Hi friends & Happy Tuesday!
It’s that time again…time for ANOTHER Sephora Sale! Is it just me or does it feel like we just had a VIB sale not that long ago?
While I wasn’t planning on purchasing anything this time around, well, clearly that was a lie. I’ve somehow accumulated quite the little basket of goodies on Sephora.ca that are patiently waiting until the sale goes live on Friday.
And so, with the sale just days away, I thought I’d share with you a few of the products that I think should make their way into your shopping cart.
Before we dive right in, here’s what you need to know:
From eye shadow palettes (which there are quite a few) to glosses, a luxurious hair oil to THE most incredible fragrance I think I’ve ever smelt, here are the products I think are worth your time (and money) for the October 30th – November 9th Sephora sale….
HUDA BEAUTY Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Let’s be real, Huda knows how to make an incredible eyeshadow! In my opinion, her shadows are SO pigmented, super blendable, have little to no fallout and come in the most gorgeous shades! This new Naughty Nude palette contains 18 gorgeous shades (8 velvet mattes, 5 high-shine metallics, 3 luxe marble creams, 1 mesmerizing marble matte, 1 shimmering gloss hybrid with bronze AND berry pearls) that are so perfect for Fall.
Here’s a little breakdown of the shades:
– Filthy (cool toned soft baby pink matte)
– Passion (iris and pink marble shimmer cream)
– Shameless (fuchsia metallic)
– Please Me (antique gold with pink reflection metallic)
– Hypnotic (cool toned sand matte)
– Hard (bronzy marble shimmer)
– Untamed (deep berry matte)
– Irresistible (cool toned pink bronze metallic)
– Flower Power (camel and gold marble shimmer cream)
– Rough (café au lait matte)
– Spicy (mulberry matte)
– Arouse (rusty brown matte)
– Slippery (bronze and berry shimmer gloss hybrid)
– Tantric (yellow gold metallic)
– Naughty (mahogany matte)
– Provocative Desire (fiery red metallic)
– Juicy (soft peach toned tan matte)
NARS Climax Extreme Volumizing Mascara
NARS came out with their original Climax mascara a couple years ago and I’ll be honest, I wore it ONCE. Yes that’s right, once. After having such a disappointing mascara experience, I was sure my makeup collection would NEVER contain another one from the brand. Annnnd then, one of my favorite beauty Youtubers (@Ellepearls) posted an incredible GRWM using the mascara and, well, I was willing to give the brand another chance.
Let me tell you, this mascara does not disappoint. It’s described as being an innovative mascara that delivers extreme volume, extreme black pigment, and extreme performance in as little as one coat. For the last, well since I started wearing makeup, I’ve been more of a drugstore mascara kinda gal. Annnnd then I started dabbling into the world of high-end mascara (with the Tom Ford Extreme Eye Bad Ass Black mascara + more recently the Marc Jacobs At Lash’d mascara) and my lash game has never been the same. Don’t get me wrong, you can and will never go wrong with the Essence Cosmetics Princess Lash mascara that costs only $2.99. And I’ll admit, a little piece of my soul leaves my body every friggen’ time I spend more than $30 CAD on a mascara. But some of these higher end mascaras are totally incredible and if you want thick, long lashes with little to no smudging, then I do think spending more money is the way to go.
Soooo in conclusion, if you wanna take your lash game to the next level, definitely check out the Climax Extreme!
Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss
Tower 28 has quickly built their own little cult following and let me tell you, I’m here for it! From their ShineON Jelly Lip Glosses to their BeachPlease Tinted Lip + Cheek Balms, my goodness their products are all so incredible. So, when I saw that they launched a new line of ShineON MILKY Lip Jelly Glosses…well, colour me intrigued! On top of being vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free, these glosses contain Apricot Kernel Oil (which is rich in fatty acids that nourish and soothes lips) and Raspberry Seed Oil (a natural antioxidant, this raspberry oil protects lips against damage from free radicals and environmental aggressors).
