in Bare Escentuals
, Kevyn Aucoin
, Too Faced
, Urban Decay
It’s today people! Sephora Friends and Family starts today with a whopping 20% off your entire order! I always look forward to this time of year since it’s a fab time to try out new makeup, stock up on staple items, purchase gifts for friends and family, and of course indulge my own sweet tooth for more makeup! After all we all know the Muse can never have too much makeup!
For a while there I was worried about whether Sephora Friends and Family was going to actually happen but thankfully soon after we got good news and today we are ready to shop till we drop hopefully!
I can’t speak for this year but I did use the code three times last year when I forgot to purchase various items that didn’t end up on my wish list, or I seen something else that caught my interest, or I ended up grabbing a few items for friends, and so on and so forth! This year I’m hopeful I can do the same thing just in case I forget an item or want to go back for second helpings however I’ve prepared myself just in case I can’t and I thought I’d share some of the items I think you should be considering or things that you may already have on your wish list or things you might want to quickly write down since your Muse loves ‘em and we all know what the Muse loves is probably awesome…right? Am I putting too much importance on how uber fabulous I am there? Probably but my ego knows no bounds!
I took a few pictures and I’ve included links to reviews if I already reviewed an item here on Musings. If you need help or have a question about any of the items I mention here do shout it in my comment box as I’d love to be of service! I’d also love to hear what you’re hauling so share, share, share! Please? The Muse loves hearing about hauling as much as she loves to haul herself!
Considering Sephora is busy stocking up on palettes and gift sets the Muse thinks it’s a great time to stock up on these items considering the discount! Some of the ones she thinks you should keep your eye on are below!
Bare Escentuals Rocker Eye Kit
Urban Decay Book of Shadows
Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box
Vincent Longo Diamante Quad
Bare Escentuals Ruby Collection
Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit
Urban Decay Essentials
Too Faced Glamor 2 Go Palette
Too Faced Pink Diamond Jewelry Box Palette
Pop Rose Belle Blush Palette
Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette
Now you might not even be thinking about staple products at the moment because you’re so excited about getting new makeup but don’t forget that now is such a great time to grab some staple items that you use daily and may be running low on or better yet to have a back up handy when you are! At 20% off it’s a great time to nab concealers, skincare, foundations, primers, etc….Some the ones the Muse thinks you should have on your list are below.
Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough
Philosophy Microdelivery Wash
Cargo Blu_Ray Concealer
Dior Radiance Booster Pen
YSL Touche Eclat
Laura Mercier Concealer
Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer
DERMADoctor Wrinkle Revenge Eye Balm
Of course, we’re all hyper about makeup! We want as much makeup out of this deal as we can get! Right? Glosses, shadows, blushes, the more, the merrier!
The Muse has selected some of her personal favorites that she thinks you might like too! Check it out:
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow
Bare Escentuals Glimmer
Mascara, mascara, mascara! Now is a rather great time to grab some mascaras you’ve been dying to try out but not wanting to splurge on! The Muse picked out a few that she thinks you might love:
Lorac Visual Effects Mascara
Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara
Bare Escentuals Big Tease Mascara
Bare Escentuals Brushless Mascara
Givenchy Phenomen’ Eyes Mascara
Nothing can begin without foundation! The Muse knows of some she thinks you’ll want to nab at a discount!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
Keyvn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
Too Faced Illuminating Magic Wand Foundation
Benefit Play Sticks
Primers can be costly so now is a great time to stock up on old favorites or try out a new primer at a discounted price!
Tricia Sawyer Skin Balancing Water Primer
Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
Make Up For Ever HD Primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
There are so many powders and blushes that the Muse absolutely loves but some are rather costly! Now is a great time to update your blush wardrobe with some new shades! Check below for ones that the Muse loves!
Bare Escentuals Blush
Stila Convertible Color
Can’t forget lipsticks and glosses can we? Many have run across the Muse’s path this year and some of her favorites are on her list to stock up on during Sephora Friends and Family!
Urban Decay Lipstick
Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited
Dior Addict Ultra Reflect Lipgloss
Finish up your greatest eye look with an equally fab liner! The Muse choose a few she loves below!
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner
Last minute bits and bobs can quickly be added to your cart! Some items the Muse suggests nabbing are Benefit’s powders such as Dandelion and Dallas! Don’t forget stains! The Muse swears by a good stain and listed a few favorites below!
