fivezero's Sephora VIB Sale Haulage (November 2017)

Haulage! Sephora VIB Sale (November 2017)

As a VIB member at Sephora, the annual 20% off VIB sale was open to me on Friday, November 10, and I’ve since placed two orders, even though I was trying to limit myself to just the first. This always happens, and I blame November being my birthday month so usually I give myself a little more license to splurge.

Sephora VIB Sale, November 2017

(Look at that fine print! I never realized this but we “clients” are limited to 1 Dyson item and 5 Pat McGrath eyeshadow palettes per transaction; Canadians are also limited to 3 Fresh, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior items per transaction.)

Of course, for the last couple of months, I’ve been anticipating this sale. I’ve been chucking things in and out of my shopping cart (it helps that I don’t bother to consider brands I can get at Shoppers Drug Mart / beautyBOUTIQUE, like Urban Decay, Dior, Estée Lauder, Smashbox, and Clarins).

Here’s the list of stuff I hauled, the freebies, and the stuff I wanted to haul but didn’t!

Once again, I bought more lipstick (granted, they were all marked down before the 20% discount) even though I need ’em like I need a hole in the head.

Stuff I Hauled

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette [C$59]
I’ve loved the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette that I got during last November’s VIB sale! It was a no-brainer to get the Sweet Peach palette this year.

Nails Inc. Sparkle Like a Unicorn Set with Nail Polish, Sheet Mask, Lipstick
Nails Inc. Sparkle Like a Unicorn Set: Illuminating Sheet Mask, Mini Nail Polishes (2 × 5 mL) in Unicorn VibesUnicorn Dot Com, Lip Trippin’ Iridescent Strobe Lipstick in Unicorn Tribe [C$21]
I already picked up the previous Sparkle Like a Unicorn set, so obviously I had to get this one, too. It comes with a lipstick and a sheet mask! I’ve never tried any non-nail polish things from Nails Inc., so this will be interesting.

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Deborah Lippmann Star Power Fall 2017 collection (Gel Lab Pro)

New Releases: Deborah Lippmann — Star Power & Lady In Red (Fall 2017)

 

Collection: Deborah Lippmann 2017 Fall, Star Power & Lady In Red

Deborah Lippmann has released a new collection of Gel Lab Pro nail polishes for Fall 2017.

Statement shades for your inner starlet.

This collection stuns with flashes of chrome and scintillating shimmer, saturated plums and powdery rose.

Star Power consists of five shades:


WOW
pure silver chrome

Sweet Emotion
full coverage vintage rose crème

Venus In Furs
full coverage deep berry crème

Waking Up In Vegas
full coverage warm greige crème

Purple Haze
full coverage true purple crème

Also available is Lady In Red, a set of six new shades of red in deluxe 8 mL sizes of Nail Color: Little Red Corvette, Better Off Red, Chasing Rubies, Red Blooded Woman, Red Red Wine, and Crimson and Clover. The retail price is $36.
Deborah Lippmann Lady In Red 6-pc set

[Images via deborahlippmann.com]

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Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro retails for US$20. Nail Color retails for $18.

fivezero's Sephora haulage, VIB Sale (April 2017)

Haulage! Sephora VIB Sale: Unboxing (April 2017)

My Sephora VIB Sale orders arrived earlier this week, and I’ve only just had a chance to open them up and have a look.

I placed two orders online (for reasons I talked about in my initial post) and here is what I got:

  • Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Stargasm
  • DECIEM Niod Sanskrit Saponins
  • Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Nail Colour in Lilac Belt
  • Make Up For Ever Metal Palette ($16)
  • Stellar Infinite Lipstick in Dark Matter 04
  • tarte Tarteist Pro Custom Magnetic Palette in Wild Animal

Free samples:

  • Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream (sample)
  • Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream (sample)
  • Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream (sample)
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Rain Day (sample)
  • First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer (sample)
  • Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon (sample)

I turned the NIOD tube backward in the group shot, haha! Oops.

Here it is facing forward:

DECIEM NIOD Sanskrit Saponins

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Haulage! Sephora VIB Sale (April 2017)

Sephora’s annual spring sale started yesterday for VIB Rouge members, and the VIB sale starts today! I’m VIB so I just did my shopping. Everyone else (Beauty Insiders) can get 10% off starting tomorrow.

