I’ve always been jealous of Sephora’s Family & Friend’s sale!
So when I saw this pop up in my email I was ecstatic! Now we have the same offer in Singapore & Malaysia! *YAY*
Are you gonna get anything?
*waves* I am finally back guys!!!
It has been a really interesting past month, decided to fly back to Brisbane & flew back within the next 2 days! + some other stuff happened in my personal life. Phew*
I am back & I will be working harder with more post okay! Post-Nike 10KM run, so pardon me if I get all gibberish! Anyway when I got back to sg, I met GF & of course we hit our usual hangout spots!
The overview! D: hehe.
Polishes were from timtam, GF passed them to me when we met & babylips from Watsons!
So YSL opened in Singapore, whilst I was in Brissy & of course I had to visit YSL when it opened here! I didn’t get this in Singapore though & I am glad I got it in Brisbane because they do not have this colour in Singapore!
I loveeeeee the Rouge Volupté lipsticks! <3 They feel soooooo good on the lips!
So prettttyyyyy! Love how I can sheer if out for a more natural look!
I am probably the last person on the universe talking about this, I’ve been eyeing it since it launched but I’ve been trying to convince myself that I do not need this since I already have the Naked palette, but I succumbed.
<3 I finally have you!
Not many pictures since I’m sure you guys must have seen a whole lot!
Swatches! I actually really really like the colours!
Next we hopped over to Chanel, well because I really wanted the lipstick & polish duo! Plus they are all LE, I knew I needed to get them! :/ LOL!
I went in to get the infidel duo, but I got sucked into getting delicastesse! Which I am really I glad I did because I have been using it as my everyday lip colour!
Délicatesse. Look at the duo!!! So prettyyyyy! <3
The colours are really similar! I’ve not had a chance to do swatches of nails + lips but they do make a good duo!
Délicatesse is actually slightly satin looking on the lips which I am really enjoying!
Another product which I have been eyeing for a long time too! Plus both Sephora keeps selling out of this colour! I finally managed to get the last one from NAC!
It is a gloss but stays on the lips for a really long time, plus it is really shiny!
Having the world’s worst writers block so i hope you guys enjoyed, the pictures at least. Because I wonder if my words even made any sense. lol!
Have a great week ahead guys!
So if you are following me on instagram (if you’re not why not! haha kidding) you would know that this early afternoon Mister DHL has finally arrived with my parcel. It sparked lot of oohs and ahhs on my instagram! It came in the early afternoon, I tweet, I swatched, I edited and blogged! All in a day, phew!
You would already know from the title where this whole post is going! Sephora + Pantone Universe has termed the Colour of the year 2012, tangerine tango! Honestly I was really intending to get this, however I caved in and honestly I am glad I did because it is gorgeous! :’)
I’ve not used any products from Sephora, I usually do not like ‘home brand’ products, haha I am a little bit biased like that and they are usually not very well made. However I did my fair share of research and have heard how great the products are so I thought, why not give them a chance!
Okay enough of the ramblings, let’s get on to what you guys want to see, the swatches! Do be prepared for picture overload, I just had to it was so gorgeous
Honestly the box is soooo heavy, I paid quite a bit for shipping because of how big, bulky, heavy it is! A little unnecessary to me actually. Though I must admit it is really quite pretty and I was impressed.
Ummm, yeah just trying to show you how HUGE the box is. LOL! Very big right?
When opened *gasp* It has a SUPER DUPER thick plastic on covering it hence the glare you see.
After removing the plastic, everything in it’s own compartment.
I have a weakness for things that come in sets!
Each product has the colour of the year or in some cases inspired by colour of the year.
Okay! Let’s move on to each individual products shall we?
First up, the eyeshadow quad. It opens and closes the way the Inglot palette does, with the magnetic clasp which I really really love! Don’t try opening it the usual way because trust me it won’t, just slide it and it opens!
I love how Carnelian looks because it’s just so well done and appealing to look at!
Swatches without a base, they are nice creamy easy to apply colours. I have not tried them on my eyes so I am not sure on how they wear however the colours look well balanced though I wish there was a brown colour instead of Sparrow. Nevertheless Sparrow is a gorgeous colour which when applied lightly can work in the place of a brown, it might have more dimension too being a plum colour.
The blush duo made me really excited, since I don’t have many matte blushes and this is a matte blusher + colour of the year with shimmer!
Everything has the cute spirals which I really like. Sephora describes Coral as Colour of the year + gold shimmer & Desert flower as a light orange matte.
Prisma Chrome Blush in Apricot Brandy. This I was really not that excited for, it just looks a little blah however when swatched it actually looks really glowy and has a slight gold hint which I adore! It is not powdery at all, it glides on really nicely when swatched. I think this would make an awesome highlight though it was promoted as a blush.
