Do you take advantage of the Sephora Appreciation Event 2016 yet? This year you can get up to 4x points, new holiday collections 2016, and Sephora VIB Appreciation Sample Bag 2016 is free with your $35 purchase with coupon code MYSURPRISE. My sample bag choice, unboxing and my thoughts are provided below.
Dear readers, I will have a little break this week. There will be some posts for major gifts but the GWP Updates posts will be resumed on Mon 26, 2016. You can see full updates including new spoilers in my Next Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancôme GWP and current Beauty free gift with purchase offers round-up post here.
Sephora and Sephora.ca (NEW) Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation 2016 has begun. All purchases are qualified – 2x points for Beauty Insider, 3x points for VIB and 4x points for VIB Rouge, ends 9/17. VIB and VIB Rouge exclusive 8-piece mystery sample bag: use code MYSURPRISE the promotion code box at checkout, free with any online purchase of $35 or more. Here’s the two options (see more detail and size in my post here):
- SEPHORA COLLECTION Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
- Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum
- Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara in Excessive Black
- Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown
- The Estée Edit Mattified Lipstick (4 shades)
- Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
- Brandt Skincare microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator
- CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
- CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
- CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream
- Exclusive Sephora cosmetic bag
If you would like to see the content and review of bag #2, I suggest a review by Michelle in her post here. Now, let’s jump to each sample!
Full size $15
A waterproof eye makeup remover suitable for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes. This do-it-all formula removes waterproof makeup and contains a lash-strengthening complex that’s rich in flavonoids and olive wood extracts.
IcanGWP: I really want to try this product. The ingredient is superb. No fragrance oil. Actually, it’s a truly 100% fragrance free product that should be very gentle for extra sensitive eyes too. They even put some peptide (like many fancy lash-grow brands) in this product for lengthening our lashes! Such a great house-brand product for $7.50 – $15!
Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara in Excessive Black
Full size $27.50
An intense, black volumizing mascara that creates full-body, high-volume lashes in a single stroke. With its creamy, gliding formula and deep, intense color, this volumizing mascara creates instant lash drama in a single coat—without clumping or flaking. Hypnôse Drama’s full-contact brush features an S-shaped curve to grasp and evenly coat lashes from root to tip for big, bold, buildable volume.See instantly bold lashes with a fake-lash effect.
IcanGWP: See the wand! Lancome nails their mascaras, always. This one, the reviews are split. The average review from Sephora site is 3.9. I haven’t try it yet and I will need a lot of practice but fun to play with this brush. The result should be DRAMA fake lashes look, love that.
Full size $26 – $46 Travel size $14.50
A moisture-rich cream to soothe even the driest skins.
This dermatologist-developed cream ups the hydration intensity of Clinique’s cult-classic formula. Formulated to combine all-day moisture with skin-strengthening ingredients for very dry skin, it creates more resilient, nourished, and youthful-looking skin.
Full size $26 Travel size $14.50
A lightweight, fast-absorbing gel hydrator developed specifically for the needs of combination to oily skin.
Solutions for: Dryness
This genius gel developed by Clinique’s dermatologists maintains optimal moisture balance for oily skin. The refreshing, oil-free formula combines all-day hydration with skin-strengthening ingredients so skin looks younger longer and feels fresh and comfortable.
Full size $26 – $38 Travel size $14.50
A fast-absorbing, lightweight daily moisturizer for dry to combination skin types.
Solutions for: Dryness
This cult-classic moisture “drink” developed by Clinique’s dermatologists maintains optimal moisture balance for very dry skin or comfortable to oily skin in the T-zone. With a silky texture and quick penetration, this lightweight formula strengthens skin’s own moisture barrier by 54 percent, so more moisture stays in. All-day hydration leaves skin silky-soft, springy, and absolutely radiant. Skin looks younger, longer.
IcanGWP: This is so nice. I am curious what’s the different of the three versions of Clinique cult favorite 3-step moisturizers.
Full size $79
A skin exfoliating scrub. Get a youthful glow with this microdermabrasion solution. This formula contains aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid, and soothing botanicals to polish away dead skin cells, provide a radiant, healthy look, and smooth skin’s texture. Watch as the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and skin discolorations diminish for maximum results in minimal time.
