In case you haven’t heard yet: it’s time for Sephora’s annual spring sale! My advice for these sales is always (1) to stock up on your beauty favorites and / or (2) to splurge on new items you’ve been wanting to try… sales are the prefect opportunity to make your funds go further!
The sale breakdown:
If you are a Rouge Member, you will get 20% off from April 1st until April 11th.
If you are a VIB Member, you will get 15% off from April 5th until April 11th.
If you are a Beauty Insider, you will get 10% off from April 7th until April 11th.
> Use code SAVESPRING at checkout for your discount! <
There is also an offer for 30% off of all Sephora Collection items for all tiers starting on 4/1!
If you’re looking for suggestions, the following are my [current] favorite beauty items that are carried at Sephora. Some items may be investment prices, but (1) I promise they’re worth it — I only share about products that I use and love for myself and (2) it’s a great time to give things a try when they’re at a discounted price!
I have always loved haircare and definitely have more products pertaining to hair than anything else in my beauty arsenal. For reference, I have Type 2A hair and these are the products from Sephora that I have found work the best for my hair type.
*Note: many of these products are formulated to be used with all hair types, such as my favorite shampoo and conditioner, but the styling products may or may not work for you depending your hair’s texture and needs!
I love that this set has three interchangeable heads, depending on the look I am trying to achieve. I have had it for more than 5 years now and it still works as well as the day I got it! highly recommend
a gentler way to dry your hair; the microfiber doesn’t strip your hair of moisture
these hair ties are covered in silk and are my favorite for wearing to bed to prevent breakage
this is a ride-or-die product for me as I have been using it for years to keep my oily scalp at bay (yes, I have tried others and this is still my favorite); travel size available
I used to pride myself in having a very minimal skincare regimen, but now that I’m in my 30’s the number of products in that regimen has started to increase. For reference: I have combination skin, concerns about dark circles, occasional blemishes, and I am trying to combat the arrival of wrinkles. The following are my current favorite products to address my skin concerns that are available at Sephora:
my favorite light-but-effective foaming facial cleanser
Summer // Winter // Mask
the moisturizer that I use in the summer is light and plumping, contrasted with the one that I use in the winter for deeper hydration (keeping in mind that with combination skin I don’t need intense, thick creams). I like to use this mask to give my skin a boost of hydration, especially if I have been in some super dry climates or on an airplane
this moisturizing cream is one that I have been wanting to try ever since I saw that Bobbi Brown recommended it (and there is a mini size!)
Lactic Acid Treatment
I just recently bought this product, but haven’t used it yet because I have a tropical vacation coming up soon and am concerned about sun damage. however, I’ve seen that my friends get amazing results so I can’t wait to try it when I return from that trip!
Daytime // Overnight
the daytime eye cream is dual purpose as it can be used as a makeup primer; overnight is perfect for hydrating and plumping the skin around tired eyes (perfect for exhausted parents, such as myself! haha) I got this trial size recently and can’t wait to buy the full size because I LOVE it!
my absolute favorite lip balm; it’s sooo hydrating and makes my lips feel amazing when I wake up (or even throughout the day if I choose to apply). it even heals my lips extremely fast if they become chapped — lovelovelove! *remember that a little goes a long way with this one
I love this clean body wash and use it in every shower; I made the switch during my pregnancy and never looked back!
I don’t often use body lotion, but in winter weather this moisturizer is my salvation. it absorbs easily and doesn’t leave a greasy residue on my skin. for best absorption apply after a shower!
due to my hyperhidrosis I don’t require a hand lotion, but my husband suffers from super dry hands (haha — what a pair we are! 😜) and he swears by this lotion to prevent his knuckles from cracking!
I keep my makeup routine pretty simple. I personally prefer an “enhanced natural beauty” look to the full face of glam for my every day and these are my favorite products to accomplish that look:
I love the velvety smooth texture that this product gives; it evens out my skin tone in a sheer way and lends a mattifying effect
I used to love this concealer pencil to smooth out any redness or discoloration (as a kind of “foundation”), but it seems that Sephora no longer carries it — I still love it and wanted to share anyway. I do want to give this one a try though! I also really like this liquid formula that provides great coverage!
my go-to mascara for every day; no clumps and gives great length!
Lip Gloss / Balm
(Bobbi Brown // Summer Fridays)
I bounce between these two options — the BB crushed gloss is a true gloss and I find it to be well pigmented whereas the SF balm is more sheer with a hint of color
I have used this product for at least a decade and it comes in SUPER handy for events; especially those in extremely humid conditions
Daily Signature // Travel
I know it’s “basic”, but I love this fragrance so much and I find it complements my body’s natural scent well (it’s amazing how your body chemistry can affect the way a scent smells when applied!). I also enjoy this scent, but I reserve it for travel because it comes in a roller ball applicator which I prefer to a mini spritz bottle (that I find often malfunction).
Happy shopping, friends!
Sending hugs —