At Christmastime, I agonized over what to get my son’s daycare teachers. There are 12 of them – and even though he has his two main teachers, they all have interaction with him and take excellent care of him. So I needed to buy 12 gifts to show my appreciation, without breaking the bank. $10 each seemed doable, except that most gifts under $10 are utter crap and you’d rather give nothing at all than give someone a $10 junk present.
After almost settling on an uninspired gift (it was so blah, I can’t even remember what it was), Bath & Body Works had a sale on its 3-Wick Candles: 2 for $22. The 3 Wick Candles are a good size (14.5 oz) and usually $20 each, so this was a steal. I snatched up 12 candles in holiday scents for $132—and saved $108! It’s true that I went over my $10 per gift limit (only by $1), but it was okay because I also scored free shipping—and the candles conveniently showed up on my doorstep in mint condition. So it all evened out. But most important, the teachers LOVED their candles and raved for months about how wonderful they smell and how long they last.
Mother’s Day is coming up. It’s also prime time for baby and bridal showers right about now. Better yet, why not treat yourself? You deserve it. There are a lot of new spring/summer scents that sound amazing—like Gelato, Lemon Mint Leaf, Garden Bouquet, Peach Bellini, Lakeside, Caribbean Escape and Sicilian Orange—to name a few.
Get free shipping with any purchase of $50 or more. Enter promo code BURN50—but, hurry, because that deal is only good today. The 2 for $22, 3-Wick Candles deal ends on April 21, 2013. No coupon needed for that.
This post title is actually misleading, as many sales have already started. Peruse the list below and let me know if there’s any deals/sales you know about that I’ve missed.
Happy shopping…and sayonara, savings account!
AHAVA WHEN: November 21 – 25
DEAL: Get 40% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.
Bath & Body Works WHEN: Now through December 24 DEAL #1: Free product (up to $13 value) with a minimum $10 purchase. Use code SHOPFREE10 at checkout.
Bath & Body Works WHEN: While supplies last DEAL #2: Get the 2012 V.I.P. Bag for $20 (it’s a $100 value) with any purchase of $40 or more. Use code VIP12 at checkout.
WHEN: Black Friday (November 23)
DEAL: Shoppers who spend $50 at Beauty Bar will receive an ultra-pampering gift with purchase from Philosophy. This exclusive gift set includes three of Philosophy’s newest offerings ($20 value): Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes, Eyes Wide Open Instant Refreshing and Depuffing Eye Gel, and The Microdelivery Exfoliating Body Wash. Enter code BBGWPBF at checkout.
WHEN: Cyber Monday (November 26)
DEAL: Shoppers who spend $100 will receive $20 off their purchase for one day only. Enter code BBCYBERMONDAY at checkout.
Becca Cosmetics WHEN: November 25 DEAL: Spend $75 and get a free mini Shimmering Skin Perfector and full-size Beach Tint. Spend $125 and get those two products plus two full-size Glossy Lip Tints and a Becca Brown Cosmetics Pouch. Plus, Becca is releasing a limited-edition nail color collection for $30.
Benefit Cosmetics WHEN: November 23 – November 25 DEAL: Spend $30 and get a FREE deluxe mini BADgal lash mascara. Spend $60 and also get a FREE deluxe mini the porefessional. Spend $90 and also get a deluxe mini sugarbomb. Enter STAYCATION at checkout. (more…)
I’m no pro makeup artist. But there’s one beauty technique that I’ve got down pat – the elusive cat eye. It requires patience and a steady paw…but once you put in a little practice, a ferosh fe-lined eye isn’t far off.
Besides practice, high-quality/easy-to-use products are the key to this look. I used three CoverGirl products to achieve this purr-fect cat eye. It was easy, breezy and beautiful – if I do say so myself. Here’s how I did it:
1) Apply the silver end of CoverGirl Smokey ShadowBlast – Onyx Smoke all over your lid – from the lash line and up past the crease. Also use it to trace the inner corner of your eye to make your peepers pop.
2) Line the top lid using CoverGirl LiquilineBlast Eyeliner – Black Fire. At the outer corner of the eye, curve the line up slightly. Figuring out the angle of the “flick” can be kind of tricky, so here’s a tip: aim for the point where your brow ends.
3) Apply CoverGirl LiquilineBlast Eyeliner – Black Fire to the waterline of the lower lid.
4) Create fierce fringe with CoverGirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara. This mascara is amazing, y’all. It features an innovative curved brush that lets you load up the volume without the clumps, even after 30 strokes!
See how simple it is? With these three CoverGirl products, you can go from “I don’t know how” to MEOW!
The Urban Decay Friends & Family Sale is happening RIGHT NOW at and ends on 10/13. Which makes now the perfect time to spoil yourself with all of those items that have been lingering on your wish list. Or take this opportunity to start your holiday shopping early. Here are my product picks:
Eyeshadow Primer Potion
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (Deviant, Stash and Zero are personal faves)
All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Enter promo code FFHOLIDAY12 at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase.