Sephora's Friends & Family Sale 2009 Begins!, Inc.

Sephora Friends & Family Sale 2009

Just a heads up my dearest beauty friends, Sephora’s Friends & Family Sale will begin October 19th and end November 2nd, 2009. During the sale, you’ll get 20% off nearly everything with code FF2009. It’s still a few weeks away, so you can expect a reminder post closer to the sale start date!

(This post has been updated to reflect 2009 info!)

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I just made my big purchase. I ended up getting several different items than I’d planned on.

*Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes
*MUFE Matte Pearl Brown Aqua Eyeliner (pencil)
*Clinique Long Wearing Lip Gloss–Goldspun
*Fredric Fekkai Protein RX Treatment
*PTR Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads
*Too Faced Drop Dead Red Lipstick

And, I got a FULL SIZE Benefit lipstick for going over $100 in my beauty bank as an “insider,” which is fab!! Since it was a pinkish color, I dropped the NARS lip laquer, because frankly, I have lots of pinky/raspberry lip stuff all ready. . . I’ll just have to get it another time–along with the many other things I really wanted!!!


What did everyone else actually buy??

Happy Shopping Everyone!!!!


I lost the pink Benefit lipstick I got with my Beauty Insider membership at the store and I was wondering if you could tell me if you knew the name of he color?


As a beauty insider, I got an email invitation for the IN-STORE 20%off, so I’ll be making my discount purchases this Saturday morning, yay!!!
I much rather shop in person so I can verify how they look on me. I’m trying to get more into skincare since I have more make up than I know what to do with, but it’s such a gamble since most products break me out. =(
Lipsticks and lipliners are on the top of my list, I have mostly glosses and the lipsticks are freebies from clinique gwp sets, so I need colors I will actually wear.
I’m planning on getting some scrub/exfoliator and Dermadoctor’s “Aint Misbehavin Skin Clarifying & Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 30” it sounds like it’s made just for me, so hopefully my skin will agree and we’ll live blemish, oil and uv ray-free happily ever after =)
Maybe Tarte’s big ol’ palette, their eyeshadows are freaking awesome.

I got the in-store thing too!! Unfortunately I’m not going to be around this weekend so I made purchases online and took a chance. You can return in-store within 60 days so I feel comfy about it. Here’s what I got:

Dylan’s Candy Bar Re-Treat bath gel in Birthday Cake Batter
Bliss orange/pepper bath set
Guerlain Midnight Butterfly palette
Fresh Strawberry Flowers perfume

I might get some other stuff, but these were my must-haves.

By the way – if you sign up on (it’s free) and click to Sephora through their website, you get an 8% rebate on your total purchase. I use ebates all the time, and every 3 months you literally get a check in the mail with all your rebates lumped together for that quarter. It won’t show up on your Sephora purchase, but it will show up in ebates account. So actually I got 28% off…totally excited.

I have ebates, too, so I also am going to have a nice hefty check in my mail in a few months! 🙂

Just a sidenote thought–sometimes when you use a coupon code they don’t have listed, you may not get credited the amt back, so email them if you don’t see it up once your credit card gets charged. FYI.

Is it possible to post the in-store coupon? It is so much easier to buy when you can test stuff.

I got the Clarisonic Brush, UD Book of Shadows, and Phyto Hair Relaxer.

It’s specialized for beauty insiders with their name and local store, and only some beauty insiders got it (I didn’t get it).

aww man i didnt get the in store coupon either! im a beauty insider and i dont even think i got the email saying that the sale was going on! i dont understand!! haha

I’m going in store in Saturday….if you’re a beauty insider member you should have gotten the invitation to print off (fyi Canadians you can go and use this in store!)

Ok I got a TON of stuff… but keep in mind that I haven’t gotten much makeup since Naughty Nauticals and I had a nice big gift card from my birthday =) OKAY here goes…

NARS blush – Crazed
NARS Duo E/S – Cheyenne, Brazil, Alhambra, Bohemian Gold, Isolde, Sugarland
NARS single E/S – Nepal, Himalaya, Ashes to Ashes
NARS Duo Lip Gloss – Giza/Boogie Nights
NARS Lip Gloss – Sweet Dreams, Tempest, Stolen Kisses
NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss Collection
NARS Lipstick – Catfight, Tutti Frutti
Stila Shine On Gift Of Glaze
Cargo Eyelighter – White
Bliss Change Your Spots
CLEAN Coffret Set
Anastasia Brow Kit – brunette

Phew. I feel so guilty yet so accomplished at the same time! lol 😛

I had a lot more in my basket but thankfully, I wised up and pared it down!!

