Sephora Haul | Birthday Month

Heya lovelies!

GUESS WHAT, IT’S BIRTHDAY MONTH. Most people just celebrate their birthday on the day they were born, but I like to start it at the beginning of the month because…

1. My birthday is at the end of the month (August 30) and I can’t wait that long.
2. Saves me from sitting at home in the evenings on Amazon adding things to my wishlist.
2. I can justify spending some money on a Sephora haul that I would normally be restraining myself from.

I’m also a firm believer in treating myself. So, today I’d like to share some things that I ordered from Sephora!

WOO! Let’s check out my haul!

I bought two things from the website, and the rest are freebies or samples!  I like to order online because I usually order over the $75 free shipping mark, and you can get more samples/ beauty insider rewards online, as well as coupon codes! The Sephora website rotates samples weekly so there’s always something new to try out.

Sephora was offering deluxe samples of ‘trending’ products. I quite liked using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion when I got my Naked 3 Palette (came with pod samples). I thought the lid was going to come with a mini applicator, but it’s just a squeezy tube.

I decided to redeem some of my beauty insider points for one of the rewards. I picked up a mini Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft. I always hear people harping on about how amazing KVD lip products are, so I decided to try it out. I’ve tried and loved the Kat Von D Lock-it Powder Foundation, (bought 2 compacts – pigmented and full coverage.) Smaller than I expected, but whatever.

 Nars Satin Lip Pencils in  Rikugien and Cruella. These are the Sephora 2015 Birthday Gifts, available for beauty insiders! I wanted to pick these up after seeing Emily get hers after a recent Sephora trip. Again, always hear people talking about how amazing Nars lip products are so I decided to give it a go. I’ve never tried anything from Nars so this was a first!

Kat Von D studded kiss lipstick in Lovecraft described as a ‘matte mauve pink nude’, (Little bit too dark to be a nude on me.) Applies matte, dries well, and lasts for a long time.

Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien is a frosted rose pink. Has more of a glossy finish than a rose finish. A nice brown-toned rose, suits me well but doesn’t have very long lasting power.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in a Cruella. A scarlet red. I don’t wear very many bold red shades. I feel like my lips are small and wearing a bold colour just accentuates that. However, it’s very nice to blend out. Probably will make more appearances during Christmas season!

 I caved. I caved and finally bought the ambient lighting powder from Hourglass. Am I a weak woman? Yes, yes I am. But I always swatched it in Sephora and thought it looked so pretty! I’m also a sucker for gorgeous packaging and it doesn’t get any more luxe than this.

This is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. Dim light is described as a neutral peach beige powder. I didn’t really want a highlighter since I’ve been using a Becca deluxe sample of their shimmering skin perfector and it’s the only one I really use… This powder is so finely milled and so lovely, looks incredibly flattering on the skin. It gives my complexion a lovely glow without looking shimmery. I opted for this over the ambient lighting palette because I wanted smaller packaging, and I have no real need for a shimmery highlighter and bronzer… NO RAGRETS!!

Sephora Meet Your Match 2015 set, with deluxe sample sizes for some cult lip and nail favourites. Mainly bought this for the Tarte lipsurgence pencil because I originally swatched Elite in store and fell in love, but couldn’t justify the $29 price tag… Found there was a mini version and some nail products in this set, which worked out because I love all of the colours!

I’ll be doing a full review of this set, so keep your eyes peeled! Should be coming out next week! πŸ™‚

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Here’s another one of my samples – a mini Atelier Cologne perfume in Sud Magnolia. I have another Atelier Cologne mini from a previous order (ssh) and this one is more citrus/floral scented, whereas the other was warmer/more earthy.

The text on the back of the poster is super cute! It says… “They met every year, without fail, always at the same celebration. He caught sight of her in the crowd. Her mask was adorned with white feathers and magenta crystals. He enjoyed a moment watching her search for him, but not for long as he yearned to have her dancing in his arms again.”

How sweet! ;_;

Anyway, this was my haul! Hope you liked it! Such a good feeling to buy something again after putting myself on a Sephora ban since school ended…

Have you tried any of these products? Which ones are your favourite? Have you tried any of the Sephora Favourites sets? 

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Hetastic Bro August 10, 2015

    Happy birthday in advance! πŸ˜€

  2. Happy early birthday! I thought the birthday gift this year was really nice – I love both of the lip pencils, and they excited me more than 2014 or 2013's gifts.

    If you like the ALP I highly recommend one of the blushes. They are just as finely-milled and glowy, and the lasting power is INCREDIBLE. I love Hourglass.

  3. sillyhime August 19, 2015

    Ah~ Happy early birthday! I got the Nars Lip Pencils as a Sephora Bday present too~ ;-; It got shipped to my Uni though so I can't swatch them until I get back from Summer break. /cries

    And eep! I'm so glad you got a Hourglass Ambient Light powder! πŸ˜€ It's so wonderfulllll~ I bought the palette and I fell in love. <3 I fell in love with hourglass. and I totally agree with Clementine! If you love the powder, you HAVE to try the blushes~~~ So beautiful!!

    – Aimee from


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