The Sephora Holiday Savings event is here and this is what I think is worth buying.
Sometimes sales pop up and we feel immediate pressure to buy, buy, buy – from the retailer, from the influencer, and sometimes ourselves. We fool ourselves into believing that there is this ultimate sense of urgency to purchase things, even though we would not have been shopping had there been no sale to prompt us. I like to push against that, and when there’s a sale, I think like this:
There are three times I participate in sales where I don’t feel like it’s just consumerism:
- When it’s stuff that I buy and replenish consistently anyway.
- When it’s an expensive item I’ve been chewing on for a long time.
- When I’m thoughtfully gifting.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- You’re avoiding your emotions
- Because an influencer told you to
- Because you’re keeping up with the Jones’s (or Kardashians😂)
- You feel pressure because it’s a sale.
I wanted to share details without pressure, and encourage you to pause before purchasing. Details about the sale are below, and then you’ll see things on Sephora Holiday Savings Event that I think are worth the purchase!
- 11/5-11/15 ROUGE Members get 20% off
- 11/9-11/15 VIB Members get 15% off
- 11/11-11/15 INSIDERS get 10% off
Not an insider yet? Super easy to sign up HERE. Ok. Here is what I think is worth buying.
Stocking up on:
Cleansers! I go through cleansers like nobody’s business. I use a cleansing balm and a foaming cleanser and these are two of my favorites that I always have on hand. A good moisturizer is always by my side and this one is light and never greasy but hydrating. Great under makeup. My holy grail retinol is also on sale- it is the best one for me because it has lactic acid and is never irritating. Finally in the skincare category, I must always have my glowscreen. Great alone or under makeup.
Face Makeup! Teint Idole Ultra Wear -The G.O.A.T. of foundations. I love it because it stays on all day but looks natural. This Saie tinted moisturizer makes the skin look like glass! Hydrating with additional benefits. All time fave concealer. Lasts all day and is so smooth. Then we have my bronzer I wear daily in “caramel cutie”. And cant live without this powder. Never cakes on and great for setting under eyes.
Things worth the sale price
This hair dryer is incredible and I will never go back.
This flat iron I got on your recommendations and it is amazing! Heats super fast and feels less damaging than others I’ve tried.
There is no NEED for this oil, but it definitely is my very favorite. I also LOVE a $10 squalene oil by The Ordinary, but gah… this is the best I have ever tried. Since La Mer rarely goes on sale, these savings events are a great time to bite the bullet if you’ve been waiting. You shake it up each time, then use 2-4 drops.
And finally, La Mer Original Moisturizing Cream.
You can use it as a moisturizer – just a pea size, warm it in your fingertips until it’s CLEAR, then PRESS (don’t rub or massage) it into the skin and it goes SUCH a long way (I PROMISE your fingers don’t absorb it- just keep pressing into the skin all over until it transfers completely from your fingers to your face and neck).
I like it on my face at night, but I use it as an eye cream day and night to keep eczema breakouts at bay. I strayed a few times and had to come back when my eczema flared up. It’s the only thing that heals it up for me. If you decide to use it as an eye cream, get the .5 oz jar and its the same size as any other standard eye cream, so it feels less indulgent lol! The size of a grain of rice is all you need for both eyes!
What I’m gifting
I think I shared before that I am creating little beauty baskets as gifts, and this is how I am doing it!
I am buying sets of cleanser, lip masks, eye masks, fragrance and creating little sets as gifts! How cute is that? And then the Hello! Set is only $10 and those are great gifts for coworkers, teachers and acquaintances, as well as great stocking stuffers. it has a pack of 3 Dr. Dennis Gross peels which alone puts the value over the top!
The La Mer set is for those extra special ladies in my life.
And that’s it! My take on The Sephora Holiday Savings Event and what I think is worth buying. Sometimes it’s easy to buy things we don’t need just because there’s a sale or an influencer told us to. I have been guilty of this, and now I thoughtfully pause before purchasing. Do I really need/use it? Will this deal come again? Is this a thoughtful gift? I hope you’ll do the same! If you truly need help with holiday gifting ideas, my gift guides are HERE.
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