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.
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.
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 wrapped. The next one should start soon.
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.
-Shop Sephora Sale items.
-Use code ADVENTURE for a set of samples inside a sustainable beauty bag with a $50 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.
-Use code LOVESCENT to select a fragrance mini with a $35 purchase.
-Use code NESTMINI for a free 1oz NEST Grapefruit Mini Votive Candle with a $40 fragrance purchase.
-Use code SURPRISEME to choose a deluxe sample 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 YOUCHOOSE for 3 samples with a $50 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).
Get a free 10-piece sampler with a $60 purchase. Valid 11/14/19 only!
–Member Appreciation Fridays: Come back on Friday to see the offer.
-Free 9-piece Bag with an $17.50 Ulta Beauty Collection Makeup, Makeup Holiday Kits, Brushes, or Beauty Tools purchase. Valid 11/03/19 through 11/30/19.
-Receive a free 3-piece Mystery Gift and Stocking with a $35 online purchase. Valid 11/11/2019 through 11/20/2019.
Receive a free 3-Piece Luxury Candle Set with a $50 fragrance purchase. Valid 11/03/19 through 11/30/19.
-UltaMate members get 2x points, Platinum members get 3x points, and Diamond members get 4x points on all products and services. Valid 11/10/19 through 11/23/19.
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