Don't forget to check the beauty sale pages at Macy's here and
Nordstrom here for new beauty deals plus free shipping!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Urban Decay Clearance Eyeshadows now $6 (were $9)

 Heads up, Urban Decay fans! Big thanks to reader Jessica for letting us know that the Vintage Eyeshadows and Matte Eyeshadows that were already on clearance for $9 each (down from $17) are now $6 each!

And as reader NA mentioned, if you already placed (and received) an Urban Decay clearance order from when this sale first started, then you should have received a $5 off coupon in your package, which you can of course use if you wanted to place another order for more shadows. 

And just an FYI, the Skull Shadow Box I reviewed last week is still avaialble, but the clearance price is still the same ($12).

Thanks again for the heads-up, Jessica, and thanks to NA for the coupon reminder!

Spotted: New Kiss Lip Dress Temporary Lip Tattoos

Are you a fan of lip tattoos such as these? If so, you might be excited to know that there's now a drugstore alternative:

image credit: Abi for Nouveau Cheap

A huge thanks to reader Abi for this sighting. Abi spotted the new Kiss Lip Dress Temporary Lip Tattoos at Rite Aid, where they retail for just $2.99. 

This display includes two designs: Fishnet and Glitter:

 image credit: Abi for Nouveau Cheap

Nowhere on the display does it state these are limited edition, and the two designs don't seem very Halloween-ish, so I think the Halloween reference is a just a tie-in to the product launch (but I could be wrong). I would expect to see more designs in the coming months, and I'm assuming they'll make their way to Walgreens soon, since Walgreens seem to carry an extensive selection of Kiss products.

Are you a fan of temporary lip tattoos? Are you excited to see a drugstore version coming your way?

Thanks again, Abi, for the great sighting and pic!

Stamping Saturday (plate sale alert!)

A few weekends ago I declared Saturday Jelly Sandwich Day in my home, and today it's been Stamping Saturday around here. I've mentioned before on this blog that the weekends are when I really get to go wild with my manicures, and when I woke up this morning I was in the mood to bust out my stamper. 

I reviewed the As Seen On TV Salon Express Nail Art Stamping Kit last November (click here for my in-depth review) when it first started showing up in drugstores. Nowadays, you can find it just about everywhere, from Big Lots to Ross to Target, etc. and it often retails for about $6.99 (be careful though, because some of the kits don't come with the double-ended stamper you see above).

I still love my stamping kit, but can you believe I have yet to buy any new plates for it?? I am so darned tired of the designs that came with this kit, so I want to thank reader Annette for giving us the  heads-up on the You Tell Me page about a sale over at!



Friday, August 31, 2012

Spotted: e.l.f. Fall 2012 Python Collection (Target-Exclusive)

Of all the Target-Exclusive limited edition collections that e.l.f. has released over the years, THIS is my favorite, for sure. This new collection is now popping up at Target locations across the country, so be on the lookout for it. (PS: It seems that animal print--snake skin in particular--is going to be a hot trend this fall in the drugstores).

I won't waste any more of your time with words--let's just get right to the fabulous pics!

 First up, some photos of the display from reader @TellMeDelmy:

image credit: @TellMeDelmy for Nouveau Cheap
e.l.f. Fall 2012 Python Collection (Target-Exclusive)

image credit: @TellMeDelmy for Nouveau Cheap

(Note: reader Eppy confirmed that the python traincases on the bottom row are not made by e.l.f.)


Sneak peek: another shade from the new Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Collection

A couple days ago, I shared with you a photo from Nylon Magazine of one of the shades of in the new Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color Collection called Plume. Well thanks to reader @jen_jenn_jennn, I've got another shade to show you in this soon-to-hit-drugstores collection:

image credit: @jen_jenn_jennn for Nouveau Cheap
Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color in Azure
(retail: $7.99, 0.33 oz)

@jen_jenn_jennn spotted this photo in the current edition of People StyleWatch (print edition) and was nice enough to share. Azure doesn't look as duochrome-y as Plume, but it's gorgeous nonetheless!

