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Shopping Smart: My Sephora Sale Buys & Skips⚠️🥰

The Bi-annual Sephora Sale is almost here already! I’ve been gearing and saving up for this so here are my honest tips on shopping smart for this sale!|
❤️Rouge: 20% off 10/30
🖤VIB: 15% 11/3-11/9
🤍Insider: 11/5-11/9

💯Skincare & Haircare Deals - Holy Grail Restocks 💯
🐘Drunk Elephant Glowy the Night Kit - Shop - $98.00 ($146.00 value)
The T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum is my holy grail night serum, and the 30ml size is $90 retail by it’s self! Which basically means for $8 more you get 3 more products + 1 mirror. Only recommend this if you’re sure you love the Glycolic Serum.
💆‍♀️Briogeo Detox + Restore Kit - Shop - $49.00 ($78.00 value)
This one's a 10/10 for me. I love both the Scalp Revival Scalp Scrub Shampoo and Don’t Despair Repair Hair Mask. 2 Full-size products for $49+20% off is an amazing restock deal. Amazing for my hair, oily at the roots, dry at the tips.
🟠Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel -Shop- $88.00 ($102.00 value)
Not a huge savings deal, more so a staple. The 30 pack and the 60 pack surprisingly have the same value! (Around $2.5 per treatment). It is so effective in treating small bumps and rough patches for me. If you want to try but don’t want to commit to the large sizes, the 5 pack is $3.4 per treatment. 
💜Tatcha Pure & Glowing Trio - Shop - $72.00 ($104.00 value)
This is a total steal! The Dewy Skin Cream included in the set is $68 retail, and the Rice Wash is a new favorite of mine. This set is amazing as we’re entering dryer and colder months in L.A. I’ve never tried the eye cream and I have one I love already so maybe I’ll gift it to a friend. For Oily skin check out the other set with similar value! 

💄Makeup Bundles that aren’t Lame or Gimmicky IMO👀
👀Urban Decay Seeing Double Eyeshadow Primer Potion Gift Set - Shop - $35.00 ($48.00 value)
This one’s easy. Basically a BOGO-half off. Split it with a friend or just saving up the second one. Eye makeup is a lot more important these days with mask-wearing.
 🖌Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner - Shop - $42.00 ($96.00 value)
Not a bundle, but boyyyyy it is a good deal. The jump in $/oz from the $30 size to the $42 size is actually HUGE. Check out my review of the amazing brush cleaner here
💗tarte Blush Authority™ Amazonian Clay Cheek Wardrobe - Shop - $35.00 ($171.00 value)
This one was gimmicky at first glance. But hear me out. It includes 3 highlighter + blush + deeper blush combos. The tarte blushes are super long wearing and smooth, and even if I don’t end up liking the highlight, it can be a eyeshadow topper. The deeper shade can be used as blush-contour! The great value aside, this would make amazing gifts. 
💦Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Set - Shop - $42.00 ($66.00 value)
First off, this is the same value ($/ml) as the Jumbo size ($42 for 8oz) so it is up to personal preference whether you prefer 2 small bottles or 1 HUGE bottle. Given the fact that I use it less often and is worried about shelf life after I open it, I will go with the 2 bottle set. Little needs to be said about this setting spray, if you love it you love it. 

🙅🏻‍♀️Tips on what to skip📵
- 👎 "I'm gonna get this instead of the full-size" minis: These look cute cute from my experience..they are not as well made and ultimately will only lead me wanting the full-size version more.
- 👎 Minis that you can find in other sets or beauty offers: Look for beauty offers, rewards products, or other ways to try these. A lot of mini’s like this will be included in sets, so grab a friend and share a set instead. Always do the $/oz calculation before buying minis.
- 👎"a lot of the same kind of product" sets: Beware of Sephora Favorites sets! They are really hit or miss. From my experience with them they’re not worth it unless I end up using more than half of them regularly.
- 👎 Bulky "holiday special" sets: um…convenient packaging is a priority. Bulky and packaging-heavy sets usually end up collecting dust.
⚠️ Avoid brands that usually have bigger sales on their own site!
⚠️ Check other big-retail sales: Nordstrom, Macy's, Ulta...


💄Bonus Wishlist for My Fellow Lipstick Addicts
👄Fresh Soft Lip Duo - 2 x travel size lip balm - Shop
💋 MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Lipstick - 320 Virtous Goji - terracotta - Shop
💋Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Mini Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick Duo - COLOR: Inspire/ Fearless - bright red matte/ deep mauve rose - Shop
💋 Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Matte Lipstick - 206 - Cedar - brown - Shop
💋 Charlotte Tilbury Walk of No Shame Lipstick and Liner Set - Walk of No Shame Lipstick + Liner - Shop

Hope you found my shopping guide helpful! These are very personal opinions and you can spend your money however your want so…..keep a cool head and happy sale season!

