Review: Sephora Fragrance Sampler

Hi guys!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas if you celebrate it!

My gift to myself that I got as part of my Sephora VIB Haul was the Sephora Favorites – Fragrance Sampler for Her! I was looking for another perfume to add some variety to my collection, and this was the perfect way to try a bunch out!

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The sampler is $65 and contains samples of 14 different perfumes as well as a clutch and a certificate to redeem for a full size of your favorite one, which is what makes this kit such an amazing deal.

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I’ve listed the samples in alphabetical order below, along with the size you can redeem it for if you choose that scent, retail value of the redeemable size, and some information about each one from a booklet that comes in the sampler:

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-Florabotanica by Balenciaga (Scent certificate is for 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray-$100 retail value) Rose, hemp and vetiver – CHIC
– Chloé by Chloé (1.7 oz Eau de Parfum-$95) Peony, rose, amber, and honey – CHIC
-Happy by Clinique (1.7 oz Eau de Parfum-$48) Grapefruit, bergamot, mimosa – PLAYFUL
-Love by Coach (1.7 oz Eau de Parfum-$72) Mandarin, violet, freesia, jasmine, gardenia, musk, caramel. – CASUAL

-Light Blue by Dolce&Gabbana (1.6 oz Eau de Toilette-$69) Limes, apples. jasmine, bamboo, and white rose – CHIC
-Very Irrésistible by Givenchy (1.7 oz Eau de Toilette-$69) Roses, star anise, verbena leaf- CASUAL
-Guilty by Gucci (1.6 oz Eau de Toilette-$75) Mandarin, peach,lilac, amber, and patchouli – CHIC
-Butterfly by Hanae Mori (1.7 oz Eau de Toilette-$68) Strawberries, blackberries, jasmine, peony, and sandalwood -ADDICTIVE

-Couture La La by Juicy Couture (1.7 oz Eau de Parfum-$70) Mandarin, white florals, smooth woods. -PLAYFUL
-La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme (1.7 oz Eau de Parfum-$78) Iris, patchouli, orange blossom, and jasmine – ADDICTIVE
-Daisy by Marc Jacobs ( 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette-$70) Strawberry, violet, grapefruit -CASUAL
-For Her by Narciso Rodriguez (1.6 oz Eau de Toilette-$77) Floral, amber and woods – CHIC
-Florence by Tocca (1.7 oz Eau de Parfum) Bergamot, grapefruit, pear, gardenia, iris, woods, musk – CHIC
-Bright Crystal by Versace (1.7 oz Eau de Toilette) Lemon, pomegranate, peony, lotus, musk – PLAYFUL

 

I ended up deciding on Couture La La by Juicy Couture. The best part about this is being able to try each on for a day and walk around with it on so that you don’t have to make a rushed decision. That way, you can experience how each scent smells on you with your unique body chemistry and find the one you love most! All of the scents except Happy retail for over the price of the set itself, and even Happy isn’t a bad deal with all of the other items that you get! If you are torn between 2, I would suggest getting the more expensive one with the voucher and then buying the other option later!

 

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The set retailed for $65 (I had a 20% off) and I got a perfume that was worth $70, as well as a bunch of samples and a clutch. Not shabby at all!

They are also now carrying another option at Sephora. This sampler has less fragrances to choose from, and it also redeems for smaller sizes of the full size product of your choice, but the trade off is a lower price tag.

Have you gotten a sampler? Which was your favorite?

Haulin’: Sephora VIB Sale

Hello lovelies!

Thank you for bearing with me while I was gone for awhile there! We moved to a new place so my haul, camera, chargers, etc have been scattered everywhere the past few weeks!

I will wait a bit to do swatches and reviews, but let me show you all of the goodies that I got!

So I know this is very overdue, but I had to share the deals I got! Everything was 20% off! The prices that are after each item are the usual price though and do not include the 20% off.

Sephora Favorites Lash Stash – All kinds of amazing mascaras to try out for only $45? Sign me up! $45.00

Clarisonic Mia2 Detox kit – This is the Clarisonic Mia 2 with an added kit of small detox items from Glam Glow, Boscia, and more. I love the color of the Mia2 in this kit and the small size fits perfectly in my little baby hands. haha $150.00

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2- I was torn between this and the UD Black Market set but I’m really happy I went with this. There’s a reason why these liners have hit cult status. $59.00

YSL Touche Eclat – I got the Luminous Radiance which is the original color that they came out with. This is the one that meshes best with my skin tone. This is one of the only items I’m still a bit unsure about but I had nothing to lose so why not give it a shot? $40.00
Urban Decay Vic 2 Palette- This thing is so pretty that I didn’t even use it at first. I just sat and looked at it in all of its glory. A bit bolder than my usual taste, this palette will be great to mesh with some neutrals to create a little more exciting looks! $59.00

I also later grabbed the  Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler for Her which is an AMAZING deal! It’s got a bunch of fragrance samples for you to try and a voucher so that once you find your favorite you can get a full size! Amazing value since some of the voucher sprays alone are worth over $65. The clutch that comes with it is also surprisingly cute.  $65

Freebies from all of the orders:

Stila Favorites – 500 point perk

-Eye Shadow in Kitten
-Lip Glaze in Apricot
-Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
-Convertible Color in Peony
-Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish

Philosophy Miracle Worker Sample

Murad Clarifying Wipes Sample

Dolce & Gabbana The One Sample

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste Sample

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture Sample

VIB lips tote

I will write some followups for these for more detail and with swatches! In the meantime thank you for reading even when things get really crazy for me here!

*Disclaimer/Disclosure – All of the photos above are from Sephora.com . I will replace with my own photos once I am able to get some of of my camera!