November Sephora Hauls

I know I’m a little late with this one, but it’s time to get some of these pictures out of my camera’s queue! Sephora was running some pretty amazing promotions through the month of November, and the beauty geek in me couldn’t resist! My NY resolutions definitely involve spending less in the beauty (and clothing!) department, but more on that in a future post.

Also, I feel it goes without saying that I am a huge set junkie (if it’s a decent value, and items I have actually been wanting to try), because it allows me to try so many different products, colors, scents, and brands without having to commit to the price tag of a full-sized item I may not even like!

Order #1

First off? The legendary 20% off everything deal (VIB):

IMG_2239Sephora “Give Me More Lip” set: $47.20 (after 20% off coupon)

This set is broken out into four color quads: reds (Hourglass, Laura Mercier, Kat Von D, and Sephora); nudes (Stila, Laura Mercier Gloss, BareMinerals, TooFaced, Make Up For Ever); berried (OCC, Tarte, Fresh, Buxom); and pinks (Tarte, TooFaced, Benefit, and Bite). I have wanted this set ever since it came out, and the fact that I got it for 20% off is just icing on the cake. Lipsticks are my favorite beauty item to hoard buy.

IMG_2250Fresh “Dare to Bare Lip Ritual” set: $36.00 (after 20% off coupon)

As I have declared multiple times on my blog by this point, I am in love with Fresh. This lip polish is super hydrating (and doesn’t even taste bad if you get any in your mouth!), the serum makes my lips feel softer than ever before (truly), and I’m already a lippie junkie. I like that I have now added rose to my collection 🙂

Order #2

IMG_2228Sephora Favorites “Superstars”: $75.00

Alright, alright. This was a purchase I considered for quite some time, and ultimately couldn’t pass up. Most of the products are full-size. Yep, you read that right! The Chloe Rollerball ($25), Formula X Polish in Ignite ($10.50), Smashbox BB Cream ($39), and NARS Blush in Orgasm ($30) are among my favorites (and more than make up the value of the set!).

IMG_2232Pampered Party Prep set: Free (w/ code)

A variation of deluxe-sized samples (more Fresh, yes!)

Order #3

IMG_2258Sephora Favorites “Skin Wonderland” set: $56.00

Orders #2 & #3 were actually made back to back. I knew I wanted both sets, but since you are only entitled to one code per order (and both items qualified for free shipping), I decided to place them separately to get each of the different bag promos they had going on at the time.

I love the skin care sets that Sephora puts together, because I’m constantly searching for that perfect combo of products that will prevent wrinkles, moisturize, and cleanse! This set fit the bill and came with a bunch of unique items that I may not have picked up on my own. The deodorant (if only it were an anti-antiperspirant!), body oil wash, and rosewater balancing mist have been my favorites so far. I gave the hand-cream away. I’m rather surprised I didn’t like the scent with all its orange-influences, but I couldn’t smell fruit at all–just strange floral notes.

IMG_2262Striped sample bag: Free (w/ code)

Because you can never have too many samples (just kidding…but I am going through them pretty quickly).

Josie Maran “Argan Natural Wonders” set: Free (used 500 points)

IMG_2276Miscellaneous Samples: (3) Free w/ each order

What have your beauty hauls included lately?

XO Loves! Merry Christmas Eve Eve 😀

July Beauty HAULS

Good morning everyone! Only 2 more days till it’s Friday 😉

As the title indicates, I picked up a few new beauty items in July. I’m a bit on beauty-overload right now, which shouldn’t be a bad thing. But if I’m being completely honest, I bought way more than what is pictured below (if you believe “more” is possible), I just took back a lot of things out of guilt. Rightfully so! What’s the point in not buying any new clothes for a year if you’re just going to transfer that spending habit to something equally dangerous?!

I have so many options right now, I have a whole “giveaway” bag I’ve been collecting new, unused items in. I think I’m hitting the pause button on beauty purchases for a while, if this blog doesn’t change it’s title to “No New Beauty Items for a Year” altogether come September (kidding!…maybe).

Ulta Haul #1

IMG_1375Total: $65.93 ($6 off w/ Ulta Points)

IMG_1354Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment – $18
L’Oreal Oleo Therapy Deep Recovery Hair Mask – $8.99
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion – $7.49

IMG_1348Nevo Beach Bag – Free w/ any Nevo Purchase

IMG_1356Eos Travel Size Everyday Hand Lotion in Original$1.99
Eos Online Only Smooth Stick in Vanilla Bean$3.49
Eos Lemon Drop Smooth Sphere Lip Balm SPF 15 in Lemon (I ❤ LEMON!) – $3.49
Eos Travel Size Everyday Hand Lotion in Berry Blossom $1.99
Eos Water Bottle – Free w/ any $10 Eos purchase

IMG_1358L’Oreal Revitalift Wet Cleansing Towelettes – $3.50 (half off)
Full-size Dr. Brandt BB Matte w/ Signature Shinerase in Light/MediumFree w/ any $40 Ulta.com purchase

IMG_1365Ulta Weightless Lipstick in 256 Lilac Kisses$3 (sale from $8)
NYX Macaron Lippies in Chambord $3 (half off)
NYX Butter Lipstick in Snow Cap$5.99
The Body Shop Strawberry Born Lippy Stick Lip Balm – $6

IMG_1366Ulta Eyeliner in Cobalt, Golden Eyes, Teal Blue, Jade, and Primrose$1 ea (sale from $8) [the lipstick cap was to keep them from rolling away ha]

Ulta Haul #2

IMG_1325Total: $89 (perfume only; everything else was free)

Versace Perfume in Bright Crystal (free gold Versace tote not pictured) – $89
Versace Fragrance Sampler – Free w/ Versace fragrance purchase
Fragrance Sampler Pack – Free w/ any Ulta purchase

IMG_133416 piece Pink Beauty Bag – Free w/ any $60 Ulta.com purchase (these packs are always a fabulous value–Too Faced, Murad, Urban Decay, John Frieda, etc.)

Sephora Haul

IMG_1407 IMG_1409Total: $40

Sephora Favorites Summer Crushes (two-sided) – $40
Free Samples Not Pictured

IMG_1411I am obsessed w/ these Sephora sampler packs. They are such an amazing value, as the “sample” sizes they offered are all deluxe-sized. What can I say? I’m a sample hoarder!

What beauty items are on your hit list this summer?!

XO Ali