I have tried and tested this Sephora Splurge Sample Bag to share my experience with you. I’m guessing you might be interested to redeem your multiplier points at Sephora and Sephora.ca through 8/19 only! Great for all of us beauty junkies! My life as a loyal Sephora fan started with the glamourous stores, helpful staff, ease of mind, trying out new samples, something about carrying their bags around the mall (isn’t it?) and more recently, extraordinary perks when you are VIB or VIB Rouge members. When it’s time to splurge, we gotta splurge!

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Here’s the in-store first access version for VIB Rouge that was available last Friday only with any $40 in-store purchase – SPLURGE ladies SPLURGE!!

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VIB and VIB Rouge members, when it’s time to splurge, we gotta splurge! How many time I said SPLURGE, SPLURGE, SPLURGE 😊. Thanks our long time reader 007, you are the best!

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The polka dot bag is cute, fun and lightweight. I like it in person better than in the image.

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Let’s jump to each item in this splurge sample bag! I absolutely want to test all of them immediately after I arrived home!

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Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores Review |Full size $27, Travel size $4

A charcoal mask that draws out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers.

Based on The NPD Group Inc (U.S volume sales in prestige retail, April 2012- to March 2013), this is the number one selling mask in America.

IcanGWP Review: They recommend we open up our pores with warm water before mask application. The sleek and creamy texture mask is easy to apply. I felt stinging and almost like burning so I rinsed it off before it completely dried. The black charcoal mask is effective. I can see my pores are obviously clearer. My skin is softened and the good thing is I don’t feel like it stripped off everything. It’s pretty moisturizing. The average review on the Sephora’s site is 4.3. Only one reviewer from 20 mentioned having issue like me. I’d say give it a try if you have clogged pores, acne prone skin or breakouts.

Macy’s has new Origins RitualiTea Powder Mask Mixing Tool, Origins Facial Mask Brush, Origins Charcoal Infused Facial Sponge and so many facial mask tools here.

PERRICONE MD H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream | Full size $80

An airy, cloud-like cream powered by hydrogen that gives skin a boost of hydrating vitality for a re-energized and radiant complexion.

IcanGWP Review: There’s a cool H2 thing in this modern cream. Four items in the Perricone MD H2 line target users in their 40s+. This product reminds me of Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream $52. They are called cloud cream, because of the superb airy texture, super hydrating and fragrance-free formula! They both are very very hydrating with Hyaluronic acid. The way they are formulated is different. Perricone MD H2 Cloud Cream has lots of an ingredient (coming before HA) that will make you feel non-greasy and experience dry matte finish whereas Peter Thomas Roth absorbed and disappeared. Several reviewers mentioned that this product broke them out.

According to Perricone MD: Switch on your skin’s natural cellular energy with Perricone MD’s proprietary H2 Energy Complex™ to experience visible rejuvenation, advanced hydration and radiant-looking skin.

What is Perricone MD’s proprietary H2 Energy Complex™?

Can we capture this gas and put it in this jar? We buy H2 cream for the modern H2 Energy Complex (whatever it is) hoping for a mature skin miracle! But? I highly recommend Beautypedia review and their explanation.  The other beneficial ingredients in Peter Thomas Roth are also more convincing. Well, read my review first.

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Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Legendary Review | Full size $21

A pigment-loaded lipstick in matte and cream finishes that glide on brilliant color in just one swipe. This product is cruelty-free and is formulated without sodium lauryl sulfate and talc.

IcanGWP Review: This shade Legendary is a true red cream lipstick. It has a gentle and light vanilla scent. I adore this pigmented and highly moisturizing formula from Smashbox. The finish is fantastic, not too shiney or too dull. It blends so well at the edges without lip liner. I really like low maintenance lip stick like this!! The color is pretty, not too bold but stands out in its own way. I can’t wait to try their matte shades! The average reviews is 4.4!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42 (Full size $25)

A gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that delivers intense color and 12-hour waterproof wear and amazing glide in shimmer and matte finishes.

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Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream review | Full size $42

A luxurious cream with 24 karat gold and intelligent shade-sensing sphere technology to enhance luminosity and boost radiance, and colloidal gold to visibly lift and firm.

IcanGWP Review: I am super excited to try this one! What a genius idea! This unicorn-glow cream is so pretty! This liquid highlighter perfects the skin with light-reflecting elements for a dewy, natural-looking finish. Beyond highlighting, this one contains so many beneficial ingredients. It is a pale gold highlighter (no shimmer). This shade adds effortless gold radiance. It doesn’t add visible glitter or sparkle on skin. A true healthy and beautiful multitasker makeup piece from Peter Thomas Roth. I’m impressed! A little goes a long way too. I’m considering buying a full size product.

MAISON MARGIELA ’REPLICA’ Tea Escape | Full size $126

Tea Escape combines soothing citrus notes of bergamot, green tea, sambac jasmine, and crisped rice to evoke a familiar but forgotten moment—a traditional Japanese tea service.

IcanGWP Review: This is possibly one of the most exquisite fragrance I’ve ever come across. It opens with top notes of zesty citrus. The dry down is a warming base of green tea, sambac jasmine, crisped rice and a base of bergamot. This oriental inspired fragrance is intoxicating, warmth and sensuality. This is an exceptionally beautiful perfume, delicate and natural — perfect for those who like a gentle scent – like its name tea escape. It’s an intriguing scent that you need to be up close to really smell all components. I  really like it.

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TATA HARPER Resurfacing Mask Review

A beta-hydroxy treatment for smooth, radiant skin. As a spot treatment, apply a small dab on blemish and leave overnight; reapply as necessary.

Tata’s tip: “I sleep in this mask! I wake up, cleanse with my Regenerating Cleanser, revealing radiant and clear skin!”

IcanGWP Review: The average review is 4.3. This lightweight gel is fresh, floral and refreshing. This mask/exfoliant targets oily/combination skin (not recommend for sensitive skin or rosacea). I leave it for 10 minutes. When it is dry, it’s tightening the skin (contains kaolin). My pores were refined and skin felt clean the next day. I regret that I haven’t tried it as an overnight spot treatment. Many reviewers love it as a spot treatment.

CLEAN Reserve Amber Saffron | Full size $95

Amber Saffron is the sexiest and most delicious fragrance of the collection. An irresistibly fresh blend of red fruits, delicate florals, soothing musks, warm amber and exquisite saffron, it is sure to leave a lasting impression. Velvet Flora and Sueded Oud are Amber Saffron’s perfect matches.

IcanGWP Review: This spicy scent stands out and is very unique. The woody/amber note adds a zesty freshness which turns into a very luxurious evening scent. It feels sexy!

Quick Take:

This is a set of true customer perks from our dear Sephora. It’s clever and I’m excited to try a lot of these summerly items! I enjoyed the variety of products in this year’s summer gift bag from Sephora. If you have been wanting to jump on the Sephora point multipliers bandwagon, it’s time to SPLURGE!

Sephora Weekly Wow 50% off 12 palettes from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Stila and Tarte $20 – $24.50, ends 8/17.

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There are so many new sale items from Tarte in the Sephora Sale 2017 here.

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