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Get ready for Sephora VIB 2017 Sale

Behold VIB and VIB Rouge, the November 20% off sale is coming your way. This is a time all the good stuff sell out pretty quickly. So I am here to help you get organized and also to prevent you from buying anything too impulsively (as we all tend to do with discount at hand).



Sephora is my favorite place to buy skincare. You need at least a week to test and see if skincare products work. And Sephora is one of the very few places you can return within 60 days of purchase.


The one brand you need to buy from with this upcoming event is Drunk Elephant. Not only because every product I’ve tried from this brand is amazing, but also because Drunk Elephant almost never offers discount elsewhere. If you have never tried the brand before, Sephora has some amazing value sets you can start with.


You can start to see my thinking process is that I only stock up on or try brands that don’t often have 20% off elsewhere. Other products I already put in my shopping cart are: face oil from Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr’s brand) – I’ve tried a sample and really loved it, cleansing balm from Farmacy (restock), Honey Mask from Farmacy (new try) and First Aid Beauty facial radiance pad (restock). More my loves and value sets linked below.


Best value cleansing balm – $34

Lightweight moisturizer – $38

Love every single product in the set – $76

Hydration hydration hydration – $78 ($113 value)

Daytime skincare kit – $88 ($108 value)

Lip mask & Face mask duo for only $10

Favorites from Tatcha – $27

Eve Lom’s iconic cleansing balm – $195 ($298 value)

Intro kit to SK-II – $110

Sephora Favorites – $64 ($214 value)

Tatcha Bestsellers Set – $59

Sephora Favorites – $44 ($135 value)

Resurfacing clarity mask -$48

Hydrating honey mask – $56

Miranda Kerr’s must-have – $68

Straitening Brush – $120

Lamer Intro set – $150 ($180 value)

Cured my acnes – $85 ($105 value)


If I am being sensible, for makeup, products you need to stock up on are good foundation, brow products, mascaras, lip balms and maybe eyeliners. Other are in this danger zone where you tend to buy buy buy but never use anything up. But with discount at hand, some degree of splurging is allowed (my excuse for myself), like this beyond-this-world-beautiful Pat McGrath Labs’ eyeshadow palette that costs $125 – I actually refreshed the page twice to make sure it’s the correct price; and this Nars limited-edition lipstick set which would make a perfect gift to someone.


There are some practical items under the makeup category in my shopping cart though: the Lineage lip mask + face mask set that is only $10, Clarins lip comfort oil – I’ve heard many good reviews, Anastasia brow wiz brow pencil I’ve yet to find any good dupes, and this Sephora daily brush cleanser that will take the brush cleansing pain away from you.


Update: Colourpop just launched in Sephora today! There are some exclusive and new products I just could not stop myself from adding them to the cart. It is probably my favorite makeup brand now considering quality vs. price – 3 lip glosses are $18 while one from Armani costs $38.


Colourpop semi precious palette  – $26

Colourpop highlighter trio- $24

Colourpop lipgloss trio – $18

Pat Macgrath Labs – $125

Lightweight moisturizer – $38

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer in 500 Vintage- $38

Sponge Set – $18 ($26 value)

My favorite matte lipstick formula – $38

Anastasia brow wiz – $21

Rihanna’s lip luminizer – $18

Just peachy – $45

Ambient Lighting Powder – $80

My holy grail winter foundation – $38

Becca X Chrissy Teigen Glow Palette – $38

Dior Lip glow – $33

Beauty Blender value sets – $45 ($58 value)

Huda Desert Dusk – $65

This mini set would last you a LONG time – $42 ($50 value)

Nars Lipset  – $55 ($70 value)

Urban Decay setting spray that works – $42 ($64 value)

Bite lip care set you need for winter – $20 ($32 value)

Royal blue eyeliner – $25

Nars blush/lipstick set  – $24 ($34 value)

You need this modern renaissance palette –  $42

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Born and raised in China; came to NYU for university and Columbia for grad school. Now I am officially a woman in tech:) I have worked in the beauty industry for a year after graduating from college. But my obsession with beauty starts since high school, when I suffered from acnes. That being said, I have tried out a lot of skincare products as well as makeup and I have a lot of opinions on them (also high standards). I hope this is the place you can visit from time to time to find beauty inspirations, some fashion finds or even just to kill time. For general queries and chit-chat, you can reach me via email at .