Sephora Rouge VIB Haul

Today I want to share with you what I order from Sephora during the Rouge VIB event. I have not tried all the products yet, so this is just an overview. More detailed reviews will be on my YouTube channel sometime in late May.

Sephora VIB Rouge is a customers loyalty program. If you spend over $1,000.00 in one year, you will be become a VIB Rouge customer. In addition, the VIB Rouge program comes with many benefits. One of these benefit is a 15% discount on all purchase, during the VIB Rouge event, which occurs twice a year. This is a great deal! Since I work in the industry I know all retailers’s promo calendar, so I usually will map out what I need to purchase from each store. For Sephora, I usually only purchased the exclusive brands.

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1. belif First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask $34 1.68 oz
What it is:  A brightening mask that can be left on overnight to reveal radiant skin by morning.
Usage: Gently apply a thin layer to face, avoiding the eye and mouth area, after cleansing and toning. Leave on overnight and wash off in the morning with a cleanser. Follow with a serum and moisturizer.

2. belif Classic Essence Increment $46 1.66oz
What it is: A nutrient-dense essence that nourishes and hydrates skin to improve skin elasticity, tone, and texture.
Suggested Usage: Apply evenly to face and neck, after cleansing and toning. Use daily, morning and evening.

3. belif Tea Tree Oil
I’ve used this tea tree oil a few times already and it appears to help reduce the redness of blemish and it smell so good !! Love it.

What it is: A targeted tea tree oil treatment that helps soothe and heal blemishes.Suggested Usage: Clean affected area. Apply one or two drops onto a cotton swab or wool bud and apply a thin layer to the blemish.

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REN Refresh Your Radiance Set $55

I was introduced this brand by my friend , he gave me a sample of Glycol Lactic Radiance Mask. After just one time, my skin looked brighter and the blemish visibility was reduced. I can’t wait to try all these products.

What it is:
A powerful four-piece collection of REN’s bestselling products from the Radiance range for soft, fresh, radiant skin.

This set contains:
– 1.02 Micro Polish Cleanser
– 1.7 oz Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
– 0.5 oz Satin Perfection BB Cream Sunscreen SPF 15
– 0.7 oz Resurfacing AHA Concentrate
– Muslin cloth

 

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Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum SPF 20 $53 1.oz

More and more brands coming out he serum foundation, this foundation feel so light and offers medium coverage. I love the texture, however, the scent smells like 1980’s body powder … 🙁

What it is:
A lightweight foundation serum that creates an enhanced complexion and a sheer finish.

 

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Breakups To Makeup Bag $24

I just love the message on this bag, so cute and so true. This makeup bag actually holds lots of makeup up items, and it look so chic.

 

 

GLAMGLOW Supercleanse and Thirstycleanse review

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Many people don’t realize how important it is to have clean skin. Ask yourself this: do you take less than 3 minutes to wash your face? If your answers is YES, you probably don’t have a clean face. If your skin is not clean, all the skin care products and makeup will build on top of the skin. In fact, unclean face is one of biggest reasons we break out. Clean skin is important. “So how long do I need to wash my face?” or “What products should I use?”

Taking a longer time to wash the face is not the solution. Using the right cleanser is what you need. Know your skin condition before you purchased the cleanser.  Glamglow recently launched two (2) new face cleanser: supercleanse and thirstycelanse. After using both cleansers, I really liked them! They change from mud to foam which is very unique.

Supercleanse is great to use a few times per week for deep pores cleanse. This cleanser makes your skin feel so refreshed and clean. My tip is to use this mud cleanser as a mask. First, apply a large amount of mud on the face and avoid the eye area. Wait for few minutes, then add water and transform the mud to a cleanser. By the way, I love the eucalyptus smell! It’s so refreshing.

$39 / 5.0 oz

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Supercleanse contains the following key ingredients:

  • TEAOXI® Technology (Eucalyptus Leaf Powder): Delivers natural eucalyptol, natural linalool oil, and powerful flavonoids to soothe and treat skin.
  • K17 and Mediterranean Clays: Detoxify, refine skin texture, and balance problem-prone skin.
  • Bamboo Charcoal: Provides balanced replenishment to the skin with essential bamboo minerals.
  • Black Cumin Seed Extract: Provides antimicrobial and antioxidant properties to help provide a more clear complexion.

The Thirstycleanse is designed for dry skin but I still feel a little to dry for my skin. So if you have very dry skin, I would recommend you use this only a few times a week but not daily. I also found that I like to use this mud cleanser as a hydration mask after any mud or clay mask.

$39 / 5 oz

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Thirstycleanse contains the following key ingredients:

  • Brazilian yellow clay to help to remineralize the skin, pure green coconut water to immediately boost skin for intense hydration.
  • Olive milk rich in olive lipids and proteins to replenish skin.
  • Plumeria flower blossom extract rich in omega 3, 6, and 9 to restore the skin barrier function.
  • Indian gooseberry revitalizes and restores natural skin clarity while TEAOXI® olive leaf powder delivers natural linoleic acid to maintain moisture.

