Well, there’s nothing like a huge beauty sale to kick off the holiday season – am I right?!

The Sephora Holiday Bonus Event is happening now for Rouge Members and will be starting soon for VIB and Beauty Insiders! It’s the one time of year Sephora offers this kind of a discount on their inventory + luxury products that almost never go on sale. I always designate November as a time to stock up on beauty items I use regularly and to find new holiday sets I can’t live without. Also, it’s a fabulous time to buy gifts for family & friends (or for yourself – #oops)! 

If you aren’t sure if you’re a member or how to join for 15-20% off EVERYTHING, keep reading!


Rouge Members: 20% off November 2-5
Annual Spend: $1,000+
VIB Members: 20% November 9-12
Annual Spend: $350+

Beauty Insider Members: 15% off November 16-19
Use code BIBONUS
Annual Spend: Up to $349

If you’re not already a Sephora Member you can still join to take part in the Holiday Bonus Event!

ONE. Nuface Gold Mini Express Skin Toning Collection. Nuface is a new product to me that I’ve heard a ton of buzz about lately. I saw Sephora had a holiday set with a PINK mini Nuface and I just couldn’t help myself! The device is supposed to give you firmed, toned, glowing skin in 5-minutes using a microcurrent that re-energizes to help improve contour, tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The holiday set comes with the pink mini, a gel primer, prep-n-glow cloths, a custom gold-painted clutch, a power adapter, and a quick start guide. A $283 value for $199 (+ the discount!).

TWO. Jouer Lip Topper (St. Tropez). I’ve been dying to try this lip gloss for some time now. I think I originally saw it on YouTube and almost fell over when I saw how sparkly it is! Definitely, for the lover of all things shiny – it’s a beautiful golden tan you can use to make any lipstick POP! It would be beautiful for a holiday party.

THREE. Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner (Pyro). Y’all know how much I love my undereye glitter. I first fell in love with Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in the color Midnight Cowboy which is a beautiful gold. I started wearing it under my eyes and it totally gave me life (seriously)! It’s hard to explain but it takes a normal makeup look to a whole other level instantly. It makes the undereye brighter and wider and it’s amazing for photos! I wanted a white/clear glitter as well so I picked up Pyro which is a new color to the UD glitter line.

FOUR. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre (Blondie). I’ve been interested in trying more Charlotte Tilbury products after falling in love with her lipstick in Kim K.W. and the lip liner Pillowtalk. I’ve worn the combo on repeat all year! I saw she recently came out with a Lip Lustre (or at least it’s new to Sephora) and had to give it a try. I wasn’t sure whether to go with a light pink or a nude so I went with Blondie, a shimmery nude that looked gorgeous on the model online.  

FIVE. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4. A couple years ago my girlfriends bought me the first Ambient Lighting Palette and it was incredible. It was so good I probably kept it far too long (these things do have their expiration dates!) and I still think it’s the best quality palette I’ve owned. The color payoff and pigmentation are fantastic, plus the formulation is buttery smooth. SO I saw the volume 4 release in its light pink/purple glory and was sold – trust me, it’s 100x better in person!

SIX. NARS Orgasm Infatuation Cheek Palette. NARS has outdone themselves this year with their packaging. OMG! The pink bedazzled spikey goodness – YES PLEASE! As most of you know, I naturally gravitate towards anything pink so this palette was a no-brainer. I actually own the bronzer by itself and have owned Orgasm blush previously, but couldn’t pass up the trio with the new Orgasm highlighting blush powder. Perfection!

SEVEN. Herbivore Rose Quartz Facial Roller. I have been yearning for a facial roller FOREVER now. Which sounds so silly… like, girl go buy yourself a facial roller. But here’s the thing… I actually tried to order a rose quartz facial roller from Nordstrom two or three times and every single one came broken in half (sigh). I don’t blame Nordy – I blame the thin, sad packaging that couldn’t hold up in transit. So when I ordered this one from Sephora I was so worried the same thing would happen, but luckily it came in a well-packaged box (within a well-packaged box) so I can finally see what all the hype is about. If you don’t know, facial rollers are amazing for firming, detoxing, and de-puffing the skin. And right now with all my crazy allergies I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE.

EIGHT. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss (Rio). When I was up in DC recently my girlfriend had a beautiful Marc Jacobs lip gloss and it reminded me how much I LOVE the gloss Sugar Sugar (a cult fav). While we were there we jumped into Sephora (just real quick… an hour later…) and I stopped by to look at the MJ section. I was immediately drawn to the gloss Rio, because well, it was SO PINK! And it’s stunning on. I knew the minute I got a couple compliments it was a winner. I love it so much because it’s pigmented enough to show color, but not so pigmented that you look like you have bubblegum on your lips. It’s a thicker consistency but not sticky. 

NINE. Charlotte Tilbury Swish & Pop Blusher (Love Glow). While in pursuit of new Charlotte Tilbury products to try I stumbled upon her Swish & Pop Blusher which I’ve actually seen and heard about many times. Not sure why I never purchased – I think I just wasn’t drawn to any of the colors online. But let me tell you, it is so much prettier in person! The only color I’ve ever heard people rave about is Love Glow so that’s what I went with and y’all it’s BEAUTIFUL! Btw the video that goes along with the product is a good one – I love listening to Charlotte explain her products!

TEN. Stila Glitter & Glow Highlighter (Monarch). Okay, I have to laugh at myself on this one. While my friend and I were in Sephora I noticed some new Stila glitter eyeshadows… or so I thought. I immediately grabbed for this pinky purple product, bought it, and used it on my eyes that night for an event. Turns out, it’s actually a highlighter haha! I don’t know why I didn’t realize the bottle is so much bigger than the Stila eyeshadow I own. But anyhow, it also doubles as an eyeshadow! And this one is definitely for my gals who LOVE glitter.

ELEVEN. NARS Hot Tryst Cheek Palette. Since I purchased the Orgasm holiday palette I had to buy the sister palette with the six STUNNING blushes (yes… I had to haha). And I have to say the colors are extremely pretty. Much prettier in person in fact. When I opened it up I even said “Oh, my!” They each have a beautiful sheen and I really like that there are two darker fall/holiday shades because sometimes I like to change it up. I’ve also heard they are really pigmented so a little goes a long way and the palette should last you a while. 

TWELVE. YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation (B50). If you’ve followed me long, you know I love YSL in general, and especially their foundation. I’ve already gone through an entire bottle of the Touche Eclat All In One Glow (a tinted moisturizer – so good!) and because of the discount, I decided to order another of the original foundation. I heard they reformulated not long ago and that a lot of people didn’t like it as much so I was hesitant to buy for a while. But since repurchasing (I’ve been using it all week) it seems the same to me – I absolutely love it! It gives the skin a beautiful dewy glow and fab coverage. Great for photos!
Have the best Friday and happy Sephora shopping!


XO Amanda