UPDATE: This sale is over, but please stay here and get some ideas and recommendations for the next upcoming Sephora Loyalty Rewards “Sale” starting 12/2/16 (information here!). If you are a Sephora VIB Rouge or VIB, then you know that the Fall brings the 20% sale everyone looks forward to every year because you can finally get a discount on all those brands never discounted! If you are VIB Rouge, the sale will start first for you on November 4th through 7th with code 20ROUGE. If you are VIB, then the sale will start after Rouge, from November 11th – 14th 20VIB. If you are neither of these, I don’t believe there will be an additional sale for BI’s this year, although at the end of November/beginning of December Sephora will send out sale codes like $20 off $50 etc. This sale is online and in stores and does allow multiple purchases/use of the coupon code within the allotted time of the sale. This is a great time to repurchase items, purchase items from your wish list, or get gifts! So girls save your money and get your lists ready because this is when stuff sells out! I thought for fun I would include my list (it is smallish as I have a budget for myself) and recommendations of products I already have.
My Current list: (subject to change lol)
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon Rollerball $25– This smells soooo good and a perfect fragrance for Fall and Winter. It’s a warm, comforting smell while still being feminine. For me this fragrance was love at first sniff, and that doesn’t happen often. There’s only a handful of fragrances that I LOVE. (first time purchase)
Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion $29 (full size)- I purchase the small size of this last year during the sale and I loved it! I’m willing to take the plunge into the full size. I love this salt spray for my fine straight hair and because it has some oil in it as well so it is not drying like some salt sprays. Great for the colder months when you still want texture and volume without drying out your hair! (repurchase)
Hourglass Seamless Finish Foundation Stick $46– This foundation is intriguing to me. It’s supposed to have very good coverage, staying power, and be non-drying. This is on my wish list. I’m not crazy about the price , but the sale makes it more manageable. This one may be subject to change depending on the time of sale and if I feel other products are more of a priority as I’m trying to stick to a budget.
Tarte Curl Boss Lash Essentials $20– This is just the cutest lash curler ever with pink and purple rhinestones- it needs to be mine! I ALWAYS curl my lashes. I don’t even have straight lashes or lashes that point down, but I feel that curling my lashes helps them look better with mascara. (first purchase but not my first lash curler!)
NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Unlaced and maybe Bound $26– I tried this new lip product on in Sephora last week and I loved it and on top of that, the shade Unlaced is the perfect nude for my complexion, which is pretty hard to come by. This lip product was so interesting, it’s creamy kind of like a gloss, but totally matte like a liquid lip. This probably doesn’t have the staying power of a traditional liquid lipstick, but that’s ok with me because I don’t like liquid lipsticks. The shade bound looks like a deep mauve rose, which I think would be beautiful too! (tried and loved it/ first purchase)
Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft $21– I got a mini size of this in the Give Me Some Lip set and I love it! It’s probably the shade I use the most out of the set, but it is tiny!. This is just a matte pretty mauve rose nude as described and is a go with everything color, perfect for Fall and Winter. (Repurchase for full size) The shimmer shade Mother looks to be a close equivalent, but a shimmer instead of a matte.
Becca Blushed With Light Palette $34– I already know I love Becca’s blushes and highlighters. In this palette you get two existing blushes and one exclusive blush. Two are mineral blushes (Wisteria & Songbird) and one is luminous (Snapdragon). Any palettes from Becca are hard to pass up as their quality is impeccable. (repurchase in a way)
Drunk Elephant Baby Pekee Bar & Juju Bar Travel Duo $18– I already have the pekee bar from the Let’s B Clear Set, but it is small and I’m not sure how long it’s going to last- probably a good while. This little travel set is a good way to have a replacement and try to the juju bar at a lower cost as the regular size pekee bar is $28! (repurchase and a first time purchase)
First Aid Beauty 3 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30 $40– I have used this face cream for over a year and I have loved it and keep coming back to it for a couple of reasons. It’s moisturizing, it doesn’t smell like sunscreen, it’s not irritating (no burning), and no breakouts. This is truly a day time moisturizer and sunscreen in one so you don’t need multiple products, which I love. It also plays nice with makeup, allowing an even application with no balling up or patchiness which can sometimes occur with sunscreens. (repurchase)
Recommendations: Organized alphabetically by brand, this is in no way a complete list of every item I could mention, but these are mostly items that I have, personally use, and like!
Anastasia Beverly Hills: Master Palette by Mario, Modern Renaissance Palette, Glow Kit, Ultimate Glow Kit, Lipgloss, Brow Wiz, Brow Set, Contour Stick
Beautyblender: Blending Sponges (which ever color you fancy), Liner Designer (a must have if you’re winged liner impaired like me!), Two.BB.Clean set, Beautyblender liquid Blendercleanser
Becca: Jaclyn Hill Champagne Splits, Shimmering Skin Perfector, Luminous Blush, Mineral Blush, Glow on the Go Moonstone Set
Bobbi Brown: Bobbi To Go Shimmer Brick Palette, Blush, Corrector, Bronzer, Hydrating Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant: Lets B Clear Set, B Hydra Intensive Hydration, C Firma Day Serum
First Aid Beauty– Ultra Repair Cream, Face Cleanser, Ultra Repair Lip Therapy
NARS: Blush (Orgasm)
Too Faced: Chocolate Bar Eye Palette (any of them!), Grand Hotel Cafe Set, Natural Eye Palette, Boudoir Eye Palette, Le Creme Color Drenched Lipsticks, Leopard Bronzer (honestly any of their bronzers that suite your fancy #cantgowrong)
BONUS: Fragrances I Love- Chloe, Chloe Fleur, Chloe Roses, Bulgari Omnia Crystalline Edt, Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, Dolce Gabbana Light Blue, Philosophy Amazing Grace 🙂