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The Sephora Springs Savings Event… Ready, Set, SHOP


April 17, 2020

It happens just a few times a year, the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale is LIVE !! I came onto Instagram the other day to ask you for every thing you wanted to see for this roundup of the Sephora spring sale and your picks were loud and clear… holy grail favorites, investment items to grab on sale, my favorite finds from makeup and skincare and of course a few additional must-shop items for good measure.

Sephora Spring Sale by popular Nashville beauty blog, Hello Happiness: image of a woman looking at herself in her bathroom mirror as she applies makeup.

First things first though, be sure to note all the specifics of the sale, including dates for availability, your beauty insider level for access, etc. Here is the full play-by-play for what you need to know to shop the sale and save BIG on all the best in beauty:

Shop the Insider Event by Signing Up to Become a Beauty Insider Member

See all the Perks by Level

Pay $15/Year for Flash 2-Day Shipping [I do this AND it’s a lifesaver for us beauty procrastinators]

Sephora Spring Sale by popular Nashville beauty blog, Hello Happiness: image of a digital add for the Sephora spring sale.


I finally got to Rouge level early this year, because I’ve made it a point over the last 12 months to shop almost exclusively with Sephora for all my beauty and skin needs. I knew the 20% discount would be worth it’s weight in gold once I got to Rouge and so I’m shopping the sale early this AM on restocks I need and a few new must-haves for my beauty routine… here’s my top 20 must-have items to grab during the sale:


Sephora Spring Sale by popular Nashville beauty blog, Hello Happiness: collage image of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, Isle of Paradise self tanning drops, Tartelette In-Bloom Eyeshadow Palette, Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks, Living Proof Dy Shampoo, GloPro Microneedling Set, ARTIS Elite Mirror Makeup Brush Set, Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleanser, Make Up Forever Aqua XL Waterproof Eyeliner, Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream, Dior Rouge Lipstick [787, Exuberant Matte, Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, T3 Singlepass Curling Iron, Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, Charlotte Tilbury Gold Bar Highlighter Palette,  PMD Beauty Cleansing Brush, Olaplex Hair Profector No. 3, IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Highlighter Wand.

ONE. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation [Shade 7N] | THE best foundation I’ve ever worn, it is hands down my top pick for full coverage + that professional airbrush look we all want! It lasts ALL DAY and NIGHT and I love how well it camouflages and covers. Great for all types of skin and I wear the 7N shade all year. This is one of the only times you can get this foundation on sale so stock up!!

Additional Foundation Favs: Estee Lauder Doublewear + Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

TWO. Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops | You already know I am a faux glow girl and since we are stuck at home I am having to get extra creative with my self-tanning tricks. These tanning drops are a lifesaver and give you subtle color with a few drops applied to your face and body with your favorite daily moisturizer. I opt for the dark color, but if you’re new to the game, try this Own Your Glow Kit to sample the goodies first!

Other Faux Flow Must-Haves: Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner and Mitt + St Tropez Self Tan Mousse

THREE. Tartelette In-Bloom Eyeshadow Palette| I rave about this eyeshadow palette all the time because I love it so much. It has all the matte shades your eyes need to wow and I love how well they all blend together. Plus the staying power is exceptional and it’s a great everyday eye palette for all skin tones.

More Eyeshadow Goodies Worth Grabbing: Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette + Huda Beauty Nude Palette

FOUR. Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks | I rave about these EACH time this sale comes because I love them THAT much… yes they work wonder to tired eyes [especially right now] and they are a weekly staple I always have on hand at my house!

Extra Finds to Mask Me Up: Tatcha Dewy Skin Sheet Mask + Kiehl’s Overnight Hydrating Mask

Sephora Spring Sale by popular Nashville beauty blog, Hello Happiness: image of Kate Somerville and Drunk Elephant beauty products.


FIVE. Living Proof Dy Shampoo | Now trust me, as a bottle blonde who tries to only wash her hair a few days a week, I’ve done a lot of due diligence when it comes to dry shampoo…. I’ve tried them all and I ALWAYS come back to this one. There isn’t anything else out there like it!

SIX. GloPro Microneedling Set| Investment piece so listen up… don’t get scared about the cost of this regeneration tool BECAUSE it’s going to save you a ton of $$$ in the long run. Now I don’t have to leave my house to get microneedling done and this puppy works like WHOA. Hands down my #1 recommendation of a tool to invest in during this sale = just 60 seconds a day to firmer skin! And I just grabbed the Body, Eye and Lip Attachments, too.

SEVEN. ARTIS Elite Mirror Makeup Brush Set | Another major makeup win that I swear and live by are Artis brushes. Yes, I know they are pricey, but I’ve used my set for years and when cleaned with the Sinema Secrets cleanser I mentioned above, they still look brand new. The bristles are so soft and perfect for makeup application and this 5-piece set covers all the bases for every size you’d need.

