I've been putting together my wish list (or shopping list, in all reality) for the big Sephora VIB sale coming up this week (November 6-10). For those of you who are unfamiliar with the VIB thing, it's a special reward level status that is achieved by spending an embarrassing amount of money at Sephora in a calendar year. Once you reach VIB Rouge status (which means you've spent even more money), you get a pretty, shiny red card for your wallet, a nice little goody bag, and more opportunities throughout the year to spend even more money.
The big sale of the year is the Sephora VIB sale, which always happens in November and gives us 20% everything in the store. I'm trying to be organized and make a list so I don't run in there and either completely freeze up and forget what I meant to buy OR start grabbing random things off the shelves (both of which I've been known to do). I've also received a lot of requests from you to share my list, so below is the itemized list with an explanation as to why I'm planning on buying these items. I'm not sharing EVERYTHING-I'm also planning on doing some holiday shopping for friends and relatives, and in the off-chance they read my blog, I don't want to blow the surprise for them!
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I've been toying with the idea of getting a new concealer, and my old standby, Maybelline Fit Me, is starting to cake up on me, so I thought, it's on sale, better just get it now. Can't wait to try it and review it for you!
I am fascinated by this new line of lipsticks from NARS. I've swatched them in the store a few times, and since I knew the sale was coming up, I decided to wait until November. I haven't decided between Brigitte, Anna, Claudia or Anita. Odds are more than one will make it home.
This is not a very exciting purchase, but I think it's time to upgrade from my Maybelline tweezer that I've had for 15 years.
I have accumulated quite a few large sized samples of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Perfume. I thought it would be a good idea to decant them into one atomizer so I can actually use it.
I just ran out of mine, and it's something that I will always have in my collection. Nothing conceals raised blemishes better. Nothing.
I've tried the most expensive bronzers (Tom Ford) and the least expensive bronzers, and this one is just hands down the best one out there. I've just about hit pan on mine, so a sale is a good time to grab a backup.
Since I've started wearing a lot of brighter shades of lipstick, I've noticed it's better to use a lipliner with them. I've been curious about this product for awhile, so I'm grabbing one now while it's 20% off.
Lately all my powders seem cakey on my face, and I've read good things about this one. We shall see...
Whenever I have a meeting or an important party to go to, I ALWAYS reach for one of my YSL Glossy Stains. I noticed that I don't have a great neutral one, so, since it's sale time...Beige Anarchist and Mighty Mauve are the ones I'm considering for now.
I saw Fleur de Force mention this in a recent favorites video. Enough said.
This is a maybe...we'll see how much other stuff I've already picked up before I go for it. I've wanted this blush for a very long time, but I'm not sure it's all that different from a few I already have.
I always grab teacher gifts during this sale. The hand creams come in a pack of ten for $88 (sale price is $72), so that averages $7 per teacher. I think that's a pretty good deal, and I know if I was still a teacher I'd rather have a luxe hand cream than another gift card to Starbucks. Of course, the men will get gift cards to Starbucks, but oh well.
There are also a couple of holiday palette/gift sets that I have my eye on, but those are intended for gifts for friends and family, so I won't mention them specifically here.
Is there anything on my list that you think I must have? I'm specifically not getting any skincare products-I've decided to just stick with my Colleen Rothschild routine because my skin reacts so well to it and I don't want to mess with a good thing.
I can't wait to see what you suggest-and let me know what you're planning on getting!