Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sephora Haul

Yes, you read correctly, another haul. I am sure you are all bored to tears by my hauls and are considering recommending I go for treatment for a shopping addiction, but let me explain. While I do love to shop (guilty as charged) most of the year I am pretty controlled. However, I'm a big birthday girl. I love birthday's, regardless if it's my birthday, a friend's, a family member, my dog etc. So every April I allow myself to just indulge a bit (or a lot)...buy the things I really want...live a little and not worry so much about the bottom line. This will definitely be my last haul for awhile, but I like reading haul posts and hopefully you do too.



1. Sugar Lip Treatement Duo by Fresh - This is actually the birthday gift that Sephora gives its members for their birthday. I have had a Sephora card for years, but have never taken advantage of this free little gift. The two products you get are rather small, but they are great for throwing in a purse since they are so tiny. They are also super moisturizing. One of them is clear and one is a lightly tinted red colour. Even though they feel a bit flimsy (wouldn't want to wind them too far up when applying since they feel like they may snap) I love both of these and may consider repurchasing when they are finished.

2. Sephora Mattifying Powder - While I know this is not always the case, I have found the employee's at Sephora to always be so helpful. I never feel like I am an inconvenience or am bugging them. The girl working there was so lovely with helping me find my perfect shade which was great because I ended up with a shade I wouldn't have picked if she hadn't tried a few on my skin. This powder gives light to medium coverage and while the mattifying is not dramatic, it does help my oily skin.

3. Cover FX Primer - This was a product I received because I had 100 Sephora points. Since I only shop at Sephora 2-3 times a year, I always cash in my points whenever I go. I got this product not realizing how many primers I now have.... I have at least 6. Maybe a comparison/review series is in order?

4. Smashbox Primer Colour Corrector  - The last time I was at Sephora I was looking for a good primer (back then I didn't own a primer.. how I went from that to 6 is beyond me!). The rep from Smashbox was helping me and we were torn between this primer and the light clear one I ended up getting last time. My second biggest problem with my skin, other then it being oily, is the redness I get naturally all over my face. I picked up a small size of this primer to see if it would help with the redness. I can't say I see a difference however. I probably will not repurchase this again.

5. Korres Pomegranate Primer and Treatment - This was a product I added since it was the perfect price to get free shipping from Sephora's Canadian site. Does anyone else do this? Honestly, it took me days on the new website to get my order through since they were having major technical difficulties, so by the time it actually worked I just picked the closet item to $19 I could find. I was definitely interested in it though, even though it was an impulse purchase, because it claims to be mattifying and we all know I definitely need that. I think I am liking the treatment more then the primer, but I definitely need more time to see.

6. Tarte Amazonian Blush in Blissful - I always gaze longingly at the Tarte blushes in Sephora, but never pick one up. This is a beautiful peachy pink colour, with a hint of shimmer, which really just comes across as a glow on the face. I love the pigmentation and the lasting power of this blush. I have worn this every day since I got it..instant favourite! I would definitely recommend the Tarte blushes, they are amazing and worth the splurge.

7. Korres Lipgloss in Natural Purple - I had seen great reviews on this line of lip glosses and decided to splurge on it. This totally goes against an earlier post where I said I didn't see the point in splurging on lip gloss, and I guess $20 is splurging, but I love the feel of this gloss. I actually thought I had picked up a different colour then this, but I am happy with this colour. It is actually very close to my natural lip colour, perfect for the MLBB look.

8. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion - I have never owned higher-end eye liner. Usually, I buy from NYC or NYX for my pencil eye liner. This product is magic though, it glides on so nicely and stays all day. I am determined to find a dupe however, over $20 for an eye pencil just breaks my heart, and can only be justified in the month of April!

I promise promise promise this is my last haul for awhile :)

Hope you enjoyed this post!

xo Kathryn

30 comments:

  1. I love reading about hauls! I sort of feel like I'm shopping too ;-) You chose some great products! I ONLY go to Sephora to get my birthday gift, but unfortunately it's in July so we'll see what the gift is then!

