November 9, 2021
my sephora VIB sale beauty favorites

It comes around every year and it’s always the time I stock up on my old beauty favorites and try new ones, too… the Sephora VIB Sale is happening now! The Rouge early access period

It comes around every year and it’s always the time I stock up on my old beauty favorites and try new ones, too… the Sephora VIB Sale is happening now! The Rouge early access period has already happened, so now it’s VIB access, which means 15% off sitewide! Then on November 11th, the sale opens to everyone, or the “Insiders” at 10% off sitewide. If you’re unsure what status you are, you can find out here.

Here are the details compiled below!


I do a Sephora beauty favorites post around this time every year, so I’ll direct you there if you want to see even more products, but here is this year’s updated list!



  • Tan Luxe Illuminating Self Tan Drops: Just a few drops of these in with your moisturizer or serum will leave you waking up with sunkissed skin. I use medium/dark.
  • Necessaire The Body Ritual Set: My favorite body care products!! I love everything Necessaire–with a passion. And this is a great deal. Eucalyptus is my favorite of the scents.
  • REN Clean Skincare Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask: I’ve been religious to this product for years now and truly think it’s the best. I also have the Drunk Elephant Baby mask that everyone raves about… I think this is much better.
  • St. Tropez One Night Only Body Gloss: This is perfect for a night out when you want your arms and legs to look glowy and bronze in a J. Lo/Victoria’s Secret Models kind-of-way. I took this to the Bahamas in March and used it every night to add an extra glow to my skin. It’s not messy and washes off in the shower. You don’t have to wash it off when you get home though… after a few hours, your skin kind of absorbs the pigment.
  • St. Tropez Express Tan Mousse: This is the self tanner I swear by!
  • Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask: It’s a game changer for dry or chapped lips. I apply it every night before bed!
  • Dr. Sturm Glow Drops: This is such a versatile product that provides hydration and glowiness! You can apply it straight on your face as a serum or mix it in with your moisturizer or SPF to provide a subtle glow.
  • Dr. Bader The Rich Cream: This is one of the most incredible moisturizers I’ve ever tried and I understand the hype around it—it does everything! Very expensive, though, so trying it during the sale is a big help.


