October 20, 2011

Sephora Friends and Family 2011 Coupon Code Information

With all the hoopla and insanity with Sephora Friends and Family yesterday I’m happy to report that sephora.com/friends is live today.

Simply visit the page, type in your e-mail address, and you’ll get a one time use code that instantly appears on the screen (a copy it also sent to your e-mail address) that you can use online to enjoy 20% off your total order up until November 2nd.


Canadians and in store shoppers…try not to worry as I doubt Sephora overlooked you. I suspect Canada will probably hear something about their own FF event soon. As for in store shoppers, I’m betting Sephora does something in November for BI and VIB members. Let’s wait and see before rant it 🙂 Crossing my fingers, toes, and legs!


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  • Sabrinna

    Agree with waiting for instore shoppers until November! as this sale is only up until November 2! 🙂

      • Sarah S.

        Dior Amber Diamond, the infamous highlighter. I’ve never tried it, I just can’t get into the hype for $44 but now I can’t get it for 20% off so I’ll be waiting for the next sale 😛

          • Sarah S.

            Muse, a 100 pt. perk right now is a 12 oz. Philosophy Purity, isn’t that RAD! LOL ;D

  • Tina

    I’m in Canada, and I hope that we get the same privileges, and soon, since all the good stuff is gonna be gone! I’m really hangry that we can’t!

  • Karrie

    I placed my order just now!
    Clarisonic Brush Heads
    Nars Cheek Palette
    eye cream
    I think that was it but I feel like I spent so much.
    Passed on the eye shadow, but will probably pick it up in store if they do the deal for that.
    Might pick up a serum too.
    Didn’t get my usual foundation because they didn’t have it.

    Have you placed your order Muse?

    • the Muse

      HORRAY KARRIE! very nice ;-D particularly the cheek palette which I’m jealous about ;-D I haven’t…I’m waiting on some international bloggers to get back to me as I offered to get them their friends and family goodies but I’m gearing up…I want the lorac palette, the tarte one, the too faced on, and of course the tokidoki ones, and essentials like lemon aid, bobbi brown concealer, and a few other bits and bobs 😀

      • Karrie

        I wanted an eye shadow palette that had purples but nothing caught my eye.
        I had Dior Petal Shine in my cart but removed it.
        I need to go in store and swatch.

        I hope you get your palettes.
        I was thinking about Lorac, but I passed again.
        I swatched them last year trying to decide, but I am so indecisive that I didn’t get one.

        • the Muse

          crossing fingers and toes ;-D I don’t blame you on dior, find I have to def swatch dior to be sure I want it!

  • yelena

    what’s everyone getting for this sale?
    i’m eyeing the NARS blush palette (i’ve never owned nars and this looks like a good way to try it) except i’m reluctant about all the shimmer in the O & superO blushes. also was eyeing the LORAC bejeweled palette. lancome definicils or l’extend mascara. oh and the tarte lippies set. suggestions?

    • Ashley C.

      I got the Tarte lip stain set, as well as a Clarisonic Mia and some various Kat Von D! I couldn’t pass up the Tarte lippie set : )

  • divinem (Melissa)

    Got my code this morning. Guurrrll, you outta see my cart. It is EPIC!!

      • divinem (Melissa)

        You got it ,gurrl!

        – nails inc. Magnetic Polish – Trafalgar Square
        – nails inc. Magnetic Polish – Houses Of Parliament
        – MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation
        – Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat
        – Super by Perricone Super Lush Lips with Coconut Oil
        – Ole Henriksen Seven Skincare Sensations
        – NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
        – MAKE UP FOR EVER Wild & Chic Aqua Cream Collection
        – Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel – Granite
        – Diamancel Diamond Foot Buffer #11 (this b*tch is $49, but every review I’ve read RAVES about it, and my feet are like the Mojave Desert!)
        – OPI for SEPHORA Glimmer Wonderland Eighteen Piece Mini Nail Colour Set
        – MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream – 5 Peach
        – MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash
        – Clarisonic replacement brush head
        – Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow – Freakshow
        – Lancome Maison powder blush (GORGEOUS!)

        I’m considering the MUFE train case and am waiting on a friend to tell me what she wants, but the cart will be over $1,000. O_o *twitches a little*

        SO EXCITED!!

        • the Muse

          Oh I wanna roll around in that beautiful order! NICE mel, very nice ;-D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the MUFE train case is kinda hardcore but with the discount who could resist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you got me curious about the foot buffer!

  • Jillybean

    i woke up at 6 am to order! lol. got the UD 24/7 set in electric, a too faced set with primers and mascara, and the lorac lipsurgence set! i wanted the UD shadow pencil set too, but figured i should try to behave a little bit! lol

  • Kylie

    For instore shoppers, I received a coupon in the mail that entitles me to 20% off one instore purhcase, that is valid from tomorrow on 🙂

    • Julia

      If you didnt get a coupon in the mail can you bring your online code into the store? Or your BI card?

        • divinem (Melissa)

          I confirmed that with my local Sephora yesterday. Online codes are for [one time] online purchases only.

          Why didn’t I get an invitation by mail?! Probably because I’ve been sick and in the hospital 3 times over the past year and haven’t darkened their doors but once this entire year. Oh well. I’m more than making up for lost time.

