Thursday, November 11, 2010

Haul, Rambles & Another Dupe

I've been feeling less than spectacular lately. Yesterday I actually stopped by the CVS Minute Clinic to test for strep as that what it felt like (though I have no tonsils). However, according to the quick test and the 24 hour one, it is not strep, which makes me think it's just another mono relapse. Even though my voice is scratchy, my throat hurts and I went to bed at 7pm last night and woke up 10am, I decided to drive to the outlet mall. I need new work pants, I wanted to check out the CCO and generally get out of the house and the Sephora VIB event thingy was tonight.

I only managed to get 1 pair of pants and then a cute tweed short sleeved blazer from a store I would never walk into most days but I saw something hanging on the $4.99 rack and wandered over to this cute thing. I think it will look great with a cami underneath and some black pants for work.

And the CCO. There was a ton of stuff there and I walked out with a few things I've been eyeing.

Liquid Foundation by Bobbi Brown
Liquid Foundation by Bobbi Brown at ShopStyle

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. This was $31.50 at the CCO and the Alabaster is a near perfect match for my skin in this formulation. It actually kind of reminds me of the Prescriptives foundation I loved (custom blend with extra moisture). Perfect for dry pale skin!

I also picked up a MAC greasepaint stick in Below Ground which after I actually got in the car and looked at my swatches... Well, look at this.
So let's see, on the far left is MAC Slick Black, then MAC Below Ground and then MAC umm I think it's Uniformly Blue and then the blue Benefit liner in the Femme Metale Set (not a bad dupe but a touch lighter). And guess what's below the bronzey MAC shade? Oh yes, that would be NYX Jumbo Liner in Iced Mocha. Foiled again (as you'll remember this is also a dupe for the MUFE #15 aqua cream)! Why do I buy the same color multiple freaking times?!

So then I ran to the Sephora event. No chocolates as promised but I did get a cute reusable shopping bag. I also sniffed Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and applied it. I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. On me, it smells exactly like Lempicka Lolita L which is significantly cheaper. I did pick up the Some Beauty To Love Benefit set and got my Birthday Gift and the mini MUFE cream blush as my 100 point perk.

How's everyone been? If you are a VIB you can get 20% off your order with code VIB20. Anyone go to their local Sephora for the VIB event tonight? Did you get chocolates?


Cosmetics Aficionado said...

Love Below Ground!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing! NYX has so many dupes!

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