Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sephora VIB Haul + Birthday Gifts

I headed to Sephora last week to pick up a few items while taking advantage of their 15% off sale! I picked up a few items and also want to share a couple things from my friends for my birthday!

Bare Minerals Beauty in Bloom Set
bareMinerals - Beauty In Bloom

I got this to try out the brand and thought this was such a great value.

The blush and eyeshadow are in the same size packaging! I thought it was nice they included an instruction card too.

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation
Laura Mercier - Mineral Pressed Powder SPF 15

Been looking for a good powder foundation and this one seemed finely milled and not too drying for my skin.

Buxom Hot Escape Bronzer in Tahiti

Buxom - Hot Escapes Bronzer
I realized all my bronzers were for contouring and I wanted to get one that I can dust all over my face for a golden glow.

The bronzer looks really dark here but it actually is very light and I'm having trouble getting it to show on my face. I love that both have a mirror.

L'Occitane Hand Cream

L'Occitane - Hand Creams

I've been out of my L'Occitane for a long time and the bath and body works hand cream just isn't the same!

Sephora Sharpener
SEPHORA COLLECTION - Colorful Dual Antibacterial Sharpener
I had to get a sharpener with a bigger hole to fit my lip crayon.

My friends got me a Smashbox lipstick and this cute braided necklace. Thanks you guys if you are reading! My boyfriend made this super cute box containing fun things to do in San Fran!

Can't wait to try out these new products :) Did any of you pick up some items recently?


  1. Happy Belated Birthday! Your BF is super sweet for such a sweet thought and gift! I picked up a few items from Sephora to take advantage of the sale but with the added duty charge, I will have to try to go to do purchase in store instead of online. I picked up a YSL volupe shine lipstick, a Hourglass ambient blush(mood exposure) and a few skin care essentials.

    1. I just read your haul post about the Bay! Definitely sommething I have to try out!

  2. Happy belated bday! Nice haul, I have been doing a really good job of resisting this sale, but I might cave and buy a NARS lipstick, and this fresh perfume I've been lusting after. Not sureeeee. We'll see!

    1. Thanks! Yea I figure it's a "good time" to splurge haha.

  3. Happy belated birthday Angela :) I also pick up couple things from sephora and took an advantage of the 15% discount!! Nice haul!! The Bare Minerals Beauty in Bloom Set look like an amazing set, you must let us know how it works for you and what do you like about this set and do an review for us :) I am excited to read your upcoming post!! Hope we can keep in touch :)

    1. Thanks for your comment janet! Will definitely do a review for the set once I've had a chance to use it :)

  4. Awesome presents! Belated Happy birthday dear!

  5. Happy Belated Birthday, woot!! My favorite item is the sharpener, must be the color, lol!!

  6. Happy Belated Birthday. Very cool present!