As all of us beauty junkies know, the Sephora VIB sale just passed. For Beauty Insiders, VIB & VIB Rouge members, it’s a special time that only happens twice a year! 15% off of beauty is kind of a big deal! I always look at this time as a great way to save on essentials and to try something new that I’ve been coveting for a long time. Although my haul isn’t massive, I still spent a fair amount and purchased some items I am SO excited about so wanted to share them with you!

My purchases

I tried to restrict my sale a little this time around, I added items to my cart in the Sephora app, and edited it a few times in the days leading up to the sale. You may have seen my Sale Picks post the day before the sale opened for VIB members. I definitely didn’t stray too much from my original wishlist, but added a few other goodies in after that post went live. I actually opted not to purchase the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter as much as I seriously was considering it. Somehow I convinced myself  I need to work through some other highlighters before I add this one to my collection. How unlike me, as I’ve never once finished a highlighter in my life… But now, I think I will go into Sephora and get a sample whenever I am craving a beauty purchase this month.

After buying a fair amount of products this month, I decided to try a no-buy for the month of May, so getting a sample of a high-end product may help me resist the urge to purchase a while longer. It’s day two of the no buy and, believe me, there are already products I’m craving because I literally spend every free moment looking at makeup. I actually did a no-buy 3 years ago (before I even knew what a No-Buy was) and can’t wait to get back to my roots and try it again!

As for my picks, you can see them all in the video below! I talk through my purchases, initial thoughts and more about my May no-buy in the video! Please check it out for my rambles about my haul. Stay tuned for full reviews on these products coming in the near future.



 What did you pick up during the Sephora VIB sale? What items would you recommend?