by dailykongfidence

The Sephora Spring Savings Event is on from 4/17 – 5/01 for Rouge members (20% off), 4/21 – 4/29 for VIB members (15% off), and 4/23 – 4/27 for Insider members (10% off) and it’s your chance to stock up, try new things, and perhaps even get some Mother’s Day gifts on sale!

I wanted to create a list of Top 10 Things I am loving and wanting from Sephora.  The first list includes items I LOVE and CURRENTLY USE and will restock on.  The second list are items I am purchasing for myself (things I’ve been wanting to try) and gifts for my mom and sisters for Mother’s Day.


After cleansing, I have been using the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads in the evenings. These gentle, daily treatment pads have lactic and glycolic acids to help exfoliate, tone, and brighten. They are super gentle so I use them every night. I love that they are clean beauty pads and honestly like them better than the Dr. Dennis Gross peel pads because they are clean and also much more affordable.

I’ve been using this Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum in the evenings.  Retinol is great for anti-aging and skin renewal.  I’ve been using this for over two months and need to restock.  It’s a gentle retinol and haven’t seen any redness, irritation, or dryness using it nightly. I also like it because it has hyaluronic acid to plump skin and minimize dryness.  Side note, it does have a bit of shimmer to it, not sure why, but doesn’t have any fragrance at all.  Goes on smooth and silky.

For exfoliating, I am loving the Goop Glow Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator.  It reminds me a lot of the Summer Fridays Overtime Mask, but a tad gentler and you only leave it on for 2 – 3 minutes (all about saving time).  This is a clean beauty product and I use this 2 – 3 times a week for a gentle exfoliator.  Right after use, I can see that my skin looks and feels softer and fresher.

This Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer is literally one of my favorites for night time.  It is magic at first touch.  I can’t explain how amazing, silky, and smooth this moisturizer feels.  It is definitely one that as soon as you try it, you see why they call it Magic Cream.  It is not for all skin types though, it is a heavier moisturizer that provides ultimate hydration.  So if you are into heavier moisturizers like La Mer’s Creme de la Mer, this one is a must-have.

With warmer temperatures on the way, sunscreen is an absolute must.  I’ve been a die hard Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen fan ever since I first tired it.  Again, it is one of those things that as soon as you try, you’re hooked.  I love that it’s clean, doesn’t smell, isn’t white, goes on smooth, and has a high SPF of 40!  They also have a new Glow Screen Primer with SPF 40 that I am curious about, but for daily sun protection, you can’t go wrong with this sunscreen.


Alright, now for my IN CART items.  Since the big sale is happening (only twice a year), it is the perfect time to try out these products I have been eyeing.  The best thing about Sephora is that even if you try products and you don’t like them, they will take them back.  Even in quarantine, they will take back once we are allowed to go out again.

My favorite Song, Aimee Song, has been a longtime Biossance user.  She created a Your Favorite Kit of curated Biossance products in a cute little pack that I am purchasing.  I’ve been dying to try their Squalane line for a while now after seeing so many fave reviews so this is the perfect time to gift this for myself and see for myself.

One of my main skincare concerns is dark spots.  As I age and am out in the sun, it’s hard to avoid getting spots.  Even from acne scars.  I’ve heard amazing things about this Peter Thomas Roth Nicacinamide Discoloration Treatment and am willing to give it a try.  This treatment is to reduce the look of dark patches, post-acne scars, and uneven skin tone. It has a high-potency 15 percent active brightening complex of niacinamide, tranexamic acid, kojic acid, alpha arbutin, and pentapeptide but is hydroquinone-free. I’ve also seen people rave about this Potent-C™ Vitamin C Targeted Spot Brightener that’s full of Vitamin C (10%) , but heard it only works on fresh or new acne scars.  It also has Vitamin E and ferulic acid to help reduce and brighten the look of dark spots. It’s more affordable than the Discoloration Treatment but seems more like a Vitamin C serum so perhaps worth a try to kill one bird with two stones.

I was an avid Vaseline user until I finally caved and tried a lip mask and now I will never go back to Vaseline.  I wasn’t a fan of how gooey and thick a lip mask is, but it’s like that for a reason!  It really protects lips overnight and actually all throughout the day.  I put it on before I sleep and then once when I wake up and have not had dry lips since using it.  I currently use the Awake Lip Mask but have heard great reviews on this Laneige one so taking advantage of this sale and getting this for myself too!  $20 seems pricey compared to Vaseline, but you only use it twice a day and a little goes a long way because it is thick!  I am also trying out the Biossance lip balm since it is included in the pack above.

Maybe it’s because I am at home and have more time to pay attention to my hair, but I feel like it is thinning!  I know it is a sign of aging, but say it ain’t so!  I also have that growing out hair stage where it’s right past my shoulders so I need it to grow a bit.  I’ve always been a fan of Olly vitamins (over HUM for sure).  Adding this Lustrous Hair gummies to my cart too so once we are out of quarantine, maybe my hair will grow out a bit and look fab.