Thanks so much, @jen_jenn_jennn, for the great scoop and pic!

When any of you spot this collection in stores, please let us know! I hope we can find them soon.

Labor Day 2012 Beauty Sale Round-Up (please add to the list!)

First and foremost, I'd like to apologize to reader Melissa for failing to credit her for the comment on the You Tell Me page yesterday. Melissa took the time to write out ALL of the sales for Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty and I failed to see her comment before I wrote my post about it yesterday. So thanks very much, Melissa, for doing that for us. It is much appreciated! If you'd like a print version of the full Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sales, please check the comments on the You Tell Me page and look for Melissa's comment.

The following is a list of Labor Day Sales for 2012. If you know of anything else going on (in stores or online) please leave a comment on this post and share with us! Thanks so much!

Sales listed in order of expiration date (soonest first):


Rue21 5-day-sale and new eyeshadow palettes

Some of you may be too young to remember the iconic 80s television series, The A-Team. But whenever I receive great, corresponding info from multiple readers and I'm able to bring you that info in a timely manner, I can't help but utter this signature catchphrase:

Reader Annette left a comment on the You Tell Me page yesterday about a great deal at Rue 21. Now through Monday (9/3), you'll get $10 off every $30 you spend in-store with this printable coupon (there are a few exclusions like BOGO and 40% off or more items).

And it just so happens that reader @DawnBaierThiele kindly shared some pics of the new Rue 21 palettes! Check 'em out:


Sign up now to earn DOUBLE Quarterly Extra Bucks at CVS!

Thanks (again!) to reader Annette for this one:

Would you like to DOUBLE your Quarterly Extra Bucks at CVS? Yep, I said DOUBLE! Sign up here to make it happen.

NOTE: IF you're new to the CVS Extra Care program, Quarterly Extra Bucks are determined based on your regular, qualifying purchases each quarter. CVS ordinarily calculates your purchases and gives you 2% in Extra Bucks rewards each quarter, but it will double to 4% if you sign up for this offer. This offer does not double Extra Bucks that you get via the weekly sales, because those obviously print out immediately on your receipt. Everyone in the Extra Care program earns Quarterly Extra Bucks that print out every quarter based on regular, qualifying purchases made throughout the quarter. So this offer is going to double those Extra Bucks. If you would normally be getting $2 in Extra Bucks next quarter, you'll now get $4, and so on. For more info, please visit the CVS website.

The fine print regarding this offer:

*Your quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards will double to 4% on all eligible over-the-counter items purchased from 09/16/12 (or date of sign up after 09/16/12) to 12/15/12. Quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards will be available on your store receipt, ExtraCare Coupon Center or 01/01/13-02/14/13. This promotion does not apply to circular ExtraBucks Rewards. Excludes alcohol, gift cards, lottery, money orders, prescriptions, postage stamps, pre-paid cards, tobacco products or items reimbursed by a governmental program. Members who do not spend $12.50 in qualifying over-the-counter items purchases or who do not otherwise reach a minimum of $0.50 in ExtraBucks Rewards by 12/15/12 will not receive rewards and will not have earnings carried over.

Thanks so much for the tip, Annette!

Discontinued Sonia Kashuk products on clearance (with free shipping today only, 8/31)

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Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic
($3.49 with free shipping today only at Target)

Thanks to reader Annette for the heads-up that Target's Daily Deal today only (8/31) is for discontinued Sonia Kashuk cosmetics, tools, bags and brushes. As with all Target Daily Deals, you get FREE SHIPPING on these products with no minimum order, but only today (Friday, 8/31).

Click here for the full list of Sonia Kashuk Daily Deals.

If you want anything, buy it NOW because things are going quickly and some products are already sold out.

Thanks so much, Annette, for the heads-up!