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    1. I love hauls too.. it always gives me great ideas for my next shopping trip :) You will have to let me know if they switch up the gift I know it use to be shower gel before the lip balms :)
      xo

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  2. Great haul! You need to try the Milani Liquif'eye pencils ! You can get them at some Walmart locations or Well.ca :) I swear they're actually perfect dupes for 24/7s....just not very many colours

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    1. Perfect!! Thank you for telling me so I didn't have to do trial and error to find it! As long as they have black and brown I'm happy :)

      xo

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  3. Nice haul and yes I love reading about them. I've never set foot in a Sephora. *blush*

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    1. Aw really! Like I said I don't go often the nearest one is 45 min away. Where do you usually shop? :)

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  4. I love haul posts... Please dont stop.lol.
    Great haul.

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    1. Thanks hun! Haha I wish I never had to stop!

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  5. Oooh I'm excited to go get my Sephora bday gift next month :)

    Happy early birthday (I'm assuming it's soon!)!!

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    1. Ohh I wonder if it will still be the same for you! You will have to let me know! And my birthday was actually the beginning of April but thank you hun for the happy birthday :)

      xo

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  6. oh how I adore Sephora! It's like a play ground for beauty bloggers! I agree with you on the 'free shipping' thing- why would I PAY for shipping if I could just buy more stuff and get free shipping? It makes logical sense to me :) It sucks that the USA only has to spend 50 to get free shipping from Sephora but we have to spend 75 though :(

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    1. It is like a play ground.. sometimes I just browse the site even when I'm not going to buy anything. The US always gets better deals on shipping:( totally unfair!

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  7. Great haul!
    Love Urban Decay 24/7! xx

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    1. Thanks hun I agree it is amazing.. sooo smooth! xo

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  8. I love Sephora!
    I also got the mini lip duo for my birthday! I quite like them, though not sure if I would repurchase just because they are 22$ and it is only a balm.
    I got a tarte blush as well! I was going to get blissful, but got dollface instead. I'm tempted to go and get that one too. :)

    I was also excited to get some discounted stuff at Sephora and sadly, for us Canadians, the sales don't apply? :( Oh well!

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    1. Oh wow I didn't know they were that much... I must have been looking at the wrong product ..$22 is totally expensive! Ohh do you like dollface?.. I'm in love with their blushes I need more. That's true that sale didn't apply I was confused... why do Canadians miss out on all the good deals :(

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  9. Those tarte blushes look absolutely amazing!!!

    I love the Urban Decay pencils, i got a little mini set once wiht a bunch of different colours and they are so smooth to apply.. love reading your hauls!!!


    xxxx

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    1. They are amazing I would totally recommend.. not the cheapest things but a nice little treat. Thanks for the kind comments as always hun

      xo

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  10. I haven't gone to Sephora for my birthday - but you've inspired me! It's in June anyway, so I will make a little list of what I want next month :) Loved looking through your stash of fun products!

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    1. Thanks hun! you definitely should go if you go in store you don't even have to buy anything they will just give you the gift... clearly I bought things anyways haha Looking forward to a birthday haul from you :)

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  11. Love all the goodies you got! I love not only indulging for my birthday but for my friend`s as well..I go crazy:) I am so happy I found your blog, I am your newest subscriber.

    If you have a chance stop by my blog you`ve been tagged by me to do the Get to know me tag

    http://beautyblogsandmore.blogspot.ca/2012/05/get-to-know-me.html

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    1. I am glad I'm not the only one :) you've made me feel better about my love for birthday's :) Thanks for subscribing hun will go check out your blog and your tag:)

      xo

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  12. All this looks so great! I've wanted to try a lot of these things myself. (:

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    1. Aw thanks hun. You will definitely see my opinions on them soon :)
      xo

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  13. I always wanted to try the Tarte Amazonian Blush. I think you talked me into finally doing it!

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    1. Sorry for being a bad influence on your wallet!! I think you will love it though definitely worth the price :)

      xo

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  14. I want to try the Korres primer/treatment (I am in love with their lip butters)! x

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    1. Ohh haven't tried the lip butters yet! I think I have seen them at Shopper's Drug Mart though will have to pick some up:)

      xo

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