Mini Sephora Birthday Haul

YES. This post is so late but totally deserves a rave fest to bring better spirits to this otherwise rainy Thursday. <3 I shared with you yesterday how I got my grubby hands on these items from Sephora US. Today, I'm going to share with you what I got for my birthday (and why!) and how I used 900 Sephora points!

There are cheek tints and there is BECCA Beach Lip and Blush Tint (aka. Beach Tint, $25) . When I was in college, this was the best cheek tint in the market. Funny, I always made it a point to get one but I always just seem to forget until last August. True and consistent to how I recall it, it's still super pretty, smells great, and lasts all day on my combination skin. I've always wanted a tube of Beach Tint in Watermelon and it's been my go-to blush for 2 months now. <3

Here's another item I always forget to purchase! I got to try the Sephora Collection PRO Featherweight Complexion Brush #90 ($34) in person last year and I was in a hurry to wait for the Sephora Beauty Advisor to unbox their fresh stocks that have yet to make it on the racks. This baby is GOLD. Whether you're a powder, liquid, or cream kinda gal (or guy), you can use it as a foundation, contour, or blush brush. I've been reaching for it everyday and in a pinch, I start using it as a liquid foundation brush (Fenty loves it best!) and dry contour using it as well. It's 100% vegan and can I just say -- super soft too? LOVE IT!

The fun part of this haul's the freebies! I timed this haul towards my birthday month and I claimed this birthday treat from Tarte.

also trying out my new fur (not sure if I'm digging it)

Since my purchase racked up to over $45, I was entitled to grab one of their sample bag specials. I chose the A Starry Party Sample Bag. Here's the breakdown plus my initial 2 cents:

  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner - always have this in my purse
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Mask - love to end wicked days with this mask
  • GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer - love the feel, scent, and subtle shine. Contemplating on purchasing it!
  • Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream - haven't tried it!
  • Clinique Stay-Matte Universal Blotting Powder - haven't tried it!
  • BareMinerals Statement Luxe Shine Lipstick in Srsly Red - haven't tried it!
  • BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush - haven't tried it but looks really pretty!
  • Chloe Chloe Eau de Parfum - I don't need another perfume but this is making me rethink that. It smells SO good and perfect for the BER-cool weather!
Maximizing my shipping, I also used 900 Sephora points to cart the following products:

This brought so many memories as a newbie beauty blogger in the early 2000s!

Here's (almost) everything I got using my Sephora points:

Prada Prada Candy Gloss (2ml, 100 points)
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (4.8g, 100 points)
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly (1.5ml, 100 points)
Bare Minerals kit (500 points)
missing in action:Miu Miu MIU MIU L'eau Bleue (3ml, also 100 points)

Post taxes, I paid a little over $60 for the first two items. Shipping these to my PH address via Jinio cost me another $20.22 (air freight, door-to-door). Was it worth the $$$ and the wait? Totally! <3
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