* NARS Super Orgasm
* Stila Step out and Shine Color Collection and Clutch (wanted to try the new Pomegranate Crush lip and cheek stain
* Benefit Some Kind-A Gorgeous (my sister has this, I tried it and loved it)
* Urban Decay 24/7 Travel Size Set of 5 – VIP

That’s it!! Thanks, Christine, for letting us know about all the friends and family promotions. My husband probably doesn’t think you’re doing us a service – but I sure do!

DIOR Diorskin Shimmer Star – Amber Diamond (Christine, if you really had to buy another one of Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond it’s probably a must own!)

NARS Bronzing Powder – Laguna (of course but I will not open this one until summer as I will be using the Diorskin. Don’t worry, powdery product will last for years especially if you don’t open it)

Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer – Green (I’ve been waiting to try this one as my face easily turns pink during winter)

Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder Kit (DEAL OF THE KINGDOM if you have been looking to buy a kabuki brush as well)

Sephora Brand Body Wash – Citrus Sage Shower Gel (for only $3 and smells refreshing!)

DIOR Holiday face Palette (This is not so shimmery as the Diamond Shimmer Powder nor it is as expensive as the Black Diamond Powder. This one was purchased at a department store since Sephora does not carry it)

GREAT! Now I’m broke!!!

I ordered:

MUFE E/s Matte Yellow
MUFE e/s Orange Coral Matte
MUFE e/s Diamond Green
MUFE e/s apple Green (matte)
NARS Blush LoveJoy
NARS Blush Outlaw
Urban Decay e/s Green Goddess and Twice Baked

I am going back for foundation and Shu eyecurler, now when is MAC having another sale like last year or was it this year for 15% off.

I’m now even more of a broke, first year med student than I was before this sale–but I think it was worth it! Plus, some of this will work out nicely as gifts 🙂

*PTR Gentle Complexion Correction Pads
*PTR Max Complexion Correction Pads
*Philosophy Purity Made Simple (original)
*Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash
*Tarte Purse Your Lips Limited Edition Lipgloss Clutch
*Laura Geller Lip Strip Cooling Sugar Scrub
*REN Multi Mineral Detoxifying Facial Mask
*REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
*Stila Shine On Gift Of Glaze
*Sephora Brand Metro Train Case
*Tweezerman Petite Tweezer Set – Dream Garden/Pink

…and I just now realized that somehow the Anthony Logistics Acne Answers for my brother is not on the list of what I bought…and it’s out of stock. Guess I’ll have to go and buy in store 😛

Lol, actually, this will be the first time using any of these products…but after reading the reviews, I thought this might help me with my skincare issues, especially now that winter’s coming! Seriously, last winter was a nightmare (oily=acne + hyperpigmentation, but then add in Retin-A + winter = extreme flakiness)…not good!

Btw, FF2008 is still working today–I actually just placed an order about an hour ago with it! Had to find something for my brother, so ended up with the Anthony Logistics Perfect Shave kit. He’s kind of hard to shop for, but he’s at the age where he’s getting interested in skincare, so hopefully he’ll like!

I received part of my order yesterday and I know this sounds…..petty…..but I didn’t get any of the samples I chose! I received things like men’s shaving balm and some random eye cream! I shouldn’t be disappointed since they were free but I do feel somewhat…cheated?!

Totally agree, Lisa! I got some nasty smelling fragrances instead of my original request. You should be able to receive what you chose at the time of order. Otherwise why even bother to give choices in the first place! You should write to Sephora if you have time.

Okay, sorry for being cheap, but does anybody know any free shipping codes too? LOL 🙂

Im not sure if I’ll go beyond 50/60 dollars! Im still saving for the MAC ones!

Unfortunately one can only use a single code at Sephora on any given order. So if you want the discount, you can’t have free shipping as well. 🙁

Their website isn’t working right now (12:11am) due to “High traffic”…i’ve spent the last hour and a half on the site so that wouldn’t happen…just my luck lol

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