In last week’s Friday Five I mentioned that Sephora‘s semi-annual VIB sale had just begun. This time around the beauty megastore offered us VIBs 15% off everything in store and online, which is nearly impossible to resist. While I could have gone crazy and ordered All The Things, I ended up placing a relatively modest and restrained order.

So here are the goodies I ended up with:


Yes, I’m even including my free sample packets here—they will be great for some upcoming travel!

What I decided to buy:

About a month ago I received the tarte Rainforest of the Sea sampler as a VIB reward, and I really liked all of the products included in it. I especially liked the facial cleanser, so I decided to go ahead and buy a full sized bottle of it during the VIB sale. And, seriously, how gorgeous is the bottle?!

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel

I also decided to re-stock my Kat Von D liquid liner, because my current one is just about done. I really like this eyeliner—it’s less expensive than other brands that Sephora carries, and it works so well. I’ve crafted many a cat eye with this eyeliner and will continue drawing many more.

Considering my recent sheet mask obsession, I figured I’d check out Sephora’s selection. When I saw that Sephora’s house brand had an orchid sheet mask, I had to buy one. My love for orchids is well documented, so this purchase was a no-brainer. The orchid mask is supposed to moisturize, even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The second sheet mask that I bought is the pearl formula, which is designed to perfect, brighten, and luminize. I now have quite the sheet mask backlog to work my way through, but I’m looking forward to trying both of these out!

For my three free samples I chose:

I chose the boscia cleanser because I used a sample packet on our recent California vacation and I really liked it. I’ve never tried the other two products, but I’m curious to see how well they work.

My order total was $51.82 including tax (shipping was free), so that’s not terrible. Believe me, I could have done waaaaaay more damage.  😛

So that’s my mini Sephora VIB sale haul! Did you pick up any goodies for yourself during the sale? If so, what did you purchase?