sephora VIB rouge and VIB sale event -- fall 2014

it is that time of the year again when Sephora hosts their VIB Rouge and VIB sale event. a few years ago this used to be a friends & family affair, but now it is only available to those who are beauty insiders (their loyalty program, free sign up) who hold a VIB Rouge status (spend $1000 per calendar year) or VIB status (spend $350 per calendar year). know anyone with that kind of status? ....take them to lunch, then casually stop by Sephora..... 

who | Sephora
what | 20% off all purchases online and in-store. 
when | 11/06/14 - 11/10/14 (online & in-store)
where | and in-stores 
use promo code at checkout | GIFTVIB

if you are a friend of a VIB Rouge or VIB member, you can... 1) ask to piggyback on their online order, or 2) accompany them in-store. both member types should have received a coupon voucher to use in store as well. 

this is a GREAT time to buy gifts! that's right. START EARLY. Sephora has released a ton of gift sets to jump start the season so check them out! gift sets are always a good way to try a few bestsellers from a particular brand. in addition, there is a gift set for any beauty product lover--nails, hair, lips, eyes, fragrances etc... again, if there is something you can buy off's F&F do that first since you can get it tax-free. 

i tried to order this morning and the site actually crashed a few times due to the amount of traffic! 

here are my picks: 

01 | Bobbi Brown mini long wear cream shadow stick trio in  smokey topaz (brown heather mauve), espresso bean (rich black chocolate shimmer), pink sparkle (light pink sparkle) -- great for the quick and easy eyeshadow application, or even liner! 
02 | Formula X the X look: holiday edition in obsessed (opaque classic merlot), impassioned (purple pearl), thrilling (opaque heather grey), temptation (iridescent gold pearl) -- gorgeous holiday colors!


03 | NARS digital world lip pencil coffret in two velvet matte lip pencils in Cruella (passionate scarlet red), Iberico (intense coral), and three satin lip pencils in peach coral, shocking pink, yu (shocking pink) -- haven't tried these but love the range of colors.
04 | Hourglass opaque rouge liquid lipstick -- i picked this up in the travel size tube in icon, a blue red. haven't tried it but i'm sure it won't disappoint considering it is by Hourglass
05 | Radical skincare skin perfecting screen SPF 30 -- this is a new brand to Sephora, i've read a lot about it and picked it up to try. SPF is ALWAYS A MUST.