Friday, 31 October 2014

Sephora Friends & Family Sale 2014 Haul

There was Friends & Family Sale (20%) at Sephora from October 16th to October 29th 2014, where a Sephora employee can give you either a coupon (in-store purchases) or coupon code (online purchases only). So many employees give out the coupon codes on Instagram, Twitter or MakeupSocial. I got mine from MakeupSocial. One of the users there was emailing out the coupon codes to a lot of people, which was very nice of her!
I knew there was VIB/VIB Rouge Sale coming up in November, where you also get 20% but I still picked up few products that I needed.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sephora VIB Rouge Holiday Soirée Information (Holiday Sale 2014)

****This blog post is about the VIB Rouge private event*** 
Click here for information on sale.***

UPDATE: Click here to read my blog post on the event. 

Date of the event: November 5th 2014 (7 PM to 9 PM)
What is it? Closed-door event for VIB Rouge Members get 20% off all their purchases as well as a free tote and shashi bracelet. Each VIB Rouge member can bring a friend who will also get 20% off all their purchases as long as he/she is a beauty insider.
  • RSVP: You have to reserve by November 4th. Click here to reserve. 
  • Is this your first VIB Rouge event and not sure what to expect? Click here to check out my blog post on last event, which was in August 2014.
Can't make it to the event? You can still get 20% on all purchases from November 6th to November 10th in-stores or online.
  • In-stores: You need to present coupon to get 20% off in-stores. If you haven't received the coupon through email, then log on to your Sephora account. Go on BEAUTY INSIDER (top of page) and you should be able to see it there. 
  • Online: Use code GIFTROUGE from November 6th to November 10th.
      Click here for more details on the sale.


My Shopping List 

sold in some Sephora stores or Giorgio Armani website

Palettes & Value Sets
Whether you're looking for gifts or palettes/value sets for yourself, I've listed some of my picks below. I don't own most of them nor am I going to buy them during the sale but I've seen many good reviews on them. 

My Product Recommendations

I'm sure many of you just like myself have started making a list of things to buy during the sale.
Below are some of the products that I would recommend getting.


  • MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation $49 CAD ($42 USD): This is my favorite concealer! It's very photo-friendly, so I like to use this when I will take a lot of pictures. It's so lightweight and has a dewy finish, which I love! I do have to set my T-zone with powder though because that's where I normally get oily. That's something to keep in mind if you have combination/oily skin.

  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer $35 CAD ($29 USD): It's so creamy and blends it easily. I mainly use this to hightlight. I haven't noticed it creasing on me but I do set it with powder.
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  • Too Faced Bronzers Chocolate Soleil Bronzers $38 CAD ($30 USD)

    • Too Faced Bronzer Wardrobe $28 CAD ($22 USD): If you'd like to try the bronzer out, then I'd recommend getting this sampler set including 4 deluxe-size bronzers and Teddy Bear Hair Flatbuki Brush.


  • Urban Decay Palettes: I love Urban Decay palettes! Although I do get some fallout using some of their eyeshadows, I still love them because they last so long and they're quite pigmented.  
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  • Naked Palettes  - $64 CAD ($54 USD): I have Urban Decay Naked2 and I'd love to own all of them but they are pricey. I'd recommend getting the one with the shades that are more appealing to you.
  Urban Decay Naked Palette
Urban Decay Naked2
Urban Decay Naked3
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  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow $24 CAD ($21 USD)I've heard nothing but good things on these eyeshadows! There are about 209 colors to choose from and if you usually get a discount if you create a custom palette of two or three eyeshadows. I'm not planning on buying these during the sale but I'd definitely try them in the future.
I love that they have palettes!


Lip Balm & Treatment 
  • Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask 0.52 oz - $30 CAD ($26 USD)I love this stuff! It's so moisturizing! If you apply this on your dried lips, you will feel an instant relief! It's great for winter! A little goes goes a long way. I've been using it almost every night for the past few months and I still haven't finished the tube.

Makeup tools/brushes
  • Beautyblender $26 CAD ($19.95 USD): I absolutely love my beautyblender! Click here to read my full review on it.

  • I'd really recommend buying the solid cleanser with it. It does a great job and I find it leaves less stain. They currently have a set of beautyblender and solid cleanser for $26 CAD ($19.95 USD).

Clarisonic Skin Cleansing SystemI got this during Chic Week Sale and I do like it. My skin does feel more clean and I got fewer breakouts. Click here to read my first impression on it.


Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil: It's very moisturizing but sadly it broke me out. That's why I stopped using it on my face. However, if you don't have acne-prone skin then I'd recommend trying it especially if you have dry skin. I still love using it on my nails! 
    • Josie Maran Argan Skincare Ritual Set - $26 CAD ($19.95 USD): If ever you'd like to try out Josie Maran skin care products, then I'd recommend trying this set. It comes with the argan oil, daily moisturizer (spf 47) and cleansing oil. I don't really like the cleanser but I like the moisturizer with sunscreen. I'm still not sure if it breaks me out though.