The Ultimate Sample Bag

The Sephora Gods have heard me!!! I feel like I’m screaming “FINALLY!” at the top of my lungs. What an awesome VIB Rouge perk!! And available FREE with any $35 CAD purchase! $35!!! Of course Rouge’s get free shipping so that makes this perk a no brainer. Obviously I jumped on this one the second I got the email.

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This Ultimate Sample Bag comes with three full size items. These items are all apart of the Sephora Collection, a Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Magenta Luster, a Rose Eye Mask, and a Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette in N°10 Milk To Dark Chocolate. These three items alone have a value of $57 CAD!!!!! And that’s not all, you also get a super cute black makeup bag with 8 generous deluxe samples. Use code CANROUGE at checkout. Don’t forget to pick your 3 additonal free samples!!

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Each sample bag includes:

• SEPHORA COLLECTION Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Magenta Luster (Full Size 0.14 oz)
• SEPHORA COLLECTION Rose Eye Mask- Ultra Moisturizing & Brightening (Full Size 0.21 oz)
• SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette in N°10 Milk To Dark Chocolate (Full Size 0.17 oz)
• tarte Cheek Stain in Flush (Deluxe Sample 0.17 oz)
• Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara (Deluxe Sample 0.1 oz)
• BECCA Luminous Body Perfecting Mousse (Deluxe Sample 0.27 oz)
• Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Chocolate (Deluxe Sample 0.08 oz)
• Prada Candy Kiss Discovery Kit Trilogy featuring Prada Candy Eau de Parfum (0.05 oz), Prada Candy Florale Eau de Toilette (0.05 oz), and Prada Candy L’Eau Eau de Toilette (0.05 oz)
• Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask (Deluxe Sample 0.5 oz)
• Fresh Crème Ancienne® Soft Cream (Deluxe Sample 0.2 oz)
• Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil (Deluxe Sample 0.16 oz)

So what are you waiting for?? If you are still reading this you have already wasted too much time …

*UPDATE* Look at this beauty!!! Ahhhh!! Plus my 3 extra packet samples!! LOVE!!
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The bag is HUGE! Like massive!!! It has a mesh divider sewn into the middle. It can easily hold an entire weekends worth of toiletries. All the colors of the samples are totally my shades, a hot pink liquid lip, shimmery brown and nude eyeshadows, a flushed cheek, and my holy grail favs They’re Real and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. TBH I would have paid to get a bag with these items! ♡♡♡

Happy Birthday From Sephora!

Sephora has released their highly anticipated FREE 2016 birthday gifts. This has thrilled some Beauty Insiders, but has disappointed all many VIB Rouge members.

This year, they are offering two different two-piece sets. One gift is from Fresh Beauty and includes mini versions of their Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Face Mask. The other gift is from Marc Jacobs Beauty and includes a mini Le Marc Lip Creme in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and a mini Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer.

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But cue the disappointment for VIB Rouge’s everywhere, because there is NO special Rouge birthday gift this year. No extra product. And yes, this has been confirmed by Sephora. I understand that these birthday gifts are FREE, but it’s kind of a giant slap in the face when you spend over $1000 a year to be apart of their elite level. Especially when you consider all of the other cuts they have recently made to the program (don’t even get me started on how every “exclusive gift” is available to VIB’s).

It’s always great having a birthday at the end of the year and getting to pick up the gift first!! So what did I pick?! Duh. Marc Jacobs. I can not pass on lipstick … ever. And I looooooove MJ’s highliners. I already have this color, but a back up is always a bonus!!

Which gift are you hoping to grab on your birthday?!?!

Fab AND Free

Ommmgggggg. Get ready to spend your pennies! Murale (Shopper’s Drug Mart’s upscale Beauty Boutique) is offering a FABULOUS free gift with all $125 CAD purchases. The offer is valid in stores and online until September 20th!

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You get a cute bag filled with 24 samples. And they are 24 amazing samples. I would use every single one! Will you be making a purchase?! Don’t forget to bring your Shopper’s card to get your Optimum points!! ♡

Epic Rewards

Sephora and their ability to get inside my pockets!!! They are once again offering some AH-MAZE-ING rewards!! And perfectly timed to be released right after their Beauty Insider Appreciation Week. Some more temptation. At 4x the points for Rouge members, a mere $250 CAD spent, can mean a free 1000 point Epic Reward!!

That being said, these are online only. Meaning you need to make a purchase to redeem them. And may have to pay for shipping if you aren’t a Rouge or don’t spend over the amount to qualify for free shipping.

Hopefully, the release will not be nearly as insane as their Extrodinary Rewards that were released a few months ago. The release date has been announced (August 10th), so it isn’t a guessing game like last time. The “sneak peek” states that these are in extremely limited quantities, however, there are more options than last time. They have also specifically stated which rewards are available to US Residents, Canadian Residents, or both.* Some of these are available to US Residents as well, the only one that is exclusive to Canadians is the 10 000 point reward from Too Faced. Also note that some rewards are available for VIB Rouge’s only!!

