Just a quick update of what I ended up purchasing with my 15% discount during Sephora’s CHICWEEK!

For those of you on the West Coast, there are still a few hours left to use the promo CHIC to get your 15% off! ♥

Here’s what I splurged on

Quickly about the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain; sadly, most of these were all sold out (especially in the shades I had my eye on), but I managed to get #15 Rose Vinyl, which is absolutely stunning (I will be doing swatches on this very shortly)!

Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 15 Rose Vinyl Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body Dior Gentle Cleansing Milk with Velvet Peony Extract
Dior Gentle Toning Lotion with Velvet Peony Extract Dior Instant Gentle Exfoliant with Pure Lily Extract Illume Eternal Nomad Lathering Body Scrub in Thai Lily
Illume Eternal Nomad Intensive Moisture Body Wash in Thai Lily Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores Dior Addict Gloss in 363 Dormeuse
Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation in #60 Classic Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup SPF 15 in #011 Crème
Again, for those of you that know what Ebates is and have yet to sign up, be sure that you do, as Sephora is offering 4 – 8% cash back with every purchase, just in time for extra savings during Chic Week!

I decided to pick up the Illume & Dior Skincare products on a bit of a whim; my skincare routine needs an update and my body needs some serious exfoliation and hydration (I am attending a wedding next month, and need to look pretty, of course).

My lovely (also a makeup artist and beauty blogger) friend Sarah recommended that I try Origins products awhile back, and Active Charcoal is a kick I’ve been on recently. After reading the countless positive reviews on this Origins Clear Improvement active charcoal-infused pore-cleansing mask, I decided it couldn’t hurt to give it a try. Keeping my fingers crossed for great things!

As for the sunscreen, it seemed like an ideal time to purchase the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body, since I refuse to step out into the sun unless my face is well protected with SPF – nothing suits a woman less than badly aged, sun damaged skin (a wide brimmed hat also does a girl good, but I digress).

Also, two new foundations to swatch and test out… I am on a hunt, my fellow fair-skinned-neutral-undertoned makeup warriors, to find that perfect foundation that can overthrow my love for NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia. Why you might ask? Well, because as much as I love my Sheer Glow foundation, I suspect there are other formulas out there that would look more natural. Less like makeup, more like perfect skin. I hear good things about both the Dolce & Gabbana and Dior foundations above, so hopefully the formulations and shades will be suitable, and up to par. Fingers crossed, please!

Last but certainly not least, I managed to get my hands on some Dior Addict Gloss in #363 Dormeuse. If anyone has been trying to purchase this from Sephora, perhaps you will understand just how incredibly difficult it is to get this between the seemingly impossible narrow restocking window, before it’s completely sold out again. But finally, victory! I will be swatching this, rest assured.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, and managed to get every last thing on your wishlist (a girl can dream, right?)!

Stay beautiful!