Sephora Gift Set Wishlist

Apparently, Violet Voss is coming to Sephora and I am a little bummed about it. I guess this does make the brand more accessible but in all honesty, they have such hard time keeping items in stock on their own site – how are they going to stock another retailer? Also, Sephora kinda’ sucks – I would much rather keep purchasing products directly from Violet Voss and I will but this partnership doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

Even though Sephora really does mostly suck, they have some amazing gift sets. I have already said that gift sets are either a great introduction to the a brand or a complete waste, I am hoping that these will be the former!

I recently got to try a couple of items from Amore Pacific and they were amazing, they are also ridiculously expensive. I have been using The Essential Creme Fluid as my daytime moisturizer and I love it, this set includes a full-size of their fluid and deluxe samples of their Treatment Enzyme Peel and Moisture Bound face mist. The Green Tea Me Gorgeous trio retails at $108 which is a steal given the fact that the fluid itself retails for $98.

They also released a comprehensive collection of samples in their Essentials Collection, this set includes 6 products and retails for $65, my only concern is that the sample sizes will be itty-bitty at this price point and might not be as good of a sampling of the brand.

…and if you have not guessed by now, I am complete skincare junkie 😀 Next, is this Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio from Herbivore. You get to sample their 3 signature rose products for $39.

Farmacy has a very lovely Honey Harvest Kit that includes a full-sized face cream and two additional samples for $45.

This next set are already products that I have used and enjoyed, the Bite Beauty Agave Kisses Set includes their agave lip scrub, mask and balm for $20.


For some actual makeup, I want this little holiday duo from Dior – you get a full-size mascara and an eye-shadow compact for $29.50 which is basically like getting the shadows for free!


Just like 10 kits and 100’s of minis, I think that is reasonable 😉 What are your thoughts on the sample kits, worth it or no?

Thanks for stopping by <3


  • stashy

    That Farmacy Honey Harvest Kit is calling to me! I’ve been wanting to try those items for ages.
    I’m wondering if Burberry will have a set – last year they had a good one but I was too late to grab one.

    • Stella

      I have been wanting to try their new face cream for ages and I already know that the other 2 items are pretty good! Ooohhh…I will have to keep an eye out for that. I don’t know if I have ever tried anything from them or not…

    • Stella

      Haha! Well, their customer service in the metro isn’t great and we have some big stores here that are destination shopping locations (MOA) and having worked in retail, I expect better. Also, you have to spend a ridiculous amount of money to be a part of their Rouge Program and the benefits don’t really make it worth it. ULTA gives so much more back to their customers at a fraction of the cost to be in their rewards program. I was in line at MOA and a gal was telling the clerk that she had missed Rouge status by 9 dollars or some small amount and the year had expired on her VIB status so she had to start over. The clerk’s response was – spend more money this year. I set all of my stuff down and walked out. Those are my top reasons 🙂

      • lipstickcocktails

        Fair. I understand the issue with the amount of money it takes to be rouge. I agree that it is ridiculous. I feel like I get great service at all the stores near me, but that definitely is a location thing. I actually prefer them to Ulta. I don’t know, I just can’t get into Ulta that much. I’ll shop there every so often, but if I can get what I need from Sephora I always go there first.

        • Stella

          Yea – definitely depends n the location! I live in an area where there are like 2 ULTA stores to every Sephora so it makes it easy for me to go in there. But if I can only get something at Sephora, I will order it. At least there are options!

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