Is being a Sephora VIB Rouge member worth it?

Stop what your doin’ cause I’m about to ruin…

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In my opinion being a rouge member is not worth going out of your way to spend $1000.

Here is what you get for being a member and why I did not benefit from much of it.

Attend free rouge events- I don’t hang out with strangers. In fact, I’m an introvert. I get anxious around people I do not know and I definitely won’t talk to anyone just for the hell of it. Not for me, nope.

Get free stuff- I never got anything “free”. All of the free offers were coupon codes for product or samples that you could redeem during checkout. Meaning you have to buy something to get something for free. I’m not going to buy something just so I can grab a free sample or a lipstick in a shade I won’t even wear. I’ve collected way to many totes from them. Stahp!

Free Shipping- They already give you free shipping if you spend over $50. I’ve never in my life placed an order for anything less than $50 on Sephora’s website. Who even does that?

Unlimited access to the beauty studio- I’m a rouge member cause I got mad skillz and hoard makeup. I’m pretty confident I can do my own makeup better than any person working at a Sephora. No beauty studio needed here.

Private concierge- If you are spending that much money you probably already know so much about product and how to use it. I can see how this is helpful to some who need to find the right skincare or foundation for their skin type. But I do believe you can figure all that out on your own. I’m a resourceful person and I like to get it done on my own. 🙂

Additional perk- Early access to sales and such. This is cool, however I never took advantage of getting a day earlier to shop. Truthfully, I don’t feel like I missed out rather I lucked out. The day the rouge sale went live for VIB members was 11/5 from 7-9 in stores and I think online..Anyway I missed it and shopped online today 11/6. Ebates had an 8% cash back offer + the 20% off VIB code so that means I am saving 28% on my order in total. Sign up for ebates!!!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Please understand I LOVE SEPHORA! I have dreams that I’m shopping there with an unlimited bank account and I can take whatever I want for free. I’m not kidding. Being in a Sephora is close to heaven for me. They need to let us start having sleepovers with our friends there as events. Then I would go!

My loves, I don’t mean to come off as negative. I’m just expressing my disappointment in this program. I may or may not qualify for rouge again. I can tell you that I won’t go out of my way to keep the status. If it happens it happens.

Please do share you experience with me. Did you love being a rouge member?

New in! Makeup Geek Eye Shadows in Neutral Shades

I received a special package today! Woot! I’m finally able to give these Makeup Geek shadows a whirl. I ordered 6 shades. Silly me did not realize I could fit 9 shades in a Z Palette.

I picked up the Z Palette from Ebay for $9. It was labeled as factory defect which is totally fine by me because there is only a dent when I lift the top to reveal the shadows. The shadows I chose are all natural shades. I desperately needed some matte shades to compliment all the Urban Decay Naked palettes I own. Each shadow was an affordable $5.99. Shipping came through First Class USPS Mail, so it took a solid week to arrive.

 

Colors in order:

Beaches & Cream

Peach Smoothie

Chickadee

Creme Brulee

Latte

Cocoa Bear

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I hope these shadows are as amazing as I’ve heard. What other colors should I add to my collection?

Sephora Coupon that never ends!

I was surprised to find out that many people wait for the Sephora beauty insider sale to save money on higher end products. The truth is they always have a coupon for you to use and save some money. The savings come through Ebates.

All you have to do is click on the ebates logo below, create an account with your email address and click on the Sephora icon then shop as usual. Every few months Ebates will mail a check or put money in your paypal account. This past year I received $278 back in the form of a check for using Ebates whenever I shop online. Plus you get a $10 gift card for free for signing up! I picked the Target one when I first signed up.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back
Seriously friends, it’s that easy. Don’t miss out on saving money if you are an online shopper like me. I need to buy an eye cream and if there is no Sephora sale I will definitely use my Ebates account for 8% back.  Also, whenever Sephora has a Beauty Insider sale you can still use Ebates to save up to 19-24% in total. Usually they have  4% back during a sale period. It’s better than nothing.

Oh! And there are so many other beauty sites you can purchase from through Ebates. Right now Lancome is 10% back, Clinique is 4% back and Kiehl’s is 7.5% back.

Here is my secret, I will only make purchases when Sephora has the highest cash back promotion going on and that’s 8%. If I need to make a purchase and they only have 4% back I will wait a few days and check back.

START SAVING NOW– with this link: http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=PHggR9IKlLKp3vLYQt%2BblQ%3D%3D&eeid=26471

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We are all beauty junkies looking to save some cash so we can buy even more lippies, right?!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail Polish Silk Gold #260

This polish dries quickly, reflects light and is a beautiful alternative to a creamy neutral. I love the brush on these Rimmel polishes, they are huge! That’s what she said. 🙂

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Silk Gold #260

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