Sale Alert: Sephora VIB 20% Off Starts Today (And my VIB Order) [November 2015]

Just a reminder that Sephora’s VIB Sale just started today (that’s 20% off from Nov. 13–16, 2015 with the code VIP20). And don’t forget eBates! I got 4% with eBates Canada.

Last Friday, I posted my Sephora wishlist, and here is what I finally ordered tonight. Yes, I stayed up until nearly 3 A.M. EST for the VIB sale. The code actually started working for me at about 2:45. I’m also glad I got in early, because one of the items I ordered—an Ardency Inn eyeshadow duo, and yeah I know I didn’t want to get more eyeshadow!—went out-of-stock almost immediately afterward.

Apart from a few items that I hadn’t 100% decided on (Sephora Formula X Nail Color in Alchemy II, Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood, Dior Vernis in Be Dior), everything I really wanted was in stock.

Here’s the damage (this is all coming from my birthday fund this month, and I kept it under C$100):

Ardency Inn Modster Mānuka Honey Enriched Pigment Duo in Rose Gold & Sunday
ARDENCY INN Modster Mānuka Honey Enriched Pigment Duo in Rose Gold & Sunday.
I’ve had Rose Gold on my wishlist for a long while, so when I saw this full-sized duo for C$33 (that’s C$26.40 after the discount), I snapped it up!

Bésame Classic Color Lipstick in Merlot 1933
BÉSAME Classic Color Lipstick in Merlot 1933.
I’ve been wanting this ever since I tried Red Velvet 1946 and saw that Bésame made a warm vampy red, too. Sephora didn’t have it in stock at the time, but now it’s here! I’m probably most excited about this one.
JINsoon Nail Polish in Verismo
JINSOON Nail Polish in Verismo.
This will be my first JINsoon polish. Always like to try something new!
Sephora Formula X Effects Nail Color in Surreal
SEPHORA Formula X Effects Nail Color in Surreal.
Ditto. Never tried a Formula X before (only the old Sephora by OPI polishes). This one was on clearance for C$7.
Surratt Relevée Lash Curler
SURRATT Relevée Lash Curler.
I currently have only one curler, a newer Shiseido that I bought after my Revlon kicked the bucket. I thought it’d be good to have a backup, so I did some research and decided to try this one. It seems like it’d be a better shape for me than the famed Shu Uemura curler. Image:
Sephora Birthday Gift, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (mini) in Cruella & Satin Lip Pencil (mini) in Rikugien
NARS Mini Lip Pencils in Cruella (Velvet Matte) & Rikugien (Satin).
This is the 2015 Sephora birthday gift. Image:

I decided not to redeem any of my points (there was a nice Urban Decay eye makeup set for 500 points, but I didn’t really need anything in it). By the way, I also just noticed that Sephora Canada has finally sorted out that problem where they were giving Canadians Beauty Insider Points based off the USD value rather than the CAD value. I used to have to email them about converting the points, and occasionally I’d get a surly CSR, so I’m happy about this fix!

And I selected the following three samples (why are so many of the samples for ubiquitous men’s colognes? Jeez):

  • DR DENNIS GROSS Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for Sensitive Skin
  • LANCÔME Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
  • LANEIGE Water Bank Serum

How’d I do? Have you tried anything that I’m waiting to receive? (I bet most of you have tried the NARS birthday stuff, already!)

And, what’s on your Sephora shopping list during these sales? Have you already placed an order?

13 thoughts on “Sale Alert: Sephora VIB 20% Off Starts Today (And my VIB Order) [November 2015]

  1. Oh wow, what a fantastic deal on the Ardency Inn duo! Too bad I already have Rose Gold. And yay you got your Jinsoon – can’t wait to see it in action.
    HEY, you got the Surratt curler before I did – cry!
    I just got back from braving Eaton Centre Sephora during lunch hour, on day 1 of the VIB sale, omg I survived to tell the tale! 😛

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    • Yes, I was all set to not get any shadows, but like a dumbass I went and browsed the eyeshadow section, anyway. JUST IN CASE, right? Then I saw the duo and it was a no-brainer.

      I am excited about the JINsoon.

      And hey, you still have about 97 more eyelash curlers than I have, so you are definitely the empress of curlers! ~bows in deference~

      Do tell about your Sephora run! Will there be a post on it? I can only imagine how insanely busy that location will be this weekend! And lunch hour! That’s dedication. (Or masochism.)

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      • I was on the hunt for a Bite Beauty lipstick for a friend which mysteriously is now back in stock online! I figured I’d go test out the Surratt eye shadows while waiting for my friend to pick out her stuff. Yes I will post about my Sephora VIB “haul” ha!


  2. Nothing yet, but I bought a Glam Glow set a while back, and I’m impressed enough that I might purchase a second. Love the Nars lip pencils – those things last for an eternity.


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