Sephora Beauty Insider Sale Haul

That’s right folks. Contrary to popular belief, I am not a V.I.B Rouge, or even a V.I.B. I am but a humble Sephora Beauty Insider, who does not get the 20% off coupon or any of the other perks. However, they do send out a $15 of any $50 purchase once a year which I usually jump on.

Here’s what I got this year!


Of course I got the birthday gift which is comprised of the Marc Jacobs Highliner and lipstick.


I had previously bought a full-size highliner when the product first debuted and had issues with the formulation so I returned it. I was happy to discover that they included this lil’ guy in the b-day gift because I heard they improved the formula and lemme tell ya – it is awesome! I will definitely be buying this in the full size. It actually stays in the water line and tight line and is SO richly pigmented.

The lipstick formula is fine but the color is not for me.

Boscia Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask



I am on the last few uses of my L’Oreal Volume Filler Night Cream so I figured I should re-stock. This time, I decided to try Boscia after contemplating re-purchasing the First Aid Beauty Hydrafirm Sleeping Cream (which is awesome). I have heard good things about this brand and hello, the packaging is pink.

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub


The other day I realized I hardly EVER exfoliate my skin, which is NOT good. Aging skin needs to be exfoliated (gently) every so often to remove dead skin and help decrease skin shedding.

I decided to go with this one based on reviews that the actual scrubbies were quite small (and the smaller, the better). After I got this in the mail, I realized that Clinique markets it to people with oily skin (which I do not have), but so far I am really liking it, especially for the price.

Alterna Caviar Repair 500 Point Perk



I have been in the market for new shampoo and conditioner and have been really trying to steer clear of the crap from the drugstore. I also ran out of my Redken Anti-Snap leave-in treatment so I was overjoyed when I saw that this set came with shampoo, conditioner, as well as two leave-in treatments. I have used the entire set a couple of times now and I realllllly like this line.