Sephora Chic Week 2015 Officially Announced (for VIB Rouges)

Well, it’s finally out there, and what I announced last week was true, the next Sephora VIB Rouge Shopping event will be next Sunday, April 12th.
Unfortunately, the rumored 20% off for Rouges is officially not true. We’ll get 15% off like the rest of Sephora’s VIB members. Our bonus is the shopping event. The sale for Rouges will go April 12th through April 21st. If you are going to shop the sale, I’d recommend shopping it early as Sephora tends to sell out of hot items during these sales.

If you’re a VIB Rouge, you can register for the private shopping event here.

Still no official word on the sale dates or discounts for VIBs and BIs, but the rumor around the ‘net is That BIs will get 10% off from April 17 – 20, and that VIBs will get 15% off from April 16 – 21.

Happy Shopping!

Until next time…

Eyes and Other Stuff – Reduce My Sephora Chic Week Shopping List

Well, today is the last day of my Chic Week Shopping Cart posts.  Today, it’s all about eyes and then rounding out all he miscellaneous items.

This has been fun, and really helpful for me to reduce my shopping cart. I also have loved the comments so please keep them coming.

Let’s kick it off with eyes…

Top Row: Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow, Cosmic, $20, Sephora / Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow, Ether, $20, Sephora / YSL Babydoll Mascara, $30, Sephora
Middle Row: Dior Backstage Eye Prime, $28, Sephora / Dior Diorshow Khol Stick, Pearly Silver, $32, Sephora / Sephora Collection Brow Enhancer, 01 Matte Light Pink, $12, Sephora
Bottom Row: Sephora Collection Brow Enhancer, 06 Pearly Opal, $12, Sephora

I’m pretty undecided on basically all of these. The YSL Mascara is my absolute favorite mascara, but I’m probably good on mascara for a while. I really am interested to try the Sephora Collection brow enhancers – I love Benefit’s High Brow, and these might be a good, cheaper alternative. The rest of these look fun, but I will most likely be able to pass on them. Just feel like I have other things I want more.
Now on to the “other” stuff…

Top Row: Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter, $35, Sephora / NUDESTIX Blur Pencil, $24, Sephora / NUDESTIX Matte + Blemish Pencil, $24, Sephora
Middle Row: Sephora Collection Shine Beautifully Metallic Gold Temporary Tattoos, $10, Sephora / Atelier Cologne, Figuier Ardent Travel Spray, $25, Sephora / Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia Travel Spray, $25, Sephora
Bottom Row: Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum SPF 20, Ivory, $25, Sephora

I’m extremely intrigued by the NUDESTIX pencils. They have excellent reviews, so I think I definitely want to get one of these – just not sure which. Have you tried either of these?
I really don’t think I will get this foundation serum. This one looks awesome, but as I mentioned, I really don’t wear foundation enough to justify buying it.
The rest of these looks fun, but not sure if I will take the plunge on purchasing any of them.

So, that’s all for my Chic Week shopping cart! Thanks for reading and chiming in on what you like. I can’t wait to hear from you guys now that I’ve posted the complete list!

Until next time…

Nails – Help Reduce My Sephora Chic Week Shopping List

I’m definitely not nearly as indecisive on nails as I am on some of the other categories, so today’s post will be relatively short. I don’t have too many nail items on my list, so this should be an easy decision.

Here’s a look at the polishes on my list:
Top Row: Deborah Lippmann All About That Base Set, $32, Sephora / Formula X Sheer Strength, Exhilarating, $12.50, Sephora / Formula X Sheer Strength, Tenacious, $12.50, Sephora
Bottom Row: Formula X Liquid Crystals, Equinox, $12.59, Sephora / Deborah Lippmann, Flash Dance, $20, Sephora / Formula X The Technicolor Silks, Hypnotic, $12.50, Sephora

I obviously have a thing for purple shimmery/glittery things.

The Definite:
That All About That Base Set will be mine. Seriously, this new base coat is getting INCREDIBLE reviews. And, I love a good base coat. Plus, I actually need a new base coat. The base coat alone is $20 so the set is a steal!

The Maybes:
All of the purple polishes are maybes, but I’m definitely leaning towards the Deborah Lippmann one, I love the tints of Fuschia mixed in. Honestly, I feel like the Formula X versions are kock-offs of the Deborah Lippmann. Plus, I love Deborah Lippmann polishes – by far my favorite brand,and I think it’s worth the few extra bucks. She makes great glitter polishes, in particular. in terms of the Formula X Sheer Strengths, I want to try one, but debating on the color. Which of these two colors is your favorite?

