Monday, August 16, 2010

Shopping Day

I haven't gone to the mall or shopping much the last couple of weeks. I put myself of "barely working" status and was working from home. This made me very lazy and not want to go out. Today I went back to work so I headed to the mall afterwards. I went to look for something for another blogger, only to find out that it hasn't been released yet. LOL!

When I got the V.I.B. Swag Bag from Sephora, there was a sample tube of Clarins Multi-Active Serum, which I've been using. I like it a lot. It is very similar to L'Occitane Fabulous Serum, which I like very much. I went to Sephora to compare the Clarins and L'Occitane serums. I asked what the difference was between the two since they both seem very similar in feel and scent to me. It's a very nice, light, pleasant scent, almost similar to baby powder. The MUA told me that he felt that the Clarins was more for anti-aging while the L'Occitane was more for hydrating. Oh my! I need both! I decided that hydrating was more important for me so I purchased the L'Occitane serum. It was also cheaper by approximately $15.00.  I also used 100 of my VIB points to pick up an eyebrow pencil by Tarte. It is the emphasEYES HD waterproof brow pencil. I can always use a brow pencil and I'm not too particular with brands for this item.

I was also really intrigued by an eyeshadow palette. The colors are so beautiful and it is a Sephora exclusive. It is the Tarina Tarantino Starchild Odyssey Palette. It is also a limited edition item. The MUA was hanging around me quite a bit so I couldn't take snapshots of it but I got the image from the Sephora website.

See how beautiful the colors are. I swatched it and it felt like the eyeshadows were really soft and nicely pigmented.  I ended up not picking it up though because I know that UD Book of Shadows III is coming out soon and there were some similar colors in there, I think. The real reason why I decided against getting the Starchild Odyssey Palette...the cover design really creeps me out.



coffretgorge said...

hahaha! good call on waiting for the book of shadows III! the TT cover sure looks creepy! :)

they really need to bring sephora in here! :D

thanks for the lovely comments on my recent posts kat! :D

galpal.hi said...

Thanks for visiting coffretgorge! Price-wise, the UD Book of Shadows III will be a way better value. I should ask if Sephora is taking names already. I definitely want it and it's limited edition.

I, too, hope that you get a Sephora your way.


shihoco by PLadge said...

Hello Kathy.
I really understand that...sometime we are very easy to get tired and don't feel like doing anything.

Well, I'm glad that you have a good time at Sephora.

That eye shadow palette is very cool.
and limited items have always attractive package...

galpal.hi said...

Shihoco san!

I was just thinking about you and thinking that I should email you. Thank you for commenting.

Sephora is always fun to visit and play in.


BV said...

HA my first thought was "why does Tarina give me the death glare on the front of this!!" LOLz. I think you are better off getting UD palette as well... what a dumb packaging idea! hehehe I didn't even know this was out so I am totally happy you posted this!