Beauty Event · Gift with Purchase

Bloomingdale’s Beauty Event

Bloomingdale’s is running a Beauty & the Beach beauty event. Online now (and starting in store tomorrow) through July 7 or while supplies last spend $125 on beauty and you can choose a free beach tote. There are several gifts with purchase and deluxe sample offers available during this event.

Bloomingdale's tote gwp

Luckily for me and my arm we are coming into the slowest season of the year for beauty GWPs. July is historically the slowest month, there are just a handful of GWPs on my calendar. Someone asked about Lancome and I found that Dillard’s will be having a lovely Lancome GWP starting around July 14, see this page for a preview. Also the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins July 19 (unless you’re a Nordstrom cardholder, then you will get early access) but the sale always has great GWPs and several wonderful exclusive beauty items. Of course this always happens while I am on vacation (we go to Comic Con in San Diego every year and its almost always that same week) but I will post more information as soon as things are available to the general public.

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Laura Mercier Friends and Family Sale

The Laura Mercier Friends and Family sale began today, for three days only spend $75 and get 20% off, free shipping, and choose two free deluxe samples at checkout. No code is needed to receive the discount; the sale ends June 28. The Dr. Brandt Friends and Family sale also started today, they are offering 20% off any purchase with code FFBRANDT20 at checkout, end date unknown; shipping is free when you spend $49.

Right now at Boscov’s spend $65 on fragrance and receive free shipping and a free pretty floral umbrella, while supplies last.

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Nordstrom Sample Offer

Right now with any $35 beauty purchase online at Nordstrom you will receive free shipping and a free sampler with 12 packette samples, plus you can choose three more at checkout, while supplies last.

Nordstrom sampler offer


  • Click on this link to get $20 off any $100 purchase at through June 30
  • Direct from Clinique today only with any $40 purchase choose three free deluxe samples at checkout
  • Elizabeth Arden has a great zebra tote gift with purchase, spend $79 and get free shipping and a free fouteen piece gift valued at $130 with code BEAUTYSTASH at checkout through July 1 or while supplies last
  • L’Occitane is offering free shipping with any $30 purchase through June 30
  • Right now at Macy’s with any $75 beauty purchase you can choose three free deluxe samples at checkout, plus they have lots of new deluxe sample offers available
  • From Prescriptives get $10 off any $25 purchase plus get free shipping, no code needed, through June 26
  • Direct from Shisiedo spend $60 on makeup and get a free four piece gift, through July 6 or while supplies last; see site for details
  • Whish is has having a sale, buy two get one free on the entire site through Thursday with code thankyou13 at checkout

So saw the doctor yesterday and in fact do not have tendinitis I have epicondylitis (AKA Tablet Elbow), which is apparently worse. I have to get something called a nerve conduction test from a neurologist. (Me: “Sounds expensive”;  Doctor: “Nope, not expensive, but it is painful!” Sigh.) Still in a lot of pain hence the short and infrequent posts, sorry guys. I’m going to start looking into a speech to text option, but for now I will do my best to keep you guys informed of major new fun stuff. Oh, and don’t let this happen to you! This happened to me because I like to read in bed at night with my Kindle Fire HD, which is apparently too heavy for my tiny T-Rex arms to support while laying on my back. I just bought one of these, if I had purchased one months ago I don’t think I would be in this boat now.

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Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase at Von Maur

The crab tote Lilly Pulitzer GWP that is currently available at Belk and Bon Ton is also now available at Von Maur with free shipping with any purchase (free gift with any $35 Estee Lauder skincare or foundation purchase).

Estee Lauder GWP at Belk and Bon Ton

Just a couple of Friends and Family sales I wanted to mention, plus a few other good offers:

  • Today is the last day (sorry) of the Pixi Beauty Friends and Family sale, today only get 30% off any purchase with code FF13 at checkout
  • Stila Friends and Family sale, 20% off plus free shipping with any purchase with code FRIENDS13 through June 21 (excludes items already on sale and gift sets)
  • Temptu Friends and Family sale, 25% off any purchase with code FRIENDS through June 21
  • The Body Shop is having a sale, select products are on sale up to 50% off
  • While supplies last with any purchase from Clinique get a free pair of flip flops, enter the code for your size: 4-5 enter code SML; 6-7 enter code MED; 8-9 enter code LG; or 10-11 enter code XL; you also get to choose one free deluxe sample at checkout
  • Right now Elizabeth Arden is offering free shipping with any purchase, no code needed, through June 28
  • Glossybox has a new Limited Edition beauty sampler, The Wedding Box; for $40 you get seven products valued at $120, see site for details
  • H2O Plus has a new limited edition box, the Editor’s Favorites Beauty Box includes seven products and is a $61 value for just $29.50; they are also having a sale right now, select products are up to 60% off
  • Molton Brown is having a Summer Sale, select items are on sale up to 30% off
  • Right now from Ojon with any $40 purchase receive free shipping and a free travel size trio with code SUMMERKIT through June 23 or while supplies last. Free gift includes travel sizes of Instant Restorative Hair Serum, Revitalizing Moisturizing Mist, and Fade Fighter Weekly Conditioning Treatment
  • At the P&G e-store spend $15 on Pantene products and get a free purple hairbrush, while supplies last; shipping is free when you spend $25
  • From Perricone MD with any $100 purchase receive free shipping and a free Cleanser of your choice ($39 value), just enter one of these codes at checkout: NUTCLEAN for Nutritive Cleanser, HYPCLEAN for Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser, or CITCLEAN for Citrus Facial Wash. All codes expire June 23 or while supplies last
  • From StriVectin with any $75 purchase receive a free full size Volumizing Hand Cream ($29 value), while supplies last
  • Total Beauty Collections is offering 20% off select beauty samplers with code TBC20 through June 21