ULTA’S 21 Days of Beauty: Mally Beauty Face Defender is $25

Mally Beauty Face Defender

Despite my promise to update y’all each day on the latest deal for ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty promotion, I have, of course, failed. But I promise to try harder from here on out!

Today’s beauty deal is for a product I haven’t heard of before, Mally Beauty Face Defender. Normally $40, you can grab this product for $25 today both in-stores and online.


Mally’s Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is the perfect finishing touch for your makeup. This remarkable technology yields an utterly sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it lasts from morning to night. Face Defender gives you that flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. The result is silky smooth skin and longer-lasting makeup. It comes with a unique buffed-edge Japanese sponge.

In addition to the daily deals that are valid for one day only, there are quite a few specials that are valid the entire length of the promotion. Click here to check out the full ULTA 21 Days of Beauty schedule.

If you’re shopping online and want to save even more, be sure to shop through ShopatHome.com because you’ll be able to get an extra 3% cash back on your ULTA order!

Must-Have Electronics: Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV Last week I made a split-second decision to purchase an Amazon Fire TV ($99) because after watching season 3 of New Girl I NEEDED to watch seasons 1 and 2 of The Mindy Project. One of the only ways to do so was via Amazon Instant Video, so I figured it was time to get the Amazon Fire TV so I could at least pretend to do work while binge watching TV.

You may recall that earlier this year I mentioned purchasing a Google Chromecast, but I never reported that I gave up using it almost immediately. We had a lot of trouble trying to connect our phones and/or tablet to it while maintaining a stable internet connection, so it was essentially a waste of money. (Luckily it only cost like $25.) The Amazon Fire TV is different from the Chromecast because instead of needing to send the signal from your phone or whatnot to the device, you can play shows and movies directly from the Fire TV.

The Amazon Fire TV was super easy to set up. I had it up and running in about five minutes and the longest part of installation was entering our wifi password because I always forget that it’s case sensitive. Once it was connected I just switched on the TV and was able to browse all of the listings.

Amazon Fire TV Streaming

With an Amazon Fire TV you can stream movies, television shows, and games from all of the services above. Honestly, at this point we’re really only going to use it to watch shows on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix, but it’s great that there are so many options! To use apps like Netflix you must, of course, have a Netflix subscription and I’m sure that is true for some of these other options as well. The only service currently missing that would be nice is HBO Go, but most of the HBO catalogue is now included in Amazon Instant Video anyhow.

As much as I love TV, I don’t actually watch that much of it and think that I could probably get away with nothing more than an Amazon Fire TV in my everyday life as it has everything I need, it connects super quickly, and it’s easy to use. Did I mention that the remote is voice activated, so you can just tell it what you want to watch? It’s amazing.

I’m not usually a gadget person, but this is one investment I’m really glad I made. I used the justification that it was an early baby gift to myself, but now I don’t even need that. It’s easily the coolest piece of electronic equipment I’ve ever purchased and while the one I bought is set up in the bedroom now, I’m tempted to buy a second for the living room!

Fall Fête Birchbox – New Limited Edition Box

Fall Fete Birchbox


There’s a new limited edition Birchbox available, that is perfect for anyone throwing a fall party… or would perhaps make a wonderful hostess gift!

The Fall Fête Birchbox costs $48 and features an assortment of party essentials, including:

- Birchbox Exclusive Printed Coasters
– Core Bamboo Classic or Square Salad Hands
– Core Kitchen Essential Silicone 4 Piece Pinch Bowl Set (colors will vary)
– govino® ‘go anywhere’ decanter
– Greenleaf Room Spray — Apple Spice & Cinnamon
– Knot & Bow Party Confetti Bag
– Rifle Paper Company Dusty Rose Place Cards — Set of 8 cards
– Royal Rose Simple Syrup — Raspberry and Lavender-Lemon

The Fall Fête Birchbox will only be available for a limited time, so if you’re interested be sure to grab it sooner than later.


Fall FabFitFun VIP Box Sneak Peek 2: Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster

FabFitFun VIP Box Sneak Peek


Last week we shared a sneak peek from the upcoming Fall FabFitFun VIP Box and today I’ve got another one!

The Fall box will contain a full-size container of Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating Booster, which has a retail value of $56!

This product has great reviews on the Dermalogica website and is said to “relieve dryness and fine lines.”

The other item that will be included in the Fall FabFitFun VIP Box is a Jessie Steele Apron, which has a retail value of $32.