PS: Some of these items may say "free shipping with $50 purchase" or something like that when you first click on them, but the shipping should adjust itself to "free" by the time you put it in your cart (if you buy it today, that is).

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Spotted: Sally Hansen Fall 2012 Fashion Week and Target Exclusive Salon Effects Collections

I've got so many new products to show you this week that I'm having a hard time keeping track of them all! So let's start with the Sally Hansen Target sightings, and then tomorrow I'll show you some other Target goodies as well as new goodies that you can find at most drugstores.

First up, remember the Sally Hansen Fall 2012 Fashion Week Collection that I first told you about in this past back in February? Well it has finally landed at Target and reader Pau was nice enough to share some pics with us:

 image credit: Pau for Nouveau Cheap


Ulta 21 Days of Beauty is back!

Big thanks to readers Melissa, @lovejoynr and @MzAnners for the heads-up that Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty event is back and it starts THIS Sunday (9/2).

Some highlights:
  • 9/10: once again, Butter London will be BOGOFREE
  • 9/12: Anastasia Clear Brow Gel will be $10.50 (this is an awesome brow gel if you've never tried it)
  • 9/22: Urban Decay Pore Perfection Duo will be $9 (over 50% off)
...and much more.

Thanks again, Melissa, @lovejoynr and @MzAnners, for the heads-up!


Review: Inglot Freedom System Square Eyeshadows

Unless you're totally new to beauty blogs, you've probably heard all of the raves about the Polish cosmetics brand Inglot and, specifically, their eyeshadows. I've been wanting to try their shadows for a long time, and when I posted about that 20% off sale at the beginning of August (sorry, it's now over), I finally caved and made my first order via the Inglot website. 

Unless you're lucky enough to live near an Inglot boutique or counter, you might have a hard time trying to navigate through their extensive selection of eyeshadow colors and finishes (I just realized while writing this post that there is in fact an Inglot counter in San Diego, at the Macy's in Fashion Valley--how I missed that I will never know!). It was incredibly difficult for me to narrow down my first order and I actually ordered three additional shades not featured in this review (early Christmas gifts for friends).

Inglot Freedom System Square Eyeshadows
(retail: $6 each, 2.7 grams for Pearl shadows, 2.3 grams for Matte shadows)


HOT beauty deals (65-70% off beauty products, free shipping offers & free polish can be yours!)

I know I sound like a broken record, but if you haven't been checking the You Tell Me page lately, you're really missing out on some fantastic deals and tips from readers. The link to the You Tell Me page is located on the upper menu bar above, and I highly recommend checking the comments every time you visit this blog. I often can't post *all* of the deals that are submitted to me, and this is a great way to ensure you don't miss a thing when it comes to beauty on a budget.

That said, here's a round-up of some must-see deals submitted by readers in the past 24 hours:
  • Readers Stephanie and DC gave us the heads-up that Sephora just added lots of new clearance items to their sale page, including some items 65% off. Tokidoki eyeshadow palettes for $3, The Body Shop body washes for $5, a set of 3 full-size UPDDs for $22, and much more. Click here to view everything that's on sale. And remember to always check here for Sephora coupon codes before placing online orders (there's a free shipping code good on all orders for VIBs only that ends tomorrow, 8/31!).
  • Reader Annette let us know about the Too Faced Vintage Sale going on NOW. 
Annette writes: 
Too Faced Cosmetics: Save Up To 70% - Vintage Sale (ends 9/6/12)
*Free Deluxe Shadow Insurance with any purchase; use code INSUREME No other offers or promotions are valid during this sale.
*A "vintage sale special offer" showed up in my cart. I have no idea what it is, since the email made no mention of it.
*The site is extremely slow (right now) and I got a few errors, before finally reaching the checkout page.
*They don't have a shipping schedule listed, but when I put in a $10 palette, I got these prices:
(1) = $5.90
(5) = $9.45
  • Reader NaturalBeauty26 let us know about a great UNII Palette deal. 
NaturalBeauty26 writes:
I was doing some looking around on SneeqPeeq and found that UNII palettes were on sale for ten dollars off normal price ($29). I also used my $10 credit for being a new member and scored a UNII palette for $10!!! The sale goes though September 4th if anyone else is interested!
Want more info about UNII Palettes? Check out NaturalBeauty26's blog post here.
  • And last but not least: How does a free Avon nail polish with free shipping sound? Annette shared with us that there's a new free shipping code (no minimum order) for Avon: enter LDSHIP at checkout (valid through 9/4). And if you use ShopAtHome, you can get a free Nail Wear Pro+ nail polish as part of their "Wild Cash Back" offer today only (8/30).

