Sephora vs Ulta: Sampler Gift Bags+

(Beauty Haul Part 3) Hopefully, this is the last segment of this mixed haul. Not really a comparison of the two sampler gift bags, considering that the order from Sephora was placed at least a couple of weeks prior to the Ulta one. But just happens I haven’t unveiled either of these yet.

This is Sephora‘s Playful Prep Sample Bag (at the time was available with any $25 purchase and the coupon code; this bag and two others are sold out, but if I’m not mistaken you can still get the Mistletoe Moments bag, link)



IF I were to compare the actual bag with the one below, this one seems to be better quality and looks more chic.


  • NARS Audacious Mascara in Black Moon
  • Bumble and bumble. Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil20151212_024954-1
  • Stella McCartney Eau de Parfum
  • GlamGlow mud to foam Thirstycleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser
  • Sephora Oil Infusion Color & Care Lip Gloss in Bubbly Grenadine, swatched to the right.
  • Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm – Natural Mint
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara in Excessive Black
  • Urban Decay all nighter Makeup Setting Spray

This is Ulta‘s Online Only FREE 20-pc Berry Glam Beauty Sample Gift Bag (with any $60 purchase, no coupon code was needed, it just needed to be added to the cart).



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  • Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Your Secret Weapon Against Pores set – PRO balm and License to Blot
  • Pureology Colour Fanatic Instant Deep-Conditioning Mask
  • Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau de Toilette for Men
  • Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum
  • Ralph Lauren Romance Eau de Parfum
  • Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette
  • It’s a 10 miracle leave-in product
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick – comes in four little non-reusable samples (they look like pill packets) for Venom, Bang, Sheer Liar, and Matte Stark Naked
  • Ulta Legendary Lengths Mascara in Jet Black
  • Whish body butter Winterberry
  • Two Faced Born This Way Foundation sample packets
  • Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction for Hair – sample packet
  • Nip+Fab Skin Dragon’s blood Fix Plumping Serum – sample packet
  • Clarins Paris Super Restorative Day Cream – sample packet
  • philosophy purity made simple 3-in-1 cleanser – sample packet
  • NIA114 Technology StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer – sample packet
  • skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream – sample packet
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo – peel swatch sheet
  • Ulta $5 off Ulta brand products coupon
  • $15 off any $75 online purchase coupon
  • $10 off any $50 online purchase of Bareminerals products coupon
  • 20% off next Dermalogica Skin Bar Service coupon
  • 20% off next Salon Visit coupon

Quite a few of those in the Ulta bag have been in other Ulta Bag samplers. And although I love the online coupons, you can only use one at a time per order :/  I think these are great if you’re already getting $60/75 worth of items, but I wouldn’t recommend chasing after them by adding things to your cart to get these bags unless there are a few things in it that you really want to try.

Then to finish this post out, I have the It Cosmetics “it’s your top 5 superstars & more!” 6-Piece collection from QVC:



Contains (all full-sizes, except for the last 2):

  • Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer
  • Celebration Foundation Illumination
  • Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi
  • Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara
  • Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
  • Heavenly Luxe Master Brush
  • Full Coverage Physcial SPF 50 CC+ Cream – sample packet
  • No. 50 Serum Collagen Veil Anti-Aging Primer – sample packet

Of this one, I’ve only tried the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer (via a sample from another haul).



6 thoughts on “Sephora vs Ulta: Sampler Gift Bags+

  1. The bags look great! I totally forgot to add the Sephora bag to my online purchase. ): The It cosmetics box looks like it has some great products. I haven’t tried too much from them.

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