If you are into makeup, you know this weekend is the craziest time of year because everything at Sephora is 20% off! The sale started on Wednesday for VIB Rouge and Thursday for VIB and tomorrow (Monday, November 10th) is the last day to shop the sale. If you haven't done your shopping, don't wait any longer! A lot of items that are in high-demand such as limited-edition gift sets and palettes are mostly out of stock now on the web but do check your local Sephora store for availability, they might still have some left! In today's post I'll show you a few photos I took of the VIB Rouge Holiday Soirée Event I went on Wednesday night with my friend as well as what I bought from the sale. :)
VIB Rouge Holiday Soirée Event
I went pretty early so there weren't a lot of people yet but by the time we left, the store was pretty packed. The event was closed-door and only VIB Rouge and a friend could enter. There was a lot of action going on including a nail station (where you actually get your mani done for free!), a hair station, a face steam station, as well as a brow station. There was also a snack and drink table where I may or may not have circled around multiple times. ^_^” Brand ambassadors were also present to give you personalized advice on their products. The Beauty Studio was also very busy with people getting their makeover. :)
Sephora makeup tote and Shashi Bracelet
A Rouge member also received a limited-edition tote and a Shashi x Sephora bracelet with purchase. The tote is not limited to one per client as said in the fineprint, though, since the store also gave me another one when I went back the next day. If you shop online, the tote will automatically be added to your order (1 tote per order). The bracelet, however, was only given in store at the event and limited to one per client.
My purchases aka mini haul
I did well this year! I behaved! LOL! I didn't go crazy like I used to in previous years and only limited myself to the items that I “really” wanted. :) My mini haul includes:
- Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow in The Vamp and The Starlet
▶US$59 | Buy
I wanted to try Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palettes for so long! I couldn't decide between the two so my friend threw both into my basket for me. LOL. She knew I was going to come back for the other one anyway! Bad friend. ;D
- Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petite Highliner Collection
▶US$45 | Buy
I love Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayons (review) so of course I could not say no to this limited-edition set that includes 7 mini pencils of the shades that I see myself wearing everyday. Shades include O(vert), Brown(out), Th(ink), (Plum)age, Blacquer, Sunset, and Midnight in Paris.
- NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret
▶US$49 | Buy
I was so drawn to the holiday-themed acrylic keepsake box of this set! Included are 2 Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in Cruella and Iberico and 3 Satin Lip Pencils in Peach Coral, Shocking Pink, and Yu. See my review of the Satin Lip Pencils.
- Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water
▶US$28 | Buy
This item was a spur-of-the-moment purchase! I've been loyal to the Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water but it was out of stock both online and in-store, so I thought I'd try something new! If you have tried this one by Caudalie, please let me know your experience with it!
- Dior Diorsnow White Reveal UV Shield SPF 50
▶US$59 | Buy
A staple I always stock up on during the sale! I have tried many sunscreens from different brands but I always come back to this one. :) (review)
- Smashbox Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer
▶US$39 | Buy
My new favorite pore-minimizing primer! I have almost finished my sample (mini review) so I decided to grab a full size during the sale. I will have a complete review up soon!
Extra: The Pampered Party Prep sample set
Unfortunately with Sephora, you can't stack coupon codes. I actually bought the NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret at full price so I could redeem this sample set! There are 3 selections (bags) to choose from and I went with the Pampered Party Prep one which includes:
- Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Plish ▶US$32 | Buy
- Cover FX Calming Primer ▶US$38 | Buy
- Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil ▶US$50 | Buy
- Glamglow Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment ▶US$69 | Buy
- Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer Stick ▶US$32 | Buy
- Nude Omega Cleansing Jelly ▶US$38 | Buy
- Living Proof Satin Hair Serum ▶US$29 | Buy
- Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate ▶US$84 | Buy
- A makeup pouch
The A Bright Night Out set looks really good, too, as it has a Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, and Marc Jacobs Lip Vinyl Sheer among other things. Sadly, you can only use the coupon code (SEASONSET) once to redeem only one bag. :(
And that's it! I hope you liked my small coverage of the event and mini haul. Have you shopped the sale yet? If so, what did you buy? Do share with me in the comment section below! :)
For more information about the sale, please visit my Sephora VIB Rouge and VIB 20% Off Sale November 2014 Photos & Information page! For haul ideas, please visit my Sephora VIB Sale Ideas page!
VIB Rouge use code GIFTROUGE, VIB use code GIFTVIB. Sale ends tomorrow Monday, November 10th.