Sunday, April 7, 2013

Post Spending Ban Sephora Haul!

As most of you probably know, I started my three month spending ban January 1st, which ran until April 1st. I think I did very well until the last few weeks. I bought quite a few beauty products from Walgreen's, Ulta and Walmart but I still didn't spend a ton of money because I had coupons and things were on sale. I'm glad I was able to hold out from purchasing anything from Sephora for that long, but holy schmoly was it hard! Anyways, once I was finished work on April 1st, I came home and placed a Sephora order because I had two gift cards to use up and I wanted to show you guys what I got! 

The first thing I got is the Kat Von D Lock N' Load Makeup Setting Mist. I have about a third of the Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray left so I wanted to get another setting spray to try out. I like the Urban Decay one but this one was a few bucks cheaper. I like Kat Von D's eyeshadow palettes, but have never tried this particular product before, so I'm hoping I like it!

The next thing I got is the Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub. Ole Henriksen products are so amazing, but pretty expensive. Since I had a gift card I figured I'd give this scrub a try. I'm trying to get my skin in really good shape before my wedding in September, so I'm hoping this helps me out a bit.

Then I got the Soap & Glory A Great Kisser Lip Moisture Balm. I'm really excited to try this because I love Soap & Glory products, but I honestly don't think I've mentioned any on my blog before! Their skincare is nice and I have yet to try that hand cream of theirs that everyone and their mother raves about. This lip balm will probably be what I'll use at night before bed.

Now these next products I used points for, aside from the blue First Aid Beauty box. That's a deluxe sample of their Dual Repair Face Cream where you just had to input a code to receive. The main thing I'm excited for here is the Ole Henriksen Trans4mational Skincare set. This was a 500 point perk and I was so happy it was still there when I placed my order because I had my eye on this set for ages. This is a good little set for travel or if you want to test out this brand's products. The Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Lotion was a 100 point perk and I just wanted to try it out and see how my skin likes it. I'm 24 so I should start thinking about some anti-aging products for my skin, because I don't want wrinkles!

These last few things are the sample packets they always send you with online orders. Not sure if you guys are interested in seeing what samples I got, but I figured I'd show them anyways. I got two Fresh samples, one was the Soy Face Cleanser and the second one was the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream. I hear good things about this brand but I know the products are really expensive so when Sephora has Fresh samples, I try and snag them. The next sample is First Aid Beauty's Face Cleanser. I haven't tried this before but I heard it can sting the eyes, so I'll try it and see what happens. The last sample is Philosophy Full of Promise face cream. Again, this is anti-aging and seems really moisturizing, so I'll probably try it out at night when I don't care about being greasy. 

Well that's everything! I'm super happy with my purchase and can't wait to try everything out! I'm also really happy that I had $60 worth of gift cards to use so I only had to spend a few bucks of my own money. I'll probably be doing a little more Sephora shopping soon!

Have you tried any of these products? If so, what do you think?


  1. If possible, please review the face scrub. I love a good exfoliator. :-) I have a sephora / high end haul coming up soon. I just posted a drug store haul and swatches! I enjoy reading haul posts, gives me new ideas.

    1. I will definitely do a review! Thanks for commenting :)

  2. Looks like you got some great things! I haven't been to Sephora in a while, but it might be in my near future. I need some new products!

    1. I'm very happy with what I got! I just went to Sephora yesterday and got more stuff...


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