Deals Too Good to Pass Up

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 beauty deals and reviews for 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 I can write freely.

Recent Articles

I never publish new articles more than twice a day. There are days where I do not post anything. Whenever a lot of deals come out at once, I will pick the ones I like best to feature. You will always get every detail I can think of in everything I write, so I promise this will never become a blog where the pictures do all the talking. My pictures have no filters or blurring effects, so you will see my imperfections when a product highlights it. Photos have natural light whenever possible to make sure products are true to color. Flashes are only used when lighting is necessary.

The Edit Section

Many of my articles track beauty deals, sales, promotions, subscriptions, offers, GWP, coupons, discounts, and more. The post may only contain limited information when it goes up. As more information gets released or in some cases I can offer reviews, I edit the articles. This keeps everything regarding a deal in one place, which I find more efficient for the reader and easier for anyone to track patterns. Whenever I come back and review something that was initially a notification article, I will list it below.

The 2019 Sephora Sun Safety Kit got reviewed.

My Edit Sale Haul got reviewed.

The tarte Icy Betch Palette got reviewed.

The FabFitFun Spring 2019 Editor’s Box got reviewed.

The Birchbox Limited Edition Floral Favorites Box got reviewed.

The 2019 Beautylish Lucky Bag got reviewed.

The FabFitFun Winter 2018 (really 2019) Editor’s Box got reviewed.

The Target Beauty Box January 2019 got reviewed.

The Birchbox Limited Edition The Luxe Box got reviewed.

Reviews

During slower deal periods, I focus on beauty product reviews. I try a lot of products, so I do not write dedicated reviews on most of them. To make sure I review as many things as possible, I place everything I finish in my Empties articles and anything I love from that list in my FabuFinds. Things that I love but cannot finish any time soon make my Favorites articles, and the best ones even make my Top 10. Makeup products I do not love enough to finish go to the Wasteland, and some even make the Bottom 10. Mini reviews for everything in my Foil Challenge are always available. Type a product name, brand, or retailer into the search bar to see any place I’ve discussed it.

Deal or No Deal? Detailed reviews should always answer that question. You may think you got a great deal on something you’ve never tried. Then, you purchase it and find out it was a waste of money. It happens to all of us. Whenever I spotlight a product, I like to go in-depth on everything I can think of. My goal is to anticipate questions before they’re asked. Vague reviews that never tell me if the product is actually worth it or not are not helpful, so let me know if you find something in a dedicated review I can give more information on. I will always mention when I receive something free, but getting something free will not affect my review. Full disclosure is important to me.

Free Beauty Samples

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.

Beauty Sweepstakes and Giveaways

My Giveaway runs through May 27th.

If you’re feeling lucky, enter a Sweepstakes or Giveaway.

Beauty Subscription Boxes

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.

See my 2018 Comparison between Birchbox and Sephora Play.

Birthday Beauty Gifts

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.

The Gift With Purchase Kings

Large offers from The Big Three are almost always available, so I do not list small offers.

Clinique GWPEstee Lauder GWP, and Lancome GWP

Getting The Best Deal

Generals tips on getting the best deal get edited when I discover something new. The idea is putting everything you need to know in one place so you know how to approach each purchase. I also edit my detailed lists for specific retailers, including: SephoraUlta, JulepBirchboxTarget, and Walmart.

Get Paid to Shop Online

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.

ebatesMrRebatesMyPointsShopatHomeSwagbucks, and TopCashback

Happy Shopping

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!

Recent Standout Beauty Offers

Retailer pages are static so content across the site is constantly updated. 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.

Birchbox Deals- The Floral Favorites Limited Edition Box is $52. See my review.

-See subscription welcome offers, subscriber exclusive deals, and all shop offers.

FabFitFun- The FabFitFun Summer Subscription Box is on sale now. Use code FAB10 to get 20% off FabFitFun Summer 2019 Box (click for spoilers). 

-Use code SUNKISSED to get 40% off ($20) and start your subscription with the Spring 2019 Editor’s Box (click for review). 

Neiman Marcus Deals- 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’re already signed up for Beauty Cue offers, use code PAMPER for the following samples with a $50 beauty purchase.

Sephora Deals- See the Calendar for all major Sephora Promotions.

-Shop Sephora Sale items.

-New perks release in the Sephora Rewards Bazaar every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-5pm PST. Read tips for the program. See 50-500 Point Perks of note and Point Perks 750+.

