Must-have Sephora Holiday Beauty Essentials for the Busy Bee, Queen Bee and Black Woman


As a busy mom, businesswoman, and senior digital writer for, there are days when I don’t know if I’m going or if I’m leaving.

With five children, a supportive husband, a faithful Chow Chow, and two precocious grandchildren to keep me entertained, it is difficult to find “time for myself” and to create a personal agenda that makes me feel better.

For me, working from home sometimes acts as a catalyst to be overlooked. Honest but true! But when you get a box of beauty essentials from Zipporah, he’s waking up the queen bee inside of you, and he’s brought up ideas of dressing for a date night where I’ll be feel this holiday season.

Zipporah surprised buyers with the launch of its NEW Beauty for All event, which will take place Sunday 12 December. Promotion, a first for Zipporah—is available for all three Beauty Insider membership levels (Rouge, VIB and Insider):

Here are my BEST beauty recommendations from Sephora for the busy Queen Bee business lady who gets me ready to show off and paint the city red!

1. Beauty Adwoa

(Photo: Sephora) Beauty Adwoa

Adwoa is a black owned brand that I have been using for my hair for quite some time, and let me tell you; he has my hair like a butta baby!

These products take advantage of the goodness of nature, allowing adwoa beauty to create a kit that promotes intense hydration and lengthening to provide healthy, happy coils for all kinky-curly-wavy types. Ideal for all hair types, the best-selling baomint vacation kit, which is clean,
vegan, cruelty-free, silicone-free and non-toxic, offers 3 SKUs for $ 39 at a value of $ 57:
• Baomint Moisturizing Shampoo, 3.3 oz
• Baomint Leave-In Conditioner Styler, 3.3 oz
• baomint deep conditioning treatment, 16 oz
“These are nutrient dense foods for your hair. We coat every last curl, winding and waving with intense
moisture to remove extra frizz and banish dryness, the first time around. Your curls will look instantly
defined and feeling incredibly soft, ”said Julien Addo, founder and head of product innovation. Buy here.

2. Bread

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It’s here ! BREAD Classic Hair Oil is like lip gloss, but for your hair. Designed to slip into almost every step of your hair routine, this silicone-free oil is non-greasy and pro-shine for shiny, soft locks. The award-winning hair oil is infused with Australian Kakadu Plum Oil (Bush Plum). This Australian superfruit is super light but packs a punch and absorbs beautifully into all hair types, helping to maintain superb
candy. Buy here.

3. Briogeo –Honey hydration Don’t despair, fix it! Hair repair kit

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What it is: A kit including a hair mask proven to increase hydration by up to 88% after just two uses with a nourishing vegan complex of apple honey, plus the restorative shampoo and conditioner duo the best-selling travel size.
this set contains:
• 8 fl. oz / 236 ml Don’t Despair, Repair! â„¢ Vegan Apple Honey Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
• 2 fl. ounce. / 59 ml Don’t Despair, Repair! â„¢ Super Moisturizing Shampoo
• 2 fl. ounce. / 59 ml Don’t Despair, Repair! â„¢ Super Moisturizing Conditioner

Buy here.

4. Pillow Talk – Secrets for the lips

What makes it magical?

  • Improves and hydrates for fuller Pillow Talk lips
  • Create fuller lips with Feather # 1 and transfer
    lip cheat proof
  • Supercharged lip oil infused with crystals for hydrated, plump skin


  • Full Size Lipstick – Pillow Talk
  • Travel Size Lip Tip – Pillow Talk
  • Travel Size Collagen Lip Bath – Pillow Talk
  • Charlotte’s Jewel Travel Size Lips – PT Diamonds

Buy here.

5. Fenty Skin – Before going to bed

Beauty sleep in a box: The toner serum, night cream and lip balm you need to wake up to juicy skin and kiss-worthy lips. This very first limited edition Fenty Beauty x Fenty Skin set will take your bedtime skincare routine to the next level.
It comes with:

  • TONE + TREAT: Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum is the all-in-one tonic serum combo that targets pores, improves the appearance of dark spots, brightens, smooths, and fights shine, all without stripping the skin.
  • HYDRATE + RECOVERY: Instant Resetting Night Recovery Gel-Cream instantly hydrates and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In just a week, pores and dark spots also look better.
  • CONDITION + PREPARATION: Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’rLuscious Lip Balm in Hint Hint shade is super creamy and light. It glides over the lips to retain moisture. It smooths, softens, and preps your pout for instantly full, kiss-worthy lips that last. Buy here.

6. FORVR mood candle duo

Let me tell you, these candles are my new favorite thing! They are so deliciously scented and smell better than most candles I have ever bought! And they have a very elegant look, which I love.

Sip Happens blends alcoholic notes of chilled prosecco infused with fruity pomegranate. This fragrance will intoxicate your senses with reflections of magnolia and mahogany. Floral Play uses bright notes of gardenia with warm touches of white cedar and bergamot and delicate touches of rose blossom to soothe your senses.

This set contains:
– Sip Happens 10 oz / 295 mL candle
– 10 oz / 295 mL Floral Play Candle

Buy here.

7. Sephora Favorites – Beauty Essentials


This is the perfect kit to try out a bit of everything!

A 10-piece set of blockbuster makeup, skincare and hairstyles, including iconic FENTY BEAUTY products from Rihanna, Grande Cosmetics and Dr. Jart +.

This set contains:
– 0.02 oz / 7 mL Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH â„¢ —® Lash Enhancing Serum (mini size)
– 0.13 oz / 4 g Milk Makeup Hydrogrip Primer (mini size)
– 0.08 oz / 2.5 g NARS Bronzer in Laguna (Diffused Brown with Golden Highlights) (mini size)
– Natasha Denona Biba 0.1oz / 3g 3-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
– 0.11 oz / 3.5 ml Benefit Cosmetics Mini 24-HR Brow Setter Clear Eyebrow Gel (mini size)
– 0.42 oz / 12.5 ml FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Mascara Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl in Cuz I’m Black (normal size)
– Beautyblender ORIGINAL BEAUTYBLENDER makeup sponge
– OUAI Anti-Frizz Detangling Leave-In Conditioner 0.84 oz / 25 ml (mini size)
– 0.15 oz / 4.6 ml Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss Dip (neutral pearly nude) (Normal size)
– 0.33 oz / 10 ml Dr. Jart + Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 (Mini Size)

Buy here.

If you haven’t yet decided what to get your best friend, mom, or TikTok teen who loves to record a great makeup tutorial, Sephora is a one-off option. Zipporah Collection also offers 30% off, with unlimited use for the duration of the promotion in-store and online; no promo code needed.

Tell me what are your Sephora beauty essentials!

This is an article sponsored by Sephora.


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