I only picked up three items at Sephora (I wasn't exaggerating when I said "very controlled"). Although it did end up costing me at least a week's worth of allowance.
I was running out of my beloved Kate Somerville RetAsphere, and it was just far too costly to pay the overinflated Australian prices, so I HAD to do this shop. I've done a review on RetAsphere here.
I also picked up Anastasia's Brow Wiz in Brunette (a quick empties review here). It's a fantastic retractable eyebrow pencil, and I highly recommend it.
The last thing I purchased from Sephora is Laura Mercier Secret Finish Mattifying, as I've been on the hunt for products that will keep oil at bay without having to blot in the middle of my work day. I thought it sounded like an interesting product, as it's a gel that you apply over the top of your makeup.
I picked a few samples and used 100 points to redeem a sample of Sephora's CC cream. I found a coupon for Urban Decay's Seven days of shadow deluxe samples, which I thought would be awesome, but I was less than impressed when I opened the box and was faced with this...
My idea of "deluxe" sample certainly isn't cards with bits of pigment on it. I'm glad I didn't have to use points to redeem this.
I have expressed my
addiction love for Bath & Body Works products on this blog multiple times, so it's only natural to do a B&BW haul. I mainly purchased shower gels and hand soap because I go through so many of them so quickly. I average one of each a month.
As mentioned above, I did two Victoria's Secret hauls. I purchased mostly undies (duh... it's Victoria's Secret), swimmers for my trip to Maldives next month (so excited!!!), a top and a jumper that were both on clearance.
I have definitely spent about a month's worth of allowances (including shipping - I used HopShopGo), but have no regrets... except one. I wish I did a bigger Sephora haul.
Have you done any hauling lately? What did you purchase?