Top 5: Makeup Gift Sets Under $25.00 at Sephora

I love makeup value sets, but sometimes it’s debatable how much a set is truly worth buying. Makeup has become such a powerhouse industry and prices are constantly going up. I thought it would be fun to see what I could find on Sephora’s website that was under $25.00CAD (more or less under $20.00USD). Some items included here are on sale for Black Friday, but I think they’re worth mentioning. Let’s dive into the deals!


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ColourPop: The Child Eyeshadow Palette Review

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was a character so adorable he needed his own dedicated eyeshadow palette. ColourPop Cosmetic released the Child palette inspired by the cutest sidekick in the galaxy – Baby Yoda. The second I saw this palette I knew I had to add it to my collection! Let’s find out if this Baby Yoda palette is as lovable as the character who inspired it.

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How Much is My Face Worth?

How much is my face worth? It’s an intriguing question. I’ve seen this tag go around the Youtube/blogosphere for a few years now. Before now, I’ve never been brave enough to sit down and add up the total amount of money the makeup I put on my face costs. So, I thought there’s no better way to spend a quiet quarantine day than to total it all up! I’m busting out my calculator because I know the total is going to be too high for me to add up mentally.

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Too Faced: Pumpkin Spice Palette Review

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! This gorgeous 18 pan palette is filled with warm, Fall shades that make me want a Pumpkin Spice latte stat. This palette does have strong Fall vibes. Despite this, Winter is settling in where I live. Let’s find out if this palette can fight off my winter is coming blues.

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TOP 5: Sephora VIB Sale Wish List

It’s that time of year yet again! The Sephora VIB holiday sale is upon us. I can’t believe it’s already November, it feels like it’s been a blink since it was 2019. Last year, I skipped the VIB sale altogether because there were so few products that peaked my interest. This year I’ve been very intrigued by many of the holiday collections brands have released. It makes for quite the dilemma when there’s so much beautiful holiday makeup. I definitely can’t buy everything I want, so let’s narrow down the list to the Top 5 Wish List items I’m considering.

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Boxycharm: October 2020 Base Box

It’s that magical time of month again! My October Boxycharm has arrived. This is my first box in 6 months. I cancelled my subscription earlier this year. I found I was receiving way too many products I didn’t want or use. I decided to give Boxycharm another chance when I saw the products available in the October box. Let’s find out if resubscribing to Boxycharm was worth it.

Items included in Boxycharm October 2020 box
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Sephora Favorites: Makeup Must Haves Review

There are few things I enjoy more than a well put together Sephora Favorites set. When these sets are done well the value for money is fantastic. The latest version of the “Makeup Must Haves” offers a wide range of products from top brands like Nars, Huda Beauty and Urban Decay. I already love some of the items included in this set and the others I was very keen to try. Plus, 4 out of the 8 items included are full size. Let’s find out if this set is a truly great value.

Outer packaging of Sephora – Makeup Must Haves 2020
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Marc Jacobs Beauty: Cherrific Eyeshadow Palette Review

The holiday 2020 makeup session is upon us! With everything going on in the world this year, makeup has been a fun distraction. I’ve been really interested in many of the holiday collections this year. I’ve been enjoying researching products and deciding what I want add to to my collection. There was one collection that caught my eye immediately – the March Jacobs Beauty Very Merry Cherry Collection. I needed to have the gorgeous cherry themed eyeshadow palette in my collection. Let’s find out if this palette is full of holiday magic.

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ColourPop: Pretty Guardian (Sailor Moon) Palette Review

Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, never running from a real fight, she is the one named Sailor Moon! So much of my childhood was spent watching this iconic series. I remember having a magic scepter that lit up and made sounds! I wanted to be Sailor Moon as I kid – now as an adult, I can do my makeup like her. Let’s find out if the Pretty Guardian palette is the new palette I can depend on. 

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Too Faced: Gingerbread Extra Spicy Palette Review

This is sort of a retro review. The beauty industry pumps out new products so fast after a few months some palettes can feel like old news. Too Faced’s Gingerbread Extra Spicy was released for holiday 2019 as a sequel to the massively successful Gingerbread Spice. I wasn’t going to post about this product because I received it for Christmas and it seemed like Extra Spicy’s time in the spotlight had passed. Though, I saw a few people posting on Instagram about finding it at TX Maxx or Marshall’s so I figured I would share my thoughts. Let’s dive in and see if this spicy palette brings the heat! 

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BoxyCharm: January 2020 Box

It’s that exciting time of month again. My January BoxyCharm has landed! I’ve been so impressed with the products I’ve received in three months of being a BoxyCharm subscriber. This month’s theme is breaking the ice, so let’s bust this box open and see what’s inside! 

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Pat McGrath Labs: MTHRSHP Subliminal Platinum Bronze Review

The mothership has landed! Pat McGrath Labs is a high end brand with an out of this world aesthetic. Pat McGrath palettes are so coveted in the beauty community it’s almost as if they’re otherworldly. A few month ago, some of the brands six pan palettes were on sale and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one. Let’s see if this Platinum Bronze, $89.00CAD palette lives up to the sky high hype! 

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Bite Beauty: 4-Piece Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set Review

The 2019 holiday season is upon us! Every brand is releasing sets left, right and centre. I  can’t even begin to keep up with all the releases. With that said, there’s one holiday set I purchase every year – The 4-Piece Mini lipstick set from Bite Beauty. Every year Bite puts out an adorable kit filled with four wearable shades that are holiday perfection. Let’s see what’s inside the 2019 version of this Christmas staple. 

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BoxyCharm: November 2019 Box

It’s that magical time of month! My first ever BoxyCharm has arrived. I’ve been wanting try a different makeup subscription service for awhile now. I found I wasn’t getting want I wanted from IPSY so I decided to go with BoxyCharm. My box has arrived with 5 full sized products and an additional Tarte palette as a bonus for signing up. Let’s see what’s in the box! 

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IPSY: October Glam Bag

It’s that time of month again. My monthly bag of makeup mystery has arrived! I haven’t been as thrilled with the products in my IPSY bags lately but I received a variety of products I enjoy this month. The October bag is cute as a button with big Betty Boop eyes. Let’s see what’s inside my October IPSY Glam Bag. 

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