These glosses are available in four gorgeous shades that are inspired by…get ready for this…alternative milks:
“Oat” – semi-sheer, milky peachy pink
“Cashew” – semi-sheer, milky rosy brown
“Almond” – semi-sheer, milky chocolate
“Coconut” – semi-sheer, milky mauve pink
Benefit Cosmetics Brow Microfilling Eyebrow Pen
I’ve never cared too much about my brows but like the leaves in Fall, that’s changing (haha). With thick, bushy brows being the “IN” thing these days, I’ve found myself thinking more and more about microblading, because why not just jump straight into the world of semi-permanent tattooed brow hairs?! Annnyways, instead of being impulsive and signing myself up for THAT, I think I’ll turn to the next best thing. BENEFIT.
Benefit is a one stop shop for all of your brow needs. No but seriously, they have it all. From their “Precisely, My Brow Pencils” to their “Gimme Brow Tinted Gel”, their products are guaranteed to transform even the most basic of brows to help you live out your Cara Delevingne brow dreams. Recently, they launched a product that will absolutely be making its way into my Sephora basket called the Microfilling Eyebrow Pen. As the name suggests, it’s a pen that helps create the “microbladed look” by filling in gaps with three ultrafine lines in a single stroke.
Too Faced Pumpkin Spice Warm & Spicy Eye Shadow Palette
I have searched high and low for this gorgeous palette and I’m convinced that come Friday, she WILL be mine! But seriously, it’s been sold out all over Ontario so the makeup Gods are definitely making me work for this one. If you’ve ever tried Too Faced eyeshadows you’ll know that:
1) they smell SO good (the Bon Bons palette smells like chocolate and I’m told this Pumpkin Spice palette smells like…well pumpkin pie)
2) the shade names are SO fun!
This palette contains 18 shades and check out their names:
– Oh My Gourd
– PSL and Chill
– Falling For You
– Fall Vibes
– Whipped Cream
– You Spicy
– A La Mode
– Fall For It
– Cocoa Drizzle
– Ginger Spice
– Spice Spice Baby
– Love You A Latte
– Warm and Cozy
– Sweetie Pie
– Spice Of Life
– Pumpkin Spice
– Wanna Piece Of Me?
I feel like I can’t go through Fall without this palette in my life!
Artist Couture Diamond Lip Tease Lip Gloss
Anyone else wondering what the heck Artist Couture is?!
But seriously, I hadn’t heard a thing about this brand and then one day I noticed them in Sephora, and well, the rest is history. With lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, glow powders and quite possibly THE most gorgeous highlighters, Artist Couture is now officially on my radar. One product that’s totally caught my eye and WILL be ordered on Friday is the Diamond Lip Tease gloss. It’s described as being a luxurious, high-shine gloss infused with diamond-like pearls aka something that I NEED on my lips.
The INKEY List Oat Cleansing Balm
If you’re looking for incredible skincare then you need The Inkey List in your life! I first saw this brand in Shoppers Drug Mart about a year ago and let me tell you, I’ve been obsessed ever since. The brand recently made their way into Sephora (online only) so now is the time to get your hands on some incredible skincare goodies. But seriously, the packaging is simple yet super chic, they have a HUGE range of products and get this…their products range from $5-$20 CAD **insert ALL of the heart eye emojis**.
