A BUNCH of beauty bloggers and beauty brands have joined together to put a bevy of their beauty products up for auction through December 20th.
ALL proceeds from the sales of these products go directly to Doctors Without Borders.
So browse and buy now, and know that your beauty buys this December will go directly to a good cause.
MOLTON BROWN is everywhere from posh boutique hotels to airlines nowadays. A far cry from the swinging London salon it was in the 1970s.
But it doesn’t mean the products are any less lush. This British beauty brand makes lovely body products in amazing exotic scents, confirming the truth in their strapline — “Made in England, inspired by the world”.
Gilt Groupe is hosting a Molton Brown sale today starting at 12pm (11am in our fair city, Chicagoans), offering luxury gifts sets, hand wash, lotion, candles, etc.
PS: Gilt Groupe has on offer a HUGE selection of Dr. Hauschka on sale right now too. For those who frequent the aisles of Merz, where you longingly look at the pricey Dr. Hauschka on display, now’s your chance to snap some up at a discount of at least 30%.
IF YOU’RE looking for a beauty bargain, today might be a good day to get one. Get the codes, details and deadlines by which you need to shop here…
AOL Stylelist lists top beauty brands who are offering up to 35% and 40% off and free shipping through tomorrow.
There’s some overlapp with AOL Stylelist, but Daily Makeover also lists some other crack brands that are offering everything from actually good, usable free gifts with purchase to free shipping and more.
FitSugar has a list of brands from Adidas to lululemon with offers on right now.
Real Style Network has some goodies, like Bobbi Brown, Sephora, DHC, Origins and Philosophy.
Temptalia has an exhaustive list of beauty offers on Cyber Monday, including 67% off Ole Henriksen holiday kits and 50% off NYX while supplies last.
People Style Watch lists beauty.com as having Laura Geller at up to an 80% discount.
iVillage has a list in slideshow format that tells us about deals at places like Kiehl’s, C.O. Bigelow, Emerson Made, Forever 21, Nude Skincare and more.
RetailMeNot has a brilliant list of coupon codes for Cyber Monday, including MAC (free overnight shipping) and Boden (30% off and free shipping).
Courtesy of my other beauty blog, www.beautywoome.com.
SORT OF like a box of Whitmans, but sample through this box and you rack up the LBs with a Birchbox Sampler.
It’s the newest in beauty samplers. Yes, there is New Beauty’s Test Tube and Beauty Fix, but this one looks like it’ll take the cake in coolness, product offering and affordability. Test Tube is mad expensive ($30 a pop at least) and while Beauty Fix isn’t bad, I have a hard time finding any brands or products in their pick ‘n’ mix that I’m interested in… or have even heard of before.
Birchbox offers cult brands we all want to try. I know I did when I was 21 and didn’t have the money (or, ahem, job title) to warrant having my very own beauty shelving unit like I do now. It reads like the SKUs in a Space NK — NARS, Benefit, Laura Mercier, Deboraph Lipmann, Lipstick Queen, Kiehl’s, Korres, Oribe, Perricone MD, Phyto, Tatcha, Too Faced and two new ones (Herban Essentials and ReBloom). And no doubt they’ll grow from here, seeing as this is their launch inventory.
Samples come in sizes that average 3 or so uses to give you a good idea of what you’re getting before you buy.
So is it worth it? Membership is $10 a month for 4 to 5 samples (making them approximately $2 each). You can cancel at any time and they sell the full-sized versions of the samples you get in your box, making them easy to buy and you get a discount for the Birchbox points you rack up ($10 for every 100 points). Buy a full year membership in one go and get a $10 discount plus 100 Birchbox point automatically for $10 off your first full-size purchase.
It seems like a good deal if you’re shopping around for normally pricey items but don’t want to splurge before you try.
But, the glaring elephant in the room is (yep, he’s glaring at you)… why can’t you just go to the counter and ask for samples?
Or am I dating myself by supposing that beauty counters still do that sort of thing?