Six Zoya Polishes for $15 Shipped with Code! 3 Full Sized and 3 Limited Edition Minis

Zoya "free polishes" are back!

Zoya “free polishes” are back!

I love Zoya’s promotions when they offer “free” polish if you just pay shipping and handling! It is always such a great deal – their polishes are normally priced at $9 each plus shipping, and this year on top of the three you choose you will also get 3 exclusive minis that will not become part of the regular collection!

To buy, go to and use code NYNH. This offer is valid till January 14, 2014 and the fine print states that it can take up to 5 weeks to ship since they will begin packing orders after the 14th. I’m off to choose my colors!

What I got in my Sephora Cyber Monday Mystery Bag

Sephora Cyber Monday Mystery Bag 2014

Curious to know what’s in the Sephora Cyber Monday Mystery Bag? Read on!

I wrote a post earlier about my Sephora Black Friday haul, and thought I would share what came in my Cyber Monday Mystery Bag, since last year a lot of people were disappointed with what they received.

By the way, everyone participating in Sephora’s Beauty Insider program should have received a code for $15/20/25 off their $50 purchase that’s good till 12/15. If you did not receive that email make sure you reach out to Sephora to claim it!

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Sephora Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals Are Here!

Sephora Black Friday 2014 $10 Deals

Lots of great $10 deals at Sephora today! Here’s what I got for $50 (with free shipping and 8% cash back through Ebates):

  • Philosophy Limited Edition Purity Made Simple 12 oz. (snag this one while you can, it keeps going out of stock!)
  • 2 x Alterna Caviar Moisture Trio (minis of the shampoo, conditioner and CaviarCC cream; I got one for myself, one as a stocking stuffer – LOVE the Caviar CC cream)
  • Korres Luxury Body Butter Duo ( 2×1.69 oz. butters in Guava and Jasmine – I have heard great things about the Jasmine one)
  • Tocca A Touch of Luxury Gift Set (2×1 oz. hand creams and matching 0.1 oz. rollerballs in Giulietta and Stella; this is for my mother-in-law who loves perfume)
  • 100 pt reward – Bumble&Bumble Thickening Hairspray
  • Code SURPRISE for the Cyber Monday Mystery Bag (you can also use SHIPNOW for free shipping for $25+ orders, but unfortunately the codes can’t be combined)
  • 3 free samples: Jurlique Purely Bright Serum, Origins Smarty Plants CC, Lancome Nude Miracle Trio

And some other great deals:

You can see the rest of the Black Friday deals on – don’t forget to use one of the many discount codes they now offer! SUPRISE for the Cyber Monday Mystery Bag, SHIPNOW for free shipping on $25+ orders, WELCOME for a Benefit They’re Real mascara mini, YOURGIFT to choose a deluxe sample, SEASONSET for an 8-piece sample bag, PARTYPACK for your choice of three sample-filled bags, and the list goes on!

Get 20% Off All Purchases through Friday, November 7!

 Friends & Family Reminder! Ends Friday 11/7 @ 11:59 PM PT 20% off ANY purchase* Redeem now

Great week for beauty buys! Sephora is running a VIB & VIB Rouge 20% off event, and is holding a Friends and Family sale where everyone gets 20% off through Friday, November 7th! You have to follow this link in order to get the savings applied to your order – unfortunately doesn’t let you combine that with Ebates cash back (which is normally 4%) or any of their other offers, but it’s still an awesome deal. Best of all – free Shoprunner 2-day shipping if you are an American Express cardholder!

I ordered a NARS tinted moisturizer (which came to $33.60 instead of the usual $42 MSRP) that I had been looking at for ages, and plan on buying some stuff at Sephora as well.

DEAL ALERT: 3 Zoya Polishes for $12 Shipped!!!

This awesome deal is back: starting tomorrow, January 7th at noon EST you can get any 3 Zoya polishes for FREE! Just use the code COLOR2014 and pay the $12 shipping and handling fee.

3 Zoya Polishes for $12 Shipped!

3 Zoya Polishes for $12 Shipped!

Last year I scored some lovely colors, and this year I plan to do the same. I love the quality of Zoya, and their Ziv is my all-time favorite gold polish. Head on over to to learn more about this awesome annual deal and pick your 3 favorite colors!

Sephora Beauty Insiders: Last Day for $15 off of $50, and Awesome MUFE HD Deal!

