Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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Hear ye, hear ye! Sephora's annual Beauty Insider Event Spring Bonus is upon us. Actually, it's already here if you're Rouge status (look at you all fancy 😆) but if you're part of the common folk like I am, it starts May 2nd! This sale is in stores as well as online and can be used for multiple purchases.

Don't worry if you didn't receive the e-mail or get the sweet mail with all the perfume samples in it, I got all the codes and information for you:
  • ROUGE - 20% off with the code HEYROUGE
  • VIB - 15% off with the code HEYVIB
  • INSIDER - 10% off with the code HEYINSIDER
PS. If you're not a Beauty Insider, you can sign up for free and automatically receive the Insider level which will get you 10% off!

For some, Sephora is unknown territory and can be extremely overwhelming but don't worry. Hi, I'm Noelle and I'm your Sephora Safari Guide. Hop on into this Landcruiser (I looked it up, it's the most commonly used safari vehicle) and let's navigate this heavily highlighted and contoured jungle together.


As we enter the wilderness, on the left, we have skincare. Skincare is the most recommended purchase when it comes to these sales as they're normally pretty dang expensive and hey, a discount is a discount, am I right? Here's a few things I have my eye on:
  • Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme ($38) - An under eye moisturizer + brightening creme all in one? Yes, please!
  • Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask ($48) - Okay. It's a splurge for a hydrating mask but color me intrigued, the reviews on Sephora have me thinking it might be worth it. 
  • Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Brightening Serum ($49) - You guys know I love my serums. And pineapples. And really cute packaging. And this checks off every single one of those. I'm buying it. PS. The reviews that claim this tightened their skin also helps. PSS. Reviews also say to be careful with usage if you have sensitive skin.
  • The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ($7.20) - I know I said go for the expensive skincare but I've heard so many good things about The Ordinary and have been looking for a good exfoliant. For $7, it's worth a shot!
  • Laneige Sleeping Mask ($20) - I don't know how many bloggers swear by this mask but it's enough to throw into my cart to try it out. I mean, just check out the reviews on the site to be suckered into getting it.
  • Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask ($48) - I think my mind is subconsciously telling me that my skin needs some moisture because I see now that this is the second hydrating mask on my list. I mean, y'know, if it's my mind subconsciously telling me... *adds to cart*
  • BELIEF The True Cream Aqua Bomb ($38) - One of my favorite lightweight gel/cream moisturizers! A little goes a long way with this moisturizer and packs a big punch of hydration.
  • Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream ($45) - OH MAN. I bought this last year after the recommendation of Kevin James Bennett after he tried it and it ended up smoothing out his kilar pilaris. As much as I trust KJB, kilar pilaris GONE? C'mon. I tried it, ended up falling in love with the scent and much to my surprise, my kilar pilaris smoothed out and faded (somewhat). Definitely my go-to body lotion.


As we advance the wild bronzers, brow pencils and foundations in their natural habitats, approach slowly and carefully, as they smell fear and will ruin your entire day.

  • Fenty Sun Stalk'r Warmth Bronzer ($30) - I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't tried Fenty yet. I know, I know. #worstbeautybloggerever BUT this little baby is in my cart to grab. It has high reviews on and I love the everyone has been describing it as "creamy". Weird but it's definitely got me intrigued.
  • Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base ($26) - Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, I used to have full brows and lashes. Kids happened and now they're both falling out faster than their growing. I'll take anything that'll make my lashes look like I'm wearing falsies without actually wearing falsies.
  • Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($64) - One day I'll pull the trigger on this foundation. One day. Soon. I swear. So instead, I'll post them here so someone else will buy them and I can live vicariously through you.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk & Very Victoria - Another two items I've had my eyes on for so long but just don't know if I'll go for them in this sale.
  • LAWLESS Morning After Whipped Mousse Concealer ($32) - I've been wanting to try Lawless for awhile now and this concealer sounds like it might be my first purchase. It's whipped (!?!?!) and according to reviews, a little goes a long way and that it feels like nothing is on. Sign me up!
  • Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette ($27) - I love these little palettes! My fiance bought me the Coral and Amethyst ones but I have my eye on the Sapphire and Ruby ones. Each palette contains nine shadows and are the same size as the shadows in her bigger palettes (1.3 grams).
  • Urban Decay Brow Blade Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil & Ink Stain ($26) - I'm comfortable with a brow pencil but not so much with the ink stain BUT the results look so natural that I think I'm going to take a gamble and try it out.
  • Jouer Bouquet D'Amour Six Shade Blush Palette ($42) - I'm ashamed to say I have yet to try Jouer but I'm looking to change that with this palette. You guys know how much I love palettes - blush, eyeshadow, highlighter - I love having all of that in one place. The blushes seem universal, without a weird blush in the bunch. I'm excited to try this one.


As we end our safari tour, there's one last place we're stopping: the jungle that is my hair (okay, I'm speaking for myself here). If you've had your eye on a pricey hair dryer, this is the time to grab one!
  • Supersonic Mother's Day Gift Set ($399) - No, yeah, you read that right. $400 for a hair dryer + a styling set. Apparently, it's the bees knees! Look, I'm not buying it but if you're looking for an awesome dryer, this is the time to get it. The dryer itself is normally $399 so you're getting the styling set for free. They also have one that comes with Quai products here for the same price.
  • IGK Flight Club Dry Shampoo Set ($28) - I have wanted to try these dry shampoos for FOREVER. Definitely snagging this set that comes with travel size minis of IGK's Jet Lag Dry Shampoo, Direct Flight Dry Shampoo and First Class Detox Dry Shampoo.
  • The Original Detangling Hairbrush ($12) - Mama's with little ones who hate having their hair brushed, meet your new best friend. It has special bristles that don't pull on your hair. You can even use it right after the shower.