Beauty Products I use from Morning to Night + Sephora Holiday Savings Event Info!

3 Beauty Myths

Biggest lie I tell myself is that I’m going to the mall for “returns”. I batch my returns so I don’t go to the mall very often, but it’s very common for me to walk out of there with a small black and white striped bag in my hand from Sephora.

What can I say? I’ve just always loved beauty products and I truly love getting to test and try things to recommend to y’all! So if you’re looking for some recommendations for products, you’re in the right spot! The Sephora Holiday Savings Event kicks off today for Rouge Members, and will run until 11/15! If you are Rouge, bring a friend to shop in-store and they will receive 20% off as well as long as they are a beauty insider. Here is all the info you need to know:

Rouge Access 11/5-11/15 code: “YAYHOLIDAY” for 20% off

VIB Preferred Access 11/9-11/15 code: “YAYHOLIDAY” for 15% off

All tiers 11/11-11/15 code: “YAYHOLIDAY” for 10% off

This is such a great time to stock up on your must-have daily use beauty products or to splurge a little on gifts (for yourself or loved ones, no judgment here!). If you are wondering how to get access to this event, all you need to do is sign up to be a Beauty Insider at Sephora. It’s completely free, you just earn points and perks with your purchases. You can sign up anytime and get access to the event as soon as you’re registered!

I thought I’d take you through my day, from morning to night, and highlight just a few of the many products I love from Sephora.

In the shower, I have a handful of products that I switch off using, but these four have gotten heavy use lately!

I love the Verb Volume Shampoo for a simple clean feeling, lightweight shampoo. The Olaplex No 4p Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo is serious business. It’s very effective at cutting out any yellows in the hair but be prepared for a seriously cool result. Finally, Olaplex No8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask is a great mask for really strengthening and hydrating my hair.

Moving into a bit of skincare, I’ve been testing the Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum for my vitamin C and E. It’s a very nice serum that sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave an ounce of oily feeling on the skin. Beauty Insider members receive 30% off all Sephora Collection merchandise during the Sephora Holiday Savings Event

A few other skincare products are my very favorite Retinol Reform from Shani Darden, as well as Augustinus Bader The Cream, which I discovered through my Sephora Squad partnership. Some of you know I deal with dark spots around my mouth, and the Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Treatment Serum has been what I’ve applied to my dark spots as of late. It takes a long, long time to lighten dark spots, but the reviews of this product have me feeling encouraged!

On the hair front, for the days that I’m looking for a very flexible, soft hold in the hair, the Verb Ghost Hairspray is my top choice.

This is a peek at my vanity, which often has many products splayed all over it. Looking at it, I feel like it’s important to point out the value of a good makeup brush. I have 10x the amount that I actually need, but in the mix are Sephora brand brushes from nearly a decade ago. A great brush set, like this, is the perfect thing to buy for yourself during the Sephora Holiday Savings Event. (Remember all Sephora Collection items are 30% off during the event.) The right brushes can absolutely change the game of how your makeup applies and lasts, so consider getting a handful of very high-quality and high-performing brushes. If you care for them like you should, they should last for a very, very long time.

Lastly, we wrap up the day at my bedside table. This sounds dramatic but it’s completely true: I cannot sleep without my lips slathered in lip balm. And not just any lip balm, but something that stays on all night and leaves my lips feeling baby soft in the morning. The Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask (now in peppermint, which is just so festive) is fantastic. It’s deeply hydrating and feels so good on the lips. I keep it right by my bed, and it’s the final step of my beauty routine before I sleep.

I’ve already got a shortlist of products I’m getting today and a few of those things are gift sets. I rounded up a bunch of the gift sets that caught my eye below!

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If you’re planning on taking advantage of the event, I hope you score exactly what you’re looking for! Send me a DM on Instagram if you have any specific questions about beauty products from Sephora that you may be considering! I’m always happy to help.

This post was sponsored by Sephora.



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Cristin says · 11.05.21

What’s with the Instagram redirect? Here I am reading your blog ready to engage. I do not use Instagram. Perhaps this makes it easy for you, but difficultly cumbersome for your readers. Also, it’s sad that you will only respond to DMs, I find reading through comments and replies to be awesome bonus content. Often times readers have the same questions so seeing your response upfront would be beneficial. Just a few thoughts to maybe increase your reader engagement and be more follower friendly.

Kate says · 11.05.21

It’s simply an option, but if you have a question i’m happy to try to answer it here for you!

Momzi says · 11.05.21

I spy …..

Kate says · 11.05.21

. . . ?

Michelle says · 11.05.21

Olaplex? lol Didn’t she just talk about how she wasn’t a fan?! And now she’s got 2 products with “heavy use”??? Hmmmmmmm

Kate says · 11.06.21

I’ve repeatedly said that Olaplex is good, I simply think it’s overhyped. There are a lot of other great options on the market! I do not like the Olaplex system, but I do like Olaplex 8 and the new Olaplex purple shampoo. I’ve said this from the beginning, but unfortunately people don’t remember the exact terms sometimes and have assumed I hate the entire line. It’s not true, I never said that, and I’ll always be honest about my thoughts on beauty products with my community.

Lirpa says · 11.05.21

I would love to try the Laneige Peppermint but can’t find it on their site. Can you provide a link please? Thanks!

Amy says · 11.06.21

Does the T3 hairdryer brush also interchange w the wand attachments??

Kate says · 11.07.21

No, it doesn’t.

Kristen says · 11.08.21

Very off topic, but your metal bed-side table looks fantastic! Can you share a larger picture? And where is it from? I am looking for new bed-side tables and it looks really unique and cool!