Tuesday, July 28, 2009

NARS Duo Lip Gloss Trio

I don't often wear lipstick or lip liner. I'm more of a tinted lip balm/lip gloss kind of gal (MAC Tendertones are my fav!).

So, when I discovered the NARS Duo Lip Gloss Trio, I thought, "I have to get it!" However, after looking at my stash of unopened lip glosses, I figured I may not need it now... plus the steep price tag is a good deterrent for an impulse buy.

The Lip Gloss Trio is available at Sephora, Beauty.com and directly from NARS for $49.

Yesterday, en route to do shop for cars with my mother and sister, I took a detour into my fav place for beauty bargains -- TJ Maxx!

Good thing I made the stop... look at what I found...

At only $29.99, I did not hesitate to purchase the NARS this time around -- just saved $19 off original retail price!! In comparison, NARS duo lip glosses retail for $28 each, so this means I just scored three duo lip glosses for the price of one!
The colors included in the NARS Lip Gloss Trio are...

Chihuahua is my current fav of this set!

I did swatch the colors, but the only camera on hand was my Palm Treo 750 (which, as you can see, isn't really good). For nicer swatches and a detailed review on this Trio, click here.

As you can see, it pays to shop at discounted retailers like TJ Maxx and Marshalls. You never know what great bargains you'll find!

Happy shopping!! :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sally Beauty Supply Haul (6/30/2009)

Who knew that paying $5 for a Sally Beauty Club Card could save someone so much $$$!?!? I've had my card for a few months, but the savings haven't been significant -- that is, until last week!

For the month of June 2009, Sally Beauty Supply offered a great GiGi wax package -- purchase a Gigi Wax Warmer for the club price of $29.99 and get three wax accessories ($30 value) for FREE (coupon required)! Having regularly paid $60 for a full leg with bikini wax at The Refinery, I figured owning a waxing kit would be more convenient and save me buku bucks (probably won't save me any amount of pain when ripping hair off my body).

Luckily, I was able to snag the last GiGi Wax Warmer in stock at my local Sally Beauty Supply store -- on the very last day of the month (of course!). The FREE products included GiGi All Purpose Honee Wax (14 oz.), GiGi Natural Muslin Strips - Large (100 count) and a GiGi how-to-wax DVD... all for only $30!

On top of the wax warmer and its free products, I also picked up:
With my Sally Beauty Club Card, 5 in-store coupons and additional savings for being a patient customer (human error on the cash register), my total savings were an incredible $48.05! Granted, I did spend $53... but I saved almost 50% off retail price for everything.

Now, it's time to perfect those waxing skills...