Tuesday, September 27, 2016

NEW Value Sets at Sephora and Ulta (and New Freebies to Go with Them!)

New value sets? Say no more. Let's do this!


Thanks to longtime contributor Marcy for the tip that there's a new Sephora Favorites choose-your-own-products haircare value set on the Sephora site HERE for $25 (up to $80 value).

You get to choose FIVE of the following:

- 3 oz/ 88 mL Madam CJ Walker Defining Butter Crème 
- 3 oz/ 88 mL DevaCurl SuperCream 
- 2.4 oz/ 70 mL Verb Sea Spray 
- 2 oz/ 59 mL Bumble & bumble. Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer 
- 1.8 oz/ 53 mL Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo 
- 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Ouai Wave Spray 
- 1.67 oz/ 49 mL Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 
- 1.35 oz/ 39 mL Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt 
- 1.3 oz/ 38 mL Drybar Detox Dry Conditioner 
- 1 oz/ 29 mL Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Mask 
- 1 oz/ 29 mL Alterna Caviar CC Cream 
- 1 oz/ 29 mL Earth's Nectar Mint Leaves Scalp Oil 
- 1 oz/ 29 mL Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk 
- 1 oz/ 29 mL Bumble & bumble. Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry 
- 0.85 oz/ 25 mL Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil

The Sephora Favorites Style, Treat & Repeat! Custom Hair Essentials On the Go Set is like the previous Sephora Favorites K-beauty skincare set and it looks like they're using the same bag, which is AWESOME because I love that bag! I bought the choose-your-own K-beauty skincare set when it was still available, so I can give you a closer look at the bag:

I'm "saving" this bag for when I go on vacation, so I haven't removed the protective sleeve from the tag yet (I'm weird like that). But I can tell you that it's a generously-sized bag:

As you can see, this holds my full-size Palmer's Cleansing Oil (review here) and my full-size PF Butter Bronzer (review here) with plenty of room to spare. I love bags with clear sides because I hate digging around trying to find things, plus who can resist rose gold anything?

Also, thanks to reader Sasha K. for the tip that there are new Bite Beauty value sets (links below)!

I also want to let you know that the Tarte Energy Noir Palete is back in stock again here ($26; reg $38), and the UD Gwen Stefani Palette is back in stock again here ($25; reg $49). Also, just a reminder that there are lots of other new Sephora Favorites sets HERE, and tons of new Holiday 2016 sets HERE.

ACTIVE DELUXE FREEBIE CODES (free with orders $25+):

UVPROTECT - deluxe Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 30
GEL2OIL - deluxe Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Gel-to-Oil Overnight Repair Treatment
BYEBYE - deluxe IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Illumination Concealer in Medium
FABSKIN - First Aid Beauty deluxe Facial Radiance Pads set (10 pads)
CURATED - Juliette Has a Gun deluxe sample in Not A Perfume
SCEYELINER - choose ONE: Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof deluxe sample in 18 Diving in Malaysia or Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof deluxe sample in 26 Suede Shoes
SCLIPS - choose ONE: Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick deluxe sample in R49 Belly-dancing, Sephora Collection Rouge Matte Audacious deluxe sample in M11 Rebel Chic, or Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain deluxe sample in 01 Always Red
SODREAMY - Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin deluxe sample
MELTOFF - Too Faced Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil deluxe sample
TOPTHIS  Formula X Shine – Nail Top Coat deluxe sample
HDFOREVER - Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation deluxe sample (five shade choices)
CLEARDAYS - choose ONE: Kate Somerville EradiKate To-Go Acne Treatment deluxe sample or REN Evercalm Serum deluxe sample
YOURGIFT - Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 deluxe sample
HAIRSTYLE - Devacurl No-Poo Decadence & One Condition Decadence + SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler Sample Set
EYELOVEIT - Tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches (1 x 2 single-use patches)


VIBSMOOTH (only need to spend $25+) - Dr. Brandt Skincare Deluxe Sample Set, including microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator deluxe sample, Needles No More deluxe sample, and Needles No More® 3-D Filler Mask deluxe sample
VIBVINO (must spend $35+) - Caudalie deluxe sample trio
VIBLONG (must spend $35+) - Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Basics deluxe sample set including Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark and Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet and Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover
ROUGEPERK - (must spend $35+) - Buxom Hot Pink Lips Set including Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Mistress, Full-on Lip Polish in Nicole, Full-Bodied Lipgloss in Sweet Thing

*IF YOU USE CODE CURATED to get the Juliette Has a Gun sample, this is just a quick note to let you know that it is quite generous. I received this freebie recently so I took a quick pic. This sample even comes with a fancy box, and a lid on the spray nozzle. I put a standard size "deluxe sample" spray vial in this pic, just for size reference to give you a better idea of how big this sample is!

