What I’m Buying + Trying at the Sephora VIB Sale
I feel like it was just last month that I was filling up my cart for the Sephora VIB sale. Needless to say, the sale came at the perfect time because I'm in need of some serious product refills. While I enjoy trying out new makeup, I also am a firm believer in sticking with what I love. If I'm reaching for a product refill, it's because it really is THAT good, and it's becoming a permanent part of my makeup routine.
Below, you'll also find a quick run down of the products I'm refilling and personally can't live without, along with some of the new products I'm trying out!
What I'm Refilling
+ I had been using Josie Maran's Argan Enlightenment Illuminzer in my routine forever and recently switched to the Becca liquid highlighter after I ran out. I have to say, I've tried so many liquid highlighters/illuminizers, and nothing is as good as this one! I mix it in my foundation for a lightweight, dewy finish.
+ Not refilling this quite yet but I couldn't go without mentioning it. Laura Mercier totally upped her game when she released the translucent setting powder in "Glow". Think setting powder meets highlighter - genius.
+ I've talked a lot about my love for St. Tropez on my stories. Believe me when I say that I have tried every self tanner under the sun. This is by far my favorite (esp. for light skin). I've tried all of St. Tropez's shades, including the instant tan, and I've found the dark mousse to be the most effective and long-lasting.
+ I will never stop talking about Olaplex. Ever. This bond builder/damage reverser has completely changed the makeup of my hair. This is a must if you haven't tried it.
+ This product was on my "what I'm trying" list during the last sale and I have been using it ever since! If you're looking for a great dry shampoo, give Bumble + Bumble's Pret-a-Powder a try.
What I'm Trying for the First Time
+ Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer - Have used lash primers in the past and really liked the results, so giving this highly-recommended one a try!
+ Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Mask - This just looks too fun not to try, and I know Dr. Jart's products deliver great results!
+ Fresh Vitamin C Glow Antioxidant Face Mist - This mist delivers a fresh, dewy glow + a shield of antioxidant protection. Perfect for a midday refresh.
+ Hush Gunk Remover Kit - Last time Mal did my hair, she told me all about mineral build-up and how bad it is for your hair, which I had NEVER heard of. Now, it's all I think about! Saw this kit by Hush in Sephora's new arrivals and v excited to give it a try.
+ Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist - I've learned over the years how important heat protectants are + this one came highly recommended by Mal.
+ Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo + Conditioner - If this duo is anything like Olaplex No.3, it's going to be my new favorite shampoo/conditioner.
+ Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter - Will have to wait until after the sale for this one since it's not yet re-stocked but I borrowed this from Linds once on a girls trip and was suuuper impresses. Really loving Charlotte Tilbury lately!
+ Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil - One of the only products in the Herbivore skincare line I haven't tried yet, and I have nothing but good things to say about them, so giving this one a try!
What I Tried Last Time
+ Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
Loved, currently using, will refill
+Urban Decay Naked3 palette
Liked, use occasionally, will not refill (no need)
+ Bumble + Bumble Pret-a-Powder Dry Shampoo
Loved, currently using, will refill
+MoroccanOil Hydrating Restorative Treatment
Liked, use occasionally, will not refill
+ NARS Multiple in Hot Sand
Didn't like this particular shade (too dull), returned
+ Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops
Didn't like (nothing special), returned