Sephora VIB Sale Picks


The Sephora VIB sale is one of my favorite times of the year! Not only does this come at the perfect time of year because it’s close to holidays, but it’s at about this time in the semester that I am so stressed with school that I need to take frequent shopping breaks in order to stay sane. Very strategic Sephora!

I used to shop the Sephora sale all wrong. I would carelessly buy things just to spend money and it was usually on things I already had or just random things I thought would be cheap with the discount. I never even utilized the sale for Christmas presents or to treat myself to something I really wanted. What was I thinking?

My strategy is simple. Use the discount on Christmas gifts first. My mom and sister LOVE Sephora so I already have a couple things picked out for them. Spending money around the holidays can be stressful, but knowing you’re saving a little money here and there helps so much!

Next, when it comes to shopping for yourself, splurge on the big ticket items. Don’t waste a 20% discount on a lipstick. Okay…that wouldn’t be a waste but you get what I mean! Take the T3 curling iron set I linked for example. This is an expensive set, but well worth the investment. On a regular day I would not spend $270 on a curling iron, because I just can’t right now! However, getting 20% off the set, makes it more affordable at $216. Then consider the fact that you are actually getting 3 curling irons and that brings you to $72 per curling iron. Not bad considering this is a top quality set. I’ve heard so many good things!

Other items I linked include the Drybar gift set. I’m a huge fan of their products and I’ve been drooling over that hair dryer for months. A nice perk is that it comes with every product you need for the perfect blowout! With the discount this set is $240. The hair dryer alone is $200, so you almost get the curling iron and the other hair products for free. This set is an absolute steal. If you are in the market for a new hair dryer/curling iron, I would consider this set!

I am hesitant about gifting someone skin care for the holidays, but there is no better gift than the GlamGlow mask set. The white mask is my absolute favorite thing i’ve ever put on my face because it cleans out my pores while calming my redness and excess oil. The blue mask will definitely come in handy this Winter when your skin gets so dry! This set is just $55 with the discount. One jar of this mask retails for $60, and with this set you get 3. Need I say more?

The Hourglass Ambient highlighting palette is the gift you give to the friend/family member that is beauty product obsessed. Odds are, they probably already know about this product which is why you’ll be their favorite person for getting them this! This set comes with two highlighters, two blushes, and a bronzer to give you the perfect glow. Also, the packaging is too die for! This palette is $64 with the discount.

The Urban Decay Smokey palette has been on my list for forever. I love creating a smokey look all year around! This a great palette for anyone to have in their collection because of its variety of shades and how long it will last. I am still using Urban Decay palettes I got years ago! This palette is only $44 with the discount.

Lastly, I found the cutest little makeup bag. To be honest, I found this by accident. I was shopping for myself because my makeup bag is looking a little ragged and it’s time for a new one, but then I realized this is an awesome gift idea! I love the idea of gifting a makeup bag because you can put things in it like nail polish, manicure sets, lipsticks, and other odds and ends of things! It’s always more exciting to get a bag with something in it right? This beauty is $21 with the discount.

I hope you have enjoyed some of my top picks from the Sephora VIB sale. I will most likely be grabbing a few of these items plus some others.

What’s on your Sephora list?
xo | Rachel



  1. Kerrie Knouse
    November 10, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Great pics! Love the pallets! 💕

  2. November 11, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Love these tips! The DryBar products are awesome and maybe I will finally buy some to use at home with this sale.

    Cheers, J

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