Now that I've gone on a weird tangent about hauls, let's get to the meat of this post: my recent, teeny little haul from Sephora! Almost every time I go into Sephora I end up buying something, even if I don't need anything. It's a sickness. I usually don't go too crazy (though there have been times where I just say "screw it" and grab the things that catch my eye), and so my purchases are one, maybe two items. I don't feel like these really warrant a video (it would be like 2 minutes long and wouldn't be informative at all), but I still like to share my thoughts and experiences with the products I try. I could do a collective video (and I'm going to start trying to do monthly "hits and misses"; I have a nail polish one in the works!), but by the time I build up enough stuff, I start forgetting details.
On my most recent trip into Sephora, I bought some pretty random things...
Still trying to get the hang of using these jump cuts. I think they definitely improve the readability of my blog, but I feel like I need to make awkward little "break jokes" or cliff hangers, like the one I just did!
Anyways, I actually ended up visiting two different Sephoras, and buying items from both. At my mall (the close one, not the huge one) there are two Sephoras: the main stand alone store and the one in JCPenny's (who is now referring to themselves as JCP to sound classier). I like visiting both since the one in JCP has more stuff in the sale section and it sometimes will have items in stock that the big Sephora is all sold out of. I usually stop by the JCP Sephora since it's closer to the entrance I tend to use the most.
As you may or may not know, Sephora is basically having a fire sale on their "Sephora by OPI" line since they're replacing it/dropping it (I think the "X" line is what's taking over, but I'm not totally sure. I haven't really been following it beyond how cheap I can get the polish...last time I checked you could get 3 bottles for $10). I do like the Sephora by OPI polishes, but what I am most sad to see go is the Sephora by OPI polish remover. It's my favorite polish remover; it takes off polish quickly and I really like the smell (it's like black licorice). I've been trying to buy as much of it as I can, but it's always sold out, presumably since everyone else loves it, too. Also it's half off. Lucky for me, the JCP Sephora had a bottle in stock!
I decided to push my luck and headed to the main Sephora store to see if they had any of the remover in stock (they never do, I don't know why I keep checking). This was during the SkinIQ event where, if you did this special product match quiz and got a sample of a product it matched you with, you could get an extra 100 Beauty Insider points with any purchase. Which is awesome since that's $100 you don't have to spend to get a free deluxe sample (...when I say it like that it sounds kind of...sad). I have the hardest time finding skin care products that I really feel work for me and, unfortunately, the products it matched me with didn't work (I got two because the associate who helped me wanted me to try a product that the quiz didn't match me with because she thought it would help). While I was messing around in the skin care section, a special deal caught my eye.
As for the face lotion, I was already pretty sure I liked it since I've used it a few times before, but I do kind of wish the pot was a little bigger. The full size 1.7oz jar sells for $42, making this little 0.5oz guy worth about $12, to give you an idea of the size difference. This lotion also smells like cucumbers, which is nice (it makes it smell very "spa-ish"). It has more ingredients and more chemicals in it than the FAB Daily Face Cream, which is unfortunate, but it hasn't made me break out or anything. I'm not sure if I will buy the full size when I run out of this little jar. In all likelihood, I will not. Not because it's a bad cream, but it's pretty expensive and I haven't seen or felt much of a difference.
Before this cleanser/lotion duo caught my eye, the purchase I was going to make to get my extra 100 points was this exfoliating mitt. It was on sale!
Finally, I decided to pick up a 100 point reward since I was earning an extra 100 points anyways!
And that's my whole, itty bitty Sephora haul! I didn't buy a lot, but apparently I have a lot to say about it!
Thanks for reading! <3!