September 20, 2010

Musings of the Day: Sephora Friends and Family 2010 Haul!

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, he’s trying to figure out what he’s going to get from the Sephora Friends and Family 2010 Event!

No one is immune to a sale especially a massive sale like the one that happens at Sephora every year. Each year Sephora extends 20% off to everyone on their website and in recent years they have started to mass e-mail coupons to VIB members as well that can be redeemed in store.

Last year, was a surprise as the event took place mid October as normally it happens in and around November. I suspect once October 20th or so hits again this year we can expect to see Sephora’s Friends and Family take place which is why you should already be preparing your virtual cart!

I’ve already started adding things into mine. In most cases Sephora remembers your cart contents so long as you are signed on (and don’t clear your cache) so it might be a good idea to start adding stuff in, figuring out how much you wanna spend, doing the savings calculations and than having a head start to just click and submit the day of the event to avoid SOLD out drama.

Seems like ages away but believe me it comes pretty damn fast.

So today I challenge you.

What’s in your Sephora Friends and Family 2010 cart?


This year I’m hauling all the Tocca fragrances I haven’t had a chance to try. I have a few but I’d like to get the ones I haven’t indulged in as of yet. I also want the Kat Von D Holiday sets but I have a very funny feeling I’ll buy those before FF begins. I’m leaning towards purchasing all of the Bare Escentuals Perfume Dairies as well, might as well, 20% off yo!

I know a few of the new TokiDoki bits are ending up in my cart for sure as well….

I’m still debating on my color options as the moment plus what I need to stock up in my staples category and gift sets and the likes for friends and family.

Your turn!

What’s on your Sephora wish list?

Share it with us!

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  • AngelicBetrayal

    I hope they have the UD Naked Palette in stock for F&F!! That’s definitely going in my cart if it’s available with a discount!!
    There are usually nice Christmas gift sets from the big brands so I’m eyeing the Too Faced to-go palette since I got last years 🙂

    • the Muse

      me too angelic! fingers crossed, wanna buy two as gifts for friends! ;-D gift sets are def great during FF so much savings!

  • kiwikiwidragon

    I would love to get urban decays naked pallet, but who doesn’t. maybe i will wait until F&F, maybe not, sigh….

      • origami

        Really? It doesn’t extend to Canadian customers? O_o

        What about to VIBs that are in Canada?

        I’m just…stunned!

    • jojo2739

      That’s what I realized today as well. My wish list is growing but not enough for free shipping yet.

  • Katie

    So excited! For me… $40+ foundations I’d otherwise never buy like Dior Nude or CoverFX… maybe Sephora #45, #55 brushes I’ve been hearing so much about, Illamasqua Blush in Katie and Buxom l/g in Katie just for the sake of having things that have the same name as me… Yum, Christmas 2 months early!

    • the Muse

      smart katie ;-D big savings on those! ;-D lol you’re cute. yes, katie deserve katie blush haha!

  • Rinny

    Haha I look forward to Sephora’s F&F sale every year too! I don’t have too many things I want at the moment, but I’m sure I can come up with a few in the next 2 months 😉

  • dina

    i would just like to say “might as well, __% off yo” should be tattooed on my forehead-that is exactly how i’d say too 😀 !!!!!!!!!! thank you for the smile 😉 hoping for holiday philosophy, stila color wheel, tokidoki brushes, . . . . . . . . .OH OH bobbi brown eye balm perchance? ok i need to stop now. but there’s also nars angelika lipgloss, bliss perfume maybe . . .

  • PauFM

    omg i read the post title and almost fainted thinking that it had started lol!
    I’m hauling the clarisonic (finally!!), some xmas sets to give as gifts to my girls, some perfumes for me cause I’m running out, and maybe the temptu airbrush (still debating that one). Oh and also some nars blushes to start my nars obsession 🙂

    • the Muse

      LOL pau sorry false hope eep! 😀 good choice on the clarisonic ;-D NARS=VERY good choice too!

  • Ozma

    WOW. I’m a Sephora Friends and Family Virgin, so hearing about it makes me want to jump up and down and squeal!! lol Is it normally in Oct. and how do I become a VIB member?

    • the Muse

      happy days ozma 😀 I believe it’s $350 for VIB status 🙂 It’s normally held in November but last year they did it in October so I assume this year the same!

  • JoElla

    and Sephora just started selling some bobbi brown


  • Laura

    I never saw any % off from too faced on Facebook. So I have a HUGEtoo faced haul ready..

      • Laura

        OH and I totally forgot, Bare Esc. has a new Buxom gloss set called “Laura does London” and I so need it – even though I adore those glosses – I need the one named after me!

