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Top Cyber Monday Deals for Nail Polish and Makeup Fanatics

By on December 1, 2013
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Cyber Monday 2013 - Beauty, Makeup, Nails

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It’s been a long, relaxing holiday weekend here at ALU HQ. We hosted a pretty low key Thanksgiving with my parents and instead of fighting the crowds, I shopped Black Friday from the comfort of my couch. After an intimate fondue night at home with friends, I’m recharging for the week ahead.

That includes preparing for the biggest online shopping day of the year, Cyber Monday. Again, the beauty brands are pulling out all the stops when it comes to online deals and I’ve curated some of the best offers out there. So, if you aren’t shopped out after the weekend, let’s get ready to do this thing!
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Top Black Friday 2013 Deals for Nail Polish and Makeup Fanatics

By on November 27, 2013
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Two of the biggest shopping days of the year (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) are within our grasp but the sheer amount of deals out there are overwhelming, to say the least.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever camped out for a Black Friday Doorbuster. I’m totally guilty of sitting outside a Best Buy for a giant TV. Yep, I was that person.

This year I’m hoping to do most of my shopping from home so I’ve compiled a list of the best beauty DiscountsDoorbusters, Gifts With Purchase and more to share with you. Most are available online though a few may require fighting the masses.

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Deborah Lippmann Sale at Gilt Including One of My Favorite Glitters

Time for an admission. For a while, I had a slight addiction to flash sale sites. Gilt being my Achilles heel. Though to be fair, I’ve used the heck out of everything I bought there. Heys luggage, Rebecca Minkoff bags, a Cuisinart Egg Cooker (don’t get me started on my love of that little gadget).

Deborah Lippmann Sale on Gilt

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Look, I was raised by a woman who taught me the joy of an amazing sale so even though I’m on a no-buy at the moment, I had to cave when Deborah Lippmann appeared on Gilt today. Especially when I saw Ray of Light in some of the sets. It’s one I’ve been lemming for a while now.

You can’t beat the prices and if you don’t own one of my fave Lippmann glitters, Today Was A Fairytale, now is your chance. Not to mention the Mermaids and Staccato polishes among others. Some of the shades are selling out so if you want to get in on this, run, don’t walk to

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Deal Alert – ULTA 21 Days of Beauty – butter LONDON Nail Polish Sale

By on September 14, 2013
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ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty kicked off last Sunday and today’s big deal is just for us polish fanatics.


butter LONDON nail polish is only $10 today (reg $15) at ULTA stores nationwide and online at *Limit 2 per customer

If you’re looking for shade recommendations, some of my fave bL colors are, All Hail The Queen, Artful Dodger, British Racing Green, Indigo Punk, Lady Muck, Jack The Lad, and Victoriana.

Which two shades do you plan to pick up? What are your favorite bL polish colors?

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Deal Alert – Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit & Gel Strips at Rite Aid for $2.99

My friends at Rite Aid have alerted me to a MAJOR deal on Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips. Starting tomorrow, Sunday July 21st, you can scoop up a Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit AND a pack of Insta-Gel Strips at Rite Aid stores for $2.99. No joke!

Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit deal

Here’s how it works…

Before you go: 1) Print this coupon from for a free Insta-Gel Strips pack with purchase of Insta-Gel Starter Kit. 2) Print this coupon from for $10 off a Insta-Gel Starter Kit.

At the store: 1) Sign up for a wellness+ card (if you don’t have one). 2) Choose your Insta-Gel Starter Kit shade and accompanying Insta-Gel Strips pack. 3) Present both coupons and your wellness+ card to receive your savings. 4) Pay $7.99 out of pocket and receive $5 in +UP rewards good towards your next purchase.

Let’s break it down. Insta-Gel Starter Kit ($29.98) + Insta-Gel Strips ($14.99) = $44.97 Retail Cost

$44.97 – BOGO Strips coupon = $29.98. $29.98 – Rite Aid 40% OFF = $17.99. $17.99 – $10 coupon from Sally Hansen = $7.99 (out of pocket cost). $7.99 – $5 +UP rewards = $2.99 Final Cost!

If that’s not a deal, I don’t know what is. We’re talking over 90% off! So if you have yet to try the Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips, now is the time people.

I’m planning to pick up the glittery Take The Stage strips. Let me know what colors/patterns you select in the comments. 

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