Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sephora Sale Open to Everyone: What I Bought

Don't mind me, I'm just over here casually spending all of my money on skincare!

I strategize my beauty shopping around Sephora's sales every year, and buy multiples of my favorites while they're on sale. And then I try not to shop again until the next sale comes around!

The spring savings event gets you 20% off for Rouge members, 15% off for VIB, and 10% off for all beauty insiders (simply sign up through their site to become one). It's running through 4/27 for all beauty insiders, 4/29 for VIB, and 5/1 for Rouge. Some of their more popular items do tend to sell out, so if there's something you want don't wait too long!

My favorites have changed a little since my last Sephora sale post, so I thought I'd share what I bought this time around:

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara: My current favorite mascara, it gives me amazing volume and length!! And it doesn't flake off either. You do have to be a little careful with the brush though, it's slightly angled to make it easier to put on, but that means it comes out of the tube messy. I usually wipe the excess before I put it on so it doesn't get clumpy.

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask and Eye Mask: This was my crazy purchase of the sale. I've been wanting to add retinol back into my skin routine since I stopped breastfeeding last month. (Also, don't forget to ask me about how stopping breastfeeding at the beginning of a pandemic is a bad idea.) Anyway, I was mostly excited about the concept of an overnight eye mask. I'll let you know how it goes!

Urban Decay Subversion Eyelash Primer: Still my go-to, years later. It makes any mascara you use it with (including drugstore) look a thousand times better.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm: I forgot how much I love these, I had one sitting on my new work from home desk (read: makeup table) and put it on so much I ran out! I just got the clear one, I've found that the colors tend to smear off of my mouth (and onto my teeth, face, cups, baby...) too easily.

Sephora Collection Blush Brush: I've had the same blush brush for years and years and I finally realized that it doesn't distribute blush very well and I end up with two smallish circles on my face. Not so natural! I've had success with the Sephora collection brushes before, and this one appears to work well for putting blush on the apples of your cheeks (vs angling on your cheekbones) which is what I like.

Kiehl's Cleansing Oil: I've been using this for probably two years now to remove makeup and cleanse my face. I tried a bunch of other oil cleansers too, and this is the only one that gets all of my mascara off without irritating my eyes.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask: I first bought this in December when I was having major problems with my lips being extremely dry, cracked, flakey, which has NEVER happened to me before thanks to my chapstick addiction. I can only assume it's because I was focusing too much on baby and not enough on lip moisturization. Anyway, this stuff saved me, and I love it so much I still put it on every night before bed. I use it daily and am only about halfway through my little tub so it lasts.

L'Occitane Hand Cream Minis: The best hand cream ever!! I always order a few of these so I can keep one in every purse.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum: I've used this on my hair for like 10 years now. The bottles are expensive but I've been using the same one for probably 2 years now.  I put it on my hair when it's wet from about mid-shaft to the bottom. It makes my hair so shiny and helps combat the damage I do to it.

Kiehl's Dry Body Oil: This was something I picked up when I was having skin issues last spring. I love how soft it makes my skin feel! I usually skip lotion after the shower now and put this on instead.

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