October 5, 2011

Sephora Friends and Family 2011

Please see my updated post for the coupon information for the sale by clicking here!

Looking back I noticed that Sephora Friends and Family happened October 21st to November 3rd.

Which means….

It should be coming soon again!

Are you ready?

What will you be hauling?

Do share your cart with me!

For those who aren’t in the know, Sephora Friends and Family is an event that takes place once a year and allows you to take 20% Off your total order online. This used to be an online event only but in recent years Sephora started sending out vouchers via e-mail that you could use in store! 20% Off many of the premium brands at Sephora (not exclusions on that coupon) is quite a hefty savings so it’s the best time of the year to haul Holiday presents for family and friends plus to grab up Holiday Collections, Holiday Palettes, and to stock up on staple products and skincare.

I can’t wait! My list is almost completed, share it with you soon!


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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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  • Jillybean

    gahhh i got so excited when I saw this post – i thought it was happening early! i can’t wait!!!

  • divinem (Melissa)

    Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head – Delicate Skin

    MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Palette (if it ever comes available again)

    MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation

    Guerlain Rouge Automatique – Samsara

    Super by Perricone Super Lush Lips

    Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat

    MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash – Extra Black

    Ole Henriksen Seven Skincare Sensations

    UD Freakshow & Frigid Deluxe e/s

    I might grab a few things for others, but I’m stocking up on things I need or have been waiting to get with the discount. 😎

    • the Muse

      wait you mean you buying gifts melissa? *checks my list* my list says “me me me me” on it..maybe I’m doing it wrong? ;-D

  • Soo

    I hope the Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette comes back in stock in time for it! I already own it but I want to pick up another one for a giveaway. I want to pick up some of the new tokidoki 24k stuff so I hope those brushes come back in stock too! ohhh, and the tokidoki older released makeup bags are on sale so I want to grab those too!! SO EXCITING but my bank account is not going to like it..

  • kimk

    OOOOOO………….I was just thinking about this earlier today! I have a list that would choke an elephant, and by golly, I’m gettin’ all of it! Just TRY and stop me! Mwahahahahahaha!

    Oh, sorry… got a lil carried away there… 🙂

  • Kris

    Here’s hoping the Tarte Lipsurgence set will be back in stock in time for me to buy one, or two, or a few! I usually get several Philosophy gel/lotion sets as gifts as well. They make great teacher gifts!

    • divinem (Melissa)

      I bought SEVEN backup bottles of Philosophy 16 oz. Candy Cane shower/bath gel last year when they went on sale after the holidays. I got 10% off for VIB plus 50% off. I won’t need any of that stuff for YEARS.

      It’s great for morning showers — the peppermint perks me right up!

  • Shalanda

    OMG! I had no idea this sale existed. My older sister and I are huge make-up lovers and this will be a great time for a haul! I will definitely share my haul with you if you do the same 😉

    • the Muse

      oh gosh shalanda ;-D I popped your FF cherry haha ;-D too great ;-D you’ll have a great time haulin’!!!!!!!!! it’s a fab sale!

  • Sarah S.

    I have no money so I’m going to have to show some restraint! What a dummy over here…

    • the Muse

      that’s understandable sarah…it’s kinda a hard time to dish out $$ with holidays so close :-/ but no worries, in the Spring they normally have that VIB 10% off deal too!

  • Meagan

    If Sephora sends out vouchers this year, are they okay to use at JC Penney locations as well?

    • the Muse

      can’t verify that one meagan…jc penny locations are weird even return policy is strange so possible the vouchers won’t be good for jc penny locations but can’t confirm!

      • divinem (Melissa)

        Wasn’t it online only last year? I’ll order online and wait patiently. They extra 10-15% is worth it to me.

  • Lisa

    I wonder if it’s actually going to be 20% this year since many other places lowered their F&F deals by 5% or even 10% ! & When Sephora had their Chic Week, it was only 15% off..

