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L’Occitane Friends & Family 2009 – Save 25% through Sunday!

November 13, 2009

Happy Friday everyone! I’m getting caught up on my discount/F&F posts here on ABS as there are a bunch of great deals currently going on – 30% off over at Urban Decay, 20% off at Sephora, and now 25% off al L’Occitane! I’m a big fan of several of their skincare products and I’ll definitely be taking this opportunity to check out a lipbalm or two as I’ve heard that theirs are up there with the best. Happy shopping!

Sephora V.I.B. Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event Details

November 13, 2009

Yesterday, November 12, 2009 marked the kick-off of Sephora’s V.I.B. Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event, but for those of you who missed out, no need to fret, it’s going on all weekend!

Print out your e-mails November 13-15 to receive 20% off all purchases all weekend long, and for all of you online shopped enter code: V324HW at checkout to get your 20% savings.

What will you be purchasing with your holiday savings? I may pick up this Clinique powder that a reader requested a review of and maybe some foundation refill pods for my TEMPTU as those things go quickly!

Urban Decay Friends & Family: Save 30%

November 9, 2009

Urban Decay has brought us yet another F&F discount, running from today (11/9/09) through November 20, 2009. Save 30% during Friends and Family by entering code: FNFW1 at checkout.

This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on all the great palettes and liner sets that Urban Decay has been releasing – they make fantastic stocking stuffers!

Lazy Saturday Morning & Sephora 20% Off AGAIN!

November 7, 2009

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Saturday mornings? Waking up at my usual 6am or so, a little dazed and confused, wondering if I should be getting up for work – then coming to the ever so wonderful realization that it’s Saturday, and I don’t need to get up for work. I of course then proceed to roll over and go back to sleep for another two hours or so. It’s really a wonderful thing!

So what are you up to on this beautiful Saturday morning? I’m sitting around on my bed with my laptop, contemplating putting together a few new posts and applying some Einstein Lip Therapy to my lips with random thoughts of Thanksgiving foods floating through my head. I’m thinking a little shopping (and definitely a visit to the post office that is long long overdue) is in order.

As for next week? Well I plan to stop by Sephora Private Holiday Shopping Event, taking place on November 12, 2009 between 7-9 PM, to take advantage of their special 20% discount offer – it’s like F&F all over again! You shoul’ve seen the little happy dance I did when I found this nestled between the pages of the Sephora holiday catalog a few days back. Anybody else planning to go?

I hope that you’re all enjoying a wonderful, leisurely Saturday morning!

Saks F&F Currently Ongoing!

October 15, 2009

Saks’ Friends & Family event starts today, October 15, 2009 and runs through Sunday, October 18, 2009. For these days only, enter code: FRIENDS2 at checkout to receive 10% off beauty & fragrance, 20% off jewelry, and 25% off pretty much everything else.

Please keep in mind that certain brands are excluded, although Saks fails to specify which ones in the fine print.

You can stack the F&F code with the free shipping code OCTSHIP9 for an even better deal! The Friends & Family event is also going on in stores ~ you’re supposed to take in your little postcard you should have received in the mail, but Saks is usually pretty good about giving the discount to anyone who’s shopping there during those days.

What will you be picking up? I’m thinking maybe a La Mer eye cream, but not much else. I’m saving for a fun purchase I’ll be telling you about later today!!

Lisa Hoffman Beauty On Sale @ Gilt!

October 10, 2009

If you’ve read my last review you know that I’m a HUGE fan of Lisa Hoffman’s Lip Moisturizer, and Gilt Groupe currently has it at an absolutely amazing price, so I’m extending an invitation to you to join this great invite-only sample sale site if you’re not already a member so that you can save 30-50% off retail prices.

The Moisturizer alone retails for $24.95 (how much I paid for it) but Gilt has this duo of a full-sized Lip Moisturizer (containing Vitamins A, C and E with olive, avocado and sweet almond oil) and a Lip Polisher (pineapple and papaya extracts that gently remove dead skin from the lips, as well as honey, mango butter, soybean and Jojoba oil to soften and moisturize the lips) for only $12!!!

I don’t know about you, but I plan to be allllll over that set! I’ll be ordering at least 3 or 4 of them (2 for me, 2 as stocking stuffers) and I may just try a few of the other items as well.

*In the interest of full disclosure, Gilt does have an “Invite Friends, Get $25” incentive through which the individual making the referral receives a $25 credit when the referree makes his/her first purchase.* checkFull(“post-” + “1823882970225153049”);

Sephora Friends & Family 2009 Is Almost Here!

October 5, 2009

I don’t know about you, but Sephora Friends & Family is my favorite time of year ~ well other than Christmas and my birthday of course! This year Sephora has decided to bring on the spending spree a bit early, with their 2009 Friends & Family running from October 19, 2009 ~ November 2, 2009.

Enter code: FF2009 (I believe) at checkout to receive 20% off all purchases made during these dates. And per the usual, Sephora should also be e-mailing out a printable coupon.

Sooooo…since we have two weeks to go, I suggest you take this time to share your current F&F shopping lists with me! See this would be the perfect time to have had the forum set up – a great place for discussion. Ahhh well – I promise it’ll be up and running by the time the next F&F rolls around! But back on topic ~ please do share with me in the comments!

My current wishlist:

Save 20% Off Your Stila Purchase of $30 Or More!

October 5, 2009

Sign up for Stila e-mail updates and receive a 20% off (any purchase of $30 or more) coupon delivered directly to your inbox. This is great to use on those holidays gift sets and of course the Barbie Loves Stila collection!

Click here to sign up!

Sephora Cash for Clunkers Now Through 10/12/09

October 5, 2009

So Sephora’s currently got this promotion going on where you bring in 5 unwanted beauty items to receive $10 off any purchase $50 or more ~ not a bad deal if you have 5 items that you were planning to toss in the trash or truly hate. Unfortunately you need an e-mail print-out with a barcode to participate in this program. I don’t plan to use mine if anyone wants it!

My thoughts? Wait a little longer for Sephora’s Friends & Family which is coming very very soon – I’ll have a post up about that in a minute or two. You save 20% and you don’t need an e-mail to use it online, just the code.

Sephora Samples and a Mascara Rave!

October 2, 2009

The nice UPS man dropped off a small Sephora box yesterday, and along with the Stila Barbie palette for my giveaway and a few other items I got to give as gifts were these fabulous samples! I chose the new Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Foundation SPF 20, Lancome Genefique, and Clinique SuperFit.

I also redeemed my 500 points for the Kat von D palette (more on this at a later date – I’ve got reviews and swatches for you, but if you’re contemplating it you may not want to waste your points as I was really disappointed) and then another 100 points for Clinique’s High Impact Mascara.

But the highlight of all these fun samples was by far the BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara which I got by using code: BEFLAWLESS at checkout. I was expecting this to be decent but not any better than Buxom Lash, but (at least based upon my first impressions) this stuff is pretty awesome! I won’t say anything else until I’ve given Flawless Definition more testing, but if you’re planning to place a Sephora order anytime soon be sure to get your deluxe sample!