Swatches without a base. I really love the cheek products and I am really excited to try them out!
After I swatched Coral from the duo there seems to be abit of fall out, so there might be a bit of fall out when applied, however I think it’s not excessive and can be worked around.
Colour of the year Creme Lipstick. I love the lipstick ALOT!!! I like the packaging, it has a magnetic snap (I know there is a high end brand that has it too, not sure which one though). The colour of the lipstick is not something which I would gravitate to, but honestly I am not scared to try! It has a sheer finish but it is very buildable!
Color of the Year Lip Gloss comes with a doe foot applicator. Needless to say, the colour is absolutely gorgeous and it is very pigmented too! It does have tiny shimmer bits so if you dislike shimmer you might not love this. However the shimmer make it look sooo gorgeous on the lips, it is slightly tacky but not sticky. The little gold shimmer will still stay on your lips even after the gloss fades away.
The flat doe foot applicator, which I prefer in comparison to the usual doe foot applicator. It has a scent but I really can’t put my finger to it. It is not an unpleasant scent by any means, it has a bit of a fruity scent and even after application I can still get a tiny whiff of the scent.
Color of the Year Eyeliner in Tangerine Tango Twist. I honestly find it a tad weird to get a tangerine colored eyeliner! I might try this on my lower lash line (I am not sure if you can use this in the waterline), when I can use eyeliner again. It is very creamy and soft when swatched it glides on easily, however with easy application comes how lasting will it be on my lids? That’s something we will discover in due time.
Swatches without a base. The lip colours are stunning aren’t they?
Tangerine tango 2012. I love you!!
Retails for USD$68 + the crazy shipping, it amounted to about S$120ish which I feel is really worth it. For 6 products, some products which have more than 1 colour (blush duo & shadow quad) it is really really worth every penny. I was soooo skeptical about ordering a Sephora brand product but I have no regrets. I love most of the products and would definitely be using them You can even order the set and share them with your sister/mother/girlfriends, especially if all of you like different stuff!
Being a BeautyJunkie, the word limited edition always gets me in a terrible way, this being limited edition meant I need it in my life & I am really glad I do Will I only use this in 2012, definitely not! I think I will be getting good use out of this set!
Colour of the year 2012 – Tangerine Tango, for you? Everyone should have some tango in their life!
P.S. After seeing my instagram picture, one of my readers asked me to open a sephora spree! If you are interested please email/tweet me okay!
You girls are so awesome Spree opened! Click here!
Just thought I’ll share with you guys the last haul of 2011! I went on a Makeup Forever crazeee! Really lovin’ their products I want to try more & more of their products, maybe the next product might be smokey lash!
Anyway group shot of everything I got!
I know all of here probably love Sephora to bits, but sometimes once it gets to Singapore it’s so over priced or even worst we can’t get some stuff here!!
My friend text me today telling me that she has a 15% coupon from Sephora & I thought I’ll share the love with you guys too! She is going to order on Friday so if you want anything you have to act fast! I think I will stop taking orders by 2200 on Thursday.
Just some quick terms and conditions so we are on the same page
1. This is only open for my Singapore readers (sorry to the rest of you!)
2. You will not receive any samples, since she will only be making one order only
3. Shipping cost is to be shared amongst all spree participants
4. Initial shipping of SGD3 per item is to be made and a 50cents handling fee (to cover all the materials) will be charged for each order.
Gift sets will be charged by how many items they contain.
5. In addition, local postage will be calculated when items arrive in Singapore, which would be in about 3 weeks.
6. I will not be responsible for lost or damaged items by Singpost so please try to opt for registered mail
Joining the spree would indicate that you are agreeable to all the conditions listed above
What can you order?
You can order anything from Sephora.com except fragrances and nail polishes.
How to order?
Email me at elizaheartyou (at) gmail (dot) com in this format
Colour / Size(If applicable):
Price in USD:
Repeat format for additional items*
Total Price in USD after discount = (Total price of all items * 0.85)
Total in SGD = USD x 1.35 (According to paypal’s exchange rate + fees) + (3 x number of items) + 0.50
Payment modes will be via iBanking, more details will be given when you email me!
Quick email me now if you wanna get your beauty fix at a lower price!
