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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sephora Haul - October 2012
Free samples on top row, Cinderella Sephora by OPI mini nail polishes, Betsey Johnson Sephora by OPI polish in the color Sparkling Personality
Cinderella Sephora by OPI mini polish swatches
Betsey Johnson Sephora by OPI Sparkling Personality Swatch
I purchased the above for only $16.49, a retail value of $34.00 (not including free samples). How did I get such a bargain, you ask? I first went to retailmenot.com and looked for the best coupon to use for my order. I used a free shipping code since I didn't want to order $50 worth of products, which is their requirement for free shipping. Then I went to Mr. Rebates for cash back. That cash back ($0.89) isn't included in my total, that's just an extra I'm not counting. But if you want me to, that brings my total down to $15.60. I used two gift cards I received from wrapp.com, one for $10 and one for $5. I received the first one by checking Sephora's Facebook page on Friday and they were offering a $10 gift card for free. I then received the second one from a friend who sent me a free $5 gift card from wrapp.com. So that was $15 off my order! Doing my little Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy bargain dance!
To my surprise, the Cinderella glitter polishes aren't rough to the touch with just one top coat of Seche Vite. I'm planning on either a gradient manicure using these polishes or a chevron one. So stay tuned for a post showing one of those manicures soon. The Betsey Johnson polish is very pretty, it looks better on the swatch than in the bottle. On to the free samples, the Taylor Swift perfume smells really good, I like her latest one, didn't like the first one she came out with. The L'Occitane lotion was snagged by hubby! QVC is having a TSV soon for that product line, it brings the price down a bit, it's an expensive brand, but fabulous. Check out my TSV preorder info here. I bought that kit last year and shared it with hubby. I haven't tried the other two samples yet. Don't you love getting free samples! Sephora is always generous with them, if you shop online. I haven't had much luck getting any in person at the local store, so I shop mostly online! I'm holding out for my other Sephora purchases to be made in November when hopefully I will receive the VIB 20% off coupon. So stay tuned for that haul post, hopefully!