A few days ago I received an email from Sephora for their VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) event. In order to become a beauty inside I believe you need to spend at least $350 USD in a single calendar year and then you have to continue to re-qualify every year. This past November was the first time qualifying for their VIB. I was invited to an event around the holidays late 2011 and was thoroughly disappointed that I came home empty handed. It was also far too crowded for me.
This go around I went straight after work around 3:30 pm. A crowd was starting to build but nothing like before. When I got home from this event I realized. I buy a lot of beauty and skincare products. Maybe I should start documenting them, even if it's just for my own enjoyment. So I got home and took a few photos of my purchase plus swag. I only bought one item this go around because the location I went to is closest to my work and they are really small (don't carry everything I'd love to try).
Retail $14, VIB Discount $11.90 (before tax)
Sephora Collection, Purifying Brush Shampoo 6.75 oz
The Gift w/any purchase VIB Swag:-
Compact Sephora Mirror
(All products in goody bag are either sample or deluxe sample sizes)
Boscia B.B. Cream
Makeup Forever Smokey Eyelash Mascara
Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara
Bumble and bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner
Escada Especially Solid Perfume
I've tried the following brush cleaners for daily use: MAC Brush Cleaner, Clinque makeup brush cleaner and Cinema Secrets. And for a deep clean I tried making my own home made blend from watching EnKore's youtube DIY video. I'll have to write a post on them some day comparing them all later.
As for the free stuff, it's funny that I asked for a sample of the Boscia BB Cream before I knew they gave a sample in the bag. The umbrella looks sturdier than one would think a free gift would be so I was pleasantly surprised. The reusable bag design is definitely from the Christmas holidays! The white bag, plant, holly, ornament and verbage "I'm dreaming of a..." are a dead give away that these were left overs from their Christmas season. My last 500 point perk also seemed to be a left over that I had seen in their "sale" section.