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New Sephora Limited Edition Bag Available Now!

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The Sephora Favorites: The Ultimate Travel Bag is now available for purchase online! Thanks to LLBORK on the forum for the heads up!

The Box: Sephora Favorites: The Ultimate Travel Bag

The Cost: $42 (Valued at $118)

COUPON: Pick your free gift COUPON from this page.

The Products:
– 1.35 oz ALTERNA CAVIAR Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
– 1.35 oz ALTERNA CAVIAR Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Conditioner
– 0.5 oz Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder
– 2.5 oz L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil
– 1.69 oz Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water
– 1 oz Origins Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
– 0.98 oz Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask
– 0.9 oz LAVANILA The Healthy Mini Deodorant in Pure Vanilla
– 0.5 oz Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
– 0.5 oz Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
– 0.33 oz Murad Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
– 0.25 oz Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation®
– 0.23 oz tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.17 oz Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Are you grabbing one?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Yes I got it and it has already shipped yay! I am almost done with the exfolikate that I received I think it was in the limited edition popsugar box ..I can’t remember which one and I love it so good timing with that and I can’t believe how much it cost $24 for the .5 oz so definitely a good deal with this sample bag. Also I’ve been dying to try Sunday Riley Luna oil. I got the egg mask in a birchbox but I gave it to my sister who wanted to try it so now I have another opportunity to try it and that alone cost $8 for that mask! The l’occtainte almond oil is another one and it also retails for like $9 so I definitely think this bag is worth it! I also got the new TARTE Skin Squad Deluxe Discovery Set for $22 to get free shipping it has the bb cream, blush and the mascara and three other things and I added the drunk elephant free sample if you spend over $35 that had some good choices to pick from with additional 3 free samples so I think it was a good buy!

  2. I’m a bit upset with myself. I JUST bought that exfoliator two or three days ago. It’s $22 all on it’s own which is HALF of the box! I’m seriously considering returning it, I want to buy this but don’t need two of the same item. For me it’s like the box costs around $20 if I were to return it and just get the item again.

    At the same time I don’t really NEED these items, and they aren’t really things I’ve been craving to try out later so I’ll probably just stick with what I have.

  3. I really try very little of what I get, but I enjoy receiving those boxes and opening them up! I pick and save what I really want to try. The rest I accumulate and take to the women’s shelter. The ladies in the front really light up when I bring a box in and it’s well worth to see their faces. So, those with stashes, yes! consider donating them.

    This box is a little high.

    • I do that too. I take all the samples from my too many boxes which I know I have no interest in, along w/ all my Ipsy bags which I do not need or use to my local Women’s Abuse Shelter. I add in stuff for the kids that are there w/ them that I get on clearance sales. Last month I took up my 3 months worth of stash, (3 huge boxes..Hmm..might I have a Subscription Addiction?) and discovered some items they were in need of also and one totally surprised me but made me happy too. The surprising one was they accept and cherish fresh fruit, vegetables and meats. I never heard of that before. So I am excited to start looking for good fruit and meats at Costco and I will certainly take all my extra veggies from my garden to them this Summer. Also, they recently started an art therapy program so I got supplies for adult and child coloring books, plain paper, colored pencils, crayons and paints all on clearance. Hence, my Subscription Addiction is beneficial to me and the Community which totally justifies it in my World!

      • Hi, twin!

  4. Too pricey

  5. $42 is way to much for samples and like every one else here i have so much stuff right now. I keep it in a large shoe box under my bed lol..i wish we could post pictures of our stashes cause ya’ll now we box addicts have a stash!!

    • Seriously. When I first saw this, I was like, “Sephora, take my money,” but the price is a bit high for me to actually do that. I have enough of all of these types of products to choke a horse.

  6. Ordered one. I can always use more samples, and needed to do some more Sephora shopping so I also grabbed a few other things.

  7. Well I almost bought it – but a big thank you to everyone who commented here bc after reading comments, I realized I already have way too many products at home already and I don’t really need to add to my collection.
    If it was maybe $25ish and I still had Flash shipping, I’d probably go for it… but for now I’m saying no. (and hopefully after Liz’s review it’ll be sold out or I still have enough will power to say no)

  8. I totally caved….I’ve been wanting to try quite a few of these products. Plus, going on vacation in June, and these will be great for travel! Fun stuff!

