Friday Open Thread : BUT IT WAS ON SALE

Hey it’s FRIDAY, WOOOO. Hey also, you know what we haven’t done in a while? SHOPPIN’.  LET’S SHOP. I got an email alert today that Zoya is doing THREE Pixie Dust polishes for TEN BUCKS (they’re usually $10-11 each) with code PIXIE17, and free shipping on orders over $20! That is a HELL of a deal, and I freaking adore Pixie Dusts (esp bright yellow Solange and dove grey London). That was kinda inspiring, so I’ve breezed through some of my other favorite online shops to see what’s goin’ down in the sale department:


This nifty-looking Kevyn Aucoin cream blush duo is $14 (regular price $28!)

If you’re into super-emollient and slippy lipstick formulas, the Kevyn Aucoin The Expert lipstick is half off at $17, but only in the shades Saylair, Hanabeth, and Dantrice. (I have bright coral Yanilena and I love the case and the scent and it feels nice, but that shade looks too neon-plasticky on me, and I feel like this formula is better suited to more neutral colors, stuff in the nudes/MLBB range.)

Need a spring green cream eyeshadow in stick form? This one from By Terry is marked down to $9.50 from $38! I’ve never tried these, but that sale price is practically in drugstore territory so it’s maybe worth the risk. It’s also in pale pink shimmer and pale peach shimmer and royal blue!

Potted cream shadow fan? Three neutrals from Aucoin on offer for $24 each (half price!).


I’m sure you’ve already heard about their new Weekly Wow? The first sale is going on now, with a small selection of half-priced palettes from Anastasia, Tarte, and Stila.




Okay I haven’t tried a lot of Japonesque stuff yet, but I’m definitely willing because I have one of their Velvet Touch blushes and LOVE it. This cool-lookin’ palette full of shimmer/metallic brights is $25 (was $34).

Also from Japonesque, a little eyeshadow quad (three color options, all very versatile and very neutral-ish) is half off at $17 (and how cute is that case? SO CUTE).

Also, NYX face and eye products are buy one / get one half off, so yeah, I’m totally gonna try a couple of their liquid liners!






Ever wanted to try fancy-pants T. Le Clerc shiz? This swanky eyeshadow palette is $38.50 (was $55).

Cuuuuuute pressed powder compact from Paul & Joe, who don’t know how to do anything that ISN’T cute, is $27 (down from $45, which, at that price you might as well splurge for Meteorites?).

Ilia makes a couple of lipsticks I ADORE (Wild Child and Strike It Up). I haven’t tried any of their more sheer Lip Conditioners, but if you’re keen to do so, two of the LE shades (Jump, Hold Me Now) are $18.20 instead of the usual $26.


A whole bunch of Beauty Bakerie stuff is 20-30% off, if that’s your jam! (They’ve also got a few other things on sale, but most of it is stuff you can easily get at Ulta etc, and usually for less.)

This is ALSO, of course, your Friday Open Thread, so LET’S CHAT? Doing anything fun this weekend? BUYING ANYTHING? :D Share!