For a blogger who devotes herself to beauty on a budget, it's been sheer madness this week! I'm certainly not complaining, but between the return of the HSN code, the Target Beauty Boxes, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme madness, the HauteLook deals, Catrice Cosmetics coming to Ulta, Coty purchasing CoverGirl and Max Factor from P&G, the Benefit Cosmetics sale and all of the other beauty deals and news I've been posting about lately, there's so much going on right now that I can barely keep track, and it's my "job" to keep track!
Which brings me to this...
I'm pretty sure you've seen mentions of this everywhere by now, but starting at midnight Pacific time tonight (technically Wednesday) and for one day only, Amazon is having their first Prime Day, with "more deals than Black Friday" on their website, all with free shipping. If you do not have Amazon Prime, no worries. They're also offering free 30-day Prime trials which you can activate immediately, so that means EVERYONE can get in on these deals.
And on top of THAT, Walmart has stepped in and announced that they're doing a special one-day-only event on their website tomorrow too, with hundreds of deals as well (and they're offering free in-store pick-up). I'm assuming that their deals will go live on their website at midnight Pacific tonight as well.
I've been scouring the "Amazon Prime Day preview" articles online and as of this morning, I came up with nothing related to beauty. HOWEVER, I want to give a huge thanks to reader Karen on Facebook for pointing me in the direction of THIS article on the ABC News website, which lists ONE beauty deal (in addition to several other non-beauty-related deals).
As of now, this is the only Amazon Prime Day beauty deal that I know of that will go live at midnight Pacific tonight:
Free luxury beauty sample box with $50 purchase of luxury beauty products, with promo code LUXSAMPLES.
UPDATE #1: the box is now live and, sadly, it's not too impressive. You can view the contents here.
UPDATE #2: Amazon has redeemed itself with THIS OFFER, which is valid for today only.
I haven't seen any mentions of additional beauty deals for Prime Day, and I also haven't seen any mentions of beauty deals for the Walmart event either. If YOU have, I would so appreciate if you'd leave a comment below and filled us in!
Thanks so very much, Karen, for the excellent tip!