When it comes to beauty and skincare, there’s one place I love to shop and that’s Sephora. I’ve been obsessed with the store for years, but a little over a year ago they started carrying my holy grail beauty and hair care products, and I quickly become a VIB Rouge member. There are so many perks – from flash free shipping to beauty events, sales, and more! The fall 2017 Sephora VIB Rouge Sale kicked off this morning, and I already bought a few necessities for my mom and I at 20% off.
The Sephora VIB Rouge Sale is happening all weekend and ends on Monday, November 6th! There’s nothing quite like saving 20% on my favorite Drybar shampoo, Giorgio Armani foundation, Becca highlighter, Guerlain mascara and more! I have been counting down to this sale for a month now! It’s also a great time to save on holiday gift sets for friends, family, coworkers and for yourself.
As someone with sensitive, dry skin (that tends to break out) and thick, wavy hair with a mind of its own, I know what it’s like to finally find products that agree with my skin and improve the look and feel of my hair! Today, I’m sharing a few of my sensitive skin favorites that don’t wreak havoc on my skin. I’m also featuring my favorite hair products and hair tools for ladies with thick, wavy and frizzy hair! Last but definitely not least, I have the scoop on some of the best holiday gifts this season! Please be sure to scroll down as this is one long post with tons of info! 🙂
November 2017 Sephora VIB Rouge Sale! 20% Off Makeup, Hair Tools, Holiday Gifts and Must Haves!
My Favorite Foundation, Highlighters and Primer At Up To 20% Off At The Fall 2017 Sephora VIB Rouge Sale
I LOVE Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. I used to always use Laura Mercier’s oil-free tinted moisturizer which is absolutely amazing, but a few years ago I felt like I needed more coverage. This amazing foundation provides the coverage I need without looking or feeling heavy. It’s absolutely phenomenal!
I love watching YouTube makeup tutorials when I get the chance! Country singer Jessie James Decker created a video tutorial a few years ago, and mentioned that she LOVES Becca highlighter, so I thought I’d try it. Her makeup always looks amazing! I found this Becca Glow On The Go Highlighter Kit on the site that includes the “Shimmering Skin Perfector® Spotlight Liquid Highlighter wand and Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter. I use them both 24/7! I just adore these products.
I’ve tried a few primers over the years, but none have worked for me. Since my skin is sensitive, dry and tends to break out, I like to purchase travel size products first to make sure they’ll agree with my skin. I had heard amazing things about Becca’s primers on social media and through a friend, and figured since I love the highlighter, I should just try the primer. What do I have to lose? Sephora has a kit with two primers, and an eye brightener called the Becca Jet, Set, Glow! Prep & Prime Kit. OMG I am hooked on the First Light lavender primer and the Under Eye Brightening Corrector. I never wear concealer anymore. This product is absolutely AMAZING! I should probably try the other primer, it’s just that I’m so hooked on the lavender that I haven’t tried the other. I bought the full-size today.
The Becca Jet, Set, Glow! Prep & Prime Kit contains Backlight Filter Face Primer, First Light Filter Face Primer, and Under Eye Brightening Corrector. It’s only $25 and absolutely amazing.
I LOVE my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit and my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit! They’re both amazing. I find that the cream kit is better for dry skin. Neither one has caused my skin to break out either, which is an added bonus!
You can’t forget about BeautyBlenders! They’re an absolute MUST! It doesn’t hurt that you can save 20% on them either. I own the normal size and the minis. The minis are perfect for contouring your nose, applying highlighter, eye brightener under your eyes and more.
My Favorite Eyeliner, Mascara and Eye Brow Pencil On Deep Discount!
A few years ago I was shopping for a great waterproof eyeliner but wasn’t having much luck. It was shortly after my grandmother died, and I rarely wore makeup because it was such an emotional time for me. It never seemed to stay put! I finally found the Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, and have been hooked ever since. I’m OBSESSED! I love that it doesn’t have to be sharpened, stays on and isn’t hard to remove with my favorite Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover.
One of my favorite things about shopping at Sephora is their amazing samples. I’ve bought many products I’ve received as samples as they’re absolutely phenomenal! A few years ago they sent a Guerlain mascara, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve tried Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara which is great, but honestly, nothing (in my opinion) compares to Guerlain. PS: DiorShow is a fantastic mascara too, but for some reason my eyes are really sensitive to it.
I’m obsessed with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Eyebrow pencil! It’s so easy to use and will make your eyebrows look amazing!
Eyeshadow Palettes Are 20% Off Too!
I absolutely adore my Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes. I own the original Naked Palette and the Naked3 Palette. The colors are gorgeous and the palettes are super affordable too! I received the Tarte Tartelette eyeshadow palette for Christmas last year, and the colors are phenomenal. It doesn’t hurt that they smell like chocolate. 🙂 If you’re shopping for a new eyeshadow palette now is a great time to do so as they’re on major sale as well!
Love these lipsticks and lip glosses!
When it comes to lipsticks and lip glosses, Yves Saint Laurent, Too Faced and Buxom are my favorites! I adore the Buxom Full-On Lip Stick, it comes in quite a few different shades. PS: It makes my lips look/feel bigger (without having to use a plumper).
When it comes to lip glosses, I LOVE the Too Faced Lip Injection lip gloss. It’s the BEST lip plumper I have ever used. It’s amazing! It does tingle though.
Yves Saint Laurent aka YSL Beauty lipsticks are so moisturizing, and they have the prettiest colors!
I’ve never worn red lipstick before, but I bought this Sephora Lip Stain Gift Set for $12 and now I’m hooked! If you’re excited to try a new fall color, but don’t want to spend much, you definitely need to try this gift set. It’s amazing and super affordable too.
My favorite hair products for thick, coarse, wavy hair (that tends to frizz)!
Drybar Sake Bomb Shampoo. I am obsessed with this shampoo! I use it along with the Mudslide Mask, which is also a game changer. I went from having hair I despised to having people comment on how soft and shiny it is. I absolutely love my hair now! I never thought I would ever say that. I just wish these products had been available in high school and college. 😉
Drybar Velvet Hammer. I used this all the time when my hair was long. Now that it’s a little below my shoulders I don’t feel the need to use it, as my hair is more under control! I recently did a blog post where I shared my favorite long hair tips and went into more detail about this product! I apply it when it’s wet, let it air dry and curl it. It definitely makes my hair much more manageable.
Hot Toddy Heat and UV Protectant. This is such an amazing heat protectant! I use it all the time before I blow dry my hair, curl or flat iron it! I’m really sensitive to smells, but this doesn’t bother me at all.
Drybar The Chaser Shine Cream. I use this after I curl my hair. It provides shine without weighing my hair down. I absolutely LOVE it!
The hair tools I am obsessed with!
I have used the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wands/Curling Wands for a few years and absolutely LOVE it. I use the largest and medium barrels when my hair is really long! The curls last a really long time and look fabulous!
The Drybar The Tress Press Digital Styling Iron is my favorite flat iron! I didn’t really straighten my hair much when it was long, but now that it’s shorter, I do it more often. This is such a great tool. I have had it over a year now with no problems whatsoever! It heats up quickly, and will make your hair look fabulous!
Since I love my Drybar hair products and flat iron so much, I decided to buy the Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand a few weeks ago. I was searching for the perfect wand for curling my lob, and this is it! I love the reverse barrel. I’m now excited to grow my hair out a bit so I can try it out! The curls are absolutely perfect, and they last a long time. This is my favorite wand of all!
I bought this T3 Proi Blowdryer while it was on sale about a month ago, and I’m so glad I did. I always air-dried my hair because I didn’t want to damage it more than it already is. To tell you the truth, I don’t really have to flat iron my hair when I use this amazing tool. I don’t use a brush, I just blow dry it (with the nozzle facing down). It works wonders! I’m obsessed. This has also been a game changer for me.
Are you shopping for a new gift for a friend, family member, or for yourself? The holidays are a great time to shop for new beauty products as many are available in gift sets! There are so many I want. Have you had a chance to check them out?
This Sephora Favorites Superstars Everyday Must Haves has a Beautyblender, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, and that’s just the beginning. There are 13 best selling products in this amazing kit!
The Urban Decay Naked Vault IV includes Urban Decay’s best selling Naked Palette, Naked 2 Palette, and Naked 3 Palette. It also has nine shades of Vice lipstick, and three shades of 24/7 lip pencil. Isn’t this such an amazing gift set? It’s a must for you, your sister, or you can split up the palettes and give them to your cousins, nieces, etc.
These are just a few of the many beauty essentials, hair must haves and holiday gift ideas that you can save 20% off on during the fall 2017 Sephora VIB Rouge Sale happening now until Monday, November 6, 2017! Be sure to head over to the Sephora website to save on your entire purchase. There are hundreds (if not thousands!) of items you can save tons of money on!