It’s here! The annual Sephora VIB Sale is here! Beginning today through Monday, VIB members will receive 20% off your entire purchase, both in-store and online using promo code 20VIB. Now’s the time to either ‘Restock & Save’ on all of your regular purchases, ‘Splurge & Try’ any items that you’ve been coveting, as well as take advantage and jump on your holiday shopping with the best gift sets out there! Here are my lists of suggestions for the promotion of the year!
Restock & Save:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup – As I just wrote about in my November Lifestyle Media Group magazine article, this has quickly become my go-to foundation when I’m looking for smooth application that will last up to 15 hours! (FYI I wear the shade ‘Wheat’)
Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Primer - I know I’ve written about this many times in the past, I’ve been using it for years and never apply mascara without it!
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream – I started using this moistuzer at night a couple of months ago and I’m so happy I did! I love how smooth my skin feels, how light the cream feels, and I even love the smell.
TooFaced Better Than Sex Mascara – Coming from a girl who has tried countless mascaras, this is by far my absolute favorite! I’ve gone through many, many tubes and will continue to do so.
BeautyBlender – A cult classic, and as much as I try (keyword: try) to keep mine relatively clean, now is a great time to purchase myself a new one!
Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head – If you use a Clarisonic to clean your face, it is suggested to replace your brush head every 3 months. Raise your hand if you’re guilty of not replacing it that often (cue hand raised!). I really like the Radiance Brush Head which cleans and addresses dark spots and uneven skintones for a radiant and more youthful complexion.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo – This is my favorite dry shampoo and I’m sure I’ll be going through my fair share of it once I have the baby, so now’s the time to stock up!
NARS Audacious Lipstick – I know I rant about these all time and for good reason! They glide right on providing the perfect amount of color that you need just one swipe. My favorite shades are Fanny (Rich Berry), Anna (Smokey Rose), and Stefania (Deep Magenta Fuchsia).
Dior Addict Lip Glow – It’s almost embarrassing how many of these I’ve gone through over the years, but it truly is one of my absolute favorite beauty products. It’s hands down the most moisturizing lip balm, providing a gorgeous subtle natural color.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream – I got hooked on this cream about a year ago and I’m so grateful I did. Applying it each morning, it’s like a cup of coffee for the eye, as it’s actually made with coffee beans and ginseng, helping reduce puffiness and dark circles.
Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer – I love this bronzer for three reasons: the multiple shades available, the matte finish, and the insanely delicious chocolate smell. Seriously though, I could eat it.
Splurge & Try:
T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand – I love this curling iron because A. I’m a moron and can only figure out how to curl my hair with a clipless curling iron and B. I think it’s brilliant this it comes with three interchangeable barrels, allowing you to only purchase one curling iron with countless styling looks. Not to mention it was also an Allure Best of Beauty 2016 winner.
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator - This is hands down my favorite exfoliator as it truly feels like it mimics a microdermabrasion treatment from a spa. While it’s on the pricier side, mine has really lasted as all you need is a pea size amount, just once or twice a week.
Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo Kit - This is the best kit to try out two of Sunday Riley’s bestselling products; Good Genes and Luna Sleeping Night Oil. It’s a great price cut and even though they are smaller sizes, they’re still quite generous. But warning: you’ll absolutely fall in love with them! And if you’d like to explore more of the fan favorite brand, you can purchase the brand new set #SquadGoals Skincare Essential Kit, which also includes trial sizes of Good Genes and Luna Sleeping Oil, but also the Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser and Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream as well.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – So if you haven’t heard by now, the bestselling vacuum company, Dyson, has developed a hair dryer which is certain to be at the top of every beauty junkie’s wish list. It’s a high-speed, powerful dryer that delivers heat control for shine, dries hair fast, and straightens and smooths your hair. It includes intelligent heat control technology, which helps prevent heat damage. The downside? It’s $400. The upside? You can now save 20% on it!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer - While this primer is pricey, it’s a bestseller for a reason. It’s mineral-based, water-resistant, and creates a perfectly smooth canvas for makeup application.
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleRelease24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream - I’ve been dying to try this eye cream as I’m a huge fan of the brand and the fact that this cream fights five different types of eye wrinkles, while also working on loss of firmness and dark circles.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator - This is my new favorite highlighter than I encourage everyone to try, especially since it’s a universal shade to accomplish the perfect dewy glow!
Clarisonic Mia 2 Sea Breeze First Aid Beauty Set – If you’ve been longing for a Clarisonic cleaning device, now is the time to pull the trigger! And this set is great that for the same price as a regular Mia 2, it comes with three First Aid Beauty essentials products, a Sensitive Brush Head, and Luxe Facial Brush Head.
Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush #55 – I have been using this foundation brush for years and love that it really does provide an airbrush finish. Simply buff your makeup (whether it’s a powder, liquid, or cream) in circular motions.
Sephora Favorites Superstars – These annual sets are always filled with the luxe products, giving a sample of bestsellers and this year’s is no exception! It’s filled with seven full-size items as well as six trial size items, including mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, primer, and a highlighter.
GlamGlow Poutmud Wet Lip Balm Treatment Ornament - If you’re looking for just a little something to be used as a White Elephant or stocking stuffer gift, look no further! Everyone’s lips get destroyed in the winter and this Poutmud Treatment is your solution, as it restores your lips making them softer and hydrated. It’s even wrapped as an ornament!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light – For the beauty expert or beauty newbie in your life (which could of course be yourself, wink wink) this powder palette is ideal! It includes the oh so popular Hourglass highlighter powders, bronzer, and blushes.
Fresh Skincare Treasures – I am such a fan of the brand Fresh and now you can buy someone the perfect gift set which features all of my faves from the brand! For a great price, the set includes trial sizes of their best cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream, face polish scrub (which is amazing!!), and their Rose lip treatment balm.
GlamGlow Gift Sexy Supermud Set - This set of of three Glamglow’s bestselling masks would make an amazing gift for anyone looking for clear skin, including Supermud Clearing Treatment, Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment, and Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment.
Sephora Glitter Happy Brush Sets – Know anyone in need of some new makeup brushes? I couldn’t think of better ones to purchase for the holiday season! It includes six luxe brushes and the most festive glittery brush stand, which is sure to add the perfect sparkle to your vanity.