Shopping Smart: My Sephora Sale Buys & Skips⚠️🥰
The Bi-annual Sephora Sale is almost here already! I’ve been gearing and saving up for this so here are my honest tips on shopping smart for this sale!|
❤️Rouge: 20% off 10/30
🖤VIB: 15% 11/3-11/9
💯Skincare & Haircare Deals - Holy Grail Restocks 💯
🐘Drunk Elephant Glowy the Night Kit - Shop - $98.00 ($146.00 value)
The T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum is my holy grail night serum, and the 30ml size is $90 retail by it’s self! Which basically means for $8 more you get 3 more products + 1 mirror. Only recommend this if you’re sure you love the Glycolic Serum.
💆♀️Briogeo Detox + Restore Kit - Shop - $49.00 ($78.00 value)
This one's a 10/10 for me. I love both the Scalp Revival Scalp Scrub Shampoo and Don’t Despair Repair Hair Mask. 2 Full-size products for $49+20% off is an amazing restock deal. Amazing for my hair, oily at the roots, dry at the tips.
🟠Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel -Shop- $88.00 ($102.00 value)
Not a huge savings deal, more so a staple. The 30 pack and the 60 pack surprisingly have the same value! (Around $2.5 per treatment). It is so effective in treating small bumps and rough patches for me. If you want to try but don’t want to commit to the large sizes, the 5 pack is $3.4 per treatment.
💜Tatcha Pure & Glowing Trio - Shop - $72.00 ($104.00 value)
This is a total steal! The Dewy Skin Cream included in the set is $68 retail, and the Rice Wash is a new favorite of mine. This set is amazing as we’re entering dryer and colder months in L.A. I’ve never tried the eye cream and I have one I love already so maybe I’ll gift it to a friend. For Oily skin check out the other set with similar value!
💄Makeup Bundles that aren’t Lame or Gimmicky IMO👀
👀Urban Decay Seeing Double Eyeshadow Primer Potion Gift Set - Shop - $35.00 ($48.00 value)
This one’s easy. Basically a BOGO-half off. Split it with a friend or just saving up the second one. Eye makeup is a lot more important these days with mask-wearing.
🖌Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner - Shop - $42.00 ($96.00 value)
Not a bundle, but boyyyyy it is a good deal. The jump in $/oz from the $30 size to the $42 size is actually HUGE. Check out my review of the amazing brush cleaner here
💗tarte Blush Authority™ Amazonian Clay Cheek Wardrobe - Shop - $35.00 ($171.00 value)
This one was gimmicky at first glance. But hear me out. It includes 3 highlighter + blush + deeper blush combos. The tarte blushes are super long wearing and smooth, and even if I don’t end up liking the highlight, it can be a eyeshadow topper. The deeper shade can be used as blush-contour! The great value aside, this would make amazing gifts.
💦Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Set - Shop - $42.00 ($66.00 value)
First off, this is the same value ($/ml) as the Jumbo size ($42 for 8oz) so it is up to personal preference whether you prefer 2 small bottles or 1 HUGE bottle. Given the fact that I use it less often and is worried about shelf life after I open it, I will go with the 2 bottle set. Little needs to be said about this setting spray, if you love it you love it.
🙅🏻♀️Tips on what to skip📵
- 👎 "I'm gonna get this instead of the full-size" minis: These look cute cute from my experience..they are not as well made and ultimately will only lead me wanting the full-size version more.
- 👎 Minis that you can find in other sets or beauty offers: Look for beauty offers, rewards products, or other ways to try these. A lot of mini’s like this will be included in sets, so grab a friend and share a set instead. Always do the $/oz calculation before buying minis.
- 👎"a lot of the same kind of product" sets: Beware of Sephora Favorites sets! They are really hit or miss. From my experience with them they’re not worth it unless I end up using more than half of them regularly.
- 👎 Bulky "holiday special" sets: um…convenient packaging is a priority. Bulky and packaging-heavy sets usually end up collecting dust.
⚠️ Avoid brands that usually have bigger sales on their own site!
⚠️ Check other big-retail sales: Nordstrom, Macy's, Ulta...
💄Bonus Wishlist for My Fellow Lipstick Addicts
👄Fresh Soft Lip Duo - 2 x travel size lip balm - Shop
💋 MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Lipstick - 320 Virtous Goji - terracotta - Shop
💋Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Mini Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick Duo - COLOR: Inspire/ Fearless - bright red matte/ deep mauve rose - Shop
💋 Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Matte Lipstick - 206 - Cedar - brown - Shop
💋 Charlotte Tilbury Walk of No Shame Lipstick and Liner Set - Walk of No Shame Lipstick + Liner - Shop
Hope you found my shopping guide helpful! These are very personal opinions and you can spend your money however your want so…..keep a cool head and happy sale season!