The No:
This was sitting in my cart when I started writing these on Sunday, but I’ve decided against it. In reality, I’d never use this:

image Sephora Collection At Your Fingertips Nail Kit, $15, on sale, Sephora

That’s all for the nail stuff folks! What do you think? What polishes are on your list? What colors are you normally drawn to?

Check back tomorrow for the final list – eyes and more!

Until next time…

Hair – Reduce My Sephora Chic Week Shopping List

Admittedly, I’m not that adventurous when it comes to putting stuff in my hair. I love my hair, and I don’t want to damage it. I damage it enough with my straightener. So, my hair product shopping list is pretty short compared to other categories.

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Top Row: Sephora Collection Hold It Together Blow Dry Clips, $10 Sephora / Drybar Hold Me Hair Clips, $16, Sephora / Drybar High Tops Self Grip Rollers, $10, Sephora / Drybar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse, $25, Sephora
Bottom Row: Drybar Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray, $25, Sephora / Drybar The Chaser Shine Pomade, $28, Sephora / Drybar Sake Bomb Shampoo, travel sized, $8, Sephora / Drybar Sake Bomb Conditioner, travel size, $8, Sephora

Yes, there is a lot of Drybar on this list. Overall, I’m really happy with my Hempz Couture shampoo and conditioner, but these Drybar products are also great. I have used all of these in Drybar salons and love that their products are sulfates free.

The Definites:
I definitely want the rollers and one of the sets of clips. These rollers are awesome for creating volume. I might even get two sets (I have a lot of hair). I am wondering if the Drybar clips are worth the extra 60% over the Sephora ones – most likely not, so I will probably get the Sephora ones.

The Maybes:
All of the products are maybes. I’ve loved how they felt in my hair when I get blowouts at Drybar salons, but I don’t necessarily need them. I probably would only get the mousse and shine pomade since I’m overstocked on hair spray and usually just fill mini bottles with shampoo and conditioner (it’s much more economical).

What do you think of these hair items? What hair items are on your list? Tell me in the comments below.

Check back tomorrow for the nail items on my list!

Until next time…

Skincare – Reduce My Sephora Chic Week Shopping List

I consider myself skincare obsessed. I have a daily ritual of skincare that I abide by very strictly (brush teeth, cleanse, lip balm, pre-serum, serum, sunscreen, eye cream). Since I spend a lot of money on skincare, I will surely stock up on some of my essentials, and possibly try some new items too.

The Definites:
There are some items that I’m basically 100% sure I will buy during the sale. Some of these are times I use a lot, and some of these I will be buying for the first time.

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Top Row: First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads, $30, Sephora / Shiseido Facial Cotton, $9.50, Sephora / Dior Instant Cleansing Water with Pure Lily Extract, $38, Sephora
Second Row: First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff & Smooth, $36, Sephora / Dior Addict Lip Glow – Coral, $33, Sephora / Dior Addict Lip Glow – Pink, $33, Sephora
Bottom Row: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask, $9, Sephora / Sephora Collection Pearl Eye Mask, $5, Sephora / Sephora Collection Rose Eye Mask, $5, Sephora

Aside from the masks, I have and use all of these regularly. Since I’m always down to save some cash, I will pick up these items I use regularly so that I have them ready for when I run out. I love masks and these look fun to try and aren’t expensive.

The Maybes:

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Top Row: Clarins Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $42, Sephora / Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $65, Sephora / Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream, $42, Sephora
Second Row: Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil, $38, Sephora / Ole Henriksen Glow on the Go Cleansing Cloth Trio, $15, Sephora / Dior Gentle Toning Lotion with Velvet Peony Extract, $35, Sephora
Third Row: First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm, $38, Sephora / Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Cream, $45, Sephora / Dior Capture Totale One Essential, $125, Sephora
Fourth Row: Dior Capture Totale Le Serum, $165, Sephora

Some of these are items I use a lot (the Clarins sunscreen, Dior Le Serum and Dior One Essential), but I feel like I have enough to get me through at least the next three months so I’m debating if I should stock up or not. The rest of these would all be new trials. There are three eye creams here which all have excellent reviews. There are two cleansing items and a toner which I’ve been debating on (I don’t really use a toner now other than the FAB pads). Then there is the new Murad SPF product that some are using as a primer and some are using on its own – I’m really intrigued by this one. The reviews so far are excellent and I love a sunscreen that is lightweight and invisible (I love my Clarins sunscreen because it’s lightweight, but it’s unfortunately not invisible).

