What’s on my August Sephora VIB Sale Wishlist | 2018

2018 August Sephora VIB WishlistHola beauties! Long time no talk. I wasn’t able to post on Thursday unfortunately which was due to a combination of wildfire smoke distorting my pictures and my work schedule being crazy. I’ve been very frustrated with my workplace politics lately and it’s been stressing me out to no end. On the bright side all those extra hours I’ve been working means that I can spend a little bit on the upcoming Sephora Appreciation sale next week!

New Sephora Beauty Insider Perks

I read on the Sephora Community Forums that Sephora will still be holding it’s annual fall sale in November, so I won’t be going crazy for this appreciation event. This sale is being held to promote the new changes to Sephora’s loyalty program. It still isn’t good, but it’s better than nothing.

FYI you can only use a sale code online ONCE! Usually you can place multiple orders and still get the discount but Sephora will only award multiple purchases a discount in store this time.

YESRouge  20% August 24th to September 3rd

YESVIB 15% August 30th to September 3rd

YESINSIDER 10% August 30th to September 3rd

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New Sephora Beauty Insider Perks

What’s on my Sephora VIB Wishlist?

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50Smashbox Serene Greens Photo Finish Primer Water

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC + Cream with SPF 50

I remember really liking this CC cream when I got a sample of it from Ipsy. I recently ran out of both of my main foundations so I wanted to replace them with a lighter coverage foundation. My skin has been breaking out a lot lately so I’m staying away from fuller coverage products. Reviewed Here.

Smashbox Serene Greens Photo Finish Primer Water X Nicol Concilio

I’ve been wanting to try this cucumber scent since it came out! I think it will smell like a spa. I’m really close to finishing my Mario Badescu facial mist and I’m not loving the rose scent near the end. I don’t know why I keep buying rose things, I know they aren’t my favourite! This Primer Water sounds divine.

GlamGlow Multimasking SetSaturday Skin No Bad Days Skincare Set

GlamGlow Multimasking Set

I love GlamGlow masks but they’re so expensive! This little sampler set has a good value and would allow me to try some masks that I haven’t used before.

Saturday Skin No Bad Days Set

This set sold out pretty quickly once the sale started. I’m hoping it comes back in stock, I’ve heard great things about the Saturday Skin eye cream!

Glow Recipe Watermelon Flow Sleeping MaskBite Beauty French Press Lip Gloss in Dirty Chai

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

I wasn’t surprised that this also sold out really quickly. I’ve been wanting to try Glow Recipe for a few months now, the brand started flooding my instagram feed a while back and I’m very intrigued. Plus I’m a sucker for pink.

Bite Beauty French Press Lip Gloss

UGH, another product that sold out immediately. I want the Dirty Chai lipgloss, or else the salted caramel but we’ll see if they restock for me. I love the idea of a lipgloss that smells like coffee! Reviewed Here.

Happy shopping!

My wish list this month is mostly skincare based, I feel like I’m drowning in makeup since I subscribed to Boxycharm (and have unsubscribed for the same reason). I’m trying to focus more on keeping my skin happy and healthy. I’m currently only buying makeup when I need to replace something – I recently finished a foundation, a lipgloss and a primer so I feel justified in replacing them at 15% off.

Thanks for reading, let me know what you’re planning on picking up for the sale 🙂



  1. September 3, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Glad I read your post because I had no idea if the November sale was still happening. I really didn’t want to spend too much for this sale so I’m glad I can hold off on a few things now! xo J

    • AlwaysCleia
      September 6, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      I was so happy when I read in the forums that they would still be having the sale, it’s always around my birthday in November so I would be sad if they didn’t have it! Plus it helps me control my spending knowing that if I don’t get everything now I still can later

      • September 7, 2018 / 2:57 am

        Exactly!! I usually spend too much because the sales are only twice a year. I hope they start doing them more regularly!

