Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sephora VIB Holiday Sales Event: What I Got

The Sephora VIB Holiday Sale (code GIFTVIB) started today and runs through November 10th.  I did some early morning shopping after waking up at 3 am.  Rather than toss and turn trying to go back to sleep, I decided I might as well be the early bird and all....also, Ebates is offering an 8% (today only) rebate at Sephora.
Source:  Sephora.com
However, I must be getting jaded, as little was really appealing to me.  There are lots of great holiday sets available, but I may have met my makeup threshold for the time being.  I ended up going with the Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland set, along with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer set in Grandma to hit the free shipping threshold.
Source:  Sephora.com
I also noticed that several other beauty retailers had their own sales going on at the same time, giving Sephora a bit of competition.  Beauty.com has a Friends & Family 20% sale through Friday, November 7th.  Ulta enticed me with same extra Ulta dollars, and I was able to do some Christmas shopping for my mother and snag a Urban Decay 5 piece GWP set for myself.

Ulta 4-hr only sale yesterday
While my Sephora purchase did extend my VIB status through next year, I've been gravitating more towards Ulta this year due to all of their great sales, GWP offers, and loyalty program. 
Christmas present for mother
What about you?  Did you take advantage of any of the sales for Christmas gifts or treats for yourself?


  1. I have a couple of things I'm picking up, but in general the holiday sets this year didn't blow my mind :/ Especially by the cruelty free brands! Great picks though! Also, the sephora website is so ridiculous right now! It keeps crashing because of there being too many people!


    1. I guess it's a good thing I woke up at 3am then, although I'm feeling it now!