Beauty Finds: Sephora “Giftopia” is Here!



It’s here! Sephora’s annual Giftopia has arrived just in time for the Holidays! And as usual, if you are a VIB member, your 20% coupon should be arriving shortly for use in November. I wait for this moment all year long with a cart full of goodies for myself, friends and the hubby. I am also pleased to see a few of the items in my cart are being offered in a set this year. Total cash savings! These are a few of my favorites for yourself, family and friends!

Bite Beauty lipsticks have fast become some of my favorites around. I have a lip palette that I use religiously, but it doesn’t transport easily in small purses or to work. These Bite beauties are sitting in the cart just waiting for 7 November! The lipstick duo is small enough to drop into your bag, giving you two different options. Love them!

NARS Blushes are a sure deal every. single. time. In fact, even though I purchase and try other cheek stains and blushes, I always find myself back using NARS. Why? Their colors are consistent in terms of application and color depth. Every blush from NARS I own goes on smooth and has serious staying power throughout the day. I can’t even tell you how long I’ve had my very favorite shade, and while it might need replacing soon, in terms of color and application it’s still kickin! This palette is great because it comes with the most popular NARS shades plus highlighter and bronzer for contouring and sculpting those cheekbones.


If you are looking for anti-aging products, I can assure you Caudalie Premier Crue is the real deal. I had a sample from Sephora a few months ago, and I used it all to the very last drop. I would stare in the mirror after applying and try to find those fine lines that are appearing under my eyes. Nope! No sign of them! I haven’t used anything thus far that has truly moisturized the under eye area and made lines less visible. It’s worth the investment, and I am thrilled there is a set! I’m excited to try the combination of both eye and face creams.

This Josie Maran Escape to Morocco set features some of the best Josie Maran has to offer, including my favorite, the Josie Maran Argan Oil. I don’t use it everyday and pull it out most often when my skin starts to look sallow and dull (this time of year during the summer to fall to winter transition).  After one application it immediately corrects anything wrong with my skin.  My face looks refreshed, vibrant and glows. If you have sensitive skin and are still not sure about trying oil on your face, Sephora also sells samples. It’s worth picking one up.  Believe me, I break out when the wind blows the wrong way. But this oil has done nothing but repair and refresh my tired skin!


YSL products are extremely luxurious, both in product and presentation. I feel truly glamorous when I pull out one of my YSL lipsticks. And YSL reds are in a different category all together when it comes to perfecting that ruby red pout. This set features the best red that YSL has to offer in Glossy Stain No. 9, Rouge Laque. These glosses are the total package. They have staying power like a lip stain with the intense pigment of a lipstick topped with a bit of glossy shine. This is what you need for those perfect Holiday lips, ladies! I’m actually lusting after this color too myself!

And last but not least, you can never go wrong with fresh. products for a Holiday gift or for yourself! This set contains two of fresh’s most popular items – the sugar rose lip treatment and soy facial cleanser. However I’m actually more interested in trying out the omega-rich restorative body cream. It sounds absolutely luxurious for repairing dull and dry winter skin.

So ladies, what are your must haves during “Giftopia”?

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