  • Irene

    thanks for posting this.. I don’t know how many times I tell people it’s late October LOL I am going to scale back this year but looking forward to come treats

  • Chelley

    Do you have to be a beauty insider? Can you still return stuff if you don’t like it? :X

  • Cait

    I’m sort of broke right now, but I’ve been waiting for F&F so I can try the Boscia Black Hydration Gel stuff, and also one of the Super Perricone Activators.

  • Karrie

    I’m so excited the sale is coming up.
    I definitely need :
    Clarisonic Brush heads
    Facial lotion
    powder foundation
    liquid foundation
    Nars Orgasm

    I think that should do it for now.

  • daphne

    Definitely eye-ing those new bare minerals pressed eye shadow duos/quads!!! 🙂

    looks pretty amazing 🙂

  • Andi

    this year sephora is making changes to their f&f discount. It’s still 20% but i’m trying to remember that if you get the promo through email then you can only use it online and physical cards are used in stores. and they can only be used once. no sure but I’ll get back to you guys and have the details soon.

  • jamie

    i think at this point i just want to buy a sephora store instead of choosing what products to buy… i have an issue with keeping things reasonable lol

  • breyerchic04

    Planning on Benefit Big 10, some new Philosophy 3 in 1, and debating whether i need Stila Glazes or Tarte lip surgence set.

    May grab a UD grindhouse, I need one and they don’t currently have a set with one and pencils online.

  • Emily

    I’m so excited!!!! Planning on hauling;
    Benefit Project Flawless kit (FINALLY I can try Bella Bamba!)
    Ultraflesh Perfect Pink/Red lipstick sets (the price is amazing!)
    Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil set (again, been wanting to try them forever but refuse to pay full price)
    Tarte LipSurgence Collection

    And possibly…
    Too Faced Sweet Dreams Make-Up collection (Don’t need it but you know how that goes…)
    MUFE Smoky Palette
    And possibly some Tarte Amazonian Clay blush? (was hoping for a set with a few different shades but I don’t think that’s happening)

    And there’s my list. Can’t wait to see yours! 🙂

    • the Muse

      NICEEEEEEEEEE cart emily ;-D! I need that Tart set too! ;-D same on the too faced for me, don’t need it, just want it ;D!

      • kiwikiwidragon

        Agreed, I feel my makeup NEED list doesn’t exist, I have more makeup than one woman could ever NEED. On the other hand, happiness is a big thing and this stuff makes me the happiest, as far as material stuff goes. Pure lust, wants, and desires that must be fulfilled, so in essence I guess it does become a need. Life is too short to not GET IT ALL!! Whoo Hoo!!!

  • Samantha

    The real question is, will I be able to stop myself from impulse buying all of the holiday goodies I want before then? Hehe. I will be stocking up on Klorane Dry Shampoo (sweet, sweet gift from the gods), and NARS Larger Than Life Liners for sure!

    • the Muse

      klorane dry shampoo….really? I take you word on that one ;-D hauling!!!!!!!!!! ugh same here…but I’ve been so good it’s not even fun Sam!

  • sarah

    dior addict lipsticks
    nars smudgeproof eyeshadow base
    dior lipmaximizer apricot
    dior eyeshadow palette petal shine
    so much more to add lol

  • Jenn

    It’s around my birthday time too! ACK…going to stock up on necessities. Philosophy Purity and I want to try the new Super by Perricone toners and maybe Soap and Glory scrub(heard it was good!) I need a good face cream too, still haven’t found one I love. Also want another tokidoki robbery makeup bag. Possibly the Benefit powder trio and a couple more UD liquid liners and the electric pencil set. AAAHHH my poor wallet, hope I get some cash (or gift cards) for my birthday! LOL. I wanted to check out the Too faced sweet dreams palette too, but may have to wait. I got lucky and got one of theBalm’s Muppet’s Palette today. 😀

    • the Muse

      ha jenn great excuse to haul ;-D!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY happy to hear you hauled the muppets!