So those are my considerations for skincare! What are you guys planning to buy during the sale from the skincare department?

Make sure you check back tomorrow for my hair list!

Until next time…

Lips – Reduce My Sephora Chic Week Shopping List

Lipsticks, Lip Glosses, Lip Stains and Lip Balms – love them all. I own more lip products than anything else – by far. So, I don’t really need any more lip products, but I will definitely pick some up during the sale.

Here’s a look at the lip products I’m considering:

Top Row: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme, Jolly Molly 220, $30, Sephora / Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme, Clara 218, $30, Sephora / Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme, Miss Scarlet 208, $30, Sephora
Row Two: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme, Rei of Light 212, $30, Sephora / Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme, Core Cora 234, $30, Sephora / Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 216, $30, Sephora
Third Row: Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel, Have We Met? 108, $30, Sephora / Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid LipStick, Bauhau5, $20, Sephora / Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo, Tamgerine/Lingonberry, $12, Sephora
Fourth Row: Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 02 Peach Tart, $13, Sephora / Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 09 Watermelon Slice, $13, Sephora / Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 04 Coral Crush, $13, Sephora
Fifth Row: Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 08 Whipped Blush, $13 Sephora / Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 06 Forever Fuschia, $7 (on sale), Sephora / Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 08 Cute Pink, $7 (on sale), Sephora
Sixth Row: Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long Wear Lip Color, Pink Flush, $16, Sephora / Rosebud Perfume Co. Rose & Mandarin Lip Balm, $7, Sephora / Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss & Blush, 02 Rose Frivole, $40, Sephora
Seventh Row: Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil, Cherry My Cherie 5, $32, Sephora / Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine, 6 Pink in Devotion, $36, Sephora / Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain – Rebel Nudes, 105 Corail Hold Up, $36, Sephora
Bottom Row: Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss, Soho 888, $35, Sephora / Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss, Bonheur 468, $35, Sephora / Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss Darling 775, $35, Sephora

Wow! That’s nearly $600 of lip stuff. I obviously don’t need all of that, or even half of it. But, I’m sure I will buy a lippie or two (or 3 or 4) during the sale.

Writing these posts is actually helping me a lot to reduce my list, and I would love your comments!

The Definites:
I received a sample of the new Marc Jacobs Le Marc lip Cremes in the ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ color and I love it. I really think Marc Jacobs knocked it out of the park with this formula, and as you can see I am now eyeing it in several colors. I’m leaning heavily towards Jolly Molly and Clara because I love to rock a bright lip.
I also really want to try one of the Sephora Collection Lip Stains. I think I will actually order the two that are on sale today before they sell out. During the Chic Week sale, I will probably pick up a couple of the full-price ones, most likely Peach Tart & Coral Crush.

The Maybes:
Any time I’m on a beauty forum and a pale-faced girl is wearing a beautiful lip color that looks great on her, I usually bookmark that color (in hopes that it will also look great on pale ol’ me). The Kat Von D, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine & Sephora Luster matte lippies on my list all were spotted on others on beauty forums, I need to swatch them all in person before I decide on these. I’m also curious about the new Marc Jacobs lip gel and these new Dior glosses (which include a blend on lip care oils)!

The Probably Nots:
It’s pretty unlikely that I will buy the darker colors of Marc Jacobs Lip Cremes, I’m usually not that into dark lips, especially this time of year. I’m also 99% sure I won’t end up with any of these other YSL items since I’m hoping that Sephora actually soon might stock the new YSL Glossy Stain collection which just came out for summer and looks incredible)! I also already have one of these Bite double-Enders and never really find myself using it.

So, which lippies are you guys buying? What can I cut from my list? Leave a comment below and tell me which ones you love and /or hate!

Check back tomorrow to the blog for my skincare list! I will definitely be stocking up on some of my favorite skincare during the sale!

Until next time…

Brushes – Reduce My Sephora Chic Week Shopping List

I figured I would chat brushes on the same day as powders and blushes since brushes are essential to application. As you’ll see below, I have a lot of brushes on the list, and they are accounting for a very large percentage of the dollars in my Sephora cart. Some of these are similar, so there is an obvious debate on which one to get, I definitely don’t need all of these.

