I’m not really sure why I made a huge collage and then took a picture as well, but we’ll just go with it 🙂 The collage contains items that I purchased from the Sephora Sale Event as well as items that I already have and love, but mostly just items that I wanted and ordered. I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Sephora’s Beauty Insider event has started and you can save either 10, 15, or 20% off the website depending on if you are VIB Rouge, VIB, or a Beauty Insider. Anyone can sign up to be a beauty insider and get the 10% off, so no worries there. I’ve really been impressed with some of the brands that Sephora has started carrying, like one of my favorites, Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty as well as Necessaire. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for gifts, I’ve got you covered!
The event: key dates, discounts, and promos codes
Rouge Early Access: October 30 – November 9
- Sephora Rouge members have first access to shop the online event at a whopping 20% off with code HOLIDAYFUN
VIB: November 3 – November 9
- VIB members get 15% off event purchases online with code HOLIDAYFUN
Insiders: November 5 – November 9
- Insider members get 10% off event purchases online with code HOLIDAY FUN
PMD Facial Cleaning Tool: I have one of the little Foreo silicone cleaning devices (also at Sephora), but to be honest, I really find it hard to hold without a handle, so I’m going to invest in this one by PMD which is essentially the same thing, but has a nice handle to grip and really get in with the face wash. These cleaning devices also vibrate so they really get your face clean and ready to receive your facial products.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille: I only have a few scents that I like to wear in the winter months, and this deep and spicy fragrance by Tom Ford is definitely one of my favorites. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille contains notes of creamy tonka bean, vanilla, cocoa, dry fruit accords, and sweet wood sap for a modern, opulent, and heady impression of confidence and power (at least that’s what the website says – LOL). Personally, I just love the smell and it always reminds me of a cozy campfire in the middle of winter.
Overose Gaiasilk Candle: I’ve been seeing these pink candles all over the internet for a year or so and being the candle hoarder that I am, I placed that order so quick when I saw that Sephora now carries this brand. There are several different scents but I chose the Gaiasilk because the site describes the smell as notes of palo santo, white chocolate, amber, sandalwood and smooth vanilla. I may have a candle problem but candles make me happy so YOLO.
Bite Agave Lip Treatment: this is an oldie but goodie for me because I used to tear up the BITE Agave lip treatment that was more of a jelly consistency. I had no idea they also make it in a chapstick form so I scooped one up to try out, but I’m sure if it’s anything like the original it will be fantastic. As someone who suffers from chapped lips all year long, I can never get enough lip treatments.
Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Liner: I always get asked what eyeliner I use for my subtle cat eye look, and it’s this Feline Flick by Charlotte Tilbury. I have used and tried a lot of sharpie eyeliners and this one is hands down my favorite. I get it in the brown color, which is really just a dark dark brown, but not as harsh as the black. I think using the brown color definitely makes the cat eye work for daytime and doesn’t look as scary 😛
Olaplex Shampoo & Conditioner: I’ve now repurchased this shampoo and conditioner three times and that says a lot for me considering I am always wanting to try something new. I think there is just not much else that compares to how my hair feels when I’m using the Olaplex shampoo and conditioner – I’ve been out for a few months and I swear I can tell a difference in the texture of my hair.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask: I’ve been talking about this mask for years, but it’s truly one of my favorites and I love using it before photos, going out, or that rare event where you need your skin to look glowing and radiant! The tub lasts forever and it comes with a nice little brush to apply the mask with. It’s a really thin consistency and I will sit with it on for 30 minutes to an hour and after rinsing it off I’m left with dewy and radiant skin.
GHD Soft Curls Curling Iron: I’d never even heard of this brand before I started going to my extension hair stylist exactly two years ago. The second she did the first curl with this curling iron I knew that I had to have one and placed an order that night. The GHD Softcurls is made from a very rubbery silicone like material so the clamp doesn’t leave lines and the curls turn out really soft and bouncy versus looking like prom ringlets like you might get with other curling irons. This one is 10000% worth the money and I highly recommend it to anyone who curls their hair regularly!
Pillow Talk Diamond Shine: As I am with many things, I am also a hoarder of all pillow talk products … literally, all of them. I have the lipsticks, glosses, eyeshadows, blushes, beauty wands … if they make a pillow talk product, I will instantly buy it. I have to say that out of all of my pillow talk lip products, this diamond shine lipstick is my favorite because it’s not drying, it doesn’t look too matte, and it has a nice shine to it that almost looks like a cross between a lipstick and a lipgloss.
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Drops: how many times are you all going to hear about these bronzing drops 😛 I talk about them any chance I get because they are that good, and make having a tan glow on your face so easy. I am not a huge fan of sunless tanner on my face … yes, I will lather that shiz everywhere on my body, but I don’t like messing with my skincare products, so most of the time I just forgo the tanner on my face. When I get ready and put on makeup, I will use these Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi drops as both a primer and mixed in with my tinted moisturizer and it’s like having a temporary sunless tan on your face.
Tan-Luxe The Face: When I do apply sunless tanning products on my face, I prefer these from Tan-Luxe because they are easy, they don’t smell bad, and they don’t break me out or do anything crazy. I will apply these at night over my moisturizer and wake up with a nice glow that lasts a few days.