  • zangy

    hmmm…not sure, can anyone help me? i am sure this might be a stupid question, but since the fushion sale is on at sephora, should i wait for the friends and family sale or just get it now to not miss the fushion sale?

    • Mango the mango

      I’d get stuff right away because it seems like a lot of Fusion products have gotten out of stock pretty quickly. =/

      • zangy

        @ mango the mango. lol. i know that was a silly question i asked. i realized it as soon as i wrote it. lol. i did go today to my local sephora and managed to get some of what was left over. so sad! Fushion is about one of my favorite lines and i didn’t know about it til it was almost gone. haha.

  • Tina

    I can’t wait for this deal! Great bargain on those certain item you might want. Thank, Muse <33

  • Gen

    Now only if Sephora Canada could give us 20% instead of 15% and let us use it online as well as in store…I could indulge in some very expensive Dior lipstick and experimente with some value sets.

  • JenJ

    Woooooooooot! Hmmm not sure but I will find something to get!! *dances in chair*

  • Noelle

    I’m very excited for this. I will be buying REN,hourglass,NARS,etc,etc.

    Are there any exclusions? I don’t recall from last year.

  • kiwikiwidragon

    My heart skipped a beat hearing about this!!! I posted a question on the beauty talk sephora site, in the customer service section and got no answer from their peeps on the date. Boooo!!! I just placed an order because I couldn’t wait for the sale and I am glad I didnt, the TF big palette went outta stock shortly there after. I hauled that and the Lorac one plus the new Gimme some lip set :). Not loving the Glitz and Glam set this year tho, not enough sprakle and shine to haul.

    • the Muse

      that was FAST jen! I’m in a frenzy it won’t be back I need that TF palette like a hole in the head ;D!

      • Sarah S.

        I knew I had to buy it immediately because last year I almost missed Enchanted Glamourland and that is my favorite palette ever ever! Too Faced Holiday Palettes are always going to be full-priced for me (mixed feelings, heh)

      • kiwikiwidragon

        Looks like there is a notification thing-ey on the site. Have them email you to get yours! 🙂
        tracking has them here either monday or tuesday. So excited!!!

        • kiwikiwidragon

          I am bummed you don’t have yours yet, sorries! tell TF PR to get to steppin’ ! Did you see their new program for bloggers?

          • the Muse

            lol you’ve no idea how bad TF PR is LOL! they don’t give samples ;-D there blogger program is craptastic imho ;D

          • kiwikiwidragon

            I saw it on the website and it looks kinda chintzy considering they are kinda behind the eight ball when it comes to UD and some of the other power players as far as taking care of the bloggers that give them tons of press

          • the Muse

            outside of sending large images and telling bloggers to go check their collections at stores you can’t even wrestle a full press release out of them ;-D It’s bad imho!

    • the Muse

      yes! I’m off to California next week but the following week looks goo for me…! maybe friends and family will be on by than and we can shop it together haha but none of the Sephora’s in the city have any of Holiday up yet eww!

      • Shayne A

        Musey, where in Cali are you going?? If it’s anywhere near San Diego, we should TOTES do lunch!!!!

        • the Muse

          I’ll be in orange county/la area for a few days! I wish I was in SD! I was last time I was there sniff! prob won’t this trip 🙁 Maybe next time around?! 🙂

  • christine

    LM sponges – love these!!!!
    Diorshow mascara
    Lancome Teint Miracle
    BB eyeshadows/gel liners
    BB lipsticks
    face primer – either hourglass or ?
    hourglass lippies

  • Laura

    The whole line of ORIGINS – now that they have it! sqeeeeee!
    And Too Faced Poreless Primer,
    and a bunch of Buxum glosses (especially the kits)
    and Lancome Doll Eyes,
    and the Lancome liquid liner (been meaning to try it),
    about 6 different perfumes,
    and I sh*tload of shampoo.

    • the Muse

      six different perfumes that’s what I’m talking about Laura! HAUL!

  • Audrey H.