  • Dior Face & Body Foundation: I don’t wear this on a daily basis anymore, but save it for nights out or when I need to look more done. It’s actually pretty lightweight and has buildable coverage – light coverage at first but it works up well! The creative and image director for Dior said this is his star product. It fuses with the skin and makes it look like you’re not wearing foundation at all, but the coverage is nice. It also does not budge at all. It’s not “clean beauty,” but everything in moderation, right? I’m in shade 2 Warm Olive. It’s also a great value when comparing the size and price of this to other high end foundations.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Matte Bronzer: My favorite bronzer of all time! It’s a huge compact and will last you forever. I have shade Medium.
  • Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush: These are incredible blush sticks. I use chouchette and bichette! I use one (or both!) daily.
  • Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Balm: I don’t love lip glosses, but this one made me change my mind. I have it in Pipsqueak and it’s such a beautiful wash of color. I want to try another shade! It’s hydrating and never sticky.
  • Westman Atlelier Contour Stick: I use this every day in the shade, Biscuit. It’s the most beautiful contour.
  • Westman Atelier Highlight Stick in Lit: I use this daily! It’s a subtle and beyond beautiful highlight that is not overpowering for daytime, but can be built up for night.
  • Kosas Brightening Concealer: I LOVE this concealer. It doesn’t crease under the eyes and is great if you don’t want to wear makeup, but want to spot correct and then blend all together with a brush. A little goes a LONG way!
  • Dior Forever Foundation: This is another favorite of mine when I need to look more “done.” It’s perfect when applied with a beauty blender. (They recently changed the packaging of this foundation.)
  • ILIA Multi-Stick in I Put a Spell on You: I love this blush stick so much! It’s the perfect final step for me and always makes me feel and a little bit more look bright eyed and bushy tailed. This is a bright coral shade, but it works with my warmer undertones. You may prefer a different color based on your own skin tone, so just keep that in mind!
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel: This is the secret to good brows for me. (and the pencil listed below!)
  • ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara: It’s a good one, trust me.  If you’re not familiar with ILIA, they are a clean beauty brand that I’ve truly falling in love with over the past year or so.
  • ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang: This a super soft red and when applied very lightly, it gives the perfect flush of color to the lips that looks so natural and pretty. I also really love the color O Baby, which is a warm nude that looks almost just like my lips, but better.
  • ILIA Natural Brightening Eye Primer: This helps my shadows to stay for a long time, but feels super flexible. It brightens the eyelids too!
  • Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops: This is a clean brand and a very unique product. I use this as a straight up bronzer along with a fluffy kabuki brush… it gives the most beautiful glowy bronze look. You can also mix it in with your moisturizer to give yourself a sunkissed tan. You can also mix in a little with your foundation! It’s a must for me.
  • ILIA Translucent Soft Focus Finishing Powder: I’ve tried about 20 of these translucent powders, but I think this one is for sure the best.
  • Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil: This is such a good brow pencil. Everything about it, from the highly pigmented, yet totally natural looking formulation to the angle and shape of the pencil… to the perfect brush on the end… and even the sleek packaging. It’s the best! I’m in shade ash.
  • RMS Living Luminizer: If you haven’t tried this luminizer, you’ve GOT TO. Just a tiny bit of it swiped across your cheekbones makes you look alive and glowy. It’s incredibly natural, though. So it’s great for day or night. This product has a cult following and I agree… I cannot go without it. If you want a luminizer that has a little bit more pigment to it and isn’t quite as “natural” looking, then you’ll love the magic luminizer. It’s my other go-to.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder: This truly does give your skin an airbrushed finish. You could wear it over tinted moisturizer for a little bit of extra coverage, or just set your foundation to give you a truly “done” look that is never cakey.
  • Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lipstick: I have this in “tawny pink” and it’s a go-to. Always in my bag. Long lasting, but never drying.
  • Nudestix Nudies Dewy Color Stick: My go-to blush! “Peach Pink Peony” is the prettiest shade if you like coral shades.
  • Bite Beauty Change Maker Primer: There are a lot of good ones out there, but I have done tests on my skin and this one works the best for me at blurring imperfections and keeping makeup looking fresher, longer.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in “Secret Salma”: This is my go-to shade for a night out or when I want to look polished.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector in Fair: The best concealer for under the eyes!!


  • Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo: It’s the best I’ve ever tried. I used to be loyal to Batiste, but this one requires less product and doesn’t make your hair as chalky. All around, it works a lot better on my hair and is worth the extra expense since the product stretches further.
  • T3 Cura Luxe Hair Dryer: I love this dryer! After my experience with the Dyson dryer was a major fail, I went back to my trusty CHI dryer I have used for years. However, once I tried this one, I have been sold. It dries my hair quickly and I love the airflow. It’s also very pretty, right?
  • Amike Purple Shampoo: This is what I use to keep my hair cool and not brassy!
  • GHD Classic 1″ Curling Iron: Whenever you see my hair wavy or curled, it’s done with this iron. By far the best curling iron I’ve ever tried and worth every penny.
  • Drybar Hold Me Hair Clips: These are the best. I’ve used them for years and nothing quite compares.
  • Ever Recovery Hair Oil: By far the best hair oil I’ve ever tried. It’s a clean product and it smells incredible! I always get complimented on the way I smell when I wear it, but only when I’m giving someone a hug. It’s light and I don’t even smell it, but I think other people can catch a hint of it. I never wear perfume, so I know it’s this! But also, it transforms my hair big time.
  • Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector: This is a bonding protein treatment, so it helps to restore the hair from within, reducing breakage and an overall look of distress. I don’t think I ever really used this correctly, but I recently started putting it on as a treatment about an hour before I wash my hair. Or sometimes, I will put some on mixed with a hair oil at night and sleep with it on! Then wash out in the morning. I definitely notice a difference when I use it consistently!


Here’s what I purchased this year! 

