Hi guys! So in my last haul post I mentioned that my Sephora order helped me renew my VIB status through 2015. When your status gets renewed, you typically get a 10% off code to use in-store or online. I somehow was able to do both so when my husband and I went out for his birthday dinner, we stopped into Sephora. Also, I found out when I was there that depending on what status you are, you got extra points! Being a VIB I got 3X points, so I was a very happy girl! A couple days later I made an online order and was still able to use the 10% off code, plus 3X the points! Most of what I bought I'd wanted to try for ages, and one item I got because it looked nice, so lets see what I got!
The first product I bought is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in the color Fair Honey. Now I had heard about this because of EssieButton on YouTube. She raved about it in a review she did so ever since then I really wanted to try it. I'm usually a big fan of the powder/mineral foundations so I'm definitely excited to try this. The only thing I'm worried about is the color. I did get the lightest shade and I did test it out on my jawline in the store, but I'm hoping it's not going to be too yellow for me. The box says it's for fair skin with peach undertones. The next color up was definitely too yellow, but I'll give this a go and hopefully it works!
The next product is the one I thought looked nice and it's the Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil. I wanted to try out a beauty oil but with my oily skin I was always worried it would just make it more greasy. They had a whole display of different oils and what skin types they were good for. This Boscia one said it's good for oily skin, so I went with it. This was a pricey bugger at $46, but with the 10% off and the extra points, I thought I'd give it a try.
The last product I bought in store is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in the color Trooper. I've heard pretty much everyone and their mother rave about this liquid liner, and while I still consider myself a newbie with liquid/gel liner, this looked easy enough to control and (hopefully) not mess up. I'm really excited to try this!
When I was checking out the girl showed me all the point perks available, and when she brought out this Hourglass set, I almost died. I've never tried anything from Hourglass before, even though I think I have some samples of their primer, but I'm getting the itch to try some. This was a whopping 500 points, but I got close to 300 points on this purchase alone, so it didn't really matter. This set comes with a foundation sample card, their Veil Mineral Primer, which is what I think I have samples of, a Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara sample, a Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in the color Grace, and their Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in the color Icon. I'm really happy to get a chance to try out some of their products now that I have this little set!
Now we have my online order. When I bought the Tarte foundation above, I did see the Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush in store as well, but I wasn't sure if I wanted it or not. I do have a kabuki brush that I bought from The Body Shop years ago that I love with powder foundations, and thought maybe it would be okay. I ended up purchasing this because compared to my kabuki brush, this one has such shorts bristles and they're so tightly packed, so I have a feeling it will be easier buffing the foundation into my skin. I definitely want to try this brush with my bareMinerals foundation as well and see how it works.
After I used my points on the Hourglass set, I really got an even bigger itch to try out more products. I consider this my first "luxury" product, as weird as it sounds. I ended up with the Ambient Lighting Blush in the color Ethereal Glow, and my oh my, how I love this! I haven't swatched it or anything yet because I wanted it to look all nice for these pictures, but I'm dying to try it now. I'm super duper pale, even in the Summer, so I thought this color would be good for me. The one I got though seems to have alot more of the really light shade, so I definitely am curious to see how this looks on the cheeks.
What do you think of any of these products? Is there anything you've hauled recently that you're excited about?