Sephora VIB sale sharing

Relax, relax, I didn’t break my No-Buy.  I didn’t want my VIB discount to go to waste so I offered it to my friends and co-workers.  I did end up buying 1 item for myself, but it’s within the allowance of my No-Buy, since it is a replacement item.  First, I placed an order online, for the following:
Purchasing that Nars concealer for my friend was gut-wrenching for me because I really wanted to buy it for myself too! (I would need the shade “Custard” for myself). The bareMinerals mascara topcoat is to replace my Clarins Double Fix, which will make an appearance in an upcoming Trash Stash.  I chose these as my samples:
I should also mention that I used ebates when I made the purchase online, and there was a 4.0% cash back offer on Sephora, so I got $3.95 cash back on my order! Next, I went to Sephora after work with a friend and she bought these:
Then the next morning, I went back to Sephora with another friend and she bought these:
The Hourglass palette is for a co-worker who requested it.  So in total, SIX people (including myself) were able to benefit from the 15% off code.  My Sephora account shows $300 was spent during this sale (of which $15 was spent on myself), with a total savings of $45.  I just might make VIB again next year!*

Did you buy anything during the Sephora VIB sale?

*Edited: I just received an email from Sephora to advise me that I’m only $44 away from renewing my VIB status for 2015. Ha!

33 thoughts on “Sephora VIB sale sharing

    1. I remember a time when Sephora wasn’t in Canada either. According to google, Sephora opened in Canada in 2004 but I don’t recall shopping there until maybe 5 years ago. Sephora is actually not my favourite beauty store – I still really like our main drug store, Shoppers Drug Mart (like Boots) because they sell higher end cosmetics brands but they have a loyalty program that you can redeem for free products!


    1. I know, right? Let everyone else spend their money and I just rack up the points. One of my friends wanted to collect the points on her BI card but the lure of getting 15% off rather than the measley 10% convinced her to use my card, muahaha.

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    1. Oh, it was tough to resist but it was also fun helping my friend shop for their stuff. I helped my friend choose the Bite lipstick shade (I really wanted that same shade too! It’s on my wish list now) as well as helping the other friend choose a non-black liquid liner. I imagine it would be fun being a personal shopper!

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    1. I have a couple of Bite Beauty lipsticks and they’re top notch! Comfortable on the lips, rich pigment, long wearing, food grade ingredients – I highly recommend. I plan to buy more in the future.


        1. Is Nars > Maybelline Fit Me? Price vs performance? In all honesty, I’m not too fond of the Maybelline Fit Me (not enough coverage and doesn’t last long on me). My favourite under eye concealer remains Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser!


          1. I want to try that concealer! I should add it to my wishlist.

            If you don’t like Maybelline fit me you may not like NARS just bc they are nearly dupes of each other. I say get the NARS one so you can try it and use it for a long time to form an opinion since you already know the maybelline fit me. I think that the maybelline fit me is way better for price and is slightly more pigmented and smooth. NARS is still good quality just more expensive and prettier packaging. Huge price difference.

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  1. I don’t even know where the nearest Sephora is to me. Thinking about it, that’s probably a good thing because Ulta gives me enough problems when it comes to taking my money!

    More than likely my first Sephora shopping experience will be with my best friend in June when I visit her in San Diego.

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    1. I think I would prefer Ulta over Sephora because it’s a good blend of drugstore and high end cosmetics. I visited Ulta once in Chicago and I really liked it.
      Enjoy your first Sephora experience in June – maybe you can do a blog post about it!

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      1. I do love Ulta. Sephora has some things Ulta doesn’t (like Nars) so I’m really excited for my trip!

        I plan on blogging a lot about my trip! It’s a ten day vacation and I’m sure lots will happen!!

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