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Friday, November 25, 2016


After you're done with your Sephora shopping, come back out my Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Round-Up HERE because there are tons of other hot deals right now and I'm updating that list constantly!

ALL Sephora Black Friday Sets are NOW LIVE HERE. Grab what you want while you can, because some of these sets are going to sell out before the end of the sale (this sale is today only). DON'T FORGET YOUR DELUXE FREEBIE (codes listed below)!

DON'T FORGET to check out the Rewards Bazaar HERE if you have any points you're itching to redeem, and check out the sale page too, for some new additions.

  • The first rec I have for you is one that many of you have heard several times by now. If you don't already have Sephora Flash (or you're not  VIB Rouge which means you get free shipping on all orders) then I HIGHLY recommend that you subscribe here now. For $10 a year, you get unlimited shipping for a full year on all purchases. So this pays for itself after two orders and if you order it now, the rest of your order ships free (it works immediately) PLUS that $10 counts toward a deluxe freebie, so you only have to spend $15 more to get a deluxe freebie (codes below). This subscription also enables you to make smaller purchases, which means that if you spend $25+ you can get a deluxe freebie (codes below) on top of your regular 3 free samples, and you can order later and get more deluxe freebies (and regular samples) as opposed to placing one big $50+ order to avoid shipping, and then only getting one deluxe freebie and 3 free regular samples. This will also come in handy for Cyber Monday, holiday promos, and the after Christmas sales.
  • The Nest Eau de Parfum Travel Spray Trio - $12 ($47 value) is the first time they have ever done a spray trio for Black Friday from Nest (it's usually a rollerball trio) so that's one reason to order. The four sprays in this set are 0.16 oz each, which is more than half the size of a regular Nest rollerball (0.28 oz for $25). Another reason is that in my personal opinion, Indigo, which is one of the fragrances in this set, is one of the most beautiful perfumes in my collection and one I personally wear all the time (you can read the notes here). This is an economical way to try it if you're new to it (fingers crossed that you love it as much as I do)! You also get Citrine, Dhalia, and Vines in this set, which are also lovely (but Indigo is my fave).
  • My second rec is the wildly popular Philosophy Purity Made Simple 12 oz. - $15 ($36 value). If you already know you love this, then you know that this is a great value. Philosophy doesn't normally make a `12 oz. bottle, but the 3 oz. bottle retails for $11 and the 8 oz. bottle retails for $24 on the Philosophy website. If you have yet to try this facial cleanser, then you may want to wait for the Ulta Black Friday sales to go live tonight, because the Purity Made Simple 4 oz. is $8 at Ulta today, so that's less of a commitment. But if you're like me and you already know you love it, you may want to just get the bigger bottle at Sephora while it's available and be done with it.

