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My Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

I guess it’s fair to say that I went a little crazy on my Sephora VIB Sale shopping spree this year! Trust me, all these were thing I needed (in my mind anyway😜).

Curious about what products I got and as a result, went bankrupt (just kidding!)? Keep on reading… In the coming months, I WILL write a separate review on each product, so  for now, this is just a bird’s-eye report on my investment and consequently, the damages on my credit card!!!


BAREMINERALS Nudes for Days 6 Piece GEN NUDE Lip Wardrobe

Full Review: HERE

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

DR. JART+ Premium Beauty Balm

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

BUXOM Lips Off Leash Plumping 15-Piece Mini Lip Collection

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Edit – Volume 3

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

LAURA MERCIER Mode To Modern Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Caramel)

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Protect and Perfect

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

Marc Jacobs Beauty  Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation (x2)

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)



Sephora Favorites Scouted by Sephora

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

KATE SOMERVILLE All Glow, No Glitter Exfolikate Trio

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

DR JART+ Best Face Forward

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

SUNDAY RILEY Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

BAREMINERALS Prep Step Broad Spectrum 50

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2017 (Curly Spring Blossom)

I went with products I will try to use up in 2017/2018. If I don’t (or if they are just average items), they will be declutter by the end of the year. I have become a heartless makeup user – no time (or space) to collect products for the sake of it…

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Anti-Haul #2│Spring 2017


I’ve loved writing my first Anti-Haul so much that it’s with great joy that I share these 5 products that I would never buy…  even if I wasn’t on a Low Buy/No Buy  !

I know that those five products will not have unanimous approval but it’s just my humble opinion! If for some reason, you are dreaming of one of those new releases or waking up in the middle of night drooling at the thought of one particular item listed in my Anti-Haul, don’t feel bad, we just agree to disagree!!

Note: If you haven’t seen the latest Spring/Summer Collection from these popular brands, you can read my Sephora New Spring/Summer Makeup ❥ 2017

Tom Ford Spring 2017 Collection

Anti-Haul #2│Spring 2017
Source: Tom Ford

During my recent massive declutter, I got rid of 95% of my drugstore products. Not that I’m a snob but since I have so many products that I paid a hefty price to acquire, I chose to keep those expensive ones over the common brands and less appreciated ones. I’m totally fine with high-end brands but I draw the line at some point. There are expensive brands and there are luxury makeup brands, and some prices are just outrageous. As much as I love Tom Ford’s white sleek packaging, I can’t understand a 68$ lipstick or a cream/powder eye color for 80$ and, I’m totally not onboard with a 132$ bronzer. Simply put, luxury brands are just overpriced and they are not worth those steep prices!!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette 🐰

Anti-Haul #2│Spring 2017
Source: Anastasia Beverly Hills


I stated many many times before that I’m a palette girl, with the exception of  lip palettes. I don’t know if some of you were around then, but 10 years ago, lip palettes were the trend and most of us bought some but, at the end of the day, I hated them. They would get very messy and unappealing so I would let them sit in my drawer and go for my traditional lipsticks. If you are a professional makeup artist, I can totally understand how having all these shades in a little compact would be more affordable and practical than buying 18  different lipsticks but for us, mortals, creamy products tend to dry up after a while.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit 🐰

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Source: Anastasia Beverly Hills

There is no special reason why I’m picking on ABH (I really love some products from the brand), but with all the fuss about this palette, I just had to express my thoughts. First, I’m sick and tired of collaborations between a brand and some Beauty Guru (or whatever you want to call them): been there, done that, got the t-shirt, time to move on… Second, Nicole Guerriero is possibly my least favorite of all these so-called Beauty Influencers. But the main reason why this product is in my Anti-Haul list is mostly based on the product itself: that kind of “glittery/over the top” formula doesn’t go well with mature skin; when you have wrinkles or textures on your skin, it’s a disaster in the making. After swatching it in store, I thought:”No Way Jose”! I could just imagine fallouts all over my cheeks. A big fat NO on this one…

UD x Basquiat 🐰

Anti-Haul #2│Spring 2017
Source: Urban Decay

Simple, the colors in this palette are so dull and unappealing, buying it would mean throwing money in the dumpster. In fact, UD took all the shades that are usually untouched in all my palettes and bunched them together. Even if the formula would be to die for, there is just no way to get a good value for money. As for the packaging influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s graffiti art, I just don’t care! I would never go to the store to buy a Ketchup bottle influenced by Andy Warhol…

