What to Purchase During Sephora Friends and Family 2011: Shop the Sale During the Sale

Sephora is offering its traditional 20% off during their Friends and Family Event. Yay! Thanks Sephora.

Here’s a quickie, sneaky little tip for getting even more during their sale.

Type in “sale” in the search box on Sephora now gleefully squeal as dozens of items pop up that are already on sale at Sephora.com

Items that caught my eye:

Philosophy Spring Has Sprung! Set Originally $17.50 Final Cost After Discount $14

Fusion Beauty LipFusion Conditioning Stick SPF 15 Originally $5.50 Final Cost After Discount $4.40

Tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss Originally $5 Final Cost After Discount $4

Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette Angeles Originally $15 Final Cost After Discount $12

Tokidoki Sodashop Palette Originally $25 Final Cost After Discount $20

Hello Kitty Graffiti 5 Piece Brush Set Originally $25 Final Cost After Discount $20

These are just a few items that caught my attention but there are quite a few items on sale at the moment so you can indulge in some extra savings!

Happy Haulin’!

  • 10/20/11 10:53 Biba:

    Nice! I was just about to ask you, what are you planning to buy during the sale :)


    • 10/20/11 10:55 the Muse:

      prob more than that biba 😀 haha I’m trying to decide! and you!?


      • 10/20/11 12:07 Biba:

        Sadly, I’m just watching. Not from the US, boo.

        But a very kind blogger will get me some Tarte goodies :)


        • 10/20/11 12:10 the Muse:

          aw I’m glad someone is getting you some goodies Biba! Don’t loose hope maybe Sephora will do something for Canada customers soon!


  • 10/20/11 11:14 styleezta:

    when does it start? do we need a code?


    • 10/20/11 11:34 Freddie:

      yes, it started today. you need a code.


  • 10/20/11 11:16 CK:

    bahh humbug, i had the lipfusion in my cart and it sold out when i wavered :( i figured someone was out there telling ppl to get it


    • 10/20/11 11:23 the Muse:

      lol sorry ck!


  • 10/20/11 11:22 Aretsuya:

    Hi Ms. Muse! I was just checking out Sephora and I’m totally stealing Tokidoki’s keychain and kaiten zushi mirror. (For $4 and $12 respectively, they’re finally going to be mine!) Also, Philosophy’s Supernatural Coloring Book is $12… I read your review and it seems nice, but I don’t know if it’ll complement my awkward Filipina skin (it can’t make up its mind whether it wants to be Asian or Pacific Islander-ish). Anyway, let us haul away!!!!


    • 10/20/11 11:29 the Muse:

      ALL great recs and suggestions aretusya ;-D I almost forgot about the tokidoki mirror ;-D and I love that nude coloring book! I hope it works for you girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Haul-a-day!


  • 10/20/11 11:33 Freddie:

    I originally put the HK set in my cart but after seeing how small the brushes were in videos, I took it out. I’m still not sure what I want.


  • 10/20/11 11:35 Sara:

    Are the Fusion balms back up? I checked back when the huge markdown was mentioned and they were fresh out. I quite like them, waxy flavor aside, and wouldn’t mind a few more.


    • 10/20/11 11:42 Sara:

      Balls. Just checked and all they had in stock was clear. :( I was hoping for Bitten and Buff. Ah well. I heard a rumor the Sephora in JCP stock would be marked down to 80% off at some point….maybe I’ll score there.


    • 10/20/11 12:34 the Muse:

      they were for a second there….keep checking ;-D I saw three shades in stock!


  • 10/20/11 11:46 Cj:

    Ooh the foaming purity made simple is on sale! That’s my new go-to cleanser :D!


  • 10/20/11 12:34 Stelladiva:



    • 10/20/11 12:42 the Muse:

      ha glad you approve stella ;D


  • 10/20/11 12:40 Sarah:

    man I hope things don’t sell out before I get paid tomorrow. i will be the one up at 1am on the sephora website lol


  • 10/20/11 12:43 Lulubelle:

    I just tried to checkout at Sephora and there was a technical gltch and my order did not go through. Then I couldn’t get back in – must be a lot of volume on the site right now :-(

    I hope when I try to purchase again that the site doesn’t think I tried to use my code twice. Was going to get the Philosophy Spring Has Sprung set, Exfoliakate, and the Urban Decay 24/7 shadow pencil set.


    • 10/20/11 12:44 the Muse:

      def lulu, site won’t even load for me! keep trying! Good luck! if you have another email address you can use it to get a second code hun!


  • 10/20/11 12:48 Laura:

    The site isn’t even pulling up for me now


    • 10/20/11 12:57 the Muse:

      same here laura!


  • 10/20/11 13:35 Lulubelle:

    I just checked my bank account and the order did go through (in spite of all messages to the contrary)! Good thing I checked before trying to replace the order.


    • 10/20/11 14:19 the Muse:

      aw I’m glad lulu! enjoy your goodies ;D!


      • 10/21/11 15:08 Lulubelle:

        I just called Sephora because I had a feeling that even though my bank account had been charged, my order had not gone through at Sephora. I was correct. Now the Philosophy set has sold out. She said I could replace the order, but that would mean there would be two charges on my bank account, until the first one cleared (up to 7 days). So, that sucks. She also said that they were experiencing problems with EVERYONE”S orders, although I don’t know what that means. I will wait a week and then order.

        Note to self: Do not try to shop the first day of the F&F sale in the future.


        • 10/21/11 15:09 the Muse:

          aw sorry lulu :(


  • 10/20/11 13:59 Boone:

    Holy cow, it’s about 1:00 Central time and Sephora’s website is totally overloaded. This, my friends, is EXACTLY why they tell everyone that F&F is canceled (or only for actual friends and family)–all of that anger and outrage and disappointment gets people so worked up that when we find out we will be able to get 20% off after all, it feels like winning the lottery, and we end up buying more than we would have if it were just another annual sale on the calendar. Sephora is a marketing genius! :)


  • 10/20/11 14:14 Kathleen:

    So torn about what to get!


  • 10/20/11 16:44 Amanda:

    That Kat Von D palette is a good one – anyone on the fence def should pick it up with the code!


  • 10/20/11 18:26 BooBooNinja:

    I’m thinking of getting the Sephora Favorites Lashstash. I like the idea of being able to try many types of mascara, and the small size is good for me because it’s less to waste (don’t often finish a mascara within 3 months). However, I don’t know how many are waterproof… I have stubby, straight Asian lashes.

    Does anyone have thoughts on this? Is it worth it?
    I’ve never tried these mascaras.


  • 10/20/11 22:30 CX:

    How is the tokidoki sodashop palette? The reviews on sephora seem mixed…


    • 10/21/11 10:03 the Muse:

      I have it but haven’t actually tried it yet cx sorry :( I haven’t even swatched the darn thing! jeepers I’m behind!


  • 10/21/11 18:22 BooBooNinja:

    If anyone needs my F&F code, please let me know.


  • 10/31/11 0:13 amelia:

    i bought the clairsonic with this coupon hehe , but the philosophy shower gels/other products are like $12 at tjmaxx/marshalls so i always get them there , and saves me a lot of money :)


  • 10/31/11 0:14 amelia:

    i bought the clairsonic with this coupon hehe , but the philosophy shower gels/other products are like $12 at tjmaxx/marshalls so i always get them there , and saves me a lot of money


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