UPDATE: If you're planning on taking advantage of the free Avon polish deal today, check out Lacquer Lover's post here for some great swatches if you're having a hard time deciding on a color.

UPDATE 2:  For the Avon deal, you'll have to pay the $3.49 out of pocket, and then the full $3.49 will be reimbursed into your ShopAtHome account within 30 days. If you are not already a ShopAtHome member, ShopAtHome sends you your refund checks once you hit $20 in your account. 

Thanks so much to Stephanie, DC, Annette and NaturalBeauty26 for the fantastic info! And as always, thanks to everyone who contributes to the You Tell Me page--it's such a great resource for all of us and I cannot thank you enough to taking the time to share you info with us.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Spotted: more Halloween 2012 displays

Please note: due to the high volume of submitted photos, I apologize that I cannot feature every submitted photo in these posts. If you have submitted photos of any of these products and you don't see your photos here, I am so sorry--I try to be as fair as possible and, if I receive multiple submissions, I try to use the first photos that I received (or I use my own photos if I've taken them before I receive submissions). Thank you so much for your understanding and I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to share product info here--it helps us all out so much and I wish I could run every single pic that I receive!

Continuing my coverage of Halloween 2012, I bring you lots of new, fun goodies, and a return of some old favorites. (If you'd like to see my other Halloween 2012 posts, just enter "Halloween 2012" into the search bar above, and the first four posts that come up include everything I've covered to date for Halloween 2012.

Reader Abi spotted lots of Halloween displays at her local Rite Aid and was nice enough to share:

image credit: Abi for Nouveau Cheap
Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Wicked Look Kits


Review: Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Blush in Raspberry

If you're new to this blog, you might not know that I'm a huge, longtime fan of Black Radiance (owned by Markwins, makers of Wet n Wild). You can select the Black Radiance category on the right-hand sidebar to see all of my past reviews, if you'd like to see some of my favorites and Holy Grails from this line. 

Black Radiance products can be a little tricky to find (not all Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens locations carry the line) but they're also in select Walmarts (and Kmarts too, I believe). You can also purchase most (but not all) Black Radiance products from and if you can't find them in your area.

 Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Blush in Raspberry
(retail: $4.99, 0.1 oz)


Review: Fing'rs Flirt Nail Bling 3D Stick-On Designs

I picked up one of the new Fing'rs Flirt Nail Bling sets at Rite Aid about a month ago for around $1.99. I've always been interested in 3D nail art but not really caviar nails or any design that severely protrudes from the nail (I love the look, but it's just not practical for me personally). So I figured, for two bucks, why not give these stickers a try?

 Fing'rs Flirt Nail Bling 3D Stick-On Designs in 32508
(retail: around $1.99 for 14 nail decals)


FREE OCC Lip Tar with any $10 purchase at (hurry!)

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I just tested this offer a second ago and it's still available, so HURRY if you want one of they're gone:

A huge thanks to reader Lindsay for the heads up that right now on, just put at least $10 worth of product (any brand) in your cart and, at checkout, you can enter either "harlot" or "queen" (depending on which shade you want) to get a FREE OCC Lip Tar ($15 value). This offer expires on 9/12 or while supplies last, so again, HURRY if you want one. I have a feeling this will probably go pretty quickly.

