If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
If you have to buy it, get the best deal. A low price is not always a good deal, and a high price is not always a deal breaker. Some products are worth purchasing at full-price, some are worth purchasing on sale, and others are not worth purchasing at all. I share deals and reviews for all beauty products from low to high-end. Most reviews come from items I purchase myself. All beauty products sent for consideration get reviewed, and I will at times review other items. Reviews will always reflect my opinion, and I will not accept products unless this is understood.
My blog is detailed so I put a lot of time and thought into each article in my attempt to answer questions I perceive will come before they’re even asked. Those who appreciate details will hopefully enjoy the content. People who prefer blogs where the pictures do most of the talking may not. No filtering or blurring effects are ever used so when a product highlights imperfections in my skin, you will see it. Photos are taken in natural light whenever possible to ensure products are true to color. Flashes generally alter the way the product looks in person, but there are times when the flash or lighting is necessary.
I never publish new articles more than twice a day, and there are days where I do not post anything. When there are a lot of deals coming out at once, I will pick the ones I like best to feature. Others may get posted, but I will post slower than bloggers who post more often or combine a lot of topics into one post. Thus, this should not be your only deal source. Deal lovers need options. During slower deal periods, I will focus on reviews. Many of my articles are set up at the beginning of the year and get edited as new information releases. Retailer pages are static so content across the site is constantly updated. Use the search bar or drop down menu in the right column for articles on a specific topic.
To get deals up in a timely manner, I post an article on the deal first. Posting the deal and editing the review in later keeps all information for that deal in one article. That makes it easier for readers to reference later without pulling multiple articles. Having everything needed on a deal or event in a single place is also why I post up to a year of some offers in one article instead of creating a new article every time. After I receive and/or test product(s), I will edit the article to provide more details and any applicable pictures of me wearing color items. Articles linked below were recently edited.
The How to Hygee Limited Edition Birchbox arrived.
The Sephora Favorites 2018 Sun Safety Kit arrived.
The Target Beauty Boxes ALL THE MASKS (Hello Radiance), (Hello) BeYOUtiful, and Wakeup to Makeup (Hello Gorgeous) arrived.
The Walgreens Beauty Enthusiasts GWP arrived.
The Birchbox x Vogue: Transformation Limited Edition Box arrived.
The Target Beauty Box for March 2018, Hello Spring, arrived.
The Find Your Happy January 2018 Birchbox arrived, and the mascara primer is full-sized! Buying this from the shop is cheaper than buying the mascara primer separately.
The Target Beauty Boxes for January 2018 arrived, and I shared my first impressions.
Deal or No Deal? Detailed reviews will always answer that question. In a thorough review, I can determine whether something is a deal or not. I will always mention when I receive something free, but getting something free will not affect my review. My in-depth reviews and retailer pages cover: program descriptions, offers, promo codes, looks, swatches, tips, deal breakdowns, hits, misses, and more. Deal discoveries and articles include reviews of all products I’ve tried unless I finish them quickly. If I finish something quickly, the review may only appear in Fabufinds or Finished Products articles. Everything I’ve tried gets reviewed so you will know whether I still like the “deal” once I’ve used the item. Type a product name, brand, or retailer into the search bar to see any place I’ve discussed it.
Some items are really available for no charge at all. I only list ones I’ve tested and/or received. If I am unsure an offer is legit, I will not list it. My Free Samples page always has a general listing of sites.
If you’re feeling lucky, enter a Sweepstakes or Giveaway.
Subscription Boxes are a wonderful way to get great deals if you like trying new things, but you should avoid them if you already know exactly what you like. It’s only a good deal if you’re using the items. Find subscriptions that appeal to you.
From completely free items to special birthday gifts with purchase, a lot of retailers have birthday offers, so remember to give your birthdate when you register.
Large offers from The Big Three are almost always available so I do not list small offers.
Generals tips on getting the best deal get edited when I discover something new. I also edit my detailed lists for specific retailers, including: Sephora, Ulta, Julep, Birchbox, Target, and Walmart. The idea is putting everything you need to know in one place so you know how to approach each purchase.
If you’re shopping online, participating in multiple Pay-to-Shop Programs can help maximize your deal by giving you access to more: discount codes, retailers, percentages of cash back, bonus offers, and more.
Expired offers get removed when I update. Remember to try any offer not yet updated, because some offers get extended or recycled. If I am missing any great offers, please let me know. Thanks in advance!
Only recent offers are below. The individual deal pages (linked in the right column) include: these offers, older offers, ongoing promotions, recycling promotions, program descriptions, important tips, free shipping minimums, sample offers, historical promotion data, links to articles I’ve written, and more. You can also look for deals and articles for a specific brand or retailer using the search bar. Pages get updated by reader demand so popular retailers are more up to date.
Neiman Marcus- Join Beauty Cue. Members receive exclusive codes to redeem with a beauty purchase. A valid Cue registered email address is required to redeem the code. If you’ve registered, the current code is SUNPREP.
-or HEYSUMMER to select 5 samples with a $75 purchase.
-Use code SURPRISEME to choose a deluxe sample from a large assortment of options with a $25 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code VIBDUO for a 0.24oz Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge member- Use code VIBZEN for three 0.16oz samples from Amore Pacific: The Essential Creme Fluid, Vintage Single Extract Essence, and Botancial Radiance Oil with a $35 purchase.
-Use code YOURGIFT for your choice of a special deluxe sample with a $25 purchase. (This is a recycling code so there may be times when nothing is attached).
-Sephora celebrates Moms May. All beauty insiders get 3x points on any fragrance purchase from 4/30/18 through 05/13/18. This event repeats each year. It is a Mother’s Day promotion.
-Receive a free deluxe Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion with any Eyeshadow Palette purchase. Valid 05/21/18 only.
-Receive a 29-piece gift with a $65 purchase. Valid 05/19/18 – 05/22/18.
The next prestige coupon will probably not release until June or July. Those looking for one expensive drugstore item can use code 616674 for 20% off one item. Unless the item is over $17.50, the $3.50 off $15 is a better coupon. Expires 06/02/18.
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