A few weeks ago I realized exactly how close I was to reaching Sephora’s new “VIB Rouge” status. That means that you’ve spent $1,000 at Sephora in a calendar year. (I can hardly believe that I have spent that much, I wonder if I got double points on some purchases – do they do double points?) But I knew that if I was less than $150 away from the new level, I was going to go ahead and spend that extra money by the end of December. For one thing, it gets you free shipping on Sephora.com for a year. That will make my life so much easier, free shipping without a minimum spend will actually reduce my spending next year, I think. And for another thing, it allows you larger discounts and access to special sales, which sounds fun.
Anyway, I’ve allowed myself to do a big purchase with some new products I was curious about. I’ve got one more purchase planned for tomorrow that should put me over the threshold. Here’s my box that arrived last night.
This is the Event Entry Palette from Sephora. I picked up two of these as gifts for colleagues. They’re a steal at $11 each, and so pretty for the holiday. Perfect size to throw in even a small bag, and Sephora does a decent quality eye shadow.
I have been wanting to try Carol’s Daughter products for a while now, people rave about them online. I picked up two, the Hair Milk Refresher Spray (for second day hair!) and the Black Vanilla Leave In Conditioner. I used the refresher spray this morning, so I should have more of a review later today. I don’t particularly like the spray, it’s not a very fine mist, more of a stream. Also, I had to use a LOT for my hair, but then again I have a lot of hair. I don’t know, we shall see.
I also picked up this smaller size Caudalie Divine Oil $9, another product YouTubers rave on. I haven’t used it yet, but it’s supposed to be magical on dry winter skin and hair.
The last product was the most coveted, the Stila In the Garden Palette that I have been wanting for a few months. I refused to pay $39 for it, but when it went on sale for $20, I made it mine.
I am wearing the colors bark, sage and moss today, and they are lovely.
So that’s my mega Sephora unboxing for last night, I will have another next week! I know it’s needlessly indulgent, but I don’t exchange holiday gifts with very many people, so I think it’s fair to buy what I want for me, and spoil myself a little around the holidays.
Let me know if you have questions about any of these products, I will try to answer them.