Sephora Spring Bonus Sale Event

Sephora Spring Bonus Sale Event

It’s Sephora’s turn for great beauty deals! The Spring Bonus Sale Event goes from April 13th-16th and again April 20th-23rd for VIB Rouge members who will receive 15% off. On Friday April 13th, VIB Rouge member can bring a friend in store and extend the Rouge discount to them as well. Plus, you can both receive a free gift bag with samples and a Sephora card case with any purchase.  For VIB members and Beauty Insiders, the sale goes from April 20th-23rd. VIB members will receive 15% off as well while Beauty Insiders will receive 10% off their purchases.  Here are the promo codes if you choose to shop online:

For Rouge members: YAYROUGE
For VIB members: YAYVIB
For Beauty Insiders: YAYINSIDER

Again, since this is a very modest (and pretty passable discount), I really try to strategize when selecting my purchases in order to maximize my bang for my buck! Here are some personal rules and tips that I try to follow to keep my cart from getting out of hand:

Tip #1 – Choose items that are exclusive to Sephora.  Since this retailer doesn’t offer many deals year round, this is a good time to stock up items that you can only find here (e.g. Sephora Collection, Fenty Beauty, Exclusive Sephora Collaborations)

Tip #2 – Take advantage of value sets! These sets are typically priced lower than their actual values, so you’re making a good deal even better with the discount code. This is an excellent way to also try products from a variety of brands or try some favorites from one specific company.

Tip #3 – Check out the sale page! It may seem redundant but this just means double discounts.

Tip #4 – If you know that you will use an item regularly, it may not be a bad idea to stock up on back-ups while they’re on sale.

Tip #5 – Have fun but don’t get crazy, because that can be expensive! Trying new items is just half the fun, so I do let myself get a couple random items to try out.

*Bonus Pro-Tip: If you shop online, don’t forget to take advantage of Ebates. This is a cash back program that I have been using for years! This is in addition to any cash back that you may already receive from your credit card. What a great way to sweeten your deals! Check out Ebates or sign up by clicking here.


Scroll below to check out my top picks for the Sephora Spring Bonus Event!
*Note: The sale prices reflect the VIB Rouge / VIB discount of 15% off

Value Sets

Sephora Favorites –  Power of the Petal (New)
Original Price: $38.00 – Value: $124.00 – Sale Price $32.30

Too Faced – Sex on the Peach Complexion Set (Limited Edition)
Original Price: $45.00 – Value: $85.00 – Sale Price $38.25

Sephora Favorites – Sun Safety Kit
Original Price: $36.00 – Value: $161.00 – Sale Price $30.60

Fenty Beauty – Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set
Original Price: $23.00 – Calculated Value: $21.69 – Sale Price $19.55
(NOTE: Sephora did not disclose the product value on their website so I calculated it based on the prices of a full size Kilawatt Freestyle Highlighter and Gloss Bomb)

Hermès – Garden Collection Coffret Set
Original Price: $50.00 – Calculated Value: $41.82 – Sale Price $33.15
(NOTE: Sephora did not disclose the product value on their website so I calculated it based on the price of a full size bottle of perfume ($138.00 for 3.3.oz)

Marc Jacobs Beauty – The Blacquer Eye
Original Price: $39.00 – Value: $69.00 – Sale Price $33.15

Marc Jacobs Beauty – Enamored With Coconut: Complexion and Gloss Set
Original Price: $75.00 – Value: $149.00 – Sale Price $63.75


Items Already on the Sale Page

Becca – Light Chaser Highlighter in Amethyst Flashes Geode
Original Price: $34.00 – Sale Price: $17.00 – Additional Sale Price: $14.45

Nars – Danger Control Eyeshadow Palette
Original Price: $49.99 – Value: $149.00 – Sale Price: $24.50 – Additional Sale Price: $20.83
*That’s about 86% off the value price! 

Sephora Collection – Bright Future Color Corrector in Peach
Original Price: $14.00 – Sale Price: $7.00 – Additional Sale Price: $5.95


What items will you be picking up during the Sephora Spring Bonus Event? Comment below!

Week 3 (FINAL WEEK) – Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty – My Top Picks for Daily Steals

Week 3 (FINAL WEEK) – Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty – My Top Picks for Daily Steals

 

We’re down to the final stretch! This is the 3rd and final week of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. Hopefully, by now, you’ve already scored some great deals and freebies! This week, Ulta is finishing up the sale event with more amazing steals, even on items that I have never seen so deeply discounted! Check out my top must-haves below. Also, don’t forget that this is also the last week to take advantage of any Hot Buys as well, so check out my separate post here for recommendations!