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  • LC100baby

    #ulta literally has the Same products on sale right now 3 for 30$

  • LC100baby

    Thanks for all of your helpful info! I agree I get so upset when I get excited about trying a mini I just bought only to find out it came in a set with 2 other items for close to the same price and then I feel like I got beat!

  • Denise Dunn

    Oh i wanna try~!

  • Denise Dunn

    Oh i wanna try~!

  • Caer

    These products look amazing. I would love to try all of these products

  • Lila

    I really want tot try the tatcha but I need to save up

  • Jenna

    Omg love love Sephora. I have a lil cash so I'm definitely going to purchase a couple of Violet Voss palettes. Their super pretty. Maybe couple Nars things. Just wish they had after pay. I have a huge Sephora wish list hehe

  • Tia kitchens

    I have been working on my Sephora wishlist ❤️ A brand I would love to try is jeffree Star

  • Hanna

    Loved reading this! I'm personally not a big fan of "fancy" skincare brands due to my sensitive skin. I guess that works out better for my wallet! But I AM a huge sucker for lip products. Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath, Patrick Ta. Those are some of my current faves!

  • Christine Czaiczynski

    I may have to check out Sephora more because I never really shopped there and it looks like they have nice stuff. Ulta is my usual go to or brand websites.

  • Sayeri

    This is one of The best post according to me 😍😍😍!! I always have a wishlish and products added in my cart 🛒.. right now I have Charlotte tilbury Cheek to chic blush which I love 🤗 and Sephora favorite perfume sets because I am a perfume lover... and keep trying new samples all the time .. I always keep an eye on the free samples and offers 💸on their site .. and sometime buying a set is much cheaper than just one product and great option for gift 🎁! I love how you mentioned all the links of the current products and offers and best deals 🤩 that really helps .. the holy grails and most importantly what to skip . 👏🏼

  • Tina Brehm

    Ok wow! Thank you for adding links to sephora on the products! Was so nice to go right to site, and add to wishlist or cart, so helpful!!! Im new to buying from sephora so this is first time with their big sale. Honestly I find I can get better deals at Ulta and Macy's but I will be comparing and see whats best deal. Seriously great review, great idea with links!!!

  • Opal mercado

    Great finds this is awesome

  • Nicole Robinson

    You’re good at this. Thanks for sharing.💜

  • Bre Walker

    Nice beauty finds! I love the Urban Decay products you showcased, that's one of my favorite brands that I wish more people would talk about. Another brand I love that needs more attention is Too Faced. I have a huge Sephora wish list ready to go!

  • Pauline

    Thanks. Love these bundles and this page saves time deciding hope everyone catches on. These bundles are just what the doctor ordered. Great break down and actual coverage. Good clarity on each photo shot pic's. Thanks again for sharing! Love the holiday choices.

  • Rukhsana

    i do have a sephora wishlist, its the entire huda beauty lipstick bullet set. and the entire pat magrath mattetrance liptick set. would love it if prismpop sent me those, would have done a video swatch and review test for sure!.. how it teaches us ways to look for options and buy expensive things for cheaper. zoeva and luxie beauty are the brands i wish people taked about more, especially their brushes.

  • Tonilynn Rosario

    Wow great review and tips for shopping this sale. I love alot of the products mentioned.

  • Rita Whirls

    I love all the information and tips. They help a lot. Great post. I'll have to try some of these.

  • Nancy

    Thank you for the clear and well thought out tips. I may not share your holy grail products, but I appreciate the thought process behind them. It's useful to have a clear idea of what you actually use and like and not get caught up in impulse buying due to sales. I share your thoughts on minis, too.

  • Leylers

    Thank you for your tips. I try never to pay full price for anything, if I can help it...these tips sure do help with that. Great, thanks.

  • andrea Martinez

    Thank you for the tips 😊

  • Amy Greenwell

    I always love reading your tips. You do a wonderful job of explaining. I don't have a wish list fixed but have been exploring and reading

  • Jenn

    I absolutely love reading all of your content! I am definitely a lipstick addict, but I'm forever browsing trying to find that perfect color.... then buy way too many colors, I never even wear, because it's overwhelming!! Lol 😁

  • Betty Renee Beaman

    That was awesome...I consider you a pro::: I have never ever added up anything like that or planned my buys which explains why I only have a pre-paid credit card and my Dad whom is the Rep over my bank account has the first say in any damage I may do in shopping!! Lol! I am a make-up addict and this is something I need so desperately to learn to do...I love Sephora... .Matter a fact right now sits a cart full that I can't afford but don't want to lose!!😂 For my birthday gift last year I received Briogio Scalp shampoo and the mask and it was so nice...My scalp loved that stuff...I also love how you can buy something and get 2 samples..They have great samples...I definitely have to go there online when things are on sale...