22 January 2015

first sephora haul of the year extras: point perks + freebies

sephora point perks - dolce & gabbana dolce, bumble and bumble repair blow dry, clinique take the day off makeup remover, fresh life

Most Sephora orders probably wouldn't be complete without their point perks and occasional gift with purchases. I feel like I mostly justified my recent haul because of these, hahaha. I'm trying out typing paragraphs as well. I like to list things out because I feel like it's more clear, but at the same time I feel like it makes me write more unnecessary things...

First up, the perfumes! I usually never buy perfumes because I have so many from Sephora's samples and point perks, haha. I got D&G Dolce solely for the packaging - how pretty is that! It smells quite lovely as well. There's something unexplainable about this fragrance that I really like, it's floral but not too floral. I won't finish this bottle because it's purely for show, but the bigger version might come home with me one day. I also got Fresh Life because my sister had a deluxe sample as well, and I liked the scent. It's clean, fresh, and citrusy without being powdery. I'll keep it in my bag to use, but I won't be purchasing the full size. From what I've experienced Fresh fragrances don't last very long, probably 3 or 4 hours at most.

sephora point perks - dolce & gabbana dolce, bumble and bumble repair blow dry, clinique take the day off makeup remover, fresh life

I absolutely haaate washing my hair in the winter because it's so cold, and recently I've been blow drying my hair instead of my preferred air drying. My sister has the Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry and I liked it a lot so I wanted to try a different product from the brand, and Bumble and Bumble Repair Blow Dry was up as one of Sephora's 100-point perks. I've only tried it once and I don't like it as much as the one my sister has, so I won't be purchasing the full size. Clinique's Take The Day Off makeup remover, however, I do like! It's oil-based so it does a great job at removing makeup, and it leaves only a little bit of oily residue.

And lastly, the Pantone journal that everything is standing on was the most exciting for me. It was a one-day offer that Sephora tweeted. I love getting new notebooks, especially cute ones. I couldn't find the exact same one online, but there is a brighter version available (also the same alternate one that I have, haha) on Amazon.

23 comments:

  1. I got a delux size of that bumble and bumble stuff too!! I really like it, and even if I'm air drying my hair it seems to dry faster when I use this too. And that Little d&g perfums bottle is cute!!!

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  2. I love the Clinique remover!! Works so nicely!

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  3. I really want to try the Clinique Balm - Ive read such good reviews

    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  4. Such a cute haul - I want to try the Clinique Take The Day Off range. Ive read such good reviews

    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  5. Love all the products you get, all of them look so lovely. x


    www.birdieliau.com

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  6. I've really got to buy something like the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover - at the moment I take my makeup off with cleanser but don't usually bother taking off my eyeliner and mascara. Whoops. So I need something that I can use over my eyes. Awww, the Pantone journal is so so cute!

    http://technicolourdreamer.blogspot.ie/

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  7. Great haul, the perfume sounds amazing! x

    thebellenarrative.com

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  8. The Pantone journal looks amazing! xx

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  9. absolutely love Dolce right now- I totally understand it being floral but not too floral x
    eleanor's adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  10. Great haul! The dolce bottle is beautiful.

    Made in Mauve

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  11. I already went to buy the full size!

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  12. Maybe I'll try air drying sometime to test it out. A lot of people say that B&B products help their hair dry faster!

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  13. I love the swatches as well!

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  14. I'm slowly being introduced into different haircare products, B&B is one of my favorites so far!

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  15. Haha, extra virgin olive oil works just as well for removing stubborn mascara and eyeliner, though it will leave an oilier residue. I really like the swatches on the pantone journal as well, though I wouldn't mind one with just one big giant swatch on the cover either :P

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  16. It's one of my favorites at the moment!

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  17. It makes me feel really feminine and powerful, haha :)

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  18. It is, I love the little bow detail they put in!

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  19. I would love to see a review on the Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover as I'm highly considering purchasing it!


    Emily | ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  20. I actually ended up buying the full size, but I'm not sure if I should keep it haha! It's nice to use to take makeup off but now that I think about it, good old olive oil will work just as well :)

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