12 December, 2013

Benefit Birthday Gift from Sephora + MAC Wishlist

sephora benefit birthday gift they're real watts up
Around this same time last year I published a similar post to this. Sephora offers BI (VIB and VIB Rouge) members a free birthday present every year. You can pick it up 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after your birthday (no purchase necessary). Since my birthday is on December 18th, I picked up my present a few days ago. Last year around this time they had the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Duo and now the Benefit Real Birthday Turn-Ons kit is up for grabs. It comes with deluxe samples of Benefit's They're Real Mascara and Watt's Up Highlighter

sephora benefit birthday gift they're real watts up
benefit they're real mascara watts up
I haven't had the chance to use the They're Real Mascara yet. I have far too many mascaras open right now so I won't be trying this for a while. I'm curious to see if I will like it because tons of people love this but I've also heard complaints that this is impossible to remove. I have used the Watt's Up sample and I really like it so far. Benefit highlighters/illuminators have yet to disappoint me as I enjoy their High Beam and Girl Meets Pearl very much. I might end up liking Watt's Up best seeing as it's more golden/beige toned which is nice against my yellow-based skin. 

It might seem a bit ridiculous that I want even more makeup for my birthday but it's weakness/hobby. Some people can't have enough shoes, bags, clothes or electronic. I don't care about those, just cosmetics. Over the past months my MAC wish list has been steadily growing. I haven't purchased from MAC in ages (unless you count a package that was stolen on October which included a Ruby Woo lipstick and a limited edition blush, ugh!!) MAC isn't exactly cheap and it's never on discount so why not put some of their items on my birthday/holiday wish list? :)
mac holiday birthday wishlists
01. Eyeshadows: Coppering, Naked Lunch, and Electric Eel || 02. Style Surge Mineralize Lipstick || 03. 217 Blending Brush (because you can never have enough) || 04. Ruby Woo Lipstick || 05. Large Single Pro Palette || 06. Melba Blush Pro Palette Refill Pan

What's on your holiday wish list? Are you lusting after any items from MAC?
If you're looking for a new beauty read, check out Laura's blog Lipstick Mysteries.

40 comments:

  1. Oh bueno como tu Cumpleaños ya esta cerca que mejor que recibir un obsequio que tú misma puedas elegir, sobre la mascara he escuchado muchas cosas positivas y el iluminador pues es nuevo para mi y estare feliz de leer tus reviews!

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    1. No puedo esperar a probar la mascara :) veremos si a mi también me gusta! xx

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  2. great wishlist!the little benefit set is so cute!I love they're real, its only slightly harder to remove than most mascaras but its one of the best for longer lashes xx

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    1. That's good to hear! Can't wait to try it xx

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  3. I want to try all of those Benefit products!

    www.skinandroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Thats a lovely little set, can't believe its free! x
    www.daisydaisyxxo.blogspot.com

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  5. I was so happy with the birthday set this year! I used watts up all summer and feel like the mini size is probably way better than the full size product! I just switched back to using high beam again-- benefit really does a great job with highlighters! And your wishlist is gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you get!

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    1. Yeah, I don't see myself using up any of my highlighters any time soon because you use such a small amount. These small deluxe sizes are great x

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  6. Oh wow… I just opened my gift from sephora (and I got this in july). hehehe
    loved ur MAC wish list. these days i'm raising my MAC stash too!

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  7. These are the two benefit products I really want to try !
    As for MAC, I really want to get the All Fired Up and Morange lipsticks !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  8. Great birthday present :)

    I think I'm going to get Ruby Woow lipstick too for christmas eheh

    xx

    http://analeote.blogspot.pt/

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  9. I'd love to try the MAC 217 brush, it looks amazing xox

    www.beautifullyshallow.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Aw how cute is the mini Benefit duo! Happy Birthday for the 18th Coco!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  11. aw the mini's are so cute, i really wanna try macs melba blush too :p

    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Watts Up is going to grow on you. It's going to look absolutely stunning on your olive skin. It's one of my favorite highlighters! And yes... I also agree with most people about the mascara. It's a pain to remove :/ I've found the easiest way to remove they're real is why an oil based cleanser.

