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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last Chance Beauty Deals (Plus: Some Brand New Deals)

Happy New Year's Eve, my lovelies! Can you believe another year has come and gone? I won't get all sappy on you right now, but I honestly cannot believe I'm heading into my 7th year of Nouveau Cheap. What?? Yeah. Seven years! I've had the honor and privilege of seeing many of you graduate from high school and/or college, get new jobs, leave old jobs, get married, have babies, and the list goes on. All the while, I've done the best I can to keep you looking beautiful on a budget (I'd like to think that, during some of those huge life events, you may have been wearing some lipstick, nail polish, etc.that you got for a great price due to one of my posts! Ha!).

ANYWAY, If you're like me, you're probably looking around at boxes full of new makeup purchased during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc., telling yourself you're going to use up everything you now own before you buy Even. One. More. New. Thing. But if you're like me, you're still looking at deals online...just to see what's out there. I mean, because there are some great end-of-year deals right now, and we at least want to know what we COULD be saving if we were to purchase anything. Right??


That said, I just want to take a moment to give you some reminders about some sales/events that are ending very soon, and also mention some new deals that I've just discovered today (while innocently window-shopping, of course). So here we go:

  • Today (12/31) is your last chance to use the HSN discount codes on Too Faced, Benefit, Becca, etc. All of the details HERE

  • Today (12/31) is your last chance to take advantage of the BH Cosmetics end of year sale HERE. Use code RMN5 for an extra 5% off storewide. Free shipping on orders $50+.

  • Today (12/31) is your last chance to receive free shipping on all orders on the Urban Decay website HERE, plus ten (10!) free samples with any $50+ purchase. Don't forget to check out the sale page HERE for 30% off various items.

  • Today (12/31) is your last chance to take advantage of the 50% off sale page sale  on the Too Faced website HERE. Free shipping on orders $50+. (Thanks to readers Marcy and Elizabeth for this tip!)

  • Today (12/31) is your last chance to use code STOCKING at Dermstore HERE for $10 off any $50+ order. OR you can use code NEWYEAR for 20% off sitewide (expires 1/3). Free shipping and samples with all orders. Check out their sale page HERE for some HOT deals (LORAC holiday sets, Laura Geller, bareMinerals and more)! They also sell Anastasia Beverly Hills, etc. at Dermstore (click here for a list of all brands). 

  • Today (12/31) is your last chance to receive 15% off "almost everything" and free shipping on orders $25+ with code TARTE2015 on the Tarte website HERE,

  • Today (12/31)  is your last day at Kohl's to use code NEWYEAR for 15% off orders under $100, or HAPPY2016 for 20% off orders over $100. Also, for every $50 you spend in-store or online right now, you'll earn $10 in Kohl's Cash (which you can use on prestige makeup). Speaking of prestige makeup, the theBalm Mr. Write Now Set HERE is still on for $17; regularly $34 (you can't use those codes with theBalm, but still a great price for 3 full-size eyeliners).

  • Tomorrow (1/1) is your very last chance to take advantage of the additional 20% off all items on the Sephora sale page HERE. Use code EXTRA20 at checkout. Ends 1/1. Sephora added some new items to the sale page last night, but I'm hoping they're saving the best for last and that they will add some new surprises between now and tomorrow (fingers crossed).

  • Now through 1/2, CVS is offering 20% off sitewide with free 2-day shipping on all orders with code SAVE20. Discount does not apply to items on sale--only regular-priced items. (Thanks to several of you for that tip!)

  • At Nordstrom Rack HERE, now through 1/3, receive an additional 25% off clearance items both online and in-store. As I've mentioned in the past, Nordstrom Rack does not have beauty products on their website, but in-store you may find some gems on clearance right now (Urban Decay, Stila, Essie, Smashbox, etc.) so if you're near a Nordstrom Rack before this sale is over, definitely pop in and see what you can find. Beauty clearance items vary wildly from store to store.

  • The annual Lush BOGOFREE sale is still going on HERE, and they have restocked many items (also still valid in-store). (Thanks to several of you for that tip!)

  • The Body Shop is still having an "Up to 75% off" sale HERE. Lots of items under $5, under $10, and under $20, plus 40% off best-sellers. Free shipping on orders $50+. 

  • Macy's hasn't added much to their beauty sale page HERE lately (free shipping on all beauty orders), however I did notice that they now have the Philosophy Purity Cleansing Device HERE, which comes with the device plus a  4 oz. Purity Made Simple, for $39.50 (regularly $79). They also have Stila Smudge Sticks for $11 (50% off) HERE, and they still have a few Philosophy 16 oz. holiday shower gels for $9 (50% off) HERE and HERE

  • The Foreo Luna Mini has dropped to $99 at Ulta HERE and Macy's HERE. This is still $139 at Sephora. (Thanks to reader Mili for that tip!)

