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Sephora Friends & Family Sale & upcoming VIB Sale | Haul + Shopping Ideas

October 28, 2014
Sephora Friends and Family Sale Haul & VIB Sale Shopping Ideas

The annual Sephora Friends & Family Sale is here.  I was lucky to get a code from an awesome IGer.  Even if you missed out on the F&F sale, if history repeats itself, a VIB sale is going to happen soon (most likely early November).  The discount for the F&F sale was 20% (VIB sale was 20% off last year as well), so it's really the best time to stock up on some of your favourites, and also some holiday gift sets!

If you're wondering what to get, here's my haul + a few of my favourites I highly recommend!

Sephora Friends and Family Sale Haul & VIB Sale Shopping Ideas

On the make up front, I really stocked up on lip products:

NARS Audacious Lipsticks in Anita, Angela, Charlotte, and Fanny
NARS Audacious Lipsticks in Anita, Angela, Charlotte, and Fanny
NARS Audacious Lipsticks in Anita, Angela, Charlotte, and Fanny
These NARS Audacious Lipsticks (CA $37 / US $32) have been on my list ever since I knew it's coming out.  Based on all the rave reviews I have read, I pick one in rosy nude (Anita), pink orchid (Angela), burgundy (Charlotte), and deep berry.

Too Faced Melted Kisses (CA $30 / US $25)
Too Faced Melted Kisses: Melted Nude, Melted Peony, Melted Fuchsia, Melted Berry

I've been eyeing on the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick (CA $25 / US $21) for a while now.  I was so close to buying one.  In fact, I bought one but the order mysteriously got cancelled by Sephora lol.  I'm glad that it got cancelled 'cause now I got to try more colours with this Too Faced Melted Kisses (CA $30 / US $25)(about 25% cheaper than a full size, yay).

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash (CA $47 / US $39)
Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash (CA $47 / US $39)
Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash (CA $47 / US $39)

Again, another great lipstick set, this time it's the Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash (CA $47 / US $39).  I was very impressed with the shade Mrs. Mia Wallace (CA $26 / US $22) that I decided to try more shades from this range.  Plus, this kit has an even better value (think of it as 25% off lipsticks + a free Ozone Lip Liner).

Oh, I got a non-lipstick item too...

Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Quartet (CA $46 / US $38)
Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour: Cocoa, Moonlight, Amethyst, Rose Gold

The full size Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour (CA $34 / US $28) is one of my favourite cream eyeshadow.  I use the shade Rose Gold all the time, either as a base or stand alone.  I also love the shade Amethyst.  Conveniently, both of these shades are included in this quartet, along with Moonlight and Cocoa, which are two shades that I want to get my hands one too.  Awesome!  (It's also costs about 40% less than full size, if we view by weight).

Fresh The Mask Bar (CA $103 / US $88)
GLAMGLOW Gift Sexy (CA $76 / US $69)

I also went a bit cray on the skincare front.  In particular, I got both the Fresh The Mask Bar (CA $103 / US $88) and GLAMGLOW Gift Sexy (CA $76 / US $69).  I swear I did not plan that.  But it turns out that way.  I already love the Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask and the GLAMGLOW SuperMud & YouthMud.  So if I were to try any mask from these brands, now it's the time.  Oh and I also treated myself to a Caudalie Beauty Elixir Ornament (CA $19 / US $18), because spraying it on your face is one of the best beauty feelings in the world lol.

Formula X Alchemy (CA $16 / US $12.50)

I also got my eyes on the Formula X Alchemy Nail Polish (CA $16 / US $12.50).  I have tried more than a few Formula X nail polishes and I have been impressed, especially the glitter shades.  This limited edition glitter shades will be perfect for the Holidays.

Sephora Solid Brush Cleanser & Sephora by Parian Spirit Citrus Brush Cleaner

Lastly, I haven't mentioned it yet, but I'm going on a trip next month.  Because it's a month long trip, I don't have the luxury or convenience to access my ridiculous brush collection (I have narrowed down to a "few" for this trip.  So I got the Sephora Solid Brush Cleanser (CA $17 / US $14) and the Sephora by Parian Spirit Citrus Brush Cleaner (CA $14 / US $11) to use during the trip.

