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Friday, November 28, 2014

Ulta Cyber Monday Preview is Live

In case you haven't seen enough great deals from Ulta lately (I know, I know!) I just wanted to let you know that the Ulta Cyber Monday preview is now up:

You can CLICK HERE to view everything that's going to be available on Cyber Monday. This is an online-only event (duh, it's Cyber Monday) and it begins at 9PM EST on 11/30 (NOTE: That's what I'm assuming based on the ad above, since starting at 9PM on Cyber Monday seems a bit late. But this could be a typo and the sale could start on 12/1 at 9AM CST. I'm trying to find out and will confirm for you ASAP). 

Some highlights:

LORAC Champagne Dreams Eyeshadow Palette for $15
(check out Amber's review/swatches HERE)

30% off Real Techniques (entire line)

ButterLONDON nail lacquers 2/$15

Smashbox On the Rocks Lipstick Trio $12

40% off Boots products (entire line)

NOTE: At this time I do not know if Ulta will continue to offer their "free shipping on all orders $25+" promotion or if there will be a special shipping deal for Cyber Monday. I guess we'll have to wait and see!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Sale Update

Well today's the day, my fellow beauty bargain shoppers! I hope you all have recovered nicely from yesterday's festivities (if you're in the US) and I hope you were able to get some great beauty deals last night and today. If not, don't worry because more fantastic beauty deals are coming for Cyber Monday!

Speaking of, I just did a HUGE update to my Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Round-Up HERE and I added lots of new brands/deals. Some of these sales are live NOW, some are ONLY for today, and some won't go live until Monday. So be sure to check the dates in my listings and plan accordingly.

As for my own Black Friday hauls, I'm happy I was able to get all of the $10 Sephora deals that I wanted before some of them sold out, and I also get the Urban Decay $10 Ammo Box deal--I'm such a sucker for their old-school shades. But that's far! I'm really tempted to take advantage of the EcoTools deal (listed in my round-up)...anything tempting YOU right now?

PS: I want to give a HUGE thank-you to everyone reading this for your love and support of this blog, and for all of the tips you've shared not only during this crazy time, but all year around. This blog would be absolutely nothing without you, and not a day goes by that I am not reminded of that through your generosity and your kind gestures. I love you all so very much, and I am so incredibly grateful for your friendship.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ulta One-Day-Only Thanksgiving Sale is Live NOW

Heads up, Ulta shoppers!

In case you haven't heard, Ulta is having one-day-only Thanksgiving Sale that is live NOW and runs through 5PM CST 11/27 (or while supplies last).

CLICK HERE for the $10 & Under Deals
CLICK HERE for the $20 & Under Deals
CLICK HERE for the $30 & Under Deals

And remember that you get free shipping on orders over $25, no code required. Also remember that the Ulta Black Friday deals are right around the corner--you can view them, as well as all the other Black Friday beauty deals I know about so far, HERE.

If you'd like to see what I'm the most exciting about when it comes to this Thanksgiving sale, keep reading...

Urban Decay Flash Sale Update

MANY of you asked if I knew what time the Urban Decay Black Friday/Cyber Monday Flash Sales would go live on the site (last year I seem to recall them going live at 6AM Pacific). Well, I think this year they're doing things a bit differently:

At exactly 10PM Pacific tonight (11/26), I received the above email stating that the first flash sale (the Badass Lip Set) was now live on the UD site. So it APPEARS that each flash sale will go live at around 10PM Pacific each night (if you missed the list of deals for the next few days, CLICK HERE to view my Black Friday Round-Up).

I received this email at 10PM Pacific and promptly clicked the link at 10PM Pacific, but I was already getting the dreaded 404 Error. So I'm wondering if this set was available PRIOR to the email going out to subscribers? I have no idea, but comments on the UD Facebook page are indicating that this lipstick set sold out within 10 minutes of going live, whenever it actually did go live (I have no idea whether or not that's true, but as of the time of this post I'm still getting the error's now 10:30PM Pacific).

If you try to snag any of these deals within the next few days, I suggest you log on prior to 10PM Pacific and refresh until the sale appears. Hopefully you have a better chance that way.

 May the (makeup) Force be with you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Large Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale Update

I've been adding to and updating the Black Friday beauty sale round-up all day, with more updates to come! If you haven't checked it out in a while, definitely click HERE for a look.

