It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the Sephora VIB sale!
I normally don’t splurge all at once, simply because I don’t have extra money to blow. But after working my tail off, getting a raise with the new job and paying off my student loans (🎉🎉,🎉), I figured ‘treat yo self’ while also being responsible with my choices.
When it comes to VIB sales, I usually hold off because I hate spending my own money (don’t we all?). This time around, I put all of the items I wanted/needed into my cart and made smart choices about what to buy. I used a lot of rock, paper, scissor in my decision making and managed to get the total under $150…
Yet, ya girl still hit Rouge for 2018! Don’t say that I have a makeup problem, because I’m pretty sure it’s all figured out!
Here’s what I picked up in the sale:
This was actually the main reason for my VIB purchase. After testing it in my Sephora Play for October and falling in love with it, I knew hands down this was going to be my next foundation purchase. It was between this and the coveted Fenty foundations everyone’s been obsessed with.
I’m glad I made this choice because it was voted Allure’s Readers Choice in 2017. Win-win.
Even though I love this stuff, it was tough to bite the bullet at the time, especially with its $43 price tag. I’ve been trying to use up products I have, so I waited to purchase it and figured there was no better time than using a coupon code.
This was another one of those products I was holding out on buying and waited for the sale. Because I was waiting, I decided to try and use up some other products, which included relying on an old concealer that caused me to have a stye on my left eye!
Expiration dates are no joke kids, so let my mistake be a lesson to go through your makeup bags and just get rid of it.
UD primers have always been my true ride or dies when it comes to primers and I will always buy them when I’m running low. After testing out the Too Faced Shadow Insurance and not loving it, this is my go-to. This time, I promise I won’t wait as long!
If you take anything away from this site, let it be that this will be the best investment of your life.
One of my least favorite chores is cleaning my makeup brushes. Even though I feel super great after it’s all accomplished, there’s fewer things I hate more than having to set up shop at the sink with a concoction of shampoo/olive oil and hand wash and rinse each brush. Who has that kind of time?!
This cleanser will cut your brush cleaning time literally in half. All it takes is a little container, a few paper towels and voila! You’ve got some clean-ass brushes. Plus, it leaves a very subtle vanilla smell to your brushes once they’re cleansed.
I shagged this 32 ounce bottle (this sucker is HUGE) for $39 and it was valued at $96! This will last me for a lifetime and I will never have cleaner brushes now.
This was the one item that a) helped me hit Rouge and b) I decided to splurge on. I personally think $9 for a sheet mask is extra af, but since we know my love and obsession with GLAMGLOW products, I felt that it couldn’t have been a better time to test out.
It’s no secret affair about my love for the Bum Bum Cream (I’ve literally haven’t been able to shut up about it here and here!) While browsing around for the VIB Sale, the first thing I added to my cart was the full size container for $45.
I discovered this gift set shortly and immediately did the math: it included a full size Bum Bum Cream, a 3.4 ounce of Brazilian Crush fragrance spray AND a full size lip butter. I was already sold on the cream, let alone the other two products that have quickly became favorites of mine!
I jokingly said that I was going to purchase a few of these to keep stockpiled, but I actually plan on stocking up once the holiday gift cards roll in. My boyfriend even agreed he’d fund this habit because he loves the scent of it!
What did you pick up at the VIB sale? Let me know in a comment!
⬇️Watch a my haul unboxing video below⬇️: