VIB Sephora Sale Purchase

With the 15% off VIB sale in progress, I had to take advantage and try a few new things. And then, once I started looking at the samples I could cash in some points to try, I ended up with a whole online shopping basket full of samples, minis and new products for less than $60.

Here’s what I think about that:


And here’s a shot of my shopping cart:

Shopping basket 2

Here are the products and links to give them a try with me!

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, one of the highest rated concealers on

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Pink Sequin, which is advertised as a rose pink with gold pearl.

Sample size of Bobbi Brown Everything mascara, here’s a link to it from the Nordstrom beauty department, with free shipping and free returns, you could give the mascara a try without paying shipping.

Sample of Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Restoring Cream, I love Shiseido products and love their Bio-contour eye cream. I’m interested to try this. It says, “Excellent for all skin types, it features a patent-pending Bio-Restoring Complex to reduce furrows and unevenness, and promote elasticity and moisture retention.”

Sample of LaVanila Pure Vanilla. What’s not to like?

St. Tropez Tanning Essentials One Night Only body lotion. You know that for a quick glow, I love Tantilizer. Here’s a post on that.

That’s it! Get excited for some reviews of these products coming in the next few weeks!

Sephora VIB sale: what I bought today

Today Sephora is starting their pre-hoilday  20% off VIB sale and if you live near a Sephora, you can take a friend, go shop in the and get a fun, free tote.

Unfortunately, I don’t need to re-up on any of my everyday products but since I still can’t pass up a Sephora sale, here’s what I purchased today.

Fresh Brown Sugar body spray, $38: Now THIS is an everyday product. Sweet, citrusy and easy to wear it’s a perfume that isn’t overpowering. Try the rollerball size if you don’t want to jump in with both feet on a purchase of the bottle.

Jack Black Lip Balm Quad, $25: I’d like to say I’m buying this for a gift, but I’m really not. This is my favorite lip balm. There is one in my purse, one in my bathroom, one on my desk and one I use every night before bed. So that’s 4 right? Yep, I need the quad set.

Laura Mercier 4-pack of sponges, $15: I haven’t tried a contoured sponge before

so I’m excited to give that a go.

NARS smudgeproof eyeshadow base, $24: I’ve been using the same lid primer for almost two years. I think I’m ready to give something else a try, particularly if it’s quicker to apply than the BareMinerals cream. Since this is a new product for me, review to come!

Okay, so I qualified for free shipping (Sephora offers free shipping for over $50) and my total came to $102. After entering the VIB 20% off code, my new total is $81!

What are you going to buy? Put it in the comments or tweet me @emilylipstick.