As you might know, I’m currently keeping super busy planning our August wedding, so most of my energy has been going towards that. And one of the things I’ve been thinking about is what to do about makeup on the big day. On the one hand I probably want to get a professional to do it, but on the other hand I’m way too type A to expect them to just get everything right, so I’ll probably be buying my own makeup and having them just do the actual application.

MUFE HD Complexion Starter Kit with Voucher at Sephora

MUFE HD Complexion Starter Kit with Voucher – great savings at Sephora

Long story short, one wedding day foundation holy grail is the Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation that I’ve been meaning to get my hands on. It apparently photographs like a dream – and that’s what you really want at a wedding. So imagine my excitement when yesterday I saw that you could get this awesome deal on it at Sephora!

If you’re a Sephora Beauty Insider (which I recommend anyone to sign up for!) you should have gotten an eGift card for $15 off or your $50+ purchase. That gift card expires tomorrow, so today is a great time to buy this MUFE HD Starter Kit and save a ton:

  • It’s a $114 value that regularly goes for $79, but is now priced at $55
  • You get a voucher for a full size MUFE HD foundation that you can redeem in a Sephora store ($42 value, no color match guesswork over the internet – been there, done that; note that this in only good at standalone Sephoras and not online or in JCPenney)
  • You get mini sizes of their HD Microperfecting Primer ($16 value) and HD Micorfinish Powder (also $16), as well as the HD Kabuki Brush ($40) that is no longer sold separately, but has really rave reviews
  • Free 3-day shipping!
  • 3 free samples with your purchase (I chose a couple of face masks and an Ole Henriksen serum)
  • One extra gift with a code ( I used TARTEPRIME for a deluxe sample of the Tarte Poreless Primer, but there were some other good ones – DEFINE for a deluxe Lancome Definicils mascara sample, or BOBBIBB for a sample of the Bobbi Brown BB Cream – if only you could use more than one code!)
  • And last but not least, 8% cashback when you go through ebates (no ebates account? Sign up and get a $10 gift card when you copy and paste this link:

So to sum it all up, my order came to $58.44 after tax, minus the $15 gift card for a grand total of $43.44, and that’s not counting the 8% cash back! Less than one bottle of the HD foundation after tax.

Neutrogena Cosmetics Review and Swatches: Healthy Lengths Mascara, Crease Proof Eyeshadow, MoistureSmooth Color Stick

Neutrogena Cosmetics: Healthy Lengths Mascara, Crease Proof Eyeshadow and MoistureSmooth Color Stick

Neutrogena Cosmetics: Healthy Lengths Mascara, Crease Proof Eyeshadow and MoistureSmooth Color Stick

As a BzzAgent I sometimes get sent products and asked to review them. This one was super exciting, as it’s right up my alley: Neutrogena Cosmetics!

In my BzzKit I got the following:

I’ve had a chance to use all these products for several weeks, so now I can post a detailed review.

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3 Zoya Polishes for $10 Shipped: My Pick

I have to admit, choosing the 3 Zoya polishes for $10 was NOT easy! I pretty much had to keep telling myself to step away from the mauves – and in the end I was able to limit it to only one: the beautiful Zoya Kate. By the way, one word of advice: do not trust the colors on the Zoya website! They are seriously, seriously off. Take some time to google the name of the polish and look at swatches – I almost bought a “coral” polish that turned out to be bright, almost neon orange when swatched.

My second choice was a jelly polish – I’ve read so much about them (especially about “jelly sandwiches”) and have been wanting one for a while. I was torn between Paloma and Katherine, but finally decided to go with the lighter Paloma. We do have the whole spring/summer season ahead, and brighter colors seem like such a welcome change from the darks of fall and winter.

The last one was such a struggle! On the one hand I wanted something out of my comfort zone, but on the other I didn’t want to get something I might end up not wearing at all… So the boring side of me won over and I got the nude-ish but lovely Pandora. I felt that it would be appropriate both for the office and for the upcoming warm weather, and I sure hope I didn’t make a mistake!

I think the one that puts me the most out of my comfort zone is Paloma – I certainly would’ve been more comfortable with the darker eggplant-ish Katherine, and I’m not even sure I’ll be able to get the hang of working with jellies! So I did get at least a little bit adventurous. Baby steps, right?

If you still haven’t taken advantage of this amazing offer, you still have till January 13! And let me know which ones you choose – did you get adventurous? Did you stick to neutrals? A little bit of both?