There is no special link that you need to follow to take advantage of this offer, so just go to and it should work (unless they run about by the time you read this, of course).

Thanks so much, Lindsay, for the heads-up!

Today only (8/29) Walgreens Friends & Family discount

Planning on heading to Walgreens after work or school today (8/29)? Well thanks to reader NY2TXgirl25 for the heads-up that you can save 15% off your purchase (in-store and online) today only:

Click the image above to get your coupon.

Thanks so much for the heads-up, NY2TXgirl25!

The Wednesday Question (YouTube edition)

Who are some of your favorite YouTube beauty vloggers?

Chances are, if you like reading beauty blogs, you might also like watching beauty vloggers on YouTube. So I thought it would be fun (and helpful) to hear about your favorites today.

NOTE: Please do not include links to your own YouTube account in the comments. This is about sharing the love, not self-promotion. Thank you!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sneak peek: new Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color Collection

Goodbye crackles and magnetics, hello duochromes! It looks like that's the hottest new trend for drugstore nail polish this year, and thanks to reader Noonish, I've got the facts to back it up! Noonish just left a comment on the You Tell Me page and included a great picture as well.

Noonish writes:
Ok I don't think you've mentioned anything like this yet, but in the September 2012 issue of Nylon magazine they have a beauty page with some products on it. One is something called Sally Hansen Lustreshine polish. The color looks to be like a bit of a Chanel Peridot dupe type of color?? It's called Plume according to Nylon's page.

 image credit: Noonish
Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color in Plume
(retail: $8)

The image above is a photograph of a page from the September issue of Nylon Magazine (print edition). Noonish is absolutely right--it looks like a Chanel Peridot dupe (or maybe a Maybelline Boho Gold dupe!).

Thanks so much, Noonish, for the heads-up about this new collection. I can't wait to find these polishes in stores (hopefully they'll start popping up soon!).

Nordstrom Exclusive Stila Beauty Palette: $8.90 + free shipping (and more!)

If you haven't checked out the You Tell Me page today, you're missing out on some awesome reader-submitted deals! Click here, scroll down to the bottom and work your way up!

This deal in particular might go quickly, so I want to make sure you know about ASAP. Big thanks to Annette for this one:

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Annette writes:

Stila Beauty Palette (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($74 Value)
Was: $18.00, Now: $8.90 (50% OFF)
Free shipping.

Shades include:
- Eyeshadows: Free, Earthy, Boho, Retro, Gypsy, Chic.
- Shimmer Powder in Kitten.
- Covertible Color in Wild Flower.- Limited edition.

There are some other sale beauty items here.

I just took a look at the other beauty sale items and check this out:


Maybelline Limited Edition Eyestudio Quad in Olive Martini: 8 products, 2 looks

As promised, I wanted to show you some eye looks that I've created using the Maybelline Limited Edition Olive Martini quad (click here for my full review of this quad, with swatches). 

For these looks, the only eyeshadows I used were the four colors in the Olive Martini quad. I used eight products altogether for these two looks, including brushes:


Review: Milani Instant Eye Makeup Remover

A while back, I was sent the new Milani Instant Eye Makeup Remover (available online only), and I've been using it for several weeks straight to get a feel for how it works with different mascaras and liners. Now that I'm done testing it out, I'd love to share my thoughts with you.

 Milani Instant Eye Makeup Remover
(retail: $5.99, 4.0 oz)


Beauty-related Rite Aid Video Values coupons for September

Rite Aid shoppers: tomorrow (Wed. 8/29) is your last day to print  the August Video Values coupons. So get them while you can! 

Here's your sneak-peek at the beauty-related Video Values coupons for September, which go live Thursday, August 30th. And remember, unless otherwise specified, you can stack Video Values coupons with any manufacturer's coupons you may have, for even more savings.

