This little code has been floating around the blogs now for a few days, but if you have missed it, here it is.
Get 40% off and free shipping on ANY purchase from the Stila Cosmetics website with STILAPRO this code is good until June 17th, so if you were planning on picking up anything from Stila now, here is the time!!!
For the first time, I know of, CVS has put all of there Sally Hansen cosmetics on sale, BOGO FREE!!! I have been dying to try out some of the Carmindy Natural Beauty line, and since I don’t an Ulta near me, I had to wait for CVS to go on sale.
Well for this week, all Sally Hansen products are BOGO Free, so now would be an excellent time to try out her products. I picked up two lipsticks today, and I’m planning on trying out her foundations as well.
Well… not really. LOL. As you all know by now, I am a lover of discounts especially when it comes to makeup and other items. During my search for the perfect discount, I have come across a few ways to get really good discounts on popular makeup brands. Some I already have – and others I hope to get sometime in the near future. All of these brands are quite popular with both the beauty junkies and people who live in the real world. So far there have been a few different ways to get discounts, and this guide will help you get them.
Becoming a brand Representative. This allows you to sell the brand to other people. Becoming a Rep allows you to purchase products at a substantial discount.
NYX Cosmetics – You guys HAD to know that this one was going to be on the top of the list. Well, if you sign up with NYX under the “B” Option, then you will get a huge kit with full sized samples. The kit now costs $100, but the kit that you receive is worth over $600 and you get a permanent 50% discount on all NYX products. That makes it a great steal. You can get more information on this program by searching through my NYX posts.
Mark. Cosmetics – Mark. is the baby sister of Avon. A couple of years ago I was talked into signing up with Avon to be a Rep. Lets just say that AVON is not all what it’s cracked up to be, and that being a Rep basically sucks unless you live and breathe Avon. However, this isn’t about AVON and signing up with them as a Rep. This is about signing up to be a MARK. Rep. It can cost either $10 or $20 to sign up with the brand. Mark. Reps get a permanent discount of 40% off cosmetics and skincare and 25% off jewelery and clothes. This is great, because Mark. produces some really great products and it would be very easy to recoup your $10 or $20 investment. I personally plan on signing up to be a Mark. Rep within the next couple of weeks, so that is something I am looking forward to. If you want more information on becoming a Mark. Rep, click here.
Getting a PRO discount. This one is a little bit harder than just signing up as Rep for brand. You have to have some sort of proof that you are a “Professional” Makeup Artist. This doesn’t always mean that you have to have a license, but proof that you have done some sort of makeup application at a wedding or for a play… you get the idea. Some PRO discounts are easier to get than others….
Nixie Cosmetics – Nixie is an up and coming makeup brand that is being heralded as the second coming of MAC. If you don’t believe me – checkout some Nixie tutorials on Youtube. Anyway – Nixie is offering a PRO discount of 40% off all products to anyone who has proof of being a makeup artist. One of the proofs that you can use is having a business card. The discount costs $15 and you can get more information about it here.
MAC Cosmetics – MAC has their own PRO discounts that offer a range of discounts from 20% to 40%. The 20% discount is for makeup students and the 40% is for the professional makeup artists. To get more information on their PRO programs, click here.
VIP or Brand Loyalty Programs. Some sights and companies offer discounts to customers who join a yearly program for a price and then that person gets a preset discount for the entire year. The price and discount differs for each company.
Spell Cosmetics. This is a relatively new mineral makeup company that has a lot of beauty junkies going crazy over. They offer a yearly program called Spell Girl VIP Membership and for $12 a year, you can get free shipping on any sized order and 25% off everything in the store. You also get a freebie with your membership which is either a shirt or a mineral eyeshadow. I personally plan on getting this membership soon! I am looking forward to trying this brand out. You can sign up for this program here.
Whole Sale Companies. Believe it or not, it is possible for regular customers to order from certain whole sale companies, however, the sites that I am going to mention require a minimum purchase amount. However, the sites are completely worth the min. purchase and I highly suggest ordering from these sites.
TKB Trading – This is a popular secret among the beauty bloggers and rightly so. This is a whole sale site that sells mineral makeup pigments and micas for a dirt cheap price. You can purchase TABLESPOON sized samples from this site for $1.50. For those of you who are not quite sure how much product this actually is, a tablespoon could easily fill a 20 GRAM jar with left over product. TKB Trading also sells empty sifter jars in 5, 10, 20 and 30 grams for a low price. There is a $20 min purchase and a $2 flat shipping rate. You can check out the site here.
