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Friday, April 8, 2016

The Sephora Spring 2016 VIB Sale Has Begun (Tips, New Deals, and More)

The Spring VIB event started today for VIB members (it started 4/7 for Rouge) and it will start on 4/9 for BIs. Here are the codes and dates once again:

  • VIB Rouge: use code ROUGENOTE for 15% off all purchases in-store and online made between April 7th and April 13th.
  • VIB: use code VIBNOTE for 15% off all purchases in-store and online made between April 8th and April 13th.
  • Beauty Insider: use code BINOTE for 10% off all purchases in-store and online made between April 9th and April 12th.

Since so many people have asked, let me repeat that you can use your code as many times as you'd like within your given dates. Also, this code works both in-store and online, as well as at Sephora inside JCPenney locations. 

To go with event, Sephora has added the UD x Gwen Stefani collection (all but the eyeshadow palette) to their sale page HERE and if you didn't know, your discount code works with items on the Sale Page, as well as with non-discounted items. You can check out the full Sale Page HERE. (Thanks SO much to all of you who took the time to let me know that the UD x Gwen stuff was on the sale page!)

I also want to mention that the Sephora Minnie Mouse collection HERE went live a few days ago, and Sephora has just added some of the new Sephora Collection makeup products for 2016 to their site (many more on the way)--check out the new Sephora Rouge Balms SPF 20 HERE (I'm dying to try those!) and the new Sephora Contour Inner Rim Gel Liners (eyeliners for waterline) HERE. Also don't forget about all of the $10 Black Friday 2015 sets that are still available, and the Sephora Favorites sets and value sets that I've been blogging about for the past few weeks. You can check all of those out HERE.

Sephora will more than likely add other new items to their Sale Page during this event. This is precisely why I keep urging you to sign up for Sephora Flash (if you don't already get free shipping due to your VIB status). For $10 a year, this gives you free 2-day shipping on all orders, no minimum required, for one full year. The subscription starts when you sign up, meaning that anything else you order when you sign up will ship free, no minimum required. This subscription literally pays for itself after two orders, so if you plan on ordering more than twice per year at Sephora, SIGN UP and save yourself some money!


  1. Hey!

    You already know I am a huge fan of your website (and of course you - the creator)
    I am so grateful for all your work (your website saved me so much money (or maybe the opposite) and introduced me to so many new brands) so thank you, thank you!
    During the Ulta 21 days (which I had no idea exists before your blog post) when i was shopping at ulta few older ladies came up to me and started talking about the sale - how great it is - I told them I had no idea it exists until I discovered your site. So I uploaded your site on all their phones and they were completely in love so I'm spreading the word of your awesomeness :)
    I have two questions:
    I just moved to Usa so I don't know anything about the Huge Nordstrom Sale, the one in July. Is it also makeup and beauty products? Do you know if tools like PMD or NuFace are on any sale? Will you ever include on your site sales connected with beauty tools like the ones above?
    Second question I'm a huge fan of Charlotte Tilbury but every time I buy her products I think about all the plane tickets to different places I could buy and I feel so bad :P
    Is it EVER on sale? Is there ever time there are any sales??

    I hope you'll find some time to respond, if not I know you're super busy but either way thank you so much!

    1. Thank you so much for all of the kind words, and for spreading the word about my blog! I'm so honored that you would enjoy what I do here enough to pass it along to others. THANK YOU!!! :D

      As for your questions:

      !) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale definitely includes beauty deals, and there are usually special Nordstrom Exclusive LORAC palettes that LORAC makes exclusively for the sale--usually about $15. You can check out my post from last year here:

      I will do the same type of post for this year, once Nordstrom previews the deals for this year's sale.

      There were definitely haircare deals last year, and I think some deals on tools. I have no idea what types of deals will be available this time around though. But if you like NuMe tools, there are lots of great deals to be found at discount stores like Ross, Marshalls, and TJMaxx on NuMe curling wands, etc.

      As for Charlotte Tilbury, the only REALLY good deal that I can remember was when some items were spotted at Nordstrom Rack back in March of 2015:

      Hopefully that means that, eventually, the brand will be on HauteLook (owned by Nordstrom), but I haven't seen that happen yet.

      I hope that helps! :)

    2. I believe Alicja is asking about the facial trainer NuFace,
      I don't know if Nordstrom will have it as part if their summer sale, but it is available at Sephora at the above link.
      I would be more likely to buy it at Sephora because if the lenient return policy. I've been considering buying the NuFace but some reviews say it triggered migraines. Personally, it's so expensive I would want to be able to return it if that happened, and Sephora probably would if you returned it within a reasonable time frame. If you love it, come back and tell us!

    3. Aaaah, thank you so much!!! Totally read that wrong!

    4. Very helpful, thank you so much!! And ohh how how happy I would be to find Charlotte at Nordstrom Rack!!! :)

    5. Hi Alicja! I would also encourage you to check out and for the devices you mentioned. have coupon codes year-round (just do a simple google search or go to retailmenot), and both websites run 20%-30% off sales a few times a year.

      As far as Charlotte Tilbury goes - I'd check out when they have the $20 gift certificate for every $100 you spend promotion in December. It's not really a sale, but at least you are getting a chunk of your change back to spend on more Charlotte Tilbury :)

    6. Alicja, you can get a refurbished NuFace at HauteLook, Nordstrom's sister site.
      As RebelSong said Dermstore is a good option too, and they're running a sale right now.

  2. I purchased a bunch of stuff yesterday, but then you had to go and let me know the Gwen lippies were on sale... my wallet hates you, G!

    1. Lol!! I'm sad to say, I don't have a very loving relationship with several wallets around here...including my own! ;)

  3. I have the UDxGwen lipstick in my cart and the VIB code doesn't work on it.

    1. Just worked for me! I tested it with 1 lipstick and it took $1.80 off my total, with a little note at the bottom saying that it was my VIB discount. Are you BI? That's the only reason why I'm thinking it didn't work, since the BI code isn't valid until 4/9.

    2. It worked for me too! Got 2 lipsticks & the new Sephora Contour Inner Rim Gel Liners you mentioned above! ^_^ Can't wait to get 'em!! Thanks again, G...

  4. No I'm definitely VIB, almost at rouge. Maybe I'll try on another computer

  5. It worked for literally everything else in my cart


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