Sephora and – the exciting Sephora Cyber Monday Sale 2017 has begun: for Sephora VIB Rouge Members!!!

Did you take advantage of the Sephora Cyber Monday METIME gift bag 2017 yet?  In terms of free gifts, this year you can get 8 freebies with a $35 purchase (details) and Sephora Bag of Cheer (details) or Sephora Day or Night bags (details) are free with your $45 purchase with coupon code: METIME, BAGOFCHEER and DAYORNIGHT, respectively. My sample bag choice, reviews and my thoughts on the Bag of Cheer sample bag are provided below.

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Sephora Cyber Monday 2017 Early Access

Sephora VIB Rouge Members can get your hands on these 14 sets, right now –

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Sephora Holiday Sample Bag 2017 Review

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The Holiday Sample Bag I chose is “Decorate with Light – It takes more than mistletoe to deck the halls”. This Sephora bag includes:

  1. NARS Liquid Blush Full size $30.00
  2. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado $29.00
  3. Stella McCartney Stella $72.00
  4. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick $17.00
  5. Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum $95.00
  6. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment $27.00
  7. KORRES Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturiser $42.
  8. FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation $34.00
  9. Clinique Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask Review and CLINIQUE Pep-Start Pout Perfecting Balm $17.50 each
  10. Versace Bright Crystal $75.00
  11. Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème $26
  12. A cosmetic bag
  13. Surprise sample: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original, Eden, Minor Sin, & Anti-Aging $20.00

FYI – I did not get Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray.

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Now, let’s see each item in this bag.

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FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation Review

A soft matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium-to-full coverage, in a boundary-breaking range of shades.
Finally—the ultimate photo filter in foundation form. Born in 40 boundary-breaking shades, Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation gives skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that easily builds to medium to full coverage. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity, and won’t clog pores so that wherever you are, it’s going to work on your skin. Best of all, this longwearing, light-as-air texture is undetectable on skin—so you always look like you.

IcanGWP review: Fenty foundation, concealer and primer products truly get my attention from the terrific shade range, 4k rave review on Sephora’s site and the ‘oxidize’ issue. The light to medium coverage foundation has an ultra lightweight texture and superb rich pigment. It dries quickly and beautifully as a ‘soft matte’. It does not emphasize dry patches or pores, nor eliminates all red or dark spots just created an almost perfect canvas for my combination skin. I love the look because it is

not thick + cakey = dry + fake + old or

thin = why would I bother with this foundation!

I agreed that a few hours later the color and finish have changed. For me, it somehow binds to my skin to make it soft, glow and look dramatically young! It’s darker where it’s oily and stayed the same where it’s dry. When I wore it 13 hours, it did start to slide a bit – all hands down for long wear foundation – 13!! Don’t forget to shake the bottle a lot. I find it easier to apply with a beautyblender sponge. It did not cause me any clogged pores, or acne. This is an amazing premium foundation for oily skin.

The only issue is that  I can’t buy the shade that I tried in store and matches it because the shade will change after a few hours.

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado Review

A creamy yet uniquely concentrated avocado oil formula that gently moisturizes the delicate eye area.

It’s formulated with avocado oil, which is a rich, fatty acid that helps restore the skin’s natural moisture, and shea butter, which is a natural fat used widely in lotions and cleansing products for its hydrating properties. Skin is protected from dehydration and its suppleness is restored.

IcanGWP review: The AVOCADO cream everyone! I’m so into this bag so that I can try it. When I went to the spa, my therapist usually says that they have to use so much product on my body because it’s dry and absorbs everything until there is nothing left. This is the eye cream that did that. I applied it three times more than usual and it’s all gone! Amazing penetration. My thirsty under eye areas feel great and hydrated. If glow and healthy eyes are your goal, give it a try. There are 800+ reviews on the Nordstrom site and they love it!

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Clinique Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask Review and CLINIQUE Pep-Start Pout Perfecting Balm

An overnight hydrating and nourishing treatment mask for soft, supple lips. This nighttime (or anytime) mask gives lips intense hydration, leaving them smooth, soft, and plumped with moisture. The perfect prep for lipstick, you can apply alone or when lips need an extra boost.

Pep-Start Pout Perfecting Balm provides instant hydration and lasting moisturization to lips. One smooth, even swipe hydrates and conditions, leaving lips feeling soothed and comfortable. Perfect to wear alone or under lipstick for an extra moisture boost, it comes in three luscious shades—plus a clear, non-tinted balm.

IcanGWP review: This night time lip mask is something I’ve been missing my whole life. It’s a great concept! The fragrance free balm is rich and chunky. This perfect formula is very gentle and comes in a clear shade. I like the super moisturizing formula and it’s healthy to add this product to my routine (considering how many matte lipsticks I use). The result is nice and soft lips; expect no instant change but long term result! I highly recommend this product. If you don’t want to commit to the full size, Sephora has a cute Clinique ornament set (this product and the CLINIQUE Pep-Start Pout Perfecting Balm).

NARS Liquid Blush Review

A rush of natural-looking color in a liquid formula.What it does: This liquid blush glides onto skin for a lasting glow.

IcanGWP review: This is an amazing product. The product is waterly and airy. It creates stunning, beautiful, young and healthy rosy flush – not like the powder version.  I am hooked. The dewy finish is great for winter months. It dries really quick, so applying is a little bit challenging. The full size product has a unique design brush and that might help. Several mature skin reviewers love this product.

Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum

An all-in-one plumping moisturizer and serum to attack visible wrinkles by providing essential hydration.

Makeup tips: like a long-wear foundation but find it too drying? Add one to two pumps of Wrinkle Warrior in with your foundation and mix together prior to application. Your skin will glow from underneath, while your foundation will still last all day.

IcanGWP Review: We all know Kate Somerville skincare are great and this one lives up to their name. This gel-like 2-in-1 plumping product creates an instant baby soft, smooth canvas yet it feels so light. I loved sampling it due to its esthetically pleasing feel. Kate Somerville uses low molecular weight hyaluronic acid in this product. It has a smaller molecule than regular hyaluronic acid and can reach farther into skin’s uppermost layers for visibly enhanced results. It’s one of the most extraordinarily hydrating ingredients for skin, including oily, sensitive, or breakout-prone skin.

Of course, it is more expensive. That’s why Sodium Hyaluronate shows up more often in skincare products. There are a few fragrance ingredients (citrus-scent) but the its amount is low. I highly recommend to pair this product with a good moisturizer. It contains a few ingredients that enhances the absorption of other ingredients. You can add Retinol, Vitamin C or fancy Peptide moisturizer later on. It’s expensive but this beautiful product is worthwhile.

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KORRES Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturiser Review

A lightweight priming moisturizer with 26 percent Greek yogurt proteins to visibly plump and strengthen skin for perfectly smooth makeup application and all-day wear.

IcanGWP review: The two-in-one moisturizer has a soft balm texture. It’s light and hydrating plus it preps our skin and slightly blurs imperfections in one step. My skin has a healthy glow and is a bit brighter. It keeps my makeup in place quite well too.

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème | Available in 21 shades

A super-versatile, rich and creamy concealer with 24-hour wear and instant full coverage.

Lock-It Concealer Crème does everything a traditional concealer does, and then some: it brightens the undereye area, covers blemishes, corrects discoloration, contours, and bakes. This next level formula applies smoothly and blends easily for a locked-down, smooth, even finish. With a wide array of shades, Lock-It Concealer Crème offers one of the most extensive shade ranges in concealer. Select the perfect under eye corrector and exact skintone concealing shade with easy-to-navigate names that feature the undertone. The shade range even includes a pure white, White Out, for dramatic highlighting and mixing into other shades to create custom tones.

IcanGWP review: She knows about pigment so well including this one. Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer crème is such an excellent color correcting concealer. It has a semi-matte finish with medium to full coverage. It feels so light and doesn’t have thick cakey finish. It doesn’t help fine lines or pores as much as redness, spots or under eye areas. This formula is also fragrance free. Dry skin might find it is not hydrating enough at the end of the day. They are also offering “white out” shade which is recommended for lips and eyes or to mix with other product.

Today, there is a new Kat Von D makeup kit available here.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

Delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day in one easy step- smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish. Styles and treats without compromising one for the other. Keeps your style cleaner, longer. Perfect hair day (PhD) 5-in-1 styling treatment, 4 ounce – style and treat in one genius solution.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Vice has it all: Bold brights. Dark, sexy shades. Super-versatile neutrals. With so much variety it’ll make your head spin, there’s something for everyone – from new shades to cult favorites you thought you’d never see again.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

 A 24-hour wear, nude eye shadow primer that ensures vibrant, crease-free wear.

IcanGWP Review: Always one of the best.

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 Stella McCartney Stella

The first scent from Stella McCartney, STELLA, is a homage to the English rose, and an effortless expression of femininity. The refined floral evokes a rose in full bloom in a traditional English garden with a sultry amber contrast. Beautiful and unapologetically feminine, STELLA’s scent composition is approachable and enduring.

Notes: Rose, Peony Flower, Mandarin, Rose Absolute, Amber.
Style: Sensual. Intense. Feminine.

Versace Bright Crystal

Inspired by a mixture of Donatella Versace’s favorite floral fragrances, Bright Crystal is a fresh, sensual blend of refreshing chilled yuzu and pomegranate mingled with soothing blossoms of peony, magnolia, and lotus flower, warmed with notes of musk and amber.

Notes: Iced Accord, Yuzu, Pomegranate, Peony, Magnolia, Lotus Flower, Acajou, Vegetal Amber, Musk.

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Quick Take:

My Sephora Bag of Cheer free gift with purchase is filled with 12 products and choose 3 free samples at checkout! That’s quite amazing for a $45 minimum purchase. These samples are pretty small. However, there are 10 samples cost more than $25 to buy a full size. This helps you decide to buy it or save your money if it is not the right one. Many products are Sephora exclusive and I like that because I can’t get these gems somewhere else.

I have fun trying out new things and shades! Small samples make perfect travel companions.

I hope you enjoyed my review! As an I can GWP beauty blogger, I will sure list all upcoming Cyber Monday Deals 2017 tonight!

Don’t forget to share what do you think, your experience and thoughts are always very welcome! I love reading your comment!

There are new SEPHORA The Rewards Bazaar (Tue, Thu at 9AM) you can use Sephora points to redeem check this page. Pick three free samples with any purchase (no minimum) here. See Sale page here. See all available kits at Sephora Favorites. See all current coupon codes and deals at Sephora deal page here. Past Sephora Play! Beauty Boxes $10.

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