IcanGWP: The average review on Sephora site is 4.7.
The Estée Edit Mattified Lipstick (4 shades)
Full size $22
A full-coverage, high-impact matte lipstick infused with 20 percent conditioning oils for luxuriously lush lips.
Swipe on the perfect matte lipstick with high-impact color in one swipe. Lightweight with comfortable wear, Mattified Lipstick offers a creamy matte finish in a formula that’s infused with 20 percent conditioning oils, including jojoba oil, to give you lush lips without the dry-out.
IcanGWP: This is a new sample I’ve never tried before. Here’s the swatches.
Full size $85
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black is an addictive blend of alluring violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla that strike the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.
Notes: Violet, Sandalwood, Vanilla. Style: Sensual. Mysterious. Warm.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown
Full size $20
A liquid eyeliner with an innovative brush tip for effortless, precise application. Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lashline for incredibly fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.
IcanGWP: I am so delighted to get the Mad Max Brown! I find Stila is too soft for brown shade, so I am always looking for something more intense. I like here black shade and I think I will fall in love with this shade as well.
Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum | Full size $81
A luxurious serum for the look of perfectly defined, V-shaped facial contours.
Clarins’ V Contouring Complex contains three powerful plant extracts—guarana, zerumbet ginger, and kaki—that refine facial contours, define the look of cheekbones, and visibly lift jawline. It delivers complete facial contouring performance for women of all skin types and tones.
IcanGWP: This sample is valued at $5.
Finally, my entire gift from Sephora:
Sephora Appreciation sample bag (online version) contains nine goodies. Five samples are deluxe-size which is quite good for a low minimum purchase like $35. Because we usually get 3-piece deluxe kit from single brand with coupon codes that they distributed to us (e.g., my review posts for VIB Hourglass, VIB Bronze me). This sample bag is also nice for all skin-color because there is no foundation, primer or BB that may be not your shade. It is a good idea to shop new Holiday Collections 2016 from Too Faced, Tarte, Hourglass, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Bite Beauty, Drunk Elephant, Laura Mercier and more and grab this 9pc gift for free.
Do you choose this sample bag or another one? Do you like the in-store or online version?
I hope you enjoyed my review! As an I can GWP beauty blogger, I will sure list all extra bonuses you can grab if you are not VIB or VIB Rouge below. A few days left for you to get up to 4x points.
Don’t forget to share what do you think, your experience and thoughts are always very welcome! I love reading your comment!
Sephora Coupon Round-up September 2016
There are brand-new coupons just added today:
Sephora Coupons 9/13/2016:
PREVIOUS COUPONS from Sephora
Promo code YOURGIFT:
Sephora(NEW) With any $25 purchase receive a free deluxe sample of Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo use promo code DETOXIFY. (NEW) Receive a FREE GIVENCHY Black Tote with select Fragrance Purchase. Use code: JET2PARIS.
Sephora (NEW) Get a Free Sunscreen Mini of Your Choice with $25 Order use code SUNSHINE. (NEW) Receive a Briogeo Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel deluxe sample. FREE with Online purchase of $25 or more. Use Code: CURLGEL.Choice of 1 of the following 3 deluxe samples: Ciate Liquid Velvet deluxe sample in Diva, Ciate Liquid Velvet deluxe sample in Swoon, or Ciate Liquid Velvet deluxe sample in Pin Up, FREE with online purchase of $25. Use Code: VELVETLIP See Ciate London here.
Sephora.ca (NEW) Canada only, Receive a Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores deluxe sample, FREE with online purchase of $25. Use Code: CHARCOAL (NEW) Ciate FREE with online purchase of $25. Use Code: VELVETLIP.
Sephora VIB and VIB rouge coupons August 2016
(3d) New VIB and VIB Rouge exclusive coupon, use coupon code VIBROSES to get a free 3pc gift from LANCOME with any $35 purchase. Your mini set includes: CRÈME RADIANCE Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser deluxe sample, TONIQUE RADIANCE Clarifying Exfoliating Toner and Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum. See all Lancome.
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