Two bucks for a satchel? 4 for a box? Word.
Dudes, sit tight and listen to my tale of cheap!
Ok, last night I was wandering around Sephora and loaded my cart up with stuff I didn’t really need. As I was getting ready to check out I clicked up on my samples and proceeded to select the gift box option. I always get the box as I use the awesome Sephora gift boxes for storing bits and bobs. They are such sturdy boxes, they make a great organizer for little pieces of makeup and other items.
After selecting all my options and punching in my debit card number I was about to hit submit when I realized my total was a tiny bit off. Hmmm wonder why?
Turns out that gift boxes and satchels are no longer free at Sephora. For serious. Now it’s $4 USD for a gift box and a satchel is $2 USD. Ummm so not cool. Ew. I was being totally cheap so I removed the box option and was about to go for the satchel when I realized that they were charging for that too! Damn. Oh well I suppose I can understand charging for the box but the satchel was a bit on the ridiculous side.
To add insult to injury I had added the new Korres pack they have for free with your Beauty Rewards. I was quite chuffed about this and was looking forward to getting it. I had over $76 USD in my cart which more than qualifies for free shipping on the items I had purchased. When I added it into my cart they were charging me $5.95 USD to ship all my items but if I remove it shipping was free. What the frack? No likey paying shipping for something that’s free.
Anyway, this was my rant of the day about Sephora. I’m not loving all these changes but I suppose they are necessary in this economy but that doesn’t mean I have to like ‘em!
FloridaSweety is back with a brand new video about the best way to return items at a store! I posted one of her videos previously and it got a great response as I think everyone enjoyed her as much as I did. She’s always a great inspiration to get a good conversation flowing so this morning’s Musings is all about returns!
So how do you feel about returning makeup? Do you return it or just give it to friends if you can’t use it?
The Muse isn’t as assertive as FloridaSweety sadly so most times anything I hate ends up in the bottom of my closet in the beauty graveyard. I’m also really bad with receipts and keeping them, I throw them to the bottom of my purse and end up losing them etc….Sometimes I feel comfortable returning at Sephora but most times I don’t as everyone is terribly snotty about returns. Did you every notice what a hissy fit people have at counters and Sephora when you have to do a return? Even with a receipt they get all evil and snotty! Or is that me? This is one reason I absolutely adore shopping on Sephora’s website as it’s free return postage back and no one questions you about what was wrong with the product or gives you an attitude problem about returning it.
I really never could understand why employees get so upset about returns. It’s always a rather big deal whenever I return something and five different people have to come over and look at the item, the receipt, etc….
How about you?
Are you a “return queen”?
Do you avoid returning items?
Tell the Muse!
It’s ok if you want more bang for your buck.
There, there now the Muse understands exactly about wanting more for less.
Those crazy kids at Sephora are fond of releasing palette after palette of crazy cheap makeup all housed in huge compacts. Gotta love it right? Snag the Sephora Color Play Palette for $22 USD which includes a possible arsenal of beauty love.
- 36 Eyeshadows
- 12 Lip Glosses
- 3 Blushes
- 1 Bronzer
- 3 Applicators
If you desire more for less this could be a good purchase?! Maybe? Kinda….sorta….
Loving Sephora mega palettes?
Please Jebus no more of these!?
Tell the Muse!
You probably already figured this out already but if not here’s a little secret! Sephora is actually giving away free makeup when you hit 500 points in your beauty bank. Cool right?
Don’t get too excited.
Don’t get hyped now considering that the “free” makeup has been the same for many, many months now. After your bank hits 500 they’ll give you a Sephora 360� Palette. I actually said no to it for the longest time in hopes that they’d have something better pop up but I decided what the hell and included it in my latest order considering my bank is at the point where I can probably get 6 of these palettes so might as well just try it out right?
Big mistake. Totally a cheesy palette. The colors are really blah blah blah meh meh, the palette has that weird cheap makeup smell, and the lipsticks look well over their expiration date.
Props to Sephora for the cool packaging though. This houses 16 Shadows and 9 Lipsticks/Glosses plus three applicators in a cute fold out style compact that’s really tiny. I love how much product is housed in such a tiny package. Aside from the cool design though I wasn’t feeling too much love for it’s contents, rather cheap makeup overall. I placed my Urban Decay Baked Bronzer on top of the palette so you can see how small it is
Oh well nice try Sephora!
If you want it simply rack up your points to 500 and place the palette in your cart! It’ll be totaled out at checkout as 0.00!
Can we please has a new freebie soon? It’s been years now!
I shudder to think about it but this palette actually cost me $500 USD….eep! 1 point=$1 USD oh lawd! I may pass out!
Anyone grab this yet?
Tell the Muse!
Start hauling peeps!