Sephora runs two savings events each year, and luckily for us, one is just in time for the transition to winter skincare and holiday shopping for loved ones. The promotion runs on a tiered membership schedule:
+If you are a VIB Rouge member, you can score 20% off from 10/30-11/9.
+If you are a VIB member, you can score 15% off from 11/3-11/9.
+If you are a Beauty Insider, you can score 10% off 11/5-11/9.
No matter your membership status, a little break on cosmetics is a blessed thing, as they go on sale much less frequently than other products do. You can use it as an excuse to finally test out a serum. I have been using serums for two or three years now and the three I have used have done a great job specifically of brightening my skin. I always say it’s like turning the lights on in the house — wow! I have tried variations at several price points and frankly have liked them all. Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum is the one that first got me hooked and I still love it — I will alternate between that, Vintner’s Daughter (not carried at Sephora), and this inexpensive bottle you can buy on Amazon. I think they all do a fantastic job, though the latter always feels a bit tacky to me when applying compared to the others, which glide into the skin.
I’ll be using the promotion to buy…
SHISEIDO FACIAL COTTON (NEARLY 2,000 FIVE STAR REVIEWS DO NOT LIE — THIS STUFF IS LIGHTYEARS BETTER THAN THE ROUGH OR THIN PADS YOU FIND AT CVS)
I LOVE ALL THINGS RMS BEAUTY AND THIS “RADIANCE BASE CREAM” HAS BEEN ON MY LIST FOR AWHILE
If it’s gifts you’re after…
LIP SLEEPING MASK (PERFECT TO WRAP UP IN CELLOPHANE WITH AN ENORMOUS BOW FOR A SMALL HOLIDAY TREAT)
CHANEL PERFUME (A CLASSIC — PERFECT ATTAINABLE LUXURY GIFT FOR A GAL IN HER LATE TEENS / EARLY 20S — A COLLEGE ROOMMATE OF MINE WORE THIS AND I WORE IT FOR YEARS AFTER)
Many of the items on my roundup of my favorite everyday beauty and skincare products can be found at Sephora, too. Can I specifically point you towards Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser? It is pricey so any discount I can score is cherished. I’ve used this religiously for years now — obsessed.
P.P.S. In praise of a normal day. It is challenging to think of any aspect of 2020 being “normal” but we have, in a certain sense, hit a new normal in our own household and I would do well to acknowledge and celebrate that.
P.P.P.S. I won’t soon forget…