Sephora VIB Gift Card Haul

As you saw in a previous my Sunday Night Ramble post, I recently picked up some stuff from Sephora with the gift card they give Beauty Insiders and VIBs every year around Christmas.  I have been wanting to try the brand Hourglass and I have been on a lipstick kick recently so I picked up a MLBB (My Lips But Better) color.  I have also been dying to try Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash mascara because it always gets really great reviews.  With every order you get to pick 3 samples and I also used the code “FromSephora” to get a Hello Kitty cosmetics bag filled with samples.  
I will be reviewing the products I picked up soon.  I want to get them a test run and get a good feel for the performance before I do that.  I did want to show you pictures of my purchase so here goes…
The Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash mascara comes in a very nice sleek tube.

And the wand appears similar to most tradition wands, but the bristles appear a little thicker.  

Here is the packaging on the Hourglass lipstick.  I got the shade Fresco.  It is very nice heavy packaging and is soo sleek.  I love how the name of the brand is engraved into the cap.

The bullet of the lipstick is beautiful.  It has an hourglass emblem indented into it–and as I said before, it looks like a little corset! :) 

Here is Fresco swatched on my arm.  It was very overcast when I did the swatches, but I wanted to get this post up as soon as possible.  When I do the actual review I will swatch this in better lighting.  
Here it is on my lips.  It looks a little deeper in the tube but on the lips it is truly a gorgeous MLBB color.  I am so happy I picked it up.  

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  • Hunter87

    Please review that Mascara i have been wanting to try it.
    Nice Haul.
    New follower as well as on your twitter!

  • Edie Cochetti

    great haul! i did not get anything, but i am loving that Hourglass lippie!

  • Mrs. WASP

    Can’t wait for the review! I’m seeing popularity rise around Hourglass lately and I’ve been dying to see everyone’s thoughts! I’ve heard some amazing things about the Origami lip gloss!

  • adthenshesmiled

    Hourglass makes my favorite face products! Let us know about the lipstick and I’m dying to know what’s in the Hello Kitty sample bag. I missed it by a little bit when I tried to order.

  • Red lips, Black hair

    Okay, for reals, Fresco was *made* for you!

  • LauraJean396

    Thanks ladies! I will be using the products for a bit before I review everything! But I have never met a MLBB l/s or a mascara that I didn’t like :D