Sephora had its annual 20% sale (generally once around the holidays and again in late spring) so I made good use of that discount!

I always love reading beauty haul blog posts or watching YouTube videos of hauls (a bit of a guilty pleasure that I can watch in front of my kids that’s appropriate for the boys to hear / see rather than my Sons of Anarchy or Sleepy Hollow obsessions). I am not super fond of the word “haul” but… I think my purchases qualify.

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Sephora VIB Sale Haul
in no particular order

  • Clinique All About Eyes Rich
  • Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture (trying a new brand of moisturizer!)
  • Ole Henriksen Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil (took back to the store, made my super dry skin… super oily which only got worse as the day progressed. By hour 10 it was just slick. Very odd, never had this issue with other facial oils.)
  • Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head
  • Fresh Skin Superstars
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
  • Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Diffused Light
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Train Bleu
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Bahama
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Cruella
  • Formula X For Sephora Transformers Top Coats – Hyperactive
  • Formula X For Sephora Sparklers – Made For You
  • Formula X For Sephora Lusters – Asteroid
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen – Blacquer
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Lightshow Luminizing Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc – Lip Gel – Saboteur
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc – Lip Gel – Little Pretty
  • Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Hot Pink Edition
  • Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Palette
  • Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes 2
  • LORAC Unzipped Palette
  • Kat Von D Saint Perfume (on sale in the store for $15!)
  • Kat Von D Sinner Perfume (on sale in the store for $15!)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Brunette (not shown in photo)

Sephora VIB Sale Haul - Point Perks

Point Perks
in no particular order

  • First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm – Maraschiano
  • Clinique Happy Perfume Mini
  • Coach Poppy Perfume Mini

And lastly all the samples I got in the various bags.

Sephora VIB Sale Haul Free Samples

Right now I’m basically trying to find my HG (holy grail) serum. I want something that actually gets rid of dark spots / pigmentation (I’m very pale so the rare times I break out, it leaves a pink pigmentation spot) and helps even skin tone, hydrates without being slick, refines texture, and is basically awesome. A lot I know!

I’ve tried the Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector (multiple bottles) with no change. I’ve tried the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright serum, no change (and again multiple bottles).

I would love to get any recommendations because I’m at a loss when it comes to serums apparently.

Anyway, there you go, my epic haul of awesomeness!

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posted on November 20th 2013 at 12:25AM CST

ZOMG SO MUCH STUFF!! :D Bring the toast cause I am so jelly!

posted on November 20th 2013 at 12:58AM CST

LOL you’re awesome!

posted on November 20th 2013 at 7:04AM CST

I love haul posts, too! This one was epic! There are so many items you picked up that I can’t wait to hear what you think of, esp. the Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil. I also got the TF Favorite Things palette. I originally didn’t think I would get it but after seeing it in-store, there was no way I was leaving without it! So many amazing shadows. I sincerely feel good when I sweep on Cream Colored Ponies. I want someone to ask me what I’m wearing when I have it on, lol! ;)

posted on November 20th 2013 at 1:19PM CST

Everything I’ve read / watched about the Hourglass Lip Oil is that it’s better used as a treatment rather than a balm, so I’m going to start using it at night before bed at first and go from there.

LOL I didn’t think I would get the Favorite Things palette either until I saw it in the store! Then I was pretty much “sigh, damn” and put it in my basket.

posted on November 20th 2013 at 7:08AM CST

Oy! Got so excited about Cream Colored Ponies, I forgot to mention that I’m on the same hunt for a dark spot corrector that works, too! I just started using Clarins Vital Light serum about a week and a half ago. If I see any actual changes, I will let you know! Keep me posted if you find anything! I have the same problem with zits always leaving a spot, even when I baby them and leave them alone.

posted on November 20th 2013 at 1:21PM CST

YES please let me know, it drives me crazy because aside from being dry, I actually have really good skin. I only break out on my chin and even then only… you know… THAT TIME. But it always leaves a mark which just frustrates me to no end.

posted on November 21st 2013 at 12:47AM CST

I had no luck with the clinique dark spot corrector, but the yes to grapefruit serum worked pretty well on some residual sun damage/dark skin patches on my forehead that were left over from pregnancy. I’m more light/medium than fair, so don’t know if that makes a difference. (This is the serum.

posted on November 22nd 2013 at 5:44AM CST

Ohhh I will have to try that out!

posted on November 21st 2013 at 9:02AM CST

Woah girl that is an impressive haul!!! I am obsessed with the Clinique Chubby Sticks and that maraschiano color looks hot for the holidays!

posted on November 22nd 2013 at 9:11PM CST

I love them! I haven’t worn this new one yet (haven’t really gone anywhere but the dentist / doctor lol) but I absolutely love the formula in general.

posted on November 21st 2013 at 10:31AM CST

Hey Sarah, this IS epic! I don’t think I’ve ever bought so much of anything in one go! I have the Hourglass primer and I like it. I hope you’ll like it, too!

posted on November 22nd 2013 at 9:13PM CST

I sadly admit that this isn’t my most expensive haul. This was over 5 days (and yes, 5 visits to various Sephora’s!). I had one purchase done in ONE day for $800. Mostly skincare but still, just as painful lol!

Donah @ SweetJellyBean
posted on November 22nd 2013 at 6:59PM CST

Holy guacamole! What a haul! Definitely epic and I’m jelly right here. That Lorac Unzipped is looking fab and I’ve heard so many good things about their Pro palette. I was so tempted the other week to pick the Hourglass lipgloss but decided not in the end. I think this season I’ve spent way too much on makeup and I’m trying to control myself haha.

Hmm I know about the feeling with pigmentation or dark spots because I went through this – a very bad breakout that left me dark spots that were very hard to get rid off. I actually did a review on a product that did the job for me, perhaps it’s something you might want to look into. This is the cream I used http://sweetjellybean.com/2013/04/06/skin-lab-c-plus-brightening-cream-review/ and also used this Vitamin C Serum http://sweetjellybean.com/2013/04/25/ost-pure-vitamin-c-20-serum/

I would also look into Alpha-H beauty products

Good luck!

Donah @ SJB

posted on November 22nd 2013 at 9:15PM CST

The Pro palette is AWESOME. I absolutely love mine!

I’m going to check out your posts right now.

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