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Sunday, April 1

Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Eyeshadow Palette – This Beauty Steal is online only. I’m pretty excited to try this out! My sister raves out DOC’s Sassy Siennas Palette, so I have high hopes for their pigmentation. The shades included are: Fluffy (milky pale pink), Rosy (light rosy pink), Wishy Washy (dusty mauve), Spaced Out (muted berry mauve), and Wine Stain (blackberry).

Monday, April 2

MAC Instant Artistry Lip Prep Nude Kit – This is an online-only Platinum Perk, so you must be logged into your Ulta account and have Platinum or Diamond status to be eligible. This set has a $52 value, retails for $39.50, but will be on sale for only $19.75! I’m thrilled to see more MAC items included in these promotional events! This kit includes 3 full-size products: a Prep + Prime Lip Base, a Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, and a Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare. Velvet Teddy has been a long-time staple for me as I often reach for it during work days for a more neutral lip color. Actually, I reach for it everyday! It’s matte but very moisturizing, and it continues to look great even as it slowly fades throughout the day. Ulta previously had a deal where Velvet Teddy alone was 50% off making it $8.75, but this is a great way to try out the lip pencil and Prep + Prime at an excellent price!

Wednesday, April 4

Dermablend Loose Setting Powder – I originally purchased this product in colorless on a whim during last year’s 21 Days of Beauty Event. My combo skin tends to be more oily during Spring and Summer, so I try to use a setting powder to help keep my makeup in place and prevent it from becoming a slip and slide during long work days (biggest pet peeve!). To my surprise, this setting powder actually worked better for me than other cult favorites, including the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, the RCMA No Colour Powder, and the Ben Nye Banana Powder. The Dermablend Powder also works well for baking and really helps to improve the longevity of makeup looks. Plus, there’s a freebie with any Dermablend purchase (scroll down for details)!

Saturday, April 7

MAC Prep + Prime Fix + – For the last day of the 21 Days of Beauty, Ulta is going BIG with this steal! The original scent will be 50% off, making it only $13 for the full-size (3.4 oz)! I have yet to see this item at such a good discount, especially since the mini size (1 oz) retails for $12.  This is the OG of hydrating/setting mists! It gives an instant boost of hydration while creating a soft glow to refresh and set makeup. You can also spray brushes with this prior to dipping into eyeshadows/pigments to help create a more high-impact look! OR you can add small amount of gold/bronze pigment to this bottle, shake it up, and spray all over for that summer glow! There are so many different uses for this, for beginners and pros alike.

If you plan on stocking up on any of these items (or other beauty steals), remember to check out my other post here to learn about rules and limitations to how many you can purchase.

Freebie Alerts:

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* Pro-Tip:  Add either the Deluxe Liquid Facial Soap in Oily or Deluxe Liquid Facial Soap in Mild to your cart. There will a price of $10, but once you add any other item to your cart, this will become FREE!

 

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*Pro-Tip: FREE Leather Cosmetic Bag with any Dermablend purchase (offer valid 3/18/18-4/7/18 or while supplies last). This freebie should be added to your cart automatically.

 

 

*Bonus Pro-Tip: Whether you are part of Ulta’s Rewards Program or not, don’t forget to take advantage of Ebates. This is a cash back program that I have been using for years! This is in addition to any cash back that you may already receive from your credit card. What a great way to sweeten your deals! Check out Ebates or sign up by clicking here.

Week 2: Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty – My Top Picks for Daily Steals

*Ding ding ding! Time for Round 2! The fun continues for Week 2 of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. This week is filled with great deals on a variety of makeup and skin care products. I am definitely stocking up on one item specifically…Can you guess what it’ll be? There a couple well-loved products that I’ve used up before and plan on re-purchasing as well as a couple items that I am very intrigued to try, especially at these low prices. Check out my top picks for this week below! Also, every item that I’ve featured below also has a free gift with purchase once you meet the spend requirement, so make sure to scroll through the end!

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Sunday, March 25

It Cosmetics Airbrush Smoothing Foundation Brush #102 – This is a medium-sized, loose paddle brush with a fluffy rounded tip that works best with liquid or cream foundations. I usually like to apply my liquid foundation with a brush prior to buffing it out with my Beauty Blender. This brush, in particular, has stellar reviews (4.5 stars out of 201 reviews on the Ulta website) for a smooth, streak-free application. Have any of you tried this brush? What do you think? I’m tempted!

