It’s That Time of the Year Again!

I received the Sephora VIB sale notice in the mail today. If you saw my earlier blog entry from today then you know that I’ve had to reevaluate my planned purchases. I was originally planning on getting the bareMinerals Wish List palette but I think I’m going to cross it off my shopping list (at least for now) because I just bought The Nature of Nudes palette.

The only other big makeup purchase I want to make is for the Viseart Cashmere palette and I’ll probably renew my Flash 2-day shipping subscription but now I might skip the Sephora VIB sale entirely and wait for the Sephora’s December Beauty Insider Holiday Reward Card promotion. If it’s like previous years, VIBs will receive a $20 gift card in December and that’ll be a better discount for me than 20% off. Hopefully, the only item I want doesn’t sell out before then but if it does I won’t sweat it. I’m sure Frends Beauty, Muse Beauty Pro or another website will have the Cashmere palette on sale before the end of the year.

Sephora Haul — Yes, Another One


I really didn’t plan on making another purchase but there were a couple of items that I couldn’t stop thinking about no matter what. Since I was pretty close to renewing my VIB status for next year, I finally just went to heck with it and pulled the trigger.

This time around I got:

Plus a bunch of samples.
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Sephora Haul

Just wanted to share the goodies I got from Sephora with my VIB gift card this year.

  1. Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 1 – Nudes
  2. Viseart Eyeshadow Palette – Cool Mattes
  3. Tata Harper Very Illuminating Cheek Tint

Plus a bunch of samples including the Cocktail Hour Classics Sample Bag.

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Ciaté London Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Smokey Suedes Eye Palette

Ciaté London Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Smokey Suedes Eye Palette

Perhaps I should be embarrassed to admit that I have no idea who Olivia Palermo is but I’m really not. I assume the Olivia Palermo name is one of the palette’s main selling points but I was compelled to buy it because of the interesting selection colors it contained. Rather than some random colors thrown together, to my eyes it looks like two quads — an earthy quad and a mauve quad — linked together by a matte ivory shade in the center. Of course you’re not limited to using these shadows as quads and can combine them however you want but that’s just how I visually sorted the colors at first glance. Any way you look at it, the colors are gorgeous (at least in my opinion).

The Ciaté London Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Smokey Suedes Eye Palette is a limited edition, Sephora exclusive palette that retails for $39. I purchased mine during the recent Sephora VIB sale.

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