BeautyBio Microneedling Bundle: If you or someone you know is looking to get into facial microneedling, the BeautyBio kit has everything you will need and even comes with a body microneedling attachment! I reviewed this whole system back before the Nordstrom Sale and I was really impressed with the quality and the addition of the red light to the needle roller. This would make the perfect gift for someone who is skin obsessed or someone you think might be wanting to work on their skin.
Maison Louise Marie Candle: I discovered MLM Fragrances a couple of years ago and started off with No. 4 Bois de Balincourt which reminds me so much of Le Labo’s Santal 33, but without the price tag. MLM’s candles are also pretty affordable at around $30 per candle and there are so many scents to try. I don’t think you can go wrong with No. 4 so if you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves candles, give this one a try!
Dr. Devgan Lip Plump: This magical lipgloss contains ingredients that temporarily plump up your lips and give you a nice natural color with shine. I have done several demos with this product on my IG stories and was shocked the first time I used it because I just didn’t really think it would work as well as the claims, but it definitely did! This lip plump gloss frequently sells out, so grab it while you can – and it’s on sale! You can’t beat that!
Slip Silk Pillowcase: Another item that I’ve obsessively talked about over the years, but I truly cannot sleep unless I have a silk pillowcase. It’s gotten so bad that I now have about 4 of these and keep two for when I travel so I don’t have to freak out about not having my silk pillowcase. Silk pillowcases are better for your skin, hair, and personally, they just feel better to me and I have better sleep with the silk pillowcases versus regular cotton ones.
Necessaire Deodorant: I really have a time with natural deodorants and honestly have hated most of them that I’ve used, but the Necessaire Eucalyptus is actually a pretty good option. I won’t say that it lasts longer than a day because by the end of the day I can definitely tell it’s wearing off, but it does last longer than others I’ve used and I like the smell a lot.
Dr. Devgan Hyaluronic Serum: I think everyone should have some sort of Hyaluronic serum in their skincare arsenal, but be careful because not all HA serums are created equally. I like Dr. Devgan’s HA serum because it’s a mixed-molecular weight Hyaluronic Serum that boosts collagen, smooths the appearance of fine lines, hydrates the skin, improves dermal barrier function, and reactivates collagen and elastin production. Clinical studies showed an improvement in skin quality in as little as two weeks of regular use.
Dr. Devgan C E Ferulic Serum: Vitamin C+B+E Ferulic Serum is a powerful antioxidant and skin booster for healthy, glowing, even skin. With high concentrations of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B derivatives, Ferulic Acid, and Acetyl Octapeptide, this product delivers impactful results in a supple and easy to use serum.
Grande Lash Lash Lift: this little tool definitely has a learning curve, but once you figure out how to use it you can get your lashes to look really long and lifted with not much effort at all. The curler heats up and you look at the end to see when the little plastic piece turns from red to white (I didn’t know this for the longest time). Once it turns white, that’s how you know it’s hot and ready to go. I personally like to use this on my bare lashes before applying mascara but I know there are a lot of people who like to use it after mascara as well.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Highlighting Wand: This highlighting wand and the contour wand are two items that I’d never want to be without because I love them so much. The highlighting wand makes it so easy to add some glow to your cheeks, forehead, and down the bridge of your nose. I just apply it straight from the wand and then take a damp beauty blender and gently tab and blend.
Charlotte Tilbury Contouring Wand: I used to be so intimidated by contouring until I discovered this contouring wand by Charlotte Tilbury. I take this thing and go around the outside of my forehead, down the top of my cheekbones and the sides of my nose and then I blend with a damp beauty blender – it’s really that easy!
Chanel Gabrielle Perfume: if you are looking for a timeless and classic perfume, look no further than Chanel Gabrielle, which is one of my all time favorite scents. I always recommend this fragrance to people who ask for a suggestion for a wedding perfume. This was created to mimic a radiant and sparkling, purely feminine blossom based on a bouquet of four white flowers: a rich, enveloping heart of exotic Jasmine shimmers with the fruity green notes of Ylang-Ylang, while fresh and sparkling Orange Blossom shines through.
Tom Ford Rose Prick Perfume: I love anything with roses as the base scent, so when Tom Ford came out with this Rose Prick perfume, I knew I had to have it. The scent is a little more spicy than your traditional rose perfume with top notes of Sichuan Pepper and Turmeric; middle notes of May Rose, Bulgarian Rose and Turkish Rose; and base notes of Patchouli and Tonka Bean.
Dr. Devgan Platinum Lash Growth Serum: I love any lash growth products but some of them really irritate my eyes and I can’t stand to use them more than once a week. Dr. Devgan’s Lash Growth serum is non-irritating, has a super thin consistency, and doesn’t seem to seep into your eyes like so many others that I’ve tried. I have noticed my lashes growing like crazy when I consistently use this product.
Dr. Devgan Platinum Lip Plump: This magical lipgloss contains ingredients that temporarily plump up your lips and give you a nice natural color with shine. I have done several demos with this product on my IG stories and was shocked the first time I used it because I just didn’t really think it would work as well as the claims, but it definitely did! This lip plump gloss frequently sells out, so grab it while you can – and it’s on sale! You can’t beat that!