December 2, 2010

Sephora Steals and Deals

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On with the makeup!

I see some of you are getting your VIB and Beauty Insider Coupons from Sephora eh? Cool beans. I got mine too! I got $20 no minimum purchase but Beauty Insider’s (non-VIB’ers) are getting $15 off $40 and some $20 off $40 so it’s a few different coupons.

Wondering how to spend your hard earned beauty bucks?

Check out these killer sales at Sephora, one of which might surprise you!

Tarina Tarantino Magic Hour Cream Shadow $9.50

Philosophy Fresh Baked Apple Pie Shower Gel $11

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Box Palette $39

Urban Decay Show Pony Shadow Box $20

Fresh Prime and Glow $10

Tarina Tarantino Magic Hour Smudge Pen $8

How about that that Jewel Box Palette? Is that all kinds of loco or what? If you nailed a $20 Gift Certificate you can get the palette for $19 bucks….!

I paid triple that ha! This doesn’t surprise me in the least considering the palette was gorgeous but the makeup inside wasn’t worth the hefty price tag. If you need the review and swatch deets click here.

What will you haul with your Sephora buckage?

Share it!

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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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  • Kristina

    The first thing I did this morning was place my order with my $20 off card! I got a few great deals like the Fresh Prime and Glow, NARS lipgloss/stain for $10, Prada Infusion D’Iris duo for $10, and then some Tocca detergent for my handwashables. Yay!

    • the Muse

      SWEET kristina good hauling hun! I ended up with Stila Aspen, Fresh duo, two of the TT magic shadows, and some other crap…I went over the 20 obviously lol!

  • Bunny Masseuse

    NO don’t let them know about the Apple Pie 🙂 🙂

    I’ll have to check out the Fresh stuff too.

  • breyerchic04

    i think I’m going to get Her Name was Glowla and a new Rose Balm. Hopefully in person if I can work that out. Though I never got a beauty insider card, if you sign up online do you get one mailed or have to pick it up in the store? I’m an hour from Sephora but one is only 10 minutes off my drive this weekend.

    • the Muse

      sweet breyer ;-D normally it’s given to you in store but they don’t mail one to you as far as I know. I got mine in store. Hope this helps.

      • breyerchic04

        Yay! I think it’s a go, printed the coupon. My mom appparently doesn’t want a rose balm because she can’t open mine, so maybe I’ll get something else in the $4-8 range, another sephora eyeliner maybe I don’t hate them.

  • Melissa

    Why is it when I have a fab gift card I can’t make up my damn mind and end up spending waaaaaaaaay more then the $20 I got too? I might go in to a store this weekend rather then blowing too much online 😀

    • the Muse

      I ended up blowing way over 20 melissa. *head desk* seriously wrong on many levels!

  • Michelle T.

    I set my Palm Pre+ to beep me today so I wouldn’t forget to order today with my Sephora bucks! Here’s what I hauled:

    Philosophy Miracle Worker Set
    Hope in a Jar SPF25 (free with the miraclehope code!!!!! worth $45!)
    Too Faced Glamour to Go Fairy Edition
    Too Faced Glamour to Go 2 Pocket Palette
    Too Faced Tanning Bed in a Tube & Snow Bunny Lip Bronzer
    Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation Primer to Go
    Free Skincare Challenge Reward Bliss Pore Perfecting Face Polish

    I passed on my 500-point perk this time…waiting for something makeup-y like the Benefit set a few times ago (but not this last time) instead of body-y 🙂 FYI, I called Sephora (since I’m kinda new to the scene) to check: Your Beauty Insider points don’t expire, but your VIB status can (if you don’t keep your annual $350 spending up…haha no problem there) after 12 months of earning it, and your Skincare Challenge Rewards expire at the of December. Just in case anyone was wondering since we’re here at the end of the year.

    YAY, can’t wait for my goodies to arrive next week!

    • the Muse

      michelle you went over the 20 mark there girl


      can I come over and play?! ;-D

  • Carrie

    If this is dupe, I apologize because my phone was error-ing out on me earlier – I used my $15 to get the UD NYC pallet. Talk about a bargain I couldn’t pass up!

  • Valerie

    My Haul with $20 coupon:

    Tarina Tarintino Jewel Box (sale)
    philosophy baked apple pie 3-in-1 (sale)
    philosophy Sparkle & Joy (500pt. perk)
    Free Sephora Tote (code: MYHAUL)
    Free Shipping, Free Samples, yada, yada. . .

  • Cindy

    I clicked on the link for the UD Show Pony and it still comes up as 30, Is it not on sale anymore?

  • Tasha

    Whaaat? I was wondering when those were coming out, I hope they send me one! I haven’t seen anything yet 🙁

  • Comrade_Garlic

    I have both of the Fresh primers and don’t use either, but I’m tempted by the $10 price tag. But that’s the only thing that excites me. Arrgh…

  • cassie

    I got the $20 off of $40 today. I am thinking of Too Faced Pixie Perfect, I have most of the colors in the other two palettes and dont have any of the ones in that particular set (I know, how did I NOT get Totally Toasted? Dont ask!). I wish there were some NARS sets left, but they are all out of stock.
    There is also a Too Faced set online only called Girls Big Deals which looks like it has a ton of stuff that I would love and its only $20!!! I LOVE Too Faced, I feel like its not given as much credibility in favor of UD.

