Good Stuff Cheap: Nail polish, Urban Decay, and more…

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First up is Gilt, one of the many discount fashion and beauty websites you see out there these days. They feature designer products for up to 60% off retail prices. Today Gilt has a great “Beauty Finds Under $50” sale, featuring Julep nail polish, Tweezerman manicure and grooming sets, Deborah Lipmann polish, and more. There are also some nice makeup brush sets on sale!

Ideeli‘s “Rejuvenate Your Skin” sale ends today. It’s featuring awesome beauty brands like StriVectin and NARS (their mud mask is great!).

HauteLook has two great brands on sale today. Urban Decay is up with a number of eyeshadows, palettes, and powders. Also on sale are their makeup setting sprays, which I cannot recommend enough! I use their De-slick Setting Spray religiously; it seriously works. I might have to review it! Anyway, the setting sprays are 50% off, so grab them while you can — the sale ends today! They also put Diptyque on sale today, a prestige seller of candles, colognes, and soaps. These retail for a lot more money than I am ever willing to spend, but I so love sniffing them when I have the chance. Lucky for me, though, and everyone else who loves these delicious products, HauteLook has them on sale for 50% off. The yummy smelling sandalwood soaps featured above are only $30 for three of them! Totally worth it.

In clothing news, you might be happy to know Old Navy’s active wear is on sale for up to 40% off. Their yoga pants? To die for — and they’re only $12 today! And they don’t come from a company who believes birth control is the explanation for the spike in divorced women — oh, and is purposefully named to make fun of the Japanese. Um, anyway, Coldwater Creek is having a massive 50% off sale of EVERYTHING, including their sale and outlet items. Best part? Everything is returnable, even items marked down to nearly nothing. The style leans toward old lady, but their staples are great. I have two pairs of dress pants from there that fit me perfectly. And of course, Victoria’s Secret semi-annual sale is going on. Their Pink seamless underwear is amazing and only $3.99 a pair right now (originally $9.50 a pair!).

Happy shopping!

Review: June Julep Maven “Boho Glam” Box

I was excited to receive my June Julep Maven box on Friday. I am all about the nautical theme (I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, after all!), and the colors were stunning this month. I ended up selecting the Boho Glam box containing Dianna and Lexie, a mint green and dandelion yellow, respectively. I had dupes of the other colors already, but Lexie was unique, and I looked forward to trying it.

This month’s box also included a new cosmetic item in Julep’s beauty line, their “DD Creme.” This “dynamic do-all” (get it?) creme purportedly combines the coverage found in BB creams and the complexion-correcting powers of CC creams to result in flawless color and coverage. Here’s what Julep has to say about their DD creme:

A dynamic do-all makeup that goes beyond BB crème to moisturize, prime, perfect, and protect—both instantly and over time. SPF 25 provides daily defense from the sun, two patented anti-aging ingredients decrease the appearance of pores and fine lines, hibiscus and olive extracts keep skin hydrated, lightweight, buildable coverage with an ultra-smoothing finish, comes in four shades—light, medium, medium-dark, and dark.

So without further ado, here is this month’s box:

June's nautical-themed box.
June’s nautical-themed box.

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