September Beauty-Related Video Values Coupons:

$5.00 off any Beyonce Pulse Fragrance

$2.00 Off Revlon ColorStay™ Smoky Shadow Stick or Revlon ColorStay Overtime™ Lengthening Mascara

$2.00 Off Revlon ColorBurst™ Lip Butter

$2.00 off any Simple products

$2.00 Off All Almay Intense I-Color (Mascara, Liners & Shadows)

$2.00 off  Dove Bodywash 18oz or larger

$1.00 off Two Garnier Fructis Styling Items

$1.00 off Two Garnier Fall Fight Items

Yay for a new Revlon Lip Butter coupon! And don't forget that there are three different Simple skincare coupons over at right now, ranging from $1.50 - $2.50 off select Simple skincare products. Stack one of those with the $2 Video Values coupon and you're looking at a nice little savings.

UPDATE: Walgreens Balance Rewards Program

I received some updated information directly from Walgreens yesterday regarding the new Balance Rewards program so I wanted to share this information with you as quickly as possible (click here for my original post if you'd like an overview of this new program). Please take a moment to read through this information if you're planning on joining this new program:


Online enrollment for Balance Rewards will now begin after Labor Day on Thursday, September 6. Beginning that day, customers can join Balance Rewards online at or via the Walgreens mobile app. The national launch of Balance Rewards is Sunday, September 16, when customers can easily enroll in-store, online or via the mobile app and begin earning points and special savings, and start redeeming rewards.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Swatchfest: Maybelline Limited Edition Fall 2012 Fashion Week Color Show Nail Color Collection

Continuing my coverage of the Maybelline Limited Edition Fall 2012 Fashion Week Collection (click here for my LE Color Tattoo review and here for swatches of the LE Olive Martini Quad), today I'd like to show you the complete collection of limited edition Color Show Nail Colors. 

I purchased all six of these polishes at Rite Aid last week, but since some of you are having a hard time locating this collection, please note that readers have also spotted the Fashion Week displays at Walgreens and CVS. The problem is, new products don't always show up in drugstores at the same time at all locations, so you might not see these displays for a few weeks (or even a month). My suggestion is to call ahead and ask your CVS/Walgreens/Rite Aid if they have these products on the floor yet. If they say no, then you can always ask them approximately when they plan to put them out. That way you can avoid stalking your local drugstores every day until you spot them.

Maybelline Limited Edition Fall 2012 Fashion Week Color Show Nail Colors
(retail: $3.99 each at Rite Aid, 0.23 oz)


They're Back! Sally Hansen Limited Edition Halloween 2012 Salon Effects Collection

I'm a huge fan of Sally Hansen's limited edition Salon Effects collections, especially the holiday designs (Halloween 2011, Spring 2012, Winter 2011 and Valentine's Day 2012 were simply adorable). I was really hoping that Sally Hansen would continue this tradition and bring us another round of Halloween designs for 2012, and it appears that my wishes have come true! A huge thanks to readers Amanda and Anon for sharing some great pics with us:

 image credit: Amanda for Nouveau Cheap
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips Limited Edition Halloween 2012 Collection
(retail: $9.99 each)


Get a free The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser with any $10 purchase at

If you caught my previous post about the new Tea Tree Pore Minimiser from The Body Shop and you'd like to try this product out for yourself, here's a hot deal you might want to take advantage of while it's still available. A huge thanks to readers Annette and Lindsay for their comments on the You Tell Me page about this one!

Annette writes: - Free Full Size, "The Body Shop Tee Tree Pore Minimizer," ($18 value) with any $10 purchase*.
- Must use the above link for it to show up in your cart.
- Don't forget to choose your (3) free samples, before completing your order. (Link is in the top right corner of your cart page.)

