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Five Ways to Use That Sephora Giftcard

Posted on: December 3, 2010

If you’re a beauty junkie like I am, you probably are a Sephora Beauty Insider. In case you aren’t, its Sephora’s rewards program – each $1 you spend is a point which you can redeem for products. The great thing about the program is that at the end of the year, Sephora sends out a giftcard which you can use on anything in the store. The amount varies depending on how much you spent during the year, but the minimum giftcard is $15.

I love love love Sephora & I spend way too much in there, but that’s ok. Every lady needs pretty things in her life.

So…the hard part is figuring out what to get with my giftcard! I took a look at Sephora’s website to figure out what looked interesting since the last time I was there (which was last weekend #dontjudgeme).

Let’s see…first this looks interesting, it’s the Sephora by OPI 18 Piece Mini Nail Colour Set.

I haven’t really spoken of it here, but I love love love the Sephora by OPI polishes. I have at least 15 of them, no joke. The colors are brilliant & long-lasting, and they have a great selection of shades. This mini set would be great for anyone who has a hard time selecting colors, and at $48 its a great deal, considering that the full-size bottles are $9 a pop. If you aren’t ready for 18 mini bottles, there’s also this set which is 6 full-size Sephora by OPI bottles, for $42.

Next up is the Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof Eye Pencil Set.

This is a set of 7 eyeliner pencils in various glittery shades. I actually got several of these pencils last year and loved them, and couldn’t believe I didn’t get the set. They glide on easily, smudge well, and really make your eyes pop. I actually got this set last week, and I highly recommend it. At $20, you will have to purchase something else to use the giftcard, but trust me, its worth it.

If fragrances are more your speed, there’s the Burberry Brit Sheer Gift Set.


This set includes the eau de parfum spray, body wash and body lotion, all in the 3.3 oz size. I know several of the homies love this scent and so do I. It’s very sexy and not over-powering, which is important to me. If you’re not a fan of scented body washes & lotions, you can alway pick up just the eau de toilette.

I’m sure some of you are makeup novices, or maybe a bit overwhelmed by all the amazing products available at Sephora. Or maybe you want to branch out & try some new products, but you’re not sure where to start. Well Sephora has that covered, with their Sephora Favorites sets. These are sets that combine a variety of products which you can try. There are several kits available, check them all out here.

I think I’m going to check out the LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler.

This set comes with a Tarte eyelash curler and 10 different mascaras. I’ve been looking to switch up my mascara, so this would be perfect for me, and at $40 its a great deal.

Don’t forget, Sephora isn’t just a great place for cosmetics and fragrances, they also carry a wide array of skin & hair products as well. For you ladies who are looking for a new skincare product or regimen, check out your local Sephora. You can get samples of all the products to test out before you commit, and even after you do, you can always return any purchase to Sephora at anytime.

If I wasn’t being so fiscally conservative, I’d invest in the Clairsonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System.

I’ve read rave reviews about the Clairsonic products on various blogs and message boards, and I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while. Clairsonic brushes use sonic technology to gently cleanse your skin, exfoliating & cleansing pores.  The Mia is really great because its smaller than the original Clairsonic brush, which makes it perfect for travel. This set includes the brush, charger, brush head, and gentle cleanser. At $149 its less pricey than the full-size Clairsonic brush.

This is just a taste of all that Sephora has to offer. Hit your local store or and pick yourself up some goodies!

Are you a Sephora junkie like me? What do you plan to get with your giftcard?


5 Responses to "Five Ways to Use That Sephora Giftcard"

OMG! Yes I got my giftcard…and I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do with it. I’d just bought some stuff about two weeks ago.
I think you’ve influenced me…wait I know you’ve influenced me. But it’s okay.
Maybe I’ll get a fragrance or try a new bronzer since they don’t sell CARGO anymore.

I got my gift card also . I only got $15, didn’t spend much with them this year so I might check out that eyeliner set. I would buy the nail polishes but I already am running out of room in my traincase for my existing collection, I will pass! I want a Clarisonic Mia so bad. it may be my Christmas gift to myself.

I have the eye liner set an it is awesome! I may use my gift card to buy a set of eye colors from BE. They gave VIB’s 20% off a few weeks ago and I went all in then getting Christmas gifts for my sisters.

I’d also recommend checking out the Flowerbomb fragrance by Viktor & Rolf. It smells divine.

My homie LM put me up on that Flowerbomb last year & I love love love it! I couldn’t believe I didn’t know about it until she told me. Definitely one of my faves.

I wish I could make it to VIB but that would be so bad for my pocketbook & my counter space! I already have too much stuff as it is.

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