Rocksbox Set #1 Review
As a VIB Rouge rewards member I received an invite to the Beauty Before Brunch event this past Sunday at Sephora. This was the first event I was eligible for and the first one I have attended.
- Sephora Green Tea Mask
- Peter Thomas Roth Mini Masks
- Tarte “the sculptor” face contour stick in “Park Ave Princess”
- Tarte “Amazonian clay” concealer in “fair-light”
- Sephora Collection waterproof liquid liner in “Black Lace”
- Living Proof night cap overnight perfector
- Clarins Shaping Facial Lift
- Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume
- Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (100 rewards points)
- Tarte Flush cheek stain (gift after purchasing two Tarte products)
VIB Rouge Gift Bag
- Fold-over Sephora pouch
- Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume sample
- Formula X Nail polish in “Paramount” (full size)
- BUXOM Lip Cream in “Pink Lady” sample
- Benefit Puff Off sample
- Shiseido Ultimune sample
- Caviar Repair Instant Recover Shampoo & Conditioner sample
- Nude Omega treatment milk sample
As a new VIB Rouge member I was not sure what to expect as I had read reviews from other members that said Sephora events rarely happened and when they did they were disappointing. The Sephora I attended for this event was in Sarasota, FL at the new UTC Sarasota Mall. This mall opened back in October so it is still in its first year.
While the event was lovely and I received several sample gifts as well as the VIB Rouge gift bag. I felt a bit like the mini-makeovers and help I received was geared too much towards getting me to make a purchase. As a VIB member I have obviously spent a significant amount of money at Sephora. So I would really like to see the event be geared towards teaching me new beauty techniques, thanking me for my continued support of their store, etc. It felt more like I was at one of those at home jewelry parties that shove overpriced products down your throat while telling you how philantrophic the company is. That was my only suggestion but the event was fun, the associates were very friendly and welcoming. I cannot wait for the next event.
Courtesy of Influenster I received a sample of the new Reveal for men fragrance from Calvin Klein. Even though I am completely down with women using men’s fragrances I decided to have my fiance test this fragrance and give me his opinion along with my own. Two heads, or noses, are better than one right?
My fiance spritzed the scent on his chest, blending it in with his wrists and immediately said “That is strong.” I did not agree as I thought the scent was subtle and did not attack my nostrils like some of the other fragrances he has worn.
“It smells like I have been in the kitchen with an apron on baking cookies all day.” He said next. Coming from him I was surprised because he is not the stereotypical dude and actually does most of our cooking. He then explained that it gave him the feminine vibe from the scent rather than a manly woodsy one. My guess is that his nose was picking up the vanilla a lot more than mine hence the baking cookies comment.
The scent mixed with his natural scent was very appealing. Closing my eyes and smelling it had me imagining him in the woods chopping down half the forrest in order to build me the most magnificent log cabin. Before I could allow myself to daydream further he interrupted by saying again how strong the scent was.
Sadly I do no think this will be a scent I will be purchasing for him. Although I do plan on seeking out the Reveal fragrance for women as I thought the mens scent was luxurious.
Lost Girl received this product(s) complimentary to test and/or review from Influenster.com