For Friday’s VIB holiday sale, I’ve got my eyes on the Oat Cleansing Balm. It’s described as being a luxurious cleansing balm that gently dissolves makeup and excess oil without stripping sensitive, irritated skin of the moisture it needs. It contains two key ingredients that make this balm an incredible one:
– Three-Percent Oat Kernel Oil: Gently supports skin’s moisture barrier
– One-Percent Colloidal Oatmeal: Helps to reduce the appearance of redness and soothe irritation
If you’re not in the market for a cleansing balm but want to try out The Inkey List, I would definitely recommend their:
> Caffeine Eye Cream
> Apple Cider Vinegar Acid Peel
> Vitamin C Brightening Cream
Summer Fridays The Hydration Set
I’ve admired the gorgeous Summer Fridays line for a looooong time. Their packaging is SO pretty and their products (like many featured in this little post) have gained quite the cult following. When I heard that one of the masterminds behind the brand is one of my favourite YouTubers (Marianna Hewitt), I mean, I had to test it out for myself. During the last Sephora VIB sale, I picked up the Lip Butter Balm which I completely fell in love with. I’ve always been curious about their fancy face masks however do I see myself spending $63+ on a face mask, umm no. Now, when I saw that they had come out with a set of three minis for the same’ish price (haha) well that’s a whole new ball game for this gal! The Hydration Set includes:
– 1 oz/ 28 g Jet Lag Mask
– 1 oz/ 30 mL CC Me Vitamin C Serum
– 0.5 oz/ 15 g Lip Butter Balm
The skin-loving Jet Lag Mask delivers rich hydration and a radiant-looking complexion with just one application. The multitasking CC Me Vitamin C Serum visibly brightens, improves skin texture, and reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The silky, vegan Lip Butter Balm hydrates and soothes parched lips while sealing in moisture for lusher-than-life lips.
Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil
I don’t even know where to start with this one.
Actually I do, take a second and search this on Instagram and tell me you aren’t even just a tad curious about this super luxe hair oil.
Born from a homemade family recipe, this iconic hair oil maintains hair‘s moisture balance for less breakage, strength, and health. It also deeply conditions, providing hair with luminous shine. Use this multipurpose oil before or after styling, add a few drops to your favorite hair mask, or leave on overnight for a nourishing treatment. The experience of the mask is enhanced with Gisou‘s signature honey-infused fragrance, which is 100 percent naturally derived.
Sounds pretty amazing right?!
What’s the catch you ask? She’s a pricey little one. At $115 CAD a bottle (100 mL), this won’t be everyones cup of tea (or honey haha). When I first discovered the product and heard the price hahah well once I stopped laughing I tossed the idea of ever owning this right outta my mind. LUCKILY the other day I noticed that Sephora offered a mini bottle of the oil for only $25 so of course I purchased it… you know, for “research”, just to see what all the hypes about. So far I’m quite enjoying it so if you’re looking for haircare during the sale, I would definitely invest in the mini bottle of this oil! They also have a Honey Infused Hair Perfume which I’m VERY intrigued by so if they have a mini bottle of that then into the cart she shall go!
Clean Reserve – Skin
If you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing The Body Shops “White Musk” fragrance, then you’ll LOVE this one from Clean Reserve. Ugh seriously it’s quite possibly the most magical scent ever.
Here’s what you need to know about “Skin”:
Fragrance Family: Warm & Spicy
Scent Type: Warm & Sweet Gourmands
Key Notes: Fresh Musk, Copabia Oil, Salted Praline
Creamy Madagascar vanilla offers a soft and subtle sweetness to the cozy, “close-to-the-skin” musk, creating the perfect everyday perfume. Wear this scent alone or layer with other CLEAN RESERVE perfumes to add warmth with a kiss of sweetness.
About the Bottle: CLEAN RESERVE cares about the health of the planet. Working with vendors who use green manufacturing processes and minimizing the amount of waste produced by the packaging is of paramount importance. The cap is made of sustainable wood from Spain. The glass bottle is recyclable, and the carton is made from FSC-certified paper printed with non-toxic soy and water-based inks. The corn-derived cellophane is biodegradable and compostable.
About the Fragrance: Crafted with the people and planet in mind. Always cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free and phthalate-free. Skin is crafted with sustainable vanilla from Madagascar to support programs for reforestation, drinking water wells and medical facilities for the farming communities.
And there you have it friends! A few of my top picks for the upcoming sale!
Do you plan on buying anything?? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks so much for stopping by & until next time,