I finally received my VIB sale order in the mail this past week. I may have gone a little overboard with the amount of stuff I purchased but hey, the VIB sale only happens once a year. I made the order on Nov 16th and it took about ten days for me to receive my goods.
I wanted to get this post up as soon as possible because it seems like a couple of these items are disappearing off the Sephora website however, I'm hoping some of them can still be found at your local Sephora. All of these would make for a great Christmas gift for the makeup junkie in your life (or you). So I have posted my haul of the gift sets I got in hopes that this overview will help some of you out!
The first thing I got is the Ole Henrikson 3 Little Wonders. They have this set available year round and it includes 3 full size products. You get a full size truth serum collagen booster (1oz/30ml), Invigorating Night Gel(1 oz/30ml) and Sheer transformation brightening moisturizer(1oz/30ml). I was introduced to this kit by one of my good friends and her suggestions never leave me astray. In fact, this is my fourth time purchasing this kit and that in itself can atone to you how great the products are. I will be doing a more in depth post on this kit soon.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel 2.5 ml/0.085 fl oz (mini)
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray 50ml/1.7 fl oz (full size)
Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Cleopatra in New York 15ml/0.50 fl oz (full size)
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil 15ml/0.50 fl oz (mini)
Nars Blush & Bronzing Duo in Orgasm & Laguna 5g/ 0.17 oz (full size)
Nars Lipstick in Dolce Vita 3.4g/0.12 oz (full size)
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream 15 ml/ 0.50 fl oz (full size)
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Light 30ml/1.0 fl oz (full size)
Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner 0.5ml/0.016 fl oz (full size)
Too Faced Activating Mascara Base & Top Coat 0.9ml/0.30fl (full size)
Too Faced Flexistrech Nylon Lash Fibers 0.8g/0.02oz (full size)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin & Mushroom 1.5g/ 0.05 oz (full size)
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rollerball 10ml/0.33 fl oz (mini however full size for a rollerball)
The next gift set I purchased is the Tarte Pure Delights 8-Piece LipSurgence Lip Set. I have heard quite a bit of hype over these lip pencils and I believe they're one of the first of their kind (ie Revelon Kissable Balm Stain, Clinique chubby sticks). Anyways, the set includes 8 different shades in the original formula as well as a matter formula. This would be a great gift for someone starting out with makeup looking for to experiment with different lip colors.
Last but not least, I picked up the Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Anti-Aging Starter Kit, this was a great deal because for some reason it was discounted to C$50 and then along with 20% off (from the VIB sale) it was quite the steal. Even though this particular set is targeted towards anti aging it would work for a variety of people. This particular set is suppose to help with hydration, texture and the tone of your skin. Unfortunately, this set is no longer available on the Sephora website however they have the Art of Age Control Kit which is somewhat similar. I would try checking you local Sephora to see if they have any laying around. On a side not, make sure if you do decide to gift this or something similar, that the receipent doesn't take it the wrong way.
Well folks that is it for Part I. Be on the lookout for Part II which focuses on my singular purchases (no gift sets).
Hopefully, you enjoyed this post and were able to pick up some ideas. A lot of these sets can also be split up and gifted to more than one individual.