Sephora gives Itself a Makeover

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Or at least its website gets one!  Head on over to Sephora to see their brand spankin’ new website.

Sephora Website

Screenshot of New Sephora Website


Sephora has changed their website around, I never really had any problem with finding anything on the Sephora site (except for searching sometimes, hopefully their search function is more refined!), so even though I tried exploring it a bit,  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for, in terms of improvements.

The Differences according to them:

An Advanced Product Finder

It says you can search beyond just colour.  To help you find the perfect product for you,  items have been tagged with features (like anti-aging, their ingredients), so you can refine your search in different ways.


A new magazine called “The Glossy” is available in the trends section.

Advice and Other Beauty Resources

How to videos, advice and product suggestions from both Sephora pros and other website users.

Beauty Insider Central

A special section for beauty insiders to track their points balances and see available rewards.


I think this is the best part,  you can now pre-shop for your trip online!  Check what is in stock at your local Sephora and make a shopping list.  This is especially good for something (like a specific colour) you would want to try out beforehand.  Also,  my local Sephora often disappoints with their out of stock products.  Last week, for their Chic Week special, I wanted an Origins mask and Too Faced BB cream and a few other things…  all out   🙁

Have you visited the new website yet?  Do you like it?
As they say….

Sephora Website


Sephora Haul for March 29, 2012

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So today I went to Sephora to pick up a few things…..  and I was so happy when they told me it was a VIB event, today only, where I saved 15% off everything!  Wooo HOoo!   So I did end up getting a few more things that I went there for,  but I am definitely happy with my haul today.   I never got any email about this (although the salesgirl assured me that at least 3 emails had gone out regarding it,  several other people in line said they didn’t receive any emails about it either).  So….  expect some more product reviews coming your way really soon!

Here is my Haul…..  did I mention I got a big bag of samples and an umbrella?!

Sephora Haul

My Sephora Haul


I love it when you go to buy something, and you get an extra bonus off!

My Beauty Booty Loot:

  • Phyto 9  Nourishing Day Cream with 9 Plans for Ultra-Dry Hair.  Post-winter hair is unhappy  🙁
  • Bumble and Bumble Mending Shampoo and Mending Conditioner.  Again,  post winter hair is unhappy.  Hopefully I can get a trim to get rid of the really damaged ends and this will take care of the rest of my hair!
  • Bliss Starter Set – Triple Oxygen.  Contains travel sizes of “Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Cleansing Foam, Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask (which I have ALWAYS wanted to try!), “Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Gel, and Triple Oxygen +C Energizing Cream.   Because my hair isn’t the only winter casualty…  my skin has taken a beating as well!
  • “The Original BeautyBlender” makeup sponge – I need to blend better
  • Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil.  I hope this lives up to the hype,  I only got the small bottle (15 mL/.5 fl oz.)  But we will see if it seems to work….
  • Murad Acne Spot Treatment.  Just to have on hand.
  • Tarte Beauty and the Box – Amazonian clay eye shadow quad and Lights, Camera, Lashes! mini-mascara.  I will have no shortage of mascaras to review!  I also needed some brown everyday shadows.  These look a bit shimmery, but I think they’ll work!  and finally….
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Fair.   I was torn between getting Fair and getting Light,  but I decided to go with Fair (the lighter one) and I can always get another one in Light come summer when my skin tans a bit.  I had wanted to try the Too Faced BB cream,  but they were all out of the light colours.  Trying the sample,  it did seem a bit shimmery though, so maybe the smashbox one is better to try first!

My samples packet contained:

Sephora Samples

Samples Packet

  • Sephora Full Action – Extreme Effect Mascara
  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash – Extra Black Mascara
  • Bumble and Bumble Thickening Shampoo and Thickening Conditioner samples
  • Perfume Sample – Viva La Juicy
  • Perfume Sample – BCBGMAXAZRIA
  • Givenchy Mister Light – Instant Light Corrective Pen sample.  This one is on since it says it is a pen,  the picture is of a pen,  except it is in a little packet.  Weird  🙂
I love Stuff

When I checked my email later that night,  I HAD received an email from Sephora regarding their “Chic Week” from March 30 – April 5.  Weird, since when I was in the store they said it was a “Today Only!” type of thing.  But whatever  🙂  Maybe VIB’s got an advanced day before regular Beauty Insiders did?

Did you get to participate in the “Chic Week” event?  What did you get???, Inc.