  2. August 26, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    I never shop at Sephora, except for foundations, but I think I really want to buy a palette this year. I may wait for their fall sale in november. That means I gotta save up lol. 💀

  3. August 26, 2018 / 2:45 am

    I want to buy the IT cosmetics CC cream too! Recently, IT cosmetics has been added to one of the department stores over here and I’m so excited to go try it out! I’m currently finishing up a go-to drugstore foundation so I’m not sure whether to re-purchase (because it’s a go-to after all) or just go for this because I’ve heard such good things!

    I haven’t tried Glamglow but quite intrigued to see what it is actually like.

  4. August 25, 2018 / 7:51 am

    It’s really funny, because the first two items on your list are two things I want to buy! I actually have the It cosmetics CC cream on the way! My sister bought it a few months ago, and I absolutely loved it, so I wanted to have my own. I think it’s such a beautiful lightweight formula that gives you a very natural look! I also want to try the Smashbox primer water with Nicol Concilio scents, but I think I wanted to try the lemon one? I ended up buying another Mac Fix+ in the rose scent ( I didn’t even know they had a rose scent, until I went on the ulta website!). Great post Cleia 🙂 xx

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    • AlwaysCleia
      August 27, 2018 / 2:59 pm

      I usually prefer lighter coverage so a CC cream is perfect! I’ve heard really good things about the primer waters but it’s so hard to choose between the scents. The coconut, cucumber and citrus scents all sound amazing!
      I love that Mac is at Sephora now! I’ll need to pick up a mini fix plus and see how i like it now. Thanks for reading! xx

  5. August 24, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Oh no! I hope work gets better soon. Workplace politics are never fun.

    I haven’t taken blog photos in two weeks due to the smoke. It’s so frustrating! I’m freaking out because I’m trying to pre-plan blog posts that can go up while we’re on vacation next month, but I can’t take photos.

    Awesome list! Hopefully they restock once BIs and VIBs are able to shop. I’ve wanted to try Glow Recipe for the longest time, but back when I looked last year I don’t think they were available in Canada yet. I have a million sleeping masks to get through, but eventually would like to buy the Glow Recipe one!

    I totally forgot about those Smashbox x Nicol Concilio primer waters. All of the scents sound wonderful, I wouldn’t know which to choose!

    Have fun shopping!

    • AlwaysCleia
      August 27, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      Me too, there’s a lot of uncertainty right now, hopefully they hold a meeting soon to clear some if it up.

      That’s so frustrating! How long will you be away for? Luckily the smoke finally cleared enough for me to take some photos today.

      I hope so too, the Glow recipe mask actually did restock the second day but of course it sold out immediately lol

      I’m torn between the serene greens and the coconut one, it’s hard to decide. Thanks!

  6. Makeup by Erin
    August 24, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    God I have so many things in my cart right now that I want to buy, I just don’t know if I’ll even buy half of it though. I’m dying to try the Milk Kush mascara and the TF concealer.

    • AlwaysCleia
      August 24, 2018 / 11:55 pm

      I know I won’t pick up everything in my cart, maybe two or three things. Plus if Sephora is still going to have a November sale I can space it out a bit!
      I’ve heard great things about that concealer! I hope you love both if you get them xx

    • August 25, 2018 / 7:53 am

      I absoutely love the Milk Kush Mascara! I think in might be my new favorite (my old favorite used to be the too faced better than sex), but without the flaking that the better than sex sometimes had issues with! I would definitely recommend buying it xx

      • AlwaysCleia
        August 27, 2018 / 3:00 pm

        It’s on my radar now, I’ll need to try it out once I finish my current mascara stash 🙂

      • Makeup by Erin
        August 27, 2018 / 7:24 pm

        Oooh yay! That makes me excited to try it even more now!

  7. August 24, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    I hope the items you want come back into stock! The pink watermelon sleeping mask sounds really nice, is it watermelon scented too? The Saturday Skin set looks great too, I’m also a sucker for pink 💗

    • AlwaysCleia
      August 24, 2018 / 11:49 pm

      Me too! And I hope the others don’t sell out before the VIB and beauty insider portion of the sale start. I’ve never used the watermelon glow mask so I’m not completely sure what it smells like… I hope it’s watermelon!
      I probably won’t get both skincare sets but the Saturday skin one does look appealing, I love the simple pink packaging too 🙂

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