Monday, November 24, 2014

Ipsy: December 2014 sneak peek and reveals!

Happy anniversary Ipsy! Michelle Phan and Marcelo Camberos along with a group of investors and a small team launched MyGlam in mid-November 2011. The first MyGlam bags went out that December so while November was technically MyGlam's launch anniversary December is the third anniversary for the Glam Bags!

Ready for some sneak peeks and reveals? First up is a preview sneak peek/reveal sent out to non-subscribed Ipsy members.

Macy's Black Friday deals

Black Friday ads are still coming out. Many stores like Macy's will be open on Thanksgiving Day HOWEVER if you're like me and live in a state with Blue Laws which makes it illegal for stores to be open on holidays well you're best bet is to shop online. No Thanksgiving shopping for me this year. lol But for those of you brave enough to brave crowds Thursday or on Black Friday here are Macy's beauty deals.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sephora Black Friday

Holiday Model - Gift Sephora

It's that time of year again! Time for Sephora's Black Friday previews. This year they're doing it a wee bit different in that they're releasing one sneak peek per day from November 23rd through the 25th on Snap Chat then will release everything on Instagram on November 26.

IF Sephora stays true to the last two years then the items shown should be $10 each. Black Friday deals will be good both online and in Sephora. Word of warning: Come Black Friday the Sephora site WILL crash. It has done so every year for the last two or three years and the VIP sale a few weeks back shows that the site cannot handle the traffic so expect the site to be very hard to get on Black Friday. Good luck!

Urban Decay VICE LTD

Another limited edition Urban Decay palette is hitting the market on December 4 at 1 AM Pacific (December 4 at 4 AM Eastern). This palette will have 20 shadows with 18 exclusive colors of which five are new! Also included in the VICE LTD palette will be Urban Decay's double-ended brush.

Friday, November 21, 2014

ULTA Black Friday ad is now out!

I "heard" rumblings that the ULTA Beauty Black Friday ad was out and thanks to two of my readers on Facebook I'm able to share that ad with you!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Allure Beauty Box: On Sale November 25th

It's back! The Allure Beauty Box will be for sale on November 25, 2014 at 12:01 PM Eastern /9:01 AM Pacific for $54.95 ($44.95 plus $10 shipping and handling) PLUS applicable tax.

Julep: December 2014 "The Countdown Collection*ePKo&offerid=338122.299&type=3&subid=0

With the return of the Julep skip feature, now called "I'm out this month" I've decided to give Julep a second, and final, chance so I'm resuming blogging about Julep for now and have reluctantly restored my Linkshare links with Julep. I'm not completely sure if this will be temporary, permanent or at the very least long-term until I see how it plays out at Julep. I'm very happy that Julep has finally restored the skip feature as many of us - both bloggers and non-bloggers - expressed concern last year when it was announced that Julep was getting rid of the ability to skip. Many people thought this would cause problems during the selection window with a rush of people wanting to cancel because they can't skip. Everyone and anyone who thought or even told Julep that ended up being right and Julep realized this so it's been returned.

I still have reservations about Julep's customer service though however with CS being freed up from the tide of cancellations maybe just maybe response time and treatment of customers will improve. *knocks on wood* One can only hope.

The December 2014 collection is called "The Countdown Collection"and if you expected shiny or glittery polishes for December then you're in luck because the colors do have a party feel to it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Julep: Return of the skip option*ePKo&offerid=338122.299&type=3&subid=0

Julep has reintroduced the ability to skip if you don't want a box for the current month. Accounts created prior to December 2013 were grandfathered in so we never lost our ability to skip but accounts created from mid-December 2013 and onward could not skip. As a result of the skip option removed there was a monthly rush by new members to cancel their accounts before they were charged and this in turn contributed to, if it was not the #1 issue, Julep's lack of customer service due to Julep's CS being overwhelmed by those wanting to cancel their accounts.