Sephora VIB Sale Picks and Wishlist | November 2017

by Jamie Sanford on November 10, 2017

The Sephora VIB sale event is back!

If you are a Sephora VIB member (it’s free to join), you can get 15%-20% off this weekend at Sephora and I will definitely be stocking up on some products that I always need to replenish but are generally never on sale.

Check out the box below for my own wishlist as well as some tried and true favorites. Happy shopping!

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Sephora VIB Sale Picks and Wishlist | Spring 2017

by Jamie Sanford on April 18, 2017

The Sephora VIB sale event is back!

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April 18-24: VIB Rouge Members receive 15% off on all purchases, in store and online.

April 19-24: VIB members receive 15% off on all purchases, in store and online.

April 20-24: Beauty Insiders receive 15% off on all purchases, in store and online.

To become a VIB member, you have to spend $350 at Sephora in the span of a year. I’ve managed this the last few years by purchasing skincare from Sephora instead of with the individual brands. To become a VIB Rouge member, you have to spend $1000 at Sephora in the span of a year, which doesn’t feel like reality. I’m guessing it is mostly beauty professionals in this category.

So let’s get into it! The list below combines my wishlist or items I would like to pick up, as well as favorites that I might have to stock up on while they are being discounted. I will definitely also be picking up skin care items from Murad and Origins.




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Sephora VIB Sale Wishlist and Product Picks

by Jamie Sanford on November 9, 2016

I can’t believe that I just created a beauty items wishlist without remembering that the biggest sale of the year at Sephora was quickly approaching! I am a VIB member, and will definitely pick a few things up during the sale. If nothing else, it is a great time to replenish stock on things you would buy anyway.

From November 11th through November 14th, you will receive 20% off all in-store and online purchases with code 20VIB.

Here’s my wishlist as well as product picks for items to pick up during the Sephora VIB sale!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2013

by Jamie Sanford on July 22, 2013

The time has come for Nordstrom’s anniversary sale, from now until August 4th. You can check it out here.  I always love the beauty exclusives.

Here are my sale picks.

Elizabeth and James Kirby sunglasses, $109.90.

Natasha Couture Skull Double Bracelet, $24.90.

MAC Limited Edition Illustrated Lip Bag in Nude, $39.50.

MAC Limited Edition Illustrated Eye Bag in Smoldering, $46.50.

St. John Collection Leather Milano Knit Jacket, $899.99.

La Mer ‘The Moisturizing Cream’ Ultrarich Cream (Limited Edition Large Size), $990.00. For face cream. I’m sure it’s amazing.

Are you shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale? Post your picks in the comments.

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The Body Shop Hemp Sale | Brand Experience Project

by Jamie Sanford on June 6, 2013

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I will be back in a few weeks with full brand explorations, but this week I wanted to acknowledge and discuss a sale from earlier this year at The Body Shop.

I received this email on April 19, at 11pm. I don’t remember if The Body Shop has done this in the past, but it really is taking the cannabis culture celebration of 4/20 to a wonderful place.

I started using Hemp products from The Body Shop somewhere in 1999-2001, after being exposed to the Hemp Hand Protector. It’s super moisturizing, and I love the smell, although I’m sure it isn’t for everyone. The hand protector retails regularly for $20, so a 4 items for $20 special was INSANE and I could not resist.  I purchased 2 hemp lip balms, 3 hemp hand protectors, 1 hemp hand wash, 1 hemp foot protector, and 1 hemp hand oil. I got all 8 items for $40, which is a truly hot deal.

Here’s the brand experience question about this event. Do you think The Body Shop took a chance by embracing the obvious connection to the celebration of 4/20? I’m sure there are people who would see this and be turned off because they are anti-drug. The same path could lead me to think that maybe they would not immediately get this reference and skip over the email.

The hemp branding on the packaging isn’t exactly hiding the connection, so if you know what a marijuana plant looks like, putting the pieces together isn’t too tricky. Maybe The Body Shop decided they didn’t care about this a long time ago. You can click reference to buy medical marijuana here.

For me as a customer, I see this as genius, because I get a kick out of the idea behind the sale. Also, I received 75% off on products that I love, so it was that much better.

What do you think of this sale event and the possible repercussions? Let me know in the comments.


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