Ok enough talk about stupid shit that no one cares about like higher education and exercise. I know what you're here for-the makeup. Don't worry babe, I got you. I just ordered some really overpriced crap and I've been super excited to tell you all about it.
You know I talk about makeup a lot, but it's been a while since I've made a big Sephora purchase. I even held out in New York, in probably the most beautiful Sephora that exists. The thing about that store is that really, you could want everything. And shit ain't cheap. You have to make wise decisions, unless you want to give up everything else you have and live in cardboard box (albeit with an incredible makeup collection-which sort of sounds like an alright option). Anytime I go to Sephora or shop online, I pick out about double what I afford and end up putting half of it back. It's a painful decision making process, which I've spent more time on than I did choosing what to go to college for(seriously).
This time I bought 3 things: one is a new product that I just felt I had to have, one I've been thinking about for a while, and one that I've decided is a must have in my daily makeup routine. That sort of describes the criteria for all my Sephora purchases: New and Excited, Long-Coveted, or Staple Item. Let's just get right into it:
1. Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette ($68): I need everyone to do me a favour. If I buy any more eyeshadow in the next, say 3 months (I'm not even going to try for 6), call my mom and tell her that her daughter has lost all control. She's the only person who scares me enough to stop me. I really have way too much eyeshadow This palette(which was just released recently) really spoke to me though. It said "Buy me, sucker"- and I listened. I was drawn to it because it has a lot of shadows that are different from what I already own (about 6000 neutrals). I wouldn't say this is a great purchase if you don't have a lot of makeup-not enough practical shades for every day use. But I've heard very good reviews and I am happy to welcome it into my home.
2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light($52)- This is one of the most overpriced single pieces of makeup I've ever purchased. But I'm kind of at a point where I have enough foundation and blush and every day stuff like that, so I feel justified (sort of) in buying a few more unique things. This is finishing powder that is supposed to give you a glow without being sparkly or shiny like a highlight. Yeah, I don't know. It could be totally useless. But it was so expensive that I'm going to tell mysef it's a miracle product, regardless of its' actual performance.
3. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($35)- I've written about this spray before. I had only purchased the smaller bottles before because it felt like a lot to spend for the full size. But I've gone through two of those and decided I'm totally sold on this product. It really helps your makeup stay in place and keeps your face matte without adding an extra layer of makeup.
On a side note, Urban Decay is really starting to stand out as one of my favourite makeup brands. Their eyeshadow primer the best thing I've ever bought at Sephora. I love their eyeshadows, and their new Revolution Lipstick is the best non-Mac lipstick I've tried. I don't know what I'm getting at here. If you're gonna be dumb like me and spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup, Urban Decay is a good bet.
Marc Jacobs Honey VIB Reward (500 points) Sephora has a rewards card where you get points for all your purchases and you can redeem them for various cosmetic bonuses. I've been hoarding my VIB points for a long time, to the point that I had well over 1000, even though the biggest rewards are 500 points. I just felt like I had to wait and use them for the perfect thing. Kind of like when you hold onto a gift card for a long time because you don't want to waste it. This seemed like a good use of my hard earned points though. I love Marc Jacobs fragrances-I have Daisy and Lola(thanks Courtney!). Honey is the newest edition to the lineup. This gift pack came with a mini rollerball, a lotion and a little pouch for.....I don't know what, maybe a 20 bag and some papers. I'm looking forward to trying the fragrance out.
Mini Buxom Sculpted Lash Marscara (free)- This was from some other online promo that was going on. I always try to time my online Sephora orders with some sort of promotion, because they have lots that exclusive online. A friend of mine recommended Buxom mascara to me, so I thought this was a good way to try it out. And check out its' crazy S-shaped wand. Maybe it will be a miracle worker. I'm still really happy with my Revlon Lash Potion, and not really looking for a new mascara. But I'm down to try one for free.
So that's all of it. I have been eagerly awaiting this all week. And now it's over, and I have nothing to live for. Just kidding. Christmas is coming, and I am really looking forward to all the receiving I'll be doing.
As always, thank you for reading, and supporting my gross spending habits. Also, if you're interested I started an instagram just for this blog. That way I can post all I want about makeup and stuff like that without annoying my male followers. It's ruthandglory. So add it or not, I'm easy (not in that way, usually).