I had been planning on getting myself something for my birthday, from Sephora, for a good month. I learned early in the month about the Spring Sale, which made me even more happy, because I could save a little, and pick up my yearly gift.
I placed my order on Friday, the 20th, and got my 10% off, and since my order was over $50CAD, I got free shipping. I used a giftcard, and it fully covered my purchase. I did not have to use any other payments on file for taxes or anything. I did receive insider points from my order still, even with using a giftcard.
I was mildly fascinated with watching where my package was and when. It was cool to see it move across the country.
I had snapped the above picture only a few hours before it actually arrived. It came around 1pm on Monday April 23rd, a whole 2 days before scheduled.
It came in a rather normal box. The box itself was in good condition. It was too large for my mail box, so I was hand delivered this one.
This is what it looked like inside when I opened it. The box didn’t seem overly large for the amount of items inside. There was a layer of packing paper, wadded up, so things didn’t shack around, as well as bubble wrap. Items were put in, in such a way that they wouldn’t rub nor bump each other.
All in all, I have to say I was impressed with my first online order with Sephora. I really like that you can use giftcards on the site.
In the end, this is what I got in my box.
Sephora Favorites – Give me some Lip Pack – $34CAD
Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne – Kakiedoscope Dreams Palette – L$25CAD (1/2 off reg price $50CAD)
Bite Beauty – Brithday Gift Bite Lip Set – FREE for my Bday
Grande Cosmetics – GradeLips HydraPlump Liquid Lipsticks Sample – Free w/$25CAD purchase
Consonant – Hydextreme Extreme Hydration Booster Serum – Free w/$25CAD purchase
Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Primer Potion Duo – Free w/$25CAD purchase
I was hopping for some better sample selection, but due to it being a sale, the samples were changing very quickly every hour, so I finally just committed to these. We will see how that goes.
My Sephora Favorites came in a super cute little lip box, with random fluff inside so they didn’t bounce around. I love the idea of these minis, it is the perfect way to try out things, for a decent price. I really wish we got the skin care version in canada, that looked like a decent kit.
Inside this box was:
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Full Sized – Matte Lipstick in Ruby – 3.5g/0.12oz – Reg. $23CAD
Bite Beauty – Mini Sized – Prismatic Multistick in Pink Pearl – 2.1g/0.07oz – Reg. $28CAD (full size)
Grande Cosmetics – HydraPlump Semi Matte Liquid Lipstick in Smoked Sherry – 2.6g/0.09oz – Reg. $34CAD (full size)
Kat Von D Beauty – Studded Kiss Creme in Lovecraft – 1.2g/0.04oz – Reg. $23CAD (full size)
tarte – Rainforest of the Sea H2O Lip Gloss in Bora Bora – 1ml/0.033fl oz – Reg. $23CAD (full size)
Urban Decay – Hi-Fi Lipgloss in SPL – 1ml/0.03fl oz – Reg. $23CAD (full size)
The box is valued at being about $80CAD worth of product, and if you went out to buy all the full sized versions it would have been $154CAD, so I definitely think this little package is a good deal. Perfect gift idea too.
I wanted to try out the Bite Beauty Birthday gift, as it came highly recommended to me.
Inside this box was:
Bite Beauty – Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai – 1.55g/0.05oz –
Bite Beauty – Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace – 0.89g/0.031oz
Bite Beauty – Agave Lip Balm – 0.50g/0.018oz
Bite Beauty – Agave Sugar Lip Scrub – 0.50g/0.18oz
Such a generous gift, can’t wait to try these out.
I really wanted to get a palette for my birthday, and I saw that this one was on sale. Now, as I was checking to see if this one was any good, I learned that while recently some of the palettes released by Urban Decay recently we not that great, this one actually was. It was also on sale, so that didn’t hurt either.
All the colours preformed well when I swatched them. There are a few weird shadows in this set. Brixton, it really kicked up, wasn’t as creamy as the others, more powdery. Stay Gold and Corona are a bit more dry, so they perform chunky, but they also are the two with the larger glitter.
These are the swatches with flash(left) and in natural lighting(right). The eyeshadows go on with the same intensity as in pot, once on the skin. I am very happy with this palette so far, can’t wait to try it out.
All in all, from ordering, to delivery, the box and the items, I am very happy with this purchase and I had a really go experience. It felt a lot easier that going on location, only to find what i went to grab, isn’t at the store.
Did you all get stuff at the sale too? What was your favorite item so far? Let me know in the comments!