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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review: Softlips Cube Spring 2015 Limited Edition Duo

A few weeks ago, I shared some press info about the new Spring 2015 Limited Edition Cube Duo from Softlips, and today I have a review for you! Softlips sent me this duo for review, but it should now be popping up at mass retailers nationwide (if you haven't seen it already). Let's take a closer look...

 Softlips Cube Spring 2015 Limited Edition Duo
SPF15 Pomegranate Blueberry & SPF15 Peach Mango 
(suggested retail price: $6.49, 0.23 oz. each)

Pomegrante Blueberry is a permanent flavor, but Peach Mango is a limited edition flavor available only in this duo. Both flavors contain SPF15 and both lip balms are full-size (not minis). 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: L'Oreal Colour Riche La Palette Nude 1 and La Palette Nude 2

By now, you've probably seen these palettes at your local CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, etc., or you've at least seen the "Coming Soon" sign in the permanent L'Oreal display at one of those retailers. I found both palettes a couple weeks ago thanks to a tip from reader Jennifer, who told me they had landed at Walmarts here in the San Diego area (thanks again for that, Jennifer!).

These new palettes retail for $15.84 at Walmart (in-store and online) but I've heard from some of you who have spotted them at drugstores like CVS for about $20. So it really depends on where you buy them, but remember that the drugstores run sales and offer store rewards on L'Oreal all the time (plus, there are often manufacturer's coupons for L'Oreal) so if you play your cards right, you'll NEVER have to pay full price as long as you're patient!

So let's take a closer look....

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude 1 and La Palette Nude 2
(retail: $15.84 each at Walmart, 0.62 oz)

Keep reading for my full review, swatches and dupe comparisons...

New HSN Beauty Deals on LORAC, Soap & Glory and More (many with Free Shipping)

If the Soap & Glory sale items you wanted over on Sephora (which I blogged about earlier today) are now sold out, I have an alternative for you today, and MUCH more!

Many thanks to reader @bvega16 on Instagram for letting me know that there are quite a few new deals over on the HSN beauty clearance page today (the one day that I didn't check that page for new deals--I try to check it every morning, rain or shine, but I didn't today, so I'm grateful that @bvega16 had my back!).

BEFORE you head over there, I've got some helpful tips for you, so be sure to keep reading...

New Beauty Deals & News (Soap & Glory, e.l.f., Milani and More!)

Lots of little juicy beauty-related tidbits hit my desk this morning, so I figured I'd put them all into one tidy little post for your reading pleasure. So let's jump right in:

Remember when I mentioned that Soap & Glory is exiting Sephora and returning to drugstores (click here for the scoop on that if you missed it)? Well it looks like we're getting closer to that switch, since everything on the Sephora Soap & Glory page is now on sale HERE. And of course if you have Sephora Flash you get free shipping, no minimum order required. Several things are already out of stock, like that Sugar Crush Body Buttercream I really wanted (*shakes fist*), so don't hesitate if you see something you want and it's still in stock. Get it now.

(Thanks to several of you here on the blog and on social media for this sale tip!)

Keep reading for more deals and news...

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (3/22 - 3/28)

Your weekly wrap-up of drugstore beauty sales and more...


My apologies! In my last post, I mistakenly indicated that the new Spoiled by Wet n Wild display was spotted at Target. It was not spotted at Target--it was spotted at Walmart by reader @nailmattic. Apologies for this oversight! I have updated my original post HERE.

Exciting News for Wet n Wild Nail Polish Fans

CORRECTION: The following display was spotted at Walmart (I previously indicated that it was spotted at Target). Apologies for this oversight!

I've got TWO exciting things to share with my fellow Wet n Wild polish fans today, thanks to reader @nailmattic on Instagram!

image credit: @nailmattic for Nouveau Cheap
Spoiled by Wet n Wild Nail Color display at Walmart

You've probably noticed that the Spoiled by Wet n Wild line appears to be disappearing from CVS stores (it looks like it's being replaced by the new Pop*arazzi polish line). But did you know that Spoiled by Wet n Wild polishes are now popping up at WALMART? @nailmattic just spotted the above display at her Target this week and kindly shared some pics.

But that's not all...

New Target Up & Up Makeup Brushes

I spotted some new-to-me Up & Up makeup brushes on the Target site today, and I'm hearing that some of you have already spotted/purchased these at your local Targets. If you haven't seen these yet, here's a look:

To check out the entire line of Up & Up brushes (including the brushes above), click HERE.

I've noticed that Target has really stepped up their game over the past year or so when it comes to their Up & Up brush line. It looks like they're really trying to stay current and compete with brands like Real Techniques, EcoTools, e.l.f., etc. It's been a while since I purchased an Up & Up brush, but I'm really tempted to try some of these new ones. Have you seen/purchased anything from the Up & Up brush line lately? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

ENDS TONIGHT: 30% off Last Chance Items + Free Shipping on All Orders at bareMinerals

Just in case you haven't heard:

bareMinerals is offering free shipping on ALL orders (no code required) through tonight (3/22) at 11:59PM Pacific. This includes items on the Last Chance page HERE, where items are now listed with an additional 30% off (this extra 30% off ends tonight as well), such as the deal pictured above. Some things are already sold out, so get over there ASAP if you're interested! NOTE: the prices listed already reflect the 30% off discount.

Keep reading for the fine print...

NEW Limited Edition eos + Keds Collection

Lip balm + cute shoes? What's not to love about that, right? In case you haven't heard the news:

Limited Edition Keds + eos Collection
Champion eos Passion Fruit 
Double Up eos Pomegranate Raspberry 
Champion eos Blueberry Acai 

eos has collaborated with Keds for a new line of eos-inspired footwear which includes the three styles you see above. And yes, you receive both the shoes AND the corresponding eos lip balm with your purchase.

This collection is now available on the Shoe Carnival website HERE. The prices run from $49.99 - $54.99, which I think is pretty pricey for Keds, right? But hey, if you're an eos collector, they might be worth the splurge (gotta love that cute lip design).

Here's another look at all three styles (photo from the Shoe Carnival Facebook page):


Glam Mandatory