Tuesday, June 13, 2017

9.356 Does Anyone Even Care Anymore? Sephora VIB + Shiseido Warehouse Sale Spring 2017

No, but seriously, do you even care? It's mid June and the Sephora sale was 2 months ago, not to mention the Shiseido sale which was last month. It seems like every time I tell myself that today will be the day that I blog, I find myself kicking back watching youtube or Netflix.

Anyway, I thought it would still be useful to blog about what I got from Sephora and Shiseido. I've had some time to use them and it's great to document for my own records.

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Please excuse the lighting, I took these photos at night because that was the only time I could do it. The above is what I got from the Sephora VIB sale- minus a toner I got from Fresh (forgot to include it in the pic) which I'll show you below.

The main thing I wanted to get was the new Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner. Firstly, I love anything rose scented, and secondly, look how cool the bottle looks!

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I admit, the packaging had me at first sight. The toner smells really good, and I think it's an okay one. It feels like water on the skin and it doesn't leave a residue behind, which to me, doesn't feel that hydrating to be honest. It's essentially the same with or without it in my skincare regime. It didn't add anything and it hasn't made a difference to my skin. It's more of a luxury item than anything; just a nice bonus, a pleasant experience to add to your skincare regime. It's $54CAD, so it's quite pricey for what it is. I'd say you can skip this product as I don't find it necessary. The toners I would recommend are the ones from Shiseido since those actually feel hydrating.

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The other item I was super excited about was this Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in "Prismatic Amethyst". This is my first Becca product. I'm in awe with the gorgeous packaging.

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The highlighter is a lavender chrome colour (my picture doesn't capture how pink the powder actually looks). I bought it on the recommendation of Lisa. It's a very different and unique highlighter compared to what I own. If you use a light hand, you get this beautiful opalescent lavender looking glow. If you use more or a heavier hand, you get more of that chrome lavender effect.

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It can look quite shimmery/opalescent if you want it to. The product itself feels a bit creamy as well. If you touch the powder, it doesn't feel as dry as a regular powder.

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I ended up picking up two Burberry lipsticks. I picked up "English Rose" from the Burberry Kisses Lipstick line and I also repurchased "Nude Rose" from the Burberry Lip Velvet Lipstick line. The lip velvet formulation is my favourite, and "Nude Rose" is by far my favourite lipstick out of all the lippies I own.

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I love Burberry lipsticks as much as I love the Dior ones. Both companies make the best lipstick formulation and colours. Left swatch is "English Rose", right swatch is "Nude Rose".

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Speaking of Dior, I wanted to try out their new Dior Addict Lacquer Stick line. Now that I'm older, I've learned not to hoard so much makeup. Remember back in the day when I would buy multiple colours from the same line? I ended up with so much YSL Volupte Lip Shines- which I'm still trying to use up today!

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The colour I chose was "Lazy" 577, which is described as a mauve rosewood colour. This feels quite nice on the lips too. Less pigment than a regular lipstick but more than a lip balm.

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Also from Fresh, I picked up their Sugar Lip Treatment in "Bloom". I think this was one of their new colours. I actually don't have a complete set of the colours anymore. I used up some, a couple actually went bad, and another couple ended up in the wash... yeah that wasn't a pleasant surprise. Everyone and their mom knows how great these lip balms are. I actually need to go and repurchase some of the colours.

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Last, but not least, I got my hands on the new Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet. I got it in the shade "Fawn". My first choice was for "Dark Rosewood", but they were out of stock, and oddly they are still out of stock as I write this. I really want that colour! I feel like I should just visit the counter and get it there instead. Since I love the Lip Velvet Lipsticks so much, I figured the liquid version would be great as well. They're a matte finish but they don't feel drying like other matte lippies tend to feel. They're creamy, opaque and feel comfortable on the lips.

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This is what I got from the Shiseido sale back in May. I picked up cotton squares for $8, Sunscreen $32, Benefiance day creams $45, Benefiance night creams $47 and Benefiance eye creams $43. That's it, you ask? Where are the other products I usually buy?

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Why here of course. For the above, I got an even better deal when I found them at Winners. The softeners and emulsions were only $29.99 and the Bio-Performance Eye Cream was only $39.99. Luckily I found these before the Shiseido sale, so I saved even more than if I were to purchase at the warehouse.

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On my nails, Essie "Ladylike". This is a new addition to my collection and it's grown to become one of my all-time favourite colours. It's a beautiful soft mauve colour. I highly recommend you pick this up!

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