Saturday, April 28, 2018

Colourful Sephora VIB Sale Haul ::: Spring 2018

I have not blogged in a hot minute. But this time around, I had a legitimate excuse. You see, I appeared for my PE Exam on 13th of this month. For those of you who don't know, I am an Electrical Engineer working as an Engineer-in-Training with a consultancy firm. PE is short form for for Professional Engineering Exam. Once I pass the exam and complete other requirements, I can get my PE licensure! It is such a tough test and honestly, I don't think I did too well. The whole process of preparing for the exam and travelling for the exam (that is different story for some other day) has been mentally and physically quite exhausting. I am not even confident that I will pass! :-(

Basically, that's what has been keeping me busy! The Sephora Spring VIB Sale, luckily started right after my exam was over and you bet, I participated in the sale. I need some retail therapy after all!  Before I dive in, a small snapshot of VIB Sale. Sephora offers discounts on their entire store twice a year - 15% for VIB and VIB Rouge, 10% for Beauty Insider during Spring and 20% to VIB and VIB Rouge, 15% for Beauty Insider during Fall.

This are all the products I picked up! Somehow these products turned out to be in happy and colourful packaging; I love it! 

Drunk Elephant Acid Trip™ Kit: I bought the "AHA Moment" set back in Fall Sale '16 which contains a full-size of  T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum. I absolutely loved it along with having a overall good feeling of all the mini sizes I tried from Drunk Elephant. Hence I decided to invest in this. I have other backup serums etc that I need to finish so I am not going to start using these right away but I cautiously hopeful that these skincare items will work for me. This kit contains the following- 
0.5 oz/15 mL C-Firma™ Day Serum 
0.5 oz/15 mL T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum 
0.5 oz/15 mL T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™
0.27 oz/8 mL Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil 

L’Occitane RIFLE PAPER Co. for L'Occitane Always & Forever Favorites: This is a collaboration between Rifle Paper Co and L'Occitane and honestly I grabbed this kit just just for the captivating print. I like to use these cardboard pretty packaging to store stuff around my house! Also, I have used & loved some of the the products before and had a generally good experience. This kit contains the following- 
1 oz/30 mL Shea Cleansing Oil 
2.5 oz/75 mL Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil with Almond Oil 
0.5 oz/15 mL Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil 
0.34 oz/10 mL Shea Butter Hand Cream 
0.34 oz/10 mL Shea Rose Hand Cream 
0.14 oz/4 mL Immortelle Divine Cream 

Amika Perfectly Polished Gift Set: I have naturally thick but frizzy hair. I typically do smoothening treatment when I go home in India but I have not been almost two years now and my hair has grown so much. All of my natural frizzy, uncontrollable waves are back and it is really driving me crazy! Hence, I wanted to try this Straightening Brush which looks like I have to put less effort than using a straightener. This brush itself is 120$ but in the set you are getting additional products! I tried the brush today and honestly, I am so happy with its performance. Obviously, this is just the first try and I will see how it performs in due course! Also, how bright and beautiful packaging on the mask and the sprays! This kit contains the following- 
Polished Perfection Straightening Brush 
5.3 oz Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray 
5.3 oz/ 153 g Perk Up Dry Shampoo 
8.5 oz/ 250 mL Soulfood Nourishing Mask 

Moschino Moschino Mini Gift Set: This was an impulse buy! I gave in to the packaging! They are just way too cute too resist :-)
0.17 oz/ 5mL Moschino Fresh Couture Eau de Toliette
0.17 oz/ 5mL Moschino Fresh Pink Couture Eau de Toliette

That's all for this time! As you can see, I am big fan of kits or sets :-) Also, I did not pick up any makeup products this time around. I am super proud of that!