-Use code ALLYOURS for 2 0.16oz Yves Saint Laurent samples: All Hours Foundation (choose from 4 shades), and Top Secrets Pore Refiner with a $45 purchase. 

-VIB and Rouge members -Use code BRIGHTTRIO for 3 deluxe samples from AMOREPACIFIC: 0.17oz Treatment Enzyme Peel, 0.1oz Youth Revolution Concentrator, and 0.16oz Essential Crème Fluid with a $35 purchase.

-Use code LOVEDRUNK to select a Drunk Elephant trial size duo from 0.17oz B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum and C-Firma Day Serum, or a 0.17oz T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial and Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil with a $35 purchase.

-Use code MYMATCH for a free foundation sample set in deep and two trial sizes with a $35 purchase.

-Use code PICKYOURS to select 3 samples with a $50 purchase, or 5 trial sizes with a $75 purchase.

-Use code PLAYTIME for a free Sephora Play Box (five top trial sizes plus a beauty bonus) with a $50 purchase. 

-VIB and Rouge members, use code SPRITZTORY for 3 deluxe samples from Tory Burch: 0.24oz Bel Azur an 0.24oz Nuit Azur with a $35 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 VIBALTERNA for a 0.85oz Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Leave-In Heat Protection Spray with a $35 purchase.

-VIB and Rouge members- Use code VIBCHAMP for two deluxe samples from Perricone MD: a 0.25oz Face Finishing Moisturizer, and a 0.13oz Hypoallergenic Eye Cream with a $35 purchase.

-VIB and Rouge members- Use code VIBNOURISH for two 1oz samples from MARAJO: Deep Treatment Butter, and Nourishing Cleansing Creme with a $35 purchase.

-VIB and Rouge members- Use code VIBTINGLY for a 0.34oz Knockout Tingling Treatment 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).

The 2019 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit is out. See its article

Ulta Deals See the Calendar for all major Ulta Beauty Promotions.

-Receive a free 28-piece Bag with a $70 purchase. Valid 05/18/19 – 05/23/19.

-Receive a free 11-piece Lip Sampler with a $70 purchase. Valid 05/22/19 only!

-The Spring 2019 Gorgeous Hair Event runs from 05/12/19 – 06/01/19. See its article for details on all steals, hot buys, GWP, try me kits, and more.

-Receive a free 3-piece Gift Tote of Your Choice with a $19.50 Ulta Beauty Makeup, Brushes, and Beauty Tools purchase. Valid 05/12/19 – 06/01/19.

-Use code 704036 for $5 off a $15 Ulta Beauty Collection Purchase. Valid 03/17/19 – 06/01/19.

Walgreens Deals- New customers, use code 15WELCOME for 15% off a $50 purchase on your first order. Some exclusions apply.


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18 thoughts on “Deals Too Good to Pass Up

  1. Southern Belle

    i already used my prestige 20% off coupon on an online order, can i use the instore printable one to receive another 20% off discount on prestige items in store? Thanks!

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  2. Southern Belle

    I am not sure when you posted your bold update -I am so sorry that you are in such pain and whatever you are going through right now 😦 I wish God gives you much strength and showers you with love during this time.

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  3. zombiemetroant

    K, I am so sorry that you are going through these hardships! We hope and pray that God grants you the strength to get through this difficult time and please know you are not alone. We miss you terribly ❤ Sending you much love!!

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  4. notcreative Post author

    Thank you. I think about you ladies all the time and feel weird shopping Sephora without logging into BT. As soon as I am ready to resume thread responsibilities, I will return.

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  5. jennifer

    Hope you are doing well Kim. I think about you all the time. I came onto your site to see if you post here at all and I just noticed you commented so I want to say Hi and wish you well. Sending my love and prayers to you!! xo Jen from BT

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  6. notcreative Post author

    Thanks, Jen. I am just trying to take things one day at a time and am keeping things light, no thread or blog responsibilities. I really do miss everyone and appreciate the sentiments.

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  7. PaletteAddict99

    Just wanting to send you tons of love and many prayers 💓🙏🏻 you’re sorely missed on BT but we all want the best for you and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers daily ❤

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  8. notcreative Post author

    Yes, the subscribe buttons are in the right column from a desk top or click the follow button at the very bottom of each screen from mobile. Subscribing to emails gives you the chance to get a weekly recap email or an email for each post.

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