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette 🐰

Anti-Haul #2│Spring 2017
Source: Jerrod Blandino

Too Faced may have just put out a Holiday-Type palette for Easter. Since you know how I feel about Limited Christmas Edition Palettes (especially those from Too Faced and Tarte), you then know that I’m not remotely interested in this one. Reviews are all saying that the pigmentation is not there at all, and the ratings on this one are pretty low. Too Faced keeps on disappointing and it’s very sad because it used to be my favorite brand and now, I don’t even have one of their items in my Wishlist… Is it the Estée Lauder effect (if you didn’t know they acquire Too Faced and Becca recently)???

Tell me one product that is in your Anti-Haul this Spring???

🐰= Cruelty Free

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Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul – UPDATE ❥ 2017


VIB ROUGE: April 18th – April 24th 15% OFF use code: ROUGESPRING
VIB: 4/19-4/24; Use code VIBSPRING to get 15% OFF
Beauty Insider: 4/20-4/23; Use code BISPRING to get 10%

⇒⇒ Need some inspiration: Sephora New Makeup (Spring/Summer 2017)

Since I will not be “hauling” this year, I thought it would be fun to do an update on my last  Spring VIB Sale Haul since I’ve been playing with all these products for nearly a year (with only one exception). Oops, my bad!

 When I reflect on this haul, I harvested a great crop last year! I really bought some pretty good stuff minus two items I kind of regret buying !!! You can read and look (and laugh) at the worst pictures I’ve ever taken in my two years of blogging HERE …

If you see a Bunny 🐰, it means this product is CRUELTY FREE !

Note: I will do an in-dept review on each item in “hopefully” the near future…

Curly Spring Blossom

Sephora VIB Sale Haul ❥ April 2016
Sephora 15% VIB Sale Haul (April 2016)

Here is my “haulage” UPDATE …

Nars Blush in Impassioned🐰

Nars Blush in Impassioned

This blush is so beautiful and practical as it goes with almost every makeup look. This color is the most dazzling and delicate neutral matte pink. The formula is impeccable, pigmented enough and it stays put all day long. Every makeup lover should own Impassioned and /or Madly, a more medium brown, with a touch of orange and peach gold shimmer.

My rating: 9/10 It’s that gorgeous. Pricey but I will use every bit of this beauty.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst

Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul - UPDATE ❥ 2017

I love cream eyeshadows! As I get older, creamy formulas are fast becoming my BFF and Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Colour doesn’t disappoint. The brand defines this product as “long-wearing, transfer-proof, and crease-resistant, the color glides seamlessly onto lids and blends and layers beautifully with a rich pigment-payoff ” and ladies, it’s 100% true … To girls with hooded eyes, these items are a godsend!

At the end of a 12-hour workday, all my makeup has melted and creased but my Eye Colour is still INTACT! I own four LM sticks and Amethyst is the one I use the most (it’s currently in my Project Pan), as an overall wash or to replace my eyeliner …

My rating: 9/10. I took a point off because if you don’t put the lid tightly, you will end up with a dry stick very quickly!

bareMinerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow SPF 15🐰

(Sweet Spice)

Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul - UPDATE ❥ 2017

I haven’t touch this bad boy once since buying it. Not that I don’t like it, au contraire, but I wanted to finish my old bM 5 in 1 BB in Barely Nude before starting this new one. Sad news however, this item is being discontinued and for the life of me I don’t know why!!! This eye color/primer is as good as my beloved MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots with a SPF 15 as an added bonus.

Recently, I was posting about brands that didn’t have all the recognition they should and  frankly, bareMinerals is one of them. A perfect product that is no longer… What’s the point of praising their products if they just put an end to them? With this termination, there is no cruelty-free version of MAC Paint Pots in the market! At least, I have this brand new one to enjoy for the next season …

My rating: 10/10 but Discontinued (Makes me so sad… This product should have been more hyped!)

