10 Gifts to Buy Yourself During the Sephora 2018 VIB Holiday Sale
The Sephora VIP Sale Dets
Right now is the best time of year to shop at Sephora. Not only are some of this year's holiday gift sets valued at more than double what you'll pay, the company is having a Beauty Insider Holiday Bonus event, which means members of its rewards program get a discount on everything.
The sale began last weekend for VIB Rouge members and Rouge members will get another crack at it November 2–4. Then the sale will open up to VIBs November 9–12. Finally, the sale will be open to all Beauty Insiders from November 16–19. Rouge members get 20 percent off with the promo code ROUGEBONUS, VIBs get 20 percent off with the code VIBBONUS, and Insiders get 15 percent off with BIBONUS. You can shop online or in-store—and if you're not yet a Beauty Insider, it's free to sign up.
Sure, this is a good time to complete the entirety of your holiday shopping, but you should also take advantage of the deals to stock up for your own medicine cabinet. Here, a few options worth gifting to yourself.
Drunk Elephant Inspector Drunk Night Kit
Drunk Elephant is throwing some shade with this gift set. It comes with a magnifying glass you can use to "search the ingredients in your current routine" for six controversial ingredients that the brand's products are made without. You'll also get five nighttime products, including the C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, a brightening blend of eight peptides and five forms of vitamin C—an anti-aging must-have.
Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick
Might as well start preparing for your holiday party makeup looks now. Sephora's #Lipstories line has whatever color you'll need, whether that's a satin-finish pinky nude or matte red. At under $7 with the discount, you might as well choose a metallic shade for NYE too.
Sephora Favorites Pro Artists Picks
If you've ever wondered what Sephora pros actually shop for with that coveted discount, the products that make up this gift set are the answer. Included is Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare's Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, a two-step at-home peel with vitamins A, C, and E, and retinol.
Philosophy Holiday Shower Gel
Stock up on this shower gel now so you can use it all winter long. With scent options like candy cane and vanilla velvet truffle, you'll smell like fresh holiday cookies after every shower.
Sephora Favorites Scouted By Sephora
You could give this to your friend who's always trying trendy skin-care brands, but it'd be hard to part with. It's filled with 10 products exclusive to Sephora, like Herbivore's Lapis balancing facial oil, which contains blue tansy, and Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, a deep exfoliating treatment and bestseller.
Vital Proteins Tropical Hibiscus Collagen Beauty Glow
If you're already on the collagen powder bandwagon, you might as well start buying from Sephora to rack up Beauty Insider points. In addition to collagen, this tropical-flavored powder contains biotin and hyaluronic acid, which has been linked to skin moisturizing effects.
Nurse Jamie Tech Neck Prevention Kit
Tech neck is real. Assuming you don't plan on giving up your phone, your best bet is to show your neck and chest extra skin-care love. Take a three-pronged approach with Nurse Jamie's new tech neck prevention kit. You'll get her popular uplift roller that you can use for facial massage, a reusable neck and chest patch, and a serum containing epidermal growth factor (EGF).
BeautyBio The Pout Sparkling Rosé Hyaluronic Acid Collagen Plumping Lip Serum
This plumping lip treatment contains hyaluronic acid and collagen, two ingredients that are sometimes used in lip fillers. It's meant to be applied after microneedling your lips for max results.
Kora Organics Heart Chakra Aromatherapy Oil
During the holidays, a little help relieving stress is never a bad thing. This aromatherapy rollerball from Miranda Kerr's natural, organic brand contains a blend of essential oils—including sandalwood and ylang-ylang—known for their calming effects.