Sephora VIB Event

For my fellow Sephora VIB's, you know that we received a 20% off coupon and I have to say that you can't pass that up. I tried to make my purchases online yesterday but it wasn't taking my code. So, I was forced to go to the store...DARN! I already had a few items in mind. The only thing I was up in the air about was my new fragrance. I had a few ideas but luckily they had some great ladies in there helping with the VIB event and I ended up with something I really like! Let's check out the purchases...

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Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner - Black - My mom and I both use this eyeliner. I tend to run on the oily side and it's the only eyeliner I have found that doesn't end up all over my eyes.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray - My curls are not working for me and I have always wanted to try this. I'm afraid my hair will be out of control if I use it, so I haven't taken the plunge...until now. They had a small version of this in the bins near the checkout. These are my weakness! I got the $15 version with 20% off. If I hate it, I'll find someone that likes it and give it to them.
Viva La Juicy - I opted for the 1 oz bottle. I didn't want to spend $70 and risk not liking it when I got home. They have a great touch screen tv-like thing in the fragrance section. You answer 6 questions and it compiles a list of fragrances for you to try based on your answers. It was spot on for me. I think I counted 4 of my previous fragrances in the list. After sampling several different things, I decided on this one. So far, it's a hit! We'll see how I feel as the day progresses. Plus, the packaging is adorable. So much better than packing up my Marc Jacobs Lola. I love the scent but the cap to that bottle is obnoxious! 
Philosophy Hope In A Jar - I love love love this moisturizer but it's expensive so I don't normally buy it. However, they had a small sample in the checkout bins. (I told you, they get me EVERY time.) I had to get it. It was nice to have something different.
Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream - I splurged on this eye cream. But, I really like it and I think it's important to take care of your skin. I prefer my eye creams and moisturizers to come in a jar. I feel like you get more bang for your buck. Who knows what's left in those pumps when they "run out".
Nars Bronzing Powder in Irrestiblement - I have been trying to decide what bronzer to get for months. This isn't an exaggeration. Every time I go to Sephora, I come out with 12 different colors on my hands and face. It's not cute. I wanted Laguna. I had actually planned to get this but changed my mind. (If you like that set, they have a small sample of it for $24.) With my lack of a tan, I felt like Laguna would be too dark and I don't think Casino is right for my skin tone. I used it this morning and so far I like it.

Personally, I think Nars and Benefit have some of the best packaging. What can I say, a cute jar with a faux cork top totally won me over! :) I love the feel of Nars compacts. The little bit of grip to them is nice! As I was leaving the store, I saw a set that I'm tempted to get my sister for Christmas. I tend to spend way more on my sister because she is fun to buy for. It's a problem!

Alright Ladies, I hope you all have a great weekend. We have Monday off...perks of working for a University. I need it and am really looking forward to sleeping in!



  1. I bought the Bumble and Bumble because I had read such good things about it...I didn't love it, then again I don't have much natural curl, but it made my hair crunchy which is what I was trying to avoid. Hopefully you have better luck because I know people do LOVE it. However I do loooooove the perfume you got!


  2. Cute picks! I picked up some nice stuff to from that sale!

    Your newest follower,


  3. Oh, makeup. My weakness. There's not much that's more fun than a makeup spreeee! I LOVE that surf spray- just use it sparingly and don't spray on your roots!!! It really does make your hair nice and beachy- like you just got done swimmin' in the ocean. ;)


  4. I ALWAYS leave that store with not only the things I need, but TONS of extras! I definitely want to know your opinion of the Bumble and Bumble...I have always wanted to try it! I'm so happy I stumbled onto your blog and excited to be your newest follower so I can stay up to date! I would love it if you stop by my blog and check it out darling :)
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed