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Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

What it is:The unbelievable scent of a freshly baked vanilla cake has been captured in this rich shower gel formula. The too-good-for-words scent offers you a delectable shower experience for superior bath time fun. Celebrate this 100 percent calorie free option for starting your day—sprinkles optional.
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Questions & Answers for Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

Question
free happy birthday cake
it says you get this item free 2 wks before or after your birthday how do I order it at no charge?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
ladybug0323
(Richmond, VA)
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
11 answers
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answer 1
As a Beauty Insider, I received an email telling me the gift was available. I clicked on the link, purchased a couple of items, and it was automatically added to my cart.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
rae76
(Napa, CA)
answer 2
You have to register as a Beauty Insider to get the Philosophy Birthday product. Go to the Beauty Insider page and, if it's two weeks before or after your birthday, you can add the product to your basket. You should also get a card in the mail that you can order with or take to your Sephora store.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mambisa
(Florida)
answer 3
You have to be at the checkout to get it and you may have to purchase something to be able to check out. Or you can see if you can just sign in and go to checkout which I doubt but you can definitely get it if you buy something.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
smdavis
(Detroit, MI)
answer 4
well, you have to purchase something if you want to get it online. and when you do, when you hit checkout after you've recieved your 3 free samples per order, it will come up as an option
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
fashionablesamm
(new york, NY)
answer 5
Why did I only get a sample of this for my birthday? They show the whole bottle on the website and in the email. I've spent a lot of money at Sephora.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
zeke1
(Barrie, ON)
answer 6
You have to go into the store to get it in person so there's no shipping charge. Your only other choice is to order at least $50.00 worth of product around your birthday (make sure your profile is filled out) and then the shipping is free.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kimbies
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
answer 7
If you're registered as a Sephora Beauty Insider, they keep track of your DOB. You should receive an email stating you can collect a free gift (trial size makeup or whatever). You can go to your local Sephora and pick it up. If you want it sent to you, you do have to purchase other products - they're not going to spend postage.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
pauliesgurl
(Seattle)
answer 8
You can't order it by it self unless you buy something and it will come with your order but you can just go to your local Sephora store near you and show your beauty insider card and you will get it free without buying anything in the store. It makes it less of a hassle.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sanriogirl
(Bakersfield,CA)
answer 9
I got my gift in-store but a fews days later I got an email from Sephora reminding me about my gift (that i already got). The email said all I have to do was order online and the gift is waiting for me in my shopping bag. It should automatically appear when you checkout.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
hawaiiangurl
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
answer 10
Went to store..
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
martyfo
(Fresno, CA)
answer 11
You will automatically be prompted to include the gift with any merchandise order placed on Sephora.com within 14 days of your birthday. To include the gift with your order, simply place a check in the box on the Beauty Insider page of the checkout process.

If you are within the correct timeframe, but you do not see the birthday gift as you are checking out, please call us before placing your order so that we can assist you further. Our Beauty Advisors are available at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672). We regret that we are unable to send the Birthday Gift from Sephora.com without a merchandise order, and we thank you for your understanding.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How do I get my free birthday gift?
I've been searching your website, but can't seem to find how to get my free birthday gift! Please help.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
minabina7
(Buchanan, MI)
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
11 answers
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answer 1
When you check out it should add the product into your order!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
meghanprevost
(Westbrook, CT)
answer 2
Two weeks before your birthday and two weeks after you can get your gift. You have to go to the checkout and it will be there, you just have to ad it. You can also go to the store.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
smdavis
(Detroit, MI)
answer 3
when you check out it will ask you what you want if it is around your birthday
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
prettyeyes17
answer 4
Become part of the club
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tparty
(Chappqua ny)
answer 5
you can either order it online when you buy something online or you can go to a sephora store, give your email to the cashier and she'll give you your birthday gift!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
fashionablesamm
(new york, NY)
answer 6
Go in store and give the cashier your Sephora registered email address or your beauty insider card. If you can't go in store, you can receive your gift at checkout on Sephora.com. If you do not want to purchase anything at this time and cannot go to a Sephora store, I suggest calling Sephora customer service: 1-877-SEPHORA
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
makeuploverr
(Glendale, Ca)
answer 7
I'm not sure if you can get it without getting another product, but when I went to purchase something else I was asked if I wanted to add this on before paying. It has to be either a week before or after your birthday for it to apply.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
pamelise
(San Diego, CA)
answer 8
You have to order something within like 14 days of your birthday or something like that. Then there will be this page where you can check your birthday gift into your cart. Hope I helped!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
diananiccole
(NJ)
answer 9
You can get your free birthday gift either in store, or at check out online 2weeks before or after your birthday. I read this here: http://sephora.com/customer_service/csr_controller.jhtml?csrSection=bi&csrSub=accountBI#7
Go to help, under the Beauty Insider column click Redeem your Birthday Gift. You have to be a beauty insider though! Good Luck!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
areebaxo
(East Meadow, NY)
answer 10
You usually get it when you buy something, so if you order it online, you'll get an option automatically to add it to your package. If you buy it in store, you should ask them (at the register) for you birthday gift.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
alexiobaird
(Seattle, Washington)
answer 11
Hi minabina7. You will automatically be prompted to include the gift with any merchandise order placed on Sephora.com within 14 days of your birthday. To include the gift with your order, simply place a check in the box on the Beauty Insider page of the checkout process.