*Terms and Conditions: Offer expires 09/10/2012. While supplies last. This offer is available at the® site with purchase of any product except gift cards/certificates, sunglasses and items marked "This item requires special handling". A minimum purchase does not include shipping charges or applicable tax. Limit once per household. Free gifts cannot be returned or exchanged. Free gift size is 1 fl oz/30 ml. Free gift has an approximate value of $18. The free gift will be added to your shopping bag when you make an eligible purchase.
One more thing: once you click the link above to access (remember, you must click that link to able to take advantage of this deal--if you access the any other way, the deal won't be visible).

UPDATE: I don't see the Tea Tree Pore Minimiser in the collection of Body Shop Tea Tree items on the website, so I'm assuming that it will show up in your cart AFTER you have placed a minimum of $10 worth of product in your cart. If you attempt to take advantage of this offer, please confirm if this is how it works for you? Thanks!

Annette also included some helpful info about how to get free shipping on this offer via a third-party service, so if you'd like more info about that, be sure to check out Annette's comment from today (8/27) on the You Tell Me Page. Otherwise, you get free shipping on orders of $25 or more on

Thanks so much, Annette and Lindsay, for the heads-up!

Sneak Peek: New Avon Femme Fatale Collection (and more)

So I was cruising around the Avon and mark. websites the other day and happened upon some new and not-yet-released products that I thought you might like to put on your radar, so let's take a peek!

First up, the yet-to-be-released Femme Fatale Collection:

(images and info courtesy
TRUE COLOR Eyeshadow Quad - Femme Fatale Collection
Limited Edition shades. 
Won't crease or fade. 
Color stays true up to 12 hours!
.20 oz. total net wt.  
Retail: $9.
Not yet available - click here to be notified.


Reader Spotlight: Robin

In case you missed my first installment of Reader Spotlight, this is a new series that I've created to showcase longtime, loyal readers of Nouveau Cheap. If you've been reading and commenting on this blog for a long time, I want you to know how much I appreciate that, and what better way to show my gratitude than to turn the spotlight on YOU? I also think this is a great way for us, the members of this little community, to get to know each other better! So if you're a new reader, I hope this series gives you an opportunity to get to know some of us who have been here for a while.

For this installment of Reader Spotlight, I've interviewed reader Robin. Robin has been such a great presence on this blog for years, and if you've ever read her comments, you know she's just about nicest, kindest person you'll ever "meet" on the internet. Find out more about Robin after the jump (spoiler: we get to see her adorable puppy dog too!):


Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (8/26 - 9/1)


Those on a tight budget might be happy to know that it's a slow week with no can't-miss deals at any of the three chains. But there are some good printable coupons to bring your prices down a little bit lower:

Click here to access the following printable coupons (be sure to click the "show more coupons" button at the bottom of the page):

$2 off Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish
$1 off any Garnier shampoo, conditioner or treatment
$2 off any Kiss Premium Lashes product
$1 off any Kiss Nail Dress
$1 off any Kiss or Broadway Nails artificial nail products (excludes glue and nail files)
$2 off any L'Oreal face cosmetic
$2 off Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation
$2 off any Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions product
and more...

Click here to access the following printable coupons (scroll to pages 2, 3 and 4 for some of them):

$1 off any Rimmel cosmetic (it's back!)
$1 off any Garnier styling product
$1 off any Garnier shampoo, conditioner or treatment
$1 off L'Oreal Colour Caresse or any L'Oreal lip color
$1 off any L'Oreal cleanser
$3 off when you buy any 2 Sebamed products (redeemable only at CVS)
$2 off one Salon Hits 10 Benefits Leave-In Treatment for Beautiful Hair (redeemable only at Walmart)
and more..


Rockin' and rollin' (and hopin' we don't fall into the Pacific Ocean)

 source: USGS website

Just wanted to give you a quick update on the status of the Weekly Drugstore Sales post:

I have been battling a mild case of the flu for the past few days, so that set me a little behind on all things blog-related. I'm about halfway through the Weekly Drugstore Sales post right now, and it should be up within the next hour or so.

