Disclaimer: I was not gifted this product. I paid for it myself so all opinions in this review are 100% truthful and unbiased.
I had screamed when I heard about the price about these lipsticks. $90!? Would it give me wings? Would it make me insanely hot? Would it bring all the boys to my yard? I had to (painfully) buy them and see what the hub bub was.
Let’s take a change of pace. The weather is rapidly cooling down to a freezing point so that must mean Christmas is growing closer! It’s hard to believe we are nearly half-way through November; before you know it, it will be Christmas time.
Why leave Christmas shopping to Black Friday or after then. Stop Procrastinating and get that special female someone a gift they will love. I’ve picked four of my favorites that will bound to make at least one of your female friends, mom, girlfriend, etc. very very happy.
As a Sephora VIB Rouge member you get many perks such as free 3-day shipping with no minimum, special deals, and of course invitations to great events! The moment I received an email with the new event, I knew I HAD to go. The event promised some bubbly drinks and a chance to customize your own lip color. Below is the email:
*This is not a sponsored post and I am in no way endorsing this product. This is my honest review and opinion.
While I started of 2014 hoping I would have a little bit more money in my pocket I decided to start the new year off with a big splurge. I went ahead and got myself a Clarisonic Aria. I was never one who was big into skincare as I would just throw some water on my face and head out but now I know I want to take care of my skin while it is still youthful and free of big worries such as wrinkles.
Disclaimer: I am in no way sponsoring Sephora, Too Faced, Godiva, or Baublebar. I am simply recounting the event for your enjoyment.
Hello Spice Girls & Guys! It’s been a busy and hectic week for me as I’ve been interning, running around the city in 97+ degree weather and planning outfits for events left and right. I received an email from Sephora as all VIBs (Very Important Beauty Insiders) do and it was for an event happening on July 18th. I rushed to the phone and reserved my spot for my cousin and I.
The weather yesterday was brutal with real feel temperatures of 100+. So needless to say, I am looking less than cute with sweat pouring down my face and my chunky arms out for the world to see. It’s ok though, I survived.
I decided over the weekend to finally add some color to my nails. I had spent a few weeks going commando on my nails as they were growing brittle and the layers were peeling off. I was pleased to see they were super long and super strong after allowing them to breathe.
I know, I know..I haven’t updated in a while but I’m nearing my end of the semester and this is my last week of classes before Finals so this will probably be my only post for the next two weeks. I’ve been wanting to write this but I had to put it on the back burner.
On the bright side, I am now a VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) at Sephora, which means I spent $350 in a calender year. Yes, even I cringed a little and wondered out loud what I even bought!
In this haul, I bought several things, take a look:
Tokyomilk Dark Lip Elixirs #36 Salted Caramel, Deluxe Sample of Fresh Rose Face Mask, Per-fekt Brow Perfecting Gel in Expresso, Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener, and butter LONDON in Macbeth
TokyoMilk Dark Lip Elixir #36: I only bought this item as I needed to get to the free shipping total and the amount that would give me the VIB status. I didn’t think I would obsess over it and force every one of my friends to smell it. The description was enough to reel me in but the scent was ah-may-zing. I purchased Salted Caramel. If you’ve ever tried the Caramel Frappe’s from McDonald’s then it smells and I would think tastes exactly like it! It leaves my lips soft and gives off a wonderful aroma for the while that your olfactory senses allows it to.
Purchase at Sephora, $7
Tarte EmphasEYES in NUDE:Everyone that knows me can see that I have terrible dark circles under my eyes thanks to a mixture of heredity and a bad habit of staying up too late. I wear concealer, foundation, and the works but I find myself looking exhausted and tired after a long night of cramming or procrastinating (I would like to a say a combination of both). Black liner is pretty and I love it but it does nothing for my dark circles, if anything, it showcases them so to combat the problem I purchased this liner. It’s surprisingly pigmented and you do not need to press hard to get the color to glide on. You glide some on your inner rim and the sides and you look much more awake. It is also great to give your eyebrows some definition and arch if you put some underneath. Love it! A little steep in the price, but from what I see it is well worth it!
Here, I offered a small swatch. I didn’t need to press too hard to get it.
Per-Fekt Brow Perfection Gel in Expresso: I have my eyebrows threaded every two weeks if I have time, if not sometimes I let them get a little unruly, to my despise. To keep my just threaded or reasonable look I use my eyebrow brush to brush the hairs back neatly. I want to fake it as long as I can so that is why I purchase this. It will not only hold the hairs in place but it will let me give them a bolder look without having to reach for an eyebrow pencil. As a Middle Eastern girl, eyebrows give my face a whole different look. It really does matter. The brush is just like a mascara brush and allows you to control just how much you want. It also comes in different shades. Once again, the price is a little steep but I see a little going a long way so once again it is a great product to invest in!
butter LONDON “Macbeth”:I’ve only heard good things about this brand. I’ve always been an Essie or OPI girl thanks to my mother’s great discounts but I wanted to give this brand a shot. Believe me, the $15 price tag nearly killed me as I clicked the purchase button but now while it still hurts, I adore the brand and the colors. The colors are unlike anything I’ve ever seen and you don’t get that strong formaldehyde scent with it either. It goes on smoothly and uniformly. I was unable to take a picture so I will supply you with 2 I found on Polyvore. I hope to buy a few more as treats in the future. For $15, it’s a lot buttt..the color is so pretty!
This was my Sephora Beauty Haul! I have not yet tried the Rose Mask Sample but once I do I will most definitely do a review on it! I’ve always got a few more post ideas lined up but I will get working on them once finals finally end!
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