• Sephora Sale Picks

    sephora sale picks

    The Sephora sale is here once more – the time to restock on your favorites or maybe try those things you’ve been on the fence about. In a nutshell, here are my picks this time around, products old and new. Some of the products I use in my nightly skincare routine can also be found here.

    Tips to Keep in Mind

    I’ve mentioned these tips before in this previous Sephora sale post, but here they are again.

    • Discount Code & Dates: Use code summersave for 20% off your purchase.
      • Rouge level access, 20% off with code SUMMERSAVE – August 19th
      • VIB level access, 15% off with code SUMMERSAVE- August 20th
    • Budget: Set yourself a budget. It’s very easy for me to splurge during a sale because in my mind, it’s on sale so I’m saving extra pennies which equals being able to buy something else. You can see the ripple effect. Set a budget and stick to it.
    • Read the details and fine print: Sephora is excellent at using real customer pictures and reviews. Pay attention to the details of a product: ingredients that you do or don’t like, how it may react with sensitive skin, etc.
    • Restock: This sale is my favorite time to restock on products I use all the time and have truly incorporated into my routines. That might seem like a given but I tend to get distracted by new and shiny things..I have to remind myself to also be practical and get WHAT I NEED.
    • Trying New Things: That being said, it’s a great time to try new things and live a little! Splurge on that well-rated fancy eye cream or perfume you’re wanting to treat yourself to.
    • In store experience: So often I hear people saying they’re so awful at makeup or don’t try new things because they have no idea how. WHY?! Take advantage of the in store stylists and let them guide you – they’re fantastic at what they do and always have excellent tips and suggestions!

    Hair Care

    Getting a refill of my beloved Olapex products and trying their new oil. I also have heard LOTS about these towel wraps – so I’m buckling and getting them as well.

    Makeup Products

    This time around I decided to grab two new palettes – a nude palette and a gray I’ve been searching for, mainly for fall colors. I also bought a new foundation brush I’ve been wanting to try, as well as a well-rated powder foundation with its coordinating brush. I’m a big fan of Too Faced already, so I have high hopes for the foundation. It’s still hot and stupid humid here, so the more I can avoid heavy makeup, the better.

    Skincare

    Ah, my love – skincare. I’ve become obsessed to say the least. When I see a new product and haven’t tried it yet, I really like trying the mini versions if they’re available – they’re also a fraction of the cost of a full sized product. Origins is excellent at this! I’ve also heard great things about the Biossance line so I’m giving their oil-based cleanser a go. I don’t always use oil cleansers unless I’m wearing makeup that day. I’ll use it first because it really grabs onto any makeup left on my face from a makeup wipe, and then wash with the Tula cleanser after that. Double washing is key! I also purchased a new Kiehl’s mask because their masks are always phenomenal, and restocked on this one!

    Etc.

    Other products I tend to get are a refill of body wash, a new seasonal lipstick, and perhaps any tools/devices I’ve been eyeing. Read here for my NuFace review. Also consider a hair dryer if you’re in the market. I still stand by my Dyson but also love my T3 dryer and interchangeable curling iron.

    tara

    10 Comments

    1. August 21, 2019 / 1:03 am

      The Sephora sale is amazing, great time to stock on skin care! I’ve heard amazing reviews on Kiehl’s products, will definitely need to try this one out!

      Kileen
      cute & little

    2. August 21, 2019 / 9:05 am

      I need to check this sephora sale and get a few things. Love that photo, you’re so creative!

    3. August 21, 2019 / 9:13 am

      I think setting a budget is a MUST when it comes to big sales like this. Whether it’s this beauty sale at Sephora, the NSale, Prime Day, or Black Friday/Cyber Monday haha. You gotta know what you’re needing, set that budget, and then enjoy the shopping process. Thanks for this post!

    4. August 21, 2019 / 10:40 am

      Alright, you sold me! I was trying to avoid buying some of those makeup palettes but it’s definitely time I stick my toe in the water.

    5. Nataly
      August 21, 2019 / 2:27 pm

      I love this sale just as much as the Nordstrom sale…if not more! I might need to splurge and get that Tatcha cream finally!

    6. ashleystephenson011
      August 23, 2019 / 11:16 am

      I love finding new beauty products to try and there are a few here I can’t wait to try!

    7. August 23, 2019 / 3:57 pm

      So many good product recs! The Sephora sale is perfect for trying out ad discovering new beauty products!

    8. Ifeoluwa Anani
      August 23, 2019 / 8:43 pm

      I always need skincare and makeup! Thanks for the reminder! need to head to Sephora asap

    9. August 26, 2019 / 9:50 am

      I really need to try Olaplex. Everyone raves about it and I haven’t tried it yet.

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