Lancome 2 day Online Bonus

Had to write a quick post, just learned of a fabulous online bonus from Lancome that expires tomorrow night at midnight EST. They’re calling it their “Fall Deluxe Sample Collection,” which includes 3 lipsticks, 8 eyeshadows, mascara, blush and free shipping! Just spend $35 at and you will receive:

  • Travel all-in-one compact with Color Design Eye Shadow in Kitten Heel, Daylight, Lezard, and Click, and also Blush Subtil in Violet Sunrise
  • 3 full size lipsticks: Color Design Lipstick in Designer Bloom and Pink Attitude, and Color Fever Lipstick in Beige Everyday
  • Deluxe sample of Definicils Mascara
  • A second travel compact with more eye shadow: Color Design Eye Shadow in Latte, Garnet Sensation, Mochacchino, and The New Black

This offer expires at midnight EST on Tuesday August 26. Just enter code FALL at checkout. One per customer, while supplies last.

Macy's · Sephora

Sephora Beauty Insider/Origins Bonus

Are you a Sephora Beauty Insider yet? Its a pretty nifty program. Its free to sign up, you can sign up online or in store, and they keep track of how much you spend. Once your “beauty bank” reaches 100 points (that is, when you’ve spent $100), you get your choice of one of three free deluxe sample (really nice ones, too – the selection changes frequently).

They also have really neat “beauty insider only” products, like this one, which is a one week early pre-launch of their huge Blockbuster Palette. This thing is awesome for makeup junkies: it contains 71 eyeshadow shades, 13 cream eyeshadow shades, 5 blushes, 1 compact powder, 60 lip glosses, one lip liner, one eyeliner, 4 brushes, and 3 sponge-tipped applicators, all in a shiny black case. This for the incredible price of only $48.00!

They are making this available exclusively to Beauty Insiders for one week before they begin selling it to the general public. And if you combine this with the three free samples you always get, and the bare escentuals 10 day free supply of bareMinerals SPF 15, this makes a great purchase for any beauty junkie. Add one of these Sephora Girls Lip Gloss Key Rings for $2 or this fragrant citrus sage shower gel for $4 and you also get free shipping, too!

Also new today, Macy’s has a fantastic Origins bonus with purchase. You get to choose one of 3 generous deluxe sample sets with any purchase, plus free shipping if you spend $50. These are the 3 sets to choose from:

  • A Perfect World Core Skin Care Set includes deluxe trial sizes of Deep Cleanser with White Tea, Liquid Moisture with White Tea, Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea, and Intensely Hydrating Body Cream
  • Dr. Weil Skin Care Set includes deluxe trial sizes of Plantitode Mega Mushroom Face Cleanser, Plantitode Mega Mushroom Face Cream, Plantitode Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion, and Plantitode Mega Mushroom Body Cream
  • Origins Organics Skin Care Set includes deluxe trial sizes of Foaming Face Wash, Purifying Tonic, Nourishing Face Lotion, and Silkening Body Spritz.

For free shipping on orders over $50 enter code ORIGINS at checkout.

Gift with Purchase

Smashbox Updates Web Site

I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to write new posts Monday through Friday only, or on weekends too. So weekend updates will most likely be shorter. But I did want to share this with you.

Smashbox has done a do-over on their web site to make it more user friendly. In honor of this event they are offering free shipping on all orders (within the contiguous US), plus you always receive free samples with every order. In addition, if you spend over $50, you will receive a free Fusion Soft Lights (full size!) in shade Sunset, use code SECRETS at checkout. (That’s a $30 value, for free!) This offer expires August 29 or while supplies last.

Smashbox is also offering a new promotion called “Let’s Do Lunch.” If you shop on their site on Tuesday or Thursday and check out between 9AM and 2PM PST, you will receive a free gift with your purchase. (What that gift is isn’t specified – maybe every Tuesday and Thursday they’ll update the site? I’ll check back on Tuesday.) See this page for details. (It looks like if you checkout between those hours, you only get one free gift, so I don’t think you can combine it with the above code.)

