Hauls Nordstrom Sephora

A Mini Sephora + Nordstrom Beauty Haul

October 11, 2015

I did a haul last week at Sephora and Nordstrom, both stores are dangerous for the wallet but oh so fun. I had four items on my shopping list and as usual, ended up with more than I intended. These days I prefer to shop online more than in store because it’s easier, more convenient and saves time, but every now and then it’s fun to go see things in person.

From Nordstrom at MAC I picked up the Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipglass. The first one from last year really surprised me – I fell in love with it even though it’s packed with lots of sparkle. Last year’s (which is still available) was a sparkling hot sheer pink (swatched here). This year’s version is a bright sheer coral that’s also sparkly but super pretty. I don’t usually like high-sparkle glosses but I highly recommend checking out both. I also picked up a Cremesheen Pearl Lipstick in Koi Coral for a friend. It’s so pretty I think I need to pick up one for myself.

Sephora has the cutest new shopping bags, although I still see the older glossy bags around. After seeing the October Beauty Insider 250 Perk for Bite Beauty on Instagram, I went to the store to track it down since it hasn’t popped up online yet. This month’s color is Kir Royale which is a deep wine berry plum color. It’s available individually as the Luminous Creme Lipstick. It’s a brighter color than it looks in the tube – but I’m trying to be braver in wearing bolder lip colors for fall.

Here are quick swatches of the Bite Beauty Kir Royale and MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II:

Burberry Beauty finally launched at Sephora and one near me received items in store! I’ve had the Fresh Glow Luminous Highlighting Pen and Effortless Contouring Pen for Face and Eyes on my radar since August. I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy both. I opted for the Medium No. 01 Contour shade (the lighter option). I haven’t played with them yet except to swatch them in store on the hand but I’ll have a review soon. In the meantime you can see the Medium Contour Pen in action in this lovely video from RaeView on her YouTube Channel in her Tutorial | London Fashion Week GRWM, Burberry SS16 Makeup. Both the Highlighting and Contour Pen are also applied by Wendy Rowe in the Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Make-up Tutorial | Sephora video too. They look super easy to use and apply for contouring-challenged people like me.

Sheet masks have been on my radar over the past few months. I’m still smitten with Tatcha and Kiehl’s but decided to try some others. Dr. Jart+ Brightening Infusion Hydrogel Mask has mixed reviews but there were single sheets available in store so I decided to pick one up to try it. If you’ve tried any of Dr. Jart+ masks let me know what you think!

Last but not least, I’ve been on the hunt for a new concealer. I did a favorites roundup last year on my tried and true and while there’s nothing wrong with the ones I use, I’ve been wanting something new. I’ve been testing and swatching several over the past few months in store. It’s taken me a while to decide on some. I’ll have a more detailed roundup on the best ones for spots versus under eyes. Two additions are the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (I picked up Medium Neutral) and the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer (I ordered 8 online and also picked up 7 last week).
If you have Beauty Insider Points to redeem I think the October Beauty Insider 250 Point Perk for Bite Beauty is worth trying to track down. I suspect it will launch online like the others did (I passed on the pink and coral ones). You can get the lipstick individually, but the gloss is super pretty. I highly recommend it – it’s such a pretty color for fall.
Have you hauled anything recently? Would love to hear about any new beauty picks!

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  • Joan Lee October 11, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I really like the Viva Glam lip gloss on you, I may have to check it out myself. I don't really haul much makeup from Sephora or Nordstrom outside of their semi-yearly sales so I have nothing to report myself…The only things I tend to pick up off-sale are various skincare items as I run out.

  • A Meh October 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    The Bite lipstick and gloss look amaze on you!!!!!!

  • Thahira's Thoughts October 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    You picked up some lovely products! The Bite Beauty lipstick looks really pretty x

    Thahira's Thoughts

  • Rachel Polansky October 11, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I've gotten the brand new Tata Harper contour and highlight creams and they're to die for!


  • A Little Dose of Makeup October 11, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Lovely haul! That Bite Beauty lip set looks amazing!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  • Emmys Beauty Cave October 11, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I really want to try the MUFE Concealer, it sounds amazing! Love the Bite Beauty Lipgloss Shade x
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  • Ciara Rose October 11, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I absolutely adore the Make Up For Ever full cover concealer, I think it is fab! Also need to try out the Urban Decay concealer as I've heard nothing but amazing things about it! Great post xxx

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

  • m.fay October 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I picked up a couple of new to me polish shades from Burberry. I also bought the Amore Pacific enzyme peel that I really think is making my skin smoother. I would love to see some new polishes that you have bought. I'm thinking of trying some by Smith and Cult next.

  • Kelly October 11, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I really want to try the Urban decay concealers and I love the MUFE one as well. The bite beauty lipgloss looks amazing for this time of year.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • Anonymous October 11, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Lovely items. The Burberry contour stick sounds interesting. I bought some of the new Chanel items: La Melodieuse and the matching gloss, Troublante Nail Polish and two of the Dior polishes for holiday. Have a nice week – it seems to be turning to fall here.

  • Clever Girl Reviews October 12, 2015 at 1:36 am

    I just reviewed the Dr.Jart for my site. If you are sensitive, clog prone, or flush you might want to give it away or return it. I'm still dealing with a large blemish from it. It does brighten and help break up pigmentation.

  • Anonymous October 12, 2015 at 7:14 am

    I love all 3 colors! I also skipped the other BITE kits, but Kir Royale is more my kind of color. With your lips, you can totally rock the bolder shades. And the Viva Glam is beautiful. (Katherine T.)

  • Pauline October 12, 2015 at 7:55 am

    The Make Up For Ever Full Cover is amazing for spots, and a little goes such a long way! Also, can't wait to hear your thoughts on the UD concealer!

    Pauline | Catpacking

  • Magsfactor Beauty October 12, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Great Haul, you picked up some good stuff there. I'm glad I don't have a very easy access to Sephora, I think I would be leaving all my paycheques there!!! xxx

  • Ashley Elizabeth October 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Just looking at the MAC Miley Cyrus II Lipglass I wouldn't think it would be a color for me, but after seeing swatches I think it looks amazing! Sold, lol.


  • Kica October 12, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Sabrina, you look gorgeous in those lip colors.

  • Karen Schremmer October 12, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    You're one of my very few "must read" bloggers. I really appreciate your flawless photos, concise reviews, and versed product selections! Thank you!

  • Trish October 12, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Do you know what you are in MAC? I am NC30 and am trying to figure out what UD concealer would be best for me. Also, is it scented? Some of the reviews on Sephora mention that.

  • Louise October 13, 2015 at 12:24 am

    I've heard such good things about the UD Naked concealer, I've been thinking about picking it up for myself! And that Koi Coral lipstick looks like its right up my alley 🙂

  • Amy October 14, 2015 at 12:28 am

    I have been hunting for a great concealer for some time. I just bought a Bobbi Brown corrector and the Clarins instant concealer. They work well and really brighten my eyes. I also just ordered swim products from Gressa and I can't wait to try them out. I would love to have some natural products in my arsenal.

  • Chrissie Tee October 15, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Thanks so much for the Kir Royale swatches! I've been so confused a with their color as some pictures show it to be a red and some shows it with a bit of purple. Nevertheless it's gorgeous and I can't wait for mine to arrive ^^