And just a reminder (because you know I always have to say this in my Sephora posts), if you don't already have free shipping due to VIB Rouge status, you should really consider signing up for Sephora Flash if you don't already have it. For $10 a year, you get free unlimited 2-day shipping on all orders. It pays for itself after just two orders. Plus, your subscription starts the moment you add it to your cart, meaning that anything else you buy will ship free.


A few new value sets at Ulta to put on your radar. Don't forget that you get free shipping on orders $35+ and TWO free deluxe samples with ANY online purchase (while supplies last). The links to grab your samples are below.

Thanks again, Marcy and Sasha K., for the hot tips!


  1. Quick note: For the Sephora promo codes you put "only need to spend $25+"
    I just tried it with a $28 transaction and it said I must "purchase $35 worth of merchandise to qualify." Checked my old emails and the emails also said I needed to spend $35. :(

    1. Omg I'm so sorry!! I SWEAR when I tested it the other day it worked on my $25 order. Am I getting it confused with something else? Have I officially lost my mind? Lol!! Thanks again for letting me know!

    2. It worked for me on a $25 order. You do have to be VIB or Rouge though.

    3. Oh thank you!!!! So glad it worked for you! Maybe I'm not losing my mind just yet? Lol! ;)

    4. The best part with these $25 sets is if you use ebates they give you money back on the subtotal and since Sephora adds these up and then discounts it in the checkout screen you're getting cash back on like a $100 cart. I got like $6 back on a $50 order even more savings!!

  2. Hmmm. I can't get the Buxom ROUGEPERK code to work for me. I am a VIB Rouge. But when I try, it gives me an error that says I "must be logged in and purchase merchandise to qualify". I'm definitely logged in, And I have $80 worth of products in my cart.

    1. I'm so sorry. I completely forgot that there's a separate code for Rouge! Please try BUXOMROUGE. That should do the trick! :)

  3. Hi G I'm rouge and trying to use the rougeperk code keeps giving me an error message that I must be logged in and make a purchase, which I am logged in and making a purchase....

    1. Please see my comment directly above this one. Thanks so much!! :)

  4. They're already out of the PHD 3-in-1 :(

    1. Dang, that was fast! Thanks so much for letting us know!

  5. I purchased with $25 and was able to use the freebie code. Weird that it changed :/

    1. Oh I'm so glad it worked for you!!!

  6. I couldn't find the Gwen Stephani palette. I guess it's already sold out "again".

  7. I am ALL about this hair kit! Thank you so much for posting about it! :)

  8. If you purchase the Sephora hair set, you can use a $35 code, even though your purchase is $25. It's a glitch in the Sephora system that allows it based on the "promo price value" of the set ($100).
    ALSO, and even better, I think my Ebates percentage was calculated based off of the $100 "value" too! I just got a notice that I got $5 back from a $25 purchase!
    Not sure how long this "glitch" will last, but I'm loving it. Don't tell Sephora anyone :)

  9. Hi g not sure if you know but wet n wild mega glo highlighters are back in stock and morphe has palettes releasing tomorrow for $10

  10. Actually the morphe palettes are available now��

  11. FYI wet a d wild highliters are back in stock 😊

  12. I want someone to come out with a Sunday Riley set SO BADLY.

    1. I am with you, sista! I would love to see a set with the new Martian Toner and UFO face oil!

  13. As of 09/29 @ 1:05 AM on east coast, Sephora Favorites - Give Me Some Lip $28 (Item 1836345) is OUT OF STOCK :-(

  14. Heads up for anyone subscribed to the Sephora Play! boxes - the 50 points cards last for 2 months (I had just assumed they lasted one month since it's a monthly box...)! However, you can only get a max 50 points from the cards per purchase. I didn't realize this until just now, so hold on to them!

    My local JCP sephora had some different insider rewards than online - they had an Amuse Bouche lip color or a Stila matte lip color for 100 pts!

    -SODREAMY no longer available
    + CURLGEL - for Free Briogeo Anti-Frizz Mini - deluxe sample of curl charisma rice amino + quinoa frizz control gel for light to medium hold


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