And finally, this has been on my wish list for a while now and since I am focusing on self care and skincare a lot these days and it’s on sale, I am going to get a skincare fridge.  There are mixed reviews on if you need one at all, but since warmer temps are coming, I figure this would be a great time to store my Vitamin C serum, face roller, retinol, masks, and eye creams.

So those are the skincare products I’m loving and purchasing during the sale.  Did I miss any must-haves that YOU LOVE?  Leave in the comments below!

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Mai April 19, 2020 - 10:21 pm

I didn’t know Sephora carried Olly, I love their vitamins! I just bought a bottle of vitamins for the full price from Target, otherwise, I would’ve definitely gotten it during Sephora’s sale!


dailykongfidence April 20, 2020 - 12:02 pm

Yes they do! I love all the Olly beauty vitamins. The are much better than Hum IMO.

Mica April 20, 2020 - 2:22 pm

So many great pics! I hope you enjoy shopping the sale and stocking up on everything you need! 🙂

Hope that your week is off to a good start :)2

dailykongfidence April 20, 2020 - 2:39 pm

Thanks Mica. Yes, they only have this sale twice a year so always stock up on my faves and try out new things too!

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 20, 2020 - 5:38 pm

I would love to try that Olly hair! I love the lip mask, I have 2 different scents for it.


dailykongfidence April 23, 2020 - 9:54 pm

Yes, I love all of the Olly vitamins. I actually also just bought the glowing skin one too. The lip mask has been a favorite of so many so I am excited to try it!

Julia Rees April 21, 2020 - 7:40 am

So many great picks! I love the Charlotte Tilbury moisturiser for nighttime and I would love to try the Murad serum
Julia x

dailykongfidence April 23, 2020 - 9:55 pm

OMG, I am obsessed with this CT moisturizer! It’s one of my fave products ever. The Murad retinol is really good too. Let me know if you end up trying it.

Ashley April 21, 2020 - 5:14 pm

These look like fantastic picks, Christine! I must admit, I’ve never shopped at Sephora, but it looks like I need to check it out!

Make Life Marvelous

dailykongfidence April 23, 2020 - 9:55 pm

Hi Ashley! Oh, they have so many things and I also love the Sephora Collection line too. Check it out as I am sure you will find brands that you love there!

Jill April 21, 2020 - 6:52 pm

These are great picks! I’ve been wanting a skin fridge and the unseen sunscreen is on my list to buy!

Jill – Doused in Pink

dailykongfidence April 23, 2020 - 9:57 pm

The unseen sunscreen is the best! I used to use Elta MD before that which is also good, but this one is my fave sunscreen. Yes, I can’t wait to try my skin fridge, especially with summer temps already here.

Lovely April 22, 2020 - 2:32 am

Your products are wonderful! I’ve wanted to try it all!


dailykongfidence April 23, 2020 - 9:57 pm

Thanks Lovely. I know many people put like 50 items they love from the Sephora sale, but I really wanted to share my favorites and also ones that I am buying myself. Hopefully the list was helpful!

Georgia April 24, 2020 - 10:45 am

Really informative post – I’ve heard such good things about the CT magic cream but I just don’t know if I can justify the price. Maybe it can be a treat post lockdown!

/ xx

Natalia April 24, 2020 - 11:31 am

I only recently started shopping in Sephora and these recommendations seem great. Thank you!!


Makeup Muddle April 24, 2020 - 12:46 pm

I love how good a range Sephora has for skincare, and their VIB sale makes it even more tempting to splash out xo

Makeup Muddle

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 24, 2020 - 5:11 pm

I’d love to try those Olly hair gummies! That Merod retinol looks like another product I’d love to try!


Ivana Split April 25, 2020 - 8:14 am

Wonderful picks, thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.

Laura April 26, 2020 - 9:19 am

I’ve also heard really good things about Laneige lip mask! i love your picks, the skin care fridge is sooo cute!!
Kisses 🙂

My blog – Lalabetterdayz

Comfy Cozy Up April 26, 2020 - 10:30 am

I haven’t been trying out any new skincare lately. Some of these products look promising. Thanks for sharing.

stylefrontier April 28, 2020 - 4:23 am

i would love to try the summer fridays!
style frontier

Amy Aed April 29, 2020 - 3:53 pm

I have never actually tried Sephora but after this post I am definitely considering it – their products look gorgeous!

Radi April 30, 2020 - 1:13 am

I have that lip mask and am still using it. It’s lovely. Would definitely repurchase it.
Love shopping at Sephora!

Jade Cao April 30, 2020 - 6:43 am

I love Laneige Lip Mask. I use it even during the day for extra moisture!

Sugar Lane April 30, 2020 - 12:35 pm

Never heard of the skin fridge, that is so cool!
have a great week!

Nina May 5, 2020 - 7:26 am

That lip mask is my fav, I use it every day!
xx- Nina

Mélisange May 30, 2020 - 7:42 pm

I didn’t know that I was needed a skin fridge… till now !

Mélisange xx


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