My October no-buy was defeated in a blaze of glory courtesy of Sephora’s Friends & Family event. It was the plan all along, but I really made up for my lack of purchases by hauling not once, but twice. I won’t be sharing my first haul with you because it was all random bits for my Halloween costume, thus, not terribly interesting.
Since I’m a huge nerd, I’ve been watching Sailor Moon lately. I watched it every morning before school when I was a kid so it really brings back memories. I did notice that Darien’s outfit is oddly similar to the Nouveau Monde duo. Maybe it was an inspiration? LOL
This was a bit of an impulse buy as I’m still wary of blue eyeshadow (except for Outremer, which is far too gorgeous to be intimidated by!). I’ve been trying to step out of my comfort zone lately though so I decided to take the plunge. Mandchourie is new for Holiday 2011 and is a combination of denim with gold shimmer and matte navy blue. I’m excited to experiment with it! Pardon the crumbs, I dropped this on the floor taking it out of the box and had to thank the makeup gods that it didn’t break!
I’ve been positively obsessed with bolder lip colors lately. This is mostly due to my laziness in the mornings so I can slap on a neutral wash of shadow on my lids and then emphasize my lips instead. It’s much quicker to schmear on a bold lip than to fuss with elaborate eyeshadow looks! When I first saw Joyous Red, new for Holiday 2011, I knew it would be perfect for work. On me, it’s a slightly orange-based red with a touch of golden shimmer. The shimmer doesn’t show up enough to give you disco lips, but adds a lovely depth to the lipstick. It’s not a crazy in-your-face red, so it’s lovely for daytime or for those who are a little nervous about trying out a red lipstick.
I’m interested to hear what everyone else picked up from Sephora! Feel free to share in the comments! Stay tuned for some FOTDs with these new goodies as well as the second half of my haul! <3