If you are going to place an order at Sephora, Birchbox, or future order at Amazon. I have some free gift with purchase reviews to share. Here are my Sephora VIBLONG and VIBFACIAL samples, Birchbox mystery box gift with purchase, and Amazon Luxury Beauty Sample Box. Let see what are inside and enjoy!
Birchbox Mystery Box Gift with Purchase 2016
Birchbox is offering mystery box gift with purchase with $50 order (must add to your cart). It was started on Feb 25 and it is still available now! Also available as a stand-alone purchase for $10 PLUS use coupon code FREESHIP to score free shipping on this mystery box!
More info: get a FREE Mystery Birchbox from 2015 with any $50+ purchase in the Birchbox Shop. Boxes vary, but each features one of our exclusive Birchbox designs and five or more beauty samples from across categories.
The box I received is November box 2015 and it includes:
- LOC On & Done Shadow Stick in On Point | Full-size is $10
- theBalm Cosmetics FratBoy | Full-size is $21
- Ayres Body Polish in Pampas Sunrise | Full-size is $25
- Davines This is A Relaxing Moisturizing Fluid | Full-size is $26
- Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask (full-size) | Full-size is $7.50
Next, let’s take a closer look at these items.
LOC On & Done Shadow Stick in On Point | Full-size is $10 | Currently available in 2 shades.
We’ve spent light-years searching for a full, long-lasting eye shadow look that we can fit in the palm of our hand. Breaking news: we’ve accomplished our mission. This easy-as-could-be, paraben-free shadow stick from Birchbox brand LOC nixes the usual eye makeup hoopla (read: multiple brushes, blenders, and primers) and delivers up to 11 hours of creaseless, waterproof color—all in just one swipe. Even better, this collection of shades was handpicked by YouTube beauty star Tati Westbrook, who selected the hues she considers most on trend. Another bonus? Everything in the LOC line is super affordable, cruelty-free, and the perfect compact size–ideal for keeping you stylish through the seasons!
HOW TO USE – Apply to lids and blend within 30 seconds for a soft, smoky look, or leave as is to create a precise, striking line.
IcanGWP: The average review is 4.5. It glides on beautiful. I am very impressed with the finish and color. It is sheer luminous/dewy light brown color with sparkle. Sparkle is medium size and very lovely. It is not creamy like Laura Mercier famous eye shadow. You can wear it alone or layer with other products. I would recommend to use eye primer with this beautiful shadow stick.
Davines This is A Relaxing Moisturizing Fluid | Full-size is $26
If only our dates were as modest as this super-effective hair moisturizer. It not only gives us straight, controlled locks—it’s also a total powerhouse. The flake-resistant formula adds major shine, eliminates frizz, moisturizes, humidity-proofs, and even preps hair if you’re wrangling it with hot tools. And since it works by gradually releasing ingredients, you don’t have to worry about it suddenly ghosting (also something we wish for in dates).
HOW TO USE – Apply a small amount of product to damp hair and style.
IcanGWP: I like multitask product like this. It straightens and adds good bouncy weight to my hair. And I love that it is also protect my hair from hot tools. There is a light scent in this product that doesn’t linger. It takes a little bit longer to style the hair. The average review is 4.
theBalm Cosmetics FratBoy | Full-size is $21
Remember how flushed you’d get after the rush of running into your college crush? Now you can score that rosy glow naturally with theBalm® cosmetics Frat Boy® Shadow/Blush. This talc-free, finely ground formula gives skin a fresh radiance that makes you look—and feel—forever young.
IcanGWP: The average review is 4.3. This mini package sample is so cute. I like their bronzer and also like this product. It is a high pigmented pink-peach blush or eye shadow. I really love this youthful shade of pink on my cheeks. It is matte and no shimmer, luminous or shine added. The color is appropriate for work and you can simply touch up with favorite bronzer for the night out. Two thumps up!