Auraline Beauty – This is the newest site I’ve come across. This site is a whole sale site, that is believed to be one of the whole sale sites that supplies Coastal Scents with their AMAZINGLY popular palettes. They also sell cheap empty palettes that fit MAC sized eyeshadows. These palettes run about $7 and you can get a 15 slot palette and a 28 slot palette. The slots in the palette are slightly bigger than the MAC eyeshadows. However adding magnets to the bottom of the palette and the eyeshaows fix this problem. This site also sells makeup brushes, and while I have personally never played with them, I’ve heard good things about the quality, and most of the brushes are between $4 and $15, which makes them quite the steal. This site requires a $50 min purchase, so this may not be a normal spot to shop, but there is a $3 flat rate shipping fee, which makes it quite a nice place to shop, especially for the Coastal Scents palettes. You can check out this site here.
Happy discount shopping!
I don’t have as much money as I did in 2007, do you? Well, if you are one of the very lucky ones that has managed to not get hit by the economy, then rock on. But if you are like me and are squeaking by, then hang around and pick up a money saving tip or two.
*Look for the drugstore version of your favorite skincare product. When going to change products, always look at the ingredient list. The first have of the ingredients listed are the ones that make the product work. So compare those to your favorite more expensive product and choose the cheaper one with the closest ingredient match. One example of this is to look for the store brand dupes of certain products, such as the Walgreens or CVS versions. Same ingredients, cheaper price point.
*Don’t be afraid to try drugstore makeup brands. I am a proud drugstore hoe. I can’t imagine spending a butt-load of money on a lipgloss when something from L’Oreal would suffice. One of my tricks to save money is to go online and buy a lot of coupons for L’Oreal, Revlon, CoverGirl and any other drugstore brand I enjoy. I then wait and look at upcoming sales in CVS, Walgreens, and other stores to see what is going to be on sale, either 40% off or BOGO Free. I then use my coupons in conjunction with these sales to get some really banging deals on some pretty decent makeup without spending a lot of money. Coupons from Ebay seem like a stupid idea, but you can really save a lot of money that way.
* Along the lines of the previous tip, keep your eyes open when you browse these stores, because they have a tendency to clearance stuff out, escpecially when they need to make more room for new products coming out. I have gotten a lot of free products this way, with the use of coupons. I can’t even begin to tell you how good it feels to walk out of a store carrying $40-50 worth of stuff for $2 and change. And that included two bottles of toothpaste that I paid $1 a piece for.
So just because the economy sucks donkey balls right now, doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some new makeup and skincare, you just have to be smart about it. It definitely takes some practice to get your bargain hunting skills sharpened, but it’s a very enjoyable process!
Happy Bargain Hunting in 09!
AromaleighNEWS: November 28, 2008…
FRIDAY to FRIDAY 25% OFF SALE!!!
Everything is 25% OFF with code FRIDAY25 Enter code FRIDAY25 at checkout to receive your discount!
Sale runs 11/28-12/5 • Longer order processing times may apply! • *Offer does not apply to purchase of gift certificates. • Code must be used at time of order, no exceptions!
*Just a bit of advice- all third party “non Aromaleigh”- i.e. traditional cosmetics, skincare, brushes- are stocked in limited numbers. These will sell out quickly and you will receive a “this item is not available at this time” notice. All items are first come, first served. We don’t offer raincheck pricing for these items.
New Holiday Blast Limited Edition Eyes!
The colors are going fast! Don’t miss out…
“Holiday Blast is a rich, velvety and sparkling collection of high-impact shades that can be worn full-on for all of your holiday events and well into the New Year…”
We’ve done our best to capture the beauty and multi-dimensional quality of these shades, but like most of our recent collections, these are true vivid gems that can’t be completely captured on camera. Rich highlights and lowlights, interference sparkles and shimmer, contrasting glimmer. These shades are rich and dramatic and have got it all going on!
The 2008 Limited Edition Kit- “Must-Have Holiday”!
Your must-have limited edition 2008 Holiday kits are here!
This year’s kit is a wear-all combination of shades in glorious hues that will carry you through the holidays and beyond… Butterscotch, Allspice, Wintergreen, Mulberry and Amaretto..
Great Gift Ideas from our Holiday Boutique!
Create your own Custom Aromaleigh Gift Set! It’s fun and you choose the colors! Go Shopping!
“Little Gems” Lustrous Mineral Cosmetic Gift Sets- 8 Kits to choose from! Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz, Diamond, Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Diamond… Shop!
Build Your Own Custom Rocks! Sonic Gift Kit! Have a Glam Holiday! Shop
Pure Hue Shimmering Make Your Own Lipgloss Kit- Get Creative!
Full set of our fabulous lux brown full brushes! Shop!
Holiday 2007 Kits: Have you Been Naughty Or Nice? – Limited # of Kits back for 2008 Holiday Season!!! Shop!
“Ethereal” Pure Hue Glimmer Gift Pack Shop!
Rocks Sonic Eyes Color Mixer Kit #2 Shop!
“Yummy” Lip Balm Lovers Gift Pack Shop!
“Precious Metals” Pure Hue Shimmer Gift Pack- Shop!
New Bête Noire Eyeshadows!
