Last week I order the Sephora Favorites Super Star Beauty Essential kit. They have a special going on that if you spent $50 you received free 3-day shipping. Score! I received the kit in the mail today. Every order you make with Sephora you get 3 free samples and they always have tons of promo codes to receive another free ‘deluxe’ sample, and since my birthday was July 22, I received the ‘Happy Birthday Beautiful’ Birthday Turn-Ons kit. Yeah so I received quite a haul of free products. The Super Star Beauty Essential kit cost $75. It’s a $180 value. And it includes some of the most talked about beauty products. Now I’m just a small town farm girl from Iowa so I actually hadn’t heard of everything in the kit and haven’t tried/used any of the products before!
Contents of the Kit:
NARS Blush in Orgasm. Full-size 0.16oz. $29
*I’m really excited to use this! It’s the most talked about/loved blush out there. I’ve been wanting to try this for awhile but didn’t want to spend $29 on just a blush but in this kit it was made much more affordable.
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Sandy. Full-size 0.15oz. $19
*Great color and smells fabulous. I don’t wear a lot of lip gloss but I think I’ll use this one because it is a nice neutral color.
Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder. Deluxe sample 0.17oz. $3.30
*I have been thinking about buying a finishing powder so it’s nice that this kit came with one. Especially since I would’ve bought one from Wal-Mart 🙂 hehe
Benefit They’re Real Mascara. Full-size 0.3oz. $23
*I was super excited that this was included in the kit because I was thinking about purchasing this with the NARS blush. But $23 for a mascara, eek! I used it today and I see what everyone is raving about it really separates and lengthens your lashes. But be careful the end of that brush is like a cactus and I’m somewhat afraid of losing an eye.
Sephora Mircosmooth Eyeshadow Trio in Black Light. Full-size 0.06oz. $19
*I’m pretty set in stone on my eyeshadow. I wear the same shade everyday, is that boring? I use the Maybelline Smokey Eye Kit. So I rock the smokey eye look everyday. I keep it classy:). So I wasn’t too excited to see a eye shadow. BUT this is grays/black so I might be able to incorporate this into my routine. Yikes, I’m afraid of change when it comes to my eye shadow.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. Full-size 0.33oz. $18
*I don’t normally use a primer. I think it’s kind of an unnecessary product. But again I’m just a small town girl from Iowa who keeps her make-up pretty simple. But it’ll be neat to try it out and see how it works.
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. Full-size 0.5oz. $14
*Initially I wasn’t too excited about see that this came in the box. But then I realized the ends of my hair are alittle dry. Forgetting that this came in the box I actually started researching hair oils! So yeah in the end it’s nice that this came in the box (and that I didn’t buy a different bottle!). I’ve never used argan oil before but everyone online is talking about it so I’ll give it a shot.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate. Full-size 0.5oz. $22
*Don’t really know about this. It’s a strange green color and smells funny. It’s got a cute winky smiley face on the lid 😉 Even though it scares me I’m excited to use it.
Kat von D Perfume Rollerball in Saint. Full-size $0.33oz. $18
*I was pumped that there was a rollerball perfume in the kit because I want one for my make-up bag in my purse. I’m not sure how I feel about this scent yet though. It’s not bad but definitely not my favorite. But it gets extra point for being able to go in my purse.
Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner in Intense Black. Full-size 0.016oz. $20
*I use Avon Glimmersticks. I don’t usually ever use liquid eyeliner. And I only buy my eyeliner on sale for $2-3 a piece. Atleast this is in black! I’ll use it. It might stay on longer than what I use now, that’d be nice.
Contents of ‘Happy Birthday Beautiful’ kit:
Benefit They’re Real Mascara Mini. $10
Benefit Watt’s Up Luminizer. Deluxe sample 0.08oz. $7.27
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder. Deluxe Sample 0.1oz. $15
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum (foil packet)
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm (foil packet)
Marchesa Perfume Sample (0.05oz)
*The 3 free sample with each order had crappy selections. Most were for men. Oh well they were free, I’m not going to complain.
So I paid $75 plus tax for everything in this order. If you add up the total value of everything I received it would be about $215 worth of products plus the foil packet samples! So I’d say it’s a pretty good deal.
Well I’m off to a Snap-On Tools event with the boy. I need that balance in my life. Make-up, tools. It’s part of my daily life 😉