    Does anyone know if this discount usually includes fragrances? tia!

  • Audrey H.

    awesome, thanks for letting me know! Will have to make a lil wish list 🙂

  • Laura

    You know – I wish Sephora’s website was like Amazon – were I can “save” wish items in my cart instead deleting them when I make an order!


  • Morgan

    just a heads up for those of you looking for the tarte lip surgence set is still available at ulta.com!

  • Cj

    I always have a problem with these sales. I always buy things whenever I want and I never get to really fold off and wait for a sale like this lol. Hopefully by the end of the month ill have a nice list 😛

  • Noelle

    A wish list like Amazon would be awesome as Laura stated.

    I put the items I’m in ‘need’ of in my Sephora shopping list. Otherwise I’ll be all over the place. =o)

  • elizabeth

    I’m feeling really stressed out since the code is one use only. Last year i placed 3 different orders so i could get more samples (and also b/c i kept forgetting stuff). Apparently it’s also a unique code that’s being emailed out, so anyone who doesn’t get sephora emails should probably sign up.

    So far I’m stocking up on Dior Invisible Retouche powder, Beauty blenders and Clarisonic brush heads (but I can’t decide whether to stick with the normal one or go for the deep pore cleansing). And maybe an Hourglass lip stain since I’ve always wanted to try one.

    • cathy

      I am a VIB Beauty Insider, receive what I thought was all emails from Sephora. I contacted customer service and was told I would receive the email only if I was a friend or family of an employee. Bummer

  • telle

    omahgah! i cannot wait for this! i really cannot! i have made my list and even better, i have some fam in the US who can haul for me, so i get american pricing (vs. much steeper canadian…think TF sweet dreams collection is 54 US, and $70something CDN, yowzah!) and then get the F&F sale on top of that! i feel like MEGA score!!! YEA!!!!!!!
    I have already checked out some of the TF items on youtube for swatches and such, since i last checked, these were not in stock at my local sephora.
    i am running around in circles, homer style! 😀

  • Kathleen

    Can’t wait! I have a $25 Sephora gift card so I’ll feel even less guilty about spending. Not going to get a ton though, as the holidays are coming up. On my wish list are Fresh Sugar Rose, a Vera Wang Princess rollerball, and the UD Naked Palette (with my gift card and the discount it would only be $13, so tempting!

  • Michelle

    I’ve been wanting to try NARS Albatross for a while, so this may be my excuse to finally get it. 🙂

  • chibi

    okay! so Friends and Family is October 20th to November 2. to redeem in store you HAVE to have the F&F card physically, no print outs or copies will be accepted) and picture id is required to redeem in store as stated in fine print). For online purchases, you have to go to sephora.com/friends to receive a unique one time use promo code. and it’s a ONE time use only. hope this helps =)

    • divinem (Melissa)

      That really sucks. They’re going to lose sales (definitely from me) this year. So many times I’ve realized I’d forgotten something and went back for a second order that always wound up being bigger than I’d anticipated. Their loss. I’ll spend it on MAC Glitter & Ice this year.

  • Jill

    I totally agree with you! I think I got 20% off last year cuz i was VIB, but yeah i wish they would let us use the discount online too and not just in store! Want the Sultra Pink Bobmshell and the Beauty Blender set which are both only avail online 🙁

  • Susanne Martin

    I hope this “spin the wheel” thing isn’t a replacement for the “friends and family” discount of the past……

  • kerrie

    You do know that the friends and family is for Sephora employees only right? It’s all over Facebook that they will not be sending an email out to everyone. So unless you know someone who is an employee then you will not be getting this discount. they did say they will be doing something for Facebook Fans though,, but not saying what it is yet.

    • the Muse

      kerrie please read through the comments this is the wrong info you have. hope comments here help.

  • Rhiana

    Definitely getting the MUFE Flash Palette and maybe the MUFE Contour Kit. 🙂 I’ve been wanting that Flash Palette for a whiiiile! It is time!