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Fascinating International Shopping Tip

This is pretty random, but now through the end of the month (March 31, 2013), Saks is offering free shipping to Canada, the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, and Japan on purchases of $99 and up (use code FREESHIP13). I wish they'd make that offer permanent. Americans who want free shipping will have to spend at least $150, and use code SFAMAR.

Nordstrom Nail Polish Flash Sale

Good news, everyone! This weekend only (starting today, August 3rd, ending Sunday, August 5th), Butter London and Deborah Lippmann polishes are both buy-two-get-one-free at Nordstrom. (And shipping is free.) The code is BUYANDSAVE (build your cart, this code will deduct the price of the third polish). Go nuts!

Nordstrom Anniversary Highlights

Nordstrom's anniversary sale officially begins July 20th (and ends on Sunday, August 5th, at midnight, Pacific Time). In the cosmetics department, this annual bonanza means special sets, jumbo sizes, and exclusive products. There's a bunch of stuff out there (click here to browse the whole cosmetics offering online), but I just wanted to highlight a few of the things I am most excited about. First of all, I LOVE the Picasso-esque images Julie Verhoeven created for MAC's anniversary collection...

Bobbi Brown Friends and Family Sale

Exciting news, makeup lovers! is doing a three-day friends and family sale. Take 20% off your purchase April 16–18, no code necessary (free shipping at $65). Actually, I'm not sure from the legal copy whether you have to spend $65 to get the discount... click the image if you want to read the fine print for yourself. Happy shopping!

Neiman Marcus In Circle

Neiman Marcus's InCircle event is April 12–15, and that means gifts with purchase at just about every counter. The gifts are pretty stellar, so if you've been contemplating a purchase, this is a great time. Though I didn't photograph them, the fragrance gifts are also really nice (mini bottles and rollerballs — lovely!). I did my research at Northpark (in Dallas), so gifts may vary slightly at different stores and online. ARMANI Spend $150 at Armani and you'll receive a cute bag containin...

Neiman Marcus Beauty Week

I am SO excited about Neiman Marcus beauty week this year. First, I think the bags are EXTREMELY cute. I actually really like all three colors. Second, I think the samples are great. Sign me up! Dallas people, keep scrolling to the end, because I'm going to highlight the Northpark events together (rather than sprinkling them throughout the post by counter). First, the department gift: spend a mere $100 in cosmetics/skincare/fragrance, and you get your choice of tote bag (bright yellow, bri...

Saks Beauty Week

Saks beauty week is Thursday, February 16th through Saturday, February 25th. Spend $125 in cosmetics and/or fragrance and you'll receive a silver basketweave tote bag (your choice of orange or navy trim) containing packet samples of: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye, Sisley Paris Emulsion Ecologique, Revive Sensitif and Fermatif, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, and Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner. You'll also receive a Lancome Dramming Jar (for your choice of foundation)...

Shopping Tips

I'll admit, I am mostly a "retailer" shopper online — sites like and and make it easy to get free shipping. (And I hate paying for shipping.) But brands' websites do offer better gifts, and I've seen a few lately that I thought you ought to know about: BOBBI BROWN Get a free full-sized Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 in Plumberry with your $65 order at Use code PLUM11. One per customer, valid through April 13th. Get a free ...

NARS Shopping Scoop

I have a very exciting tip for you, readers. Today and tomorrow, the Nordstrom NARS counter at the Dallas Galleria is offering a gift with purchase. This NARS beauty event is actually happening all over the country, but the dates vary, counter to counter. At most counters, you get a gift with $150 purchase, BUT the counter at Dallas Galleria has special dispensation to award the gift-with-purchase at only $100 (!!). The Galleria counter also has options: you can choose either a set of fou... Charity Auction

Readers, I am delighted to report that the charity beauty auction is back for year 2, and the items up for sale are mind-blowingly amazing. This project is the collaborative effort of more than 50 beauty bloggers and brands — who donate new makeup (plus the cost of shipping it to the winner). 100% of your winning bid goes to Doctors Without Borders, an organization dedicated to helping people in need, regardless of their race, religion, or politics. Some of this year's i...

Black Friday and Other Sales

There are a few sale codes floating around out there, and I wanted to make sure you knew about them. Arranged in alphabetical order by brand: ARMANI Take 20% off your order at (plus free 2-day shipping if your order is over $75) with code GAHOLIDAY1. I'm not sure when this one expires. BEAUTE Take 20% off your order at Beaute Cosmetics with the code KARLASUGAR. Valid through the end of the year. (Their lip-and-cheek stains are the best you can buy. Click here ...

Sephora Friends and Family

Sephora's Friends and Family sale (aka 20% off anything and everything they sell) starts today and runs through November 2nd. This year is a little different from years past. You have to visit and enter your email address to request your code — which is unique and single use only. So choose wisely, and make sure you get everything you wanted. Happy shopping!

NARS Shopping Tip

This just in: now through October 31, is offering free 2-day shipping PLUS a free deluxe sample of Orgasm Illuminator on all orders, no code required.

Lancome GWP at Saks

Saks is running a pretty sweet gift with purchase June 14-25. When you purchase $60 or more (in store or online), you'll receive a Chris-Benz-designed tote plus: Definicils Precious Cells Mascara Absolue Hand your choice of Absolue Premium BX or Absolue Precious Cells your choice of Pink gift (L’Absolu Rouge in Pink Sapphire, Juicy Tubes in Moulin Rose, and Blush Subtil in Rose Fresque) or Coral gift (L’Absolu Rouge in Fleur Impressioniste, Juicy Tubes in Coral Rush, and Blush Subtil i...

Bare Escentuals Friends & Family

Sweet! Take 20% off your purchase at or in the Bare Escentuals boutique (I know Northpark in Dallas has one, right next to Nordstrom). The sale starts this Thursday, June 16, and ends Sunday, June 19. Not sure what to get? Here's what I've swatched from the line so far. You should definitely check out their Pretty Amazing liquid lipsticks.