Friday, November 4, 2011

Purchases from Sephora's Friends & Family Sale

Hey, you guys! I missed you guys so much! I honestly had to take a break from this blog for awhile to really recollect myself. I actually took my dog's passing a lot harder than I thought, and I really appreciate all of your comments/support! I also thought that staying away from beauty blogs will help control my spending, but who am I kidding, right?! With Sephora's Friends & Family sale, I could not NOT give in, lol ;) Here are my purchases from this year:

NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette ($107 Value) - $65

tarte Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence™ Collection ($120 Value) - $ 29

Naked Palette - $48

Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Nude - $42

I tried really, really, really hard to ONLY buy things that I NEED and not get sucked into the "OMG, it's a sale that happens only once a year, I must buy everything" mentality, LOL. Even though I only purchased 4 items, I literally took over an hour making my selections!

I'm most definitely the type of customer who can be in a store for over an hour and leave with only one item (how annoying, right?!). Especially with this economy, I feel like I have no choice but to be smart with my money and make sure I get more bang for my buck. I have most definitely grown to be more frugal within the past year, especially when it comes to buying materialistic products like make up! 

Has the economy affected any of your shopping habits, too?


ღ jenwoonani said...

OO!!! I want the cheek palette & Naked palette so bad! Haha, I was going to order both, but decided to hold off because I'm pretty sure my sister is getting them for me for xmas/ birthday. BTW, babe, Urban Decay is having their Friends and Family sale too! Ends tomorrow, %20 off everything on their site. Just letting you know. :)

Mara said...

I love your haul. I know what you mean, I only got 2 items but it took forever just to check out. LOL. I had more in my cart but narrow it down in the end.

BTW I was able to get the Nars blush palette too....lucky us, b/c most ppl weren't as lucky.

kaybee89 said...

@Jen - YES! I just heard about the VIB sale, and what a bad idea! Haha I'm refusing to check sephora's website until the sale is over LOL

@ Mara - Yeah! Both the NARS blush palette and Naked palette was out for awhile, and like you, I had to keep checking the website every day haha I actually had to wait til the last day (Nov 2) for the blush palette to be restocked. lucky us ;)

a, said...

the nars palette i want the most out of the 4 items you got. no friends and familysale in canada yet, i have to wait for that!

just tututiny said...

What a great haul. I kept trying to decide what I wanted to get since I am not a frequent make-up user. Might have to look into the Naked palette after seeing yours but I know they are quite popular. Have a great weekend.

Tezza said...

ooh you got heaps of awesome stuff! i wish we had a sephora here haha

and thers so much hype about the blush palette, i can imagine how excited you'd be hehe :)


I really wanted that Nars Palette + Naked, but didn't get either of those. I just hate wasting makeup and want to use what I already have before buying more lol. I might just give in though. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Anhycakes said...

Thanks! I was eyeing that Nars cheek palette too! So pretty, but so pricey. =( The economy has definitely put a damper on my make up budget.