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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hearst Magazines are just $5

I received this exclusive deal in my email, since I am a Hearst reader. Although new subscriptions to these magazines apply to new subscribers only, I may take up on their offer and try a new subscription. Who doesn't love reading new magazines? (I do! I do!)

You can get a year subscription for most Hearst Magazines, including Cosmpolitan,Harpers BAZAAR, Marie Claire, and many others, during their holiday sale for only $5!!

To start ordering....
Go here: https://subscribe.hearstmags.com/subscribe/veranda/21048

Sephora Mini Train Case of Samples

Here are my overdue pictures of the Sephora Beauty Box that I received. With a minimum of $25 purchase, Sephora gave you a mini-train case with 15 beauty samples!

It came in a huge box and I only ordered a palette! So imagine all the tissue paper they used to pack the box..

Underneath all the tissue paper, surprise!

Here are the samples lying on top of the mini-train and box:

A better view of the samples..

It's unfortunate that some of the samples in the advertisement were not available. I even looked at other bloggers' posts and they got the same samples as I did! I would have liked a DKNY Be Delicious sample and it looks like you get an actual bottle of the Clinique makeup. However, it looks like they just copied the image of the sample size portion on there.

Nonetheless, I am happy that I received this mini-train with plentiful of samples!! I haven't used them yet, but I will review them when I do. As a Beauty Insider, I was able to score an extra bonus gift (you get one for every $100 spent), so I chose ....

their reusable shopping bag. (look how easy this is to store!)

Shop Sephora at http://www.sephora.com

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tommy Hilfiger Designer Warehouse Sale- Up to 80% off!

Tommy Hilfiger is having a designer warehouse sale for the Fall/Winter 2008 Collection in Secaucus, NJ. I went there when it opened right before Thanksgiving and I have to say that it is nothing like the regular Outlet stores. All the clothes were in racks and the store atmosphere inside felt a bit dreary. Nonetheless, they had some great outerwear jackets in peacoat and puffy styles for only $50. They also had lots and lots of denim jeans for women and men for only $25. Their selection in skirts were not plenty, but I was lucky to get this.... Their Womens Reed Skirt. It's a cute holiday bubble skirt that I can wear this season :) According to the site, it has a tweed pattern and a waist belt with front tie. It's made of 59% wool, 20% polyamide, 11% silk, 1% lycra. What a great find!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday madness/sadness

I hope everyone had a great day shopping on Black Friday and getting all the great deals that you hoped to get, either you went to Midnight Madness or shopped online. It's wonderful (for us) that retailers are discounting so much since we get such great prices, but sometimes we forget that these are just material goods and that safety is utmost important. I heard in the news today about a Walmart worker in NY who was trampled to death when he opened the doors to let a mob of hungry customers go inside the stores. It's so tragic that this had to happen. Why didn't anyone try to help him? Why did people continue to step all over him? This behavior is disgusting and makes me sick! Everyone needs to practice SAFE SHOPPING..

Note to self: Don't go out to Walmarts on Black Fridays!
Be safe!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

LeSportSac Reopens in NYC Soho Nov 26

LeSportSac is moving.... to: 118 Green St at Prince St. NY NY Check out their new store!

Monday, November 24, 2008

GNC Freebie- Until Nov. 30

Get a FREE drink or energy bar from GNC by giving them this coupon:

To get the coupon..

Go here: GNC Good for a Free Drink or Bar coupon

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hard Candy cosmetics- 75% off!

Found this delicious find yesterday.. everything on the HardCandy website is 75% off! I remember Sephora used to carry their line because I had wanted to get one of their makeup palettes a few years ago, but sadly they don't carry the line anymore. I did find an archived page of HardCandy at Sephora by doing a quick search online. And if they do, everything is sold out..

To see what products that I caught my eye from HardCandy..

The Secret Stash Makeup Kit includes 4 lip glosses, 4 eye shadows, a bronzer and a mattifying powder. All this for only $5.50 (original price is $22) !! It's a great bargain and shipping and handling is only $5 for orders up to $50. You can purchase the Hard Candy Secret Stash Makeup Kit here.

The MixTape is also a trio palette with 3 eyeshadow shades and 3 lipglosses! Very cute and handy to take with you...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Send a Sephora Mistletoe Makeover Holiday e-Greeting Card!

Remember the craze with ElfYourself?
A holiday marketing promotion by OfficeMax, where you can upload pictures of your faces and have it on a dancing elves? Well, Sephora's "Mistletoe Makeover" allows you to send a personalized e-greeting card where you can either "wink" or "kiss" your recipient. Also, when you've completed a card, you get a code to get a free mini lipstick or set of eyelashes, with any online purchase.

Make your Sephora Mistletoe Makeover card here!! Even if you don't want to make a card and spread the holiday cheer (Are you a Scrooge or Grinch?), you can still enjoy some lovely holiday music and leave it in the background..

To get the code here..

the code is: WINKORKISS

Theory Sample Sale in NYC- Starts Nov. 20

Theory's annual sample sale is taking place this Thursday, November 20. I went several years ago and was impressed with their selection. Hopefully they will be able to deliver again this year! They will have Women's clothing, including their "current Fall merchandise of tee's, shirts, sweaters, cashmere, skirts, pants, dresses, jackets, outerwear," according to Clothingline.com

To find out when & where this sample sale takes place..
The schedule is as follows:
November 20 - November 25
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

The Clothingline location:
261 W 36th Street
between 7th & 8th Ave)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kate Spade- Private Sale!

Source: www.katespade.com

Shhh! There's a private sale going on at Kate Spade online and it ends Nov 14!

Their sale includes clothing, handbags, and shoes!

Check it out at... Go to: Kate Spade Sample Sale 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November's My Pretty Pink Box on sale Nov 13!

I first heard about My Pretty Pink Box from Sugar, one of my favorite blog sites, and I thought, What is a pretty pink box? It is basically a sampling of different *Beauty* products from sponsors who want to promote their merchandise. There is a small fee for a box, (November's will cost you $11.99 + shipping), but it is a great gift to give to someone you know or to yourself to try out various products. Each month, you will see who the sponsors are and you will get a majority of the sponsored products, including 1-2 full size products.

Order your Pretty Pink Box here! On SALE Thursday, November 13 at 7AM(Pacific time)/10AM(Eastern)

November's pretty pink box will include sponsors from...
Jesse's Girl Cosmetics
The Brow Collection
Purely Cosmetics
Mixed Chicks
Lure Beauty
and many more!

To get a complete list, click here.

NYLON and Burton Party in NYC, Wed. Nov 12

Come out tonight to the Burton Flagship Store in New York City to party with Burton and NYLON magazine. There will be free cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, raffles and a chance to purchase limited edition snowboards! Also Gift Bags for the first 200 women who show up. This soiree starts at 7pm, so get there early!

The Burton Flagship Store is located on 106 Spring Street (At Spring & Mercer)

To see who the guest artist will be....

It's Mikey Welsh!! So if you're a fan, don't miss this event!!

Unfortunately, I won't be attending.. I've another event to attend :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Beautify your Smile with Dentyne Ice

Source: www.drfresh.com

Get $1.00 off Dentyne Ice Mouth Rinse in Shiver Mint or Arctic Chill flavors.

To get your coupons...
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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Friends & Family Coupons

Lately, I've been hearing about all sorts of extra discounts, Friends & Family sales, including the Tommy Hilfiger event this past weekend.

Retailers are really trying to give us the extra incentives to make that purchase! And I'm here to help as well. In order to consolidate these offers and bring them to you in a neat and fashionable order, I will simply list and update this post as I see fit.

Comment if you find anything not listed here! Beauty and Ideas appreciates it and so do her loyal readers!

WebsiteDiscountCodeDates (if known)Notes
www.benefitcosmetics.com20% offFRIEND08Until Dec. 10
www.gap.com25% off SALE itemsEXTRA25Until Dec. 11
www.mariobadescu.com15% off SAVE15Until Dec. 11

www.stilacosmetics.com20% offECYX12Until Dec. 16

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Tommy Hilfiger Outlets 40% off -This weekend only!

Tommy Hilfiger is having another Friends and Family event, Nov. 6-9, 2008. Print out the following image with the barcode to get your discount at outlet stores!


Friday, November 07, 2008

November Lucky Magazine & Store events

Lucky magazine has been partnering with select retailers this month, including Express, Dooney & Bourke and Mango, to have fun shopping in-store events. Here is what is going on this month:

Thursday, November 13, 2008 with Express in NYC
*Meet Lucky Style Correspondents at this event and get a free Lucky tote with purchase, while supplies last! Also, if you spend $75 or more, get $30 off!
To RSVP, go here: Lucky Express Event

To get the complete list,

Saturday, November 15, 2008 with Dooney & Bourke in White Plains, NY
*Get Lucky Cashmere gloves when you spend $50 or more!
To RSVP, go here: Dooney & Bourke Event

Thursday, November 20, 2008 with Mango in Queens, NYC
*Receive 30% off
To RSVP, go here: Mango Event

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Shecky's Girls Night Out Pictures

This picture-post has all the pictures that I took at the October NYC Shecky's Girls Night Out event. The event was fantastic and was sooo much fun with so many vendors with their gorgeous products..

Now... for the goodie bag!! To see which companies sponsored the goodie bags, go here: Goodie Bag Sponsors

If you're interested in looking at the goodie bag pictures...

The Rectangular Shecky's Bag

All the products

Aveeno full-size products

Dove samples-body wash and deodorant

BORBA drinks

(Review of these products coming soon!)

*Note: I actually did not get all the products that were listed on the sponsor page. The products must have ran out by the time I picked up my goodie bag. Next time I will get mine earlier!!

I can't wait till the NYC Holiday Night Out and the Spring 2009 Girls Night Out !!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sephora- Friends & Family 20% off- Nov 6-10 only!

Another fabulous find for beauty-lovers! Sephora's Friends & Family discount of 20% is back again and it's only available for 5 days only! November 6-10, 2008.

Use the code: FF2008 to receive your discount during checkout. Unfortunately this is only applicable to online purchases.

I believe you are only allowed to use just one discount code per order, which means you will have to consider the Friends & Family Discount OR the Beauty Box samples .. I will receive my order soon this week so I will let you know how it is!Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Shecky's Beauty Week Fall 2008

Get glam next week, November 10th-16th in New York City when you go to Shecky's Beauty Week! This happens once a year and it's a great way to try out different salons for a much affordable price! Beauty treatments and services are up to 75% off!

The services they offer include: Massages, Nail Services, Facials, Haircuts/Blowouts, and much more! Shecky's Beauty Night Out happened early in October, so in case you missed the fun, Beauty Week will have to do.

Reserve your spot now and

Check out Beauty Week's website.

Also check out Shecky's Beauty Best Awards for 2008, the list of hot beauty products for this year!

Shecky's Holiday Night Out Dec. 18-20

Why let the economy ruin our holiday fun this year? Shecky is having a Holiday Night Out in New York City on December 18-20 and for a limited time only, deluxe goodie bag tickets are $20!! (originally $30)

For more details..

Check out the official Shecky's Holiday Night Out page.

Vote 2008 & Enjoy 44% off at Kenneth Cole

Don't forget to VOTE today!!! After you're done voting, you can enjoy 44% off at Kenneth Cole company stores. Print out the following coupon:

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