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Latest Sephora Haul from the April 2018 VIB Sale

If you follow Sephora you’d most likely know about their semi-annual sale that happens in April and November. The most recent sale was April 20-23, 2018 and the discounts were 10% off for Beauty Insiders and 15% off for VIB and Rouge.

I saved up a wishlist these past several months to buy during the sale since every little bit of discount helps! Most of my wishlist items are skincare products. I’m at that age where I really need to ramp up taking care of my skin. My major concerns are dullness and uneven texture, some areas of my face are oily while some patches are so dry they’re flaky. I’m also getting more fine lines and wrinkles. So the products I buy are mainly to combat these issues.

My current skincare routine has 5 steps in the morning and 8 at night. I plan on making a more detailed post about it in the future. Some of the items I bought this time are products I already use, some are new ones I can’t wait to try!

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SK-II Pitera Essence Set, comes with:
♥ Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
♥ Facial Treatment Essence
♥ Facial Treatment Mask
I’ve always wanted to try SK-II’s essence, it’s established and loved by many. The problem for me was the price, so I never took a chance on it. Back in February though, Sephora gave out a free Lunar New Year sample box which had a tiny bottle of the essence. I didn’t want to love it but I did..I really did. My skin absorbed it all and I noticed an improvement the next day. If you’re thinking about buying the essence, it’s better value to buy this set. The 75ml bottle alone and this set which also includes the 75ml bottle are both $125. You might as well get the other 2 items ‘for free’! The clear lotion which is basically a toner comes in a plastic bottle. The essence comes in a glass bottle. I’m looking to replace my current toner because I’m running out, so I’m pretty excited to try this out!

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Drunk Elephant Rise + Glow Duo, comes with:
♥ B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
♥ C-Firma Day Serum

Drunk Elephant NightBright Duo, comes with:
♥ T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
♥ Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

These are the smallest bottles you can buy of these products. Each bottle just measuring at 8ml. Drunk Elephant offers them in a variety of packaging and sizes like 15ml, 30ml, 50ml. I first bought them last year during the November sale and after 4+ months of use, I am a believer! Of these 4 products though, the absolute must-haves for me are the C-Firma Day serum and T.L.C. Framboos serum. The reason why I still bought them in this duo packaging instead of just the 2 bottles individually is because of the per unit value. The cost per ml is the cheapest in these 8ml sizes.

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There are little holographic stars on the NightBright Duo!

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sephora skincare makeup cosmetics sale vib "beauty insider" rouge "sk-ii" "drunk elephant" benefit brow "Facial Treatment Essence" "C Firma Day Serum" review "tlc Framboos Glycolic" "Marula Luxury" oil face "Protini Polypeptide Cream" 2018

Drunk Elephant Acid Trip Kit, comes with:
♥ C-Firma Day Serum
♥ T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
♥ Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
This is a new set/packaging Drunk Elephant released. The bottles are halfway between the mini size and the full size. The cost per ml is cheaper than the full size but still more than the mini 8ml bottles.

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The packaging sure matches the acid trip theme!

sephora skincare makeup cosmetics sale vib "beauty insider" rouge "sk-ii" "drunk elephant" benefit brow "Facial Treatment Essence" "C Firma Day Serum" review "tlc Framboos Glycolic" "Marula Luxury" oil face "Protini Polypeptide Cream" 2018

sephora skincare makeup cosmetics sale vib "beauty insider" rouge "sk-ii" "drunk elephant" benefit brow "Facial Treatment Essence" "C Firma Day Serum" review "tlc Framboos Glycolic" "Marula Luxury" oil face "Protini Polypeptide Cream" 2018

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
This is a new product for me. I want to replace my current face lotion as I feel it’s not doing enough. This is quite expensive for a moisturizer but given that my skin really liked Drunk Elephant’s other products, I was willing to give this a try. I hope I can report back with good news in the future!

sephora skincare makeup cosmetics sale vib "beauty insider" rouge "sk-ii" "drunk elephant" benefit brow "Facial Treatment Essence" "C Firma Day Serum" review "tlc Framboos Glycolic" "Marula Luxury" oil face "Protini Polypeptide Cream" 2018

sephora skincare makeup cosmetics sale vib "beauty insider" rouge "sk-ii" "drunk elephant" benefit brow "Facial Treatment Essence" "C Firma Day Serum" review "tlc Framboos Glycolic" "Marula Luxury" oil face "Protini Polypeptide Cream" 2018

Benefit Cosmetics Soft & Natural Brow Kit, comes with:
♥ Goof proof brow pencil (full size)
♥ 24-HR brow setter (mini size)
♥ High brow highlight & lift pencil (full size)
♥ Shaping stencils
♥ Stencil holder
I actually bought this set for my mom. She’s used it before and is a big fan of the brow pencil and the highlight pencil. The stencils are kind of useless because they aren’t the right size and shape for her face. The reason I re-bought this kit is because of the price. It costs $62 when you buy the brow pencil and highlight pencil individually, while the kit only costs $46. So you might as well save some money while getting more products!

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BUDGET BREAKDOWN
SK-II Pitera Essence Set $125
Drunk Elephant Rise + Glow Duo $29
Drunk Elephant NightBright Duo $36
Drunk Elephant Acid Trip Kit $100
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream $84
Benefit Cosmetics Soft & Natural Brow Kit $46
Subtotal $420
VIB 15% off Discount -$63
TOTAL $357

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