Sephora VIB Sale w/ Tracy & Amy Stock Up | Gift Giving | Self Indulging

Before I get Started, check out these: Advent Calendar /  Advent Calendar … so FUN!!!

As a Sephora VIB Member, I anxiously await, year after year to receive my invite coupon card to the Sephora VIB Rouge/VIB 20% off event. The details for this event vary a little each year. Sometimes you receive a second card that you can give to a friend or family member, other years you don’t. Most years they offer this sale in the spring, as well. This gives you the opportunity to stock-up on your favorite beauty items, two times a year. The Sephora VIB Rouge dates are November 3rd – 6th + 10th – 15th . The VIB (which is the tier that I am) is a few days later: November 10th – 15th. Beauty Insider, only is also the 10th – 15th. Insiders only receive 15% off.


Rouge:  20FORROUGE


To qualify to be a VIB Rouge or VIB, you have to start out by being a Beauty Insider. I am sure most of you are already an Insider. If you currently are not, to become one is very easy. All you do is register for their points redemption card. Once signed up, you will receive points for every dollar amount that you spend. To be VIB, you have to fall within a certain amount of points, and even more points to be VIB Rouge. See the pic below, for what those requirements are and what perks you will receive for each level.

Sephora VIB and Ulta F & F Wish List

For Sephora’s sale, the VIB Rouge Members are given the advantage of shopping a few days earlier than the VIB Members. They basically get first picks at everything that Sephora has to offer. VIB members get their opportunity right after.

The Ulta Friends and Family Sale is pretty similar. It requires that you have a points card. It too, is 20% off your entire purchase. The only difference between the two; Sephora’s 20% off coupon can be used as often as you would like (in-store & online) throughout the dates provided. Ulta’s is a one-time use (in-store or online). I enjoy shopping in-store for these sales. But, beauty products get picked over early, especially limited-edition holiday sets. It also doesn’t help that the Sephora VIB are following the VIB Rouge members. This is not too much a problem for Sephora, because I can come home, get online and purchase any products that were not available in-store. But Ulta’s one-time use is not so kind. I have decided that this year, I am only shopping online for Ulta’s Friends and Family sale, because I am not willing to miss out on any deals.

I prepare for these sales year round. In my notes app on my phone, I create three lists: Christmas Gift List,  Stock-up List and Self-Indulgent List . The stock-up list gets a lot of love throughout the entire year. I pay close attention to products that I may run out of throughout a years time frame, or at least togged me through the spring, when Sephora runs another 20% off sale.. To get good at this, you have to be informed of how long a specific product that you use tends to last. There are some beauty and makeup products that I go through several of, throughout the year. Therefore, I may be purchasing, lets say 6 eyebrow pencils all at once. It also takes meticulous budget planning. Let’s face it, if you are stocking up on a substantial amount of items, it isn’t going to be cheap!! My total is quite astronomical, year-after-year. I start putting money from each paycheck in an envelope several months prior to these sales, so that I can afford to utilize these savings and stock-up.

I divide my list into three categories: Stock-Up, Christmas Gift and Self-Indulgent List. I do this because that is the order that I shop in. If my budget is spent prior to me getting to the Self-Indulgent List … I am basically SOL!!! Most products can be purchased at both Sephora and Ulta, but not all. I tried to indicate where the items can be purchased. I also included the Nordstrom Exclusives that I talked about in the video. You will see those down below.



This is when you want to think of all you hair products: Shampoo + Conditioner, Dry Shampoo, Hair Styling Products, Tools .. like Blow Dryers, Curling Wands and Flat Irons. Maybe treat yourself to a Hair Mask, or better yet … a Hair Mask Set. These mixed sets are great for tying out new products. Don’t forget about your Travel Size Goodies for your handbag and travel.

  • ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo: Sephora / Ulta (Tracy’s current favorite)
  • ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Conditioner: Sephora / Ulta (Tracy’s current favorite)
  • ALTERNA Caviar Transformation Kit: Sephora (Tracy will be getting this. I Like that it is travel + has a couple products that I am anxious to test)
  • LIVING PROOF Perfect Hair Day Shampoo: Sephora / Ulta
  • LIVING PROOF Perfect Hair Day Conditioner: Sephora / Ulta
  • LIVING PROOF Perfect Day Hair Overnight Cap Perfector: Sephora / Ulta (Both Tracy & Amy LOVE, mentioned in video)
  • LIVING PROOF Full Dry Volume Blast: Sephora / Ulta (Both Tracy and Amy LOVE, mentioned in video)
  • LIVING PROOF Dry Shampoo: Sephora (Amy’s pick)
  • LIVING PROOF Humidity Shield: Sephora (Amy mentioned)
  • LIVING PROOF Timeless Pre Shampoo Treatment: Ulta (Amy Mentioned)
  • JOICO K-Pak Shampoo: Ulta
  • JOICO K-Pak Conditioner: Ulta
  •  IT’S A 10 Miracle Styling Mousse: Ulta
  • BED HEAD After Party: Ulta
  • PUREOLOGY Stylist Supreme Hold Hairspray:  Ulta
  • SEPHORA FAVORITES Hair Recue Masks On The Go: Sephora (Tracy talked about this)
  • AMIKA Perk Up Dry Shampoo Ornament: Sephora
  • KLORANE Dry Shampoo: Sephora (My oldest daughter, Kirstyn’s favorite)


