Sephora Haul


I debated for a while about using the $20 VIB card I received in December. I didn’t really need anything, but I eventually decided to splurge on two items I would never, under normal circumstances, purchase for myself.

First, I love taking bubble baths and I think the cheap bath bubbles found at Target are just fine. I decided to treat myself to Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Honey Bath. It has a very nice scent, although it doesn’t smell like to honey to me. (Coincidentally, my husband noticed I love bubble baths so he bought me The Body Shop Honeymania Bubble Bath Melt as a Hanukkah present, which smells much stronger of honey than the Laura Mercier one). I also think it’s fun that it comes with a honey wand for dispensing.

My second splurge is the Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm. As I mentioned in previous posts (here and here), I love rose lip products. This one has a lovely rose scent and is very hydrating. This product claims to plump lips, but I haven’t noticed that. I’m actually happy about that because I don’t care for any plumping effects. This is a great lip balm that I’m really enjoying using.

One of the reasons I chose to purchase from Sephora over Ulta, beside brand selection, is that you can choose your own samples from Sephora. For my first sample, I chose Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. Even though I already have a full size of this , which I got in the Fresh set I bought here, I wanted to have a sample I could take to the gym or on vacation with me. Next, I chose philosophy Back To Nurture Replenishing Moisture Crème because I can never have enough moisturizer especially in the winter. My third pick was out, so instead I was sent Anthony High Performance Anti-Wrinkle Glycolic Peptide Serum. This is a serum for men, that I really don’t think my husband will use, so I will add to to my stash and test it out at some point.

I chose to use 100 points to get a deluxe sample of the  Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate. This is supposed to help with dark circles and fine lines around the eyes, which are two things I struggle with. This is a nice sized-sample so I will definitely get a few weeks, maybe even months, of use out of it. More than enough time to decided if I want the full size.

In order to get VIB status for 2015, I threw in a hair tie to my order. I love these hair ties because they don’t leave creases in my hair. I lose them  or they stretch out quickly, so I could always use extras.

What did you use for VIB $20 reward for? Do you have any great hauls from the end of 2014?