Monday, April 17, 2017
Blog Update (What's Going on with Me, New Deals, etc.)
Hello! I'm guessing that some of you may have noticed that I've been MIA since Friday, so I just wanted to give you an update (with some new deal info) to let you know what's going on.
What's going on with this blog? Where have you been?
I did not intend to be away from my blog for the weekend, but Mr. G swept me away for a few days and demanded that I turn of my phone. And I mean, off. Not mute, not "check my comments three times a day," but completely off for all things blog related. And to be honest, I needed it. As many of you know, two of my family members were in the hospital recently, and then immediately after things settled down from that, the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty event started, and it took a lot out of me to post every night of that event, trying my best to keep up on all of the freebies, deals, etc. I'm not complaining at all--I live for this blog and wouldn't have it any other way, but I just needed a break that wasn't a forced break for another reason, if that makes sense. I needed a break for ME, and Mr. G knew that I wouldn't take it myself, and certainly not over a holiday weekend with all sorts of sales happening. Believe it or not, I have not taken an extended vacation away from the blog in years. All of my breaks have pretty much been "emergency-related." I plan to take a longer break (a full week or two) over the summer, but it was nice to take a few days for myself and I hope YOU had a great weekend as well!
That said, I just approved all of the comments that were in moderation since last Friday--I apologize to those of you who shared deals here and on social media while I was away and haven't seen your tips published. I realize that some of those deals are now over, and I wish I could have published your tips earlier. I'm so sorry about that!
What happened to the Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sale Wrap-Ups?
Several of you have expressed frustration that I have not posted a new wrap-up for a month now. So I want to take a moment to let you know that I have NOT abandoned my weekly wrap-ups. The Ulta event really set me back, since those posts were going up nightly and the weekly wrap-up takes me several hours to compile each week. But that is the longest-running feature on my blog and I am NOT stopping those posts. I love them, and I know several of you enjoy and depend on them, so I apologize for letting that slip. It's the first post I plan to publish tomorrow (Tuesday) and it will be back to normal after that.
What about the Sephora VIB Sale?
As most of you know, the Rouge portion of the VIB sale starts tonight, 4/17 (in fact, the code for Rouge members is probably working as I write this; I'm VIB so I can't test the Rouge code to confirm). I'm working on a recommendations post that should go up tomorrow (Tuesday) featuring some things I love and want to share with you. But I also want to let you know that THREE of the Sephora Favorites sets are on sale HERE (and you can of course use your discount code with those for an even better deal). If you love value sets as much as I do, you can also click THIS LINK to view all value sets sorted from low to high (there are some other sets on sale right now). Also, the Too Faced x Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Set is now on sale for $19 HERE (reg $38). And of course don't forget to check the Sale Page for even more deals. (Thanks to several of you for those tips!)
One more deal you should know about!
Thanks to several of you for letting me know that over on the Clinique website for a limited time, all of the items on THIS PAGE are 50% off. If you are a Smart Rewards member (free to sign up HERE) you will receive free shipping on all orders. Spend $35+ and you can CLICK HERE to choose 4 free deluxe samples (no code required). If you spend $55+ you can enter code JOLLY at checkout to receive a FREE 5pc Jolly Pops Set ($45.50 value; includes 4 full-size Jolly Pops + case). You can see a better pic of this set HERE. You will receive this freebie ON TOP OF the 4 free deluxe samples. If you don't want the Jolly Pops set, you can instead enter code BODYOIL with your $55+ order to receive a FREE full-size Deep Comfort Body Oil, or code TOTE for a free tote bag (view both freebies here), in addition to your 4 free deluxe samples.
Don't forget that Mother's Day is right around the corner--this is a great time to grab some Clinique goodies for that special mom in your life!
Again, thank you so much for all of the great tips while I was away, and I'm sorry to have disappeared on you like that! Thanks, from the bottom of my heart, for your understanding and patience.
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