  • ELCHIM 3900 Healthy Ionic Hair Dryer: Ulta  This is the that I have and love!
  • DRYBAR Buttercup Blow Dryer: Sephora (Mentioned in the video)
  • DRYBAR Buttercup Blow Dryer – Travel: Sephora  (The one that Amy is considering)
  • T3 Professional Hair Dryer: Sephora
  • DRYBAR The 3-Day Bender 1.25″ Digital Curling Iron: Sephora (This is the one that Amy is getting)
  • T3 Styling Wand: Sephora  .. see the different options for this wand (Mentioned by Amy)


Products to think about: Cleansers and cleansing oils, Exfoliators, Masks (including Sheet Masks), Serums, Moisturizers, Eye Creams

  • PHILOSOPHY The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash: Sephora
  • FRESH Soy Face Cleanser: Sephora
  • BOSCIA Detoxifying Black Cleanser: Sephora
  • TATA HARPER Regenerating Cleanser: Sephora
  • DR. BRANDT Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator: Sephora (I received this in my BeautyFIX Box and love it)
  • Dr. DENNIS GROSS Ferulic + Retinol Peel: Sephora (Tracy recommend)
  • SEPHORA FAVORITES Beauty Unmasked: Sephora  (This is the mask set that I purchase every year. It sells out, too … generally during VIB Rouge.
  • SEPHORA FAVORITES Skin Wonderland: Sephora (Amy talked about this in the video)
  • OLE HENRIKSEN 12 Days of OLE Glow: Sephora  (Amy talked about this in the video)
  • ORIGINS #ORIGINSMASK Mini Mask Set: Sephora
  • CLARINS Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster: Sephora (Both of us use this and will be purchasing)
  • PERRICONE MD Cold Plasma Sub-D Anti-Aging Neck Treatment: Sephora (Amy’s Wish List)
  • DR. BRANDT Do Not Age Moisturizing Neck Cream: Sephora (Amy’s Wish List)
  • TARTE Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer: Amy’s Wish List (Amy’s Wish List)


  • VITA LIBERATA Tanning Travel Essentials: Sephora
  • L’OCCITANE Almond Home & Away Gift Set: Sephora
  • L’OCCITANE Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil with Almond: Sephora
  • L’OCCITANE Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil: Sephora
  • L’OCCITANE Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate : Sephora
  • L’OCCITANE Almond Exfoliating And Smoothing Delicious Paste: Sephora
  • L’OCCITANE Holiday Ornament: Sephora
  • CAUDALIE Body Perfecting Duo: Sephora
  • DONNA KAREN Cashmere Mist Deodorant: Sephora
  • DEBORAH LIPPMANN Crystal Prism nail Polish Set: Sephora
  • CIATE LONDON Snow Globe Collective: Nail Polish Set: Sephora

I will be stocking up on all my L’Occitane Products


Think about, not only stocking up for yourself and your significant other, but gift giving, as well.

  • MIU MIU Gift Set: Sephora (Tracy’s Signature Scent) see my blog post, here
  • HANAE MORI BUTTERFLY EAU de PARFUM: Sephora ( A long time Tracy favorite) Men like this scent, I think it’s  the subtle vanilla note: warm, soft and very sexy
  • YSL Mon Paris Gift Set: Sephora (Amy Mentioned)
  • LANCOME Le Vie Est Belle: Sephora (Tracy & Amy both LOVE. Tracy has this) This would be a great gift!! Everyone would love!!
  • CHANEL Bleu De Chanel: Sephora


Think about all the products you use, on the daily, as well as, the products you use on special occasions. This is a great time to invest in a more expensive Foundation, or a nice Palette / Holiday Palette. The Sephora Superstars Everyday Must Haves that Amy talked about is AWESOME!!!! It gives you a bit of everything! Need a new makeup bag or want to gift one to someone? Check out this Makeup bag that is on sale. For the ‘JUNKIE’, why not save 20% on this Organizer

