One of my favorite benefits of the Sephora Beauty Insider Program (more about that here) is access to the Sephora Spring Savings Event, where you can receive up to 20% off every product, based on your Beauty Insider Tier! Your discount depends upon your Beauty Insider Tier, 20% for Rouge, 15% for VIB and 10% for Insiders (all need to use the code SPRINGSAVE at checkout). The event starts 4/17 for Rouge, 4/21 for VIB and all tiers get access on 4/23.
I usually start working on my cart before the event starts and make a big purchase on the first day, but I admit that this process usually backfires on me because then I can’t help myself and I end up looking at cool new products, adding those to my cart… and yes, I end up with another one (or two) purchases. Here’s a look at what is in my cart currently.
Kerastase Resistance Length Strengthening Shampoo and Kerastase Resistance Conditioner for Damaged Hair are my daily go-to favorite products for washing my hair, especially now that I’m washing my hair so much more often (I’ve gone from every 2-3 days to daily the moment I get home from work at the hospital). My hair gets damaged from heat styling, and this duo makes a huge difference in how much breakage I experience! If I switch to something else, I can tell within 2-3 washings, my breakage picks right back up. So, I stock up for 6 months during the Sephora Savings Events.
Kerastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum is a product I love to use at night on my hair to add moisture and combat my damaged hair. It feels like a light lotion, I just rub a small amount (about the size of a dime) through my hair before bed. It isn’t sticky and doesn’t get all over my pillow. The next morning my hair just looks healthier.
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3: I think everyone knows (or should know) what this is by now. This miracle lotion will restore the disulfide bonds in your hair, reducing breakage without weighing down your hair. I like to use this every few weeks, though I should use it more often. It doesn’t weigh down hair at all, which I love!
Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil: This is my current favorite hair oil for finishing my styling process. Just a few drops on my hands, then I rub them over my hair to add shine and reduce any frizz and fly aways.
Drybar The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush: I’ve mentioned this blow dryer before, but it’s worth mentioning again. I have long and thick hair, and I’ve tried similar (lower priced) drying brushes. This is the best one by far, because it actually dries my hair! The others really didn’t do that at all. This lets me do a semi-professional blow out at home in under 20 minutes, something I’ve never managed before.
Drybar Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler: I have to admit, this product isn’t even mine. My 9 year old stole it from me, we’ve been spraying it on her wet hair at night and letting it air dry. Her hair tangles much less and looks more tamed when we’ve used Prep Rally in her hair. We’ve tried a huge number of other products in her hair, this is finally one that works!
Drybar Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Root Lifter: I have 2 cans of this stuff in my cart right now! I spray a bit on my roots before I dry my hair, and the result is bigger volume that doesn’t feel gross or make it harder to dry my hair. Definitely my favorite root boosting product!
Kerastase Genesis Scalp Serum: This hair and scalp serum is meant to make hair softer and improve breakage. It sounds like a great product to add into my ever evolving collection of products to fight hair damage.
Playa California Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo: I love the idea of taking better care of my scalp, but I have to admit the idea of a scrub makes me wonder if it can be easily washed out. I’ve had good luck with Playa’s products in the past, so this is the one I’ll try first.
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My skincare routine is flexible. While I have products I reach for almost every day, I try to pay attention to my skin’s condition each day and adapt my product choices based upon how my skin is doing that day, how long it’s been since I used something, etc. So, I have a pretty big variety of products that I keep on hand and in my medicine cabinet for frequent use.
Summer Fridays Super Amino Gel Cleanser: This is my new daily go-to face wash. It takes everything off, has a fresh scent and does not irritate my sensitive skin. I love to use it with my Clarisonic (another great thing to pick up during this event).
IT Cosmetics Brow PowerFULL: Brows are super important when wearing a mask, and my favorite brow pencil now comes in a bigger, fuller size. This pencil makes it easy to get perfect brows in no time flat!
Nails Inc NAILKALE – Superfood Base Coat: When my nails are dried out from too much washing or acetone, I swap out for this base coat. My nails are definitely suffering with so much sanitizer exposure at work (and I ran out of this base coat about a month ago), so I’ll be stocking up on this!
Kora Organics Noni Glow Body Oil: I’m obsessed with everything Kora Organics lately, and I know this will be a summer staple for me. I leave the bottle in my shower, and I apply a few pumps to my body as soon as I’m done drying off. It sinks in quickly and makes my skin a bit glowy in addition to extra moisturized.