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The SK-II Renew & Reflect Duo is available in the Rewards Bazaar at Sephora now. Read more about the Rewards Bazaar and what to expect from the program. There are only 300 available in the US and 80 available in Canada, so act quickly if this is something you want. I picked one up. Odds are it will be out of stock long before I receive it though. My plan was to get the Hourglass reward that released on Thursday, but I had to take my son to school at the time the reward released. This was not my first choice and probably has a lower value than the Hourglass reward, but it gives me another shot at trying the SK-II essence for my comparison series.
Perks 750 points or higher do not require a separate purchase. I recommend grabbing them without a purchase, because you can check out faster. It gives you a better chance of getting your desired item. Better items sell out the minute they get released.
The SK-II Renew & Reflect Duo goes for 1000 points.
It comes in a sturdy box that I will probably keep.
It comes wrapped in traditional Sephora black and white paper.
It includes: a 1oz SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, and a Rose-gold compact mirror.
The mirror comes wrapped inside a box of its own. It is snugly placed inside.
There is a burgundy, velvet pouch that comes with the mirror.
There are scratches all over the compact, which I did not expect given the packaging. It has Swarovski Crystals, so I really thought this would be an excellent piece in my compact collection.
Some of the scratches are deep, so I took a picture with and without a flash to highlight them.
There is a really deep scratch on the back, but the rest of the back is smooth.
There were also single use fragrance cards in the box for: Elizabeth and James Rose, Elizabeth and James Bourbon, Chloe, Chloe Fleur, Marc Jacobs Decadence, Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence, Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming, and Tom Ford Orchid Soleil. Some of these scents are new to me, so I am happy to receive this sampler.
The essence is worth $39.60. I use the smallest size to calculate value, because it is the cheapest buy-in. Calculating the value of the compact will be harder, because they do not sell compacts. This is a past GWP, so I am not even going to try to value it.
I recently collected the rest of the Disney Princesses compacts and a beautiful one from Club 33 at Disneyland. The main reason I wanted this was to add it to compact collection. Since the compact is scratched, I will carry it in my purse instead of adding it to my collection. Someone convinced me to call Sephora and get some points back, and it took me about 24 hours to work up the nerve. The lady I spoke with was very kind and immediately offered me all 1000 points back. Since the essence is fine, I told her I did not think I should get all 1000 back. She countered with 500. I mentioned that while I would order the mirror for 500, I would not order the essence for 500, but I was still willing to accept the 500. It is 500 more than I would have had if I stuck to my original decision not to call. Instead of trying to find a number that made us both happy, she insisted I take the full 1000 back. While I like the essence and am happy to have another sample, I did order it for the mirror. Although I feel kind of guilty for getting the points back on the essence, her customer service impressed me. Sephora has handled these perks and the issues with these perks extremely well.
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