  • HOURGLASS Mineral Veil Primer: Sephora also check out the mini for travel or testing
  • HOURGLASS Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation + Mineral Veil Primer Gift Set: Sephora
  • SEPHORA FAVORITES Prime, Set & Go: Sephora
  • ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Foundation: Sephora
  • URBAN DECAY All Nighter Foundation: Sephora
  • TARTE Amazonian Clay Foundation: Sephora (This is the foundation Tracy is wearing in this video)
  • DIOR Diorskin Forever Foundation: Sephora This is the foundation that Amy is wearing in this Video
  • URBAN DECAY The Velvetier Translucent Mix-in Medium: Sephora (Amy’s wish list)
  • LAURA MERCIER Secret Brightening Powder: Sephora (Tracy recommend)
  • LAURA MERCIER Translucent Loose Setting Powder: Sephora
  • URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil: Sephora
  • NARS Light Reflecting Translucent Powder: Sephora
  • TOO FACED Better Than Sex Ornament: Sephora
  • KAT VON D Ink Liner: Sephora
  • BENEFIT The Great Brownanza Blockbuster Brow Set: Sephora (Amy recommend)
  • BOSCIA Blotting Sheets: Sephora

Blush (Single + Palettes) / Highlight / Contour

  • LANCOME Blush Subtil: Sephora  (Amy is wearing this blush in shade ‘APlum’)
  • HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Edit: Sephora (Amy mentioned)
  • TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in ‘Paaarty’: Sephora
  • BECCA Apres Ski Glow Face Palette: Sephora
  • SMASHBOX Step-by-Step Contour Kit: Sephora (Tracy’s favorite) I am actually looking at this set … as I think it would be great for travel: Sephora
  • TOO FACED Chocolate Soleil Bronzer: Sephora  (Tracy + Amy recommend)
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer: Sephora  (Amy’s favorite)
  • BENEFIT Hoola Bronzer: Sephora (Tracy recommend)
  • SMASHBOX Drawn In. Decked Out. Shadow + Highlight Set: Sephora (Tracy talked about and recommends)
  • MARC JACOBS O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tan: Sephora (Amy mentioned)
  • TARTE Blush Bliss: Ulta

Eyeshadow Palette’s  –  Many of these items are Limited Edition

  • BOBBI BROWN Evening Glow Eyeshadow Palette: Sephora (Tracy recommend)
  • CLINIQUE Sweet As Honey Eyeshadow Palette: Sephora (Tracy recommend)
  • MAKEUP FOREVER Lustrous Eyeshadow Palette: Sephora
  • TARTE Toasted Eyeshadow Palette: Sephora (Amy recommend)
  • TARTE Tartlet in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette: Sephora
  • TARTE Limited-Edition Tartiest Vault: Sephora (Tracy recommend)
  • TOO FACED Best Ever Makeup Collection: Sephora
  • TOO FACED Best Year Ever Collection: Ulta (Amy talked about)
  • NATASHA DENONA Lila Eyeshadow Palette: Sephora (Amy talked about this)
  • MARC JACOBS The Wild One Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette: Sephora ( Amy talked about this)
  • FENTY BEAUTY by RIHANNA: Sephora (Amy talked about this)
  • SMASHBOX Drawn In. Decked Out. Shadow + Highlight Set: Sephora (Tracy talked about and recommends)
  • SMASHBOX #Shapematters Palette: Sephora
  • TARTE Treasure Box Collection Set: Sephora (Amy mentioned)
  • KAT VON D Saint & Sinner Eyeshadow Palette: Sephora (Amy mentioned)
  • TOO FACED Boss Beauty Agenda: Sephora (Talked about in the video … packaging???)


  • LANCOME Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume: Sephora
  • TARTE Lights, Camera, Lashes: Sephora (Both Tracy and Amy highly recommend) … this is a great gift, here
  • TARTE Lash Delights: Ulta

Lips   –   many of these items are Limited Edition

  • YSL Rouge Pur Couture Dazzling Lights Lipstick: Sephora
  • BITE The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set: Sephora (Tracy Mentioned)
  • STILA Play It Cool All Day Liquid Lipstick Set: Sephora (Tracy Mentioned)
  • SEPHORA FAVORITES Give Me Some Nude Lip: Sephora (Talked about in video)
  • SEPHORA FAVORITES Give Me More Lip: Sephora (Talked about in video)
  • ANASTASIA Liquid Lipstick in TroubleSephora (Tracy wish list)
  • PAT MACGRATH LuxTrance Lipstick: Sephora or in MatteTrance Sephora
  • NARS Audacious Lipstick Holiday Kiss Collection: Sephora (Tracy Recommend)
  • ANASTASIA Lip Gloss in St. TropezSephora (Tracy wish List)
  • NARS x Man Ray: Noire Et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret: Sephora
  • NARS x Man Ray: Love Triangle Blush/Lipstick Palette: Sephora (Tracy recommend)
  • TOM FORD Orchid Soleil Lip Color: Sephora  (Tracy Wish List)
  • TARTE Pout Pleasures Lip Set: Ulta (Amy Mentioned)


