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Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (11/23 - 11/29)

I'm not doing a Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sale Wrap-Up this week, because I already did one! Black Friday is THIS Friday (can you believe it?) so the drugstore sales for this week are already listed in my Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Round-Up HERE.

PS: I added lots of new brands/retailers to that list, and I will adding more like crazy in the days to come. So definitely keep checking's going to be a hectic next few days, for sure. 

PPS: As always, if you know of any Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals NOT listed in my round-up, I would so appreciate if you'd comment on that post and filled us in. Thanks so much!

The Lipstick League - week of 11.17.14


The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Do your beauty spending habits change during the holidays? Do you tend to purchase more (or less) beauty-related items for yourself at this time of year?

G's answer: I would love to say that I spend less on beauty products this time of year (since I really should be thinking about presents for others) but sadly, this is NOT the case. Too many great sales, limited edition collections and hot deals. Given the focus of my blog and how many deals I post about on a daily basis, it makes sense that sometimes I break. There are just too many temptations this time of year!

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Love for Lacquer - Jess has the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot to share with you PLUS how they compare to the individual boxed blushes!

My Beauty Bunny - Love multi-tasking products? Want baby-soft feet? Check out My Solemate - a moisturizing soap and light pumice-based stone all in one easy to use package! It's my new favorite shower gadget!

My Newest Addiction - Do you like to incorporate some holiday cheer into your makeup this time of year? Laura shares with us her three favorite Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks for the holidays!

Nouveau Cheap - Having a hard time keeping track of all the beauty deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday? G’s got your back.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Spotted: NEW Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extensions Kit

If you're a mascara person, then I'm sure you know that two-step fiber mascaras are HUGE right now. I'm old enough to remember the previous wave of fiber mascaras, which were kind of a hot mess (for me, at least) since they used to flake all over the place and irritate my eyes like crazy.

That said, this new generation of fiber mascaras seems to be much improved, but many of them are on the pricey side. Too Faced Better Than False Lashes will set you back $35, while Australian brand Cherry Blooms Brush On Fiber Eyelash Extension Kit retails for $59. I could go on and on, but you get the point. They're not cheap.

But that's where drugstore brands come in! If you follow me on Instagram, just today I spotted a new two-step fiber mascara from Kleancolor for $1.50 at Daiso. And reader Michelle (@chaliboo on Instagram) just spotted this new kit from Physicians Formula at her local Bed Bath & Beyond:

image credit: Michelle for Nouveau Cheap
NEW Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extensions Kit

PLEASE NOTE: I do not see the word "fiber" printed anywhere on this display. However, this is a two-step kit that very much looks like popular fiber mascara systems (a few of which I linked to above). So I'm guessing that this is a  fiber-like system.

Keep reading for more info...

Spotted: NEW 2015 Physicians Formula Nude Wear Products

Attention Physicians Formula fans! If you've been following my posts for the last few weeks, then you know that there are lots of new PF products now popping up in stores, with even more to come (check out my Physicians Formula tag HERE to catch up if you missed my previous posts).

And now we've got three new Nude Wear products for 2015! I have some pics to share with you thanks to reader Michelle (@chaliboo on Instagram), who spotted this display at her local Bed Bath & Beyond this week. Take a look!

image credit: Michelle for Nouveau Cheap
NEW 2015 Physicians Formula Nude Wear Products

A new highlighting stick, liquid foundation + applicator and some powder highlighters! Keep reading for a closer look...

Rouge Bunny Rouge on HauteLook and EcoTools Early Black Friday Sale

A few quick things to share with you today:

I don't think that Rouge Bunny Rouge has ever been on HauteLook before (please correct me if I'm wrong), so I wanted to mention that the sale is live now and runs through Monday morning.

Also, in case you didn't get the email:

Enter code THANKFUL14 on the EcoTools website for 35% off your order now through 11/23 (excludes sale items and bundles).

Also, EcoTools has lowered their free shipping threshold to $25 now through 12/21, no code required. I'l add this to my Holiday 2014 Beauty Sale Round-Up page as well.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Free Shipping on All Orders at and NEW $5 off $10 Purchase Coupon

Have you been wanting just one (or two, or three) small items from Ulta, but not enough to qualify for free shipping? Well today is your lucky day:

Today only, 11/21, all orders ship for free on the Ulta site, no minimum required, no code required. And Ulta has just released this $5 off $10 purchase coupon (you can use this online or in-store). This coupon is valid now through 11/26.

Tiny hauls for the win! 

Do you need some "tiny haul" ideas? Here you go...

Sally Beauty Pre-Black Friday Sale

Here's a double whammy for your Friday:

Today only (Friday, 11/21): receive a $10 Sally Beauty gift card with any $40 purchase in-store or online. If you didn't get the email from Sally Beauty, then hopefully you can just show them this image to redeem in-store. Online use code 555160.

Today through Sunday (11/23): take an extra 50% off red tag clearance nails and styling tools. By "nails" I'm assuming that means nail polish (as with past Sally Beauty 50% off red tag sales). This sale is good in-store and online, no promo code required. Excludes OPI.

Read on for the fine print...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Here's Your Reminder: Allure Winter 2014 Beauty Box On Sale 11/25

Are you ready for another round of madness?

If you're new to the Allure Beauty Box, this is pretty much "the mother of all beauty boxes" since it contains all full-size products at a very reduced price (compared to retail). But great deals like this don't come without some struggle, and all you have to do is look at the comments on my post for the Summer 2014 Beauty Box to see that you may encounter site crashes, freezes and general frustration when you try to order.

But if you're down for the fight, here's the scoop!

Many thanks to reader Amber (@mynailgraffiti on Instagram) for alerting me to the fact that the Allure Winter 2014 Beauty Box will be on sale this Tuesday (11/25).

Keep reading to see what's inside (plus, some helpful tips)...

Spotted: NEW CoverGirl Eye Shadow Quads, Bombshell Pow-der Brow + Liners and More

I can't even keep up with how many new CoverGirl products are launching right now (you can click my CoverGirl tag HERE to see all of my recent "spotted" posts). And now there are even more!

Many thanks to reader Gabrielle for this sighting. Gabrielle spotted a large floor display at her local Harmon this week and was nice enough to share lots of pics with us. Take a look!

image credit: Gabrielle for Nouveau Cheap
NEW 2015 CoverGirl products at Harmon

Let's tackle this display starting from the top. First you can see the Full Lash Bloom Mascara (which I already showed you HERE). I'm testing this mascara right now so I should have a review for you soon.

Keep reading for a closer look at everything else in this display...

Spotted: Additional CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick Shades

Many thanks to reader Gabrielle for this one! Remember the other day when I showed you some of the new-for-2015 CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipsticks? Well Gabrielle spotted a display with the full range this week and was nice enough to share some pics:

I added her pics to my original post HERE, if you'd like a closer look at these new lippies.

Thanks so much for this sighting, Gabrielle!


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