I've been on a no-buy for awhile. Believe it or not, I've been trying to focus less on makeup and more on skin care lately. While I was on Sephora to get my Birthday gift from them, I checked out the point perks, and the sales section. Lo and behold, I was pleasantly surprised with all the great things on sale so I indulged. A birthday gift to myself, I suppose.
Philosophy Purely New Beginnings set
Purity made simple Deep-Clean Mask: 120 ml/ 4 fl. oz.
Purity made simple One-Step Facial Cleanser: 473.1 ml/ 16 fl. oz.
Purity made simple Mineral oil-free Cleansing Oil: 174 ml/ 5.8 fl. oz.
I thought this was a ridiculously amazing deal. The retail value of this products together is $85, this set original retailed for $55, and I got it on sale for $38.50 from their website. TOO perfect of a deal for me, considering I was originally going to purchase the 8 fl oz Cleanser anyway because I'm running out. It's been my go-to facial cleanser for the past 2 years. So far I've went through 2 of the 8 ounce bottles. The 16 oz. bottle goes for $36 now, so for essentially $2.50 more you get the mask and cleansing oil.
I was starting to get really bummed out that every time I look up the price of the cleanser I seems to go up a couple dollars. I believe my original 8 ounce was a straight $20 but now it retails for $4 more. Thankfully I'm all set for awhile.
Tarte Strike A Pose Limited-Edition Statement Lash Set
Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara
I've heard brillant things about the Tarte and Shu Uemura lash curlers, but I never wanted to splurge on it. So I've forever dealt with flimsy low end lash curlers. Upon using it, I can definitely tell it is more well made and who wouldn't enjoy the luxurious gold tone of these? My only gripe is that the grips are too smooth and so you can't get a proper grip with them. The free mascara was a great bonus item too. This set was on sale for $13 when I purchased it.
Tarte Glam on the Go
I've never really owned a higher end brush before and I was on the market for a new kabuki brush. the traveling case will come in handy, considering my kabuki brushes are always deformed when I stuff them in my makeup bags.
FREE SAMPLE GALORE:
Gift with purchase over $25:
bareMinerals spf 15 Original Foundation Powder + mini kabuki brush.
Free 3 sample with online purchase:
Dior Diorshow mascara
Laura Mercier foundation primer sample in radiance
Free Beauty Insider Birthday gift:
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Rikugien and Cruella
Sephora is really steppin up their game with this Birthday gifts. First time trying anything from Nars and these are really generous sample sizes.
Beauty Insider 500-point perk:
Mini Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Mini Magic Marc-er Precision Pen Eyeliner
Mini O!Mega ash Volumizing Mascara
Mini LE Marc Lip Creme
I've been stalking the Sephora website for a worthy 500 point perk for AGES and I finally found it. I've never tried Marc Jacobs products because I think they are crazy expensive so it's nice to get to try these out. Big plus on the fact that everything screams to my taste buds: the magenta lipstick and the black eye products.