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Haul of Shame: Sephora VIB Sale Haul 2014

Sephora VIB Sale 2014 HaulHi! I’m Mary, and I’m a beauty junkie! Here’s my Sephora VIB Sale Haul! 😉

It’s both exciting and embarrassing to admit that I re-qualified for my second consecutive year of being a VIB Rouge member. (Maybe I need to join Sephora Junkies Anonymous. However, if there is such a group out there, I think we would just wind up talking about our favourite makeup items and then enable each other to buy more. Dangerous! We’re talkin’ Code Red or…Code ROUGE! Hehe, I can’t resist cheesy puns.)

Recently, Sephora had their much-anticipated VIB Sale, which only happens a couple of times each year, and it’s available to those who reach VIB and VIB Rouge membership. This time, the Sephora VIB Sale was for 20% off everything in-store and online.

Since I have a lot of favourites, I try to hold out until these sales, so I can stock up. But, of course there are always makeup products that wind up in my cart. (Don’t know how they sneak in there. Life’s greatest mystery. Or not.) *Shrugs shoulders and gives a sheepish grin*

While I don’t often post hauls, I thought I would do one this time because I really enjoy seeing other people’s Sephora VIB hauls. It’s a grown-up version of Show And Tell.

When I was in kindergarten, for Show And Tell, I would often just grab something random to bring to tell my classmates about.

Once, it was a piece of lint that I told the class was part of a cloud from Heaven. (After Show And Tell was over, I didn’t keep the story going. It was just a piece of lint again.)

Sometimes I would bring meaningful things to talk about, but I enjoyed making interesting stories about ‘boring’ objects or even just things that could be considered garbage. (Haha, one time, I brought in trash and explained how it was really a piece of history! Like nearly every kid, I was obsessed with time capsules.)

Well, I don’t have any lint or garbage to show you. Bummer, right?

Instead, I have my Sephora goodies that came in the mail yesterday! 🙂

When I returned home after having a lovely dinner out with a friend, I immediately picked up my camera and became a paparazzi.

This post just contains quick photos of what I got. If you’re interested in seeing a detailed review and additional photos of any of the items, let me know. (Not all the stuff is for me. I got some for my mom, so I’ll only be able to do reviews on the things I keep. I’ll indicate which ones I got for her.)

P.S. Ever since Wiz Khalifa’s album, Blacc Hollywood dropped, I’ve been listening to it almost on a daily basis. I think this is why whenever I read or write the word “haul”, his song “We Dem Boyz” plays in my head. Instead of “Hol’ up”, I think of it as “Haul-up”. Yeah, I know. Something just ain’t right with my mushball upstairs.

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Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream Review & Pictures

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream ReviewI used to wear moisturizers from the drugstore, but it wasn’t until I splurged on Shiseido skincare a couple of years ago that I really felt like I had hit that sweet spot with my skin.

Sure, the much-higher price tag is still hard for me to swallow, but if there’s something that you shouldn’t skimp on, it’s your skin, your body’s largest organ. So I feel that it’s worth every single penny.

(If you shell out for makeup, stuff you put on top, you had better make sure the canvas it’s sitting on is a good foundation.)

Through the couple of years that I’ve dived into Shiseido skincare, I’ve found my favourite when my skin feels dry, like it did during the seemingly endless winter we had this year: the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream!

It’s more for mature, dry skin, but even though I’m in my 30s, I really enjoyed it. Plus I’m a late-bloomer when it comes to using anti-aging skincare. Pretty much all my friends started using age-defying skincare in their early 20s. Better late than never!

Although nail polish is more fun for me to review, I knew I had to share a review on this because I recently just finished an entire tub of it, and I repurchased it during the Sephora VIB Rouge sale this month.

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Haul of Shame: What I Bought with My 20% Sephora VIB Discount

Sephora VIB Discount Canada November 2012So…I did some serious damage. No, I didn’t go buck wild with a sledgehammer, but it sure was a harsh blow to my wallet!

