Weekend Acquisitions - Sephora VIB Sale, Friend Swap, Julep Maven and Shoppers Haul

By Tuesday, April 08, 2014 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This past week the annual Sephora VIB Sale was on, and with the ability to save 15% off anything in store I was a mission to find something I needed/wanted. It was actually pretty hard to think of anything at all I should get...I really didn't need at thing. After picking up tons of stuff for friends I finally got the perfect item.  
This Too Faced Candy Bar palette offers 10 eyeshadows, a blush and highlighter all in a cute little iPhone 5 case...perfect for on the go or travel. It is regularly $30 CAD so I thought it was quite a good deal too.
I was welcomed to my Julep Maven box for April yesterday. It was great to find this little box at my door. This month I went for the It Girl box, which featured 3 bright polishes and two candies.
Flora: Exotic dragon fruit with blue shimmer Bailey: Hyped cobalt sheer Maren: Electric bubblegum sheer with blue sheen. Think I am most excited about Flora...so pretty. I'm very excited about these colours this month.
If you're invested in joining Julep Maven or even just want to try it I have a referral link (here) and if you use the code FREEBOX you will get (surprise surprise) a free box.

I had the pleasure of meeting up with two amazing Canuk bloggers on the weekend too...Sparkled Beauty and Rasilla from In a Nutshell. The two of them were so kind as to give me some goodies. Sparkled Beauty gave me a set of lashes, just the type I love, clear banded as well as a two pack of NYC lip balms. Meridith from Et Tu and You raves about these lip balms so I am super excited to give them a try.
Rasilla was so kind as to gift to me this amazing Quo/Orly SmartGels lamp. I have the original lamp but it is bulky and kinda of awkward. This baby is usually about $100 so seeing the $19.99 price tag makes me not feel too much guilt over her giving it to me. Thanks guys for the goodies.

While out and about I popped into a few Shoppers Drug Marts. I managed to grab some limited edition Essence goodies that I have been searching for as well as some natural Life Brand Baby wipes. The wipes were $2.99 and great for cleaning up after swatching for the blog.
As for the Essence I managed to score the Kalinka Beauty blush in 01 East Side Story (a beautiful bright orange-apricot), from the Bloom Me Up Collection a Blush Stick in 01 Chasing Lacy and a Shimmer Powder in 01 Rose It Up!. I  must say I love Essence collections for their inexpensive yet amazing items, but my collection of blushes/highlighters/bronzers is now getting even more out of hand. This year alone I've gotten three shimmer powders/highlighters...this must stop. Not that I am really complaining for the price tag/quality.

So that is what I picked up this weekend. I hope you all had a great weekend. Did you pick anything exciting up?

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 * I was not sponsored/paid in any way to do this post, all opinions are my own.