Sephora VIB Sale + Summer Haul

I want to start off with a massive thank you for all your wishes about the engagement, I got some good wedding advice as well! I’m really enjoying planning the wedding at the moment! Making good use of those Google excel sheets and whatsapp groups! So it’s going to be in December over three days – sangeet, wedding and reception. I’m absolutely terrified about the sangeet because both my fiance and I cannot sing or dance! But his sister is going to make sure we don’t make fools of ourselves on stage! I’m also done with all the major things like venues, photographers, makeup artist etc. I’m now looking forward to all the food tastings and trying on lehengas!

Today I just want to show you guys some of new things I bought over the last 2-3 months, there’s a lot more skincare than usual and a very surprising absence of lip products! I had placed a Glossier order in the beginning of the year, one from Feel Unique and another during the Sephora VIB sale that I got sent over just recently. If you follow me on Snapchat, you might have seen a few of these already.

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I had always wanted to try Glossier products since they launched but the new cleanser really made me pulled the trigger! I picked up the Glossier Phase One Set, reduced in price thanks to a nifty discount code! This set includes the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer, Skin Tint in Dark and Balm Dotcom.

I’ll be using the cleanser once my Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel runs out and the Priming Moisturiser once I use up the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré. So far, I’ve only tried Balm Dotcom. It’s a heavy duty lip balm comparable to Nuxe Reve de Miel but much thicker, more like a salve. It’s one that I can use in extreme cases like chapped lips or irritation because it’s just too heavy to use everyday. I also used it on my knees once when I had developed really dry scaly skin there, it repaired it perfectly! I’m glad I have something like this in my collection but it’s only going to be used when needed.

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Up next we have some more skincare that I picked up during the Sephora VIB sale in April. I wanted a back up of the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum. I talked more about this in my skincare routine post, but it’s a Vitamin C serum I use every other day in the morning. It really helps with reducing hyperpigmentation, acne scars etc. I’ve been on the lookout for a hydrating serum to use in the next couple of months and I decided to get the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel. It’s more of a lightweight water gel which will be interesting to try and might be very comfortable to use when it gets humid here!

I’ve heard a lot of talk about the Caudalie Instant Detox Mask being gentle and very effective at deep cleaning pores and clarifying skin, so I’m very excited to try this! I’ll also be needing a moisturiser after my Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream runs out, so I decided to get the Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb. It’s that water gel kind of texture and is supposed to be very hydrating. I’ll definitely be talking more about these when I do an updated skincare post.

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Next up is my Sephora haul. Only because it was on sale, my last minute splurge was the Tom Ford Small Bronzing Powder in Terra. Isn’t the packaging just perfect, it’s so sleek! I’ve only used it once but I like that it isn’t too orange or too dark for my skintone, I love the color. It’s subtle and I can build it up as needed. I’ve had the Nars Eyeshadow in Nepal on my wishlist for a long time! I feel like it’s the perfect muted peach eyeshadow. Several times I’ve wanted to buy those limited edition Nars palettes just for this shade but common sense prevailed. It’s very pigmented and soft but not very buttery.

I wishlisted the Burberry Eye Contour Smoke and Sculpt Pen in Midnight Brown when it launched. It’s very very similar to the By Terry Ombre Blackstar. The formula feels identical and this one stays in place for many hours as well. Midnight Brown is a really good all over the lid colour for me, it’s similar to my natural lid colour with some shimmer.

Feel Unique had one of their sales and I couldn’t resist picking up some more Burberry products that I had wanted for a long time. I picked up two Burberry Wet & Dry Silk Shadow in Rosewood and Almond. Rosewood is an amazing muted dusty rose with light shimmer while Almond is a matte medium brown. Almond works really well as all over the lid or transition colour for me. Rosewood is the kind of pink/mauve eyeshadow that I’m really into at the moment. Both formulas are buildable and very soft and buttery.