Also, just found out that Urban Decay is currently running their Friends and Family sale, save 30% off of every purchase, just use code FFL30 at checkout. Receive free shipping if you spend over $75. This expires on 8/28.

Clinique · Sephora

Bare Escentuals/Philosophy/Clinique Gifts With Purchase

Here are the newest beauty gifts with purchase available online:

Sephora is offering a free 10 day trial of Bare Escentuals mineral makeup! This is a fabulous, generous bonus! You can get it online free with any order, or pick it up for free at your local store. The offer is for a free 10-day supply of Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation plus a free baby kabuki brush. For online purchases enter code MYSHADE and choose your preferred shade at checkout. At Sephora you always receive free shipping if you spend over $50, and you can choose 3 free samples of your choice with every purchase.

Philosophy is offering a free Falling in Love 0.5 oz spray fragrance with any purchase of $50 or more on their website. Use offer code skinkits at checkout; this offer ends on August 26. You will also receive free shipping and 2 deluxe samples! If you are new to this brand, they have wonderful skincare products and my favorite of all time bath and shower gels. They have a super jump starter kit which includes four of their best selling skincare items for $50.

At today, you can receive a free handsome black dopp kit for the man in your life, with any purchase, while supplies last. Plus they are also offering free shipping on any purchase! Just enter code KIT at checkout. (Clinique allows you to use two offer codes per order.) Plus, if you are a member of “Club Clinique” you will receive a free deluxe sample of your choice at checkout. To join the club all you have to do is sign up on their web site for free!

Estee Lauder

Bliss Spa on Sale/Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials

I received an email from Bliss Spa that they are having a blowout sale on their site. If you haven’t used Bliss products yet, you are missing out. They have wonderful spa quality products, my favorite of which is probably their lemon and sage body butter (this product isn’t on sale, but loads of nice ones are). Bliss does have actual spas in major cities across the country, but I haven’t been fortunate enough to visit one of them yet. (A spa with a brownie bar – how cool does that sound? Forget the mineral water, hand me some chocolate!) This sale includes several items from their sleeping peel line and laboratoire remède products, plus clothing, jewelry, and other items. Here’s a coupon to entice you even further: save an additional 10% off the already reduced sale prices, just enter code 088920 at checkout. Bliss always sends a couple of great deluxe samples with every purchase. How great will you feel receiving that beautiful blue box from your UPS driver! (Sale ends August 24 at midnight EDT.)

And today I wanted to give a shout out to Trish McEvoy’s Eye Base Essentials. I’ve been on the search for the perfect pre-eyeshadow base (or, to be truthful, non-eyeshadow base – some days I just do not have the time for eyeshadow). I first tried Benefit’s Lemon-Aid, which is a great product: nice texture, goes on smooth, was easy to remove, but sadly it left me a teensy bit yellow if I chose not to wear shadow that day. So when I ran out of that and was ready to try something new, I next tried Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I really wanted to like it (I received the full size for free, I didn’t want it to go to waste!), but it wasn’t a perfect fit for me. I tried it for a couple of weeks but for my taste it was a little too sticky and not quite so easy to remove. My next try was Trish McEvoy’s Eye Base Essentials in Bare. I’ve been using it every day for more than a week and so far I absolutely love it! A little goes a long way, it goes on easily, and if I feel like just using the base without any actual eyeshadow, it still makes my eyes a little prettier. Ok, the best part is, right now at, with any Trish McEvoy purchase, you will receive a free deluxe sample of Trish McEvoy’s Eye Base Essentials in Bare. Try it, I hope you like it as much as I do!

UPDATE, I just received this email from Estee Lauder and had to share: for 24 hours only on, receive 5 free deluxe samples with any purchase! Offer ends tomorrow, Friday, August 22nd, at exactly 12:00 noon, Eastern Time. This offer cannot be combined with any other Offer Code offer. Plus, you get free shipping if you spend over $50. Wow!