EIGHT. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream | I finally gave in and tried this cream back in December and it’s been one of my favorite beauty buys in awhile. It helps hydrate my skin [especially my legs] and I absolutely love the smell… a great everyday moisturizer that’s proven to tighten, too.

More Moisture ASAP: Kopari Coconut Melt + L’occitane Almond Smoothing Milk Lotion

NINE. Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleanser | Yes, hands down it is the absolute best makeup brush cleanser I have found. I tried others that always still felt dirty after I cleaned them and I love that this formula is also a quick dry so you can get back in action within a few hours of using it!

TEN. Make Up Forever Aqua XL Waterproof Eyeliner | If there is one makeup question I get asked the most, it’s what eyeliner I use because nope, it doesn’t move. This bad boy stays put once you apply, and I love that it’s waterproof, too. A Sephora salesperson turned me onto this years ago and it’s been the only eyeliner I use ever since.

Sephora Spring Sale by popular Nashville beauty blog, Hello Happiness: image of IT cosmetics CC cream, Jo Malone perfume, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless foundation, Laura Mercer translucent setting powder, and Becca Undereye primer.

ELEVEN. Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream | I’ve tested SO many retinol products out there [from medical grade to drugstore’s best] but I always seem to find my way back to Drunk Elephant. So potent I can only use it a few times a week, but it works overtime to repair fine lines and wrinkles.

TWELVE. Dior Rouge Lipstick [787, Exuberant Matte | My #1 pink lipstick for the perfect pout for spring and summer… the highly pigmented color lasts all day and I love how well it makes your lips pop!

Additional Lovely Lippies: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk + NARS Lipstick in Schiap

THIRTEEN. Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer | If you’re looking for photoshoot-ready primer, this is the one to get. I don’t use this everyday just because it’s a pricier item, but this is the one you pull out when you need your makeup to LAST. It applieseasily and balances out uneven skin tones and hides imperfections. LOVE this one!!! When I buy it, I grab the value size because it’s the best bang for your buck.

Extra Perfect Primers: Dr Brandt Pores No More Primer + YSL Touche Eclat Primer

FOURTEEN. T3 Singlepass Curling Iron | If you have followed me for any length of time, you know there is only one curling iron that touches my hair and it’s this one. It’s absolutely the best curling iron for holding curls through day two and even day three hair and I love the various heat settings + the fast 1-minute warmup time on this iron!

Heavenly Hair Helpers: T3 Singlepass Straightener + T3 Cura Hair Dryer

FIFTEEN. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder | I followed a beauty guru’s advice on this setting powder last year and haven’t looked back since. This setting powder truly sets your foundation and powder in place and won’t have it running down your face–the translucent color is great for a bit of highlight as well! Be sure to apply with the Velour Pouf, too.

SIXTEEN. Charlotte Tilbury Gold Bar Highlighter Palette | I rotate between this highlighter and another one, but this is a palette that costs a bit more so sale shopping at its best! The three colors are perfect for any skin tone and accenting all the areas on your face you want to feature.

Goodies that Glow: Hourglass Ambient Light Palette + Tarte Pro Glow Palette

Sephora Spring Sale by popular Nashville beauty blog, Hello Happiness: image of Isle of Paradise self tanning drops, Sol Janeira bum bum cream, Caudalie brightening essence, PMD beauty cleansing brush, and Cinema secrets makeup brush cleaner.

SEVENTEEN. PMD Beauty Cleansing Brush | I grabbed this cleansing brush last summer and fell in LOVE with it. I love that it’s made of silicone so the entire brush gets super clean and it removes EVERY bit of makeup from my face before bed each night for a fresh faced sleep. This is another one that rarely goes on sale so snag it while you can!!

EIGHTEEN. Olaplex Hair Profector No. 3 | I finally jumped on the bandwagon and scooped this up after I saw multiple friends raving about this hair treatment. It’s an all over conditioning treatment to prevent breakage and treat damaged strands [hello blondes!!] and has incredible reviews.

Major Mane Must-Haves: Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment + Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray

NINETEEN. IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara | Mascara… my nemesis. I swear I am ALWAYS trying to find the perfect mascara and I am not particularly brand loyal when it comes to my lashes. I’ve tried them all I swear and keep switching it up. I stumbled across this mascara a few months ago when I ordered it as a sample and am really liking it. It’s great for lengthening and also amplifying the lashes you already have without looking clumpy.

Eyes that Enlighten: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara + Benefit They’re Real Mascara

TWENTY. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Highlighter Wand | I currently use the “Pinkgasm” version of this for subtle glow onto the apples of my cheeks, but I also went ahead and grabbed the “Spotlight” color for all over glow. These wands are perfect for on-the-go application and adding just the right about of dewy glow!


Looking for more of my go-to makeup and skin necessities?? Here are a handful of other favorites, including those found in my Morning Skin Routine and my Nighttime Regimen, too. I’m breaking down the other goods you need to know about my category below:


Ceramic Thermal Brush | My favorite brush of all time. I use this when blowdrying and it’s great for eliminating frizz! Even better, there is a removable pick at the end for getting that perfect part line, too.

Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Heat Primer | The one product I NEVER dry my hair without is a thermal protectant, because I know high heat does a ton of damage to hair. This one doesn’t feel oily and leaves it super shiny, too.

Kerastase Discipline Smoothing Mask | One goal of mine is to be better about masking my mane on the regular… I bought this one last year and love the way it calms my thick, coarse hair after just one treatment and makes it super smooth and shiny. Plus it only takes 5 minutes in the shower for this to work its magic.

Dyson Air Wrap Styler | Seeing as I just bought this a little more than a week ago, I am still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles of this investment piece. I will say though it dries my hair in a fraction of the time than my former dryer and leaves it much more “tamed”… the jury is still out on the wrap styling tools component of it though because I need to practice my skills!


Caudalie Brightening Glycolic Essence | Also known as my favorite toner in town, it’s a product I use twice daily as it’s great for balancing your skin and removing extra dirt + debris, while also taking away dead skin cells.

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer | I rotate between this mnoisturizer and my everyday Tula variety… one because I think you need to change it up sometimes and two, because this protein-packed lotion is so dang good at moisturizing and using its ingredients to help the appearance of my skin.

Drunk Elephant Framboos Glycolic Night Serum | Yes, serums are costly and YES, they are worth the investment. Something I’ve learned with age is not to cut corners when it comes to skincare and this is a night-time staple I love… plus it only takes a dab so this bottle lasts me about 6 months. It’s great for improving skin tones and removing dead cells, while also helping diminish fine lines and wrinkles and I love that it doesn’t have that greasy feeling like other serums.

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Face Oil | This is one of the products from this lineup I’ve used the longest and I continue to buy it over and over again because it’s that great. I sleep in this face oil each night because it’s packed with rich antioxidants and is proven to reverse aging = I need all the help I can get!

Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne Spot Treatment | I don’t have acne prone skin, but warmer weather definitely makes me break out more, which is why I have this spot treatment when a nasty blemish pops up. It contains sulfu + zinc oxide, both of the ingredients to instantly wipe away a spot quickly.

Laneige Lip Mask | I’m over the moon obsessed with this lip mask. I’ve used the original variety for over a year now and I love how hydrated and soft it keeps my lips… I just grabbed the sweet candy flavor to try next. A great product to gift a girlfriend because of the $20 pricetag, too.

Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede Perfume | My go-to scent for all seasons, this one is absolutely amazing. I love Jo Malone fragrance because one spray lasts all day and it’s unlike anything else I’ve ever smelled. This one is feminine, but not overwhelming and has hints of floral to it = by far the best perfume I’ve ever purchased.

Supergoop Invinsible Setting Powder w/SPF45 | A true summer staple that’s always in my pool tote, this colored setting powder goes on top of my CC cream and face SPF on the lake/beach/pool and is great for mattefying your face while also “setting” your SPF in place. I also use it when I get a bit shiny throughout the day.



IT Cosmetics CC Cream [Shade Light/Medium]| None of my beauty favorites would be complete if I didn’t mention my all-time favorite CC cream. Enough coverage for everyday, it hides any and all dark spots on my face and acts as the perfect foundation for my 5-minute face. Plus, it’s packed with all the SPF you need to protect your skin. P.S. I prefer this over the Bye Bye Foundation and I apply with this Skin Perfecting Brush.

Becca Fatigue Under Eye Primer | Yes, I love this and yes it sells out all the time because the professional makeup artists swear by it. It helps to prime your eyes for concealer as well as eyeshadow and makes it last, while also giving it a hint of lightness. A must have for any makeup guru!!!

Becca Sunlit Bronzer | Another category that I love to sample the goods is bronzers… I have hopped from brand to brand trying out every type and kind, but I always end up with this one by Becca. I use shade Bronzed Bondi since I am always sporting the faux glow and it’s great for contouring, too.

NARS Blush in Orgasm | The cult favorite that everyone loves–another staple to offer just the right bit of posy pink to your cheeks. It’s not super pigmented so it’ll give you just a slight hint of color!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector | Alright friends, this is a major winner in my mind. When you’ve got tired, puffy under eye circles this combats that problem area and gives it a flawless finish [another reason why Charlote Tilbury has become my favorite line].

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer | Eyebrows are not my forte, I’ll tell you that much… I know they aren’t supposed to be twins, but sisters but this is the ONLY product that helps me fill in the gaps without looking like I’ve gone overboard with the eyebrow pomade and powder. The chisel tip is my favorite part and I wear shade Blonde.

Lancome L’Rouge Hot Pink Ruby Lipstick | I touched on my favorite lip glosses earlier this week, but if  you’re searching high and low for the best all year

Looking for more beauty favs to find?? Here are others I’ve posted with product roundups and recommendations:

Lip Glosses I Love

2019 Sephora Event

Sephora Sale Favs

What items are you most excited to buy during the Sephora spring sale?  Let me know in a comment below!


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