Sephora Friends And Family Sale Wish List

So its here again, Sephora’s Friends and Family Sale.  Now here is the thing, I’m not sure if VIB’s will be included or if we will get our own 20% sale in November.  I’ve heard conflicting reports about whether or not VIB’s will be able to join in this event.  I haven’t received my coupon code yet, but I will let you know as soon as I know what the heck is going on.  At any rate, if we can’t participate in this event, we will get a VIB date soon and we will be able to get our 20% off then. The Sephora Friends and Family Sale will start October 18, 2012 through the 31st. There are rumors that if VIB’s are allowed to participate they will be able to purchase a day earlier on October 17th. Continue reading Sephora Friends And Family Sale Wish List

Sephora + Pantone Shades of Nature Palette and Brush Set

Sephora + Pantone have come out with some more cool stuff. They have released a 5 piece eye brush set and a 35 shade eyeshadow palette. These are limited edition sets

The eye brush palette comes in a sleek, plastic case with five brushes. It is white and has what appears to be a green plant stem on it. The brushes are beautiful. The handles are duo chrome flashing purple and green. The bristles are a cream color topped with a pretty turquoise color. They are natural. The bristles are very soft, but I just can’t get over how pretty they are. I love them!

The eyeshadow palette is very nice too. It comes in a sleek palette that matches the brush set. It is plastic. It comes with 35 colorful shadows that are inspired by shades seen in nature. I was pretty impressed with the palette. Some shades are more pigmented than others and some blend better than others, but overall, its a beautiful palette and I’m glad that I got it. I took the pictures in lines going in columns beginning left to right. I didn’t do the swatches in rows because the rows are staggered and I wanted to make it easier for you to tell exactly what shade you were looking at.

So, are you going to pick up any of these new goodies? I’d love to know!

I purchased all the items shown and as always, these are my own, honest opinions.

ELF Warm Eyeshadow Palette Summer 2012

ELF has come out with some great palettes for Spring 2012. I picked up the Elf Studio 32 Piece Warm Eyeshadow Palette and I’m really impressed with the quality, especially when compared with previous palettes I have purchased.

Traditionally, ELF palettes are hit or miss, some great colors and some not so great. This palette overall is a good palette. It has 32 warm toned shades, mostly matte, but there are a few satin and shimmer shades as well. Most of the colors are creamy, pigmented and blend well. A couple of shades did give me problems though, specifically some of the darker shades. A few of the matte shades are chalky.

The first shade of the second row (matte peachy white) and the 4th color on the 2nd row (soft pink) are chalky, but blend out okay. The 6th color on the second row (pinky purple shade) was streaky and hard to blend. The third row, 4th shade (matte peach color) was chalky and hard to blend. The The remaining shades on row 3, numbers 5-8 were streaky and hard to blend. The 5th line, 5th shade (yellow) was poorly pigmented.

I only had issues with 9 out of the 32 shades, the rest were pigmented and blended well. The remaining nine are still workable, although you may have to do a little more blending and color building.

For $5 I think this is a great deal. Its a good way to get a bunch of spring and summer colors at a great price. The packaging is okay, but I can’t complain at this price point. Its plastic, and it has a white label on the front. The packaging flips open and you get a mirror and sponge tip applicator. The package weighs 1.10oz/32g

You can get this in stores at Target and also online at or wherever ELF products are sold. Sometimes I can find them at Kmart.

So did you pick up any of ELF’s spring offerings? Do tell!!


All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.