drugstore makeup and beauty bargain picks of the week {week of 8/3/2014}

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Beauty Bargains of the Week ||  This week features Maybelline and L'Oreal Paris || Get Coupons and Details at SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

Drugstore Makeup and Beauty Bargain Picks for this Week

I was REALLY excited when I saw the Walgreens sales flyer for this week.  Right smack on the front page was a deal for the new Maybelline Nudes eye shadow palette.  I actually already have it and am absolutely loving it.  I plan on doing a full review of it here on the blog soon.  But, the reason I am so excited to see a sale on it is that I have been meaning to pick up another one to use as a part of a giveaway {that is how much I love it}!

If I didn’t already own it, though, you better believe I would be getting it for myself this week.  It is definitely a great palette for everyone, but especially if you are just learning eye makeup as the palette comes with instructions for different looks {will talk more about this when I do my review post}.  If a full eye shadow palette isn’t for you, the regular Expert Wear Eye shadows are also a part of the discount this week.  Plus, this Maybelline deal includes a discount on the most iconic mascara of all time, the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, so if this is your makeup of choice, this is the week to get stocked up!

L’Oreal Paris eye and lip products are also on sale this week at Walgreens.  I have seen a TON of hype over the new Silkissime eye liner, so this would be a great week to try these bad boys out. {confession: I actually bought the Silkissime eyeliner last week because I couldn’t wait, so I am bummed I missed this sale, but am looking forward to trying them out myself}

One last AMAZING coupon I came across is for a FREE travel size make up brush set with any $20 beauty purchase.  To get this coupon, you will need to text “Summer” to 21525 {this is Walgreens promotions text account}.  Then, just have the cashier scan the barcode from your phone {or you do have the option to email the coupon to yourself, if you would like to print it out}!  I would just make sure to have the cashier ring in this coupon before any of the others.

The Beauty Bargain Details

Maybelline Products at Walgreens:

The Maybelline Eye Pallet, Expert Wear Eyeshadows, Great Last Mascara, and the Eye Studio Liners are all $1 off.  Plus, when you spend $15 on these Maybelline products {after this $1 per product discount}, you get 3,000 Balance Rewards points {equals about $3 to use on a future purchase at Walgreens}.

Therefore, I plan on getting another Nudes palette and a Great Lash Mascara.  I will get $1 off both, then be able to use coupons, and also get 3,000 Balance Rewards points for spending at least $15.

L’Oreal Products at Walgreens:

L’Oreal Eye and Lip Cosmetics are Buy 1, Get 1 50% off.  Plus, when you buy 2 select L’Oreal products, you receive 3,000 Balance Rewards points.  I am going to see what other colors are available in the Silkissime eyeliners and pick up two more of those {I will get one at 50% off, then use my coupons, and still earn 3,000 Balance Rewards points}.

Do not forget that at Walgreens, through the end of August, you can also earn 50 bonus Balance Rewards points on every $1 you spend on beauty and personal care products.  If you have already scanned the coupon for these bonus points, you do not need to scan it again.  It will automatically apply for the rest of the time valid when you use your Balance Rewards card at Walgreens.

Beauty Bargains of the Week ||  This week features Maybelline and L'Oreal Paris || Get Coupons and Details at SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

Available Coupons for the Deals

Online Coupons:
Remember, you can print online coupons two times from each computer that you may have!

$1.00 off any Maybelline Shadow or Liner

SAVE $2.00 on ANY MAYBELLINE® NEW YORK Mascara

$1.00 off any L’Oreal Paris Product

Walgreens In-Store Coupons:

{Walgreens in-store coupons can be combined with the above manufacturers coupons on a given item; these coupons are available in the store or through the Walgreens Smartphone App}

None this week that pertain to the above deals

Walgreens Text Coupons:

Text “Summer” to 21525 to receive a coupon for a free travel size makeup brush kit with any $20 beauty purchase

How I did on Beauty Bargains Last Week

It wouldn’t be fair of me not to share the deals I purchased from last week’s beauty bargain picks {and then some}.  Sometimes, once I get to the store, I find other bargains to take advantage of.  Or, the products I wanted to buy are sold out or not what I was expecting.  Given that some of the deals and coupons may still be going on, it just makes sense to share my shopping savings!  Plus, this may help some to visualize how the savings really do work and how quickly they add up.

CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipgloss at Walgreens

Couponing at the Drugstore for Makeup and Beauty products || as shown on SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

Simple Brand Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes at Walgreens

Couponing at the Drugstore for Makeup and Beauty products || as shown on SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

Covergirl Outlast Lipgloss at Walgreens

Couponing at the Drugstore for Makeup and Beauty products || as shown on SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Mark Cream at Walgreens

Couponing at the Drugstore for Makeup and Beauty products || as shown on SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub at Walgreens

Couponing at the Drugstore for Makeup and Beauty products || as shown on SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

All About this Drugstore Beauty Bargain Series

As the name of my blog {Simple Nails and Beauty} implies, I am a simple girl when it comes to makeup and other beauty products.  I do not need the fanciest product, nor am I even capable of creating a masterpiece on my face.  I just want to look and feel pretty in the simplest way possible.  Drugstore beauty products are some of my go-to, everyday makeup options!

I do, however, find it a load of fun to try new products, new brands, and step out of my comfort zone every once in a while when purchasing a new lip gloss or eye shadow {if I didn’t experiment every so often, I would end up with a million different nude colors and that would be it}.  I like to think that I have an unlimited beauty budget to try all of the different colors and options my heart desires, but my husband tells me otherwise.  So, to quench my beauty purchasing thirst, I use coupons and watch for great deals at my local drugstores {and trust me, I keep my couponing simple as well….I am no extreme couponer, just a savvy saver}.

Of course, I thought I would share my findings with you so that you can also save a bit of money {and time since the legwork in finding the coupons and bargains is done for you}.  For the most part, I shop at Walgreens, but I also {occasionally} hit up my local Target and Walmart.

And that is how my “Drugstore Beauty Bargain Picks of the Week” series came to be!

How do I Decide What bargains to pick?

For the most part, like I mentioned above, my drugstore of choice is Walgreens.  The secret to shopping at Walgreens is to only buy things that are on sale AND you have coupons for.  So, I start choosing based on products that fit into this category {on sale and I have coupons for}, then based on what products are actually included in the sale {and what I personally am looking for discounts on}, I make my final choices.  For the other drugstores I shop at {mainly Target and Walmart}, the same process applies.  Again, just keep in mind that a sale price + coupon = goal.

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Disclosure: All of the products reviewed in this post were purchased by me, with my own resources. All of the opinions are my own, are not influenced in any way, and I was not paid to write this post.  Amazon.com affiliate links appear in this post. If you decide to purchase a product through one of these affiliate links, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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