Thursday, August 29, 2013

Recent Sephora Beauty Insider Perks

Over the past year Sephora Beauty Insider 500 point perks have been less than desirable.  Local Sephora's near me were still pushing the OPI for Sephora perks up until a few months ago.  (You know which one I'm talking about)  Needless to say, while I was racking up points, I hardly ever used them.  

Recently, Sephora has turned around their Beauty Insider Program.  Last month they introduced their VIB Rouge membership, and even before that they have been offering some pretty great perks for both 500 and 100 points.  In the past 2 month alone I redeemed 1600 points.  And I have to tell you, I am super excited about the perks I received.

Caudalie Brighten and Renew - Get soft, radiant skin with this luxurious 3-step Caudalie regimen—a refreshing cleanser that also removes make-up, a serum that battles dark spots and discoloration, and an oil-free moisturizer that minimizes pores and refines skin tone.

I have been obsessed with Caudalie products and have wanted to try just about every product of theirs that I can get my hands on. I had heard fantastic things about the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum so there was no question about snagging this up!

This set contains three products.

Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water (1.69 oz) - Instantly removes make-up and impurities from face and eyes in just one step.  

The full size product retails for $28 for 6.7 oz.  Given the size of the sample, it is a $7.06 value.

Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (0.33 oz) - For use day and night under your moisturizer for maximum anti-dark spot and brightening action.  

Full size: $79/1 oz = Sample/$26.07 value 

Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Fluid SPF 15 (0.33 oz) - Oil-free daily moisturizer.  Brightens complexion and minimizes pores.  Ideal as a primer.

Full size: $64/1.3 oz = Sample/$16.25 value

The value of each product in this set makes the set a $49.38 value.

Living Proof Styling Essentials - Stylist Chris McMillan uses Living Proof products on celebrity clients like Jennifer Aniston, the brand’s co-owner. Get the same results at home with this collection of six of the brand’s essentials, plus Chris’s tips and tricks for creating three go-to summer styles.

Since I recently tried Living Proof's Prime and loved it, this was the perfect opportunity to get a deluxe sample size along with other products in the line to try.

This set includes 6 products:

Prime Style Extender (1 oz) - A weightless hairstyling primer that protects and extends the life of your style. 

Full size: $20/5 oz = Sample/$4 value

Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer (0.25 oz) - A hair texturizer that amplifies volume with flexible hold. 

Full size: $24/2 oz = Sample/$3 value

Restore Mask Treatment (1 oz) - An intensive weekly treatment that nourishes each strand, increasing strength and manageability, leaving hair soft, shiny and smooth. 

Full size: $42/8 oz = Sample/$5.25 value 

Restore Shampoo (0.33 oz) - A gentle cleansing shampoo that replenishes moisture and improves manageability. 

Full size: $28/8 oz = Sample/$1.16 value

Restore Conditioner(0.33 oz) - A nourishing daily conditioner that renews softness, shine, and manageability. Restore makes dry or damaged hair look, feel, and behave like virgin hair.

Full size: $28/8 oz = Sample/$1.16 value

Nourishing Styling Cream (0.33 oz) - A styling cream that smooths, conditions, and eliminates frizz by blocking humidity without weighing hair down.

Full size: $36/8 oz = Sample/$1.49 value

Total value of this set = $16.05

Tocca Cleopatra Fragrance Viaggio - The Tocca name is synonymous with chic European style and old-world romanticism. Launched in 1994 with its wildly popular sari dress, the clothing and beauty brand continues to be a go-to for the perfect frock, luxurious indulgences, and sumptuous fragrances. Tocca is renowned worldwide for creating distinctive, exquisite scents with feminine sensibility that are also reminiscent of familiar places.

One of my absolute favorites scents is Tocca's Stella, a sweet and fresh blood orange scent.  I am absolutely addicted to it, so I was eager to try out this scent.  Cleopatra has notes of grapefruit and cucumber.

This set contained two products, and as you can tell, I wasted no time burning this candle.  

Cleopatra Rollerball EDP (.17 oz) - Cleopatra is infused with the crisp, fresh scent of juicy grapefruit and soothing cucumber. This almond oil-enriched bath and body collection is perfect for cooling the skin - and soothing mind and body.

Full size: $68/1.7 oz = Sample/$6.80 value

Cleopatra Mini Candelina (2 oz) - Whatever your mood, Tocca candles provide a pastiche of dazzle and comfort letting you mix and match your ever-changing mood.

Full size: $38/10.6 oz = Sample/$7.17 value

Total value of this set = $13.97

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads (7 pads) - These Facial Radiance Pads contain just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to make them safe and effective for daily use, even for people with reactive skin. Cucumber and Indian gooseberry tone the face, while lemon peel and licorice root leave the skin bright and glowing. First Aid Beauty's facial radiance pads are free of harsh chemicals and colorants.

Full size: $28/60 pads = Sample/$3.27 value

The grand total value of everything received is estimated at $82.66.  Since I used 1600 points total, I had to spend $1600 to receive all these perks.  That is a little more than 5% back.

To read my review of many of the popular beauty rewards programs, click HERE.

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  1. Oh wow is that caudal set ever worth the points! So happy I stumbled across your post. Thanks so much for highlighting so many sets!


  2. what a great post! very nice work adding up the values


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