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Whats that beauty item that always tempts you but you never actually make the purchase?

So we're always posting on hauls and stuff, and I thought this would be an interesting twist.

Lots of us have that one (or more) thing that we eye every time we go into sephora/ sephora website, and we want to get it but we don't.

What is yours? What about it tempts you? and Why don't you get it?

 

I''ll start.

For sephora.com, I would definitely say the urban decay eyeliner vault.  All those shades are so tempting, and I am such a junkie for pretty colors. But it is too expensive too buy all of them, especially that I already have too many eyeliners, so I always tell myself that I wouldn't use all those colors anyways.

 

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the clarisonic Aria I've been eyeing it since i got the mia2 and the price is a fourth more than the mia2 I don't regret my mia2 at all in fact I'm starry eyed about it however I am also feel a little guilty about the purchase but my happiness outweighed my guilt. still I can't justify spending around 200 dollars for one purchase Smiley Sad maybe next years chick week i will get up the gall to buy one. Smiley Happy

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I thought it might beSmiley Happy!

<3 Melissa

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Hourglass eyeshadows, all the urban decay liquid liners, Armani eyes to kill shadows, most high end lipsticks. I've wanted a lot of these but can't seem to justify the price.

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For a while I had my eyes on the Tria, but now I'm obsessing over the me smooth. It makes no sense to purchase now since you're supposed to avoid sun light when doing treatments. I'll hold off until the November sale, and then probably make an excuse not to get it... 

The NARS botan brush has been on my shopping list for years. I'm not sure why but it's something I want to have, but don't know if I'd actually use it. I love my MAC 182 LE buffer & use that with the Dior Airflash foundation. I also have the Too Faced retractable for powder products. $75 is a lot for a brush I just want to "look at". 

2 years ago I got a 2 oz jar of Creme de La Mer for free. It's now my winter HG moisturizer. I want to purchase the gel, but the AmorePacific gel is similar and at 1/2 the price. I'm afraid if I actually purchase it my expectations will be too high & I won't like it. 

That's about it everything else I either end up purchasing or know I don't need it right now (Like Perricone Blue Plasma...) 

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I shall return to respond to this thread.  I need pictures lol.

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I don't think there is anything, I was eyeing the Lorac Pro palette but ordered it already so YAY!

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I keep telling myself that I will try certain brands or products, but I never get around to it!  Something else catches my eye lol.

 

I have tried a few Benefit products, but I still need to branch out.  I have Benefit Dandelion, and I absolutely love it!  It's a go to item for me, and I would love to try more of their boxed powders.  However, I still haven't lol.  I almost bought Hervana last year, but then the Tarte blush set caught my eye....lol.

 

 

Speaking of Tarte, I need to branch out to it, too.  I bought the blush set that came out for the Holidays that has two blushes, a bronzer, and a highlight powder.  I love all four them, and I use them regularly, too.  However, the powders are the only items I've tried by Tarte.  Their other face products look interesting, though.

 

NARS is similar to the Tarte and Benefit situation.  I have the Laguna Bronzer and lipstick in Cruising, and both are amazing. I've also used their mascara, and it was alright.  It wasn't something I wanted to repurchase, though.  I read wonderful things about the gloss in Turkish Delight, but it still isn't with the rest of my collection lol.

 

 

Finally, I want to try Too Faced products.  I only tried one over a year ago, and it was a foundation powder.  However, it didn't work out too well.  It made my face itch.  I love the colors of their products, but I haven't tried any of their stuff since the face powder.  Of course, one product does not speak for the entire line.

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Anything YSL! Mainly their cream blushes. Before it used to be their lippies but I finally gave in the other day and bought 2 of them because I wanted a bunch of the 100 pt perks. But i still want more and I want to try their mascaras, and the touche eclat pen and I need a refill of the foundation but I haven't picked that up yet because I already have so many and I want to purchase Chanel vitalumiere aqua next so I'm holding off on ysl for now.

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Interesting question! I've always wanted to try the Clarisonic Opal (for the eye area), but have never actually bought it. I think my main reasons for not buying it are the cost combined with the fact that I don't *really* need it (I think it would just be good to have). I would also love to try the Aria, but I've used the Mia for two + years with no complaints, so I figured why rock the boat?

 

In terms of cosmetics, I've always wanted to try Chantecaille's mascara, but I can't bring myself to pay $70. I am not generally frugal when it comes to beauty products, but I have to draw the line somewhere! There is also a Sisley blush I've wanted, but at $85, I just can't -- particularly not with the amount of blush I already own.  (I've paid $45 for blush in the past, and that's kind of my maximum...I'd rather do or have something else with $85, or put it toward skincare Smiley Tongue.)

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I've been looking at the Sephora Collection Bulls Eye Lash Applicator since it has been out. It's suppose to make applying false lashes insanely simple, but I'm just a little weary personally because my lashes are SUPER curly. It makes applying falsies a huge pain. So much so that I learned how to put them on the underside of my lashes.

 

I can put lashes on other people in seconds, but my own are just such a pain. I figure I'll eventually get this.

Whimsically yours,
Janine
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