Tuesday, March 27

Kopari Beauty Coconut Melt – This is an online-only promotion and will be a definite re-purchase for me. I initially purchased the mini size (2.5 oz for $18) to try it out and absolutely love it. This is a steal, since you actually get the full-size (5.1oz) for 50% off making it only $14! It can be used as an all-over body moisturizer (my favorite way to use it), under-eye hydrator, makeup remover, and lip soother. It’s 100% organic, vegan, phthalate-free, cruelty-free & GMO-free. Sourced from the Philippines, this coconut oil smells like a tropical paradise!

Friday, March 30

Lime Crime Hi-Lite Palettes – This is another online-only deal that I’m intrigued about. I haven’t tried much from Lime Crime other than their Velvetines. However, these highlight palettes look great and come in a variety of shade options. There are 6 different palettes (each with 3 different highlight shades) available on the Ulta website, including the Fairies Hi-Lite Palette, which is an Ulta exclusive. I’m tempted to try out the Blossoms Hi-Lite Palette for a bronzy glow this summer! Have you tried any of the Hi-Lite Palettes?

Saturday, March 31

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil – I wait all year long for Ulta’s Spring 21 Days of Beauty for THIS item! I use it everyday for an easy way to create more precise, hair-like strokes. This is a holy grail item for me, so I’ll be stocking up. I could rave about this item all day, or you can see the 4.5 star-rating out of 5,824 reviews on the Ulta website. There are 10 shade options available online, which is quite impressive compared to other brow brands. However, don’t forget to check out my other blog post here to learn about limitations on how many can be purchased. Also, ABH also has a gift with purchase (see below) that you can also take advantage of!

Freebie Alerts:

Screen Shot 2018-03-18 at 12.43.46 PM*Pro-Tip: FREE deluxe Coconut Rose Toner with any $28 Kopari Beauty purchase (offer valid 3/18/18-4/7/18 or while supplies last). If you purchase 2 Kopari Beauty Coconut Melts when they are on sale for $14 each, you would qualify for this freebie! This freebie is online only and should be added to your cart automatically once you’ve met the spend requirement.

 

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*Pro-Tip: You can also receive a FREE Mini Lip Gloss in Kristen and Compact Mirror with any $45 Anastasia Beverly Hills purchase (offer valid 3/18/18-4/7/18 or while supplies last). This freebie is online only and should be added to your cart automatically once you’ve met the spend requirement.

 

*Bonus Pro-Tip: Whether you are part of Ulta’s Rewards Program or not, don’t forget to take advantage of Ebates. This is a cash back program that I have been using for years! This is in addition to any cash back that you may already receive from your credit card. What a great way to sweeten your deals! Check out Ebates or sign up by clicking here.

 

 

Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty – Hot Buys

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As I shared in my last post (Tips for Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty), Hot Buys are promotions on specific items that run through the entirety of the sale event or until supplies last. Some popular items do tend to sell out quickly, so if there is something you have your eye on, don’t wait too long! Now these items are discounted less than Ulta’s daily Beauty Steals, so I usually don’t find myself purchasing many of these. However, there are a few on my wish list.

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Face and Lip Faves: 

Tarte Ready, Set, Radiant Skin Mist – Facial sprays have become very popular over the past few years as a quick way to freshen your skin. This skin mist is advertised to have “skinvigorating” ingredients such as cucumber extract, apple extract, tea seed oil, and eucalyptus leaf oil. It is also vegan, hypoallergenic, and fragrance free. I’m a big fan of Tarte, so I may try this mist as a way to soothe and re-hydrate my skin throughout the day. I also like to leave a face mist like this by my bedside to quickly spritz after my nighttime skincare routine and before I sleep.

Lipstick Queen Saint and Sinner LipstickAlthough I’m more intrigued about some of their color changing lipsticks, this is still a great opportunity to try their formula. Saint lipsticks tend to be more sheer while Sinner products are more opaque. I’ve heard and read reviews raving about the pigmentation, comfort, and longevity of these products so I may just have to test these out myself.

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Eye Faves:

Although I don’t have any must-have picks for myself this time, the Shiseido Eyelash Curler has been a cult favorite, especially for Asian and almond shaped eyes. It also features a silicone pad instead of rubber, which better helps to curl lashes and keep them curled longer. Who doesn’t like sky-high lashes?! Although this is a decent discount, I believe you can find it for a slightly lower price during other promotions or elsewhere. However, rest assured that this is still a solid buy since you can reuse this many MANY times.

