Sephora VIB Sale. So the sale is here! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love all the sales in November & December and the Sephora sale is one of my favorites. However, we see a lot of recommendations of “OMG” “best concealer ever” or “you NEED this foundation.” But, do we really?
It can be really overwhelming. Especially since this is the time of year where we aren’t suppose to be selfish. Buying friends, family, and significant others gifts can cost quite a bit. I’m all for TREAT YO’ SELF but let’s be realistic. I know, it’s hard not to get everything with that 20% discount. I’m hoping this guide will help you realize where best to spend your money!
What Not To Buy From The 2019 Sephora VIB Sale
Sample Size Holiday Sets
Let’s start here. Don’t waste your hard earned cash on holiday sets that are filled with sample size products. Did you know that you can get samples at Sephora for free? Just ask an employee if you want to try something. They also give out a lot of free samples at Nordstrom and Macy’s beauty counters.
Subscribe to the Sephora PLAY box instead. For $10 you get around 5 mid size samples each month. This gives you an idea of products you like and can purchase their full size products at a later date (like now, during the sale!)
Have you ever tried putting on a tiny lipstick? It’s the WORST. It’s like playing dress up with a child’s makeup set. I saw this $50 mini lipstick set. $50?! No ma’am. I don’t care if it’s a designer set. I would rather buy one lipstick that I can hold and that’s made for an adult. Haha!
But why? Why is it exclusive? It’s usually crap. Sometimes it will be good (there are exceptions to everything). Just saying, buyer beware. The good stuff is usually sold across many different stores. It’s just a marketing ploy to get you excited to buy something. Sometimes it’s good, but a lot of times it’s not. Don’t fall into the hype that you HAVE to buy it.
What should you buy at Sephora VIB Sale?
Now that we discussed what NOT to buy. Let’s focus on what you SHOULD get!
- Pick up gifts for loved ones. Don’t know what to buy? Check out the GIFTS section.
- Stock up on staples: Foundation, concealer, your favorite face wash and moisturizer
- Splurge on a few new items you have been lusting after
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