The FabFitFun VIP Box is a quarterly subscription box for women that costs $49.99. The fall box will reportedly include more than $200 worth of products! I’ve reviewed the Winter FabFitFun VIP Box and the Spring FabFitFun VIP Box, if you want to check out those reviews to get a better sense of other items they’ve included in the past.

Interested in picking up the FabFitFun VIP Box? Right now you can use code “FRUITWATER” to get a free FabFitFun Fruit Infuser Water Bottle with your first box!

Click here to pick up the Fall FabFitFun VIP Box!

Philosophy Friends and Family Sale: 30% Off Everything

The Philosophy Friends and Family Sale launched today, which means that for a limited time you can take 30% off your entire Philosophy purchase! 30% is a really good discount for this brand, so if you’ve been holding out on purchasing something this is definitely the time to make it yours!

Philosophy Coupon: Use code “weloveyou” at checkout to take 30% off your purchase at Philosophy. This coupon is valid through September 19, 2014.

Exclusions: This 30% discount cannot be applied to the following products – time in a bottle time capsule, no reason to hide multi-imperfection transforming serum, no reason to hide instant skin-tone perfecting moisturizer, no reason to hide trial kit, back to nurture deeply replenishing oil gelee, celebrate grace edt fragrance or celebrate grace whipped body crème.

Philosophy Full of Promise Tightening and Firming Neck Cream

One item I’m interested in trying is their Full of Promise Tightening and Firming Neck Cream. My face is aging pretty well at the moment, but I’m never really sure what to do about my neck. I’ve been using my green tea coconut oil moisturizer on my neck, though I’m not sure if I need something stronger.

According to the description, this product:

this wonderfully light yet deeply nourishing cream makes a thin, crepey-looking neckline a thing of the past. full of promise tightening and firming neck cream helps improve skin firmness and elasticity, while improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Sounds like a winner?

Normally $65, it’s $45.50 after the Philosophy Friends and Family Sale discount is applied.

fresh cream shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath

Philosophy’s selection of combination shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath products make great gifts (for others or yourself), and they appear to be selling out quickly at the moment! The Fresh Cream Shampoo, Shower Gel, and Bubble Bath is one of their newest products, and I think it sounds amazingly luxurious. Normally $17 for a 16 oz. bottle, the price goes down to $11.90 after the discount is applied.

Click here to shop the Philosophy Friends and Family Sale!

Shopping the Sale Racks: Save up to 70% at the ModCloth Sale

Shopping the Sale Racks: get the hottest items for less

ModCloth is currently having one of their biggest sales of the year and you can save up to 70% on a huge selection of items!

No coupons are needed to shop the sale. Just stop on by and enjoy the lower-than-usual pricing! The only catch is that the sale is only valid for a limited time so you’ll want to shop sooner than later. The sale closes on Friday, September 19 at 1 p.m. ET (weird, I know).

Want to take a peek? Here are a few of my favorite items included in the sale that now cost less than $50:

Modcloth Sale - Dresses Under $50

Streeterville Showstopper Dress (available in sizes XS-4X) – originally $114.99, get it now for $34.99

Entirely Enchanting Dress (available in sizes 0-12) – originally $157.99, get it now for $46.99

The Art of Enchantment Dress (available in sizes 2, 6, 8, 10, 14) – originally $139.99, get it now for $41.99

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Bright on Schedule Dress (available in sizes XS-L and 1X-4X) – originally $139.99, get it now for $41.99

Modern Lit Lecturer Blazer (available in sizes M, L, XL) – originally $44.99, get it now for $13.99

Conference Confidence Dress (available in sizes XS-L and 3X-4X) – originally $99.99, get it now for $29.99

Click here to shop the ModCloth Sale!

Glossybox Deal: Free Tarte Lipstick with New Subscription

Glossybox Coupon: Free Tarte Lipstick


Every day this week, for four hours only, Glossybox is offering a new free gift with any new subscription to the beauty subscription box.

Today’s Daily Dose of Beauty, which is only available between 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET, is a free Tarte Brightening Lipstick with any new subscription. To take advantage of this offer you will want to use code “GIVEMELIP” at checkout.

This is a fab offer but if you miss out or are not interested, you can stilluse code “FLAWLESS” to get a free Boscia BB Cream ($38 Value) in your first box!

I’ll try to mention the Glossybox Daily Deal each day. Should you subscribe during this promo period you will receive the Harper’s Bazaar Glossybox, which I reviewed last week. It’s a pretty fabulous box!

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs $21 per month. Each box contains 5 deluxe beauty products, of which a couple are usually full-size items.

Click here to check out Glossybox now!

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