Sephora’s Beauty Insider Holiday Bonus sale is here guys! If you’re not super familiar with the details yet, don’t sweat it. Today’s post covers everything you need to know. For starters, this sale gives you a blanket discount on everything site and storewide (the percentage off depends on your loyalty level). During this time of year, I stock up on holiday gift sets and invest in bigger purchases. Before I get to that, let’s break down the important details.
Holiday Bonus Sale FAQs
The Beauty Insider Holiday Bonus sale runs from today through the 15th at midnight.
VIB Rouge & VIB: you receive 20% off your entire purchase at checkout, with 20FORVIB / 20FORROUGE.
Beauty Insider: you receive 15% off your entire purchase at checkout, with INSIDER15.
Most important tip? This IS THE TIME to grab those pricier items that never go on sale.
Not sure where to start? Keep reading. I’m breaking up this season’s roundup into easy to shop categories, depending on the type of holiday or personal shopping you’re geared up for this week. Whether you’re shopping for friends, family, or yourself, there’s some amazing products and tools out there that you don’t want to overlook!
Gifts for our ladies
For the wonderful women in your life, there are some serious gems this season! Across beauty and skincare, the items below are ones that are not only universal crowd pleasers but great investments.
Peter Thomas Roth 24k Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra Gel Eye Patches: I’ve raved about these so many times on my Instagram stories, and there’s a reason I use these weekly, THEY WORK. These are a great gift for mom, and any friends that are stepping into the anti-aging skincare game.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence: Another product that I love beating the proverbial dead horse over. This essence makes my skincare work harder, and my beauty products sit better on my skin. It’s also a lifesaver during the winter months, keeping my skin hydrated due to its magnetic properties with our season serums. Try it with a mini bottle for under $100, it lasts for at least 6 months, using it every day.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Dazzling Lights Lipstick: Best lipstick ever, hands down. I have a matte version (this one is satin), and I adore it. It has an incredible amount of pigmentation, and this limited edition version is a killer holiday gift for any lady in your life! With the sale price, it brings it down to around $30.
Drunk Elephant Volume 3 Set “Let’s Dew It”: I raved about this earlier this week, and this is seriously such a perfect winter gift. If you’ve never heard of this brand, even better! It’s gotten rave reviews from the reigning beauty experts at Allure Magazine as best of beauty. Grab this set for all your skincare loving ladies!
Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial: Not sold on the full set? This is a must instead. Literally the best mask on the planet right now. I took home a sample when this was released earlier this year, and went back to buy the full bottle the same week. It’s won all sorts of awards, and I’m totally on board.
Ren Skincare Perfect Canvas Skin Finishing Serum: This primer changed my life. It will change yours too. Even if you aren’t a total makeup junkie like myself, it just makes your skin look better. Wear it bare-faced or under a full holiday party face for a serious game-changing look.
Keranique Deluxe Hair Regrowth Treatment: If you’re following along on my Instagram stories, you know I am about four months into this whole set. After years of pulling my hair into wet buns in the military and years of ponytails teaching group fitness and training clients, my hair was thinning. This stuff has completely changed the game, and I am forever grateful. My part is thick again, and my hair is growing in stronger. Have a friend or family member struggling with the same issue? This is a must.
Gifts for our men
Men’s beauty has made some serious gains this year in the grooming department, and it’s not all frivolous. The following picks are guaranteed to be loved by all of the men in your life and will save you from settling for the usual tie or alcoholic gift.
Jack Black Shave & Kiss Set: Holy OMG smooth. I actually tried this lip balm myself during a Beauty Studio consult, and it’s hands down one of the best balms on the market. This shave cream is also pretty amazing according to my male family members. I got the guys in my family hooked with samples earlier this year. It’s even under $20!
The Art of Shaving Four Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit: This brand was a gift to my brother years ago in college, and I must say it’s still a top performer these days in terms of men’s skincare. It’s under $30 too.
Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20: Sunscreen, sunscreen, SUNSCREEN. I preach about it all the time because it’s important. If your guy isn’t into the skincare thing or botox, this stuff will save them on fine lines and wrinkles, and keep their skin healthy.
Personal Splurge Musts
Let’s keep it real: it’s better to splurge smart. We are all guilty of picking up things for ourselves too, and that’s totally okay! If you’re in the market to make a big change in your beauty routine, this is the time to do it. Is your hair dryer on its last legs? Still on the fence about that new tool? Take the chance this week. These prices make it justifiable.
Dyson Blown A OUAI Set: I don’t really go for overly expensive tools, but some are just worth it. If you have a Dyson vacuum, you know what I’m talking about. This set is also paired with one of my favorite lines for haircare, OUAI. I’ve tried the hair oil and soft mousse and OMFG. Seriously. This dryer will literally blow yours out of the water.
GHD Platinum Professional Performance Styler: The best brand for flat irons hands down. I have owned one for nearly 10 years, and have replaced it only once, just due to the fact that I wanted a newer model. These things never die, and what’s better? Sephora’s returns guarantee you’ll love it. If it dies or isn’t for you, they’ll take it back, no questions asked. How’s that for return on investment? This goes for anything you buy here.
Clarisonic Mia Skin Perfecting Starter Kit: This is a great value and way to get yourself or someone else a leg up on their skincare. It’s totally changed the surface of my skin and makes my skincare serum investments even more effective.
Under $100 Musts
La Mer Creme De La Mer: This product is truly revolutionary when it comes to moisturizers. I always have the smallest jar which is under $100 and lasts for ages. It’s a quick fix for chapped lips during ski season, overnight masking, and all over your face for the winter season.
Jo Malone Limited Edition Candle Set: NEWS FLASH! If you’re not aware that Sephora now carries Jo Malone, cat’s out of the bag. This gift set is perfect for friends, even split it up and add them in as stocking stuffers or a part of a whole personalized gift set. Pick up the full sized candles too here: Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Peony & Blush Suede, or the Red Roses Travel Candle are front-runners from the line.
Tom Ford Lip Color: Also a mega must. This lip color is comfortable to wear and the colors are to die for. I am obsessed with the Dark and Stormy shade for fall and winter!
Armani Lip Maestro: Literally the best lip product on the market in my opinion. This creme lip stain doesn’t budge at all and is still comfortable to wear. I used it for my last two photo shoots, and am now hooked on the nude color every girl needs, 500.
Jury still out? Shop the sale directly here, and make your own picks.