Benefit Face Powders
Stila Cherry Crush
Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Stain
Well I think that’s all for now guys! Plenty more awaits you I’m sure and your lists must be as long as mine! Better check ‘em twice and make sure you have all the yummie goodies in place and start shopping!
Don’t forget to stop back here and tell the Muse all the deets on YOUR order!
If you haven’t already gotten it the Sephora Holiday Catalog 2008 should be winging it’s way to your inbox soon!
Although the catalog is considerably more simple than years past I really enjoyed the looks they created on some of the models and felt like they were all really do-able for yourself. Sephora has updated it’s youTube channel with short how-to’s on each look.
As beauty blogger the catalog doesn’t hold that special appeal to me as it used to considering that I have been blogging Holiday since early September and getting the catalog is somewhat of a snore because I’ve seen it all or tried it already. I kind of miss that warm, squishy feel I used to get when it arrived in the mail. Now I mostly end up concentrating on the looks and not the products.
Well that’s one I hadn’t heard! Must try this tip!
I thought all the looks this year were completely used friendly and was particularly thrilled with the Golden Goddness look which introduced the Stila Duo in Terracotta to me. How did I miss this shadow duo? So gorg! The Muse wants it!
Here’s the video from youTube on how to achieve these great looks:
The catalog couldn’t come at a better time considering that Sephora Friends and Family starts this week! Yay!
Did you get your catalog yet?
Anything in particularly getting your attention?
You can read more about the looks, how to do them yourself, and what was used by clicking here!
Tell the Muse!
Sephora Holiday Catalog 2007
Sephora Enchanted Fairy FOTD Holiday 2007
Sephora Catalog Looks
Sephora Summer Catalog 2008
Sephora Spring Catalog 2008
The Muse brought you news of possibly no Sephora Friends and Family for this year yesterday! She was crushed to share such devastating news! She did her homework and called and emailed all the right people and they all said the same thing…”Nope, no Friends and Family this year, sorry!”
But the Muse wasn’t feeling right at all about this so she decided to take things up a notch and she e-mailed a rather lovely person. The lovely person replied quite promptly and sent the Muse a very happy little e-mail back!
And here…the Muse is…to save the day and possibly your Holiday Season too.
The Muse brings you….with much happiness…news of Sephora Friends and Family 2008!
Phew…thank god….this Muse was more than a little worried yesterday!
You may all rejoice now!
Whoa major crushing news guys!
A kind reader of mine, Kayvid, pointed out that she had heard a few people mentioning that Sephora Friends and Family Discount is off the table this year.
And she’s right.
Kayvid mentioned that she had heard this from a few beauty addicts who had been emailing back and fourth with Sephora SA’s. I decided to take that one step further so I called……three times to be sure…..
I was checking out my Sephora account and I noticed that they have spruced up the site with the Holiday theme plus they are adding new beauty items quite quickly including the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Collection. Of course, this got me excited as normally this means that the Friends and Family promo is around the corner. I took note that my first promo order placed last year was November 7th, 2007.
I decided I might as well call and ask after Friends and Family this year. Honestly, Kayvid’s news didn’t worry me too much as I figured it was just Sephora’s way of keeping it on the low down.
But turns out she’s very right.
According to the three seperate reps I spoke to they won’t be opening the Friends and Family discount out to the public this year. SA’s in store will receive seperate codes that they can use one time each. I asked the reps if that meant if I could ask a SA for a code and she said most likely not as the reps would be using those codes for their own friends and family and not giving them out to the general public.
Last week, quite a few people got various codes in the mail for dollar amounts off of orders and percentages. I was lucky enough to get a 15% off my total order code which I posted here. Honestly, this should have been a key clue what was going on!
After my discussion with the reps it seems MAYBE they’ll send out a second round of coupons but at this time I’m only guessing at this.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that I’m terribly wrong about all this and that Sephora Friends and Family 2008 goes on as planned but at this point I’m somewhat doubtful!
Sephora Summer Catalog 2008
Sephora Catalog Looks
Sephora Spring Catalog 2008
If you don’t want to wait for the Sephora Friends and Family discount to start in November you can go ahead and start your shopping early and save 15% off your total order by using promo code 4QDZFB63
I think Sephora is randomly sending deals out to various Beauty Insiders so check your inbox for your deal!
UPDATE: Sorry guys! I believe this was a one time offer so some lucky reader snatched it up! Don’t be too sad though as Sephora Friends and Family is just around the corner and that’s a nice discount to be had! Do check your e-mail inbox as maybe one of these codes is sitting and waiting for you!