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NARS loves V.I.B.s, and we love NARS <3

February 15, 2012
Yesterday was Valentine's Day, and Sephora teamed up with NARS and had a little special offer for their V.I.B.'s, and giving them a 3 piece NARS mini gift with $35 of purchase.  Since I was running low on my cleanser, I thought it's a good time to get it now.  And here's the NARS V.I.B. gift bag....

V.I.B. stands for Very Important Beauty Insider, which basically translate to "beauty enthusiasts who spend quite a bit of money at Sephora", or in my case, "shopaholic who spends WAY TOO MUCH money at Sephora".  When they first introduced this V.I.B. system, it wasn't that great.  For a year or two, there were only 15% off sale, which regular B.I. will get it too, just maybe a week later.  But since last year, they have really been boosting it up.  Giving out nice gifts like these to attract people to buy more, which is pretty evil lol.

Anyway, back to the topic, there are 3 NARS minis in this goodie bag: Laguna Bronzer, Orgasm Illuminator, and Pro-Prime Smudge proof Eyeshadow Base.  I really wanted this gift bag because I have always wanted to try the NARS Laguna Bronzer, but never caved in and buy one because I have enough bronzers.  But hey, this is free, sort-a, so I took the opportunity.

When they say these are mini, they're tiny!  A regular Laguna Bronzer is probably 5 times larger.  This mini is the same size as their single eyeshadow, which I guess isn't that bad.

I have had samples of Orgasm Illuminator before, which is of the same size.  It's a little smaller than, say, a chapstick.

The best deal here is probably the eyeshadow base because this tube is significantly bigger than the deluxe sample I redeemed before.  It's about the size of a MAC select moisture cover concealer, but a little slimmer.

They also came with a tiny "brochure" telling you what's inside and their ingredients.

I think the content of this gift is pretty good, comparing to the things I have gotten before.  I'm definitely looking forward to try the Laguna Bronzer and rekindle my love with the Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (it's the best eyeshadow primer!!!).  If they keep having these kind of gifts I'm going to go broke.  Even if you don't want to be a V.I.B., if they keep pushing out these gifts and you keep redeeming them, I think eventually you'll just renew your status naturally lol.

I went to Sephora at around 3, and they still have quite a bit left, so maybe they will still be available tomorrow (but don't quote me).  If you're a V.I.B. and wondering if you should make a purchase and get this bag, hopefully this will help you make up your mind.

Did you end up redeeming your gift?  Or did you pass it up?  Let me know =)

x Rica


  1. I got the email yesterday! I might go and redeem this too! =)

  2. It's a pretty decent size of freebies! I quite like them =)

  3. I totally had to resist this offer! I couldn't really think of what I needed to get though too. But now looking at your post and seeing the pics, I really regret not getting it ! lol

  4. Not to make you feel bad but I love these goodies lol... Pro Prime Smudge Proof is amazing as it has always been <3

  5. wow beautiful