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Spring is finally here and it’s spring cleaning of my make-up drawer! That means, more room for new make-up!

I’m obsessed over Sephora and I love that I finally have reached their VIB Beauty Insider status! As an “insider” you get a birthday gift from Sephora! This post is a few months late being that my birthday in January but its good to know I get to start off my year with some new freebies from Sephora when you make a purchase during your birthday month. Sephora’s 2013 Birthday Insider Gift feature Benefit Cosmetics’ They’re Real! Mascara and Watts Up Highlighter!

I’ve used the Watts Up Highlighter a few times to highlight my T-line down to my nose and my brow bone, of course blending into your foundation. Another use is taking a small flat make-up brush and use it to highlight the bottom eye area (below the eyeliner). It is a bit creamy so blending is a must especially if you’re only using power foundation.

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I’m absolutely in love with their mascara since it doesn’t clump and it really thicken and extends your lashes. The tip of the mascara brush has little bristles to get those hard to reach bottom lashes! Remember when applying, place the brush at the bottom of your lashes, wiggle it left to right a little and then brush up. It’s not water proof but I’ve gone to the gym during my lunch breaks, sweated all over and still looks great – a quick touch up may be needed.  


Another benefit to becoming a Sephora Beauty Insider is collecting points for each purchase and receiving even more samples. Earlier this year, I hit my 500-points and decided to “cash-in” my points for Sephora’s NARS Sample Pack! (Again, apologizes for the late post!) The 500-Point Perk included NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, NARS Pro Prime Pore Refining Primer, NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in “New Lover”, and NARS Orgasm Blush.

So far, here’s a quick overview of these new samples! The NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base is applied to my entire eyelid area to the my brows, applied my eyeshadow (using Urban Decay’s Naked Basics Palette) and eye liner. The entire day (6am application to 9pm removal), my shadow kept from creases or running. Score! The Velvet Lip Gloss in “New Lover” gives me a little of shimmer/gloss/pinkish-nude tint so it’s great for everyday application. NARS’ infamous Orgasm Blush works for most skin tones and I’ve applied to my cheeks and even as eyeshadow. I haven’t use the primer since I normally don’t use primer on my face but from the reviews on Sephora, it rates quite well!  

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I hope to share more of my cosmetic stash as I add more to my make-up drawers! Until then! Enjoy the warm weather!

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