Saturday, April 14, 2012

Haul - DermStore, Sephora, and Urban Decay

I made it through my March no-buy only to go on a buying binge. Oops! I got a few packages this week to share.


I had a $25 off of a $50 purchase code for Dermstore that I received in my March GlamBag. It was set to expire on May 1, so I wanted to get it used. Here's what I got:

I picked up the LaVanila Healthy Sunscreen because I was down to a couple of deluxe sample moisturizers with sunscreen, and I don't particularly care for either of them. I had a sample of this one already, and I liked it. I will say that darker skintones might have a bit of trouble with this because it contains physical sunscreens, so I can leave a little bit of a white cast to the skin. Being ghostly pale, I don't have an issue with that.

I picked up the Skindinavia setting spray because it has been on my wishlist for a while now. I'm liking it so far, but I haven't done any specific tests to see if it has helped my foundation stay longer. I do like that it helps get rid of the powdery look after I set my face makeup.

I threw in the MOR lip balm to get me to the $50 limit to use my coupon code. I was disappointed when I first opened the tin because the balm had shifted and there was a huge glob on the lid. I knew it was older stock though (they have oval tins now), so it didn't bother me too much. I've got it on my bedside table to use at night.

My order included a couple of freebie samples, which I always enjoy. I haven't tried either of these yet.


I couldn't resist the Sephora 15% off sale, so I placed an order with them too:

I tried a sample of Nars Sheer Matte foundation in Siberia over the summer, and I liked it. It took me until now to bite the bullet and actually buy a bottle. The color is a perfect match for me, so I'm loving it.

I've been wanting to try Benefit's Erase Paste for a while now, so I went ahead and grabbed that too. This product glides on like a dream. I don't have to tug at all to get it to blend into my skin, and I think the color does a nice job of helping to hide my under-eye circles.

I included a picture of my freebies too. I was glad that Wonderstruck was one of my freebie options because I've been wanting to give that a try.

Urban Decay

My final order that arrived this week included:

I had looked for something colorful to purchase from DermStore and Sephora, and nothing was jumping out at me, so I decided to grab the Book of Shadows IV since it was on sale for $29 (Of course went down to $25 on HauteLook this week. *sigh*). I liked that it was a nice mix of neutrals and wearable, muted colors.

I'd also debated picking up the Shadow Pencil Stash before Christmas, so I figured I would grab it on sale for $12. The pencil in Sin will probably get a lot of use on lazy days.

I also grabbed a sale Pocket Rocket lip gloss. I wanted to get both Doug and David, but I waited too long, and Doug sold out. I was sad about that because I have and love Doug already, so a backup would have been nice. I'm happy to try a new color though, and I love the scent of these glosses. Yum!

Again, I got a couple of freebies. I haven't tried ay of UD's face primers, so I'm interested in trying those out.

What about you? Have you hauled anything recently? Or have you been good about not adding to your stash?


  1. Look at you go! I tend to do the same thing after a no-buy. Looks like you picked up some great stuff! I guess I better check out UD's site on a more regular basis, I didn't realize the shadow pencils were on sale.

  2. was quite a binge. I have a few other haul things to post too. I'm taking some pictures today, and I'm still waiting on a couple of items. I justified it all because I got a decent tax return.

  3. Great haul, you definitely picked up some wonderful products! I love your blog!
    xx, Kels

  4. I'm completely jealous of the UD products - I am seriously deprived in that department! :P I look forward to their potential reviews :D

    Also, I've given you the Sunshine Blog Award, check it out on my blog :)

    1. Is there a particular product you would like reviewed?

      Thanks for the award!