Ayres Body Polish in Pampas Sunrise | Full-size is $25
Whether it’s to spiff up our shoes, make our car look like new, or revive dull, dry skin, when we want a refresh, a good polish is key. This body polish from AYRES goes on smoothly and rinses off cleanly, leaving behind only soft, fantastic-smelling skin.
IcanGWP: If you like big grain salt body scrub, this is not the one. But if you like to try natural scrub with a mix of salt and other natural beads, you can consider this product. Here are the essential oils in Pampas Sunrise: lime, mandarin, spearmint, bergamot, lemongrass, lemon Blossom, cedarwood, and patchouli. It smells incredible and reminds me of spa day. It works well. The average review is 4.1.
Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask (full-size) | Full-size is $7.50
Face masks aren’t just good at getting rid of the bad stuff (impurities, dull skin): They’re also great for infusing our complexion with the things it so desperately needs, like moisture. This light, refreshing cotton mask is loaded with a hydrating serum, letting us nourish our dry, parched skin and achieve a dewy look.
HOW TO USE – After cleansing the face, remove film and apply cotton mask. Remove after 20-30 minutes and massage remaining serum into skin.
IcanGWP: The average review is 4.2. I will be happy to try this product.
What I thought?
I received Birchbox November box 2015 as my mystery gift with purchase. I think that there is a good chance that they have more recent boxes in stock for this promotion. Birchbox mystery gift with purchase 2016 is a great mix of skincare, makeup, body care and hair care. It’s like a holiday pamper box. Spend your Saturday afternoon, scrub your body, put on your hair moisturizer, put on your mask, just like a mini spa and also smell like it! Then try out the new eye shadow and lovely blush. I enjoyed what I got from Birchbox. What do you get? How do you like it? Have anybody ordered multiple boxes?
Birchbox Coupon 2016
See all Birchbox limited edition boxes, kits, samplers, and collections here. See free gifts and samples with purchase from the Birchbox Bonus Shop and add a FREE mystery sample pack with any full size $35 products order.
- Use coupon code FIVEOFFBOX to get $5 off (50% off) your first box.
- Use promo code 5BOXGIFT to get 50% off your first month.
- $10 off any $50 full-price purchase for logged-in customer during birthday month: BIRTHDAY
- Use coupon code 5GIFTCARD to get $5 gift card with $35 purchase.
- Get $5 (= 50 points) to spend in shop when you subscribe with coupon code SUBSCRIBENOW50.
Try 20% off coupon codes: COMEBACK20, TAKEALEAP20, TAKEOFF20, MOBILE20, WELCOMEOFFER20, BEAUTYMAVEN. Try 10% off coupon codes: TAKEOFF10 (take $10 off full-price + free shipping), WELCOME10 (new customer get 10% off any $35 full-price purchase).
Sephora VIB Sample and Coupon Codes 2016
Sephora I have a little unboxing and reviews for Sephora VIBFACIAL and VIBLONG to share! For VIB and VIB Rouge, you can use VIBFACIAL to choose 3 options of 3pc mini skincare sets with any $35 order (Dec 2015). With any $35 order VIB or VIB Rouge can use VIBLONG to get a 3pc Bobbi Brown.
This 3 piece VIBLONG Bobbi Brown Sample Kit for VIB or VIB Rouge includes: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Basics deluxe sample set including: Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Shadow (0.05 oz), Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet (0.03 oz), and Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover (1 oz).
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Shadow (0.05 oz) The actual shade they sent is the shade Bark (a deep brown color).
