Friday, 27 November 2009

Sephora Haul

I returned to Sephora yesterday to spend the $20 vouchers that I had earlier received with my earlier Bliss skincare haul. Sephora is still having their promotion whereby you receive two $10 vouchers with $150 purchase. However, these vouchers can only be used on select brands including Sephora's house brand, Too Faced, Pop, Bliss and Bare Minerals (please check in-store for the full list). Each voucher can only be used for one product, i.e. you cannot combine the vouchers for one product.

I ended up picking up the Bliss holiday "Best of Bliss" gift set (S$76) and the Blood Orange & White Pepper Body Butter (S$49, 250ml). The set contains a Lemon & Sage Body Butter 125ml, Lemon & Sage Soapy Suds 100ml, Triple Oxgen Instant Energizing Mask 10ml, Fabulous Foaming Face Wash 60ml and a sachet of Best of Skintentions SPF15 3ml. There is a smaller set that includes only the Body Butter and Soapy Suds for S$44.

I also got the Biotherm Lait de Gommage (S$52,200ml). This is a ultra-creamy scrub that transforms into a milk upon contact with water. Best of all, it has the same yummy citrus scent of the best-selling Lait Corporel (anti-drying body milk). I wish they made this scent into a perfume as there is nothing else like it on the market. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up the jumbo 400ml size of Lait Corporel in the Amsterdam airport duty-free for €25 which is almost the same as a price of a 200ml bottle in Singapore.

Anyway, Sephora is currently giving away a GWP with purchase of any of the four products from the Body Milk Ritual line. The GWP is a zip pouch, Biomains age-delaying hand & nail treatment 20ml and a Lait de Gommage 75ml. This GWP is exclusive to Sephora.

As I received another two $10 vouchers with my purchase, I used these to get the Bliss Blood Orange & White Pepper Hand Cream (30ml, S$15) and a Too Faced Lip Bronzer in Snow Bunny (S$32). The Hand Cream actually works out to be much more expensive per ounce compared to the Body Butter but it's in a much more portable size and the sweet orange scent is yummy too.

I'm not usually a fan of Too Faced but I liked the cute packaging and the mix of a shimmery bronzey chocolate with a pale yellow shade. The lipgloss has a chocolate scent which comes off strongly if you sniff the tube but once applied, the scent is not noticeable. It applies with just the barest golden tint but I did not like the sticky finish which I felt was not very moisturising. But it does provide a lot of shine without annoying glitter bits or grittiness.

With a $100 purchase of Bliss products, you can also receive a 15-minute blissage (massage) or reflexology treatment or waxing of one of the following areas: lip/chin/cheeks/brow/ear/half arm.

Here's the list of facials available at the Bliss Spa:
1. the youth as we know it: 60 minutes, S$155
2. Triple oxygen treatment: 75 minutes, S$185
3. Peeling groovy: 30 minutes, S$135
4. Best of skintentions: 60 minutes, S$125
5. Steep clean: 60 minutes, S$155
6. Mini-microdermabrasion: 30 minutes, S$145

Body Treatments
1. fatgirlslim: 75 minutes, S$130
2. blissage: 60 minutes, S$130
3. rapid rub: 30 minutes, S$65
4. hot stone massage: 75 minutes, S$165

Nail Care
1. Hot cream manicure: 30 minutes, S$35
2. bliss basic pedicure: 60 minutes, S$55
3. hot milk and almond pedicure: 60 minutes, S$75
4. hot salt scrub pedicure: 60 minutes, S$75
5. foot patrol: 75 minutes, S$85

There is also a full range of waxing services with basic bikini at S$25 and brazilians at S$60. I'm not one for indulging in spas and body treatments as I'd much rather spend the money on skincare products and use them in the comfort of my home.


Catherine said...

Lovely haul! What a complicated rewards system though, haha.

kuri said...

Nice haul! I'm going to see if I can find those Biotherm products; they sound delicious!

Jenni said...

like your haul! the TF lip bronzer looks cute!

Anonymous said...

hi this is off topic but any idea if sephora in taka carries beauty blender sponges?

Haru said...

I haven't seen the beauty blender sponge in the Sephora stores in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reply!

Su said...

How's your review for the triple oxygen mask sample 10 ml? :-) M dying to try it but like you said its highly marked up in SG!