I guess I’m that friend with benefits. 😉 This is the 2nd time I’ve offered up my Sephora VIB 20% off discount for my non-VIB friends! The last time was back in April, and I was able to re-qualify for VIB status solely on my friends’ purchases. 😛
This time surprisingly, the list was not as long! Here’s what I bought on behalf of my friends:
Friend #1: Maison Martin Margiela “Replica” Jazz Club perfume $120
I’ve tried this perfume on before and it is a unique smoky fragrance with tobacco, leather and rum and notes.
Friend #2: Clinique Stay Matte Pressed Powder $31
Friend #3: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey $19, and Benefit Rockateur Box o’ Powder Blush $36
(SO tempted to pull a “one for you, one for me” on the blush since it’s also on my wish list!)
Friend #4: Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peeling Gel $60
I bought the above items in-store rather than online since I will be seeing these friends within the next week or so, and I didn’t want to risk not receiving the items in time before seeing them. So I braved the Sephora at one of the busiest malls here during lunch hour on Day 1 of the VIB sale. A zoo doesn’t even begin to describe the choas in that store. There was a girl behind me who asked why it was so busy there – she’d just come to collect her BI birthday gift. Poor thing, lol. A chick in front of me had 4 shopping baskets full of stuff and her total came to $1,200! 😮 To thank customers for waiting, they handed out samples of Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm while we were in line, which was nice. I also got to play around with the Surratt Beauty eye shadows and they’re heavenly – very smooth and the colours were so sophisticated. I’ve narrowed down my first Surratt purchases to: Relevée Lash Curler, eye shadows in Marron and Fee Dragee or Tyrian, and the La Vie En Rose blush. I’m going to get the small custom palette which can fit 1 blush and 2 eye shadows (or 2 blushes, or 4 eye shadows). Can’t wait!
Friend #5: BITE Beauty Maple Matte Crème Lipstick in Candied Maple $28 and Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper $23
I placed this order online since the Bite Beauty lipstick wasn’t available in-store any longer (and just qualified for free shipping – so glad Sephora reduced the minimum purchase for free shipping from $75 to $50). I was also able to choose 3 free samples:
AND, luck of lucks, Sephora still had the 500 pt Urban Decay perk so I got that for myself!
I saw some swatches of it online and it looks decent. So I did end up with samples and a perk for myself. Yay! 🙂 I still have 1300 pts that I’m hoarding until something else catches my eyes.
So how was Sephora VIB sale for you this time?
PS. I’ve changed my colour scheme for Christmas now, since we had the Santa Claus parade here yesterday, it’s officially Christmas time! (all the stores are playing Christmas music now too, that’s also how I know)