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Thursday, November 24, 2016

(UPDATED) Some of the Sephora Black Friday Sets are Live (Codes and Recs)

UPDATE: Sephora is releasing some of the Black Friday deals early today, but they're doing it in batches throughout the day as a PREVIEW SALE. So if what you want is "sold out" right now, that just means that it WAS available as a preview today, but now it's sold out JUST FOR TODAY but will be back in stock on Friday. I hope that makes sense!

CLICK HERE to view all of the sets that are live NOW. But remember that ALL of these sets will be in stock tomorrow (11/25, which means possibly at Midnight Pacific tonight. I will of course post here when they're ALL live).

  • 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.
  • This isn't really a rec but I wanted to point out that for your deluxe samples (full list of codes below). YOURGIFT gets you your choice of several different options (you get to choose ONE) and one of the options is CAUDALIE Micellar Cleansing Water deluxe sample (1.69 oz). That's a nice sized sample for free, if you've been wanting to try that product. Also, if you're VIB or Rouge, code VIBSCENT gets you both a deluxe Buxom lip color AND your choice of one deluxe fragrance (more info below).
  • From the group of sets that are live now, I have two personal recs for you (these are the things that I'm personally buying right now). The Nest Eau de Parfum Travel Spray Trio - $12 ($47 value) which is sold out today but back in stock on Friday, 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) which is sold out today but back in stock on Friday. 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. will be $8 at Ulta, 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

Apologies if any of these codes are inactive by the time you read this--I tried to test them all but I also wanted to get this up as quickly as possible!


  1. Tne nest set and purity cleanser is sold out. Looks like I won't be buying anything from sephora today unless they restock. I remember last year they brought back a lot of the black friday deals so I hope they do that again...

    1. If you scroll down the main page at I linked to in this post at Sephora, you'll see that that they will BOTH be back in stock on Friday. So not sold out--this was just a "preview sale"! :D

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    1. Argh, it was working when I published this post. Thanks for letting me know!

    2. UPDATE: I just tested it and it's working fine for me. Are you sure you have at least $35 in your cart and are signed into your VIB or Rouge account?

  3. The nest trio is out of stock already :(

    1. If you scroll down the main page on Sephora, you'll see that that it will be back in stock on Friday. So not sold out--this was just a "preview sale"! :D

  4. I got the Nest today and I think I may have to get it again tomorrow. I'm addicted to the smell. I also got Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle to try out. It seemed like an on price at $15. Thank you for your hard work!

  5. I got the Nest set as soon as it went live. These are by far my favorite perfumes.

  6. I am hoping tomorrow to get the tarteIntro To taste Deluxe Discovery Set. I put it in my cart to add a few more things and it sold out before I could get it. I am so sad. I hope I can get it tomorrow before it is all gone.

  7. Does anyone know how many of each Black Friday set the physical stores receive? I'll be near one tomorrow anyway and I hate to pay shipping just for the Nest trio. Thanks!

  8. Candy, check the sephora site at 11:50 pm eastern. I did that last year and was able to get everything I wanted.

  9. All I got was the Sephora Delicate Eye Shadow. I couldn't get anything else because I shot my was at The Body Shop picking up some stuff for a co-worker who is retiring next week.


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