Friday, November 30, 2012

My Sephora Birthday Mini-Binge, or, when Whoop! becomes Woot!

For the last day of NaBloPoMo, I'd like to move the subject away from dieting and working out. But you deserve a progress report on my fitness level before I discuss important subjects like makeup, shopping, and shameless self-indulgence, so here you go:

The Pie Report

On this last day of November, I tip the scales at a sylph-like 172.6, which, although not great, is slightly better than I deserve, considering the mountains of pie that have taken over my house. (Seriously, my son's girlfriend came over for our Thanksgiving dessert buffet bearing a freshly-baked apple pie, which means we had a total of five pies between eight people. But isn't that adorable?)

At any rate, with regard to pie, I am like the gentleman who, when asked why he climbed Mount Everest, answered "Because it is there." As in, why has Poppy eaten so much pie? BECAUSE IT WAS THERE.

Also, the gym has not really been my thing of late, because my daughter has contracted Pertussis WHOOP! which is the fancy way of saying she has whooping cough. WHOOP! And has been barking like a seal for almost a week. And this means that the entire family is on antibiotics, and I couldn't go to the gym today, WHOOP! because I'm quarantining myself.

So I went on-line shopping. I was determined to use the $20 off a $50 purchase gift card that Sephora sent me because I'm a V.I.B. (I can't remember what those initials stand for. But I think it means I spend too much money at Sephora.)

Anyway, check out the cornucopia of crappe Sephora will be sending me!

This is what I actually bought.

Behold the magnificence of the Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Palette ($52.00)

Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Palette

Not that I need sixteen eye shadows, two Blushes, two bronzers, a highlighter, an eye shadow primer, a brush and three instruction cards. But Too Faced's Natural eye palette is one of my favorites, because the colors and textures are gorgeous. So I decided it would be fun to try some more of their products. (My thoughts on the Natural eye palette are here, at the bottom of a long post in which I argue that you really only need four shades of eyeshadow. Irony in action, people!)

The palette costs $52, which got me just over the minimum to use my gift card and qualify for free shipping.
Then I cashed in 500 of my Sephora VIB points to get

Sephora Beauty Insider 500 Points--All Day Makeup Set

Which is a collection of various primers and has trial sizes of a few products I've been wanting to try, like Lancome's eyelash primer and Smashbox's face primer. 

And then, because my birthday is next month, I got

Birthday Gift--Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo

and then, using Sephora's LITTLELUX coupon code, I got this

Kat Von D Pouch + 14 samples


Plus three more free samples which you can grab every time you check out at Sephora, and really, why stop now?

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream



MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microperfecting Primer

All for $35.25.
It's obviously going to be a Sample-o-rama around here! W00t!


  1. Have fun with the loot, and Happy Birthday!

  2. Keep up the good work ... I'm trying too!! I love Sephora, spend way too much there!

  3. LOL, I cashed in my VIB $20 today too. I got some Bumble & Bumble hair spray, Philosophy perfume and Buxom mascara. I didn't cash in any of my points, though. There will be much Sephora rejoicing!

  4. Our whole family-- ages 5 mos to 45 yrs- had whooping cough 3 summers ago. No one felt truly "sick" but we were all tired from nighttime coughing. Take care and hope your quarantine is short lived!

  5. Way to score!
    I went to Sephora last spring and am SOLD on the First Aid line.

  6. I just caught up and read 15 posts!
    I'm going to have a glass of red ...

  7. Great haul! Enjoy all the new stuff and happy, happy birthday.

  8. Hi, nice blog, I love Sephora! x


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