Beauty Hauls: Sephora 15% Off Spring Sale and Birthday Freebies

Sephora 15% Off Sale

A few weeks ago Sephora had their big 15% off spring sale. I decided to pick up a few odds and ends that I’ve been holding off purchasing. Most of these items have been on my wish list for a while but they’re a bit pricey so I’ve been waiting for a good sale to scoop them up.

First up is the Deborah Lippmann Nail Laquer in Harem Silks From Bombay (0.5 fl oz, $20) that I previously mentioned on my March wish list. This is my first Deborah Lippmann nail polish because I just can’t justify the hefty price tag. I really love the color and silk finish of this polish, though, and I’m happy to have gotten it on sale.

Another product I’ve been lusting after for months is the Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (0.35 oz, $45). It’s a cult product among beauty addicts and I must say, it absolutely lives up to the hype. It gives my skin a radiant, lit-from-within glow that warms up my complexion and gives me a sun-kissed look.

I probably already own too many blushes but the Clinique Cheek Pop in Berry Pop (0.12 oz, $21) has been on my wish list for a while. Berry Pop is a bit warmer-toned than it’s sister, Plum Pop, which works really well with the yellow undertones of my skin. I haven’t had a chance yet to thoroughly test this blush because I’ve been too busy marveling at the cute daisy design but I plan on doing a review of this blush in the future.

Lastly, I decided to pick up the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard (0.22 fl oz, $29). It hasn’t formally been on any of my wish lists but my current Estée Lauder concealer has been running low so I decided to add this to my cart. This is considered by many beauty bloggers to be the holy grail of concealers. For my part, I haven’t really been able to use this concealer much because it’s too dark for my current skin tone. I wish I had gotten this in a shade or two lighter but I might be able to make it work once I have a bit of a tan.

Birthday Freebies

I also picked up my birthday freebies from Sephora and Ulta since it’s my birthday month. The Sephora gift is a Make Up For Ever set containing samples of their Smoky Extravagant Mascara (0.13 fl oz, $13.57 value) and Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N9 Copper Pink (0.05 oz, $8.57 value). This is a pretty neat set. The samples look tiny but they’re actually about half of the full size which makes them great for travel. The Ulta birthday gift this year is a full size the the CK One Mascara (0.31 fl oz, $18). This mascara has an interesting brush. In the default setting it’s supposed to be used for lengthening and definition. Twisting the cap changes the shape of the brush, making it more dense which makes it great for volumizing. I’m really happy about these birthday gifts. Thank you Sephora and Ulta!

What beauty products did you pick up during the 15% off spring sale at Sephora?

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  1. Well, Happy (early or belated?) Birthday!

    I loved the Ulta and Sephora bday gifts this year – way to step it up!

    I also picked up that Nars concealer, but am not nearly in love with it as everyone else seems to be – how do you feel about it? You are going to die over the Hourglass powder. Seriously, it’s my favorite step every single day. Simply gorgeous.

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes 🙂
      I haven’t really used the NARS concealer enough to form a solid opinion but the few times I did use it it sheered out a lot once I started blending it so that isn’t really all that great. I hope to get better results once I get a bit of a tan and my skin tone matches the shade I picked up.
      The Hourglass powder really is awesome. I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

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