Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sephora: Black Friday Store Haul

Bellies full of turkey and fixin's, my sisters and I loaded up at 8pm Thanksgiving night (please don't throw flame, I struggle with folks having to work on Thanksgiving- I do think it should be outlawed) to grab some Starbucks (which ended up being gratis because of the wait) and headed to the Brandon Town Center for a brief shopping excursion. Between the three of us, there were only two ports of call: Sephora and Bath & Body Works. 

Origins Extra-Zing Energizing Kit ($22)- The past three years I have been using Philosophy's Miracle Worker system. I have loved it tons but I am fresh out now and am limping along on samples of various skin care products. This lil guy was shining so bright and orange from the infamous Impluse Buy section at the check out and hopped into my basket. I am looking forward to using these products. My skin could use a little waking up! Included: GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer (0.5oz), GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser (1oz), GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream (0.17oz). 

NEST Fragrances Rollerball Trio ($10)- These beauties were the ones I was honing in on while browsing Sephora's $10 deals earlier in the week. Having enjoyed my NEST candle, their fragrance line piqued my curiosity. Scents included:

Indigo- Moroccan Tea, Kashmir Wood and Black Cardamom with Wild Fig and Bergamot. Asoft tea scent first and foremost. I can see why it is named "Indigo" as it does have a blue feel to it. I wore this one first and quite enjoyed how is lingered about my wrists.

Dahlia & Vines- Dewy Daffodils, Peony, and Rose with Garden Vines. Green ivy and herbs  with pale pink peony accents. Pretty and soft but nothing out of the ordinary for my tastes. I will wear it and see if it grows on me.

Midnight Fleur- Exotic Woods, Patchouli, and Black Amber with Night-Blooming Jasmine and Vanilla Orchid. Of course I like this. Look at those notes. But really, it smells like a dark vanilla. The patch and jasmine remain quiet on my skin but the vanilla and amber do not. 

L'Artisan The Perfume Box ($20)- Seville A L'Aube. That one little 2mL vial is the main reason I purchased this set. My nose has been yearning to experience this fragrance for quite some time now. There are four others in here I am happy to oblige sampling as well, but really it is all about that much adored Seville. The packaging on this wee set is marvelous. There is a sleeve, a paper box, then a metal tin.

Inside the tin are nestled ten perfumes:
La Chasse Aux Papillions
Fou D'Absinthe
Nuit De Tubereuse
Seville A L'Aube
L'eau D'Ambre
Mure Et Musc
Premier Figuier

Please pardon my eye gratification. I could not get enough of these vials. 

As my birthday is this coming weekend, I also got to pick up my Sephora Happy Birthday freebies! This Make Up Forever lipstick is pretty amazing. The color is flattering for my skin tone (a definite My-Lips-But-Better shade) and does not feel drying. I have yet to use the mascara, as I only open one tube at a time.

So there it is! My Sephora Black Friday haul. Did you participate in any of the $10 deals? Did you stay home and enjoy the post feast afterglow like a sane person, or venture out and about like the crazed and depraved (like me)?


  1. Wonderful haul, you got so many perfumeys! Those vials are stunning looking in front of your keen eye. Free Starbucks is the best Starbucks!

    1. <3 your words made my day!

      Agreed! I could use some Starbucks right about now! I am craving their caramel brûlée latte.

  2. I didn't know Sephora had a L'Artisan box! Want!

    1. Kate! They still do! It really is a lovely little thing. Yesterday I wore Fou D'Absinthe and fell in love (smells like woods on me) and today is L'Eau d'Ambre which is new to me and it is quite nice too. I think imay be creating more lemmings than I bargained for :-o

      Thankfully L'Artisan usually has a killer sale in January.