Hello! Still trying to get this glut of posts all typed up and published! I may even try to get one more post up today; it'll depend on how long this one takes. This post is going to focus on what I got in my VIB tote from Sephora to celebrate the start of their Chic Week (which was April 11th, so that just shows how behind I am...) as well as some other purchases I made from MAC, Macy's, and Forever 21!
Let's start with what brought me to the mall: the Sephora VIB Chic Week tote!
To celebrate the start of Chic Week, Sephora was giving out these totes to any VIBs who made an in-store purchase on April 11th. VIBs also got a 15% discount on any and all purchases for the week and were able to let a friend use the discount on the 11th as well (I could be wrong about this, it's been a while and I threw away my coupon card). Normally, I wouldn't make a trek to the mall just to get a tote (actually, I might. A bit ago, a free tote never really caught my attention, but now I seem to be willing to go out of my way for one. I...have a lot of free totes.) but this tote had samples in it!
Those were the eight samples that were including in my VIB tote. I'm not sure if everyone got the same samples and only the colors of the BB cream and foundation were different, or if there was any randomness to the samples you got. I know it sounds like I wasn't happy with my samples, but I was actually pretty happy. I really enjoy trying new things, even if I end up not liking them. As I said before, in order to get the tote, you had to make a purchase. I didn't have a lot of time to look around, so I grabbed something from the cash wrap/impulse section.
And that was my adventure at Sephora! While I was at the mall, I also decided to go to Macy's and check out the MAC counter. If you remember from a previous post, I picked up MAC's Select Moisturecover concealer for my undereye area and absolutely loved it, but was super disappointed in the customer service at the MAC store. I was interested in exploring more MAC products, and I especially wanted to pick up a lipstick in the color Snob (I had heard a lot about it on Youtube and was very curious to try to it out. That and I honestly don't know much about MAC products so I wasn't sure what else to get.). The MAC counter in Macy's was SUPER busy; all of the make-up artists were doing demos and it took a little while to find someone who wasn't too busy and who could grab my lipstick and check me out.
While I was leaving Macy's, a product on an impluse tower caught my eye.
Finally, I went to Forever21 to check out their hair accessories. I ended up missing my bus (which is why I had a limited amount of time in Sephora) because I spent so much time trying to find someone who wasn't busy at the MAC counter, so while I was waiting for the next one, I popped into Forever21. I wanted to get some cute, soft headbands for spring/summer so I could be a little lazier with my hair, but still look semi-put together. I do have boring headbands, but they end up hurting and giving me a headache because they're too tight (I have kind of a big head). I got four different headbands:
While I was at the checkout, I spotted this super cute shower brush.
And that's everything! WHEW that got long. I almost hope that you chose to watch the video instead of reading all of this! That's one of the reasons why I've been neglecting my blog for so long; videos are just easier to make and easier to watch than typing all this out. I do like that I can take my time more and really talk about things here more so than I can in a video, so I'll continue to do both, but I do think I prefer videos over blogs. What do you prefer? Let me know!
Thanks for reading! <3