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Top Row: Dior Professional Finish Smudge Brush, $38 Sephora / NARS Blending Eyeshadow Brush #42, $32, Sephora / Sephora Collection Advanced Airbrush Set, $65, Sephora
Second Row from Top: Dior Professional Finish Blush Brush, $50, Sephora / Sephora Collection PRO Smoky Crease Brush #31, $22, Sephora / Dior Professional Finish Fluid Foundation Brush – Full Coverage, $45, Sephora
Third Row From Top: Sephora Collection Pro Angled Blush Brush #49, $32, Sephora / Sephora Collection Angled Shadow Brush #13, $20, Sephora / NARS Wide Contour Eyeshabdow Brush #43, $32, Sephora
Bottom Row: Dior Professional Finish Concealer Brush, $28, Sephora / Guerlain Météorites Brush, $43.50, Sephora / NARS Yachiyo Brush #27, $55, Sephora

12 brushes, yes it’s a lot. So what do I need and what do I cut?

The Definite:
I know I want an angled blush brush, and I have two great options here to choose from, the Dior or the Sephora Collection Pro one. I’ve had great experiences with the Sephora Collection Pro line of brushes, and I have several different brushes from the line (in fact, the majority of my brushes are Sephora Pro). I love Dior makeup, so usually if I get my makeup done at a counter, I go to a Dior counter. Several makeup artists have used this Dior angled blush brush when applying makeup on me, and I’ve been thoroughly impressed. That said, it could be they they are professionals. The Dior brush doesn’t have great reviews from “regular people” and the Sephora brush has excellent reviews, and a lower price tag, so I’m leaning towards that one.

The Maybes:
There are several maybes here. Starting with the Dior Concealer brush. This brush is more of a “probably” than a “maybe” – it’s a great brush and it is a great price for Dior. I have another concealer brush but it’s much smaller and I think this will be easier to manage. You can always use your fingers for concealer, but I think this brush offers a more even finish and better coverage.
Basically all of the eye brushes are maybes. I have a couple of similar brushes in two brands. I’ve been wanting to increase my arsenal of shadow brushes to hopefully help my shadow application, which I would still call myself pretty novice on. Do you have any opinions of these or other recommendations?
The last maybe is the Guerlain Météorites Brush. This would be a “nice to have.” I’m definitely buying some Météorites, and since they are so special, it seems like they would deserve their own special brush. That said, this is definitely not an essential.

The Probably Nots:
If I had all the money in the world, I would get these great brushes, and maybe one day I will, but probably not during Chic Week.
The NARS Yachiyo Brush quite frankly is a great brush. I used it in a NARS class at Barney’s that I was lucky enough to attend. But, I’ve got some other great blush brushes and this one is pretty expensive.
As I’ve mentioned, I don’t often wear foundation. I can count on my fingers the number of times I usually wear foundation in a year, and because of that, I usually elect to just get my makeup professionally done on those occasions. So, the Dior foundation brush, while great, would probably turn out to be a waste of money for me.
Lastly, the Sephora Collection Advanced Airbrush Set looks great, but some of those I probably don’t need. While it is a great price, they are minis and I usually just travel with full size brushes.

So, what are y’all thinking in terms of these brushes? Am I missing one of your must haves? Can’t wait to hear in the comments below!

Make sure you drop by tomorrow to help me decrease my lip products list (it’s REALLY long, so I need a lot of help)!

Until next time…

Blushes & Powders – Reduce my Sephora Chic Week Shopping List

One of my absolute favorite makeup products lately is blush, so it’s no surprise that I am starting this list with blushes and powders. I don’t wear foundation often, but since my favorite sunscreen (which I wear everyday) casts a bit of a white hue on my skin, I bring life back to my look with blush, and sometimes with bronzer and/or finishing powder too. I am admittedly over-stocked on bronzer (I think I have 4 or 5 NARS Lagunas, plus a bunch of others), so you won’t see any on my wish list today.

The Definite:
There is one powder on my definite list so I will start with that, Guerlain Meteorites in 02 Clair:
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I’m 99% getting this. The other 1% of me thinks I should get the compact version instead of the pearls. While the compact may be more travel friendly, I’ve heard the color payoff is slightly different than the pearls (comes off more heavy-handed / white). I have been using a sample of the pearls and love them, so I definitely want a full size!


The Maybes
Now on to some maybes. I should say, I literally just yesterday received the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush palette in the mail. So, I probably really shouldn’t be buying any new blushes to be honest, and if I buy any of these, I really should only buy one. Please help me pick – these are all too pretty!

This first beauty is Givenchy Le Prisme Blush Powder Blush in 24- It-Girl Purple:
image $45, Sephora

You’ll notice I have two of these Givenchy blushes on this list. This first one is a fun, bright pink/purple shade that seems to be the most popular. These blushes have excellent reviews, and the cool thing is that use can use the quad all together to make one blended color, or you can use each of the blushes individually. So, these are sort of like 5 blushes in 1! These colors are gorgeous and will be excellent for summer!

