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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Freebies and Deals and Updates, Oh My!


Lots to cover in this post, so let's jump right in...

First up, there's a new Target free sample! It's for John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth products and I'm guessing these are packets, but they're FREE (no purchase necessary). Just click here, fill out a short survey and you're done. I have done these Target freebies many times and I always get my samples in about four weeks. NOTE: If you do not see the freebie when you click that link, that means it's sold out--these tend to go quickly so don't wait if you want it. (Thanks to reader Marcy for this tip!)

Keep reading for more freebies, deals and some updates...

Monday, July 6, 2015

Spotted: NEW Walgreens Revo Summer 2015 Limited Edition Tropical Summer Lip Balm Collection

Attention my fellow lip balm fanatics! Have you heard? Walgreens has a new, limited edition Revo lip balm line for Summer 2015 and it's now popping up in stores. Fun, fun, fun!

Many thanks to my pal @tinybubblesfloating on Instagram for this one. She spotted this new LE collection at her local Walgreens last week and was nice enough to share some pics with us. Take a look!

image credit: @tinybubblesfloating for Nouveau Cheap
Walgreens Revo Summer 2015 Limited Edition Tropical Summer Lip Balm Collection
(retail: $2.99 each, 0.25 oz)


Keep reading for more pics and info...

Two Additional Nip + Fab Lines Now Available at CVS

I know a lot of you were happy when Nip + Fab came to CVS a while back, so I thought you'd like you know that in addition to the Glycolic Fix products that CVS has been carrying, there are two additional Nip + Fab lines now available at CVS stores nationwide:

Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix and Dragon's Blood Fix lines now at CVS

These two lines debuted at CVS stores on July 1st, so you should be able to find them in your area now (if you haven't seen them already). For more info about both of these lines, check out the Nip + Fab website here.

Are you a Nip + Fab fan? I've been eyeing some of their products for a while now (I love that I can use my Extra Bucks in conjunction with a sale since these products are at CVS). If you've tried any Nip + Fab products, I would love to hear from you. What do you like? Is there anything you'd like to see me review?

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (7/5 - 7/11)


The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sale Wrap-Up was recently featured in All You Magazine's article, "10 Smart Ways to Save Money on Makeup." What an honor! (Special thanks to reader @moonlightelegie for the tip!)

Keep reading for your weekly wrap-up of drugstore beauty sales and more...

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Lipstick League - Week of 6.29.15



The Lipstick League Question of the Week

 What was your first “signature scent’? Do you still wear it? 

G's answer: The first perfume that I can really recall being a signature scent was Anais Anais by Cacharel, which I wore constantly in junior high (fun fact: Anais Anais was actually Cacharel's first fragrance and it debuted in 1978). I wore it every day for a long period of time and then I completely burned myself out on it (if I remember correctly, I moved on to Giorgio Beverly Hills or Liz Claiborne in the yellow triangle bottle, if anyone remembers those!). But it was only until very recently that could I come to truly appreciate Anais Anais again. In fact, I purchased a bottle several months ago when I saw it at Ross, and I fell back in love with it all over again! I'd say I wear it probably once every two weeks now. PS: I've heard people say that Cacharel reformulated Anais Anais and that it doesn't smell like the original anymore, but I swear that the new bottle I purchased at Ross smells exactly how I remember it.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

My Beauty Bunny - In the mood for a bright and colorful summer palette that's also cruelty free? The oh-so-pretty Pacifica Power of Love Coconut Infused Mineral Eye Shadow Palette is a must see! (And available at Target.)

My Newest Addiction - Need some fabulous new lippies? Laura shares with us a few of her new favorite things from Rouge Bunny Rouge and the Glassy Gloss shades she has are gorgeous.

Nouveau Cheap - G. finally (finally!) tried some ColourPop eyeshadows! Check out her in-depth review of the ColourPop + CoffeeBreakwithDani Metamorphosis Quad here.

Prime Beauty - takes the new Too Faced new Born This Way foundation for a spin. Does it live up to the hype?

Friday, July 3, 2015

Huge Update to 4th of July Beauty Sale Round-Up


Whether you're into drugstore, high-end, indie, WoC beauty, Asian beauty or all of the above (that would be me!), be sure to check out my 4th of July Beauty Sale Round-Up (updated regularly with tips from YOU). I just did a very large update, so if you haven't checked out the list in while, get over there!

Thank you so very much to everyone who has contributed to the list so far--you are helping so many of us with your tips and info!

It's Back! Lush Limited Edition Shark Fin Soap Available 7/5 - 7/19 Only

I received some press info today about this and I wanted to make sure you knew about it in case you're planning a Lush haul this weekend:

Lush Limited Edition Shark Fin Soap is back for 2015
(100% of profits go to FinFree™ campaign)

Keep reading for more info about this very special soap that only comes around once a year...

HOT (And I Do Mean Hot) Ulta Deals

Lots to cover in this post, so sit back and take a few minutes to soak it all in!

NOTE: I will be adding most of this to my 4th of July Beauty Sale Round-Up as soon as I'm done with this post (I have A TON of new deals I'll be adding to that round-up right after I'm done with this post!).


Keep reading for the run-down of everything going on at Ulta right now...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Review: ColourPop + CoffeeBreakwithDani Metamorphosis Super Shock Shadow Quad

Finally, a ColourPop review, right? I swear I have had a wishlist going for over a year now, but every time I think I'm ready to pull the trigger, they release something new and I end up shuffling around my "must-haves" and starting my darn list all over again! I was able to place an order for some of the new Ultra Matte liquid lip colors the day they went live, so expect another review from me for those as soon as I get my order (should be any day now).

But today, I'd like show you the Metamorphosis Super Shock Shadow Quad, which is a collaboration with CoffeeBreakwithDani on YouTube.

Full disclosure: I am friends with Dani of CoffeeBreakwithDani, and she gave this quad to me when it first debuted. She gave this to me as a gift, and she did not request nor expect me to review it. However, I have been using this quad for a few weeks now and I love it so much that I really want to share it with you while it's still available for purchase (in case you might like to order it). I am certainly not the only blogger to love this quad (Temptalia gave it an "A" rating and many others have given it high marks as well), but I thought you might like to know my thoughts since these are the first ColourPop eyeshadows I have ever owned.

ColourPop + CoffeeBreakwithDani Metamorphosis Super Shock Shadow Quad
(retail: $20 on the ColourPop website; 4 x 0.07 oz.)

Keep reading for my full review...

Now Through 7/5: Get the Sephora Inside JCPenney Sun Safety Kit for $19 (Regularly $27; $104 Value)

Many thanks to reader @shannnyn on Instagram for this tip:

image credit: @shannnyn for Nouveau Cheap

Back at the end of May, I compared for you the Sephora Sun Safety Kit to the Sephora Inside JCPenney Sun Safety kit HERE, and I think we all agreed that the regular Sephora kit was a better value. HOWEVER, the Sephora Inside JCPenney Sun Safety Kit is on sale now through 7/5 for $19 (in-store only, only at Sephora Inside JCPenney locations). Since they're knocking $8 off the price for the weekend, that does make it a much better value, so I want to make sure you know about it!

AND DON'T FORGET that you can also still get a FREE Benefit Cosmetics luggage tag by printing out or showing this coupon from your phone at Sephora Inside JCPenney stores right now!

PS: I have also added this deal to my 4th of July Beauty Sale Round-Up here (by the way, if you haven't checked my list in a while, get over there because I've added lots of new deals today!).

Thanks so much, @shannnyn, for the tip about this! Also, thanks to readers @facebymary and @belleofthebeers for tagging me on their pictures of this deal on Instagram today!

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