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Skincare Faves:

Patchology Spoiled Rotten At-Home Pampering Kit – I haven’t tried anything from Patchology, so this is a great way to test out their product line. This set includes a pair of FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels (would be great after a long flight!), FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels, an Illuminate FlashMasque Facial Sheet Mask, and a PoshPeel Pedi Cure Intensive Foot Peel Treatment. I’m most intrigued about the foot peel. Although I don’t have very dry skin around my heels, I’ve heard wonderful things about this product and it’s efficacy compared to other foot peels on the market.  This set comes with a cute reusable makeup bag too. It could make for a great gift or for a girls night in with friends!

Freebie Alerts:

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*Pro-Tip: If you plan to make any purchases this week, be sure to click on this link to to add a FREE deluxe sample of the Murad Deluxe Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion. –It will show a price $10.00, but when you add it to the cart, the price will adjust to free! This freebie is available while supplies last. *SOLD OUT*

 

*Another Pro-Tip: Whether you are part of Ulta’s Rewards Program or not, don’t forget to take advantage of Ebates. This is a cash back program that I have been using for years! This is in addition to any cash back that you may already receive from your credit card. What a great way to sweeten your deals! Check out Ebates or sign up by clicking here.

What Hot Buys are you purchasing? Comment below!

 

 

Week 1: Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty – My Top Picks for Beauty Steals

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Let the games begin! Beauty lovers can hit the ground with Week 1’s Beauty Steals during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. There are lots of great products included at even better discounts than the Hot Buys. You can check out my other blog post regarding those deals here.  Find out what my top picks for this week below! I’ll definitely be shopping online (and also maybe even in-store too) to take advantage of these steals!

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Sunday, March 18 

LORAC PRO Palette 3 –  The first day of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty kicks off with an amazing deal! However, this is a Platinum Perk that is only available online. This means that you must be signed into your Ulta account and have either Platinum or Diamond status to be eligible for this deal. This edition of the PRO palette line is highly loved and rated (4.5 stars out of almost 500 reviews on the Ulta website). It features 8 shimmer shades and 8 matte shades to give an endless amount of makeup looks. This is a great collection of shades for makeup artists and beginners alike as it features plenty of neutral colors that can be used year round. Here are the shade names for the top row (mattes): Blanc, Canvas, Cool Taupe, Pink Nude, Clay, Terracotta, Dark Brown, and Jet Black. The bottom row (shimmers) includes: Light Gold, Almond Pearl, Medallion, Light Pewter, Amethyst, Rose Bronze, Dark Mocha, and Truffle. You also receive a free LORAC gift with purchase (see below under Freebie Alerts).

Tuesday, March 20

Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit –  I have become a huge fan of Clinique for the past year, especially as I’ve learned how my skin type can change throughout the different seasons. This brand has become a staple in my skincare routine, whether my skin is feeling extra dry in the winter or slippery and oily in the summer. I included it in my winter skincare blog post hereIn fact, my love for this brand started after I purchased one of these introduction kits during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty last year. Clinique skincare features a numbering system to help you determine which products would be best for you. Generally, it goes from very dry-1 to oily-4. (See the chart below). Each kit includes a facial soap, toner, and moisturizer. Also, don’t forget to scroll down to see Freebie Alerts for an even better deal!

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Saturday, March 24

Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – This is my holy grail eyeliner that I have been using for several years. It’s longevity and high pigmentation make it worthwhile for me even at full price, so you can best believe I will be stocking up! This product is tried and true through long work days and even unforgiving weather. It’s waterproof and glides along the skin without skipping. I also appreciate that the thin marker-tip makes perfecting a cat-eye look much easier. I usually purchase it in the shade intense black.  I shared some info about limitations on how many items you can purchase during the sale in my previous blog post here, so don’t forget to check that out if you plan on stocking up on this deal too! I’ve included a few pics of me wearing this eyeliner, but you can pretty much bet that every picture of me on my Instagram features it, since honestly wear this everyday. *UPDATE: There’s a new free gift with purchase for Stila! Scroll down to see it!

 

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Freebie Alerts! 

Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.24.49 PM*Pro-Tip: If you plan to make any purchases this week, be sure to click on this link to to add a FREE deluxe sample of the Murad Deluxe Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion. –It will show a price $10.00, but when you add it to the cart, the price will adjust to free! This freebie is available while supplies last. *SOLD OUT*

 

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*Pro-Tip: Receive a FREE deluxe Light Source 3-in-1 Illuminating Primer in Dawn with any $35 Lorac purchase (offer valid 3/18/18-4/7/18 or while supplies last). When I placed my order for the PRO Palette 3 this morning, it still qualified for this freebie, even at the discounted price! This freebie should be added to your cart automatically once you’ve met the spend requirement.

