Sephora Beauty Insider Sale: My Top Picks


I love love love a good sale, especially one at a place that rarely has them, a.k.a Sephora! Typically Sephora has a VIB sale in the Fall & one in the Spring, but this year they’ve surprised us with another one! The Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation event is now open to the public from August 30th-September 3rd, so get ready to get 10-20% off your favorite products all weekend-long both in-store and online! Not a Sephora Beauty Insider Member? No worries! Sign up for free to get 10-20% off purchases. The more you spend, the more rewards you get!

Today I am talking all about my personal favorite makeup, hair, and skin products, plus sharing all the coupon codes for members to use during this event:

VIB Rouge Members: Receive first access & 20% with code ‘YESROUGE’

VIB Members: Receive 15% off starting 8/30 with code ‘YESVIB’

Beauty Insiders: Receive 10% off starting 8/30 with code ‘YESINSIDER’



Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit: The name says it all! This kit taught me how to contour & I highly suggest it for anyone who is looking to start learning about contouring. I use it every single day, and it’s super easy to follow, plus the powder is very lightweight!

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette: My all time favorite of all the Naked palettes. I love all the taupe, blush neutrals so this is my go-to for eye shadow. Use the neutrals for daytime, and spice it up at night with deeper shimmer options.

Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette Volume II: Bought this lighting palette back in the spring and can’t get enough of it. The are a variety of 4 shades you can use throughout all seasons no matter your skin tone, and they add the perfect pop of shimmer to highlight cheekbones, above the eyebrows, and down the middle of the nose where light naturally hits. Makes me feel a bit mermaid-esque!

NARS Orgasm Blush: Need I say more? The best blush on the planet. Looks gorgeous on all skin tones.

Benefit Roller Lash: Best everyday mascara ever. Gives the illusion of curl and length all in one mascara, so you don’t have to hassle with an eyelash curler beforehand. You can also use this before you apply your favorite mascara, as a replacement for a lash curler. Gives my lashes so much volume as well!

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss: Anyone who knows me well could tell you I’m a lip gloss junkie. I have 3 cosmetic bags filled with lip sticks, stains, glosses, pencils, plumpers, you name it. I’m usually a NARS stain stick lover, but I’ve been turned on to this Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lip Gloss recently and I am OBSESSED! It’s the perfect combination of everything: color, light gloss, shine, and long wear! My favorite shades are the Backtalk, Fuel, & Naked.



MoroccainOil Thickening Lotion: For anyone who airs more on the side of thin hair than thick, this thickening lotion is for you. I put it in my damp hair just before blow drying and it naturally gives it thickening without it feeling weighed down. One of my favorite MoroccainOil products.

MoroccainOil Mending Infusion: Can’t get enough of this mending infusion. It helps me big time during that last week or two until my next hair appointment. My ends always feel so terrible at that point and this infusion does just the trick. Rub it on your dry ends for that just cut, fresh look. It’s a game changer!

MoroccainOil Treatment: I have been using this for about 8 years, and it is by far the best oil for your hair. Plus it smells ridiculously amazing!

IGK Beach Club Texture Spray: In love with this stuff. I spray it on after I style to build volume and get a messy, beachy look.

Drybar The Sheriff Firm Hold Hairspray: This hairspray has a great hold if you need a spray that really sets your style in, without being sticky. And as usual with all Drybar products, it smells delightful.

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo: My personal favorite dry shampoo. I use it daily whether I have gone a few days without washing my hair and need that clean feeling, or I just need some texture and lift at my roots after a styling.

Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers: Great for when you really need true southern volume! I use these most when I have shorter hair. Here’s my routine: blow dry hair, lift sections individually, spray hairspray at root, put rollers in, and blast with heat for a minute or two, then let them sit for 10-15 minutes before I set with hairspray again and remove the rollers.


GlamGlow FLASHMUD Brightening Treatment: I love all GlamGlow products, and I have a lot of their masks. But this one is my favorite because it is specific for brightening up dull skin. I use this a lot in the winter and I absolutely swear it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and brighter.

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream: This cream makes me feel fancy just looking at it. It’s actually super lightweight and does a great job lifting & firming in areas that need it!

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator: I have been using this gel year around for a few years now. I use it in the winter when my skin needs a deep hydrating, and also in the warmer months when my skin needs some soothing & cooling from sun exposure. I love this gel because you can apply it like a mask and then wash off, or you can apply and leave it on completely overnight for an intense, deep moisturizing.

Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream: Best eye cream for those looking for something lightweight, that helps with dry, irritated skin around the eyes, or tired-looking eyes.

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream: A skin-tightener and smoother that I absolutely swear by. I bought this when I was pregnant so I could stay ahead of the skin stretching game before and after baby. While the results aren’t overnight, I do think they make a difference over time. It also smells great and is a very whipped, light cream.

St. Tropez One Night Only Finishing Body Gloss: Best for when you want to add a pop to your existing tan. This is a wash-off gloss that gives an instant high-shine effect, making your tan appear darker with a glow. I use this mostly when I am going to an event cause it’s easy for me to apply right after the shower and let it sit while I get ready, then I wash it off later when I get home. Perfect for when you’re heading to a wedding, girl’s night out, photo shoot, dinner event, etc.

I hope this helps some of y’all with your beauty needs! Don’t forget to use the codes above for your 10-20% off during the Sephora Sale this weekend! Happy Shopping!




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