What I’m Buying + Trying at the Sephora VIB Sale

I feel like it was just last month that I was filling up my cart for the Sephora VIB sale. Needless to say, the sale came at the perfect time because I'm in need of some serious product refills. While I enjoy trying out new makeup, I also am a firm believer in sticking with what I love. If I'm reaching for a product refill, it's because it really is THAT good, and it's becoming a permanent part of my makeup routine.

Below, you'll also find a quick run down of the products I'm refilling and personally can't live without, along with some of the new products I'm trying out!

Shop the sale:
Use code YESROUGE for 20% off everything
Use code YESVIB for 15% off everything
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sephora vib sale

What I'm Refilling

+ I had been using Josie Maran's Argan Enlightenment Illuminzer in my routine forever and recently switched to the Becca liquid highlighter after I ran out. I have to say, I've tried so many liquid highlighters/illuminizers, and nothing is as good as this one! I mix it in my foundation for a lightweight, dewy finish.

+ Not refilling this quite yet but I couldn't go without mentioning it. Laura Mercier totally upped her game when she released the translucent setting powder in "Glow". Think setting powder meets highlighter - genius.


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+ I literally ran out of my last pump of Good Genes this AM. Check out this recent post to learn more about this life-changing lactic acid treatment.

+ I've talked a lot about my love for St. Tropez on my stories. Believe me when I say that I have tried every self tanner under the sun. This is by far my favorite (esp. for light skin). I've tried all of St. Tropez's shades, including the instant tan, and I've found the dark mousse to be the most effective and long-lasting.

+ Always stock up on Dr. Jart+ masks during the sale. My favorites are the water replenishment and the brightening.


+ I will never stop talking about Olaplex. Ever. This bond builder/damage reverser has completely changed the makeup of my hair. This is a must if you haven't tried it.

+ This product was on my "what I'm trying" list during the last sale and I have been using it ever since! If you're looking for a great dry shampoo, give Bumble + Bumble's Pret-a-Powder a try.

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sephora vib sale

What I'm Trying for the First Time

+ Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer - Have used lash primers in the past and really liked the results, so giving this highly-recommended one a try!

+ Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Mask - This just looks too fun not to try, and I know Dr. Jart's products deliver great results!

+ Fresh Vitamin C Glow Antioxidant Face Mist -  This mist delivers a fresh, dewy glow + a shield of antioxidant protection. Perfect for a midday refresh.

+ Hush Gunk Remover Kit - Last time Mal did my hair, she told me all about mineral build-up and how bad it is for your hair, which I had NEVER heard of. Now, it's all I think about! Saw this kit by Hush in Sephora's new arrivals and v excited to give it a try.

+ Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist - I've learned over the years how important heat protectants are + this one came highly recommended by Mal.

+ Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo + Conditioner - If this duo is anything like Olaplex No.3, it's going to be my new favorite shampoo/conditioner.

+ Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter - Will have to wait until after the sale for this one since it's not yet re-stocked but I borrowed this from Linds once on a girls trip and was suuuper impresses. Really loving Charlotte Tilbury lately!

+ Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil - One of the only products in the Herbivore skincare line I haven't tried yet, and I have nothing but good things to say about them, so giving this one a try!



What I Tried Last Time

Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
    Loved, currently using, will refill

+Urban Decay Naked3 palette
   Liked, use occasionally, will not refill (no need)

+ Bumble + Bumble Pret-a-Powder Dry Shampoo
    Loved, currently using, will refill

+MoroccanOil Hydrating Restorative Treatment
   Liked, use occasionally, will not refill

+ NARS Multiple in Hot Sand
   Didn't like this particular shade (too dull), returned

+ Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops
   Didn't like (nothing special), returned

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  1. October 18, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    LOVE Charlotte Tilbury ! Her lipsticks and palettes are stunning – literally use them every day!

    Zoey | http://www.zoeyolivia.com

  2. September 17, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    So many good products! I love Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks, I need to pick up new colors for fall!


  3. September 6, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I just bought the St. Tropez mousse and am so excited to try it!

  4. September 5, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    Oh man so many great beauty products! It must be hard to choose!

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:18 am

      Have never heard of her line! Will have to check it out 🙂

  5. September 4, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    There was so many good sales! I have so much make up but I still bought more, you can never have too much!

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:17 am

      Ah, I feel the opposite actually! Having too much totally overwhelms me, so I try to stick with what I love and try out a few new each time a sale comes around 🙂

  6. maggie
    September 4, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    What a lovely shade of color!

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:15 am

      Almost too many! haha

  7. September 4, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Great picks! I’m so sad that I missed out on this amazing sale!

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:15 am

      Ah, save some recs for next time! xo

  8. Em
    September 4, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    So many good products! I love the CT line & want to try some more of their stuff!

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Every new product I try from CT I love – it’s just one of those lines!

  9. September 4, 2018 / 1:24 am

    Omg I love Sephora. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Thanks for stopping by babe!

  10. September 3, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    Awesome list and beauty picks! This sale was SO tempting but my plan is to start using up some of the makeup and skincare I already have before I buy new.

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Yes! I’ve been trying to cut down on the products I use too. It can all be very overwhelming with all the new constantly coming out. I’ve learned to stick to my faves and try a handful of new when sales hit!

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:10 am

      For some reason the sales always seem to pop up at the perfect time when I’m in need of a restock!

  11. Stephanie
    September 2, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    I wish I had a bit more wiggle room in my spending budget right now for some Sephora goodies! This sale is just such a good opportunity to stock up on all my go-to products!

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Ah, I hear ya – I could spend my life savings on makeup and skincare but I SO don’t need to.

  12. September 2, 2018 / 2:21 am

    Such great picks! I love the sephora sale and have already placed two orders. I didnt know though that you could buy Olaplex – I thought it was only available in salons! I am SO going and buying it!

    • Danielle
      September 5, 2018 / 10:08 am

      OMG girl YES…I literally stock up every sale. Best product ever.

  13. August 31, 2018 / 9:34 am

    You have the best list! I’m working on mine right now. The Dr Jart rubber masks are fun to do, just a little messy.

    I can’t waiiiiiit to try the Laura Mercier glow powder, I love the Lancôme one that is similar so I’m hoping it’s like that one.

    I’m so glad you love Olaplex, I’m trying it soon!

    • Danielle
      September 1, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Ah, the new LM Glow is amazing – you will absolutely love. And girl – you need to get on the Olaplex train STAT. Start with No.3 – it’s a total game-changer.

    • Danielle
      September 1, 2018 / 10:30 am

      It really is and always seems to come at the perfect time!

  14. Taylor Aube
    August 30, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I need to try the Charlotte Tilbury line! The packaging is so chic and the colors are so pretty!

    • Danielle
      August 30, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Oh my gosh and the product is SO good. Immediately impressed after just ONE use.

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