“Bête Noire is a collection of 13 multi-dimensional, dramatic, and truly unique, enigmatic shades that evoke every woman’s hidden femme fatale… “
These shades are ultra-smooth, rich and highly pigmented. Photographs don’t even start to capture the intensity and inter-play of the pigments, lowlights and highlights within these shades. These are incredibly complex, unique colors!
HOLIDAY SPECIALS at Alice Cosmetics
Try our wonderful mineral makeup formulas, mascara, or best-selling Mini Miracle Cloth. Or give them as gifts! Each comes with our 25% off Holiday Coupon Card (the discount is good on any purchase through January 12, 2009). At $7, $10, or $14, any of these three Holiday Specials would make elegant stocking stuffers as well.
Holiday Miracle Cloth
Our Mini Miracle Cloth, packed in its own reclosable polypropylene bag with a descriptive insert, and our 25% off Holiday Coupon Card, packaged in our lovely green mesh drawstring bag. The bag is accented with an adorable three-dimensional glittery gold star. The price for this package (for your beauty addict friends or for yourself!) is $7.00. One modest purchase with the 25% holiday discount could more than cover the cost of this offering.
Alice Cosmetics’ creamy black mascara magnifies and lengthens lashes with a smooth consistency that resists clumping, flaking, and smudging. Its pH balanced formulation is great for sensitive eyes. Packaged in a stylish black mesh drawstring bag accented with our adorable glittery three-dimensional gold star, together with the 25% off Holiday Coupon Card. The special pricing for this gift is only $10.00 – that’s 25% less than the usual price of $12.99 for the mascara alone.
For just $14.00, select seven samples of your choice from our extensive, thoughtfully developed mineral makeup line. Choose from foundations, buffers, blushes, concealers, eye shadows, eyeliners, and bronzers. The seven sample jars come packaged together with our 25% off Holiday Coupon Card in our green mesh drawstring bag adorned with a festive, glittery gold star. An $18.00 value plus the 25% off holiday card.
Our mesh drawstring green and black bags with their glittery holiday stars are also available empty for $2.00 each. Choose any Alice Cosmetics mineral makeup item and give it as a gift in a bag.
Click HERE to view the specials!
From now through October 31, purchase any products from Alice Cosmetics and receive a 25% discount (shipping remains at the low cost of $5.95 for any size order.) This is a steeper across-the-board discount than is typically offered by other companies, so it is an excellent time to try Alice Cosmetics or stock up on your favorites.
Alice Cosmetics is the creator of the trademarked Buff Palette, a more elegant way to apply mineral makeup. It allows the full brush head to be used, preventing the waste and mess you get when using the lid of a jar for swirling your brush. Our Eye Shadow Guard and Mini Miracle Cloth are also aimed at making application of mineral makeup a breeze.
In addition to the finest quality mineral makeup formulations, we offer a lovely collection of brushes for applying mineral makeup, custom-made exclusively for Alice Cosmetics. The six brushes in our collection are hand-woven and handmade by skilled artisans in the United States. They are superior to imported brushes in quality, workmanship, and durability — hand cut, not machine cut, and densely packed for excellent body.
Don’t wait until the end of the month for this generous sale offer! Visit our website now and take advantage of the 25% discount on all Alice Cosmetics products through October 31st.
Hey everyone one of my fave brands, Mad Minerals is having a sale, you get 20% off any order $20 or more before shipping. I love this sale because I basically get enough taken off that shipping is just about free. Mad also has super, duper fast shipping, even during sales and you always get your products a couple of days after ordering.
The sale goes through Sept 3rd.
Here are the deals that are available at Walgreens this week. These are pulled from my local paper, so your Walgreens may be a little different.
- Cover Girl Eye Cosmetics
- L’Oreal: Mascara, Eyeliner or Shadow. (Includes HIP)
- Sinful Nail Color
- Walgreens Cotton Swabs
- Oxy Acne Cleansers, Treatment or Pads
- L’Oreal Studioline Stylers
- BreathRx Dental Care: Mouth Rinse, Toothpaste, Breath Spray 2 ct, Introductory Kit, or Sugar Free Gumballs or Mints 60 ct
- Natural Made Vitamins
- Walgreens Gold Seal Single Ingredient Vitamins and Supplements
- One Daily Multivitamins
- Walgreens Hand Sanitizer
- Select Fragrances: White Shoulders 2.75 oz, Forever Elizabeth, Design or Wings 1.7 oz, Giorgio 1.6 oz, and Drakkar 1 oz.
BOGO 1/2 Off:
- Neutrogena Cosmetics
- Maybelline Mineral Power Cosmetics
- Curel: Lotion 13 oz or Cream 3.5 oz to 8 oz
- Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Professional Hair Care
- Nice N’ Easy Hair Color
Deals of Interest:
- 40 % off all Physicians Formula including Organic Wear
- Nivea Skin Care: Creme 6.8 oz or Lotion 13.5 oz $4.99
- $8 off Baby Phat or Phat Farm Fragrance