I feel like things might be a bit more organized this time around. Anybody interested in redeeming will be up for many hours, furiously refreshing their screens every few seconds. But they won’t have their hearts set on trying to get a reward that ends up not even being available to them based on shipping or import requirements. It is disappointing to see all of the amazing additional rewards that are available to American customers (like a trip to Paris with Lancome!!! A Tory Birch bag, wallet, and perfume!! Etc.), but I would prefer to know right away, what isn’t available to me.

Here are some simplified pictures with the rewards and details:

1000 POINT REWARDS

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2000 POINT REWARDS

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5000 POINT REWARDS

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10 000 POINT REWARD

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I better get my hands on one of these!! I’ll seriously be devastated if I miss out by mere seconds. I have my eye on the Smashbox and Becca. Although the Anastasia Beverly Hills reward looks so great, the colors are not for me!! Maybe if I do some serious damage this month for the sale, a 2000 reward might be within reach …
What do you have your eye on? Will you wait it out to get your hands on something?! ♡

*This posting is for all of the available CANADIAN rewards. Click Here to see the Canadian Sneak Peek.

Fresh & Fabulous

This has to be my absolute favorite Sephora gift with purchase to date. And … I won’t be ordering. #WILLPOWER. So hard not giving in, but I must save for my July US trip!! And I really want the UD Smoky Palette. I must resist!!! But that doesn’t mean you should! Spend $50 CAD ($35 USD) and get a 3 piece personalized FRESH set. You got to pick your fab 3 products ts out of the 6 listed below:

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This set is available for all VIB and VIB Rouge’s. Use code “VIBFRESH” at checkout.

I have a feeling this promo will sell out fast! Good Luck getting your hands on one ♡♡

Olé, Olé, Ole Henrikson!!

Another VIB/VIB Rouge FREEBIE!! Flash your card in store to get a free sample of Ole Henrikson 3 Little Wonders!! No purchase necessary!!
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I’m loving that these offers are open to VIB’s as well, however it’s really making me want to spend my money at other retail locations with better rewards programs (*cough cough …SDM). What is the point of being Rouge? Seriously – the perks are no different. It’s halfway through the year and I’m STILL waiting for my Rouge “exclusives“. Come on Sephora, seriously?!?!?

You Blue Me Away

You totally “blue” me away. And to thank you I’m having a BLUE themed giveaway full of some of my latest favorites!! I can’t believe how many of you read my blog everyday, and from ALL over the world!! It really is a wonderful thing!! So thank you, sexy bitches!!
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The GIVEAWAY PRIZE includes:

• Blue Floral Clinique Makeup Bag ($9.99)
Maybelline Baby Lips in Blush Burst ($4.99)
OPI Nail Polish in Miss Piggy’s Big Number ($10.99)
L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black ($12.99)
Face Secrets 5 piece Mini Brush Set ($5.99)
French Connection Metal Spike 2 Row Bracelet Blue ($28.00)
Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Gel Liner in Cocoa ($8.99)
Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Shimmering Sands ($13.69)
Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Showstoppers ($13.69)
Sonia Kashuk Take Cover Concealering Stick in Dusk ($8.99)
Chap Ice in Watermelon ($1.99)

Total Retail Value: $120+!!!

I added a few items to the blue theme (Sonia Kashuk items) because I know us Canadians can no longer purchase this brand. Insert sad face. So the “blue” is the way I describe my feelings toward no longer being able to get my SK fix. See??! A “blue” theme totally works.

So how do you enter?! I tried to make opportunities for everyone. Read my blog, but don’t have WordPress? No problem! Here’s all the ways you can enter (Must do all items in a list for an entry!! :)):

For WordPress:

1. Follow me.
2. Reblog this blog post.
3. Comment and Like this blog post.
4. You can only enter once!

For Instagram:

1. You must be following me. Unfollowing after the contest ends will void you from any future contests.
2. Repost this photo (found above or on my Instagram giveaway post) with the hashtag #boobsandblondegiveaway AND #boobsblondeblue – don’t forget to tag me as well @boobsandblonde!!
3. Tag three friends on my Instagram giveaway post.
4. You can only enter once, NO multiple posts or giveaway accounts (you will be disqualified).

For Twitter:

1. Follow me on Twitter (@boobsandblonde). Unfollowing after the contest ends will void you from any future contests.
2. Retweet my giveaway tweet.
3. Tweet something about my giveaway – be sure to tag me and include the hashtag #boobsandblondegiveaway!
4. You can only enter once, NO multiple posts or giveaway accounts (you will be disqualified).

For Facebook:

1. Like my page Boobs & Blonde.
2. Share my giveaway post on my Facebook page.
3. You can only enter once.

You can earn up to 4 entries total, 1 for each social media site. Contest ends July 15th, 2015 at 11:59pm!! Good luck ♡

*This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. Although I will take the upmost care is packaging everything, I will not be responsible for damaged or broken items. If prize is not claimed within 48 hours of announcement, a new name will be picked. All of these items were purchased by me and I am in no way an affiliate with any of the above mentioned brands. No cash value granted for giveaway prize.