Recently the big buzz has been the Sephora VIB Friends and Family sale that only occurs maybe once or twice a year. Therefore, as a beauty addict's duty, it is a necessity to take advantage of it. I only bought two things, the first item I went straight to pick up was the Tarte Off the Cuff Amazonian Clay Cheek Palette and Bracelet. I was a little worried at first because there was none left on the display and the sales associate said that it was probably gone by the hour I came. But luckily I bugged another Sephora girl and they had more instock. This is a lesson to learn that never settle unless you know that they've checked in the back for you hahaha. I don't own anything Tarte so having been introduced to this holiday palette, I figured that it was a great deal. It comes with four blushes and one bronzer. Each product has 0.15 oz of product in it, which is roughly a little bit more than half of a regular individual blush (0.2 oz). Also, a regular blush costs $31 whereas this palette costs $50 (before discount) which evens out to $10 per blush. I'd still pick this palette up even if there wasn't a VIB discount.
Isn't the packaging adorbs?! I'm also extremely happy that the bow cuff fits my small wrist! <3
L-R: Crave, Dazzled, Darling, Dollface, Park Ave Princess
I wasn't really planning on getting the Formula X The Twenty Two set at first, but the night before the VIB sale I was watching Tiffany D's October favourites and haul video which convinced me that it would be something I'd like. Normally, I don't think I'd gravitate towards this set because there are more cremes than special effects or glitters that I want. But I realized that this set would be great for me because I have such a small range of colours in my collection and on a closer look, some of the creme colours are definitely right up my alley (not the neons though). Price wise, a set of 22 minis is equivalent to 4 regular sized polishes. Since I haven't tried any of Formula X's polishes I think this set would be nice for me to try out the quality of their polishes in every range that they offer before I buy a full size of my choice. I will swatch these polishes in a full review on this set. So stay tuned! :)
Overall, I'm quite happy and satisfied with the two things I bought. But the one thing I'm regretting about this haul though is not getting the NARS Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Cheek Palette. At the time I was in store, I thought that I shouldn't get so many blush palettes but now I'm just hitting my foot. SIGH. It seems like I always make the stupidest reasons for missing out on the NARS limited edition cheek palettes. :'''''''(((( Second lesson learned: if you see something you like, just buy it. Don't wait. Don't hesitate.
L-R: Turbulent, Need for Speed, Extraordinary,Omni, Infatuated, Thrilling, Vroom, Flashy,
White Matter, Dark Matter, Meteoric
L-R: Bionic, Rocket Fule, Radioactive, Zap, Unmistakable, Brazen, Eureka, Racy, Indelible,
What did you guys buy from the Sephora Friends and Family sale?