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  13. Happy birthday! :D
    That's so sad about your MAC package being stolen! :(

    AddictedtoOPI

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  14. Been eyeing up Ruby Woo for ages too. I've read somewhere that it's the perfect red for all complexions. It's such a shame that your very first Ruby Woo never even reached you. Who steals other people's packages? The possibility of theft/missing parcels is the reason why I have yet to make a purchase online. I can't even entertain the thought of it despite the fact that I know there are plenty of awesome beauty offers to be hand online.

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    1. I've ordered hundreds of times online (literally) and this is the only package I've had go missing. And it was actually the mail man, I had him reported. I've had excellent experiences with online shopping, I recommend it to anyone. It's convenient and you get better deals than in-store xx

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  15. That is such a good benefit set, I really want to give both those products a go xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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  16. Your MAC wishlist is almost the same that mine would be :)

    http://ambertypes.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  17. I love both of the Benefit samples in the birthday gift set! You'll love the mascara! It does an amazing job giving your lashes a falsie look. Naked Lunch is one of my favorite MAC shadows! Love it all over the lid! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  18. Not so much into Ruby Woo, but Russian Red hits the spot. I own both, but I definitely prefer one over the other. Still, RW is gorgeous and I'm so happy that it's on your wishlist. My makeup wishlist is massive, not going to lie, but it makes me happy. If this makes you happy, keep going (:

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    1. I adore Russian Red. I know a lot of people say RW is just way too dry but I'm too curious since it's such a cult fave. And it's so blue toned which I love xx

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  19. That little gift looks really lovely, I've yet to try that mascara but everyone is always raving about it! You can't go wrong with Ruby Woo either :) xxx

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  20. I love everything on your wishlist! xx

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  21. I love the cute Benefit samples :D Ruby Woo seems like an awesome lipstick! The colour is just so gorgeous.

    x Valérie | scribblesofvalerie.com

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  22. I have Ruby Woo and I love it to bitsss! I think it'll look FABULOUS against your skintone! I know a lot of people complain that it is drying and hard and rubbery, hasn't happened to me yet although ofcourse it is a matte so it will feel dry especially if you don't exfoliate and prep your lips with something before it :)

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    1. Excited to try it then! The color is just so beautiful! x

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  23. What a sweet Benefit gift, I wish we had Sephora over here! Love your wishlist, melba blush looks gorgeous!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  24. Great benefit set :) I can totally understand your wish list, even if I'm more into other beauty products like creams, soaps, ... :)
    xx

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  25. I love Benefit highlighters... in fact... I love most highlighters in general. A bit obsessed? Perhaps. ;) The Watts Up is so stunning! I've been wanting to try out the Benefit "They're Real" Mascara... seems like I'm one of the few on this planet who have yet to try it. It better be amazing, because everyone has really got my hopes up!
    Jessica (www.frostingandfacialsl.com)

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  26. I'm really interested in how you're going to like the mascara. I've heard so many mixed reviews and I still haven't decided if it would be worth trying out. :D

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  27. That is so nice of them and they look like good products. I love that red lipstick too!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  28. I got this little set for my b-day this year as well and I'm loving both of the goodies inside! Have already bought a full size of They're Real! Great wishlist too- I'm also craving Ruby Woo :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  29. Oh Coco mañana es tu cumpleaños!!! yayyyy!! felicidades adelantadas jejejeje!!
    love your wish list! so sorry for the stolen package! :’(

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  30. this was the best birthday gift sephora has given so far... i wasn't a fan of the last couple years. i still have my watts up and there's a lot left of it. i wish the full size wasn't so big and gaudy... like i don't need the sponge end!

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