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Sephora Birthday Haul

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Stopped in at Sephora a couple days ago to use their Beauty Insiders 15% off coupon (if you have the same coupon, you can use it through 4/21!) as well as pick up my birthday sample set. I also happened to have a $25 gift card to use so I picked up a couple full size items:

  • Urban Decay Brightening & Tightening Primer Potion I haven’t used a primer regularly for awhile. The last one I used was by Revlon which I loved but I couldn’t stand the bottle design which made it difficult to use. I did some research on Beautypedia, and this primer came up as one of the best options. I’ve used it for a couple days now and I’m hoping it doesn’t break me out like other primers do (it doesn’t have an overly silicone feel to it). Will review it when I’ve used it a little longer!
  • Korres Lip Butter in “Pomegranate”: LOVE!! I’ve reviewed Korres’ lip butter in “Quince” before so you know I love these lip butters! “Quince” was a tad too red for me for everyday use, but the “Pomegranate” is perfect! Its that “your lips but better” color that I always try to find but can never get quite right (either the color is to dark or I don’t like the formula). It also doesn’t have an overly glossy finish. The only downside to these lip butters is having to dip your finger in the container, but that won’t stop me from picking up more. I’m glad to finally have an alternative to the Fresh Sugar lip treatment in “Rose” which is twice the price.
  • Benefit Cosmetics “They’re Real” Mascara: This is a pretty hyped mascara, and with good reason. The bristles are very long and sturdy, so they really do a great job of separating your lashes as well as lengthening without having to work for it or apply a ton of coats. I still stick to drugstore mascaras because of the price and how often they need to be replaced, but if you were to go high end I would totally pick up a full size of this!
  • Benefit Cosmetics “Watt’s Up?” Highlighter: I’ve been dying to try this highlighter so I’m glad that it was part of the sample set! I haven’t had time to use it yet, but the little swatch I did on my hand is nice…a little more sparkly than I would like but I haven’t tried it on my face yet so we shall see.
  • Sephora always has the best birthday sample sets…last year was the Fresh Sugar lip treatment minis which I love, and this year is my favorite brand, Benefit. Hopefully the trend will continue! =p

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