There was this one week a couple of months ago where I caught a cold, and my first order of business was to go to the Sephora website and made an order. No, I’m pretty sure it was two orders. Anyhow, I had actually shut off the computer, pop some meds, and head to bed. Next thing I know, I was sneaking in boxes into the house. Oops?
Okay, so this Sephora haul isn’t that big, but I kept changing my mind about what to get, and ordered one item per order. I’m sure it must have driven the folks at the Sephora warehouse semi-crazy, but it kind of made up for the Epic Rewards #Fail, no? In addition to that, my last order arrived with expired glosses – yep, #disappointed! I ordered there of the Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rollerball and Nude Lip Gloss Set ($30, available here) because I was going to use my 10% VIB Welcome gift, so I had better make that order worthwhile. The colour of the glossed looked funny, and it was separating – wasn’t about to put that on my lips no matter how much of a discount it was!
Everything I got ended up being so basic, it may not have been worth it to post about. I like haul posts, and Sephora haul posts are my favourites, so I hope you get some inspirations from this post!
First, I had to get the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm ($36, available here) because I had been meaning to try a new cleanser. I was waffling between this and the NUDE Skincare Cleansing Jelly, but for a whole lot of $11 cheaper, plus the fact that everyone on the blog-universe seems to love it, I bit the bullet and got one. Yes, I did cringe at the price tag upon checking out, especially since it looks just like a glob of coconut oil which will do the job all the same. However, I simply couldn’t deny myself a little treat after getting some awesome update this week!
I also know exactly what I’m getting some family members and friends for their upcoming birthdays and (gasp!) Christmas/holidays so I purchased the Clinique Great Skin, Great Deal Set for Dry Combination Skin ($32, sephora.ca) set for my mom because it includes the full-sized moisturizer plus some extras. She is an avid Clinique user and she loves the Dramatically Different Lotion in particular so this set was the perfect gift for her!
I picked up the right shade of the CoverFX Custom Cover Drop ($44, sephora.ca) because so far, that’s been the only product I’ve genuinely wanted to try out due to its innovative and very unique proposition. I like that it’s something you can easily integrate to your beauty stash and it enhances your existing beauty products! The multi-use product doesn’t cost too much either, particularly when you consider how little you end up using each time!
Recently, I’ve been going back to using toner lotions again, and I had to repurchase an old favourite, the Clarins Daily Energizer Wake Up Booster ($34, sephora.ca) which is infused with citrus so it helps wake up and perk up the skin! I don’t usually love citrus scents in my beauty product but there is very fine balance between the citrus so it didn’t end up becoming too overwhelming for my sensitive nose. I like to store these in the fridge when I’m at work so that when I get home, the toner is refreshingly cold and feels so rejuvenating!