Friday, November 5, 2021

Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday all! This Friday favorites post looks a bit different. The Sephora Holiday Sale starts today for Rouge members and I know I need a few items that I have been holding out on. Here are the details of the sale:

Rouge: 20% off starting today (11/5)
VIB: 15% off starting Tuesday 11/9
Insider: 10% off starting Thursday 11/11
All Members: 30% off all Sephora Collection items starting today (11/5)

The sale goes through Monday November 15th.

Here is what I have my eye on. I get to purchase items on Tuesday.

Sephora Holiday Sale Wishlist

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil  I love this hair oil. It is perfect for dry and damaged hair, but it is also perfect for hair extensions. I use this every single night. It goes on "greasy" but it soaks right in and never leaves oil on my clothes or pillowcase. This stuff is luxurious, but so good for dry Winter hair.

Kerastase Blond Absolu Heat Protecting Leave-in Treatment  Now this isn't just for blondes despite having Blond in the name. You use this to protect your hair before blow drying, straightening or curling your hair. I put it in my hair when it is damp after a shower. Since I have long hair, I use two pumps and this lasts me about 6 to 8 months. 

GHD Max Styler  This is a pricey hair straightener, but it gets great reviews. I need a new straightener after mine has some dings in the plates which pulls on my hair and splits it. Have you used this one? Do you have one to recommend to me?

The MakeUp Eraser Sponge  I need a makeup sponge to put on my concealer since my Artis Concealer Brush broke AGAIN. They replaced it once and it broke within 6 months. My foundation brush has been going strong, but not the concealer brush. So rather than replace it, I am going back to the old school sponge. 

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Perfume  I used to LOVE this perfume. I got a full size version from Influenster many years ago and used every last drop of it. Then I repurchased the mini version of it and used it all up. And I never got it again. Well I wanted to get a new perfume to wear out on date nights, for the holidays and for girls night out. So I am looking to get another bottle. But in the smallest version since I won't use it everyday and it is so dang expensive. 

This is my favorite perfume other than Versace Pour Femme Signature perfume which has been discontinued for years. The only place I ever find it, is in Europe.

The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream  After posting about wanting a Becca Cosmetics Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer dupe, some said they didn't like the Tula one I had found. And since it is more expensive, I thought I would try another brand that was considered a great dupe. And since this one is only $9.99, I figured it would be a better option (for now). 

What is on your makeup shopping list?

And I couldn't have a Friday Favorites post without some funnies, so enjoy!

Have a great weekend. I am linking up with A Little Bit of Everything.


  1. I love a good sale! My hair gets dry in the winter so i'll have to check out that oil.

    1. Mine does too. It is amazing. I am trying to hold out until Tuesday to grab mine in stores.

  2. Haha. I'm cracking up over all of those funnies. That last one is so true. Motherhood in a nutshell.

  3. Great Sephora sale. Love your funnies and happy weekend.

  4. I don't know enough about makeup to have a wishlist, thanks for sharing yours!

    1. Haha. And that is ok. Most of my stuff is hair products. I recently stocked up on makeup so I don't need much.

  5. Its worth getting a good hair straightner

  6. I think I keep living that "retired" one over and over! LOL.

  7. Great picks! I'm excited to stock up on a few things during the Sephora sale.

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. Hope you manage to pick up what you want in the sale! :) My husband is so excited for the new Buzz movie, haha! It will be interesting to see what the kids think of it, if I remember correctly there's a while before it's released!

    Hope that you are having a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. I have no idea when it is released, but I am sure my kids will want to see it. I hope to definitely get some items from the sale and maybe some Christmas gifts.

  9. Brilliant Sephora picks! I love the perfume!