Not sure if you girls like this idea but I have a friend living in the states so she does inform me of regular sales, if you guys want to see more of these kinda spree do leave a comment and tell me
My sephora haul in video! I personally prefer watching more than reading hauls! I rambled abit more in the video than in the blogpost!
p.s. I have NO idea why the video alignment is so odd in this video! :/
So about a fews weeks ago I posted a blog post announcing the Seohora Family & Friends sale! Not too sure how many of you caught on it & seized the chance to order some stuff, but I definitely did!:) I ordered some things which I needed & some that, I didn’t need :p haha. My friend Wendy helped me to get all my stuff! So thanks Wendy! <3
Let’s start out with the things I needed, so I feel slightly less guilty! :p haha. I needed a new serum & I know I did a post where I featured hydraquench, but I also wanted something to brighten my skin! & when I saw this on the site, I knew I had to get it! Clarins + set + sale = I have to get! haha that’s the Clarins junkie in me talking! It was a really good deal! For the amount I paid I would only be able to get the serum in Singapore, with $10 extra change. For the same price I managed to get the serum (full size), day lotion (full size), night cream(baby size), spf 50 (baby size). Pretty good deal! I’m probably gonna use this in the night & use hydraquench in the day! If you guys want to see a skincare routine post do let me know!
On to things which I didn’t really need but wanted. First was my MUFE HD foundation, I have been dying to try this! I hear so many things about it & it retails for like $78 in Singapore (correct me if I’m wrong). So when I knew about the sale I decided this is something which i NEED! I’ve used it once & I like it However if you are the kind which need heavy coverage, or have scars that you want to cover up. This is not going to work as well for you. I’m NC45 in MAC & I use #173, if you were wondering.
Next thing I got which I have been leeming for abit, which is also kinda pricey is the YSL Touche Eclat in #4! I have been thinking of it for awhile but never got around to getting it, so I decided to seize the 20% & get it! I’ve tried it once so abit to preliminary to decide how I feel, will probably do a review if anyone wants to read a review
I have been on a NARS kick! Been getting so many things from NARS, they have amazing products! Pity we don’t get it in Singapore! I got the Follow the boys lipgloss set, because I love baby sized stuff! It comes with Easy Lover, Turkish Delight (super excited to try this!), Moon Fleet & Sweet Revenge. Swatches for these will be up later on, once I’ve used it! I kinda don’t want to use it, they look so cute in the box, but I will!haha!
Blush! how can I skip on that right? :p Nars Blush in Desire! Pretty pretty baby doll pink, it is very sheer but definitely can be build up! I feel that NARS blushes are very universal, they make it in a way which suits fairer & darker skin tones! I love that about NARS! Good on you NARS
I went abit crazy on NARS lippies! I really wanted to try them, I am kinda upset with the colour selection though! Especially since I was unable to swatch them, I based them off a few site & they colours came out so different! They are not as wearable as I wish they were. I got Shrinagar, Manhunt & Niagara. Shrinagar freaked me out!! When I opened it I was stunned, it was purple, on my lips however is more of a berry, purplish, plumish colour! Quite different from the swatch on my hand! Manhunt is just a sheer red colour, not a colour I will wear on a daily basis but it is a nice colour to have! The most wearable one I would say is Niagara it is a coral colour which I am not extremely fond of BUT I think I might start to like it after using it more often. I LOVE the formulation, they are really very moisturizing! I wish I had gotten Honolulu honey! ahh! Next time next time!
That was it for my Sephora haul! I actually ordered brushes from Sigma too, but that is gonna be in another post! If you want a review on any of these products do let me know!
Did you haul during the sale? Let me know if you did! I love watching/reading hauls! They are the best! I did a haul video if you want to check it out!
I hope everyone is having a good public holiday (resting I hope) & I will catch you guys soon!
It’s only been 3 days?! haha I feel like it’s been ages since I started this! :p Let’s see how I’ll last doing this! HAHA.
Day 3 is *drumrollll* stereo rose MSF!! It’s limited edition & highly coveted! haha glad I have this blush in my collection!
I’m gonna try to have a different face for all the operation blush out! haha let’s see if i’m gonna be able to do that! haha excuse the messy hair! My hair was not done yet when I took the photo! :p
I have a small teeny haul! Will do a blogpost soon! I bought some drugstore & high end stuff!! I grabbed 2 things from Sephora too yesterday! So will probably combine them & do a post! I got something from Watson’s which I’m super excited to show you guys! I used it when I was in Australia but I think it just got released in Singapore? haha Not too sure but it seems rather new from the way they were promoting it! I’m so glad I was able to get it here!
OH! & I managed to get the ELLE magazine with the Agnes B cosmetic bag! yayys
Ps. new video up tomorrow!
In case any of you want things from Sephora! They are having their annual friends & family sale! Great time to get early christmas presents for your love ones or even yourself! Been eyeing on something? Time to get it now!
If you are interested I’ll be holding a small spree! Drop me a PM if you are interested!
I will be using Vpost for shipping, in case you wanna know!