In a bizarre turn of events, Sephora threw together an extra (we think) August Beauty Insider Sale. Normally, there’s one in April-ish and then again in November-ish, so to have this August Beauty Insider Sale one fall into our laps is a rare and welcome treat. Fortunately, the stars aligned and I happened to have a gift card – so I didn’t even break my No Buy to shop.
What to Buy, What to Buy?
I’m still riding the post-KonMari wave and don’t feel the need to expand my makeup collection at this time. Sure, are there things I want? Of course. There are cool products released all the damn time that I’d love to try! But the cost to do so is steep; I don’t want to waste money, and I don’t want to reintroduce clutter.
When Urban Decay announced that they were discontinuing their iconic Naked palette (more on that to come), Sephora knocked the price in half. I considered buying a backup and another to give away, but they were sold out before the VIB-tier discount was available.
My more-mindful-than-the-past approach dictated that I set forth with a strict TWO ITEM limit:
- More Vitamin C serum
- …soooomething else from my Wish List
I then considered several things – more palettes that I don’t need, NARS liquid blush, and so forth. Ultimately, though, I decided to continue the skincare kick.
My August Beauty Insider Sale Purchases
I’ve been using Ole Henriksen Truth Serum since May. I’m almost done with my first bottle, and would definitely run out by the November sale, so I decided to get the larger, 1.7 oz bottle of Truth Serum. I find C-Firma more effective, but the Ole serum lies at a more favorable interaction of my needs and price.
Next, I decided to try Tarte’s Knockout Tingling Treatment on recommendation of Stef Nicole on YouTube. I haven’t tried it yet (I feel that this is a weekend project), but I’m interested in seeing what it does for my skin.
Did you buy anything during this surprise summer Beauty Insider Sale?