Here are some things I bought around the holidays. Let's start with Sephora.
I purchased these items when I got the 20% off sale products coupon code. So not only was everything here on sale already, I also got 20% off with the code AND I used ebates for an additional cash back! Most of these products are still available on the sale page so if any of them interest you I would suggest that you hop on it right away.
Sephora Favorites SummerStash - $30
The regular price of this set is $45 so the sale price and then 20% off I got made this a wonderful deal at $24! This set includes sample sizes of:
-Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Kitten
- Nars Travel Size Laguna Bronzing Powder
- Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape
- Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Mermaid's Dream
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in 12L
- Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss in New Wave with Lip Brush
- Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus
- Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
- Marc Jacobs Mini Lash Lifter Mascara in Blacquer
- Cosmetic bag
These are some very popular products. The makeup bag itself is sort of a soft burlap looking material and it's really pretty. I already know I love the Nars Laguna bronzer and the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I used the Stila Kitten Foil Shadow and it's absolutely gorgeous. I'm looking forward to trying everything else in this set.
Sephora Favorites Summer Crushes - $30
This is another great deal because it was $45 regular price. This set includes sample sizes of:
-Caudalie Divine Oil
- Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse in Medium
- Mini tanning mitt
- Bumble and bumble Surf Spray
- Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance in Vanilla Coconut
- Living Proof® Restore Mask Treatment
- Shaveworks™ The Cool Fix™
- Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 in Shea Butter & Vitamin E
- Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++
- Murad® Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++
- DERMAdoctor® Shrinking Beauty™
- Travel bag
I will admit that this is not the most exciting set to me since it's mostly sun care products. The bag itself is cute though and the same material as the bag from the SummerStash set. The items I'm most excited about in this kit are the Vita Liberata self tanner because it has gotten such great reviews, and the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray.
Philosophy Sweets for the Stocking - $21
This is an adorable set that contains:
-Pink Almond Candy Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
- Pink Almond Candy Body Polishing Scrub
- Pink Almond Candy Glazed Body Soufflé
This is a great set to give as a gift but we'll see, I may just keep it for myself because everything smells so sweet and delicious!
Soap & Glory All the Right Smoothes - $12
This and the next product are my first ever Soap & Glory products and I'm in love. Everything smells awesome. This set includes 3 deluxe sample sizes of the body butters.
- The Righteous Butter™ Body Butter
- Sugar Crush™ Body Buttercream
- Butter Yourself™ Super Rich Body Cream
Soap & Glory Full Clean Ahead - $22
Sadly, this set is no longer available online. This set includes deluxe size of their famous Hand Food, Clean on Me Shower Gel, and The Righteous Butter. Everything smells delicious!
Admittedly, I didn't totally want a few items in this Sephora haul. I got an email from Sephora that I was SUPER close to becoming VIB Rouge so I just sucked it up and bought a few more things so that I could be VIB Rouge for 2015. So, with this package I also received my VIB welcome note and a special Bite Beauty mini lipstick. As far as I can tell right now, the best part of being Rouge is the free shipping all the time on Sephora.com.
I purchased all these items with the 20% coupon I received before Christmas. For some reason one of the Kenra products was shipped in a separate package and got "lost" with UPS and I didn't received it for over 3 weeks. It was super frustrating but when I contacted Ulta, their customer service was superb and they really made me feel like they appreciated me as a customer.
Kenra Blow-Dry Spray - $13
I see this product being raved about a lot online so I wanted to try it out for myself. I typically don't believe that adding product to your hair will make blow drying it quicker so I only purchased the small bottle size of this. Well after using this a couple of times I can tell you, it's true this spray does cut down your blow dry time. And it does in fact make my hair silkier looking and less frizzy, it's so strange that this works!
Kenra Platinum Silkening Mist - $21
This is another product that gets a lot of hype online so I had to try it. I love this stuff! The mist is very fine so it makes it difficult to over apply this. It gives my hair a nice shine and it smells like candy!
Shick Intuition Razor Refill - $16.99
I had to make one more purchase in order to qualify for free shipping so I bought some of my fave razors. I love these becuase you don't need a shave gel. They're expensive but worth it just for the convenience. I've been using these for years.
And here are some free samples I got because I spent a certain amount of money on Kenra products and hair products in general. I'm really excited about the Kenra Thickening and Dry Texture Sprays.
If there is anything here you'd like me to review or have any questions on, please let me know!
Have a wonderful day everyone!