I try to avoid going on the Sephora PH website because I know there is always something there that will catch my eye… that is, except on my birth month. Every December, I try to take advantage of the 2x Points Birthday Promo, and also watch out for their Christmas deals. I was a bit disappointed with the Christmas Promos in 2017 though – their 12-days of Christmas last 2016 was so much better – but the prices this year were better. I guess you just can’t have it all, no?
There wasn’t a specific product I wanted to get, I just knew I wanted to try more products from Becca and Hourglass or check out Fenty Beauty and Kat Von D since I haven’t tried anything from those two brands before. I looked through the sale page first as I always do – as much as I love beauty and make up, I love amazing deals more HAHA! Hey – being a beauty junkie is expensive so if I can save money and still get amazing products, I will. I ended up getting 3 things at REALLY good prices – one from Kat Von D and 2 from Becca.
From Becca, I picked up the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Mini in Opal (limited edition) and the Wake Up Call Kit (limited Edition). I was so happy to see both of these on sale – the Opal Mini Shimmering Skin Perfector was only Php560 (50% discount from Php1,150) and the Wake Up Call Kit was only Php450 (50% discount from Php900). SCORE!!!
Then as I was going through the eyeshadows, I saw the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quads were on sale as well. I was debating on whether to get the Plum (matte purples) or Sage (matte greens). I ended up getting the Sage because I honestly don’t wear too much purple on my lids and pink is not an eyeshadow color I use a lot. The Sage quad – apart from the matte green – the other 3 colors are neutral and very wearable. I got this at Php809 – from Php1,618 (50% discount).
I also had some Sephora points so I was also able to get the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara (deluxe size) for free (100 points). Sephora’s points system is awesome – easy to understand and use, plus the products you can get are really nice. Last year, I got a deluxe size Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara. To be honest, I almost always go for a premium-brand mascara with my points if it is available. I never spend too much on mascara because I think its not very wise to spend a lot of money on these because you have to change it every three to six months – I go for either an Avon, a Maybelline or a Shawill one, all under Php500 – so when I can get a premium brand name one for free, I always do. I also received a few samples from Kate Somervile, which is great as I have been reading and hearing a lot of good things about that brand.
Unfortunately, my Kat Von D eyeshadow quad arrived damaged – part of the lightest shade broke off. I was gutted! (Not because I am shallow – some people think being sad about broken make up makes you shallow but if you pay good, hard-earned money to get something and it arrives broken or you end up breaking it, it makes you sad because that’s money you spent hours working for down the drain… Okay that’s a bit off-tangent and maybe for a whole other blog post haha but that kind of thinking, to me, is offensive and to be honest, annoying.) ANYWAY back to the topic at hand – I contacted Sephora PH customer service the same day I opened my package and sent them the photos of the damaged product. It was a Saturday so I wasn’t really expecting a response from them until Monday maybe, but lo and behold, I received an email from one of their customer service agents in just a few hours with a few resolution options for me to consider. VERY very impressive, Sephora!!! They handled my concern promptly and didn’t give me too much of a run around before resolving my issue.
I ended up paying only Php1819.00 for all 3 products. Amazing, right? If these products weren’t on sale, it would cost Php3660 – YASSSS I saved a lot! Shipping was free too since my order was over Php1500.
So so excited to start playing with these – new make up always gives me a very different kind of high haha (hello, kaya nga beauty junkie eh)! One of my goals/resolutions this 2018 is to be a better blogger so I will try my hardest to get reviews on this product up soon… just give me a few days/weeks to test! 😉
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