 

Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.50.23 PM*Pro-Tip: You can also receive a free Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer Camouflage plus 24-Hour Wear with any $25 Clinique purchase (offer valid 3/7/18-3/24/18 or while supplies last). This freebie should be added to your cart automatically once you’ve met the spend requirement. As I publish this blog post, the following shades are available to choose from:  Very Fair 04, Moderately Fair 14, Medium Fair 18, Deep 24, and Deep 2

 

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*Pro-Tip: Receive a FREE deluxe Huge Extreme Lash Mascara with any $35 Stila purchase (offer valid 3/18/18-4/7/18 or while supplies last). This freebie should be added to your cart automatically once you’ve met the spend requirement.

 

 

*Another Pro-Tip: Whether you are part of Ulta’s Rewards Program or not, don’t forget to take advantage of Ebates. This is a cash back program that I have been using for years! This is in addition to any cash back that you may already receive from your credit card. What a great way to sweeten your deals! Check out Ebates or sign up by clicking here.

What steals are you grabbing this week? Comment below!

 

Tips for Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty

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It’s that time of year, folks! I swear I just finished writing my last blog post about the Museum of Ice Cream (check it out here) and after a quick *blink* it’s suddenly March! But that’s ok, because March is the time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, and …. Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty.

What is the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Event?

For those who are unfamiliar, Ulta hosts this promotional event yearly. For 21 days, Ulta has special deals on a wide variety of makeup, skin, and hair products. This year, the sale begins tomorrow, March 18 and runs through April 7. Now during this promotional period, Ulta offers Hot Buys and Beauty Steals. Hot Buys are sale items that are honored for the entirety of the 21 days or until supplies last, which can actually be quite brief for popular items. Hot Buys can be up to 40% off the retail price. Beauty Steals, however, are only valid for that particular day so just like a beauty burglar, you have to act fast! These steals are until supplies last as well and can be up to 50% off the retail value.

Are the promotions in-store or online?

You can shop in-store or online. However, some items are only available at a discounted price online. They are usually advertised as such on their website, so keep your eyes open!

What about shipping?

If you have Platinum or Diamond status within Ulta’s Ultimate Rewards Program, the beauty steals will ship free along with any other items you include in your order (sale items or not). Otherwise Ulta’s website usually has a $50 order minimum in order to qualify for free standard shipping. *Pro-Tip: Whether you are part of Ulta’s Rewards Program or not, don’t forget to take advantage of Ebates. This is a cash back program that I have been using for years! This is in addition to any cash back that you may already receive from your credit card. What a great way to sweeten your deals! Check out Ebates or sign up by clicking here.

Are there free gifts with purchase (GWP)?

Absolutely! This is one Ulta benefit that dominates over other competitors’ like Sephora. With any online purchase on the Ulta Website, you receive a free pack of 3 samples or so. You can pick from hair, skincare, or a variety sampler. Also, make sure to check out the GWP page here to see if your purchase qualifies for even more freebies. Keep in mind that the gifts with purchase often require that you buy a specific brand and may have a minimum purchase amount to qualify. In addition to this, Ulta often has other surprise GWP offers or “beauty breaks” so watch out for these too!

Can I apply coupons to these sale item?

Unfortunately, you cannot apply any additional promo codes or coupons to the Daily Steals or Hot Buys. However, if you add additional items to your cart that are not part of these promos, you can apply a coupon to them. (Be sure to read the specific coupon for additional exclusions though). For example, as I compose this post, you can apply coupon code 642971 to receive $3.50 off a qualifying $15 purchase. *Excludes salon and Benefit Brow Bar services, fragrance, prestige brands of cosmetics & skincare, some prestige brands of haircare & nail, Dyson, Morphe, Beauty Steals® Beauty Deals™ and clearance.

Is there a limit to how many items I can purchase?

This is a great question if you plan on stocking up on staple items that you use all year round! For me, this would apply to eyeliner, eyebrow pencils, and skincare items that are holy grails for my routine. (I’ll share these sale picks in my next blog posts so keep an eye out!) The answer is yes. Each customer is limited to 2 per sale item. However, online, you are limited to 2 per shade. For example, if you are a big fan of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, you may purchase 2 in the shade Medium Brown, 2 in Ebony, 2 in Chocolate, and 2 in Taupe online. Alternatively, if you were to go to an Ulta store, you are limited to only 2 Brow Wiz items, regardless of shades. *Pro-Tip: Ladies (and gentlemen), if you want to stock up on a particular item, this is a good time to convince your significant other to take a romantic date to Ulta with you, so they can purchase 2 of an item, and you can purchase your 2.

