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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Free Shipping + Deep Discounts on theBalm, Essie, Cargo, Stila and More

There's nothing better than deep discounts + free shipping when it comes to beauty deals, right? Well I have just that for you today!

I couldn't sleep (thus this post at 2:30AM!) and I was checking out the beauty deals over at when I came across some items that I had to let you know about ASAP.  I don't know how long these will stay in stock, so let's get right to it...

Friday, December 19, 2014

Spotted: NEW Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara by Kate Moss and New Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick Shades

Last week when I posted pics of the new Rimmel Matte Lip Velvets, Provocalips, etc., reader Florence mentioned in the comments that she was hoping that Rimmel would release some new Kate Moss lipstick shades (it feels like it has been forever since we've seen new shades in that line, right?). Well guess what, Florence? Your wish came true! And we've got a new Kate Moss mascara as well.

Many thanks to two lovely readers for this one. First up, longtime reader Kathryn spotted the new Rimmel Kate Moss mascara and lipstick display at her local Walgreens last week and kindly shared this pic:

image credit: Kathryn for Nouveau Cheap
NEW Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara by Kate Moss and
New Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick Shades at Walgreens

Keep reading for more pics and info...

Zoya Pixie Dust Last Chance BOGOFREE Sale Now Through 12/21

I want to thank longtime reader KD here on the blog and reader @swatchalittle on Instagram for the tip about this one. The Zoya Pixie Dust polishes are going bye-bye and they're BOGOFREE now through 12/21:

Love PixieDust? This is your chance to go pixie crazy and stock up on them all! NOW - Sunday 12/21 at 11:59pm EST, BOGO on ALL PixieDust shades! 

If you love the Pixie Dust polishes, get them while you still can! Click HERE and enter code PXD at check to receive the BOGOFREE discount. If you need more info, click HERE for the fine print on this offer.

Thanks again, KD and @swatchalittle, for this tip!

PS: Need swatches? Jen has some beautiful ones HERE, HERE and HERE

First Impressions: Urban Decay Little Perversions Set (On Sale at Sephora for $24)

NOTE: Before I get into this post, I want to make sure you know that Sephora has JUST added a ton of new items to their sale page HERE, including Sephora polishes for $1 each (regularly $5), and lots of products from Make Up For Ever, Tarte and other brands. So get over there and check out those deals before they sell out. (Thanks to reader on Instagram for the tip about those $1 polishes!)

Which brings me to the Urban Decay Little Perversions Set. I ordered this a little while ago on the Sephora site for $24 and after I ordered it, it went out of stock. But I just noticed that it's BACK in stock today, so that's why I'm doing this first impressions post. I thought you might want to hear my thoughts about it since it's once again available for $24 (regularly $45). So let's take a look!

 Urban Decay Little Perversions Set 
(retail: $45; currently on sale at Sephora for $24 - $75 value)

Keep reading for a closer look...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Spotted: NEW Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow Quads

It's been a while since Neutrogena released new products, right? I was trying to think of the last new release I covered from Neutrogena and can you believe it was their BB cream back in January of this year? Well that's about to change, since they just released some new eyeshadow quads! I honestly can't remember the last eyeshadows that Neutrogena released--heck, besides the BB cream, the most recent release that I can think of was the Long Wear Foundation which I posted about exactly a year ago. So yeah, new products from Neutrogena are long overdue, I'd say!

Thanks to two lovely readers, I have some pics of the new eyeshadow quads to share with you today--take a look!

image credit: @linsview for Nouveau Cheap
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer Quads

Many thanks to reader @linsview on Instagram for the above pic. She spotted this display at her local Bed Bath & Beyond this week and was nice enough to share this pic. As you can see, there are six quads in this display.

Keep reading for a closer look...

HOT Deals on Urban Decay

I want to thank several of you for the following tips! There are LOTS of great deals on various Urban Decay products/sets right now--check it out:

Now through 12/31, Urban Decay is offering free shipping on all orders (no minimum required, no code required). To go with this, there are lots of great deals on their SALE PAGE HERE, including the Ten 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set for $29 (regularly $52) pictured above. Also, if you spend $50 or more, you get a FREE limited edition Electric Travel Bag (no code required). And remember that with every order you make between now and 12/31 you'll get a coupon good toward your next purchase, or possibly more. If you placed any orders during their Black Friday flash sales then you know what I'm talking about, because they were including coupons with orders during that time as well.

Keep reading for more Urban Decay deals...

Battle of the Pumpkin Lip Balms: Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice vs. ChapStick Pumpkin Pie

Admit it. It's the question that's been keeping you up at night:

Which limited edition pumpkin-flavored lip balm is better--Burt's Bees or ChapStick?  

OK but seriously, since these are limited edition flavors and they're only available for the holidays, I thought it might be fun to give you a little side-by-side comparison and tell you which one is my personal favorite. Are you ready? Let's do this!

Burt's Bees Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm
ChapStick Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm

Keep reading for the (not so) epic battle of the balms...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unboxing: Zoya Cyber Monday 2014 Mystery Bag & Box

If you caught my post on Cyber Monday, then you know that I was pretty excited about this one-day-only Zoya Mystery Bag & Box, and I ordered one before I even published my blog post that day! This deal was only available on Cyber Monday and even though I don't like to post about things that you can no longer purchase, I wanted to show you the contents so that we have a reference in case Zoya does one again next year. Also, I know that some of you who did NOT order this box were curious about the contents, so here you go!

Zoya Cyber Monday 2014 Mystery Bag & Box
(retail: $15 + free shipping on the Zoya website)

Keep reading for pics...

Unboxing: Target Cyber Monday 2014 Beauty Box

If you weren't reading my blog during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness, then you might have missed the Target deal I posted about during that time. I know a LOT of you were able to get these special Target Cyber Monday Beauty Boxes (not to be confused with the regular beauty boxes that Target releases a few times a year) and I ordered one myself because they were just too good to pass up!

These boxes are no longer available on the Target site, but if you weren't able to get one (or even if you did get one), I thought you might like to see what I received in the box I ordered. The last thing I ever want to do is "rub it in" and show you things that are no longer available but, at the same time, I like to document these types of boxes here on the blog so that the NEXT time Target offers a beauty box, we have this post for comparison.

That said, there were three different boxes to choose from on the Target site on Cyber Monday, and I only ordered one of the boxes called the For Her Box. It retailed for $10 with free shipping:

Target Cyber Monday For Her Beauty Box
(retail: $10 + free shipping on the Target website)

Keep reading for a peek inside...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jordana 30% Off Sale (and Recommendations)

My sick boyfriend's taking a nap, so I had some time to do a proper post about this one. Many thanks to reader Reina for the tip about this Jordana sale!

NOTE: for those new to Jordana, they are the sister company to Milani. I'm a long-time fan of Jordana, so I have several products that I can personally recommend. I'll link to them below if you need some ideas.

Now through 12/22, receive 30% off sitewide on the Jordana website with code HOLIDAY30 at checkout. You get everyday free shipping on orders $25+, no code required. Shipping on orders under $25 is $5.

Since I know that some of you have a hard time finding Jordana products locally (they are sold at Walgreens and Kmart nationwide, but I know that some products are harder to find in-store), this is a fantastic time to stock up on your favorites or try something new. 

Keep reading for my personal recs...


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