Calling all VIB’s : Sephora’s VIB Sale!

VIB SALE FROM NOVEMBER 11TH – NOVEMBER 14TH 20% OFF IN STORE AND ONLINE!

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This was dangerous news given to a girl who needs a chaperon while shopping in Sephora. Simply because I become a kid in a candy store and suddenly want everything.. I quickly go from ok here is my list and these are the only products I need to… Well… the bratty girl from Willy Wonka..

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Ah, it happens to the best of us ladies. But we must stay strong! Or at least try to… We know Sephora will still love us if we walk away from a majority of the products we are lusting after. Which brings me to the theme of this post.. Items I purchase vs. Items I am lusting for.. Let’s begin shall we?

Face

Moisturizer:

I have very dry skin, having a good moisturizer is key. And I have searched high and low for the perfect moisturizer for my skin type.

What I used to use…

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First Aid Ultra Repair Cream : When I first began my research I originally discovered an amazing and highly reviewed moisturizer. I saw that Sephora carried it and hurried to my local Sephora.. only to find out they do not carry it in stores. Since my skin was flaking terribly I needed something in the interim. A sale associate suggested this moisturizer since it was similar to the brand I was lusting after. I gave it a whirl, but ultimately.. it was not for me. I didn’t like the way it made my skin feel nor did it moisturize my skin. So I quickly abandoned this for what I currently use.

What I use…

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CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion : This product WORKS. I got the entire dry/combination set (all 3 steps) and I couldn’t be happier with how my skin turned out. I use this product every few days, since my skin is very sensitive I don’t want to over use the products and have a reaction on my face. The downside about this product is that it is best used with all 3 steps. When you run out of Step 1 and you have a HUGE bottle of step 2 (toner) and plenty of moisturizer, you can immediately notice the difference… which brings me to the original product I had been searching for…

What I lust for…

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EmbryolisseLait-Crème Concentré : This is THE PRODUCT I was speaking about earlier. I cannot believe the reviews, the amazing reviews on this product. Clinque made me forget about this product for awhile but now I think its time to make the little splurge.

Primer:

A good primer is where every gal needs to begin. Personally, I have very dry skin so it is important that I have a good base down before putting my foundation and concealer on.. I don’t want my make-up caking up or becoming flakey.

What I use…

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Make-Up Forever HD Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer : This has definitely become a go-to product I use before applying ANY make-up to my face. Since I have such dry skin this gives me a nice hydrating base.

What I lust for…

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Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist : I first discovered this from none other than Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist Mario. THANK YOU! When I first heard about it this wasn’t available in stores just yet, that’s how early I found out about it – if you can’t tell I tend to be ahead of the curve in finding products, I just happen to stumble upon these things… any way, I had to find something else in the mean time which is why I’ve stuck with the Make-up Forever primer. However, when I got my make-up done for Halloween at Sephora, she used this product and I felt the difference. If I’m going to splurge on something, this would definitely be it.

Foundation:

What I use…

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Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation : Over the summer I discovered this product through Jaclyn Hill’s youtube videos. She also has dry skin so I trust her when it comes to these product reviews… what’s so great about this foundation you ask? Well it works for ALL SKIN TYPES. I REPEAT. ALL. SKIN. TYPES. Dry? its great. Oily? Still works. Combination? Hell yes! I couldn’t believe it… So I went for a sample. Less than a week later I returned to purchase the product. I’ve used Josie Maran products before, particularly her oil. Sometimes I would mix it with my previous foundation and other times I would use it for spot treatment. This product is amazing!

What I lust for… The same product.. just for my casper winter face. So long summer tan, it was nice knowing you!

Concealer:

What I use & lust for…

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer : Jaclyn Hill. If you can’t tell I’m a fan/subscriber/follower of hers, well now you do. To quote our favorite show, Friends, she really meant it when she sings “I’ll be there for yoooouuu” Because the girl is ON POINT. I previously used a Bare Minerals concealer (which I will discuss below). But this concealer just takes the cake. Its such a potent concealer. I never need to use a ton of it because just a small amount of the product gives me such full coverage. Somehow I got this early in the summer before I had a tan, which is probably why I used it sparingly.. and I used this instead..

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Bare minerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener : For a long while this was my ride or die concealer. Perfect amount of coverage and just enough to brighten my eyes. I LOVED it. And I still do. Because of the color I use (Luminous 1 – fair/pink) it compliments my skin tone. I have a bit of an undertone of pink.. and little bit of yellow but mostly pink. So this color is perfect for my fair winter looks.

Bronzer:

What I use…

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Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer : This has become my ride or die bronzer. It has nothing to do with the fact that it smells like chocolate. Ok, it has everything to do the with the fact that it smells like chocolate. When I became sick of my face being so damn shimmery from the MAC shimmery bronzer I had been using and the MAC matte orange bronzer that was making me look like an oompa loompa, I turned to Sephora for a better product. And they graced me with this. I use the medium chocolate shade which works for me year round. Keeping a light hand with the contouring in the winter and a heavier hand for the summer.

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Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder: When I first purchased the Too Faced bronzer, I also purchased this. A girl needs options. The color I use is the Golden Light shade which works better for me during the summer time and the transition from summer to fall. Depending on the look I am going for I will pick this bronzer over the too-face.

What I lust for…

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Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer: Every girl has used this bronzer, Kim Kardashian and even my best friend.. I have even purchased it for her but for whatever reason never myself! It seems to be the magical bronzer in the Sephora home and I am dying to try it!

Blush:

What I use…

Ok so I only have 2 blushes and they are both from MAC. Its time to expand..

