Hello, my lovely blog readers! It has been far too long, I hope you haven’t left me for another. That would make me very sad indeed. If you’re just here to read about the Dior 500 point perk at Sephora, please skip to paragraph 6. If you’d like to hear some stories about my life, read on!
Before I get into this blog post, allow me to explain. Remember how, last year, I told you I was a law student? Well, that is still true, but I decided that a law degree just wasn’t enough for me. So, over the summer, I decided to apply for the joint JD/MBA program. Essentially, I add another year onto my law degree and I graduate with both a juris doctor and a master’s in business administration. Sounds like a good bargain, no?!
Anyway, I’ve been in school for just a bit over a month now, and goodness is it ever busy! At law school, it was fairly calm during the semester, but things would get absolutely insane around exam time. That’s what you get with 100% exams! In business school, it is completely different. Only two of my classes even have exams, and it is much more focused on small assignments throughout the year (most of them done in groups). So, in short, I am already swamped with work and trying really hard to balance everything while still taking undergrad courses to finish my major/minor in Environment and French.
Such is the life of an over-achiever.
I’ve actually really missed blogging and youtubing. It makes me happy just writing this and knowing that I’m back. I promise I won’t leave you for so long again! Anyway, back to the purpose of this blog entry.
Sephora very rarely (in my opinion) has absolutely jaw-dropping 500 point perks. The last time they had one that really took my breath away was the Buxom Beauty Passport that I blogged about in August of last year. As you can see, that was quite a while ago. This morning was another one of those jaw-dropping moments, though.
The first things I do when I wake up are check my email and brush my teeth (in that order). So, I was super happy when I woke up to an email from Sephora about a new 500 point perk featuring Dior Addict. I find that the perks that they email you about are usually the more noteworthy ones, so I was super pumped. Plus, I haven’t really been reaping the benefits of my very important beauty insider card since I’ve been so busy with school and have had no time to shop (woe is me).
Of course, I ran over to the mall to check it out right when they opened, still in my lululemon jogging attire. I was also pretty sweaty, so I hoped they would understand by the outfit that it was because I had been working out, and not just because I am a sweaty individual. Which I am not, generally. Either way, I don’t think that the Dior set was worried about whether I was sweaty or not.
They pulled out one of the Dior sets to show me, and I was immediately impressed by the packaging. It is very clean and fancy looking, a nice white box with Dior embossed in it. However, once they opened it to show me the set, I was a bit disappointed. I thought that the pieces would be much bigger, as the Buxom pieces were close to full-sized! The perfumes are pretty generous, since I don’t really wear much perfume anyway, but the lipstick is minute! It’s a shame, since that’s what I was really looking forward to.
Included in the set are two perfumes (size), a lipstick, and a “bracelet”. I was really excited when I read in the email that the set included a bracelet, but they really used this term very liberally. The bracelet is essentially a couple of thin pieces of ribbon with a star shaped silver charm that has the word “Dior” engraved in it.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the bracelet. I can wear it around my wrist if I wrap it around twice, but even if I tie it in a knot, it slips out and comes undone. I might try to make a cellphone charm out of it or something of the sort.
Do any of you have any ideas?
Luckily, the rest of the set is super cute. My favorite part, hands down, is the Dior Addict lipstick. It is in the colour Kiss (578) and has the same packaging as the full-sized product. The downside is that the lipstick contains very little product, and I feel like it might last a grand total of 5 applications. However, the colour is gorgeous and the packaging is adorable.
This should give you an idea of the size of the lipstick. My hands are fairly small (I’m 5’1″ and pretty proportionate). The colour is a sheer dark pink, a nice warm berry shade. I really like it, I think it would look gorgeous combined with MAC’s Creme D’Nude (which I’ve been finding a bit too pale on its own lately).
The full size version of this lipstick retails for $30 at Sephora.
As for the perfume, I love the tiny and adorable bottles, but I know that they’ll be more decorative than anything else. I really can’t handle strong perfumes, and the Dior ones are nice, but very strong. The bottles are also pretty hard to open and end up spilling on my fingers when I take the caps off.
They are so adorable, though! The pink one is the Dior Addict Eau Fraîche and the purple is the Dior Addict Eau Sensuelle. These bottles contain 0.17 oz of perfume each. The 0.67 oz size of this perfume retails for $40 at Sephora.
All in all, I am happy with the set because it is super cute, but I’m definitely not blown away by the quality. The sales girls at Sephora did tell me that they might be getting nice 500 point perks in the near future since it’s getting close to the holiday season, but I didn’t want to risk missing out on this one and being stuck with puny samples.
That’s all for now. It’s so good to be back to blogging! I’ll be back very soon