Sephora 20% Rouge Sale – My Wish List!

That time is already upon us, the season of sales and massive Holiday consumption. I may not be organized enough to have everyone’s pressies figured out at this point, but I certainly know what I want! Admittedly, I feel less inspired with the new offerings with this years Sephora VIB Sale than previous ones in the skincare and makeup categories. To be fair, when it comes to makeup, I’m really boring. Not into eyeshadow palettes, highlighting, colour-correcting, or false lashes. I do love me some lipstick, but am at a point where I have a gajillion of basically the same shade. I’m just in a very stable, smug and satisfying relationship with my current makeup loves. That being said, many things in other categories interest me. Also, there are stock-up items! Here is what’s on my personal wishlist, there will be a few stages of sorting and elimination once everything is in the cart and I see the shocking total amount. Please share with me what you’re excited about getting this sale, you Skinthusiasts are such enablers😘!

This 20% off Sale starts today for Rouge Members, Nov 3 – 6th. Online code: 20FORROUGE.


1. Derma flash Facial Exfoliating Device
Been really curious about this for a while. I’ve had dermablading procedures twice in the past. Afterwards, my friends told me I looked ‘airbrushed’. I am open to a gentler, diy version without the scalpel. Been waiting for the sale for this.

2. Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Beltway Cleansing Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy
I know, I know this is just another Korean Sherbet Cleanser but I wanna try it! From what I know and have heard, I am almost certain I will love this.

3. Boscia Luminizing Pink Charcoal Mask
Because their charcoal masks are awesome and this is bright Pink.

4. Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil – Honey Glam & Mint
Because I can’t resist or get enough of these. Been coveting the Honey Glam and Mint since they first came out this Summer!

5. Bite Beauty Agave Kisses Set
Everything in here! My lips just happen to be in some bad shape at the moment. Time for a lip care routine.

6. Herbivore Phoenix Cell Regenerating Facial Oil
I couldn’t possibly get through one of these sales without a good oil blend. This year it’s going to be this one. It has such beautiful oils including Chia Seed that I’m crushing on currently. I also appreciate that this doesn’t have a bunch of annoying essential oils in the formula.


Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++
Because of love.

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
These are the best!

Dr Jart Best Face Forward
I need more of both of these! Perfect set



1. Bumble & Bumble, BB Pret-A-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo with French Pink Clay
I love the Pret-A-Powder so this seems to take some of the inconvenience out of the application. I also like the clay aspect.

2. Ouai Memory Mist
I haven’t been too blown away by some of the other products I’ve tried from this brand, but this sounds promising. Hoping it delivers. I am always happy to try out heat/styling protectors and this one promises additional hold.

3. IGK Prenup Instant Spray Hair Mask
This brand is hit or miss with my tresses. I’ve heard raves and the concept definitely intrigues me. Hair mask in Spray format.

4. IGK 1995 2-in-1 Shampoo & Texturizer
This will either be spectacular or a total disaster. Another interesting concept, it’s a shampoo that leaves your hair textured so you don’t need to style it. I’m curious enough to be hopeful, but expecting this might leave my head feeling like a nest of twigs.

5. Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts
Because it’s a Clay to Foam Shampoo! What?? Also I love the Sea Salt scrub so much I figure this has to be good. My scalp seems to respond better to clay than my face.

6. Hair Rescue Masks On The Go
Sometimes I use hair masks in lieu of conditioner. This gives me a chance to try a whole bunch of them out and there are some really cool looking ones in this kit!



1. SLIP Silk Pillowcase
I already have 1 of these and I am a convert. Great for skin AND hair! I need more. All the pillows in my household will be silk. Infact, I’m getting these in all colours and giving them as Holiday gifts.

2. Make Up For Ever Professional Bag
I want and need this bag in my life so badly. I am so ready to organize my products for my upcoming trip!
Sephora has a slightly cheaper version (but I still like the MUFE one more) : Sephora Collection – The PROfessional Travel Makeup Case (Not pictured)

3. Sephora Collection Solid Clean : Solid Brush Cleaner
I used to use the Japonesque Goat Milk cleanser but this one is great! Need more



1. Too Cool For School Coconut Milky Oil Shower Moisturizing Body Wash
The body products from this brand have been a hit for me. 84% naturally derived ingredients, 2-in-1 oil and shower wash, gentle, moisturizing. I need this.

2. Too Cool For School Fizzy Body Sculpting Mousse
Ok, this is hilarious. I loved the egg white body mousse and this actually sounds great. It’s a skin firming, body toning, effervescent, cooling mousse.

3. belif Body Bomba Body Lotion – Ylang Ylang
I love the Lemon Verbena one so much and I could barely decide between the 2 scents. So I’m stocking up.

4. Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
This has been my ultimate, hard-core Winter-dry hand cream for probably a decade.



1. Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum
Just call me Gabrielle because this scent is moi. From the very first whiff. I am all about the white florals and this is the most beautiful blend of Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Grasse Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang.