Yeah, I’m talking about the current Sephora VIB sale! (VIBs get to use a 20% discount on anything in the store November 8th through the 12th.)

Since Sephora hardly has any storewide sales like this, I had to take advantage of it, and boy did I. Although the products I got aren’t colourful or fun, they’re practical and I’ll be using them all (well, except for one, which is a gift for my mom).

Haha, maybe you’ll think this is the most boring Haul of Shame post on here, but I’m still sharing it with you. (It’s okay…go ahead and yawn. I won’t be offended!) 😉 And, yes, I’m embarrassed by how much I spent in a single trip (and literally in less than 15 minutes)!

Did you get anything from the VIB event, or are you going to?

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Shiseido The Skincare Day Moisture Protection SPF 15 Lotion Review & Pictures

Shiseido The Skincare Day Moisture Protection SPF 15 Lotion Review & PicturesI’m a big fan of Shiseido skincare! Even though the price tag sends shivers up my wallet’s spine, it’s worth it.

Now, you may be experiencing deja vu right now. That’s because the Shiseido The Skincare Day Moisture Protection SPF 15 Lotion will be the 4th Shiseido moisturizer I’ve reviewed on here, and all of their packaging looks so similar!

The Skincare line by Shiseido is wonderful! My skin has never felt more comfortable and hydrated.

But…there’s one thing about this face moisturizer that I didn’t like.

Want to know what it is? You’re about to find out!

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Shiseido The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge Review & Pictures

Shiseido The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge Review & PicturesI’m quickly becoming a huge fan of Shiseido skincare products. Yup, my wallet squeals like Wilbur getting a whiff of bacon, but the way it makes my skin look and feel justifies the high price tag in my book!

Today, I bring you my take on the Shiseido The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge! (This is the ‘regular version’ of the ‘enriched version’ I’ve previously reviewed on here.)

Allow me to go into further detail about its performance, how it feels on the skin, and the packaging.

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Shiseido The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge Enriched Review & Pictures

Shiseido The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge Enriched Review & Pictures smallerMother Nature went easy on us this year. Even though I’m a Canadian, I never look forward to brutal winters.

I remember one year, the temperature dipped below -40 degrees Celsius, but that wasn’t the norm. If it was, I’d pack my bags faster than you could say, “Toe socks!” 😉

Although this winter, we hardly saw snow or Mr. Freeze temperatures, I still wanted to arm myself with a new night moisturizer to combat any dryness from the changing temperature.

The Shiseido The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge Enriched came to the rescue like a caped crusader on a mission to hydrate pesky villains!

It kept my skin looking and feeling soft. This is my Holy Grail night moisturizer! I just wish it weren’t so expensive…phew!

(A huge thank you goes out to Carmela from Polished Indulgence. She was nice enough to let me know about the warehouse sale where they were selling this at a discounted price.)

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Shiseido The Skincare Day Moisture Protection Enriched SPF 15 Cream Review & Pictures

Shiseido The Skincare Day Moisture Protection Enriched SPF 15 Cream Review & PicturesEver since using a Neutrogena moisturizer and not being too impressed, I’ve been on the lookout for an effective daytime moisturizer.

The Shiseido The Skincare Day Moisture Protection Enriched SPF 15 Cream sure is a mouthful, but it’s worth saying!

I really love this daytime moisturizer because it feels great on the face, it isn’t greasy, it absorbs well, it hydrates like a dream, it works well under makeup, and it even has SPF 15.

Yeah, if that’s not enough raving, I don’t know what it’ll take to convince you that this Shiseido moisturizer is amazing! (And what’s even more amazing is that my friend, Carmela, from Polished Indulgence was able to find it at a warehouse sale for just $28 CAD!)

However, there’s one thing I found out about it that made me deduct a point from the Final Verdict score. Otherwise, it would be my holy-grail daytime moisturizer. Wondering what it is? Find out!

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