  • Must spend $25 or more to redeem:
  • YOURGIFT - Choose 1: URBAN DECAY Perversion Mascara deluxe sample, DIOR SAUVAGE deluxe sample, REN Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion deluxe sample, JURLIQUE Activating Water Essence deluxe sample, REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist deluxe sample, FORMULA X Shine – Nail Top Coat deluxe sample, BRIOGEO Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel deluxe sample, DR. JART+ Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 30 deluxe sample, COVER FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 deluxe sample, MDSOLARSCIENCES Mineral Moisture Defense Body Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UVA-UVB Sunscreen deluxe sample, FIRST AID BEAUTY Facial Radiance Pads Sample Set promotion sample, JULIETTE HAS A GUN Not A Perfume deluxe sample, JOSIE MARAN Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Protect + Perfect deluxe sample, ERNO LASZLO Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar deluxe sample, QHEMET BIOLOGICS Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter deluxe sample, KATE SOMERVILLE Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream deluxe sample, CAUDALIE Micellar Cleansing Water deluxe sample (1.69 oz), BAREMINERALS Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara deluxe sample, LANCÔME DRAMA LIQUI-PENCIL™ Longwear Eyeliner deluxe sample in Brûlée, KAT VON D Lock It Concealer Crème deluxe sample in Deep 33 Warm, CLINIQUE Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel deluxe sample
  • OUAI2GO - Ouai mini hair oil
  • SWEETIEPOP - deluxe Clinique Pop Lacquer in Sweetie Pop
  • SUPERSILK - deluxe Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF 15 (multiple shade options)
  • SPARKLING - deluxe Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Velvet Luminescence Moisturizing Cream
  • ARGAN - 7 packets of Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
  • SAUVAGE - deluxe Dior Sauvage eau de toilette
  • PARTYPROOF - Choose one: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara deluxe sample or Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Original deluxe sample
  • LUSHLASHES - Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara deluxe sample
  • FLASHFUSION - COVER FX Custom Cover Drops deluxe sample in N50, or N100
  • INSTANT - IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream Sample Set (10 packets)
  • SOFTCREAM - Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream deluxe sample
  • REFINE - LXMI Crème du Nil Pore-Refining Moisture Veil deluxe sample
  • MINISCENT - choose one: Stella McCartney POP Eau De Parfum deluxe sample, Versace Yellow Diamond Deluxe Sample, or Tokyo Milk Dark Femme Fatale Collection - Tainted Love No. 62 deluxe sample 
  • PERFECT8 - Choose one: bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 deluxe sample with mini brush (multiple shade options), Algenist Elevate Firming & Lifting Contouring Serum deluxe sample, Devacurl Wave Maker™ deluxe sample. Drybar Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler deluxe sample, or Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothing Hydra-Gelée Nourishing Hair Perfector deluxe sample 
  • SCENTSATION - Chloe Fleur de Parfum deluxe sample 
  • ACTIVATE - Choose one: REN Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion deluxe sample or Jurlique Activating Water Essence deluxe sample
  • UNMASKED - Origins GinZing Peel-Off Mask to Refine and Refresh deluxe sample 
  • SKINGOALS - Choose one: Primary Raw Do You Azulene Gel Cream deluxe sample, Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream deluxe sample, Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm and Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid Sample Set, or REN Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion deluxe sample 
  • CURATED: Juliette Has a Gun Not A Perfume deluxe spray vial
  • FABSKIN - First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads Sample Set (10 pads)
  • SCEYELINER - Choose one: Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof deluxe sample in 18 Diving in Malaysia or 26 Suede Shoes 
  • HDFOREVER - Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation deluxe sample (multiple shade options)
  • CURLGEL - BRIOGEO Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel deluxe sample
  • TOPTHIS - FORMULA X Shine Nail Top Coat deluxe sample

  • Must spend $35 or more to redeem:
  • VIBTRYME or TRYME (use if you are a Beauty Insider) - Mystery Sample Bag
  • VIBFETE or PARTYON  (use if you are a Beauty Insider) - Choose 1 of 3 bags with 12 foil samples 
  • (VIB/ROUGE ONLY) VIBSCENT - deluxe Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Centerfold PLUS choose 1 fragrance: Stella McCartney POP Eau De Parfum deluxe sample, Versace Yellow Diamond Deluxe Sample, or Tokyo Milk Dark Femme Fatale Collection - Tainted Love No. 62 deluxe sample 
  • (VIB/ROUGE ONLY) VIBLONG - Bobbi Brown set including deluxe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark, Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet, and Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover
  • (VIB/ROUGE ONLY) VIBDEREK10 -Derek Lam 10 Crosby Deluxe Sample Set (10 spray vials)
  • (VIB/ROUGE ONLY) VIBPHILO - set of six Philosophy perfume spray vials 
  • (VIB/ROUGE ONLY) VIBGLOWY - Josie Maran Deluxe Sample Set including 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil Light deluxe sample, Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid deluxe sample in Awakened RG45, and Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer deluxe sample


  1. Its my first time shopping in black friday and this is a lot of information. Im a little scared...thanks for all of this G.

