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! ♡♡♡

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Rouge Randomness

Being Rouge at Sephora has it’s pretend perks. And free shipping is one of them. So I ordered one thing. Yep. One thing. And it wasn’t an expensive thing, it was a sale lip stain. An $11 thing. Ha. Ha ha. No remorse.

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I redeemed 200 points for a BeautyBlender BlenderCleanser Solid and a Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N45 Red. Because it was a online order I also got three samples, Kat Von D Lock It Foundation, Tarte Maracuja Oil, and Dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More® Pore Refiner Primer.

What I purchased was the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Forever Fuchsia. It retails for $16 CAD but was on sale for only $11 CAD!

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I actually fell in love with this formula. It’s matte and creamy and pigmented and just a wonderful dream. I love this bright fushcia shade. It dries slightly darker than the color in the tube, showing a bit of a berry hue in the fushcia. They are not drying and don’t bleed at all. They last a fair amount if time,  but I always reapply after meals, regardless of product. When they do start to fade, they leave a nice hint of color (stain) behind. I totally fell for this formula and ordered another sale shade. I also almost bought the shade Watermelon during the VIB Rouge event, but last minute switched to the versatile Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo in Tangerine/Lingonberry. I definitely will be adding more of these to my collection. They are seriously awesome.

That’s it. My $11 CAD Sephora order. The free shipping is definitely awesome. If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive, yet great quality summer lip product, I totally recommend these!! And it you’re a VIB ROUGE, go ahead and order ONE, No Shame!

Ammo & Tar

Doesn’t sound like a beauty post does it?! But that’s exactly what my latest Sephora haul was all about. Of course I’m referring to Urban Decay’s Ammo Palette and the OCC Lip Tars!! Recently (okay I’m a bit behind) I wrote about getting two free minis with any $35 CAD purchase at Sephora. I couldn’t resist making a purchase when I saw all of the goodies in the sale section of the website.

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OCC After Dark Stained Gloss Set
Value: $36 CAD
Retail: $24 CAD
Steal: $12 CAD

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I have been hearing great things about the OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) lip products and I have been dying to try some for myself. This set comes with four mini test tubes in the shades Little Black Dress (sheer glossy black), Hedonist (intense pastel pink), New Wave (glassy neon pink), and Jealous (red-orange shellac). These glosses are intensely pigmented, and shiny (not matte like the Lip Tars). I love that you can mix them together to create your own custom shades, using the black to vamp it up a bit. I admit I thought these were mini Lip Tars, but realized very quickly that these were Stained Glosses. I wasn’t disappointed because I love gloss as much as lipstick and a trial revealed these are seriously soooo pigmented and bold (I had to say it again). These need to be reapplied after a few hours or eating, like most lipglosses, they don’t last as long as a lipstick. They wear thick and border on sticky, I love this in a gloss, but not everybody feels this way. The best part? It comes with a mini precision brush. I found this to be an amazing steal at only $12 CAD!

Urban Decay Ammo Palette
Retail: $40 CAD
Steal: $20 CAD

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I love anything Urban Decay!! Especially their eyeshadows. This palette comes with 10 eyeshadows, a brush, and a mini original Eyeshadow Primer Potion. The shades included are Smog (deep coppery bronze), Mildew (mossy green shimmer with gold shift), Oil Slick (matte black with silver micro-glitter), Last Call (metallic sugar plum), Chopper (copper shimmer with silver micro-glitter), Maui Wowie (metallic golden beige with silver glitter), Shattered (turquoise shimmer with gold shift), Polyester Bride (white snow shimmer with silver micro-glitter), Grifter (sheer lavender shimmer with silver micro-glitter), and Sin (champagne shimmer). In typical UD fashion, all of these shadows are highly pigmented and blendable. Some of the more glittery shades have a bit of fallout, but nothing too serious.

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This palette is similar to the Urban Decay Wallpaper Palette I got YEARS ago (like 7? 8?), long before UD had such a huge cult following (thanks in part to the Naked line). Some of the shades included in the Wallpaper palette are also included in the Ammo Palette (Smog, Chopper, Last Call, and Shattered).

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Here is a side by side comparison of my original UD love (Wallpaper), and the 2015 upgrade (Ammo). Although some of the shades are the same, they are my favorite shades so having duplicates is not an issue in the slightest.

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Sephora Collection Eye For Color Mini Eye Brush Capsule
Value: $40 CAD
Retail: $19 CAD
Steal: $10 CAD

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When the description said these brushes were “mini”, they weren’t lying. These are SMALL. The capsule that holds them is barely bigger than a tube of lipstick. I have travel brushes that look ginormous compared to these itty bitties. I actually love the small size of these brushes, they are small enough to fit in a clutch or workout bag, but still have enough handle to make them practical. The bristles themselves are soft but dense. This set contains 4 brushes, a Shadow Brush, Crease Brush, Pointed Brush, and Angled Smudge Brush.

Last but not least, the FREE stuff!

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I got my three free samples with my online order and for my two deluxe samples I picked the Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils and Tarte Timeless Smothing Primer. I love getting extra deluxe samples, especially when everything I purchase to get them, is on sale!

Sephora. I’m so addicted to you. I’m still eyeing contour palettes for the latest mini freebies!! Finding it harder and harder to resist!! Do these mini product deals entice you to spend? Or are you not a mini slut like me (we’re still talking about makeup, right!?!)?