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 I can write freely.
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 filtering 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.
Many of my articles track deals and get updated as new information releases, so I am constantly editing 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. Some articles get posted up front to share the deal and edited with a review after the products come in. Whenever that happens, I will let you know below once the review is ready.
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.
During slower deal periods, I focus on 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.
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.
My Giveaway runs through January 31st.
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.
See my 2018 Comparison between Birchbox and Sephora Play.
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. 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: Sephora, Ulta, Julep, Birchbox, Target, and Walmart.
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!
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.
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’re already signed up for Beauty Cue offers, use code GOALS for the following samples with a $50 beauty purchase.
-Use code GOBIG for the Make an ENTRANCE sample bag of foils with a $45 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members -Use code HELLOCLEAR for four deluxe Clinique samples: a 0.5oz Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, a 0.5oz Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, a 0.5oz Blackhead Solutions 7 Day Deep Pore Cleanser and Scrub, and a 0.68oz Blackhead Solutions Self-Heating Blackhead Extractor with a $35 purchase.
-Use code SLEEP to select a deluxe overnight sample with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code SOTARTE for a three deluxe tarte samples: a 0.07ozSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder, a 0.16oz Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara, and a 0.07oz Amazonian Clay 12-hr Highlighter 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 VIBGRAPES for three deluxe samples from Caudalie: a 0.33oz Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, a 0.16oz Premier Cru Eye Cream, and a 0.33oz Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet 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 two deluxe samples from tarte: a 0.34oz Knockout Tingling Treatment, and a 0.25oz Deep Dive Cleansing Gel Rainforest of the Sea with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code YESYSL for two deluxe Yves Saint Laurent samples: a 0.06oz VINYL MASCARA #1, and a 0.05oz ROUGE PUR COUTURE in 01 Red with a $45 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).
-Receive a free 11-piece Hair Sampler with a $50 hair purchase. Valid 01/17/19 – 01/19/19.
-Receive a free 6-piece Foundation Bag with a $25 makeup purchase. Valid 01/18/19-01/25/19.
-Receive a free deluxe Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero with any Eyeshadow Palette purchase. Valid 01/25/19 only!
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