Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sephora F&F 2010: What are you getting?!

So it's almost everyone's favorite time of the year again! This year, Sephora's Friends and Family sale, which entitles anyone 20% off their online order, should start on October 21 or 22 (according to Temptalia) and should end about a week and a half later. I'm not sure about the code yet but be sure to join as a Beauty Insider with Sephora and you'll get frequent emails about their promotions and whatnot :)

I haven't gotten that email announcing the sale yet so I hope it does happen this year.... I always start to make a mental wishlist around this time of year. I was holding off on getting Urban Decay's Naked palette since I know it's not limited edition but it doesn't seem to be in stock yet. So I tried to convince myself that I wouldn't be getting anything this year... but I browsed one last time and found something I want >.<

It's the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland Palette! Isn't it beautiful?? I love their packaging much more than Urban Decay's as it's more princess-esque and cute while Urban Decay has a grungy, eclectic style in my opinion. Last year I picked up Too Faced's Glamour To Go Palette which I don't use much but I still enjoy. The shadows were kind of hard but I think the Enchanted Glamourland Palette and their other larger palettes have better quality eyeshadows. Last year, I also picked up Urban Decay's Book of Shadows Volume II and the Hall of Fame with an XL Primer Potion and a few other minis.

My F&F 2009 Haul!
This year the Book of Shadows Volume III is pricier at $54 and the colors aren't as wearable for me as Volume II was (but I do love the NYC theme since I am from The Big Apple). Comparing the two large palettes from Too Faced and Urban Decay, I think Too Faced wins this year. While the Urban Decay has 16 eyeshadow shades and the Too Faced only has 15, I already own 2 of the Urban Decay shades through my Volume II palette and they are not winners ("Perversion" and "Midnight Cowboy Rides Again"). Also, I have a ton of Primer Potion I still have to use so I do not need another mini and while I enjoy the 24/7 eyeliners, I have yet to open the one that came with last year's Book of Shadows because I had a mini size from the Hall of Fame and because I tend to use gel/cream liners a lot >.<.

The Enchanted Glamourland Palette comes with 15 shadows which are .03 oz which are the same size as the Urban Decay palette. There are 5 matte, 7 shimmery and 3 glitter shadows which I think people will appreciate. There are a few standout colors that I'm interested in getting like "Label Whore" which is brown/green duochrome. You ALSO get a full sized eyeshadow primer and lipgloss and mini sizes of their blush and bronzer (which looks more like a highlighter). I've never tried any of these Too Faced cosmetics so I'm hoping to pick this palette up because I think it's a great value :D

What are you guys lemming? Picking up any holiday or limited edition items? Or must-have necessities? :)


2 comments:

  1. well i've banned myself from anymore shopping but i hope you get lots of good stuff!
    & btw i've tagged you in the "four things tag" (:

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  2. I'm going to ban myself in November >.< Hope that works out.... I'm still debating if I should order from Sephora @.@
    Thanks for tagging me cocoabee :D

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