Archived Post Friends & Family Sale - 20% off Starts November 5th, 2013 Friends & Family NOV is having their Friends & Family Sale this week! It kicks off November 5th and lasts through the 8th. Get 20% off your entire purchase when you click through this link(If you have any offers from already in your cart from previous visits, you may need to clear cache/cookies.)

Here are some of my top picks!

Are you shopping the Friends & Family Sale? If so, share your wish list! 🙂


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ms Avatar

I’ll buy the nars bengali eyeshadow, since sephora doesn’t have it. and i think i’ll pick up a backup of nars creamy concealer in biscuit, cos you need to spend 35 for free shipping, i was gonna pick up the concealer at sephora sale anyways, so….
and at sephora i’ll just pick up the hourglass trio.

Sarah Avatar

Why do Ulta and and Sephora do their 20% off sales at the same time? Don’t they know if they spaced them out more, we’d all probably buy something from each of them? I’ll probably just do a Sephora haul, and leave it at that. Better for the wallet, at least!

AngieButterfly Avatar

Yes! I think I’ll go with them, since Sephora always sells out quick, this is sooner and getting dollars off for future purchases is far more attractive to me. Not a fan of Sephora’s system. I’m VIB Rouge and it’s not too exciting.

divinem1 (Melissa) Avatar

I love me some Kevyn Aucoin, and I wanted to get some bareMinerals for my “adopted” daughter, who’s in college. I taught her how to do makeup when she was in her mid-teens, so she comes to me at Christmas for her crack addictions to Urban Decay 24/7 liners and BareMinerals foundation. 😀 I love surprising her with high-end cosmetics, but I think I’ve created a monster.

Just ordered the following at

– Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder (love that this isn’t orangey like most sculpting powders. Shadows are grey, not orange!)

– Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow, Isadore (Neutral Pink)

– bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Golden Tan (for my baby girl)

– Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder, Candlelight (I need another highlighter like I need a hole in my head, but I’ve been wanting to try this and 20% off — just couldn’t pass it up!)

Thanks for letting us know, Christine. 😀 <3

T Avatar

Im keen on purchasing some urban decay naked palettes from and have read ALOT of bad reviews about the site, how have your experiences with them been? is it risky to be purchasing $100+ of makeup from there? Thanks

Christine Avatar

Hey T,

I’ve ordered half a dozen times or so and haven’t had any issues! I’ve received my orders no problem, though I’ve never tried to return. I’ve basically… never had any problems so I’ve never talked to their customer service.

Mindy Avatar

I love but wish they had more high-end brands (like Hourglass, YSL, MUFE). They also don’t seem to get new collections at the same time Sephora and Ulta do. However, the do a 20% off sale a few times a year and I always use the opportunity to buy a Z-Palette or two.

I also took some items off my Sephora cart and purchased what I could from since they don’t charge taxes when shipping to AZ 🙂 So technically, I saved more than 20%!

I have ordered from and they are quick, package products well, and I haven’t had any problems with them at all.

Christine Avatar

Yay! 🙂

Like you, I tend to focus on things that I can get at that I can’t get otherwise – brands like Kevyn Aucoin aren’t at Sephora, so 20% off is nice. I agree that they can be slower to get new stuff (and to that end, I find Nordstrom/Neiman Marcus is usually the first to sell online, Sephora can lag a couple of weeks, but it depends on the brand and product).

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