Nordstrom mystery gift with purchase during Black Friday 2015 will be revealed in this finale post! Also, how and when to get this mystery sample bag and current coupon codes at Nordstrom.
See Part 1 – Sephora Cyber Monday Mystery sample bag 2015 reviews here.
See Part 2 – One and only one Ulta Mystery Sample bag 2015 reviews here.
Nordstrom Black Friday Mystery Sample Bag 2015
On Nov 27, 2015, NORDSTROM sent out an email in the morning about their mystery sample bag and uploaded their Gift With Purchase page here later (a few hours later, to get a head start for email subscribers). It was a Nordstrom 15-pc mystery sample bag with any $50 beauty purchase!
Plus, you can stack it with Black Friday Beauty GWP (all expired now):
GIFT2: Choose one of five deluxe samples of Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (0.17 oz.) with ANY beauty or fragrance purchase promo code—102, 104, 106, 204 or 208
GIFT3: pick 3 free samples at checkout and always free shipping no minimum.
As I recall, NORDSTROM only offered two mystery sample bags last year (2015). The first one is the 12pc in Jan and last around 30 hours. The second one is Black Friday Mystery sample bag 14pc with $50. I think it was out of stock in less than 12 hours (see my post here for the event). Please let me know if you grabbed other Nordstrom mystery sample bag that I missed. If you are interested, you can see my post about previous January Nordstrom Mystery Sample packs here. I haven’t seen any post about these sample pack offered by Nordstrom elsewhere. I am not sure if all of us received similar bags. Please confirm if you grabbed one! Nordstrom always offers 3 free samples at checkout and free shipping no minimum too!
I was eyeing on 25% off MAC select gift sets (still offering now!) for quite some time. Voila! I grabbed the beautiful MAC brush set (below).
Nordstrom Black Friday Mystery Sample Bag 2015 Reviews
These are the 14pc samples I received from Nordstrom. Beautiful as always! Two samples are deluxe size.
Four women’s fragrance samples.
IcanGWP: I love Yves Saint Laurent Black opium. I have got some compliment on the day I wore it. It is very floral and sweet, very lovely. I haven’t tried others yet.
Five men’s fragrance samples.
IcanGWP: The value of Nordstrom Black Friday Mystery sample bag must be very high. Due to all this high end fragrance samples. This is a great gift for upcoming Valentine’s Day!
Next three samples in Nordstrom Black Friday Mystery sample bag 2015.
Clinique Superprimer Face Primer (full size is $27) available in 3 shades: Universal, Corrects Discolouration and Corrects Redness
Superprimer Face Primer smoothes and corrects skin with a lightweight, oil-free formula. It corrects a range of concerns while prepping the face for makeup application and wear.
Redness: Corrects redness for a neutral, even start.
Discolorations: Corrects color discolorations and blemish marks for a bright, even-toned start.
Dullness in Lighter Skin Tones: Corrects dull, lackluster skin for a vibrant, radiant start.
Dullness in Deeper Skin Tones: Corrects dull, lackluster skin for a vibrant, radiant start.
Sallowness: Corrects yellow, sallow skin for a healthy, energized start.
Universal Face Primer: Smoothes skin’s texture while prepping for makeup application and wear.
How to use: For best results, apply after Clinique’s 3-Step Skincare System. Smooth over the entire face or where needed with fingertips or a makeup sponge before applying foundation.
Pro tips: Primer is great for creating a smooth, even canvas prior to foundation application. Choose the one that fits your needs, or if you’re just looking for a great foundation prep, try the Universal Primer. It’s translucent, too, so you could even wear it alone. You can layer the primers, but if it’s multiple skin concerns you’re looking to remedy it’s best to use a primer to address one issue and foundation to address the other.
– 100% fragrance-free.
– Allergy tested.
IcanGWP: I received the Universal Face Primer. I tested it out and this product reminds me of Hourglass Primer so much. The formula is colorless, light and silky. This product contains good amount of antioxidants and will help improving your skin! If you are not a fan of heavy silicone-based primer, you may give Clinique universal face primer a try.
Please note that Universal Face Primer is water-based but the Corrects Discolouration and Corrects Redness are silicone-based and they are totally different formulas. The average review (of the three products) on Nordstrom site is 4.5.
Currently, there is a two piece gift with Clinique order at Nordstrom.
Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer (full size $24.00) available in 12 shades
Say hello to the next generation of lip color. Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer by Smashbox is the new boundary-pushing lip color that delivers maximum high-lacquered color with major comfort all day long. Its unique formula goes on as a lacquer then uniquely adjusts to a stain for eight hours of long-lasting color. It contains a proprietary triplex of vibrant staining pigments, glossy-finish pearls and conditioning vitamin E, pushing saturated, long-wearing color to the limit by literally maxing out the amount of staining pigments that are able to be mixed in. This way, hi-res photos pop with true color. By mixing the formula with glossy-finish pearls and vitamin E, you get a velvety, lacquer-like finish that stays put without feeling tacky or drying out.
How to use: One smooth, comfortable coat will have your lips covered with color to the max, from morning to evening.
IcanGWP: If you follow all Smashbox lip products, it is interesting that they are all receive 4.5 – 5 average reviews! This shade I received is in Coral. It is one of the most watery texture lip lacquer I have tried and I love that. Pigmentation is sheer to medium and not sticky at all. You can see the swatch guide on their site. I agreed with one of the reviewer that it lasts a long time. Once the gloss wears off it leaves a beautiful stain. So you will experience (1) lip gloss right after you applied and (2) lip stain that last as they claim after. For those with sensitive skin, it should be no or very small fragrance in this product.
