No, I did not make Rouge status at Sephora and it was purely intentional. I just don’t see the see it as a benefit with my points adding up to samples that should be free. However, I do love all things beauty so I still shop at Sephora but I’m no longer in a race to make Rouge and if I get a better deal elsewhere, I’m buying it elsewhere!
I knew for weeks (with the mounds of Sephora emails) when the Rouge and VIB sale was happening. I did not make a list or conjure up a way to maximize my points. I simply went online the day of the sale and got a few things on my wishlist because 20% off is a deal and I’ll take it. I like not having the pressure of purchasing enough so that I can get a limited edition Marc Jacob’s lipstick (that I’ll never wear) or a bunch of sample size beauty items that are instantly out of stock the day they launch. Yes, they occasionally have some good 500 point perks if you can get your hands on them.
I shopped online to re-stock some favorites, try something new, vamp up my anti-aging lip plumping, and get something I’ve wanted for a long time.
Here is my Sephora VIB haul. All photos are stock from their website until I receive my shipment. Then I will do a full review of all products I haven’t already reviewed.
Update: As of December 31st, 2016 I was $81 USD away from Sephora VIB Rouge, which is nothing in comparison to what I spend in a single trip. I still didn’t make it and this time it was intentional. The fabulous, yet impossible samples or should be free samples just aren’t worth my hard earned money, so until Sephora steps it up, I have no interest in making Rouge.
I hope you enjoys my Sephora VIB sale picks and I can’t wait to see yours!
What do you think of Sephora’s point system! Give Me Some Lip!!