I’m a hoarder when it comes to very light, barely there blushes, Burberry Skin Light Glow Blush in Earthy has been on my wishlist for a very long time now. The scent on the blush is insane, a bit too strong but it’s all acceptable for the colour and formula! It’s a muted peachy brown that on my skin, looks like a very light peachy wash. Something like Mac Peaches looks too light on me but Earthy is better suited for my skintone but doesn’t make me look muddy. I’ve been using this a lot this month, the powder formula is very soft, not too pigmented and easy to blend.

I’ll be using these a lot more of these over the next few months. I also do mini reviews on Instagram or Snapchat from time to time because I don’t blog as often so I’ll be sure to mention these. Looking back I think I did go a bit eyeshadow crazy but I’m still very surprised I didn’t buy any lipstick.

Hope you guys are having a great week!


Glossier Phase One Set – Glossier

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel – Sephora, Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum – Sephora, Drunk Elephant

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask – Sephora, Feel Unique, Nordstrom

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb – Sephora

Tom Ford Small Bronzing Powder in Terra – Sephora, Nordstrom

Nars Eyeshadow in Nepal – Sephora, Nordstrom

Burberry Eye Contour Smoke and Sculpt Pen in Midnight Brown – Sephora, Nordstrom, Feel Unique

Burberry Wet & Dry Silk Shadow in Rosewood and Almond – Sephora, Nordstrom, Feel Unique

Burberry Skin Light Glow Blush in Earthy – Sephora, Nordstrom, Feel Unique

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  • Epic haul! I would love to try some Glossier products! Love the look of the Burberry & Nars products too xx


    • I really like Glossier cleanser, it’s very different from anything I’ve tried before!

  • OH wow, that is an amazing haul with lots of amazing products. Glossier is making a huge wave all over the beauty blogsphere recently and I’m really curious to know what’s the hype all about especially on the balm dot com. Good to know that it’s thicker that Nuxe lip balm.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I know! I was really interested in Glossier since they launched but the cleanser made me do it!

  • Omg everything in this haul is so drool worthy

  • So many beautiful picks! I’m really curious to try Glossier, and I LOVE the Belif True Aqua Bomb moisturizer. So good.
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • I might be out of my current moisturiser soon, can’t wait to try Belif! xx

  • Oh wow, you lucky lucky girl!!! I am seriously so jealous of EVERYTHING you have here. I wish we had these Sephora VIB sales here. It looks epic! What?! They sell Glossier there too? I’ve been dying to try their products, how lucky you picked it up on sale as well. I would LOVE to know your thoughts on all their products from the phase 1 set! 😀

    P.S. Totally also awing over all the TF, Burberry and Caudlie… shighhhhh!!!! I am adding more to the list!

    Jennifer | Amour JNFR

    • Glossier still doesn’t ship outside US, so I asked my friend to ship it over! I’ve tried the cleanser now which I love! The rose scent is a bit too strong for my liking but the gel turns into a very light oil and takes everything off except mascara and eyeliner. I use it more as a second cleanse though, so it’s fine. The other one I’ve tried is Balm Dotcom which is too thick for me to use everyday but I know I’ll be using it more regularly in winter.

  • That Tom Ford bronzer looks amazing! I just purchased a blush by him and will be reviewing it this week. I’ve always wanted to try Drunk Elephant! Fabulous products and Congratulations to you!

    • Thank you! I’ve used it a fair bit now and the bronzer is amazing!

  • The nars eyeshadow and Burberry products look divine!

  • Such an amazing haul! I can’t even begin to comment on it, it’s all very droolworthy haha. I’m obsessed with the idea of getting Glossier’s Phase 2, the makeup.

    • This will do for now! I’m very interested in the concealer! I’m going to finally open my bottle of Skin Tint this week so I’ll update or snapchat or Insta how it goes!

  • Fantaaaaastic picks!!! I just got the TF bronzer as well 😀

    • It’s so gorgeous right? I couldn’t really decide between Terra and Golden Dust but the later felt more orange so I went with Terra instead.

