If you missed last month's semi-annual Sephora sale, you're in luck! This year they've added a brand new sale event, Beauty For All, and it's arguably the best one we've ever shopped.

To date, Sephora offers tiered sales events that reserve the highest discounts for members who rack up $1,000+ dollars throughout the year. Not this time! Now through December 12, all shoppers, regardless of membership status can use the code GIFTEASY to take 20% off their entire cart. Yes, you'll need to sign up for their Beauty Insider rewards program, but it's free and IMO worth it for the birthday gift alone. (Who doesn't love presents?) The code is only valid for a one-time use, so you've got to make the most of it.

Does the thought of that make you break out in a cold sweat? Been there. That's why I want to give you a little help and share what I've been eyeing. Personally, I'm using the sale to stock up on some of my favorite staples and snag a couple gifts for the product junkies in my life. And to make things even more exciting, gift sets are included! Whether you give them as gifts or use them as a way to try new products without too much commitment, the additional 20% off makes for some deals that you can't afford to pass up!

Check out what I'm buying at the Sephora sale below!

augustinus bader the cream with tfc8

Augustinus Bader


The Cream with TFC8

A splurge for sure, I feel like this may be the time to bite the bullet. For years, many of my skin idols (that sounds way creepier than I mean for it to) point to this as one of their holy grails. And just recently a Motherly colleague cited it as the one beauty product she can’t live without. (Is this a sign? Absolutely.) According to her, “Yes, it’s pricey, but it does everything to the point where you can skip other serums and moisturizers entirely. Plus, a bottle lasts a good 3-4 months and you can feel good knowing that your purchase is helping further regenerative therapies.” SOLD.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare


Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel

Last year a fellow skincare obsessed friend told me these were her pandemic go-to when professional facials were off the table. I resisted because of the price, but now that I caved, I’m never going back. After the very first use, I could feel a difference in my skin. It was extraordinarily soft and my pores had diminished considerably. Now I use them once or twice a week and to make them last longer, I only use one half of each pad for a single treatment. What can I say? I might have a skin obsession, but at least I’m economical about it.

ilia mini small wonders set



Small Wonders Gift Set

This past summer, I couldn’t resist Ilia’s real woman marketing and scooped up their Super Serum Skin Tint and the Multi-Stick Cheek & Lip–both of which I really like. More recently, I added their Fullest Volumizing Mascara to my daily line up and it’s fab. It doesn’t flake or end up smudged all over my brow bone and provides the full look that I prefer. I’ve been eyeing this set to test out some of their other clean products and re-up my waning fave. And the price is a steal!

westman atelier mini petite sticks clean glow trio

Westman Atilier


Mini Petite Sticks Clean Glow Trio

Another brand that I resisted trying because I didn’t want to fall in love. WHOOPS. Their Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in poppet earned a permanent spot in my daily line up and although it’s considerably more expensive than similar cream blush offerings from Ilia or Glossier, IMO, it’s a better product. The pigment is richer, it lasts longer and the packaging is so luxe. I’m debating this sampler pack to test a new shade and complete the dewy trifecta by adding a contour stick and highlighter.

supergoop unseen sunscreen



Unseen Sunscreen

Not only is this my favorite sunscreen, it’s one of my top five beauty products of all time. Like desert island-levels of must-have. The silky gel-like formula is unlike anything I’ve ever encountered, leaving a velvety finish that is somehow not at all drying. (Sorcery!) It leaves my skin perfectly primed for make-up and doesn’t come back to haunt me with grease or slippage when the temps rise throughout the day. It also blends seamlessly into all skin tones which (though all sunscreens should) is not often the case. I give it an 11 out of 10 and live in fear of it being discontinued. Hence, it’s always in my cart at sale time!

clinique almost lipstick black honey



Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

Whether it was the first product you snuck out of your mom’s make up bag or you only recently caught wind of it because of Tik Tok, chances are you know about the magic that is Clinque Black Honey lipstick. I mean Almost Lipstick. Since it launched in 1971, it has held a steady ranking as beauty staple because of the way it manages to look amazing on well, everyone. The sheer formula is more of a sheer lip balm that transforms to a “your lips but better” shade with a few swipes. It’s perfect for everyday but noticeable enough to wear for date night.

otherland fallen fir candle



Fallen Fir Candle

Are there a bazillion expensive candles on the market? Yes. Is this the prettiest? Also yes. Otherland’s stylish presentation makes them perfect gifts and who doesn’t need a cozy smelling fir candle this time of year?

tatcha cleanse, hydrate and smooth trio



Cleanse, Hydrate & Smooth Trio

The gift sets from Tatcha are always an impressive bang for your buck. I mean, sold separately the Water Cream Oil-Free Pore Minimizing Moisturizer alone would set you back $68. The easy-to-absorb gel-like formula is one of my all-time favorite moisturizers and when you can snag a generous amount of cleanser and eye cream for just a few dollars more, this one’s a no brainer.