Beauty.com 20% Off Friends & Family Sale 2011

Beauty.com Friends & Family
Beauty.com Friends & Family
Beauty.com Friends & Family

Beauty.com 20% Off Friends & Family Sale 2011

BEAUTY.COM is having a 20% off Friends & Family Sale from May 10th through 13th! Get free shipping on $25+ orders.  You can get 12% cash back through Ebates, too! 🙂

Fine Print

Discount valid on Beauty.com items only, excluding Jane Iredale products, gift cards, and certificates. Valid Tuesday 5/10/2011 from 12:01am through Friday 5/13/2011 11:59pm Pacific Time. Only valid at time of order and cannot be applied to past orders. Value cannot be redeemed for cash. May not combine with other offers. Please see site for full details. International orders are not eligible to receive this offer.

Are you going to partake? Share your potential/completed hauls! 🙂

NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer

NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer

NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “metallic sunflower.” It’s a very deep marigold kind of color–warm, yellow, orange, and gold all wrapped into one. It has a slightly metallic finish, so there are some brush strokes in the final result. I was able to get nearly opaque color in two coats (which is what is shown in the swatches). I usually get a week of wear out of NARS’ lacquer formula, and Kismet is a thicker polish, but it applies evenly.

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NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer

NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer

NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as an “opaque white.” The description is dead-on–this is a pure snow white polish that’s opaque in three coats. It’s streaky with just one, and to even it all out, I felt a full three were needed. It dries to a semi-glossy finish, though the swatches are with a top coat (Zoya Armor). I typically get a week of wear with NARS’ polish, and despite NARS’ formula being on the thicker side, this one seemed normal and not thick at all.

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Earn Cash Back on Purchases with Ebates


Earn Cash Back on Purchases with Ebates

Over the past week, I’ve had quite a few emails/comments from readers asking about Ebates, which is an online program that allows you to earn cash back for online purchases through a variety of retailers, and the entire program is free. You’ll also find various coupons/discounts active for the retailer. The percentage of cash back varies from store to store and sometimes increases during certain periods for a retailer.  As you can see, the list of stores Ebates offers cash back on is quite robust!

For instance, retailers like Beauty.com and Sephora currently offer 12% cash back, which means when you click through Ebates and purchase, you’ll receive 12% cash back for that purchase.  Every three months, Ebates will send you a payment (assuming you have earned $5.01+) via check or PayPal.  It’s saving money every time you shop through one of Ebates’ merchants, because you’ll get paid in cash (not credits, gift cards, etc.)–and if you do a lot of shopping, the cash back can add up!

You can either sign-up through Temptalia (which is a referral link), or you can simply go to Ebates.com directly to sign-up.