    BTW, since you were listing deals, there are two UD Beauty in a Box sets on sale. None of them really grab me, but there is a Tarte BiaB on sale that I actually own, Bronze Smokey Eye, that is pretty amazing and its on sale too!! I would grab that again if I needed it. Its $34 and has a full sized Clean Slate primer which runs for $30 so you get a TON of other stuff for $4!!!! (mascara, bronzer, lipstain/gloss, clay liner, etc) Ok, I am done. 🙂

  • Diane

    My coupon isn’t redeemable online, and the nearest store is 8 hours away! Very upset about this.:(

  • Christine

    Just spent $40 on the liner box last week, and I told myself no more makeup purchases this year. But now a $15 coupon!! Clearly I must buy something.

  • HautePJ

    Is the coupon for all Beauty Insiders? I’m confused. I’m a VIB-er, so was i supposed to receive the coupon via email or mail?? My basket is sitting there filled with goodies but I don’t want to pull the trigger just yet!

    • HautePJ

      Nevermind! It came this morning. Phew! Honestly, it was a bit of narcissism on my part because I spend so much money there I figured I would be part of the first e-mail round!! So I was able to stock up on sale-priced NARS lipgoss duos, Smashbox $10 eyeliner palette and the Stila Aspen travel palette :).

  • alex

    I’m a sephora member but i didn’t y get any coupons. Checked in with site and signed up for emails. Last time they sent me emails but nghaven’t gotten something in awhile. Hopefully I can get that coupon…was gonna buy something over the weeknd.

  • Sarah

    I finally got the email this morning; I was fretting about it all this week when my friends were getting it and I wasn’t. I got the Laura Mercier mini kohl set and the bleu marine cake eyeliner. Came out to $33 after the $20 off and my 10% VIB coupon (which for some reason I had never used). And I re-upped my VIB status for another year!

  • jonnie

    Hmm, I’m a little annoyed… I got my coupon but I have a $40 min purchase attached to it. Now, the $40 isn’t a problem, ’cause I woulda got to that anyway, but it’s the principle of the matter. I spend a ton there… I have over 800 beauty points now ’cause I just haven’t seen a 500 point perk I want recently. Oh well. I don’t know what I’m gonna get yet. I’ve been on kind of a fragrance kick recently…

  • dangster

    Ooh I picked up the UD Show Pony palette, along with:

    Bliss Hand Cream Duo
    Nars Duo Lip Gloss in Orgasm/Hustler
    Nars Lip Gloss in All Night Long
    Nars Lip Gloss/Lip Stain Duo in Sandpiper/ Daredevil
    Nars Lip Gloss/Lip Stain Duo in Turkish Delight/ Sayonara
    Stila Adventurous in Aspen Travel Palette
    Stila Fabulous In Fiji Travel Palette

    Best thing was that all of these items (except for the $20 UD palette and the $11 hand cream duo) were all $10!!! I also was able to pick up a new 500 pt bonus (a Philosophy xmas set) and the Getaway Kit promo, since you can still use a coupon code with the giftcard.

    Haha I’m so excited over these new goodies!

    • the Muse

      SWEET hauling dangster! ;-D I got the Philosophy mini set too! That was a nice deal ;-D Enjoy your haul hun!

  • telle

    i used my $20 off for the MUFE gold icon beauty in a box set! *glee*
    i saw the TT palette box thing on sale for $49 (CDN) and thought about buying it because it was a good price, but recalled your review and saved my dollars for MUFE. the gloss in the TT set sure is purdy tho. that’s too bad that you had to pay triple for your TT set, Muse. 🙁

    • the Muse

      yay good hauling tele! aw thanks *hugs* it’s ok! All for the sake of beauty blogging eh? ;-D it was worth it for that alone! the gloss is damn pretty but the rest is kinda meh I think you made a better choice with the MUFE girl!

  • Tasha

    I am a VIB and receive $20 with minimum purchase of $40. That is odd. I wonder if there are some kind of stages of requirement… I’m not complaining but it is kind of unfair.. 🙂

    • the Muse

      tasha I purchased online and no minimum I was reading this may be a loophole!

  • Abby

    I ended up going WAY over my 15 (actually, enough to get me $4 away from VIB). I got the Urban Decay Little Sins with all the different primer potions, a NARS Petit Monstre (such a gorgeous color!) and Laura Mercier mattifying finish gel.

  • Anna

    I headed over to my Sephora to spend my $15- I got dior’s holiday palette for eyes. The one with the midnight blue shadow… and I finally graduated to being a VIB- The SA reached into a drawer and pulled out a pink envelope announcing my VIB status- always too late *sigh*

    • the Muse

      aw anna congrats on your vib-ship! ;-D at least you got $15! that’s better than nada eh? ;D

  • Marina

    I’m not a VIB, but I DID get the $15. I ended up ordering the Urban Decay Beauty in a Box with Skimp/Romp shadows, the lipstick, mascara, liner, and primer. WAY too good of a deal to pass up at $25!!! It was like paying for the lipstick, plus about 1/6 of what one UD shadow costs. I did pay for shipping and tax, which brought it to a $34 order….but still!
    Pretty sure my mom got some Christmas haulin’ done with her $15 as well 😉

    • the Muse

      SWEET Marina nice hauling ;-D I’m glad you got the $15, free money is free money ;D

  • Marina

    Totally scored the Show Pony shadows today w/ a GC. It was 20% off too! I really just want it for Mildew, since I have all the other colors in various palettes. I figured I couldn’t go wrong getting the entire palette for less than the price of Mildew by itself, plus I don’t mind a mini primer and Zero 🙂 Totally psyched to get Mildew. I bet it looks great on brown eyes!