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Sephora 4x Points: A VIB Rouge Story

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This past week and weekend were the 2x points for beauty insider, 3x points for VIB and 4x points for VIB Rouge big event. I couldn’t resist because I always like to have a nice stockpile of points just in case I see a reward that is like REALLY worth it. That combined with some of the “amazing” mobile offers tempted me to make 2 separate purchases to take advantage.


Purchase #1

The first purchase was because I wanted to take advantage of the “SPLURGE” mobile offer, when you spend $40 available only to VIB and VIB Rouge members. This particular offer included a gift bag filled with goodies. I chose the Sunny Soirée gift bag because I planned to get the second one with a second purchase. I travel a lot for business and I hate bringing full size makeup and skin care products with me, so naturally I’m a sucker for travel sized.

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I also recently obtained my Vib Rouge status until December 2018, so I qualified for the VIB Rouge free gift. This year it’s the Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Brush #56.

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When I opened my VIB Rouge present, I noticed that it says Exclusive Sample Bags, is the gift bag that I obtained above part of that program? If so, I had to spend $40!!! VIB Rouge is truly a disappointment, I don’t feel that I receive nearly what I should get for the tiered status. Sephora really needs to mix things up, monthly samples, more deluxe sample sizes, instead of the regular 3 free samples, give me 5! They need to do more to entice us to be VIB Rouge (for people other than myself that shop out of boredom).

I picked out 3 samples: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler, Mr. Burberry Eau de Toilette for my hubby and the Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Samples.3freesamp1.JPG

 

For the actual product I paid for, I purchased Sephora Collection False Lash Cleaning Kit for $18. I saw this product online and other than watching Glamzilla’s review after I purchased, I had not heard of these before. I used to be a lash extension girl but turned away from them after a “lashes gone wrong” situation and not having the time to actually get my lashes filled. I have always been pretty decent at using falsies, I turned to them to help me while my lashes were growing/falling out and looking R-O-U-G-H. Now, I’m completed addicted and I wear the same pair of lashes maybe *cough* at least 15 times *cough*. I know that’s hella gross when you think about it, I can’t wait to start cleaning away, I really hope this makes my lashes look and feel cleaner.

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The other product I paid for was the Velour Lashes The Starter Lash Kit. I wanted a Lash application tool for a while now, I use pointed tweezers and my fingers right now, but I’d love to get a real tool. I don’t need glue but this seems like a good idea having a brush for the glue so less mess, I’m hopeful it will stick! The kit also came with a set of lashes and they seem kind of dramatic in the box, but I’ll have to get them on to see.

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Purchase #2

I did a second purchase because I wanted the other goodie bag but I saw the mobile offer “ALLSET” and couldn’t resist a mini Kat Von D Lock-it Setting Powder. This was free with $25 purchase. Ummmm Sephora WTF, this is tiny, not mini, it’s freaking nano or pico. I pulled it out of the box and was like, is this a cruel joke? 0.049oz of product, the full size is 0.67oz, I thought we would get the same size as the Lock-It Baking Mini but nope you get 0.19oz in that one. I’m sad, I should have picked the other makeup goodie bag.

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I picked out 3 samples: Guerlain Mon Guerlain perfume, GlamGlow Matte Moisturizer, and Gucci Guilty for my hubby.

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For the purchase, I bought Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer in Light. I’m in love with the foundation so I’m super stoked to try the concealer.

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Did you get some hits or misses in the points sale this past weekend? Let me know!

Xoxo Geek Refined <3

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