  • I already saw a few on your snapchat (it is lovely to hear your voice, btw!) and cant wait to hear your thoughts in the time to come. Of course the skincare interests me most, but I haven’t tried anything from Tom Ford or Burberry, so I will keep an eye out for your thoughts on these.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Thanks Anne! I feel like I sound very squeaky and husky! But that’s just how my voice is! :p

  • Anoushka

    Wow what a fab haul! I really want to try the Glossier pieces, that lipbalm sounds so good!

    Anoushka Probyn – A London Fashion Blog

    • Thanks Anoushka! The Glossier cleanser is amazing, I’d really recommend that out of this set. xx

  • Meher Kahlon

    Lovely haul! Congratulations on the engagement and to be wedding :D! You mustttt haul some more goodies in celebration! I really like packaging for burberry products. The other brands are pretty too, but burberry is unique in that they don’t use as much gold but the packaging still looks crazy beautiful. If you were to recommend 1 product to buy from burberry makeup, what would that be?

    • Thanks Meher! It’s weird that I don’t have anything on my wishlist right now. We’ll see how long that lasts! I really love the entire Burberry brand! The packaging is gorgeous but overall, all the colours are more muted, earthy and wearable. I think the Burberry powder formulas are the best so anything from the face powder, eyeshadow or blush would be good!

  • Ahh, this haul is epic! So many amazing products here! It bothers me so much that Glossier haven’t sorted their shit out with international shipping, especially when I’ve seen bloggers/YouTubers from outside of the US being sent their products. They kind of annoy me as a brand, but ugh, I’m a sucker and still want their stuff so bad! Out of all their products, I’m really keen to try the Milky Jelly Cleanser and their two masks. Milky and balmy gel cleansers are my favourite kinds of cleansers, so I know this one is going to be right up my alley. I bought their Balm Dotcom from Net-A-Porter a few months back and I really like it too! I don’t find it too thick for myself for everyday use and it sinks in nicely into my lips as well.

    I was so tempted to add that Tom Ford bronzer to my wishlist simply because the packaging is just stunning, but I came to my senses. I’ve tried the product out in-store and it’s beautiful, but I can’t justify buying another bronzer when I use so little of it when I wear it! I wanted to check out Burberry’s Rosewood eyeshadow while I was browsing around too, but I don’t think they stock the shade in Australia, which makes me so sad! It looks so beautiful, but I need to see it in real life! I do however own Midnight Brown and it’s such a gorgeous brown shade, isn’t it? I love creating a special occasion smokey eye look with it!

    Tenneil | Like Neon Love

    • Seriously, what’s taking them so long? I asked a friend to ship it over to me but even though I really like the Glossier cleanser, I won’t be repurchasing it till they sort it out. I’m not someone who wears bronzer everyday but Terra is beautiful and I’ve been getting in the habit of using it more often. I think it’s because all my previous bronzers ended up looking too orange on me. I usually prefer doing a light contour. Midnight Brown is great as a all over lid shade for me, I like the subtle shimmer too!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Love the Nars eyeshadow! So pretty =)

    Edye //

  • Aah congrats Adwaita! December is not far! 😀 Your haul as always is of epic proportions! I resisted the Sephora Sale this time around, was on a self-imposed and much deserved makeup shopping ban! Did you use a package forwarding service to get your Glossier package or through friends? I have seen plenty of those around but never used any, I can never be comfortable putting material and money at risk! Let me know if you know something reliable, I am dying to get my hands on plenty of things!

    • Thanks Divya! I was very chill all this time but the pressure is getting to me! My to-do lists are out of control!
      I asked a friend to ship it to me. But I have used before for a nordstrom order, everything came perfectly! The shipping charge is high because it uses DHL but you don’t have to pay sales tax so it kinda balances it out.

      • Oh that sounds good! So sales tax is different from Customs right?

  • Sounds like your wedding planning is coming along nicely and I’m sure you will have the most amazing few days! What an amazing haul, that NARS shadow in Nepal looks gorgeous and the Drunk Elephant skincare products sound lovely x

    Beauty with charm | Benefit Cheekathon Giveaway

    • Nepal is really beautiful! Just by itself or even with darker browns.

