Hold onto your hats as I am about to delve into the one and only beauty mecca, Sephora. Being away in the States meant that Sephora was at the very top of my agenda. Sad but true, browsing the beauty aisles and soaking in the American bounty was a sheer delight. I may have done some serrrrrious damage within these four walls but every single penny spent was oh so worth it. Now Sephora ships to the UK I thought I would share with you a bit about their Beauty Insider programme, the equivalent of our Boots Advantage Card. Even living outside the States you can sign up to this rewards programme, collect points and indulge in their bonus treats. Knowing that I was going to be dropping some serious doe I ensured I signed up to take advantage of any offers that were on whilst I was away.
When you first become a beauty insider you get a black and white card which is swiped with each transaction. The more you spend, the more points you get. These points can be redeemed on 100, 250 or even 500 point perks. The Nude Serum and Elizabeth and James Perfume are examples of 100 point perks and the Nars Mini Set was an indulgent 500 point perk. These items change quite often and are on display at the checkout so you can choose which mini to take home. Being a beauty insider also means you get birthday gifts and if you do live in the States, you can be invited to store events and partake in product previews.
If you are a serious beauty junkie then you will be upgraded to the VIB club. A snazzy silver card with this I received 10% off my next purchase, free shipping on my next order (States only) and a free makeover. With this status you also get advance access to sales and private VIB only shopping events. The next level on the beauty addict list is the illusive VIB Rouge level. Similar to the Ndulge Deluxe at Space NK this is for the serious beauty spenders. Thanks to my mum and I using the same card and picking things up for friends, I managed to jump into that threshold on the last day of my holiday. With this you get a smart red card and free Bite Lipstick made exclusive for VIB Rouge members. If you are visiting a Sephora anytime soon, shopping online or even just want to sign up – make sure you have a points card in your wallet to get even more beauty perks.