I’m also highly intrigued by the 22 – Vintage pink version:
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This color seems a little more practical for everyday, safe for work and year round. Definitely not as fun as It Girl, but I think I would still get a ton of use out of it.

Next for consideration is a new blush from Tarte, the Tartelette Amazonian Clay 12- Hour blush in Celebrated:
image $26, Sephora
Ok, the more I think about this, the more I think this might be a new name for a color I already have. So, I definitely need to swatch it. That said, I think this color will be great for my pale skin and Tarte makes great blushes – they last through the day really well and don’t irritate my skin whatsoever. Even if this color isn’t right for you, I’d still highly recommend their blush.

This next beauty is Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Shameless Bold Blush in 204 – Obsessed:
image $30, Sephora
I’ve heard nothing but incredible reviews of Marc Jacobs’ blushes and really have been wanting to buy one. This seems like a great color, but there are lots of fun colors in the line. The blushes are supposedly very buttery, and the packaging is also really unique.

The last blush on my maybes list is actually a set which includes two blushes and a highlighter, the make Up Forever Desire Me Cheek Set:
image $49, Sephora
This is a pretty great deal since it’s three products and a brush. It’s from the 50 Shades of Grey promotions, and I just never took the plunge on buying it. The colors are pretty and blendable.

The other powder I’m considering is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder In Diffused Light:
image $45, Sephora
I’m definitely getting the Meteorites, but debating on still buying this too. I already have Ethereal Light and love it. This one is different though, and specifically made to remove redness. My skin has pink undertones so this could be good for me. I don’t have surface layer redness though, so not sure if this would be a waste.

Alrighty y’all, that’s it for the blushes and powders on my list. What do you thinking? Which would you purchase? Do you have any other recommendations? Can’t wait to hear about the blushes and powders on your lists!

Check back later today for the brushes on my list!

Help me shrink my Sephora Chic Week Shopping List!

As I mentioned last week, Sephora’s chic week should be announced soon! If you aren’t familiar with Sephora’s chic week, it usually occurs around late March – early April and includes a discount, typically 15%, for members of Sephora’s Beauty Insider program. This year, however, the rumor is that it will happen in mid-April. There’s also a rumor that there will be an increased discount for those who are Rouge members of the program (Rouges are those who spend at least $1,000 in a calendar year at Sephora using their Beauty Insider account). I’m rouge, so I’m hoping this is true!

I’ve been trying to limit my beauty related purchases over the last month and a half since I knew the event was coming. But, that doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped window shopping. Right now, I have over $2,000 of items on my wish list for my shopping during the event. I, of course, need to cut this down drastically, and I need your help. Here’s a look at my Sephora cart:



As as you can see, this is way too much. Also, a lot of similar items. So, this week I’ll be looking to you guys to help me out with shrinking my list. Everyday this week, check back here for my must-buys and my maybes. You can give me your opinions on whiCh maybes are worth cutting from the list. Here’s the products I’ll be posting about each day:

  • Sunday Morning: Powders & Blushes
  • Sunday Afternoon: Brushes
  • Monday: Lips
  • Tuesday: Skincare
  • Wednesday: Hair
  • Thursday: Nails
  • Friday: Eyes and everything else

I can’t wait to hear about all the must haves on your list too, and the items you’re debating on! So please share in the comments below!


Is the next Sephora VIB Rouge event on April 12th?

Yes, it’s been a while since my last post. Life has been extremely busy (more on that later), but I’ve been wanting to kick-start things again for a while, and what better time than now?

Since my last post, I’ve become a lot more ‘into’ beauty. So, it’s no surprise that I can’t wait for the next VIB Rouge private shopping event and discount. My shopping list is extremely long right now, and I’ve still really got to cut it down.

There are lots of rumors swirling around the Internet that next event will be in the morning on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Rumors are saying 7:30am – 9:30am, but I’m sure this will vary by store.

It also looks like this year’s event will not be called ‘Spring Social’ but rather ‘Beauty Before Brunch.’

Sephora Beauty Before Brunch RSVP coming soon

I’ve been keeping an eye on the past event RSVP link and this is what currently comes up. Hopefully this means the registration will be coming very soon.

Continue checking back to for more details, I’ll definitely post updates as more details are confirmed, and I’ll definitely be looking for help in shortening my shopping list!