  9. Little pricey. I too am on product overload. And I was going to get it (addict) but the Nats set I was going to use with my points is gone so that sealed it No. #tryingtosayno

  10. I’m not getting this, but since 2 of the samples have been in the Play box, I hope some of the others will make it in as well, like the Luna.

  11. @ssm PSMH= Popsugar must have

    • @mfrances – Thanks!

  12. Are there any Sephora coupons or discount codes?

    • Sephora discount codes only come out twice a year. As it turns out, they recently sent out 10% off codes to VIBs/Rouges but I’m not sure about regular Beauty Insiders. But they’re one-time use codes, so if Sephora didn’t send you one, getting your hands on one could be challenging.

      But they do always have several codes for freebies! It’s usually just one or two deluxe samples, but hey. Free.

      • Thanks, Tamara!

    • Sephora has two big sales a year with 10/15 percent off for VIB/Rouge members at the beginning of the year and again around Nov/Dec where it bumps up to 15/20%. It depends on how much you spend a year for what level you are for the following year, you’re whatever level the year you get it and then keep it for the next calendar year.

      However, as a Rouge member, I get tons of great codes during the month for various things I want in deluxe sample size, sometimes there are little bags of samples, I have free 2 day shipping on any order of any size…even if it was a pencil sharpener or some hair ties. Also as a Rouge member, I get random store event invites where I get a discount, a goodie bag, in store perks fairly regularly. I’ve gone to some, the ones I went to were handy.

      Right now I just got a code for a bunch of deluxe samples from Farmacy, Korres, Tatcha, Origins, Drunk Elephant, Boscia or Sunday Riley (use code FUTURE for Beauty Insiders, which means you just have to register with them and don’t need points yet, with any $25 purchase).

  13. The Exfolikate alone is worth $24!! I did the math and found the value to be about $138 – which is shocking since Sephora usually overestimates the value of their Favorites sets, not underestimates!

    I’m sorely tempted by this, as I am by so many of their Favorites sets, but like everyone else, I’m on product overload. I even have a full size tube of Exfolikate I haven’t opened yet.

    What was that about addiction? 😉

  14. I am also tempted to get this, but $42 seems a little steep. I don’t have these specific samples, but I do have several in most of the categories that I need to use first! I have been wanting to try many of these samples though. Decisions….decisions…

  15. if you have too many skincare or makeup samples ( we all get there eventually) you could consider donating them . I keep extra samples and hotel products and donate them to a local domestic abuse shelter. They are appreciated!

  16. I’ve practically had to tie my hands together since I saw this go up yesterday. I want everything here but just don’t NEED it. Heck, I’ve already got one of a few of those items already sitting in my stash!

  17. I opted for this instead of the Birchbox LE box. I have enough sunnies, beach towels, and salt sprays haha. Not exciting to me. But I love skincare! I’m new to the box game and have only tried one of these so far. Thanks for posting!

  18. Yes, i want this, but not at $42 🙁

  19. It’s nice for someone that is just getting into Sephora products but I have tried too many of these to justify $42 for it. I would like it for 1/2 that, though.

    • That’s what I was thinking! If it was $20-25 I’d probably grab one. $42? I’ll pass.

  20. In my best Mommy Dearest voice, “no more darn samples”!!! Plus, this costs too much.

  21. I won’t get this one because I just got the sephora at jcpenney bag for $38 and it had way more products I had never tried or received in boxes. But I am hoping to get their sun safety box, I use sunscreen year round. Does everyone know that Ulta is putting out great sample boxes at the $7.99 and $9.99 price points? I’m addicted.

    • Do you know the names of them or how to effectively search for them? I always have the hardest time searching for whatever reason…

    • When doea Ulta do that? Is it on their site now? Thanks!

      • Hair try me kits

    • They put them in the magazine they mail. I am there to buy them when they open! The hair ones are not even the best ones. The skincare ones are best!

