November 6, 2008

Sephora Friends and Family Checklist

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
Benefit Lemon-Aid
Benefit Powderflage
Benefit Boi-ing
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
theBalm Overshadow

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!

NARS Blush
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
NARS Lipgloss
Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss
Stila Lipglaze
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!

NARS Eyeliner
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!

Happy Days!

Don’t forget to stop back here and tell the Muse all the deets on YOUR order!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • jackieg02

    Urban Decay is my friend on MySpace, and a blog was just posted by them saying not to purchase any UD products because they are having their own F&F sale that will be better.

    And I always trust the Muse's opinion on things, so I will be checking out some of your reccomendations.

    But I will be picking up some of my MUFE staples, L'Occitane Hand Cremes, NARS eyeshadows and lipglosses, some Benefit's Creaseless Creame Shadow/Liners, some Sephora by OPI nail polishes, and a few other random things.

  • the Muse

    hi jackie! Looks like a nice list of items you got there 🙂 I’m getting some single and duo nars shadows too considering how costly they are normally 😛

    I bet you’re right…I’m unsure when but I can probably verify it with someone 😉 Normally UD has 30% off which is WAY better than 20% off 🙂

    Happy Shopping! And I look forward to seeing if you nab any of my recs 🙂

  • Nell

    Muse, I´m drooling….
    and I´m starving over here, not only can I not take advantage of the F&F discount since Sephora does not ship internationally (a shame!!!), I should not spend anything at all at the moment, but temptation lurks at every turn!
    I could simply stay away from your site, but, alas, how dreary and bleak would a day be without the Muse´s witty stories and pretty pictures. I´m certainly doomed…
    I envy your soon to start mega-haul, but I hope we all can participate when you review what you nabbed. (Please give me an exact list of what you ordered, please!!!!!! I need to live vicariously through my Musey!)
    Enjoy hauling,

  • Citrine

    I wanted to get that berrylicious cheek stain from tarte (because it looks so good on you) and they are out of stock…

    *stomping ribcage*

  • the Muse

    hi nell!

    awwww honey I’m so sorry..did you ask around on MUA for a CP!?!?
    Lord knows art 20% it’s too tempting to resist 😛

    Aww shucks thanks Nell your comments have me blushing lol..I’m so glad you enjoy my insanity 🙂 lol!

    I’ll of course review everything for you and of course a list of everything I purchased hehehe!

    Big big big hugs nell! I hope you’ll find someone on MUA to nab you a few bits and bobs!

    Hugs honey!

  • Ethereal Prey

    aaah! sephora FF! What moisturizer with spf should one get for the winter? i’m gonna get it at the FF sale and use my gift card!

  • the Muse

    jenn…:P I’m a lushie when it comes to facial moisturizers 😉 so I’m no help with a rec on moisturizers from Sephora.

    Maybe Hope in a Jar with SPF?!

  • jonnie

    Hm, I have already spent a lot on makeup this month so all I got was some UD eyeshadow primer and Stila Illuminating Foundation in 20 Watt… I have never tried either of those things so I thought hey, why not? (^_^)

  • the Muse

    sounds like a haul to me Jonnie 🙂

    I love the’s quite nice 🙂 and one can never have too much ud primer 🙂

    Happy Weekend hun!

  • C

    Hey Muse!
    Great list!
    I really want to try out the benefit powders but I’m not sure which one to get!
    Which one do you think is the best? I’m thinking something that I can use everyday!
    I’m stuck between Georgia and Dandelion.
    Thanks so much!
    I love your blog
    it made my day 🙂


  • the Muse

    hi c!

    Thanks! 🙂

    Dandelion is way better imo 🙂 It’s a really nice one for everyday use and a fav of mine 🙂 I have a review up on it if you search!

    Aw thanks glad you enjoy musings!

    Big hugs!

  • ??? @ plue

    i see you bought UD’s essential! i am getting that too~ but i am worried of the Midnight Cowboy glittery stuff and goddess, both don’t seem to fetch good reviews in MUA~

    but i want the XL size UDPP! 😛

  • the Muse

    hey plue!

    I got your gtalk chat sent to my inbox! Sorry I missed you! I quickly logged in and out 🙂 as I was hoping someone was online I wanted to talk to! Sorry I missed ya!

    I love love love UD shadows but the glittery fall out stinks 😛

    Urban decay shadows are supreme 🙂

    LOL the UDPP is HUGE I’m reviewing shortly 🙂

  • ??? @ plue

    it’s ok my dear~ there’a always another time! 😛

    looking forward to your review!!! 😀 I want a back up of UDPP~ that’s why thought of getting this! 😛

    But i am horribbly worried of the glitter fallout on both of the e/s 🙁

  • the Muse

    hey plue!

    🙂 I look forward to it!

    UDPP is the best! Sadly fall out is pretty heavy but it’s easy to clean up 🙂