I haven't really done a beauty haul in a while on here! The other day I ran out of my staple Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer so I finally had an excuse to go shopping on Sephora again~ I had to use my MAC concealer while waiting for my Nars one to be shipped and I gotta say I kinda fell in love with it again? So I'll probably going back and forth with them! I like going to the store to see what new items Sephora has in stock and the quality of a product I've been eyeing, but I honestly don't really like buying from the store anymore. If you order online you get 3 free samples and can see a whole bunch of other deals that you wouldn't be able to if you just shopped in the store. I was able to snag some perfume samples, a deluxe rollerball of Marc Jacobs' Daisy Dream and a 500 point reward from L'Occitane Province!
But really, my favorite find was definitely Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea. I was able to maintain my VIB Rouge status for this year (a point of pride and shame all at once) and I didn't realize that I get access to exclusive products before it hits the stores or for the public online! I saw the preview for this line and I was so excited for it, I couldn't pass up this opportunity. I decided to pick up the Eyeshadow Palette, the Quench and Drench Lip Set and the Quench Lip Rescue in Rose.
The eyeshadow palette has a different consistency than other palette's in Tarte's collections. I've heard a lot of good things about Tarte and actually really love their lipsticks because of the minty and tingly feeling they have on my lips. This is my first purchase of any other kind of item from them and I love it. They colors have a creamy consistency and go on the lids like buttah. They're highly pigmented and the colors are great for a neutral eye. The packaging doesn't feel cheap and has beautiful colors. It feels and looks luxurious and I'm looking forward to having it in my purse for the Spring and Summer!
Ok, as for the lipsticks, they are absolutely amazing. The Quench Lip Rescue has the perfect amount of tint and is super hydrating. This duo is almost like a deluxe sample of the products. The Lip Splash Lipstick is a lovely shade that's perfect for work or school giving you a perfect shade that's subtle enough to give you that warm and welcoming glow. Pair it with the nude Quench Lip Rescue and your lips will not just look beautiful but will be hydrated all day long. I got the full size of the Quench Lip Rescue in Rose and I think I'm going to have to get all of them. This is an example of needing to go to the store to check which shades are good for me. I struck lucky with these but it's always a gamble when you don't see it swatched on your skin tone!
Ok so I was also really excited about this. Ever since it was announced that this was a 500 point reward I was looking for an excuse to place an order at Sephora. I've been having a weird I want this/I don't want this relationship with L'Occitane hand creams. I'm not the biggest fan of the smell but I love how it makes my hands feel ;-; I used to hate it but now my hands thirst for it. This one comes with a sample of it which I'm sure I will go through this week and buy the full version of by the weekend.
The pack came in a cute box and came with deluxe samples of the hand cream, cleansing oil, shower oil, skin oil and a really cute makeup bag.
To be honest I'm not sure if I'm going to warm up to these products but I am excited to try them out. I have really sensitive skin and it either really reacts well to certain beauty products or breaks and freaks out. I don't do a lot of cleansing or use oils or anything like that because my skin has always been fine just using water to wash it in the morning and night time. I do use face masks and a serum or two about once or twice a month but nothing major, thankfully. My mom passed on some wonderful genes. I'll do a post on my skin routine and exactly what I do one of these days.
So all in all I recommend everything in this post. I love everything from the Rainforest of the Sea collection that I got and can't wait to get more in stores when it comes out! These are VIB Rouge exclusives at the moment so if you are one then I suggest you grab something from the collection! It will be available online starting February 29th and in stores March 14th.