2. Nest Birchwood int Scented Candle
This clean scented candle smells like the Holidays. I want to be smelling this Pine from now until next year.



1. Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen
Only the best liquid eyeliner in existence. I feel more secure knowing I have another one for when I need it.

2. Burberry Festive Beauty Box
Burberry is one of my favourite makeup brands. Usually with these boxes, there are a few items I wouldn’t use. I want everything in here. This is the perfect, understated and chic holiday face.

3. Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
Newly curated in Sephora, I’m stocking up on enough for the whole year!


Most gifts especially for beauty depends on the individual recipient. However, these are some great generic gifts/stocking stuffers that are great for anyone.


1. Dr Jart Tarot of Masks
Any skincare lover would have fun with this!

2. SLIP Silk Sleep Mask
I love this mask. I’m going to get a few colours as these are great for men and women alike.

3. Jack Black It’s The Balm Set
Best lip balms. Best lip balm set!

We’ll see what makes it into my cart!

Wishing you great skin health!

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  1. emma
    November 3, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    The link for the Slip pillowcase takes you to the Farmacy cleanser btw!

    • November 3, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      Ah thank you Emma!

  2. Katie
    November 3, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Great variety of picks! Derma flash Facial Exfoliating Device was on sale for $99 or so during Ulta 21 days of beauty event a couple months ago. :/ I’m definitely interested in Herbivore Phoenix Cell Regenerating Facial Oil, did not know they have oils. I’ve been using Skinowl’s Maqui berry oil and Ordinary’s Rosehip oil. Do you think a blend is typically better than a single ingredient 1? I have combo/oily Acne prone skin btw!

    • Renee
      November 3, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Hey Katie! I personally love a good oil blend because different oils have different benefits and weights. But sometimes I love just slathering on pure Marula oil!

  3. November 3, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    The link for Bite Beauty agave lip set is not showing up! I hope it’s not sold out already 🙁

    • Renee
      November 3, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      I think it was temporarily but it’s back! I just clicked on the link.

  4. Leigh
    November 3, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Green Clean is really nice. I’ve been using mine since April. I’m ready to try something new (Banila Clean it Zero Purity is waiting in the wings.), but I only have one oil cleanser open at a time. I am going to pick up a Kari Gran lip whip in peppermint, Olehenriksen ultimate eye lift gel (for night only, really reduces puffiness, great price), Farmacy honey salve (I’m hoping will replace my winter need of Aquaphor), and Farmacy Honey Potion kit. (Can’t you tell I’m addicted to Farmacy!)
    I only ordered skin care during the April sale, so this is my makeup stock up – YSL volupté oil in lipstick, YSL tatouage, Dior foundation, Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palette, and Viseart Theory palette.
    I’m also ordering IGK walnut scalp scrub. I sampled it and loved it, and the price is more appealing than Christophe Robin. I also just added the Too Cool for School body wash thanks to your recommendation!
    I love your videos. Thanks for all the thoughtful consideration you put into them. Thanks to your recent videos focusing on inexpensive K beauty products, I get to order fun makeup during this sale!

    • November 3, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Ok well now I have to try that walnut salt scrub! Thanks Leigh!

  5. nonono
    November 4, 2017 / 12:04 am

    Skin Laundry Antioxidant toner is my fave. Really stocking up on LALA retro, Babyfacial, and considering how excessive I want to be to justify my Jo malone weaknesses.

  6. Diana
    November 4, 2017 / 3:15 am

    What do you think about eye serums and eye creams? I’m battling dark spots, puffiness and crepe-ey undereye. I use Verso eye serum and Biologique Reperche eye cream. BR is not really doing anything.

  7. Anne
    November 4, 2017 / 9:59 am

    The Phoenix oil from Herbivore Botanicals has been my favourite for the past couple of years! It really helps reduce my acne scars. The Orchid one is also good for warmer weather and I prefer its scent to Phoenix, but I did break out from it. That Clarins lip oil and sherbet cleanser sound so good, I wanna try them too. Thanks for the helpful list!

    • November 9, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      It’s interesting how the more clarifying oil ended up causing you to break out!

  8. Mara
    November 8, 2017 / 5:02 am

    Loooooove all of these! As a user of that Christophe Robin shampoo paste for the past few months, I can say it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to my scalp and a little goes a long way. And it smells sooooooo pretty!

    • November 9, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      I am a little obsessed with all these scalp masks/shampoos from Christophe Robin and the scent is wow!

  9. Celeste
    November 8, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Got Dior Nude Air in linen, Bobbi Brown lipstick in pink mauve and Boscia’s Baby Soft Foot Peel on Sunday. All in less than a 100 with VIB rouge discount. But this weekend is another VIB weekend and i think i have to spend up.

  10. Elizabeth
    November 14, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Hi Renee, I have a question about Tata Harper. I heard so much of it lately. Is it worth it, since it quite expensive?

    Thanks- Ellie

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