  • Congrats on the wedding planning ! Lovely products, I am a Sephora obsessed and a fan of Nars 🙂 Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

  • thefashionfolks

    Ughh, yes please to all of this!! Xx

  • Samileen

    OMG you have soo many amazing things there, and a lot of them are on my priority wishlist. I want to know more about those burberry eyeshadows. Since I’m planning on getting them but don’t know which one would suit my skin tone. Do you own pale barely? Do you think its good for indian skin tone?

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • I love Pale Barley but it’s not a colour I can wear just by itself because my lid colour is a lot darker. I usually pair it with a dark brown on the outer corner. Midnight Brown and Rosewood are great if you want something with shimmer.

  • Ahh, congratulations on the engagement! Not much of a wedding girl myself, but it must be so exciting to be prepping for it. This is an amazing haul; the Burberry shadows look gorgeous!


    • Thanks for the wishes May! I’ve used a lot of the Burberry eyeshadows now and I love them!

  • Congratulations on your engagement! I love the things you’ve got here… So many gorgeous products 🙂 I hope to see a lot(!) of wedding themed posts soon 😉 xx

    Make sure you enter my huge celebration giveaway 🙂

    • Thanks Kelly! Haha I think it’ll post just be posts where I’m venting! xx

  • karina shvets

    ohhhh congratulation honey! im so happy for you!

  • so much prettiness in one post! the burberry and tom ford packaging is to die for.. i’ve heard a lot about the glossier milky jelly cleanser and i’d love to know how it works for you.. also i didnt realize feelunique ship to India! are the shipping/customs charges reasonable?

    • I love the Glossier cleanser! Very gentle on the eye, takes off most of the makeup. Can’t take off waterproof mascara or liner very well but I use this as a second cleanse. The rose scent is a bit strong and I’m not too fond of it.
      FeelUnique does ship although some brands on the website are excluded. So it used to be free shipping over 10 pounds but now it’s 60 which is a pain but you do get tracked shipping. Oddly, I didn’t have to pay any customs charges.

  • What a glorious haul post! That NARS shadow looks stunning, I can see why you had it on your wishlist for a while! ^_^ I have yet to properly try burberry makeup, aside from having a cute mini lipstick. That blush shade looks gorgeous for WOC. Also congratulations! I’ve been off the blogging scene for over a month due to uni, so missed the announcement, but sounds like you’ve been very organised! Cannot wait to see what you share from the wedding prep, I love seeing how different cultures celebrate weddings <3

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    • Thanks Iqra! I really like the Burberry powder formula so anything from blushes to eyeshadows is worth it! I don’t really have much to share wedding wise now but I think once it’s done I’ll have more to say!

  • Kate

    The Tom Ford bronzer looks so gorgeous! Congrats on your engagement – you sound very organised with all the planning! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • The packaging of the Drunk Elephant products are so cool, I didn’t know sephora had that! I got the Caudalie detox mask in the last last vib sale and use it on my forehead all the time…in fact it will need a dose tonight!

    • I’m still using up my current clay mask but I will whip out the Caudalie one soon!

  • Congrats on your engagement!! I really want to try a couple of things from Glossier but I think the hype is just getting to me moreso because we can’t get it in Australia than anything else, haha. And I’ve been hearing a lot about that Drunk Elephant serum lately and it’s really got me interested. Another brand I can’t though (as far as I know) but I’ve got a trip to the States planned for next year so I should be able to pick it up then if I decide I need it.

    Jessica –

    • Thanks Jessica! Drunk Elephant is really hard to get hold off, even for me. I’m not really sure when I’ll be able to buy again. I’m holding off Sephora spending for the next VIB sale and that’s months away.
      Oh, that’s exciting! Where will you be visiting in US?

      • It’s not 100% set in stone yet but my boyfriend’s cousin is getting married in Louisiana so we’ll be in New Orleans for a week and we’re hoping to also have a week in NY and SF and maybe a few days elsewhere as well. 🙂