          • Kylie

            I actually didn’t receive mine in the mail. I was at my local sephora and asked about instore shopping and they told me that I should have received one in the mail, but we had recently moved and so they got me an invite from the back.

            hope this is helpful, although it probably isn’t…

  • Betsy

    Made my order:
    Illamasqua blush in Hussy
    Illamasqua NP in jo’mina
    Illamasqua lipstick in Drench
    Nars multiple in Portofino
    Nars NP in Bad Influence (only $8 before the discount!)
    Tarte lipstain set
    Tarte cheek set from last year
    Guerlain rouge g in grenade
    Bite matte lip pencil in grapevine

    And the 500 point buxom perk.

    All under $200, after discount and taxes.

    • the Muse

      SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET nice betsy ;-D glad you got the targe set ;-D! Enjoy hunny!

  • dangster

    I placed an order at 1am PST:

    Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head Twin-Pack For Deep Pore
    Clinique Radiance Solutions Kit
    Fresh Sugar Lust Set
    Bliss FatGirlSlim Treatment Kit
    Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads
    Urban Decay Mariposa Palette
    OPI for SEPHORA Treatment Trio
    ghd New Wave Set
    Fresh Sugar Obsessions Rollerball Trio
    Fresh Mini Sugar Kissing Trio
    NARS Nail Polish in Pokerface

    Ack I ended up paying too much–$450 after discount taxes >.<

    Now I await the Urban Decay FF sale 🙂

  • Laura

    Durn it! I’m a mom so I’m stuck with kids before I get to work on my computer! Now the site is down!!!

  • Quinctia

    I seriously don’t know what to do. Sneaky Ulta sent me a 20% off coupon, and I kinda want to grab stuff instore there before I even think about a Sephora order…but I know how stuff sells out at the Sehpora site during this.

    • the Muse

      yeah but ulta doesn’t allow you to use on any of the good brands 🙁 like Urban Decay, Too Faced, etc..!

      • Laura

        NO – it is!! The big 20% off coupon they send you directly in the mail works on EVERYTHING (except Lancome, I don’t get that)

      • Quinctia

        Yeah, like Laura said, they send a postcardy mailer a few times a year with 20% off nearly everything–it usually even says you’re allowed to use it on your first ever salon visit.

        I think they time it very, very well. They are usually brief (this one’s good from this upcoming Saturday for a week), and usually nothing new or really hot gets put out until they’re done–it seems like an unstructured clearance, sometimes.

        I ended up making a Sephora order, anyway. The couple of clearance palettes still available put me over the edge:
        – Kat Von D Angeles palette (I’ve been watching the price on this dive and I had to bite)
        – UD Rollergirl palette (Christmas gift for my sister)

        I also got:
        – nails, inc magnetic polish
        – Benefit project flawless (Christmas gift for my mom, she actually wears blush so I wanted to get her a nice one)
        – UD Shadow pencil stash (all mine)
        – UD 24/7 liquid liner in Bobby Dazzle (ditto)

  • Sara

    Ugh….I want so many things but don’t know where to start. I put everything in my cart I could think of (and was still in stock) and it was over $200…..so, yeah, dialed that back to about $120. Still on the fence.

    And I didn’t even put the fun stuff in there like the UD pencil palettes and fancy lipsticks. Need moar monies! October is always a pinched month with all the glorious Fall things coming out!

  • imprompturoses

    Just hauled:
    Korres Lip Butter Blockbuster
    Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Caviar Ink
    Benefit Boi-Ing
    4 oz Philosophy Hope in a Jar
    Benefit Project Flawless

    Plus a sample size of Stila Prime Pot in Taffy (pretty decent size! it’s half of the regular version)

    Total: 148.94

  • Jenn

    Do you think they’ll do the in-store VIB holiday perk like they did last year Muse? I’m hoping, then I can get stuff out of stock or in store next time, haha.

    • Jenn

      Must add and share my order…

      Tarte True Blood Palette(been lemming this quite awhile)
      Too Faced Sweet Dreams Palette
      UD liquid liner in El Dorado
      UD electric pencil set (yay another perversion and a hot pink liner!)
      Tokidoki pencil case makeup bag(on sale!)
      Tokidoki Kaiten Mirror(on sale!)
      Fusion lip plumper(sale!)
      Purity face wash
      AND my Free Philosophy Birthday gift

      Under 200(my wallet and brain feel guilty! LOL)…but I did save 42 dollars plus an extra 9.25 from mrrebates.com 😀

      I did want a few other things but next time, my credit card needs to cool off first, haha.

  • Amelie

    In my haul:
    Bumble and Bumble tonic and thickening sprays
    NARS lipstick dolce vita
    Diorshow mascara
    Benefit eye bright

    I wanted the UD naked palette (yes I am one of the weirdos who didn’t have it yet) but it sold out, so I called my local store and they let me purchase it from them with the discount!

    I also wanted the tarte smooth operator TM, but recall in years past they had F&F in December with a steeper discount and decided to hold off. Any info on that yet?

  • Noelle

    My local Sephora was SUPER packed today, and I have no idea why. I needed to get “color matched’

    I ended up getting:
    **REN radient perfecting serum
    **Hourglass Cheek Stain- Petal
    **Hourglass Lip Stain- Petal & Flush
    **MUFE HD foundation
    **Mia ( I’m glad I waited to get the 20% off), since I’ve been eyeballing it. =o)

    There are 6-8 more things I NEED to get though. Perhaps my cousin can include it in her order. =o)

  • Noelle

    Oh speaking of Ulta’s 20% coupon. They wouldn’t let me use it on “prestige” cosmetics. UD, Benefit,Tarte,etc.

    However, they have a buy 2 get 1 free on Butter London nail polish. until 10/22/11 =o)