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.
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.
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.
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.
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 April 21st.
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.
The Gift With Purchase Kings
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!
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.
FabFitFun- The FabFitFun Summer Subscription Box will go on sale soon, but both Spring Boxes are still available.
-Shop Sephora Sale items.
-Use code MYMATCH for a free foundation sample set in deep and two trial sizes with a $35 purchase.
-Use code SEVENSCENT for 7 fragrance vials, and a mini Bite Beauty Lipstick 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 Spring Bonus Discount is coming! For the first time ever, Rouge members get 20% off in person or online using code HEYROUGE from April 26th through May 6th. VIB members get the usual 15% off in person or online using the code HEYVIB from May 2nd through May 6th. Beauty Insider Members get the usual 10% in person or online using code HEYINSIDER from May 2nd through May 6th.
-This Free Tote with a $40 Fragrance Purchase released 04/21/19 and is available through 05/12/19.
-The 15% off prestige coupon for UltaMate members was extended through 04/21/19 and a new code was issued.
-The 20% off prestige coupon for Platinum and Diamond members was extended through 04/21/19 and a new code was issued.
-Use code 704036 for $5 off a $15 Ulta Beauty Collection Purchase. Valid 03/17/19 – 06/01/19.
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