What I lust for…

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NARS Blush – Orgasm: This blush has been a super popular blush color for the longest time. For whatever reason I just never picked it up while at Sephora. It is pretty easy to get side tracked in that store. Anyway, if I had to expand on a blush.. It would be this one..

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TARTE Tarteist Contour Palette: I only learned of this palette when I got my make-up done for Halloween. Briana said it was her jam. And she’s right, it is really awesome. I get everything in one if I buy this product, a bronzer, highlighter and blush. Perfect combo.

Highlighter:

What I use…

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BECCA Cosmetics Champagne Pop: if it weren’t for Jaclyn Hill I would have never thought to purchase a highlighter. At the time I was using the Bare Minierals stroke of light so who needed a highlighter. WRONG.

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This is perfection for my pale casper skin tone and I use it year round. This is also the only highlighter that I even own. Time to expand don’t you think?

What I lust for…

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Bobbi Brown Highlighter Powder: Once again this was brought to my attention for Halloween. She mixed a few highlighters together and I really loved this rosey tone. As I’ve mentioned I have a pink undertone so I like having this accented.

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Milk Makeup Highlighter: I discovered this on instagram scrolling through god knows how long on what page. But I did find it intriguing and have always wanted to try it. Plus at its price point I feel as if its worth the gamble don’t you think?

Eyes

Liner:

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I love a perfect cat eye. Sometimes it is a struggle to achieve that look, so I settle for a smokey eye to cover up the disaster that was once a cat eye.

What I use…

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: These eyeliners are my RIDE OR DIE. Since high school I have been using this brand. It never fades and is such a potent product. I can go on for days about this but I won’t.. we have much more to discuss..

What I lust for…

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner: Now I did mention how I love a perfect cat eye. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different types of liners to see if I can really get the hang of the perfect wing. And now. I’m ready for the splurge product. After consulting a fellow winged-liner specialist (my cousin in law’s sister), she confirmed what I already knew. That this was THE LINER to get.

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PREACH IT GIRL

Eye Shadow:

Now I have 4 Urban Decay Naked Palettes. All but the smokey. I love them. I truly truly do. The shadows are AMAZING. Except the fall out but no one is perfect. But we all need options and I needed to expand, so I did.

What I use…

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BECCA Ombre Rouge Eye Palette: This was a birthday gift and lately I just ADORE IT. Jaclyn Hill raved about this last winter and I actually recommended it as a Christmas gift. For whatever reason I never purchased it myself, and I’m slightly regretting that because all of the awesomeness I was missing out on! UGH! such a sin! I love and adore all of these colors and it has become my go to every day palette.

What I lust for…

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario: Currently this is out of stock. BUT I WILL BE PATIENT. Mario is Kim Kardashian’s make up artist and anything that he raves about I know is an amazing product. If I were to purchase another palette, it would definitely be this one. Sephora website, I WILL BE STALKING YOU.

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Is it back in stock yet??

Mascara/Lashes:

Drug Store. It is what I have always used and I STILL use these. Back in college I got the Dior mascara because you know “every girl had one so I just had to have one too” Not good. Not worth it. So I went back to the drug store products.. until a few months ago…

What I use…

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: Oops I did it again. Another Urban Decay product.. Honestly it was one of those “I’m here to spend money so I’m going to pick up whatever I see” shopping moments. I’m glad I did.

What I lust for…

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Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara: Fun fact about my lashes, they are damn long but they are so damn straight. To get these bad boys to curl it takes some time. Why not have a product that does both?

Lashes… Only recently did I begin to “dabble” with false lashes. I used to be very against them because well they feel weird when you have them on and I’m terrified of pulling out my real lashes. This changed obviously. As a beginner I’ve been using the Ardell lashes (which are not sold at Sephora) but its time…

What I lust for…

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Hudda Beauty Classic False Lashes: aren’t they beautiful? If I’m going to jump to the nicer lashes why not start out with the lashes I’ve been hearing EVERYONE rave about.

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House of Lashes Eyelash Adhesive: its an iridescent glue. I mean do I really have to say any more? Nope. It’s so pretty.woah.gif

Lips

Lipstick:

Ok I have so many lipsticks. Over the summer I had to buy a lipstick rack. It ranges from drug store to MAC to Sephora products.

What I use…

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks: When they first came out I was like a little girl all over again. Just gazing wide eyed at all of the lipsticks not knowing where to start.. I have a few colors ranging from pinks to red in both cream and matte. Definitely worth investing in..

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick: We all remember when the shade Lolita was so popular that it was forever sold out right? Ok well this is what caught my attention to her line. Back in college when her make-up line first came out I was a HUGE fan. But all she really had out was eye shadows and my palette soon died. When I found out she continued and had even more products out, I was THRILLED. This liquid lipstick is AMAZING. I love all three colors that I own and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I have a Lolita for the fall and winter and Lolita II for the summer. Its perfection. THANK YOU KAT!

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Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick: I’m blaming Briana from Sephora. If you ever read this, its all your fault of why I love this lipstick. It smells like a thin mint, chocolate and mint and the color. Oh the color! Girl. IT IS FABULOUS.

What I lust for…

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Troublemaker – Holiday Kiss Collection: So this shade is my new shade of red. I love it and I need it. For the holidays. For Christmas. SANTA ARE YOU READING THIS?!?

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NARS Audacious Lipstick: I’ll just show you all of the colors that I want and you tell me if I have a problem..

 

Finishing touches

Setting spray:

What I use….

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Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray: Want to seal your entire make up look? Use this. You don’t need anything else. Although recommendation (also from Jaclyn Hill): spray this BEFORE you put on Mascara… so it doesn’t smudge. We don’t want a bad look ladies.

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Godspeed shopping ladies!

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