Beautyblender liquid makeup sponge cleanser (full size $18)
Give your favorite makeup sponge a bath with blendercleanser, a liquid cleanser made especially for soaking out tough stains with demineralized water and natural sea salt, which are earth-friendly and keep your brushes and sponges squeaky clean. Natural sea salt helps to detoxify and absorb toxins while added lavender provides a soothing scent and aromatherapy benefits.
How to use: Using a damp beautyblender, press on the pump nozzle, distributing cleanser onto the surface of the sponge. Lightly squeeze and work into a lather. Rinse and repeat if needed. Remove any excess water and place beautyblender on a clean ventilated area for drying.
The site also provide a guide:
IcanGWP Review: I have reviewed this product in my Sephora Mixitup sample bag here. This is my first sponge and brush cleanser sample I got. Normally I use baby shampoo. I tried it on power foundation sponge, eyeshadow brush and eyeshadow (sponge) applicator (pretty much for a tiny sample). The power foundation sponge and brush are nicely cleaned. The eyeshadow applicator – not so much. It might be designed to clean liquid or cream products? Average review on Sephora site is 4.1. People think the smell is too strong and lingers. I think that it is okay for brush but it is quite strong for sponge. People seem to prefer the solid version.
Two Yves Saint Laurent samples.
Yves Saint Laurent Y-Shape Cream (full size is $250 for 1.7 oz.)
Y-Shape Cream is the most complete approach to firmness, not only for the face but for the neck and décolleté area as well. It fights the loss of plumpness, sagging contours and wrinkles. With repeated use over time, your skin is visibly firmer, resculpted and redefined.
IcanGWP: Average review on Nordstrom site is 5. Although, the name is “cream”, this famous Y Cream is actually a very light gel. Such a perfumy luxurious feeling! People reported a noticeably visible change including sensitive skin.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch (full size is $42) available in 10 shades
Like a touch of magic, it adds unparalleled radiance to your skin. A take-anywhere pen-brush for adding a touch of light or banishing shadows and signs of fatigue from the eye area, the hollow of the chin, the contour of the lips and the sides of the nose.
How to use: Apply on bare skin or over makeup, then blend with the fingertips for instant radiance and freshness.
IcanGWP: I always adore this Yves Saint Laurent highlighter. It is so versatile and you can use it for anything. Acne prone skin will also be very happy with its very lightweight texture. I have combination skin and it doesn’t clog my pores plus no crease all day long. Hands down! If you are using No2, check out here where Nordstrom is offering up a set of full size No2 and a free mascara for only $42!
Here is the Amore Pacific Cushion that I enjoy using it under eyes.
Just a quick reminder about these two great sets Nordstrom is offering: 6pc YSL at Nordstrom (similar set at Sephora is sold out and never restock) for $85 and Hourglass for $66 (this is on my favorite list). Plus, see all Nordstrom Beauty Sale page here.
What I thought?
Nordstrom will not give you ‘Meh’ samples. They don’t know how to do that. They always ‘WOW’ me. This sample bag contains prestige and high-end brands samples which I love to try. I am not as WOW as my first 12pc sampler pack from Nordstrom I received earlier (I want more Tom Ford lippie!). There are too many men’s fragrance samples. But to be fair, minimum purchase is only $50 and I got 14pc sample bag + an Amore Pacific cushion sample (which is a big bang) + choose 3 free samples at checkout + 25% off MAC brush. To sum up 18pc gift with $50 order is a very generous offer from Nordstrom.
Their live chat and customer service are top notch and always made me feel like they will do everything for me. Nordstrom provides Beauty Price Matching other retailers. Give it a try!
Ulta 8pc Mystery sample bag 2015 Vs Sephora 8pc Cyber Monday Mystery Sample Bag 2015 Comparison Table
What do you think of these Nordstrom, Ulta and Sephora mystery sample bags?
When is the next Nordstrom free gift with purchase?
Nordstrom next mystery sample bag launching schedule (unfortunately) is unknown. Check back at my site www.IcanGWP.com for gift with purchase round-up posts (every Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri) and regular updates posts (everyday) and you will not miss any gorgeous mystery gift from Nordstrom again. Check Nordstrom Gift With Purchase page here.
During Valentine’s Day, usually, there will be a fragrance sample bag from Sephora and it will start soon. Make sure you check back!
Nordstrom Coupons Jan – Feb 2016
Choose one 6-piece mask gifts with any $50 order use code: GLOW or RENEW – valued up to $64.
(NEW) Use promo code GLOW:
- ARCONA Tea Tree Mask (0.34 oz.)
- Dermovia Lace Your Face Smoothing Peptides Mask (1 application)
- GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment (0.24 oz.)
- Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Mask (1 packet, 0.1 oz.)
- REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask (0.17 oz.)
- SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (1 application)
Use promo code RENEW:
- Fresh Rose Face Mask (0.68 oz.)
- Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (0.25 oz.)
- patchology Hydration Mask (1 application)
- Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask (1 packet, 0.1 oz.)
- Dermarché Labs Roloxin Lift Instant Skin Smoothing Mask (2 applications)
- Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask (1 application)
I would love to get SK-II mask. What is your choice?
See new beauty here including new collection from Dior, Guerlain and MAC FAERIE WHISPERS and more. See Lunar New Year Beauty here, including brand new Yves Saint Laurent palette and Tom Ford! Visit their Valentine’s Day beauty shop here (starting from $7).
Don’t forget to check new beauty gift sets, holiday sets and limited edition sets. See Nordstrom Exclusive Makeup here and see Nordstrom Exclusive Skincare here.
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