Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas @ Sephora

Every year for the past 3 or so, I have ordered special b-day gifts for myself at Sephora. The reason being is that I love the Christmas gift packages they sell. You can get larger than sample sized versions of stuff that you have wanted to try, but have not been willing to pay for a full sized version. Often you can get the entire gift set for what you would pay for 1 full sized item. I think this year was the best so far!

I bought the two Sephora gift samplers in the top photos. They have great stuff including such awesome brands as DuWop, NARS and Smashbox and most of the samples are nearly full sized. I couldn't resist the Bare Minerals extreme glitters either! Those are full sized and a great deal!

They also make great gifts if you know some make-up whores!


Deirdre Bunny said...

Nice! I am totally doing this.

How much did they set you back?

Lesley said...

Way too much because that isn't all I bought. It wasn't all for me though. I think the gift sets were $30-40.

Deirdre Bunny said...

I dropped a few blatant hints to my girlfriend, so we'll see if I find anything under the tree from Sephora this year.

When I used to live in San Diego, I traveled up to Orange County one day and happened upon a Sephora store in one of the way-too-ritzy malls. It was near Heaven-like.

I guess they have a lot more locations now, because apparently there are a few stores here in OR.

Tullulah said...

Whats Bare Minerals like?

I have always wanted to try them



Lesley said...

I like their eye shadows and cheek color, but I am not crazy about their foundation powder. If you watch one of their infomercials, it covers every little flaw, but I don't find it that great in real life. :)