Thanks again to everyone who has contributed info to that list--you have no idea how much I appreciate it!

Monday, November 24, 2014

HOT deals on LORAC, Zoya, Beauty Brands and more!

I don't recall there being so many great deals leading up to Black Friday in past years, but that's leaving a weird hole in my coverage because these sales don't fall into the Black Friday Round-Up category or the Ongoing Holiday Beauty Sale Round-Up category. So I figured I better just do a blog post and cover them here!

First up, LORAC is on HauteLook right now through Saturday morning and they even have the Skinny Palettes (even the hard-to-find PLUM SKINNY PALETTE) for $12 each. Do NOT wait if you're thinking about that one because I have a feeling it will sell out (the Nude Skinny Palette is already gone).

Keep reading for more great deals going on NOW...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (11/23 - 11/29)

I'm not doing a Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sale Wrap-Up this week, because I already did one! Black Friday is THIS Friday (can you believe it?) so the drugstore sales for this week are already listed in my Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Round-Up HERE.

PS: I added lots of new brands/retailers to that list, and I will adding more like crazy in the days to come. So definitely keep checking's going to be a hectic next few days, for sure. 

PPS: As always, if you know of any Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals NOT listed in my round-up, I would so appreciate if you'd comment on that post and filled us in. Thanks so much!

The Lipstick League - week of 11.17.14


The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Do your beauty spending habits change during the holidays? Do you tend to purchase more (or less) beauty-related items for yourself at this time of year?

G's answer: I would love to say that I spend less on beauty products this time of year (since I really should be thinking about presents for others) but sadly, this is NOT the case. Too many great sales, limited edition collections and hot deals. Given the focus of my blog and how many deals I post about on a daily basis, it makes sense that sometimes I break. There are just too many temptations this time of year!

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Love for Lacquer - Jess has the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot to share with you PLUS how they compare to the individual boxed blushes!

My Beauty Bunny - Love multi-tasking products? Want baby-soft feet? Check out My Solemate - a moisturizing soap and light pumice-based stone all in one easy to use package! It's my new favorite shower gadget!

My Newest Addiction - Do you like to incorporate some holiday cheer into your makeup this time of year? Laura shares with us her three favorite Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks for the holidays!

Nouveau Cheap - Having a hard time keeping track of all the beauty deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday? G’s got your back.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Spotted: NEW Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extensions Kit

If you're a mascara person, then I'm sure you know that two-step fiber mascaras are HUGE right now. I'm old enough to remember the previous wave of fiber mascaras, which were kind of a hot mess (for me, at least) since they used to flake all over the place and irritate my eyes like crazy.

That said, this new generation of fiber mascaras seems to be much improved, but many of them are on the pricey side. Too Faced Better Than False Lashes will set you back $35, while Australian brand Cherry Blooms Brush On Fiber Eyelash Extension Kit retails for $59. I could go on and on, but you get the point. They're not cheap.

But that's where drugstore brands come in! If you follow me on Instagram, just today I spotted a new two-step fiber mascara from Kleancolor for $1.50 at Daiso. And reader Michelle (@chaliboo on Instagram) just spotted this new kit from Physicians Formula at her local Bed Bath & Beyond:

image credit: Michelle for Nouveau Cheap
NEW Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extensions Kit

PLEASE NOTE: I do not see the word "fiber" printed anywhere on this display. However, this is a two-step kit that very much looks like popular fiber mascara systems (a few of which I linked to above). So I'm guessing that this is a  fiber-like system.

Keep reading for more info...

Spotted: NEW 2015 Physicians Formula Nude Wear Products

Attention Physicians Formula fans! If you've been following my posts for the last few weeks, then you know that there are lots of new PF products now popping up in stores, with even more to come (check out my Physicians Formula tag HERE to catch up if you missed my previous posts).

And now we've got three new Nude Wear products for 2015! I have some pics to share with you thanks to reader Michelle (@chaliboo on Instagram), who spotted this display at her local Bed Bath & Beyond this week. Take a look!

image credit: Michelle for Nouveau Cheap
NEW 2015 Physicians Formula Nude Wear Products

A new highlighting stick, liquid foundation + applicator and some powder highlighters! Keep reading for a closer look...


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