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Friday, April 28, 2017

Sephora News, Updates and Codes

I have a lot of info to cover in this post so let's jump right in!


First up, I want to mention that Sephora started their annual 3x points fragrance event this week. Now through 5/14, earn 3x points on all fragrance purchases online and in-store. This points offer also includes certain body care products (like this new Philosophy body wash set). To go with this event, there's always a nice fragrance-themed freebie. This time around, you can spend $35+ online and enter code SCENTSTYLE to receive seven fragrance samples + one lip mini. There are two different sets to choose from, which you can view HERE. Don't wait on this freebie if you want it, because it will sell out. More active codes at the end of this post.

PS: if you were thinking of buying some Nest fragrances, longtime reader Liz Lorant just let us know that there's a really nice deal on this 6pc set at QVC (ends tonight, 4/28, at which point the price will increase by $10). You get six 0.27 oz. sprays (including my all-time favorite Nest fragrance, Indigo) for $44 + $3 shipping. As Liz pointed out, Nest rollerballs are 0.28 oz. each and retail for $25 at Sephora. So that is an excellent deal at $44 for six (and you can break it up into 2 Easy Pays of $22).



If you were wondering what the heck that flamingo was at the top of my post, it's a lip balm! The Taste Beauty Felicia the Flamingo Lip Balm ($10) launched today, 4/28, at Sephora. The reason this was on my radar was because I read a write-up on WWD and it caught my attention. According to this article, this product from Taste Beauty will be in both US and Canada locations starting today. The lip balm, which is shaped like an inflatable pool flamingo, comes with a "mini beach bag" (pictured above) and there will also be a Snapchat geofilter available at certain Sephora locations. Cute, right?



This may not be news to those of you in Canada who already have access to Leneige at Sephora but, if you're in the US, you may like to know that Leneige is coming to Sephora this June. And there will be some NEW products to go along with the launch.


Laneige, which made headway in the U.S. when Target added it in 2014, will hit in June followed by in-store presentations in 150 Sephora U.S. doors in September. This marks the first time Laneige is available at Sephora. The collection of existing and new products range in price from $4 to $39. “Partnering with Sephora in the U.S. will bring even greater access to the best K-beauty advances Laneige offers. We have had a very successful experience with Sephora in Canada and look forward to bringing that same level of passion, energy and exposure to our brand in the U.S.,” said Bradley Horowitz, AmorePacific North America President and chief executive officer. Sephora will offer Laneige’s best movers including creams, masks, BB Cushions and new two-tone lipsticks. There’s tremendous potential, the company said, for its Water Sleeping Mask in America. One of the masks is sold every 12 seconds worldwide, the company said.

I've been hearing rumors for months now that Laneige was going to exit Target, but I don't like to mention things on my blog that I can't confirm for you. That said, I just checked the Target site and there are zero Laneige products now online at Target (there used to be dozens of Laneige products on the Target website). The last time I was at my local Target store, I didn't even think to check for Laneige--have you noticed the disappearance of Laneige at your local Target? If so, when did that happen for you?



Below are a few items I spotted on the Sephora site that I didn't see the last time I checked:

  • SCENTSTYLE (must spend $35+) - choose 1 of these fragrance & lip sets
  • PENCILMEIN - BITE BEAUTY Lip Pencil deluxe sample in 22 - 0.05 oz (thanks to reader @pretty_matte for the tip about this one!)
  • SOLUTION - choose 1: SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer deluxe sample - 0.3 oz, DR. BRANDT SKINCARE 2% Retinol Complex Serum deluxe sample - 0.25 oz, ORIGINS A Perfect World™ Eye & Moisturizer SPF Sample Duo - 0.17 oz & 0.5 oz or KATE SOMERVILLE ExfoliKate® Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash deluxe sample - 1 oz
  • WATER - TATCHA The Water Cream deluxe sample - 0.16 oz
  • COLLAGEN - DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum Sample Set - 7 x 0.05 oz
  • LUXEITUP (must spend $35+)- choose 1: SK-II R.N.A. Power Eye Cream Radical New Age deluxe sample 0.08 oz or BURBERRY Lip Velvet Lipstick deluxe sample in Nude No. 407 0.02 oz
  • SKINSAVER - choose 1: CAUDALIE Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum deluxe sample - 0.33 oz, FRESH Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream deluxe sample - 0.24 oz, AMOREPACIFIC The Essential Crème Fluid deluxe sample - 0.16 oz, FIRST AID BEAUTY FAB SKINLAB Resurfacing Liquid 10% AHA deluxe sample - 0.16 oz, DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel deluxe sample - 3 x 0.07 oz, MURAD Retinol Youth Renewal Serum deluxe sample - 0.17 oz, or PETER THOMAS ROTH Professional 3% Retinoid Plus deluxe sample - 0.12 oz
  • EYEPICK2 - LANCÔME Visionnaire Eye Cream deluxe sample - 0.1 oz
  • DISCOVERY - choose 1: TATA HARPER Clarifying Moisturizer deluxe sample - 0.33 oz, CINEMA SECRETS Makeup Brush Cleaner deluxe sample - 1 oz, SKIN LAUNDRY Gentle Foaming Face Wash deluxe sample - 1.7 oz, or YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Kale + Spinach + Green Tea Age Prevention Cleanser deluxe sample - 0.5 oz
  • NOSWEAT - TARTE Lifted™ Sweatproof Mascara deluxe sample - 0.1 oz
  • GLOWON - URBAN DECAY Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter deluxe sample in Sin - 0.08 oz
  • LEGEND - SMASHBOX Be Legendary Liquid Metal deluxe sample in Crimson Chrome - 0.17 oz
  • BYELINES - DERMARCHE LABS FULFILL™ Hyaluronic Acid Topical Wrinkle Filler deluxe sample - 0.06 oz
  • ITSCLEAR - KATE SOMERVILLE EradiKate Daily Cleanser Acne Treatment deluxe sample - 1 oz
  • BRIGHTER - BOSCIA Detoxifying Black Cleanser deluxe sample - 1 oz
  • TRENDY - IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm deluxe sample - 0.5 oz
  • TOPNOTCH - ALTERNA HAIRCARE CAVIAR Infinite Color Hold Topcoat Shine Spray deluxe sample - 0.85 oz
  • WHISKEY - DRYBAR Whiskey Fix Styling Paste deluxe sample - 0.2 oz


  1. Yep, Laneige was definitely available at Target and it was great because it was a good excuse to use all my Target gift cards on it! They phased it out right after they had a gift card promo with their products. If I knew I would've bought some more items because the deals were pretty good. Missha is still available at Target though which is really nice. Ever since I bought the Target beauty box you posted on the blog that had the Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence sample I can't get enough of it! =)

  2. when honest beauty arrived at target thats when laneige was removed.

  3. last time during target's get $5 back from $20 beauty purchase I also noticed the laneige products were on sale.

  4. How does a brand (Laneige) go from drugstore to high end just like that? Will prices also change from drugstore to high end? (I figure they will)
    Anyone has had issues with honest beauty as for the makeup does not last long shadows) and the moisturizers make my skin feel horrible (i'm more in the dry side espcially in the winter months)

    1. Even at Target, Laneige was priced above typical drugstore levels - it was in the section with fancier brands. I don't think they'll increase prices because they have to standardize worldwide to some extent, but it's a bummer since Sephora rarely runs sales and when they do, discounts aren't that generous.

  5. I think it was 3 months ago. I saw the travel sized stuff on clearance and it didn't occur to me it was going away.

  6. I believe that you can also buy Laneige at Ulta now, if I am not mistaken.

  7. Laneige also has an online store that just opened a few weeks ago so you can buy direct.


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