Below is a list of items I purchased this year. Some are repeats from what you saw above and others are products that have recently fallen on my “favorites” list or have been enticing to try!

  • Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner: I alternate shampoos every once in a while and I find this is one I always am glad to welcome back into my routine. You all know I love Prose and this is very similar to the results I get from that! But, this has a cooling/tingling sensation that I really like. It also rates very clean on the EWG scale, or it used to, at least… I haven’t checked it in recent years!
  • Saie Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter: I have this in the bronze color and love it, so I just reordered it in “Radiant Finish” as well. It’s great to mix in with moisturizer or apply on its own all over. Or, just put it where you need it. It’s not overpowering at all!
  • Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother: This is what I’ve been using recently after I shampoo, but before I brush out and style. It’s wonderful at reducing split ends and smoothing the hair without weighing it down. I love it so much and believe this is my 3rd or 4th bottle I’ve ordered!
  • Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector: This is a bonding protein treatment, so it helps to restore the hair from within, reducing breakage and an overall look of distress. It is not a conditioner! I don’t think I ever really used this correctly, but I recently started putting it on as a treatment about an hour before I wash my hair. Or sometimes, I will put some on mixed with a hair oil at night and sleep with it on! Then wash out in the morning. I definitely notice a difference when I use it consistently! I also ordered the Olaplex No 0 to try!
  • Charlotte Tilbury “First Love” Blush: This is the most beautiful color! I recently dropped my first one and knew I couldn’t NOT purchase a new one. If using a powder blush, this is always my go to.
  • Charlotte Tillbury Feline Flick in Brown: This is my favorite product to apply a winged liner! It’s the perfect width to make the perfect cat eye. I used to do this every day, but now only do it when I’m going out to dinner.
  • Tatcha Kissu Lip Mask in “Camelia”: Since I have a deep love for the clear lip mask, I thought I’d try out this beautiful red tinted one. I swear this is such a versatile product because when applied lightly after makeup, it looks like a gloss (that is never sticky!), but I also apply it every night before bed and find it to be the most moisturizing thing I’ve ever done for my lips.
  • Christophe Robin Baby Blonde Purple Conditioning Mask: So this is like a purple shampoo, yet it’s a conditioning mask, so it will hydrate and take out brassiness. The reason I like it is because I feel like I can’t ever tone the brassiness out of the ends of my hair as well as I can the top of my hair. That’s because the purple shampoos work so much better than conditioners, or at least I thought so before trying this product. I never put shampoo on my ends, so that’s why this is a welcomed favorite! This is a repurchase for me. It makes my hair moisturized, shiny, and toned!
  • BeautyBlender Pro: I always can find a need for one of these. And no other brand compares!!
  • Nest Holiday Candle: Again, nothing compares to this! I bought five in this year’s sale to use myself and give as gifts! I love it so much that I will burn it all year long, not just at Christmas time.
  • dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse: I’ve been using this as a substitute to shampoo. Apparently shampooing your hair causes more damage than anything else, so I have really been trying to cut back on that. I’ve already only washed every other day, but this change is in addition to that. I cannot believe how much I love it. It cleanses my hair very well and makes it so healthy and shiny! I am in love with it. Just ordered another jumbo size. I also ordered the Leave-In Hair Therapy to spray after workouts when I can’t get to a shower right away!
  • Shiseido Facial Cotton: I blame these for the reason that I can’t ever use regular cotton facial pads. They are amazing and so worth the cost.
  • Dior Addict Lip Glow in Cherry: This is such a cool product. It goes on like a lip balm, but the color ends up looking a little different on everyone due to your body’s chemistry. I love a red tinted lip, so I ordered the Cherry one!
  • Dior Rouge Forever Liquid Transfer-Proof Lipstick in Forever Dior: This is a transfer proof, incredibly pigmented liquid lip and the color is classic!
  • Hourglass Arch Brow Gel: I love their eyebrow pencil so much, so I decided to try their brow gel, too! I use a brow gel everyday without fail to get my brows to stay lifted and defined.