Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sephora's VIB Weekend Gift

Sephora is doing a promotion for V.I.B's this weekend where you get a gift with 8 samples with purchases of $35 and also double points.  I'm a sucker for any of these gifts so I went to Sephora to claim mine. 
The list is supposed to be:
Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara (0.2 oz)
Stila Coconut Crush Lip & Cheek Stain (0.02 oz)
Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray (0.09 oz)
tokidoki Ciao Ciao Rollerball (0.07 oz)
Phyto Phytolisse Finishing Serum (0.16 oz)
NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer Oil-Free (0.27 oz)
Brazilian Peel Brazilian Peel (one application)
Philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer (0.4 oz)

The email did say *substitution may occur* so you never know what you get.  When I opened mine, it turns out they substituted 4 of them:
Buxom Mascara instead of Laura Mercier (really wanted to try to Laura Mercier)
Phyto phytopolleine purifying scalp elixir instead of Phytolisse
Stila tinted moisturizer instead of Lip and Cheek Stain (which I am okay with the sub here)
DDF acne treatment instead of Brazilian Peel

In conclusion, it isn't really worth it to run to the store unless there are at least 5 things on there you want.  For me, it turns out that I am only really going to use 3 things on here.  I was also disappointed because they pretty much substituted everything I wanted on there. I guess I can't complain since it's free.

For your reference, these gifts are about the size of their 100-point gifts.

I have to say I got pretty entertained when Tippy decided all these samples are her toys and she would get off them.  She pawed them as if saying, "Mine"  If anything, they'll make good cat toys.  :)

I hope you got better things in your box!


  1. Hii! Have you figured out how to open the phyto oil?!! Driving me crazy!

  2. Hi Jenny, I haven't tried it yet, but I *think*, you but the plastic cap over it and then you snap the tip off. Let me know if that works!



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