I love the Sephora VIB sale, but having it so close to the holidays sometimes makes me hesitate to blow so much money on makeup.
I’ve got a teenage daughter, peeps! Do you know how much shit she asks for? Not to mention the 9 year old boys love affair with Lego’s. Why do those damn things cost so much?
Anyways, I can’t resist a sale and quite frankly, my list this year is a nice mix of wants and needs. Also, all my items came from the Mini section, which really does help bring the expenses down.
I mean, let’s be honest. How many times do you find yourself going through an entire full size product? If you are my mother, that would be every time because she only buys foundation like once every 5 years. Me, on the other hand, makeup is literally coming out of everywhere.
So I gave myself a small budget, and saved some of my Ebates and Ibotta savings for this day to help bring down the expense. Hey, every little bit helps!
Let’s start with the Wants:
Natasha Denona Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette- I swatched this palette while I was in Sephora the other day and I fell in love. The shimmers are brilliant and the mattes are super creamy. Yeah, it’s about the size of a stick of gum, but I don’t care. I WANT IT!
Wander Beauty – Wanderess Off Duty Palette – I have been dying to try Wander Beauty, but nothing about their travel friendly products have ever made me fully commit. Of course, put out a warm toned palette in beautiful bronze colors and suddenly I want it all. Such a sucker!
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Mini Trio – I would consider this a half want/half need. I am actually a big fan of their Photo Finish Primer, but I have so many primers already. However, I’ve been wanting to try their primer water for quite some time, so figured this holiday set with its cute as heck packaging, was the way to go.
The Needs. A much smaller list, but these are products that I am actually missing from my collection at this time.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. Actually, in the long run, if you are a fan of this concealer, it’s actually a better deal to buy the full size version at $30 as you get 2.2 oz vs .05 in the mini, but having never tried a Nars concealer, I’m not ready to commit even though it’s always received pretty decent reviews. I’m a tarte Shape Tape Girl, but I’m willing to give this a try.
Farsali Rose Gold Oil – I’m a true believer in this little wonder and use it all the time, although sparingly, as you don’t need more than a few drops at a time. I always buy the mini as it tends to last me in between sales.
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara – I am totally loving the Butter London Double Decker mascara that I got in one of my Boxy charms earlier this year, however, I have gone way past the 3 month recommended expiration and I want to see if there is anything else worth looking into. I figure a mini is a good investment seeing that mascara is one thing you should not hold onto for very long.
What are you guys picking up or have picked up during the sale? Any recommendations? If so, leave them in the comments below.
Till next time, my friends!