Ohhh-kay. Way too much haulage this month, so I really have to slow down!
I’m gonna blame the lovely Ingrid of Curly.Spring.Blossom for half of my haul, and…um, my lack of self-control my love of lipstick for the second half. And my love of a deal for the whole damn haul.
I am not normally a huge consumer of Urban Decay products, though I did have mad love for their awesome nail polish and lipstick shades back in their earlier days. YES, I wore Bruise lipstick—the version that was purple and green and frosty! (Sadly, they’ve let their nail polish division slip by the wayside…probably ever since they started changing hands among various corporations; they’re now L’Oréal-owned.) But, recently they’ve been working on collaborations with popstar Gwen Stefani, whom I’ve long admired, and it wasn’t a hard sell when Ingrid told me that Sephora was running a sale on some of the UD × Gwen Stefani collection. This was right after the Sephora VIB sale, too, in which I didn’t partake, so I somehow felt it was all right for me to splurge a little!
The first part of my haul was from Sephora (Canada), and the second half was from Urban Decay (Canada)—huge rave for them, by the way. The order came super-fast and with three great samples!
What I Got from Sephora (Canada)
[free shipping, 4% ebates.ca cashback]
Urban Decay × Gwen Stefani Blush Palette (MSRP CAD$60, on sale for CA$40)
The six shades are Cherry, Easy, Angel, Lo-Fi, Hush, and QC. Gwen Stefani reportedly had input on the package design, too. It’s beautiful! My only quibble is that the raised metal plate on the cover has sharpish edges. Oww. But I’m a little klutzy.
Urban Decay × Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Rock Steady (MSRP CAD$21, on sale for CA$14)
The online swatch looked lighter, so I was delighted to see that Rock Steady appears darker in the tube. Ooooh what a pretty vampy red!
Sephora Points Extra: Marc Jacobs Highliner Eye Crayon in Blacquer (deluxe sample)
I probably shouldn’t have spent the 100 pts on this, since I realized later that this is also part of the free 2016 Sephora birthday gift, if you choose the Marc Jacobs gift over the Fresh gift, which is totally what I was going to do. Well, I hope I love it so I don’t mind receiving a second one.
Sephora Free Sample: Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid in Awakened (deluxe sample)
LOVE the packaging!
Sephora Free Sample: Fresh Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy (sample)
Sephora Free Sample: Ren Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial (sample)
Sephora Free Sample: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum (sample)
I know this scent is über-popular, but for whatever reason, I’ve never really tried it on myself!
What I Got from Urban Decay (Canada)
[free shipping, 4% urbandecay.ca cashback]
Earlier this week, I got an email from Urban Decay (Canada) advertising a lipstick sale. Sigh. The Revolution lipsticks were all going for CAD$13. In a country where drugstore lipsticks like now retail from CAD$10-$14, this was quite a deal!
Revolution Lipstick in Protest (MSRP CAD$26, on sale for CAD$13)
Revolution Lipstick in Strip (MSRP CAD$26, on sale for CAD$13)
Matte Revolution Lipstick in Carnal (MSRP CAD$26, on sale for CAD$13)
Matte Revolution Lipstick in Temper (MSRP CAD$26, on sale for CAD$13)
Urban Decay Free Sample: Eyeshadow in Fireball (sample)
This is an awesome 0.85g (full-sized shadows are 1.5g) eyeshadow sample that comes in a little metal pan! I don’t know where I can put it, but I’m sure I’ll figure something out. The shade, Fireball, is stunning: an iridescent, deep peachy rose.
Urban Decay Free Sample: Eyeshadow Primer Potion (sample)
Urban Decay Free Sample: Perversion Mascara (sample)
What are your favorite UD products? The other full-sized items I have from them in recent years are the Naked Palette, Afterglow Blush in Rapture, and a few of the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in Corrupt, Voodoo, and Zero.