Glam Glow was famous for the mud treatment, but personally I found that it’s a bit pricey for their mud. So if you are on a budget, these cleaners would be a great way to experience them.

* Ingredients info are from Sephora.com

 

Sephora VIB Rouge 20% Haul

It’s almost time for Christmas shopping and I plan to share my favorite cosmetics products! I know each person has a different budget so you can also find great products from drugstores, other speciality cosmetic stores, department stores and luxury shops. I hope you will find what I’m about to share useful!

If you received  an e-mail from Sephora that says you are now “VIB Rouge”, it simply means that you have spent a lot of money lol. But being at Rouge level is not a bad thing at all. For example, you get  free shipping on all your purchases all year.  For today’s post, I am going to share with you the biggest event at Sephora, the VIB Rough 20% off everything in store. This ends Monday, November 10, 2014.

The only stores offer 20% off are Sephora and Ulta. But Sephora carry much high end brands so I usually will take advantage of this event.  Below items are what I purchased from online and in store:

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1. Glam Gift Sexy 2014 $69
This kit contains a full size Thirsty Mud which is $69 so you get both the Super Mud and Youth Mud for free and it’s usually $19 each. I recommend deep cleansing for your skin weekly. This will help keep your skin feel smooth and clean which can prevent further breakout!
Thirsty Mud 1.7 oz  / Super Mud 0.5 oz / Youth Mud 0.5 o

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2. Sephora Favorites $29 
If your budget is smaller and you are still look to try different masks,this can be great deal! This wonderful box contains 5 deluxe sizes you can try.
Origins Clear Improvement  1.7oz / Bosica Luminizing Mask 1.0oz / Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber gel maks 0.5oz /Galmglow Thirthymud 0.5oz

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3. Josie Maran Winter Dreams Agran Skincare Collection $39 
If  you are looking for Organic cosmetic available at Sephora, I would recommend this brand. I’ve been using their Argan oil for a little over one year now. I find it very  useful when I travel. I use the oil for everything.
Argan Cleansing Oil 1.9 oz / Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment /
Pure Argan Oil 0.5 oz / Argan Infintiy Intensive Cream Oil 0.5oz /
Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 0.5 oz / whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream 1 oz

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4. Sephora Favorites Cologne Sampler $60 
This is one of the best kits you can buy! It’s mostly for you to try all the different scents, and if you like it then get it.Basically, you can try 12 fragrance samples before you commit to buying one. Once you find what you like, you can redeem the voucher for a full size (small bottle).

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5. YSL L’Homme 1.3 oz $52  ($0 redeem from Cologne Sampler)
I love this scent! It’s a woody fragrance with bergamot, ginger and  vetiver. Perfect for work in the office. You never want to wear something super rich and deep in the office.

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6. SK-II Pitera Essence Set Red Flower $105 
This is a perfect trial set for new users. I would always recommend that before you spend a lot of money on new skin care products, try the serum or their most popular product. In this case SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is the hero product for the brand. This 2.5 oz bottle is $105 so you will received 1 Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 30ml and 1 piece Facial Treatment Mask as gift.

 

How to select right mask for your skin

Here are some of my suggestions on how to select the right mask or treatment for your skin:

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1. Know your skin conditions and what are you are addressing.
2. If possible, try the sample in the inner arms and make sure your don’t have a reaction.
3. Purchase the travel size, before you purchase a full size.
4. Check out the products review on Youtube or other social media network.

I purchased the few travel size mask and exfoliated treatment. Here is my review on each.

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1. Boscia: Luminizing Black mask full size 2.8 $34.00
This peel-off black mask will help to detoxify, purify and brighten the skin. However, after I peeled it off my inner arm, the mask made my arm turn red. Well, this is a sign telling me this mask is too strong for me.

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2. Glam Glow : Supermud full size 1.2oz $69.00
This clay mud mask helps to deep clean the skin and prevent problem skin. After I applied a thin layer on my skin for 10 minutes, I rinsed it off with water immediately. My skin feels and looks more fresh and clean. I will purchase this is full size soon!

3. KateSomerville : Exfolikate full size 0.5 oz $22.00 /2.0 oz $85.00/ 5.0 oz $175
This exfoliated treatment helps to reduce acne, blackhead and reduces discoloration. After I massaged my face with this exfoliate and left it on for 30 seconds (the enzymes doing their magic) I rinsed off with warm water, my skin felt very fresh and smooth. Another product I will purchase in full size.

4. Peter Thomas Roth: Firm Peeling Gel full size 3.4 oz $48.00
This peeling gel rolls, lifts and sweeps away dead skin cells. So after massaged and left it on for 1 minute, I don’t feel it was working for me! So, I will pass on the full size.

Here are the winners for the mask and exfoliate!

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