Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Sephora Skincare Freebies and 2016 Birthday Gift Info

Thanks so much to reader Lynnzy for this tip!

I can't count how many times I've received a free skincare sample packet and thought, "There's no way that this tiny packet is going to help me determine whether this product may work for me." If you feel the same way about skincare samples, then you might be interested in Sephora's new skincare challenge.

Right now on the Sephora website (not available in-store), you can enter code TESTIT to receive either 9 or 10 sample packets from Algenist, Ole Henriksen, or Dr. Brandt free with your $25+ order. Click HERE for a closer look at each set.

Also, in case you haven't seen this yet:


The Sephora 2016 Birthday Gift (free for all Beauty Insiders) is the Fresh set above or the Marc Jacobs set above (your choice). These are deluxe samples.

And by the way, if you're VIB Rouge, I'm guessing that you already know that you get a gift when you requalify each year. Well this year's Rouge requalifying gift is quite nice--you can check it out on my pal Sophia's (@lipstickjunkieforever) Instagram page HERE. Be sure to read her caption for size info, since this isn't a regular mini--it's quite generous. There are rumors that first-time Rouge status members may receive this gift as well this year, but I can't verify that (if you work at Sephora or recently qualified for Rouge for the first time and received this gift, I would love if you could confirm!).

Thanks again to reader Lynnzy for the great tip about these skincare samples (Lynnzy--thank you so much for leaving your comment on the You Tell Me page today--I didn't see your Instagram message so I really appreciate you taking the time to comment here as well!).
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16 comments

  1. I'm a little disappointed that Rouge's don't get an extra bonus birthday gift this year. I know last year they got an eyeliner in addition to the two lipsticks!

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    1. Same. I made VIB Rouge in December and one of the things I was expecting was that my birthday gift would come with a bonus of some kind.

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    2. Same here. I made Rouge in December and I don't really see any benefits. Sephora def needs to offer more than shipping, which I can easily get for $10 for the entire year. I don't see the real benefit to spending all that extra money at Sephora every year.

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  2. I don't know what it is about " free samples" that calls my name, but they are like my kryptonite. I went thru all my samples this weekend and organized them and whoa nelly, its outta control. I made a resolution to start using them up before I get anymore, but this one tempts me.

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    1. I could probably wash and moisturize my face for the rest of my life with the samples I have! Haha!

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    2. I LOL'd when I read your comment. Same for me.

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  3. Whenever I saw this I knew two things:
    Did nouveaucheap post something yet about it if I'm missing something? And I need to make an order on Sephora ASAP! I love your blog and Instagram and I am so happy to have helped. ❤️

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  4. I just moved up to rouge last week and didn't get anything other than a "congratulations" email. :/

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  5. I did get that Nars blush. I had issues with my qualifying order online, so I got my kit in store and I was surprised to receive the blush instead of the lipstick. This was my first time making Rouge.

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    1. Did it just come with your order? I'm waiting for my qualifying order and now I'm hoping the blush will be in there. :)

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  6. I just qualified, first time. Just got the Marc Jacobs teeny lipstick, not the blush.

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  7. I just qualified and asked for the blush and they gave it to me. So it probably depends on the Sephora and what kind of a day their having.

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  8. I recently started putting all of my samples into a binder using clear baseball card sheets & it makes actually USING the samples so much easier.
    I sorted them by skin care, hair care & makeup.

    I'm probably not the first person to do this but it made me feel like a genius lol

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  9. I did get that Nars blush. I had issues with my qualifying order online, so I got my kit in store and I was surprised to receive the blush instead of the lipstick. This was my first time making Rouge.

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  10. Sephora wont let me redeem my birthday gift anymore :( My birthday is in Jan but last year I redeemed it in March no problem. Now the little set wont show on my checkout :( Something has changed!

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