A long-lasting, waterproof eye shadow that glides on easy like a stroke of genius. Shade, define, smoke up, and highlight your eyes with this do-it-all eye shadow formula. It glides onto your lids tug-free and is completely waterproof, so it can play as rough as you do. Choose from subtle to eye-popping shades that last for up to eight hours without creasing, flaking, or fading
IcanGWP: The average review is 4. It is indeed a long-wear item! I use it without eye primer and it stays in place all day. It is totally matte, super pigmented and gorgeous color. I use my finger to blend and it has a great finish. This is a great item for smoky eye.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet (0.03 oz) | Full-size is $26
Bobbi Brown’s award-winning Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is now in pencil form, for the woman who prefers the convenience of a pencil but still wants a long-wearing product. Its densely pigmented formula glides on smoothly, imparting rich color and intense definition
IcanGWP: It is a really rich black eye liner. Bobbi Brown must have a secret formula for their eye liners. They nailed the gel eye liner and this one is a good formula too. You will need a good eye makeup remover to get it off (stays on forever like Hourglass famous liner)! I prefer their gel eye liner though. I notice a tiny smudge at the end of the day. The average review is 4.
Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover (1 oz) | Full-size $28 – $41
A gentle, water-based formula that removes eye makeup quickly and easily as it soothes and calms the skin. Remove eye makeup quickly and easily with this Bobbi Brown Eye Makeup Remover. Formulated with aloe vera to soothe and calm, glycerine works to moisturize and soften skin, while rosewater offers a fresh, clean scent. Suitable for all skin types, it doesn’t leave behind any residue, allowing you to apply eye makeup directly right after use.
IcanGWP: This is an oil based eye makeup remover. It remove all waterproof products well. I agree with the 2 reviewers (out of 5) that it is a little strong formula. It doesn’t burn but my eyes feel a little tired after.
Next, my reviews for Sephroa VIBFACIAL. For VIB and VIB Rouge, you can use VIBFACIAL to choose 3 options of 3pc mini skincare sets with any $35 order (one time use).
Option 1: AmorePacific 3pc Awash With Beauty:
Option 2: Caudalie 3pc It’s About Vine
Option 3: Dr. Brandt 3 piece Appear Ageless Set
I chose Sephora VIBFACIAL Dr. Brandt 3 piece Appear Ageless Set and it includes
- Brandt Needles No More | Full-size is $89
- Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Time Reversing Cream | Full-size is $132
- Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Dream Night Cream | Full-size is $135
Dr. Brandt Needles No More | Full-size is $89
A revolutionary topical cream that targets lines and wrinkles to visibly improve the look of expression lines.
What it is formulated to do: Needles No More is formulated with an exclusive tri-blend wrinkle smoother, a powerful synergistic smoother with peptides and minerals. It helps to provide instant and long-term smoothing effect while visibly improving the look of expression lines.
What else you need to know: This wrinkle smoothing cream targets lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between brows, and crow’s feet.
IcanGWP: It comes in a nice sealed bag. First five ingredients: Water, Perfluorohexane, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene, Perfluorodecalin. Those with perflu- are what they claim to be tri-blend wrinkle smoother. It smells like mint toothpaste for me. The texture is very creamy, thick balm-like and of course very moisturizing. It blurs all the fine line (like primer) and gives slightly tingles + tightening feeling for a bit. The average review is 3.4. Reviews are split. Some reviewer said it doesn’t work and some (who actually do Botox) said it works. I only used it once so I can’t tell about long term result. What about you?
Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Time Reversing Cream | Full-size is $132
A nourishing, age-defying cream.
What it is formulated to do: Powered by the skin transforming system, Juvenesscence+ Complex, and infused with an energetic blend of essential oils, this incredible cream helps reduce the look of aging skin. Developed with hydrating babassu oil to provide the ultimate sensorial experience and delivered in an exclusive lamellar formula, the cream melts at skin temperature to moisturize while delivering the power of Juvenessence+ Complex.
What else you need to know: This product helps promote smooth, supple, youthful-looking skin and acts as an amazing age-defying duo when used in conjunction with the Do Not Age Transforming Pearl Serum.
IcanGWP: The average review is 4.1. My face feels moisturized. It is quite thick for a day cream and I think people with dry skin will appreciate it.
Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Dream Night Cream | Full-size is $135
An intense moisturizing cream that helps you wake up with a plumped, renewed, and replenished-looking complexion.
Formulated with Tahitian black pearl extract and the miracle resurrection plant, this cream helps to revive tired looking skin, while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
IcanGWP: It is big for sample and the jar is very luxury. The average review is 4.2. People love it. Many reviewers report softer and smoother skin. Its smell is like the former products. Nice moisturizer but I think that this night cream is less heavy (creamy) than the day time cream. Interestingly, a couple of reviewers said they have vivid dream after using this product?!
What I thought?
Bobbi Brown samples in sitewide gift with purchase are not common. I am happy to try out this brand. You can also get a brand new Bobbi Brown set with any $35 order (for VIB or VIB Rouge) use coupon VIBLOVEU to choose a free 3pc deluxe Bobbi Brown Set: Sand, Beige or Skincare.
The sample sizes are generous for free samples with $35 purchase and I can also choose three more samples at checkout too! VIBFACIAL Dr Brandt Appear Ageless Set contains all popular products and I am happy to try out these skincare. I think it is a very good option for dry skin.
How to get Sephora VIB or VIB Rouge free samples?
You will need to be VIB or VIB Rouge (see all benefits here). If you sign up for the newsletter, they will send you an update for the new VIB or VIBR exclusive samples. Or you can check my permanent coupon page here. Last time I check, VIBLP and VIBCAUD for Living Proof Sample Set and Caudalie Sample Set still active. Plus, (starting last week) with any $35 order VIB or VIB Rouge can use VIBLOVEU to choose a free 3pc deluxe Bobbi Brown Set: Sand, Beige or Skincare.
To add sample to your bag, you will need to login to your account, then add the coupon code as usual. Please note that you can pick three free samples with any purchase (no minimum) here.
Beauty Insiders can see more Sephora coupons at my coupon page here. There are five 500 points sample boxes available check this page. See all in Sale Section here. See all available kits at Sephora Favorites. See all current coupon codes and deals at Sephora deal page here. (more details about Play! By Sephora in my post here). Look at free sample choice at checkout they are offering here direct from Sephora.
Amazon Luxury Beauty Sample Box
Amazon offered Luxury Beauty Sample Box for $8.99 and free shipping or get it as a free gift with purchase (no code needed) with qualified items here. It was offered first time around July 2015 and then again around December 2015. It is now out of stock. Luxury looking box, right!?
Amazon Luxury Beauty Sample Box I received includes:
- Wen Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner 2 fl. oz.
2. L’Occitaine Almond Milk Concentrate Body Cream .2 oz.
3. Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask .16 fl. oz.
4. Euphoria by Calvin Klein .04 fl. oz.
5. Lacoste L!VE .06 fl. oz.
6. StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment .25 fl. oz.
7. Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain in Forever Peach
8. Nuxe skin care sample – may vary (face cream, cleansing milk, toning lotion)
9. Proraso After Shave Balm Sensitive 0.8 fl oz
10. Rituals Magic Touch Body Cream
11. Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris
12. Arrogant by English Laundry
13. MAKE Cosmetics Eye Shadow – may vary (cement or Santa Fe)
14. Juice Beauty skin care packette
The Amazon Luxury Beauty Sample Box (July 2015) includes
Wen Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner 2 fl. oz.
L’Occitaine Almond Milk Concentrate Body Cream .2 oz.
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask .16 fl. oz.
Euphoria by Calvin Klein .04 fl. oz.
Lacoste L!VE .06 fl. oz.
StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment .25 fl. oz.
Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain in Forever Peach
What I thought?
Amazon is probably carrying almost all luxury beauty brands we can think of. Amazon sure knows us well and this is a successful debut. Their luxury beauty box contains great beauty samples at an unbeatable price. I am very excited and I hope that they will do this more often. If you want to know more about Amazon Luxury Beauty gift with purchase, see here. They are offering 12 brand specific GWPs.
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