    • Can you tell me more about this bag? Did you get it in store? Does your JC Penney have a large Sephora section? I need to know! (so many questions… I can’t control the addiction monster.)

      • LE Sephora Favorites Skinstant Radiance Set!! Great Gift! I had to get it on Ebay, because you know, they disappear at stores immediately. I got it for $42 shipped BNIB and it was $38 at the JCPenneys Sephora store, but like I say, they go fast. it was a GREAT box.
        For those of you interested in the Ulta Kits,they started a couple of months ago. I spot them in the ad, which you can read online, but mine comes in the mail. Look on page 8 of the current ad, and see these current ones, they are all for hair products. But last month’s was skinnovation skin care kit, look it up on ebay. i got it at the store for like 8 bucks. there was another one last month, but I’m well into the products now and don’t have the box anymore. I was SHOCKED at the prices on the boxes ($7.99 – $9.99). I bought them as gifts for friends. I mean, the price of the Target boxes, really, but super nice samples: Neutrogena, Pacifica, Burt’s Bees, just some of the newest beauty products from these, things I don’t spy in the stores.

        • Thank you, @meri!

    • Where does one find these Ulta boxes?

    • There’s a Sephora at JC Penney bag?!? Do tell more! 🙂

  22. Tried a lot of those products and still a bit too much at $42. Easy pass.

  23. Has anyone heard when the sun safety kit is coming? it’s my fave.

    • Last time I asked they said end of May or early June.

    • It’s out now at SiJCP locations if you have one near you! I picked one up last week.

      • What’s in the bag, and what is the price point?

        • Usually they release the SJCP version and then the Sephora stand alone which has more products. The SJCP one has 12 products this year $27. Includes:
          Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Wetforce (0.6 oz)
          Supergoop Defense Refreshing Mist SPF 50 (0.5 fl oz.)
          Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Rose (0.07 oz.)
          Algenist Sublime Defense Anti-Aging Blurring Moisturizer SPF 30 (0.23 fl oz.)
          Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ (0.17 fl oz.)
          Tarte Tarteguard Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 (0.23 fl oz.)
          St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion (1.69 fl oz.)
          Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense SPF 30 (0.5 fl oz.)
          Philosophy Miracle Worker SPF 30+ (0.25 fl oz.)
          Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Milk Chocolate (0.08 oz.)
          Dr. JART Premium BB SPF 45 (0.17 fl oz.; I don’t know if the shade is Light to Medium or Medium to Deep)
          Boscia BB Cream SPF 27 PA++ (0.35 oz.)

          I want to wait on the regular one, but I want it NOW.

          • I am very impressed with the SIJCP sun safety box, I just picked it up at lunch. Two faced bronzer. Score!

    • The site said that it would be May 21st but that it was already in stores. That was last week.

  24. For $25-29 yes, for $42 it’s a no. Looks great though!

    • That is sooo true! Maybe I would consider it at $20 or $25 bucks but definitely not for 42… way too many samples. Some of which we already have

  25. If it’s still available tomorrow (payday!) then I’ll grab one. I’m in product overload but there are a few products in there I’d like to try.

  26. Lol very tempting but I subscribe to so many subscriptions that most of this I already have. Not worth it to me. Everyone else that gets it enjoy though! 🙂

  27. Tempting, but I have so many of those samples already that it’s hard to justify more!

  28. I am so tempted to get it but I am going to pass. I am buried under beauty samples (some are the same as in the bag). I am going to “shop” my samples this spring and summer instead.

    • That’s where I’m at as well. I WANT this bag, but as I looked at each item, I already have a surplus in all the categories.

      Even with cutting back to just PSMH, Birchbox, and Play by Sephora, I have more beauty samples than I know what to do with. Even my mom and sister are sampled out because I give them so many haha.

      It’s really an addiction 🙂

      • What is PSMH (as if I need another box)?

    • I agree. Shopping my samples is the way to go. That’s why I started the subscription boxes. I like to “mix up” my skincare routine anyway and that’s one way to do it on a more economical budget. I have so many samples, deluxe samples and full-sizes from the boxes I rarely have to buy full-size products at full price.

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