  • Beauty Brands is still having a $14.99 liter sale on salon haircare HERE. You can use EC11986 for an additional $3.50 off your $10 purchase. Also, check out their year-end sale HERE for lots of discounted items (you can use that code with clearance items too). Free shipping on orders $50+ and your choice of 3 free samples with every order. 

  • Yves Rocher is still offering 50% off sitewide HERE and you can enter code 15ROCHER for an additional 15% off your order. As always, tons of gifts with purchase (depending on how much you buy) and free shipping on orders $35+. (Thanks to reader Lcook for these tips!) As always, my number one recommendation during this event is THIS FRAGRANCE (you can read my full review HERE). And if you're a Lily of the Valley fan, THIS is my favorite Lily of the Valley fragrance of all time. I honestly cannot recommend it highly enough. If I could buy each one of you a bottle of both of these fragrances, I would. (This is in no way a paid endorsement; I'm just a huge, long-time fan of Yves Rocher fragrances. For the money, they're one of the best perfume houses in the world to me).


  1. You don't even want to know what I've returned so far( Buyer's remorse).

  2. Lunatick Cosmetic Labs is offering free worldwide shipping until Jan. 1st with the code: shipyouaway Just thought you might want to know as I am tempted myself!

  3. Ok, I just about died laughing when I saw that meme. I literally was JUST ordering some makeup (from a deal YOU provided, thank you!) ;) and thought to myself, "You're good, you're good. You still have some time before 2016. Just hit "place order" already." Haha!

    Happy new year and thanks for all your hard work! :)

  4. Happy new year G!! Thank u for another amazing year of the best deals. Ur work ethic is unbelievable and so appreciated! All the best to u and urs in the new year!!

  5. Happy new year! Many thanks for all your hard work, I've certainly benefitted from your excellent advice! See you next year ;)

  6. Thank you for all the hard work you do. We all LOVE you for it. As I just arrive home with new Wet n Wild, Maybelline and L'Oreal. XOXO Happy New Year G

  7. My husband had the nerve to say I have enough makeup, then bought me clothes for Christmas!! He usually gives me cash to buy what I want! I'm pretty certain he was knew I would buy makeup with it!! Duh..! He says he still owes me more stuff!! (insert wicked laugh here) 😆 Thanks for everything, G!! XOXO 😍

  8. Thanks for these tips. Does anyone know if the CoverGirl The Roses palette is exclusive to Ulta? I was at 2 CVS stores today, and they both had a display with only the Goldens and the Nudes. I wanted all three, because that would put me at the $30.00 to get the $10 ExtraBucks...

    1. Check Walgreen's. I saw it there.

  9. Thank you for the Yves Rocher reminder! I love their eyeshadow quads, skincare and fragrances. Quelque Notes d'Amour and Naturelle are my favorites. I only wish they had all the peach scents here in the US.

  10. Went to Nordstrom Rack and saw the NARSisst dual eyeshadow palette for ~$50 but still couldn't buy it. I wanted the Too Faced book and bronzers but they were all opened and swatched. My Nordstrom Rack is always a hot mess so I don't get typically buy the makeup there.

  11. Happy new year! I've been a silent lurker on here for a very long time now, so now is as good a time as ever to tell you that this is by far one of the very best blogs I've found. Thank you for all your hard work G, and I hope you and your loved ones had fantastic holidays <3

  12. Thank you so much for all you do here! Currently placing an order for Bath and Body Works and almost forgot to use the code. I love this site and love all you do. Happy New Year 2016!! See you later!!! :)

  13. LOL at the meme! Awesome. Too true!

  14. I used the Ulta $5/15 on the NYX Simply lip cream sets and WOW what a deal. Those are normally $6 or so, but the sets of 3 are $6.99, so I got them and used the code

  15. G
    bh cosmetics offering 20% site wide till 3rd Jan ;)

  16. Aaah hahahahahhahaha! That meme is too funny. It's taken me one year to finish a tiny elf Lip Balm Tint! It's a tiny drop in the ocean of makeup I now have to use up!!!

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  18. Thank you G for all the wonderful work you have done. I have been with you for all these years! I'm not going to get sappy either, though I could very easily! I just want you to know that you and your writing style brightens my day!!! Happy New Year!

  19. I have to laugh at that meme. My goal was to not buy makeup for a while in 2016 and then after dinner with two glasses of wine and being near an Ulta ... let's just say the Full Throttle lipstick by NYX is awesome...reminds me of Revlon's ColorStay formula in the 1990s, though I think that's more wishful thinking on my part, but this new stuff does last.


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