Haul | Fall 2016 Sephora VIB Sale

Holy smokes, it has been a very long time since my last post. I apologize for the radio silence. I could write an entirely separate post discussing my reasons for my absence but the brief explanation is that I'm simply prioritizing my personal life over blogging. I digress, you're here for the haul and here are the goodies I treated myself to.


I have a surprising amount hair products in this haul. I'm not usually one to care for hair, but since going shorter and lighter with my hair, I have actually appreciated styling a little more. The first thing in my virtual cart was the Drybar The 3-Day Bender 1" Barrel Digital Curling Iron. I haven't owned a curling iron in years as I typically just reach for my ghd flat iron, but sometimes I struggle to get those true ringlet curls and I'm hoping this baby can help me out.


I don't think I have announced my obsession with Verb yet, but here is some proof. Going cruelty-free made me realize that affordable, CF hair products are kind of challenging to come across. Here's where Verb comes in to save the day. All of their full-size hair products are $16CAD each and after trying a handful of their products, I have yet to be disappointed. I repurchased the Verb Leave-In Mist and the Verb Volume Kit. The Volume Kit contains back-ups of my favourite Volume Shampoo and Volume Conditioner, a Volume Spray I have yet to try, and a reusable pouch that I imagine will be great for travel.


Ouai is a brand I have wanted to try more from, and the Ouai Style Edit Set just seemed perfect. It contains the Wave Spray, Texturizing Hair Spray, Finishing Crème, and 6 hair ties (which a girl can never have enough of!).



Only one body product pick, no surprise there if you've followed me for a while. I ended up going with the Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish. Can't go wrong with a body scrub, especially in the winter!


Here is where it gets a little crazy. Let's start with lips. The NARS Moon Matte Lipstick in Indecent Proposal was the one thing that truly caught my eye from the NARS x Sarah Moon collection, so what better time than now to get 20% off a $30+ lipstick? Sephora also recently started stocking ILIA products and because I can't get enough of tinted lip balms, I picked up the ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in In Paradise. I needed a peachy coral shade and this just seemed perfect. If you haven't tried ILIA products before, I urge you to! Also, what's a Sephora haul with lip products without BITE Beauty? I couldn't resist the BITE Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Cava, a popular shade now with a new formula. My favourite formula.


I have a set of eyes and enough eyeshadow to last me years after years. I was tempted last year and this time around I gave in and got the BECCA Ombre Nudes Eye Palette. It's not that I don't love my Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette, I just wanted to see what else was out there. I had an incredibly difficult time making this next purchase because it isn't cruelty-free, but the Burberry Eye Color Wet & Dry Silk Shadow in Mulberry was just everything I had been looking for. It hurts. I might have to return it.


Despite having plenty of unopened mascara samples, I still can't part with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara. When Too Faced first sent me this, I thought I was going to hate it. I didn't like the original formula and I didn't like waterproof mascaras. I was so surprised when this quickly became one of my favourite mascaras for volume, curl, and length. I'm still not a huge fan of waterproof formulas though as they're a pain to remove, so I decided to give the Urban Decay Total Perversion Reloaded set a go. It contains full sizes of the Perversion Mascara and the Perversion Fine Point Eye Pen.


I wanted to restock on brow pencils so I went for two of my favourites. Welcome back, Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette! If I could afford to, I would only use this brow pencil to do my brows. I also picked up the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown to replace the one I just used up the other day.


Lastly, I picked up the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in Fair-Light Neutral. I love this foundation for quick application, but didn't have a winter shade. Now I do!


That's it! What did you pick up in the Sephora VIB sale?