My Top Picks! Sephora Holiday Savings Event

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By Jess
5 Nov 2021
Sephora Holiday Savings Event 2021

It’s here! Sephora’s Holiday Savings Event starts today. This sale only happens twice a year so it’s a great opportunity to get a deal on your on favorites, shop for holiday gifts or try a new product you’ve been eyeing. Here are all of my top picks in the sale across skincare, makeup, and hair. First things first, here’s what you need to know about the sale:

Sephora Holiday Savings Event Dates: 11/5-11/15 (USE CODE YAYholiday)

  • Rouge’s you can start shopping today 20% off 11/5-11/15
  • VIB’s can shop 15% off 11/9-11/15
  • Insider’s can shop 10% off 11/11-11/15

I have VIB status so I will be shopping next week but if you are Rouge you can shop now. Don’t forget to use code YAYHOLIDAY.

Top Picks From the Sephora Holiday Savings Event

What I’m Buying

Basically everything Saie Beauty. The brand doesn’t go on sale often and I use Saie products everyday. My favorites are the Saie Dewy Highlight (love both shades but probably use Starglow more in winter), Sunvisor, and Slip Tint.

Necessaire Hand Cream is so good for my dry hands in the winter and it’s a nice gift too.

Getting low on Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara. I’ve tried so many different brands and mascaras and this one is officially my favorite.

Since I love the KOSAS liquid eyeshadow so much I’m ordering the one from Ilia to test it out (Hatch + Dim shades).  

My Top Picks


These are some of my tried and true favorites:

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow is one of my all time faves. So good for exfoliating, my skin always looks amazing the morning after using it. It has ingredients AHAs, BHAs and hyaluronic acid for exfoliation and hydration. 

I’m on my second bottle of Herbivore Bakuchiol Serum and I absolutely love it. It’s a great clean beauty retinol alternative. This is a serum so I use this after toner and before moisturizer.

If I’m not going out much I wear Saie Sunvisor but if I’m outdoors doing activities I wear Supergoop Mineral SheerScreen under my makeup.

One of the best at home peels I’ve tried, the GoopGlow Overnight Glow Peel is so good. Especially when my pores are feeling clogged or my skin is just feeling dull. I use once every 2 weeks typically. 

Also in the at home peel category, the Universal Daily Peel from Dr. Dennis Gross is amazing.

My favorite toner I’ve been using for years! I love Indie too, she’s so awesome I am happy to support her brand. 

A very nice rich and creamy eye cream, I use at night.

This lactic acid serum from Biossance is amazing but it’s intense (for me anyway). I have somewhat sensitive skin so I can only use this once a week at most and I use a rich moisturizer or mask afterwards (usually the Follain hydrating mask from my skincare kit).

Huge fan of this body oil from Necessaire. It absorbs quickly and feels very nourishing. It’s fragrance free too.


This Briogeo shampoo has been amazing. It’s very soothing for a sensitive, dry or itchy scalp. I treat it like a clarifying shampoo and use it once a week.

This hair mask from Adwoa Beauty is great. I use it once a week after the Briogeo Shampoo.

My go-to heat protectant is this one from Dae. One tip, you have to really shake it to be able to evenly spray it out of the bottle. I’ve also tried their shampoo and it’s really nice, this set is a great value to try all three (leave in conditioner, shampoo + conditioner).

This is another one of my favorite hair masks from Playa.


Here is a REEL I did recently with almost all of the makeup products I’ve mentioned below.

So I shared the Saie products I love above in “What I’m Buying” but I also really like Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint. I don’t use it as much anymore because it’s more medium to full coverage. If you like a more full coverage foundation it’s a great product.

If you are a fan of lip gloss, I love this one from KOSAS (in jellyfish). It’s shiny and hydrating without being sticky.

Love this Ilia mascara for volume and length and it doesn’t flake off (I don’t wear it on my bottom lashes). 

I’m obsessed with this liquid eyeshadow from KOSAS. It’s creamy, fast drying and not at all irritating (my eyes are sensitive). So fun for holiday too.

This cream highlighter by Merit is really nice. I use it on my cheekbones and below my brow. It’s very subtle and not too shimmery (shade Cava).

The BEST bronzer. I used to skip bronzer because I felt like it never looked good on me. This one is amazing, creamy, buildable and blendable. I wear it in medium. Also it really does work best with the brush. Here’s a video on how I apply it.

I love, love, love the Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops (shade medium) especially in the winter because I’ll just mix a few drops in with my lotion to get a subtle glow. 

This Eyebrow Gel from Merit is my go-to, it’s so easy and makes my brows look fluffy and full. If I really want to add thickness I use this KOSAS pencil first.

I just got this cream blush/highlighter combo (8th Muse) and the colors are really nice. The other cream blush I really like is this one from Merit (Beverly Hills).


My skin looks so much better when I am consistent with using my NuFace Trinity. I keep it out on my bathroom counter so that I don’t forget to use it. Great at home microcurrent therapy treatment. I did a tutorial video and it’s a pretty good visual of how it works here

If you’ve been eyeing the Dyson Hair Dryer now is your chance to get it on sale (it might also be in Dyson’s Black Friday sale I honestly don’t know but I’ll be on the lookout). Full transparency I received it as a gift from the brand. With my super long hair and as someone who hates drying her hair it was been a game-changer.

Gift Ideas

I really like the Dae Leave In Conditioner and the Shampoo. I haven’t tried the conditioner but this set is an incredible value to try all three.

These are two of my favorite Biossance products, they’re not full size but it’s a great way to try both.

I imagine this set from Saie will sell out but these are all great products and for minimal makeup this is all you need.

Another clean hair brand I love, both of these are great products from Playa.

This set from Necessaire would also be great for travel.

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