gel" name). I did a quick swipe on my bare lips, and it is quite sheer and doesn't feel moisturizing. First impression wise, I'm a bit disappointed. Will give it a go tomorrow and over the next week or so. Let me know in the comments if you're interested in a review and swatches!

Clinique Face Scrub for Men - USD$20 (minus 20% - discount)
I declared my love for this scrub in my most recent empties post (read here). It's a fantastic scrub, which I highly recommend to anyone without sensitive skin. It's gritty, and is so refreshing thanks to the menthol. This scrub is my HG scrub!

Soap & Glory Foamy Fruit Body Scrub - USD $20 (minus 20% - discount)
I have a bottle of this sitting in my shower, but it's nearly empty. I've only ever used this body scrub, and I loved it so much that I purchased another. This is also really gritty and not for sensitive skin. It also smells AMAZING. Highly recommend this body scrub!

 Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 6 and 7 - USD$32 each (minus 20% - discount)
Dare I say this concealer is another HG? I decided to purchase backups, as this has got to be my favourite concealer to date. Unfortunately, I'm between shades, and am currently mixing both 6 and 7 in 1:1 ratio, but this concealer stays all day and is definitely a "full cover" concealer - a little goes a long way!

 Clinique Lash Building Primer - USD$15.00 (minus 20% - discount)
I was looking for a new primer and was contemplating getting the dior one, but since I'm a tight arse and have already spent so much, I thought I'd get the Clinique one and see if it's comparable to Dior's primer.

Kat Von D Autograph Pencil - USD$9.00 (minus 10% - discount)
I bought this because it was on sale. Enough said. :P

That's it for my Sephora hauls! Have you picked up anything excited from the shops? Did you purchase anything during the crazy US Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale?


  1. this looks awesome....n i want alll ;)

  2. Whoaaa, massive haul. You reward yourself with a lot of good stuff.
    Jealous on you hun Lol :) Merry Christmas

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    1. hahaha you won't be drooling at my bank balance though!

  4. Amazing haul! The Superstars pack looks soooo good! Amazing range of products and brands!

    1. Thank you! I love the Sephora Favorites packs! They're such great value for money!

  5. One word: Envious!! Wish I could pamper myself like that, you lucky girl! On another note, how fast has it been since you emailed me... I need to sit down and have a think about what I want from the US x

    1. I won't be able to once I have kids and a mortgage... in fact, I'm on a budget now, so this won't be happening again for a very long time :(


  7. Oh dear lord. I think I just died and went to makeup heaven! So jealous of everything you purchased!!!

  8. Wow so many purchases! I wish Sephora would accept non-US paypal account :( There are so many things I want to buy at Sephora..


  9. I love Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection!!! Thanks for sharing:)


  10. That's quite a haul! I will admit that I haven't heard great things about the MJ lippies, but if you can do a review on it, that would be great! The favourites are cute!

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  12. you suck.. MEGA MEGA Haul envy here! lol :) Love the Favourites Superstars!

  13. Great haul! Do you have a blog post on how you order from Sephora directly and get it shipped to Australia? I've tried means and ways to order from Sephora directly to no avail. Always end up with PriceUSA or HopShopGo to get them to buy for me and ship it to Australia.

    1. They don't ship to Australia. I've had to use HopShopGo to ship my orders in this blog post.

  14. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


    1. Thanks Clotee! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! :)