Friday, December 7, 2012

Beauty Favorites + Shopping Tips

With the amount of research being done and the technological advances in the hair & makeup industry, I am always anxious to try the latest breed of beauty products when they are fresh on the market.  Though not many of them make the cut for my top picks, these four in particular have impressed me & will be regular purchases of mine going forward.  And I've also included below some penny-pinching tips on how to buy your favorite drugstore items for less!

A recent discovery of mine was that I could buy all the products I use daily through  Not only do they offer free shipping on all orders over $25, but in most cases they have the products at a lower price than I could find in the store.  PLUS when you use Ebates (if you aren't already a member, you can sign up here for free), you earn 10-12% cash back (depending on the promotion they are running) for every purchase...which can really add up!    
Obviously, there is a little planning involved since you have to order your products ahead of time so you don't run out.  But, why not earn cash back for the things you need on a regular basis anyway (think toothpaste, deodorant, vitamins - even protein powder & bars).  In my opinion, the cost savings involved definitely makes it worth the forethought.

{This is not a sponsored post - I have just seen a difference in my own wallet since using this method & was eager to share those same money-saving tips with you!}



jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i LOVE ebates...when i remember to use it. =) i have been OBSESSED with my olay total effects eye cream since i brought it home from luckyfabb. =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Sofia Donatelli said...

Thanks for the great tips. I an going to try the hair product.


KenzeLee said...

Thanks for the tips, thinking I might need to try ebates!

xo, Kenzie

Marissa Baccam said...

This is great of you to share! I've been using ebates for the past year and have really seen the cost savings when doubling it up with other promotions. You can even download the ebates 'icon' onto your web browser and when you visit a site it automatically shows you the cash back %. They make it so easy for you to save $$! It's a no brainer!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Never heard of I will have to check it out! I had intentions of ordering all of my toiletry type items from Amazon since I can get them for free through swagbucks, but it takes a TON of work and I just don't have that much time now.


Fashion and Beauty Finds said...

that pantene serum is a great find! adding it to my wish list.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Not using Ebates when shopping online is like throwing money away!

Amanda said...

So in love with your blog =)

Chelsea Davis said...

So interesting! Such a great way to make money. Thank you for the tips! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Erica said...

Your nails always look great--do you use a topcoat? I'm researching fast dry options like seche vite and poshe. Leaning towards poshe because it has fewer chemicals. Do you have a top coat rec? Thanks!

Kimberly said...

Hi Erica,

Yes, I swear by the Seche Vite brand of Dry Fast topcoat because it works better than anything I've tried. Let me know if you end up getting the Poshe and what you think...because I'd love to find one without the harsh chemicals! :)


Amy said...

thanks for sharing your hair products, I'm always looking out for better products as the water in DXB is awful!!

xx amy
Leopard and Lillies

LPFashionPhilosophy said...


ox from NYC!


Alyson said...

yay for ebates; such a fan! it's like, how can you not use it?! eager to try that new olay product.

Estefanía Ainoza said...


Lynette Hoyle said...

Love the blog! Such gorgeous outfits, and love this post! Following on Bloglovin now!

Lynette @ lynette marie

Lynette Hoyle said...

Love your blog! Now following on BlogLovin. :)

Lynette @ lynette marie

Allie Emme said...

You sold me on the mascara and Olay CC cream. Definitely need to try them out.
xx Allie

Amber Rehm said...

I am soo happy you posted the caffeine cream!! I have been trying various brands. Thank you for taking the work out of it. Ordering this ASAP.

Caitlin Lindquist said...

This is a great post! I had no idea! Thanks so much for sharing! What a great idea! I am going to start using this now! Youre awesome!

A Little Dash of Darling

Sofia Donatelli said...

Hi Kim,

I bought this weekend the Pantene Expert. It worked beautifully on my hair. Thanks for the tips.

If you get a chance let me know what you think of mine.



Christina Grace said...

Thank you SO much for the tip about ebates! I can't believe I've been online shopping for so long without it!