Under $100 Sephora Haul 12/2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

I use a mix of American and Asian make-up.  So I only shop at Sephora maybe once a year.  Now that they don't offer their 20% Friends and Family discount to Beauty Insiders, I save my shopping for December when they offer their $15 off $50 BI Loyalty reward gift card.  My sister was not using her reward so I was able to pick up a few more things making it $30 off of at least $100 purchase.  I also am able to get a ton of freebies when ordering in December.  Keep reading if you want to know how I do it.

I think they have the best promo codes around this time.  Usually their promo codes give a mini (deluxe) sample or a bag of sample packets.  Early November they have a code that offers a holiday sample bag.  This year its a black make up bag filled with 8 samples and there are 4 themes to choose from.  The code is "PARTYPICKS" and the themes are 1. Mistletoe Moments 2. Playful Prep 3. Cocktail Hour Classics 4. Late Night Necessities.  It's rare that they offer so many samples that are bottle sized instead of packets.  Unfortunately by the time I got my BI gift reward (early December), there was only one choice left.  All four of them looked pretty good so it would have been a hard choice to make anyway.  If these don't interest you or they run out, at the end of November they also offered a code "MIXITUP" that gives a choice of 1 of 4 make up bag designs filled with 12 sample packet.

Below is my Mistletoe Moments sample bag
- Atelier Cologne - Mandarine Glaciale

- Buxom - Mascara Bar
- Burberry - Luminous Fluid Base
- Cover FX - Matifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment
- Benefit Cosmetics - They're Real! Push-Up Liner
- Clarins - Total V Contouring Serum
- Fresh - Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover
- Chloe - Love Story

Another benefit I have is that I put my birthday in December so I can add my birthday reward to my order (not saying it's a good idea to put a false birthday, but it makes adding my birthday reward with my yearly order that much easier.  I don't have to go out of my way to pick it up in store empty handed in June.)  This years reward is 2 mini Nars lip pencils which I'm really excited for since I don't have any.

Size: 0.05 oz 
Colors: Rikugien and Cruella

I used to just pick one of the 100 point BI rewards whenever I reached 100 since I never thought I could reach 500.  But I was determined to keep saving it up and hope to reach it one day, since the 500 rewards usually look pretty good.  I finally had enough and I liked everything in the current reward box so I added it in.

Lancome Glam It Up Set
- Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner in Cote D'azur
- Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara in Excessive Black
- Advanced Genefique Youth Activatng Concentrate
- Lip Lover in 355 Framoise Etoile
- Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base

So for my online order, I added this Make Up For Ever Lash Show Kit in the sale section for $22.  It is a pretty good deal since the individual costs of each item would have been a lot more.  I added a $30 Urban Decay Brow Box to complete my order at a total of $52 pre-discount.  I picked out 3 free sample packets at checkout.  This was a really satisfying order with a lot of freebies!

- 0.16 oz Smoky Extravagant Mascara (Full Size .23 oz $24)- 0.03 oz Graphic Liner (Full Sized $24)- N-403 Lash Show Natural Impact False Lashes (MUFE lashes $18)- 0.03 oz Glue

With my sisters BI gift reward, I went in-store.  I lose out on a lot of freebies such as the holiday bag promo code and sample packets but I really wanted the Sephora Favorites Draw the Line box set.  It's sold out online but luckily it was still available in-stores.  For $30 you get 3 full sized eyeliners and 3 deluxe sample eyeliners. So worth it!  I still haven't found a HG liner that doesn't smudge and give me panda eyes by the end of the day, so I like to keep trying different eyeliners and this was a great way to.  I added a $29 MUFE matte powder to complete my order at a total of $55 pre-discount.

– 0.007 oz Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
– 0.028 oz Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear in Black Lace

– 0.03 oz Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Vice (purple)
– 0.01 oz Smashbox Cosmetics Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra (Full-Size $20, brown)
– 0.01 oz Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray (Full Size $22)
– 0.034 oz Tarte lights, camera lashes precision longwear eyeliner in Black (Full-Size $20)

Also, when ordering online, don't forget to use a cash back website.  I use EBATES.  During holiday season they usually have double cash back.  For Sephora it was 8%! 

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