A few more picks from me:

Sephora Sale Shopping Ideas
1st row, L to R: Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes (CA $43 / US $36),
Best Bite Remix (CA $29 / US $25)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette (CA $67 / US $59)
2nd row, L to R: Benefit 3 Scoop O' Sexy (CA $50 / US $42)
Lancôme Lip Lover Set (CA $29 / US $23)
Marc Jacobs Style Eye-con No. 7 in The Dreamer (CA $71 / US $59)
3rd row L to R: Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette (CA $96 / US $80)
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 (CA $32 / US $28)
Too Faced Everything Nice Set (CA $68 / US 56)
So that was quite a long haul + a long list of recs... I might be acquiring more gift sets if something pops up.  What's on your list?

Until next time,


x Rica


36 comments

  1. wow!! amazing haul!!! I want all!! <33333333

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  2. Looks like Xmas definitely came early for you! SO jealous of your haul! I have quite a few of those things on my Xmas list and have added some more to it due to your post :P

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  3. Very impressive haul) I'm still waiting for melted lipsticks

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  4. the lipsticks are fantastic!!!

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  5. Great haul Rica! Don't even get me started on my wishlist - I am going so broke after this holiday season!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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  6. Awesome haul! The Benefit Box O Blushes and Scoop O Sexy are on my list.

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  7. What an AMAZING haul!! I did not get anything at all and do not plan to (makeup-buying-ban) so I am living vicariously through you.

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  8. These are some perfect picks! I'm so excited for the sale and have made a wishlist myself. I'm also excited for the Too Faced lip set, the NARS Audacious lippies, and the Hourglass blush palette :)

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  9. Oh my God! That is great haul! On my top list is Hourglass blush palette. I need it and i want it! >.<

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  10. nars lipsticks are the best

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  11. ahh i want all of it...such amazing haul!

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  12. Can we say dream haul? Ahhh, I love everything!!! Well, with the exception of the GlamGlow set, but that's only because my skin and GlamGlow don't get along. That's skincare for you. Those Nars lipsticks look like little slices of Heaven! I love the colors you chose!

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  13. OMG, that amazing haul!!! I love.. love... all :)

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  14. totally did... photohgraphing like a mad women! sorry for being an enabler lol

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  15. I'm very happy with my choice

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  16. My wish list is my Sephora cart LOL

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  17. Those are great buys if you wanted to try Benefit blushes and tint!

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  18. haha thanks! I really should be on that ban

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  19. nice! great minds think alike :D

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  20. haha thanks Kate! I want more NARS Audacious Lipsticks already. I love GLAMGLOW, it's my HG mask! It's a shame it doesn't work on you.

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  21. These are all gorgeous!!! Are makeup sets gorgeous? To me they so are! Would love to have all of them.

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  22. omigosh i just died - I've been wanting to try those Nars lipsticks forever but they're so pricy here in Canada I can't convince myself to splurge haha! You must give an update on how those go :) those laura mercier eyeshadow sticks look gorgeous as well - how are eyeshadow sticks different from normal eyeshadows? I think those are going on my christmas wish list as well ... I'm going to be broke haha

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  23. I wish that "my" Sephora stocks all these!

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  24. Irina Dubinskaya-GnatiukNovember 2, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Wow! Great haul! Love everything!)

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  25. These are all great picks! My eyes have definitely been drawn to the Bite Beauty foursome set they have out for the holidays :-D

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  26. I've been eyeing the Nars Audacious lipstick in Fanny - let us know how it goes!

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  27. ya, I've been eyeing on the NARS Audacious Lipsticks and ya, they're expensive. So I waited for the 20% off! The VIB Rouge sale is here soon though... hehe


    The Laura Mercier Eyeshadow sticks are so creamy and easy to use. Sometimes I use it as a base, sometimes I use it on its own. They stay and stay for the entire day. The different between these and normal eyeshadows is that it goes on more smoothly and they're quite forgiving :)

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  28. I could love in Sephora, if they allowed it :) lol. I really need to pick up the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2!

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  29. I would be a happy woman if we had Sephora in my country, I only products from there because a friend instruct her when she traveled to New york! and love all

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  30. I've got the bite remix:)

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  31. I love the colors of the lip products you chose ~ great picks!

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  32. great gifts for the holidays

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