  • dangster

    I’m so broke, but I wanna get:

    – all of the new Fresh gift sets
    – Urban Decay NYC book of shadows
    – Urban Decay 24/4 Jackpot set
    – Urban Decay Beauty in a Box
    – Clarisonic Mia
    – GHD professional IV styler

  • Makedonka

    My list is just too long to post here .. :oD but I think high on my priority list are Aqua Allegoria scents from Guerlain, Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, Bobbi Brown’s eye creams (love both the extra repair and the hydrating one), then more Bobbi Brown (if I have the means I would just haul it all! Dream on …. :o)), then Kat VonD tattoo chronicles if they ever become available ……… so here is a toast to “FF2010”! (the discount code this year – judging by the previous ones it should stay in the same format). You might want to try using it early … :o)
    Btw, miss Muse, I love your blog – found you recently but enjoy reading it daily! :o)

    • the Muse

      AW thanks Makedonka ;-D So cool to have a new reader hugs! hope we’ll talk some more in comments soon!

      Great list. Smart girl hauling all the BB goodies ;-D at 20% that def works for me hehe! LOL oh and yes, I tried that code already LOL!!!!!!!!! but damn doesn’t work ;-D!

  • Phyrra

    I really want the UD Book of Shadows 3, another 24/7 pencil in Zero
    And maybe Apocalypse lipstick.

    The Too Faced Cheap Thrills set intrigues me too.

    I’m not planning on much, but those are the ones that I’m looking at.

  • Patrizia

    If they have this in Canada, I want some Tokidoki stuffs, some more OPI nail polishes (like I need more… anyway) and I promised a perfume for my mom from Benefit, because it’s has her first name and she loves it!

  • Marina

    It’d be my first time buying during the F&F sale…but I probably won’t get anything…however, if I COULD:
    -Kat Von D Beethoven palette (if it stays at $24, w/ the F&F it would be under $20 O.O How could I pass that up?
    -Tarina Tarantino bracelet
    -Some 24/7 liners…
    -Papa Don’t Peach blush

    And I could probably find a zillion other things, too!

  • Hannah

    Ahh! So excited(: I’m thinking about hauling Urban Decay Little Sins Gift Set, Urban Decay 24/7 Jackpot (I think I’m addicted to those eyeliners! hahah) and Benefit Some Beauty to Love Set(: Can’t wait!

    • Mara

      Make Up For Ever has great faux lashes (I especially like 156 Genevieve and 112 Valerie). Illamasqua and Urban Decay are good too, except their selections aren’t as extensive.

  • del

    clarisonic here i come! i’ve been holdin out for f&f all yr long…and some UD goodies of course. gettin a gc for my bday & savin it for f&f! sooo excited- i also thought it was already goin on from yer title- tricky lady 😉

    • the Muse

      oh del sorry ;-D totally musings of the day post ha! not yet but soon my dear!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karrie

    I can’t wait for this sale!
    I want the
    UD Naked Palette
    Clarisonic Mia
    Nars Blush in Deep Throat (maybe)

    I hope all three things are available.

  • LorraineER

    The UD 24/7 jackpot! I also need a nice lip liner. That Kat Von D lippie set looks nice too 😉

  • resham that this topic has been posted by you, I should start making a list ….As you said…that FF sale will come verrry soon!!
    Every year, I get at least 2 High End fragrances…This year too, something shud be on list….OMG, just thinkin abut it makes me all excited…:)

  • Promise

    I want the Stila Holiday Lip Glaze set, UD Jackpot, and a Kat Von D eyeshadow palette. Hmmm….gotta save my money for MAC Venomous Villains and Cyber Monday, tho!!

  • Erin

    I definitely want:
    Bare Minerals Get Started Kit
    Benefit Some Beauty to Love Kit

    I also want UD Naked palette, 24/7 Jackpot, and Marshmallow Body Powder, but I heard UD has a better F&F sale…true? When is that?

    • the Muse

      Erin from what I understand there won’t be a UD FF. Normally it happens around August/September but someone tweeted them and they said they don’t have on planned at the moment.

  • Ru

    Gosh, i really want the clairsonic, but even at $160 for the full size it’s way above what I want to spend. Or I can wait until my birthday (3-4 months later) and have my husband spend his hard earned $200 on it….Dilemma Dilemma!

    Other musts:
    UD 24/7 Jackpot
    Boscia mask (the black mask)
    Philosophy Microdelivery Peel

    That’s everything on my wishlist. I shouldn’t be allowed to want after that!

  • Jazz

    My List :

    Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in nectar
    MUFE aqua cream in orange
    Dior Addict gloss in apricot cloche
    UD BOS 3 (maybe , idk )
    Stila eyeshadow trio in Afterhours
    Gucci Guilty
    Philosophy 3n1 shower gel in fudge cake