Are you in need of makeup brushes? Or replacement for some of your old brushes. Maybe a Brush Gift Set. This is a perfect time to pick up a couple Beauty Blenders, to get you through the year. Do you need a new eye pencil sharpener? There are great Gift Sets out this time of the year for those types of goodies.

  • BEAUTY BLENDER GIFT SET: Sephora another gift set Sephora  (Both Amy & I are purchasing the ‘Blenders For All Seasons Set’)
  • TARTE Limited Edition Artful Accessories Brush Set: Sephora

NEST CANDLE ORNAMENT:   (Tracy purchases a few every year, including one of herself)

I am getting this GLAMSPIN (fidget spinner) for Pips & a couple of the Squeaks: Sephora

Recommendation: Clarisonic Gift Set (this is the one that I have) or Mia 1 Skin Cleansing System (this is the one that Amy has). It is also the time to stock up on your replacement heads: Sephora

Recommendation: Are you in the market for a lighted makeup mirror, or a new, updated makeup mirror? This is the perfect time to take advantage of any savings. It is also the perfect gift.


Gift Sets that I am eyeing from Nordstrom. These sets were not available at Sephora

  • FRESH Mask Wardrobe Collection: Nordstrom
  • BOBBI BROWN It’s Your Party Eye & Cheek palette: Nordstrom
  • BOBBI BROWN Evening Glow Eyeshadow Palette: Nordstrom
  • LAURA MERCIER Exotics Redefined Eye Color Collection: Nordstrom
  • LAURA MERCIER Translucent Powder Set: Nordstrom
  • MAC Snow Ball Cool Mini Lipstick Kit: Nordstrom
  • CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hot Lips: Nordstrom
  • JO MALONE Christmas Cracker Set Nordstrom or this one Nordstrom
  • Jo MALONE Ornament Duo: Nordstrom
  • JO MALONE Holiday Miniature Soap Collection: Nordstrom
  • CLINIQUE Party Pops: Nordstrom
  • BOBBI BROWN Caviar & Rubies Eyeshadow Palette: Nordstrom
  • NEST FRAGRANCES Festive Petite Candle Trio: Nordstrom
  • VOLUSPA Japonica Pedestal Candle Set: Nordstrom
  • NARS Man Ray Impassioned Love Triangle: Nordstrom
  • DIPTYQUE  34: Sephora (Amy’s Signature Scent)

Tracy’s OUTFIT + BEAUTY Details: Here


TOP: Same top that I am wearing, just in the solid Nordstrom
NECKLACE: The Styled Collection
LIP PAINT: Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in ‘Obsessed‘: Sephora

There you have it. A start to my and Amy’s Stock up, Christmas Gift, and Self-Indulgent List.  Also, just items that we would recommend.  If you do your shopping online, please utilize my links. I have put many, many hours into the content provided in this blog post. Happy shopping!

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  • Reply Brenda

    Hi Tracy, I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying your snaps, you tube and blog! I saw you snap with your daughter moving to NYC and my how close to home as we just moved my youngest daughter 23 years old and also named Hayley of course spelled differently from Virginia to Colorado Springs, Co. It’s been difficult to handle her being so far away but your encouragement and positive affirmation helped immensely, coming from a mother right there in my shoes. Thank you so much! I also noticed the planner you showed with the goal tracker grids. What kind of planner is that? I am in desperate need of a new one. Thank you again!

    • Reply tracyhensel

      Good Morning Brenda! Thank you! I can imagine how difficult it has been. It will be for myself, as well … having my daughter so far away. It’s one thing to have them an hour away (or less). But NYC is more than a drive. I hate that I cannot get to her in a pinch. I am happy that for you …. my content is helping you! Bless you for sharing this. The planner is from Inkwell Press. I have links in my Christmas Planning Posts. I also talked about it on my Snapchat. If you watch today, you should still be able to see it. Office Depot carries it, as well. Have a great Thursday!!! xx

      • Reply Brenda

        Thank you so much! Yes we feel the same pain not being able to get to her in a pinch. 1800 mikes is way too far. Thanks again! Watching your snap now.😁


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