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Now who’s ready for some Hot Buys and Beauty Steals?!

Top Picks For the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

Top Picks For the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

I may be thousands of miles away right now, but I can’t help it – The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is going on back home in the U.S., so I had to take a peak at the selection. As usual, there are thousands of pages of items online, so I’m rounding up my top picks! I’ve included items that I already have and think are worthwhile (especially at these promotional prices) as well as new items I’m planning to add to my closet. Take a look below!

 

Steve Madden – Gabbie Thich High Boot 

Original Price: $129.95 – Was: $99.90 – Now: $77.96 (40% off)

Mini review: I highly recommend these thigh high boots! I purchased these last week at a higher price as a last minute grab before I left for my trip, and they have been great to have so far! The low 2″ stacked heel is comfortable for walking while the thigh high style is great for going out. This has been a solid pick when going to to grab drinks/dinner and walking to the metro station here in Hong Kong. The suede shaft itself is rather narrow, which keeps the boot from falling but does make it a bit tricky to put on, especially if you’re wearing pants. I sized up by half a size (normally wear a size 6 but got a 6.5). Check it out here

 

BP. Rib Trim Long Cardigan

Original Price: $49 – Now: $29.90 (35% off)

Every closet needs a staple long cardigan to quickly throw on. I really like this in the beige oatmeal medium heather color. I would recommend to size down.  Check it out here

Leith Easy Circle Cardigan

Original Price: $75 – Now: $44.98 (40% off)

This might be the winning pick that I add to my closet! I love the rounded hem, which gives the sweater a nicer silhouette, especially to help better frame my petite stature. Plus, the pink adobe is a great way to stay neutral but add a bit of color to an outfit, especially as spring approaches. Again, I would size down. Check it out here

BP. Twist Hem Tee

Original Price: $29 – Now: $18.90 (35% off)

I like how this top literally puts a twist on a basic piece (pun intended haha). This is cute by itself, but I’ll probably find myself wearing it under one of the long cardigans featured above. The page says true to size, but I’ll size down to an XXS. Check it out here

Elly Wrap Dress

Original Price: $49 – Now: $29.40 (40% off)

This is a great versatile piece that you can dress up or down. I like that the flowers add some color, making this a good transition piece as the season changes. The wrap style is also very easy to throw on and comfortable to wear. Pair it with heels for the office or throw on a leather or denim jacket for a more laid back look with booties. Check it out here

Leith Bell Sleeve Sheath Dress

Original Price: $69 – Now: $34.50 (50% off)

This is where trendy meets smart! The navy color, stretch crepe material, and tailored cut make this office appropriate while still incorporating this season’s fun bell sleeve. This would also make a great outfit pick for any upcoming graduations in the Spring. Check it out here

MAC Snow Ball Prep + Prime Fix+ Kit

Value $36 – Original Price: $20 – Now: $15 (25% off)

I’m quickly ordering before it sells out again. Over the past few months, MAC fans have been seeing this well-loved kit come and go due to its popularity. It’s fun way to try out a MAC cult favorite in 3 different scents: coconut, rose, and lavender. Luckily, I’ve heard that these scents will soon be available in full size, but I prefer this kit of travel-friendly sizes. Check it out here

MAC Glow Kit (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Value: $90 – Original Price: $59.50 – Now $33.75 (40% off)

This is quite a beauty bargain!  This set includes an Extra Dimension Skinfinish in either the shade Beaming Blush (my pick) or Doublegleam, a mini strobe cream, and a MAC 127 split fibre  brush. Thus brush alone is normally $35. The Extra Dimension Skinfinish is a buildable highlighter that can also be used lightly for an all-over glow. Check it out here

*Pro Tips: As usual with Nordstrom, keep checking back online if the size/color/item you want is out of stock. Nordstrom does a wonderful job of refreshing their site frequently during these sales, so there is a chance your item will become available again. Also, don’t forget to maximize your savings by taking advantage of any promotions through your credit cards. For example, for those without the Nordstrom card, I believe the Chase Freedom card is offering 5% cash back on department store purchases.

Happy shopping! What are your picks for this sale?