I may not have written much of anything on here in the past few months, but that definietly does not mean that I didn't shop! There was Imats, a Shopper's bonus redeemption, Black Friday, Christmas, Boxing Day.....You get the idea! I thought I would give you a quick peek at what I picked up and also an idea of what you can expect to see my thoughts on in the coming months...I really like to shop!
I guess I should start off with Imats as it was the first round of shopping that I did. At Imats I picked up -
My Imats haul was heavy on the KVD purchases! They were so great at that booth. The line up was huge but the assistants came around and gave out deluxe minis a few times. I thought that was a great idea, it gives you a little something for standing in line! I received a deluxe mini of Studded Kiss in Lolita, 3 Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in Exorcism, Nosferatu, and Berlin. Not bad for just waiting in line for 30-45 min! The prices were great as well, with a few bundle deals. I split one deal with a friend, she got the Shade Light Eye palette and eye brush and I got the Shade Light Contour palette and face brush. I think the bundle deal was about $120? We split the cost and each got what we wanted! The also had a couple lipstick bundles, of course I picked the nudes one! In the bundle I got Noble, Lovecraft, and Lolita, I paid $52 for the 3! not bad. I also picked up the KVD Lock-It Setting Powder for $38, which wasn't really a deal but it was something I was looking for! I wanted to get a Violet Voss palette but they were sold out by the time I got there at 11...so i picked up a liquid lip in the shade 'Muse'. I picked up the Royal and Langnickel brush set for my daughter for Christmas as she has been asking for a set of good brushes. I grabbed another BC430 crease brush while I was there. My sister and I split on some lashes as we both are wanting to give them a try and figured at $1 a pair it was worth trying out! I received the Clinique Take The Day Off wipes free as well as the Jordane Makeup Brush Cleanser.
Next up we have a few items that I picked up, a couple before the sale and a couple I am not sure of when...
Sephora Favorites-Glow For It and Trending:Beauty's Most Coveted. There were a few things in each set that I really wanted to try and so I picked them up before the sale. The Glow For It was sold out during the sale but the other was not. Oh well, you can't guess them all! I picked up a Mask Duo from The Body Shop to give them a try as well as the Vanilla Chai Apple set. I also received the larger Vanilla Chai set from Rakuten Affilate Network/The Body Shop for attending a video chat to learn more about The Body Shops Holiday sets.
Next we have the Fall Sephora VIB Sale -
I actually did better than usual during the Fall VIB Sale, probably due to the fact that I had already picked up a few sets! I picked up the Tarte Skincare set 'Ready, set, glow', Sephora Favorites - Beauty Sleep, a Huda Beauty lip set, Beseame Brightening Setting Powders, and the Tarte Blush palette. All at a 20% discount!
Next we had Black Friday in Canada! I am not sure if the deals are better in the US, I have never been! I do like going to a few places here for Black Friday deals though. I only hit up The Body Shop, Yankee Candle and of course Sephora! I was quite happy with my purchases and what I paid for them.
At The Body Shop I picked up the Vanilla Chai candle and Satsuma Body Butter. The deal was buy any 3 products for $33 and if you spent over $30 you could get the tote for $35 (I think thats what it was anyway!), my sister needed a foot scrub so she gave me $11 for it and there was my spend to get the tote which had Shea body butter, Almond hand cream, Chamomile makeup remover, Satsuma body wash, Drops Of Youth face mask, and a Cream Bath Lily plus the tote bag to carry it all in!
At Yankee they had a similar deal with x amount of spend you were able to purchase a tote for I think $30? Once again my sister and I split the purchase price cap, the small tumblers were on for $10. I picked up 'North Pole' and 'Candy Cane Lane'. In the tote I received a large jar candle in 'Berry Trifle', small tumbler in 'Magical Frosted Forest', votives in 'Alpine Martini' and 'All Is Bright', 'Balsam & Cedar' scented snowflakes, 'North Pole' car jar, a 'Snowflake Illuma-Lid jar topper, and of course a tote!
And lastly, Sephora! I picked up a few of the Black Friday deals including - Philosopy Purity, Sephora Collection Essential Rose Skin Trio, Nest Fragrance Trio, The Microdelivery Peel, Living Proof Style Duo, Tarte x2. When I was wondering in the store a bit I saw the Becca Blushed With Light Palette and it was on sale for $20.50, so of course it came home with me to!
The Saturday following Black Friday there happened to be a bonus redeemption weekend at Shoppers, so of course I went at it again! I was able to redeem twice at the top level, so $400 worth of stuff....
I went in knowing quite a few things I wanted to pick up. I have wanted to pick up one of the Fragrance samplers since last year but they were always sold out when I went in during a redeemption weekend, not this time! I was running low on Estee Lauder DW (2W3) so I wanted to pick up a new one, as well I had recently retried the UD Naked Skin foundation and really liked it so I picked up another in 4.5 (than found out, thats my summer shade....oops). I had been missing the Smashbox Undereye Primer and wanted to grab a full size of that as well. My daughter needed a new mascara so I picked up the sampler set, cause you know, I NEEDED more sample size mascara! The Bioderma Duo pack and Marcelle Micellar water because I liked both and figured I might as well! I liked the Burts Bees in the Coconut scent and they had a duo with it and a pear one! And lastly Essie in 'comfy in cashmere'. To get myself up to the required amount for redeemption I also picked up quite a few snacks...all eaten now!
The few beauty type products I received at Christmas -
It was a running joke with my sister about my old slippers being more than ready for the garbage, so she picked me up a new pair plus a pair of fuzzy socks! I also got the Tarte Tartiest Pro eyeshadow palette and a Sephora gift card. I was having trouble with lighting for pictures so hubby let me pick out a set of lights! I am noticing a huge difference in pictures now!
I restrained myself during the Boxing Day sale as well! I had really liked the samples of Kate Sommervilles Exfolikate and when I saw they had the small size with a moisturizer for $15 CAD I quickly grabbed 2! I should have picked up a few more, the small size retails for $29 CAD... The tarte set contained 2 FULL SIZE products! Blush in Tipsy and Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Golden Pink. Tarte blushes are my favorite and I didn't have Tipsy. I picked up the Shiseido set to try out the lipstick formula and I already know I like Ultimune Eye! I picked up the Boscia set to try out the brand, and the Konjac sponge! All of these sets were $15 CAD each, such great deals.
There were a few good deals during boxinf week but I restrained myself and only picked up one other item.
Too Faced was having a 40% sale!!! I managed to grab the Peach Palette for under $40CAD...at that price i couldn't say no! It did take quite some time to get to me, at least compared to Sephora, about 3 weeks.
Whew, so that's what I ended up picking up during the Fall sales! All together like this it's quite a bit of stuff! But it was mostly profucts I either knew I liked, ie repurchases, or products I was interested in trying out. Did you pick up any great deals before the new year? Anything you would like to see my thoughts on sooner rather that later? Let me know!