I’ve never tried too much from Fresh—really, just the occasional samples I receive from Sephora. I’ve really liked some things (Soy Face Cleanser, Sugar Lip Treatment) and I’m decidedly “meh” on others (Seaberry Face Oil, their perfumes), and I’ve never actually ponied up for any full-sized Fresh product because, let’s face it, it’s really overpriced stuff. The only thing I would consider buying is the Soy Face Cleanser, but on the other hand, it’s pretty common to get a deluxe sample of it from Sephora, so I haven’t needed to.
The Rose Face Mask is yet another example of an overpriced Fresh product I received from Sephora last year. I got a 15 mL sample tub of it last year in November as part of my Sephora birthday gift, and I’ve been using it here and there over the last few months.
Rose Face Mask hydrates and tones the complexion to restore radiance and suppleness to all skin types. The unique, cooling gel formula is infused with real rose petals that literally melt into the skin.
The ingredients include a number of naturally-derived extracts: rose petals, rose water, sea water, cucumber extract, chamomile oil, camellia leaf extract, red algae extract, rose oil, aloe extract, rooibos leaf extract, yeast extract. It also contains hyaluronic acid and caramel, presumably for color.
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):
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)
Time for annual Sephora haulage! It’s hard to pass up 20% off, even when I haven’t been shopping much at Sephora all year.
Ugh, you know it’s winter when everyone starts getting sick! My husband started feeling a little under the weather yesterday, and this morning poor Peanut started feeling badly, too. A couple of barf-ups later, he’s much better—I have a sinking feeling it’s a norovirus-kind of bug. We all got hit with it around December last year, and I hate it. I remember hugging the toilet half the night, yet not actually barfing. I hope I don’t come down with it again (if I do, it’ll probably be tonight! Joy!) and especially that our little infant Olive doesn’t get affected.
Anyway, on to the fun stuff. (Cleaning up barf? Not fun.) I posted my first order here; also, just before the sale ended, I snuck in one extra order! Here are all the goodies from both orders:
Deborah Lippmann Her Majesty Gel Lab Pro Set (8 color polishes + Hard Rock base & top coat)
Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder in Translucent
Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses Noir
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick in C406
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in Sally
Nails Inc. Superfood Nail Fuel Collection (4 color polishes + NailKale Superfood Base Coat)
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Pro Essential Brush Stash
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser & Rose Face Mask (Sephora Birthday 2016 deluxe samples)
Versace Bright Crystal EDT (sample) — they didn’t send this! 😦
Versace Eros Pour Femme EDP (sample)
And with this haul, I am VIB for 2017, as well.
I actually still have a couple Deborah Lippmann sets to go through from previous years (yes, not one but two). I promise to go through them SOON! Aaaack. Also, super excited to try the new Gel Lab Pro line in this set.
As I’m VIB at Sephora this year, I finally got to place my order with the 20% off 20VIB code today!
I haven’t spent much at Sephora this year, and it was a bit of a struggle to try to get VIB for next year. Part of me wonders if I should have bothered, but Sephora’s semi-annual sale coincides with my birthday month and it gets so tempting to splurge!
Here’s what I ordered (with 4% ebates cashback, as well):
I chose the Fresh skincare birthday gift instead of the Marc Jacobs makeup gift, since I already have the eyeliner in the Marc Jacobs set. The lipstick would have been nice to have, but it’s just a red, and I have enough of those!Read More »
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-controlmy 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!