Sephora Rouge Gel Lip Liner in Melon-Choly (05)

Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul - UPDATE ❥ 2017
It seems that I lost this lip liner 😦

I’m not a big fan of the Sephora Collection line but when I saw this shade, I knew it would be perfect for Summer months. I mostly applying it all over my lips and top it off with a gloss. So juicy… and the formula is really great! I may not be the biggest consumer of lip liners but this one fits the bill as it glides smoothly, it’s retractable, non drying, creamy and the staying power is actually as good as a lot of high-end liners. Melon-Choly is a beautiful sunshine matte color. Highly Recommended!

My rating: 8/10. For the great quality at a very good price… 10/10 for the color though!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Angle Cut Brush #15🐰

Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul - UPDATE ❥ 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills brushes and ABH brow products are a match made in heaven. This brush #15 was a total impulse purchase and it usually happens when I enter a Sephora store just to window shop… Honestly, I don’t think this brush is a necessity if you already own #12 and/or #14 but if you are regularly using the ABH Dipbrow Pomade, you need to get this brush. This angled flat brush allows for a precise brow shaping and a perfect control of the pomade. It helps create perfect lines as well as fill your uneven brows with product and color. It is also a nice length rather than some of the longer ones on the market which can make it clumsy to hold.

My rating: 8/10 If you are using some types of pomade, this brush will be very useful and so beginner friendly!

Tarte Powder Player Bamboo Pressed Powder Brush🐰

Tarte Powder Player Bamboo Pressed Powder Brush

This large ultra-plush Tarte Pressed Powder Brush is nicely made and after 6 months of washing it,  I can say that it doesn’t shed one bit. The only advantage is that it works perfectly with pressed powder as it picks up just the right amount of product but that’s about it; there is no other usage for this brush as it’s so very dense. Do I feel any buyers remorse??? Yes and no … Yes because I own other brushes that give the same results but No because I use it all the time even if I find it too big!

My rating : 8/10 Because it does exactly what it claims to, but there is no need to run to buy one either!

Marc Jacobs The Face II Brush🐰

Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul - UPDATE ❥ 2017

I’m forced to admit that I’m a Beauty Blender Sponge type of girl and it will not change anytime soon. However, this brush is fabulous in every aspects: it is luxurious and very beautifully built. Only disadvantages are that it takes forever to dry when you wash it and that  I shouldn’t have bought it in the first place! I NEVER use it!

I even tried to use it in combination with my Kevyn Aucoin Cream Contour but I find myself reaching for my bh cosmetics #114 brush way more!

My rating : 8/10 It’s a stricking gorgeous brush that applies foundation very nicely but not as nice as my sponges. I REGRET BUYING IT but life goes on… I might just give it to someone that will use it to its full value.

Shiseido Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul - UPDATE ❥ 2017

The only con about this product is that you need a lot of product to cover your face as it doesn’t blend very well. It also does cling a little to dry patches. That being said, I’ve enjoyed this Shiseido Tinted UV Protector SPF 43 all summer long and I didn’t burn nor get breakouts from using it! It gives a natural and healthy hint of colour that looks great even though you didn’t sit in the sun all day!

My rating: 7/10 It’s an ok product, that I’m not sure I will repurchase. My yearly struggle to find the perfect sunscreen continues, I’ve tried so many it’s unbelievable but to be honest, this product is good compared to 75% of the ones I’ve tried so far.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation🐰

Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul - UPDATE ❥ 2017

With its beautiful light coverage, Nars Sheer Glow foundation is one of the only foundation that matches my skin perfectly! It just makes my skin glow even though I have combination/dry skin. It’s not too dewy but it still shows my natural skin without any cakiness!

My rating: 8/10 It’s unbelievable that such an expensive foundation wouldn’t have a pump. Seriously, for this reason alone, I wouldn’t repurchase this product (I know the pumps from MAC or Estée Lauder work on it but come on!). Like I previously said, Nars is the brand that matches my skin the best. Really stunning finish, so natural and above all, mature skin friendly!

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer🐰

Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul - UPDATE ❥ 2017

Definitely in my top three favorite Tinted Moisturizers. This is such an excellent lightweight foundation/ tinted moisturizer. It’s quite long lasting for a hydrating product and it doesn’t break down like so many others do during the day. It the perfect product for a dewy, fresh skin look. It also provides enough moisture for my dry spots.

My rating: 9/10 I always get compliments when I wear it; people tell me I’m glowing! When I don’t feel like doing a whole face or I want to show my natural beauty, this is my way  go to. Ok, I meant to show my “No Makeup, Makeup”!

Be Happy!

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