    1. Welcome to the wonderful world of the Sephora Black Friday! Lol! It's scary even for me, and I've been doing this for years now! ;) Just try to focus on the items you really want, and go with your gut. That's what I always do. And remember: no regrets! If you don't get something now, another awesome sale is always right around the corner. :)

  2. Thank you so much for posting! I was thankfully awake and snagged a lot of goodies. I'm going to try the perfume you recommended as well! Thanks so much for all your work!

    1. You're so welcome! I'm so glad you were awake and able to get everything you wanted. Yay! And I would love to know what you think of that Nest set when you get it! Fingers crossed! :)

  3. Got 2 clarsonic brush heads and the urban decay alice in wonderland was finally reduced on the site as well :)

    VIBBARE: Free bareminerals deluxe sample set $35+
    MUDMASK: Deluxe sample w/ any $25+

    Thanks for all you do G!

    1. Thank you so much, girlie!! I added VIBBARE to the round-up but MUDMASK was out of stock when I tested it. I was too slow! :(

      Thanks again for these tips--and ALL of your tips all year around. You have no idea how much it means to me. xoxo

  4. They have the Becca Blushed with Light palette marked down to $17 too.

    1. Thank you so much for that tip, Tanna! I added to the round-up. xoxo

  5. my wallet is crying but thank you! finally got that alterna trial set I have been wanting

    1. My wallet is actually saying to me, "REALLY, G.? Really??" Lol! ;)

      You're so welcome, and I grabbed the Alterna set too! :D

  6. Pics would be helpful. Too much text :(

    1. If you look at the time stamp on this blog post, you'll see that I wrote it at 2AM in the morning. I'm not trying to be insensitive to your request, but please keep in mind that I am working around the clock, not sleeping, and doing all of this for the benefit of my readers. I'm sorry if it's "too much text" for you to read through right now, but I'm not in a position where I can take the time to insert photos of the freebies (that would literally take me hours) right now. I'm trying my best to bring this information to everyone as quickly as I possibly can. Because, due to the nature of Black Friday deals, they often sell out quickly.

      If you'd prefer to see photos right now, you can plug in each code on the Sephora site and there will be images available when you're in your cart.

    2. Dear G.

      LOL this is my first time commenting anythining. I just want to say I love reading your blog!!! There´s no such thing as "too much text" for me.

      You are the best, for real. Thanks to your effort I have saved hundreds.

      Love from Mexico.


    3. Thank you so much for that, PenyPink! I'm so happy to hear that I can help you to save money this time of year--that's 1000% my goal in every blog post I write. :)

      And thank you for taking the time to comment here for the first time! I hope you'l continue to comment and chat with us in the future! xoxo

  7. is there a way to order more than two of the black friday deals? I'd really like 4 of the clarisonic brush head/cleanser duos to last all year but it will only let me add 2 to my cart. Does anyone know if I made one purchase on my account then logged out and bought two more under a guest cart would they recognize my shipping address and cancel the order. Anyone tried?

    1. I'm not sure, but I faced the same problem with the Nest trio and the Purity cleanser since I wanted 4 Nests. I bought Flash today with 2 Nests, and spread the rest of my Nest order across two other orders since I figured if I had to use more than one order to get 4 Nests, paying $10 for Flash was better than paying 5.95 twice, plus I can hopefully re-use this Flash next Black Friday next year since it expires on Nov 25 2017.

    2. You know, after all this time, I have never tried to order more than two of a Black Friday set! I have ordered one set, and then a few hours later decided I wanted one more, but I have never tried to order 2 and then go back and order 2 more of the same set in another order.

      I just tested it right now. I ordered 1 of the Nest sets last night, so I went into my account and added 2 more to my cart and it accepted it. I'm not sure if the order will go through through, because I didn't actually make the purchase. But I WAS able to add 2 sets to my cart today, even though I ordered one yesterday.

    3. It goes through! All of my 4 Nests across the three orders shipped a few hours ago.

  8. Will these items still available on cyber Monday?


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