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.

Sephora Collection Holy Sheet – It arrived!


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 October 31st.

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- Limited Edition: Birchbox x Vogue: Transformation. See my review.

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

Causebox- Use code HANNAH30 for 30% off a Fall 2019 Subscription Box (click for review). 

FabFitFun- Use code FAB50 to get 50% off ($25) a FabFitFun Fall 2019 Box subscription.

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 STAYCOOL 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+.

-The Weekly Wow had a brief comeback before disappearing again.

-VIB an Rouge members -Use code COOLNCLEAN for 3 0.13oz samples from Biossance: Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel, and Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Mask with a $35 purchase.

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

-Use code FOURFAVES to select 4 foundation samples with a $60 purchase.

-VIB and Rouge members -Use code GLOWITHIT for 2 deluxe samples from fresh: 0.67oz Black Tea Firming Eye Serum, and 0.1oz Black Tea Eye Cream Concentrate with a $35 purchase.

-Use code NESTMINI for a free 1oz NEST Grapefruit Mini Votive Candle with a $40 fragrance purchase.

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

-Use code SURPRISEME to choose a deluxe sample with a $25 purchase.

-Use code THEGREATS for a 0.17oz PAT McGRATH Fetish Eyes Mascara 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 VIBTINGLY for a 0.34oz tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment, and a 0.25oz Deep Dive Cleansing Gel Rainforest of the Sea 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 Sephora Holiday Bonus is coming! See its article for more details. 

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

-Receive a free 19-piece Hair Beauty Bag with an $50 hair purchase. Valid 10/18/19 through 10/20/19.

-The Ulta Beauty Stars Halloween Event runs 10/17/19 through 10/21/19. See its article for more details.

-Receive a free 3-piece Lancome gift (Dual Finish Highlighter sample, Fix It and Forget It, and Powder Brush) with a Teint Idole 24H Longwear Purchase. Valid 10/18/19 through 10/26/19.

-Receive a free Prada Candy Eau de Parfum deluxe mini & Prada Candy Lipgloss with a $40 purchase. Valid 10/25/19 only! *The link and photo should go live once the offer does.

-The Gorgeous Hair Event runs 10/06/19 through 10/26/19See its article for more details.

20% off Prestige coupons went out to select accounts on 10/13/19. They are valid through 10/26/19.

Walgreens Deals- Use code SLEEK to get 10% off Sleek Makeup or code CYO to get 10% off CYO Cosmetics through December 31st.

Disclosure: Direct, Referral, Pay-to-Shop, and Affiliate links

23 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.

    Liked by 1 person

  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!!

    Liked by 1 person

  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.


  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.


  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 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  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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