Something that caused me to stop blogging altogether today today was the fact that we've had several earthquakes here in the San Diego area today, with at least two of them in the 5.0 category (for those unfamiliar with earthquakes, 5.0s are not huge, but they're certainly enough to make you get up and run for cover). 

As a native of San Diego, I'm used to these types of earthquakes and they normally wouldn't stop me from my usual daily tasks. However, this particular cluster of earthquakes was centered on the southern end of the San Andreas Fault, which is always cause for concern.


Beauty coupons in the Walgreens September Coupon Booklet

Can you believe that we're in the last week of August already? If someone can tell me where in the heck this year went, I'd really like to know...

So here's your preview of the beauty-related coupons in the Walgreens September Coupon Booklet. This booklet should be available in stores starting today (Sunday, 8/26).

(courtesy of Wild for Wags):

$1/1 Aquaphor or Eucerin Lotions and Skin Care (exc. baby and lip)
$0.50/1 Aqua Net Hair Spray 11oz
$2/1 Clairol Nice ‘N Easy Foam Hair Care
$5/1 Conair Ceramic Slim Straightener or Ionic dryer 1875 Watts
$1/1 Fx Hair Stylers 2 to 6oz
$1/1 Goody Simple Styles Hair Accessories
$2/1 Aveeno Shave Gel 7oz or Neutrogena Shave Cream, Lotion, Wash or Gel 1.7 to 7oz
$.50/1 Basis Bar Soap 4oz, Facial Wash 6oz or 20pk, Facial Cleansing Singles
$1.50/1 Pert Plus 2 in 1, 13.5oz
$1/1 Tresemme Hair Care

For the full list of coupons in the September Coupon Booklet, click here.

As always, this is a free coupon booklet that's available in-store at all Walgreens locations (near the entrance and usually at the beauty counter as well). Don't forget that you can stack Walgreens Coupon Booklet coupons with any manufacturer's coupons you may have, for even more savings.


The Lipstick League – week of 8.20.12

Lipstick League Question of the Week: 

When you think of autumn, what beauty product instantly comes to mind? 

G's answer: I immediately think of my beloved Victoria's Secret Limited Edition Holiday 2009 Body Mist in Gilded Ginger Creme. I picked this up at the Victoria's Secret Outlet back in 2010, and I'm still kicking myself for not buying ten bottles of it at that time. I covet this body mist, and I only use it for a one-week period at the beginning of fall. After which time, it goes back into a dark closet to be brought out again the following year. Why Victoria's Secret hasn't re-released this scent since 2009 is beyond me. It's got a 4.8 average rating on Makeup Alley and I honestly think it was the best fall fragrance ever to be released by either VS or B&BW. 

Links of the Week:

EauMG – EauMG reviews a fruity perfume inspired by Sauvignon Blanc.

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m really bad at math, but I think I figured out how committing this beauty sin will impact you for the rest of your life.

Nouveau Cheap – It’s easy to dismiss drugstore Halloween makeup, but if you turn your nose to it this year, you could miss out on this gorgeous $3 matte red eyeshadow.

Prime Beauty – test drives bareMinerals new READY SPF 20 Foundation! It even made her stop using the “F” word—find out how!

Phyrra – Phyrra brings the makeup brush that revolutionized foundation application for her to the next Makeup Wars! Do you own it?

Vampy Varnish – Wishes she didn’t love the new Estee Lauder Metal Mania Pure Colour Nail Lacquers so much because they’re so expensive!

we heart this – neon tribal, diagonal dots, gold French tips and glitter that is Liberace-worthy; with It’s So Easy nail art is precisely that!

Clumps of Mascara – is still obsessed with red lipstick and glosses. This likely won’t change any time soon. Check out the newest red lippies to her stash!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by EauMG – My favorite beauty/fragrance blogger, Gaia of The Non-Blonde, reviews a perfume from one of my favorite indie lines, Providence Perfume Co. Divine Noir.

What beauty product instantly makes you think of autumn?
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