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Recent sales: Sephora and Kiehl’s

November 22, 2017
Sephora and Kiehl’s goodies

Hey, I bought some things a little bit of a discount. Wanna see what I got? I took advantage of sales last week at Sephora and Kiehl’s that happened to begin over the same weekend, which I’m sure was no coincidence. I grabbed a couple of things impulsively, but more than anything I took it as a chance to stock up on the kinds of products that I run through the quickest, in the hopes that I can push off needing to make additional purchases over the next several months.

Sephora goodies

At Sephora, I mostly stuck with skin/body/hair care and only bought two makeup items: the ColourPop Polite AF Super Shock Shadow Collection ($30) and the Sephora Collection x Utowa Pro Universal Curler ($19).

Actually, I also planned on buying a couple other things, but they were out of stock over the sale weekend. I had my eye on the NARS x Man Ray Noire et Blanche Lipstick Coffret, but it has been sold out since the prior weekend when the sale was open to Rouge members. Honestly, that probably saved me from myself, as its $55 and I already have more lipstick than I can use. I was also looking around for another loose powder to try as I’m getting low on my NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder and was interested in trying the Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder, but it went in and out of stock during the sale and I missed out on it.

Makeup from Sephora

The Polite AF set was increasingly appealing to me the more I looked at it, and the colors seem quite nice for everyday. I do want to make sure all of the Super Shock Shadows I buy are good for day to day makeup, because they’re a use-it-or-lose-it kind of product since they will eventually dry out. But in general, I love the quality and ease of the Super Shock Shadows.

The Sephora Collection x Utowa curler has been on my Loves list since it was introduced and I really don’t necessarily need another curler, but I have loved my Sephora Collection curler that I’ve been using for over a year now and I was just very curious about this one. Utowa is a brand that was founded by Hiroshi Uemura, son of Shu Uemura.

Skincare from Sephora

I also wanted to stock up on moisturizers, which I go through like water. The sale gave me the feeling that I could justify buying products that are normally a step above my preferred price range. All of the products pictured above are brand new to me and I’m excited to try them.

I landed on the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream for normal to dry skin ($48), Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel ($36), Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($20), and Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm ($18).

Hair care and skincare from Sephora

In the same vein of buying products that I regularly need to buy, I picked up some new shampoo and conditioner, and a re-stock of the dry shampoo and facial cleanser that I’m currently using. The choice of Rahua haircare was honestly based on some sample packets that Sephora gave me in the past, and it seemed really nice. I bought the classic shampoo ($34) and conditioner ($36).

The IGK Jet Lag dry shampoo ($29) is awesome-possum and this is my third bottle of it. And I bought the big full-sized bottle of the Clarins Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs and Moringa ($33) after trying a smaller bottle that came in a little set I found at a Clarins outlet. I was running out of it right when the sale started and Sephora happens to carry it in their small-ish selection of Clarins products.

Kiehl’s body care and skincare

Everything I picked out from Kiehl’s is new to me, and the one thing in this bundle that isn’t for me is that Oil Eliminator cleanser, which is for my husband. I’ve gotten him into using Kiehl’s, too. I bought some skin and body care for myself, and I picked it out with dry cold-weather skin in mind.

I wanted to try the Cucumber Herbal toner ($16) as I really enjoyed the Calendula Herbal toner but found all of the little flower petals in it annoying. The Cucumber toner is formulated for all skin types but particularly dry and sensitive skin. The Midnight Recovery Eye treatment ($37) is one I plan on saving once my skin is a bit less desert-dry, but the Midnight Recovery line tends to be really great and I’m just very curious about it. Lastly for facial care, I bought the Creme D’Elegance Repairateur ($29), which is for dry to very dry skin. This basically looks like butter and I started slathering it on my face as soon as my order arrived.

Although the Creme de Corps line is a big pillar for the Kiehl’s brand, I’ve actually never tried it before. So this time around I bought the classic Creme de Corps body moisturizer ($18) and the Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream ($22).

I thought I’d mention that while Sephora began carrying some Kiehl’s products for the first time this year, Kiehl’s has its own rewards program with $10 and $20 perks that are awarded based on accumulated spending. I think it’s more valuable than Sephora’s reward program, so I have stayed pretty loyal to Kiehl’s so far.

Did you pick up anything exciting recently, or are you saving up for any Black Friday deals?

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