I was, and still am, a Sephora addict. For those who don’t know what Sephora is, google it. It’s a skincare and makeup heaven. If you become VIB Rouge, which you have to spend $1000 a year to get there and maintain, you get a load of benefits. Not only do you get free custom makeovers whenever you want, but you also get Free 2-Day shipping on online orders, first access to new items, and special gifts on your birthday. If you’re seriously into makeup and skincare, it’s a perfect place.
But buying good makeup and skincare products is expensive. And spending $1000 a year on those products sounds insane – believe me, I know. Although, I love it. I love trying out new products and taking care of my skin as much as I can. With having psoriasis and acne-prone skin, I am definitely willing to pay more for quality products that keep my skin healthy. For me, it’s all worth it.
After being a VIB Rouge member for some time, I began to realize some tricks into the online Sephora system. Any online order is qualified for 3 free samples. Somewhere hidden on the Sephora website is a page called “Weekly Specials” which shows all these other samples you can choose from after spending ~$25. Now if you know Sephora, it’s highly doubtful you’re purchasing an item for less than $25, which means that for almost every item, you can do a separate order and get 4 free samples if you are VIB Rouge (because of the free shipping). So, I began to do just that. I’d have 4 or 5 products to buy, so I’d place 4 or 5 separate orders, and they’d send me everything in one box. It’s a brilliant way to try new products and decide if you like them enough to purchase it on its own. Or you can save up the samples for travelling or to keep in your handbag when you’re out and about.
After doing this for a year, I had built up an insane amount of free samples. Before I moved to the UK, I had to go through them all. And then I got this brilliant idea: that I would try these samples out and write reviews on them. Yay – I love being inspired by a new post idea! Within the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing my feelings on all these skincare and beauty products to let you know which ones I think are worth purchasing.
Oh! And as an added bonus, my CapitalOne card gives me an option to use my miles to get gift cards. Sadly, there are no Sephora locations in the UK, however, they can do international shipping. It may not be as convenient as it was back in the States, but I can still feed my Sephora addiction from time to time.
Anyway, I’ll keep you updated as I carry on with everything. Make sure you follow my Instagram account and keep a look out for my stories as I’ll make sure to show you all what I’m trying out!