Haulage! November, Part I

Since November is my birthmonth and it also coincides with Sephora’s fall VIB sale and seemingly worldwide Black Friday sales, I was a very spendy girl this month!

I do have to admit that it’s really nice having extra birthday money to spend when all the sales come out of the woodwork. I’m also coming off a semi-successful low-buy, so I gotta say the shopping was fun!

I’ll just dive right into them. Here are the items that are in my possession. I’ll do a Part II when the rest of the ordered items show up.

I hope you have fun reading this, and that you’ll comment if you’ve tried anything I got! I look forward to checking out others’ hauls (I always love to read them, even though they make my wishlist grow like crazy!). The prices I’ve added are calculated after sales and eBates cashback.

First off, my Shoppers Drug Mart haul from last Saturday! I redeemed 95k Optimum Points for $200 worth of products. I spent $23 on a gift, and the rest was a nice birthday haul:

Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points haulage, November 2015, Elie Saab Le Parfum, Chanel Distinction gloss, Chanel Singulière nail polish
Elie Saab Le Parfum 50 mL edp ($107; this is cheaper at FragranceX, but then I’d have to spend money…), a perfume I’ve lusted over for a year or two, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Distinction ($42), & Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Singulière ($31).

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Sale Alert: Sephora VIB 20% Off Starts Today (And my VIB Order) [November 2015]

Just a reminder that Sephora’s VIB Sale just started today (that’s 20% off from Nov. 13–16, 2015 with the code VIP20). And don’t forget eBates! I got 4% with eBates Canada.

Last Friday, I posted my Sephora wishlist, and here is what I finally ordered tonight. Yes, I stayed up until nearly 3 A.M. EST for the VIB sale. The code actually started working for me at about 2:45. I’m also glad I got in early, because one of the items I ordered—an Ardency Inn eyeshadow duo, and yeah I know I didn’t want to get more eyeshadow!—went out-of-stock almost immediately afterward.

Apart from a few items that I hadn’t 100% decided on (Sephora Formula X Nail Color in Alchemy II, Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood, Dior Vernis in Be Dior), everything I really wanted was in stock.

Here’s the damage (this is all coming from my birthday fund this month, and I kept it under C$100):

Ardency Inn Modster Mānuka Honey Enriched Pigment Duo in Rose Gold & Sunday
ARDENCY INN Modster Mānuka Honey Enriched Pigment Duo in Rose Gold & Sunday.
I’ve had Rose Gold on my wishlist for a long while, so when I saw this full-sized duo for C$33 (that’s C$26.40 after the discount), I snapped it up!
Image: sephora.com

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Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color

Ardency Inn — Sweet Nothing (Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color) Swatch & Review

Ardency Inn describes itself as:

…a new makeup brand deeply rooted in the downtown New York music scene.

Aiming to put the power of makeup artistry in the hands of not only recording artists but also every woman, the brand creates high performance color cosmetics that are quick and easy to use, allowing creativity to run free.

With imagery that captures the edge and free spirit of downtown New York, ARDENCY INN represents a true lifestyle that resonates with music and makeup fans everywhere.

I’m not sure that copy especially resonates with me, but my head was turned by the 70s-vibe of their logo. (On the other hand, the Modster logo looks positively 60s.)

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color

During Sephora’s last VIB sale, I bought their lipstick in a nude shade, mostly because I don’t have many nude lip colors and I’ve kind of been gravitating to them lately.

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So…My Sephora VIB Sale Damage

Sephora VIB Haulage April 2015, Shiseido Eye Color Trio Floracouture, Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick Gracia, Ardency Inn Modster Lip Color Sweet Nothing

And, combined with my recent Illamasqua haul at Hudson’s Bay, that’s me on a low-buy for the next few months! (Hey, what else am I going to get with next month’s Mother’s Day budget?)

  • Ardency Inn MODSTER Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Sweet Nothing
  • Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact in Gracia (66)
  • Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Floracouture (OR316)

Sample Freebies:

  • Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer
  • Kat Von D Lock It Foundation
  • Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat – Radiant Touch

(With this order, I’ve now achieved VIB Status for next year. The shame.)

[Edit @ 12:43pm EST: It’s just shipped! Yay!]