If you are within the correct timeframe, but you do not see the birthday gift as you are checking out, please call us before placing your order so that we can assist you further. Our Beauty Advisors are available at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672).

If you prefer, you can also pick up your birthday gift at a Sephora retail store during the same timeframe. When picking up your birthday gift at one of our retail locations, make sure to let our Cast Members know that you are a Beauty Insider by referencing your registered email address or presenting your Beauty Insider card. No purchase is necessary to receive your gift at a Sephora store.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
I'm online ordering, how do I get my free vanilla shower gel?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
smalltowner
(Colbert, Oklahoma)
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
8 answers
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answer 1
I know I got mine sent to 'pick up' on my inbox on my bday
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
bengaycak
(hawthorne, CA)
answer 2
two weeks before your b-day it will be available on the site but you have to go to the checkout and it will ask you if you want to add it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
smdavis
(Detroit, MI)
answer 3
Just sign in under your Beauty Insider account and you'll see it at check out. :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
inikip
(Torrance, CA)
answer 4
Become part of the clup
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tparty
(Chappqua ny)
answer 5
you have to sign into sephora with your email, and when you checkout, the gift will come up as an option.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
fashionablesamm
(new york, NY)
answer 6
Just go into the store and show them your beauty insider card and say it is your birthday. They wil check and then give you your gift.....you might want to re-gift it b/c theres a reason its free..it smells bad!!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kelly5308
answer 7
You either have to purchase some products online to receive it and pay shipping which is ridiculous. Its so much better to go to Sephora and pick it up free of charge. Paying for shipping for this product is not worth it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
sandrabk
(New York, NY)
answer 8
Please call us directly at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) for assistance with your order. Beauty Advisors are available Mon-Fri 6am-9pm and Sat&Sun 8am-5pm PST. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is there a body butter or lotion that goes with this?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
6 answers
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answer 1
I went to the store seeking out the lotion but I was informed that philosophy doesnt make one for this scent just a lip gloss which is shiny, long lasting and sort of tasty.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
smdavis
(Detroit, MI)
answer 2
I don't know, however I'll ask the next time I pop in or why don't you try to look for it on sephora.com under "philosophy" products.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kimbies
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
answer 3
No, just the body wash (16 oz).
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sanriogirl
(Bakersfield,CA)
answer 4
I don't know if philosophy makes a matching lotion, but Demeter makes a "sweet vanilla ice cream" lotion that is sweet and fragrant and smells very much like this philosophy scent. Victoria's Secret Vanilla Lace is a nice sweet vanilla scent, too. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
artemisgem
(Lincoln, NE)
answer 5
Not that I know of. I wish there was a body lotion to make the scent stronger.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
XXkatieXX
answer 6
No, but they make a lipgloss of it.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
xoxcharlottexox
(Lynchburg, VA)
Question
Bubble bath?
How great are these 3 in 1's as bubble baths? I like my shampoo and like my body wash/butter but I'm looking for a really good bubble bath. All of these smell really good, but I'm curious to see how well they work as an acutal bubble bath. Do they make a lot of foamy bubbles or is it kind of like just soap and water?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
nena812
(Corpus Christi, Texas)
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
6 answers
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answer 1
I haven't used it as a bubble bath per se, but I used it as a bath wash in a bathtub and honestly think if you run it under water and use your hand to swish it around, it may make alot of bubbles. I have hard water at home, but noticed that this will lather up really well.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
paula1660
(Fordland, MO)
answer 2
I would say that this works better as a Shower Gel and Shampoo than it does as a Bubble Bath. The bubbles are very small as a bubble bath and don't last very long. It is the equivalent of using any regular shampoo and attempting to use it as a bubble bath.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lumina
answer 3
Makes loads of bubbles. Foamy to the max!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kimbies
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
answer 4
It makes ALOT of bubbles when you pour some in your bath tub. So yes, go for it and try it out yourself!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sanriogirl
(Bakersfield,CA)
answer 5
It makes it more like soapy water...not really a great bubble bath. Sephora makes a vanilla cup cake bubble bath that is awesome and costs a lot less money.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Orange County, Ca.)
answer 6
No, it is not really foaming. I happen to like that. But if you love foaming baths, you might need to put in more then the recommended amount.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
jazzlvr
(Sunny Arizona)
Question
Does the Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Body Wash come in a 24 or 32oz?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Whitt11
(Norton, VA)
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
6 answers
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answer 1
No, not through Sephora at least.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
gabbyr
(Northern NJ)
answer 2
As a gift from Sephora it comes in 6 fl oz.