The sale runs from April 18 through 24, 2017.

VIB ROUGE (April 18–24)
15% off with the code: ROUGESPRING

VIB (April 19–24)
15% off with the code VIBSPRING

Beauty Insider (April 20–24)
10% off with the code BISPRING

My total order was over $100, so I split up my order into two $50+ orders so I could get twice the samples (you get 3 per order) and still receive free shipping in Canada. I waited a few hours in between the orders so that Sephora refreshed the samples and I could find three more I wanted.

Unfortunately, there weren’t any Rewards I wanted to redeem my Sephora Points for.

Here’s what I ended up getting (prices are in CA$ and are pre-15% off discount):

Order 1

Yeah, I couldn’t resist another lipstick!

  • Make Up For Ever Metal Palette ($16)
  • Stellar Infinite Lipstick in Dark Matter 04
  • tarte Tarteist Pro Custom Magnetic Palette in Wild Animal
  • Derek Lam 10 Crosby Rain Day (sample)
  • First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer (sample)
  • Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon (sample)

Order 2

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New Release: Deborah Lippmann — Cool In the Summer (Summer 2017)

Collection: Deborah Lippmann 2017 Summer, Cool In the Summer

Deborah Lippmann has released a new collection of Gel Lab Pro nail polishes for Summer 2017.

Inspired by the modern jetsetter’s wanderlust and the pulsating energy found at exotic locations around the globe… This collection features psychedelic and vivid new shades.

A compelling combination of clashing colors for an exciting, fearless vibe.

Cool In the Summer consists of four shades:

  • Hot Child In the City (full coverage bright orange creme)
  • Shut Up and Dance (full coverage poppy pink creme)
  • I’m Too Sexy (full coverage sandy nude creme)
  • Stargasm (full coverage rose gold shimmer)

Hot Child In the City, Shut Up and Dance

I’m Too Sexy, Stargasm

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Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro retails for US$20. The set of four shades is available for $64, as well.

Happy shopping!

Demi Lovato, “Cool For the Summer” (2015):

New Release: Deborah Lippmann — Message In a Bottle (Spring 2017)

Collection: Deborah Lippmann 2017 Spring, Message In a Bottle

Deborah Lippmann has released a new collection of Gel Lab Pro nail polishes.

Message In a Bottle consists of four shades:

  • Message In a Bottle (sheer holographic mauve shimmer)
  • Beachin’ (taupe brown crème)
  • Cake By the Ocean (baby pink crème)
  • Sea of Love (misty blue crème)
Deborah Lippmann Message In a Bottle collection (Spring 2017)
Deborah Lippmann Message In a Bottle collection (Spring 2017)

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro retails for US$20. The set of four shades is available for $64, as well.

Happy shopping!

The Police, “Message In a Bottle” (1979):

[Images: deborahlippmann.com]

Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Glamorous Life, swatch

Throwback Thursday! Deborah Lippmann — Glamorous Life (Nail Color) Swatch & Review

Brand: Deborah Lippmann

I don’t know exactly when this shade was released, but a quick Google tells me that the earliest online reviews are from 2011, and that Deborah Lippmann spent ages trying to get a nail polish to match a rose gold Rolex watch. That is exactly the kind of dedication I like in my nail polish brands!

Rolex Day-Date watch in Everrose Gold
Rolex Day-Date in Everrose Gold
Image: rolex.com

As a result, Glamorous Life—pity she didn’t go with a horologically-inspired name—is less of a pink rose gold and more of a classic jewelry rose gold. It’s not basically pink (see The Semiotics of “Rose Gold”), but a regular yellow gold that’s been slightly warmed up with the addition of some copper, making it less brassy and more bashful.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Glamorous Life
Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Glamorous Life

It’s weird when I Google for images of this polish, because a few of them look quite blush pink, and the others look more like mine, a soft gold, or maybe a touch copper. It could be that the color has changed over the years, but I don’t really remember this bottle looking especially pink when I got it, either. It also looks gold in the photos by a couple of bloggers who swatched back in 2011/12, so maybe I’ll just chalk it all up to lighting differences. I can’t see my bottle looking very pink under any lights, though. Batch inconsistencies could be a culprit, too.

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