It is sold on the philosopy website in a 16 fl oz size. I have not seen it sold in any other size than this on their website.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
adrija
(Burnaby, BC)
answer 3
trust me, you don't want the large size because the smell starts turning bad after only a couple of weeks!!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
rubysue
(DEARBORN, MI.)
answer 4
After trying it for my birthday, I purchased it in the store. According to the Sephora Associate, it is only available in a 16 oz. size so I bought it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kimbies
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
answer 5
No, it only comes in a 16 oz sometimes they will come out with a speical of a 24 oz with a pump if you are lucky enough but for now you can only buy it for 16 oz .
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sanriogirl
(Bakersfield,CA)
answer 6
As far as I have seen, no. You can only buy the 16 oz one or get the 6 oz one as your free birthday gift. Sorry!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
alexrec
(San Ramon, CA)
Question
Is this like the Layer Cake Sephora had?
Sephora used to have their own cake scented wash, now you can only get as a birthday gift. I absolutely LOVED that smell, does this smell similar, if not exactly the same?
asked 6 years ago
dingo
(Redlands, CA)
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
6 answers
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answer 1
This is exactly the one they give as a birthday gift. It's vanilla birthday cake NOT A LAYER CAKE. It smells INCREDIBLE; LITERALLY GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT BUT DON'T!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kimbies
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
answer 2
I say just go ahead and try it out for yourself. It is a light scent plus smells like a vanilla birthday cake If you don't like it then you can always take it back or trade for another.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sanriogirl
(Bakersfield,CA)
answer 3
This is pretty similar to the Sephora birthday gift body wash. Maybe not exact, though.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
cwoods
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
It is similar to the layer cake body wash, definitely.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Natalia
(Edmonton, Alberta)
answer 5
Well, now Sephora introduced the new Vanilla Cupcake line, which is a bigger version of what you may have received for your birthday. Both of them are great, but if you want a better price, you should buy the Philosophy Vanilla birthday Cake Body wash.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
sephoragirl3421
(New York, NY)
answer 6
Yes! Not exactly the same, but similar, and the Philosophy brand is good for your hair as well! I have both at home, since I just had a birthday. I was actually impressed with the Sephora brand bodywash as well.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
erzabet
(San Jose, CA)
Question
Is the Vanilla Birthday Cake product Gluten Free?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
teresasturk
(Aurora, IL)
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
3 answers
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answer 1
Umm, yes I do realize you don't ingest it! Gluten Intolerance is not only about ingesting, there are different forms of Celiac.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
teresasturk
(Aurora, IL)
answer 2
Of course it's gluten free! lol Can be irritating to the skin and UT though!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
allizairem
(Muskoka, ON)
answer 3
Ummmmm you do realise your not supposed to eat it, right?
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
macglittergirl
(canada)
Question
Does Sephora still give this product out complimentary for your birthday?
I got this product free last year and was wondering if they still do this?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
3 answers
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answer 1
I got it one year as a gift, but last year, I received lipwear samples instead.
answered 11 months ago
RyanfLick
answer 2
I didn't get it this year for my birthday (12/17/2012). Instead I received Fresh brand lip balms, one tinted and one clear. I miss the Philosophy Birthday Cake bodywash!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
cortez1972
(Logan, OH)
answer 3
This year we are offering the Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo. You can view it here > http://birthday.sephora.com
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How do I know if it expired?
I haven't used mine in almost a year...how do I know if it expired?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Deliuta
on Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
3 answers
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answer 1
I doubt it "goes bad". But if the product smelled "off " or separated even after vigorous shaking then I wouldn't use it.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
wildmommms
(Newark, DE)
answer 2
I've had mine longer than that (I ended up buying a larger bottle because I loved it) and it is still OK. If it changes color or has an odd smell, toss it.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
rae76
(Napa, CA)
answer 3
If it still smells okay and it hasn't separated, it is fine.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
dancingdream99
(Toronto, Ontario)
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