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I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. Whether you had christmas festivities to enjoy or you were spending some quiet time to yourself, I hope you made the most of it and are feeling fulfilled. I often think this time of year is extremely commercial and while I hate to think I am a slave to consumerism, I know at heart I really am. Until I can overcome my internal battle with wanting new, shiny things I will embrace my desire to purchase the pretty things I like. For me, not celebrating Christmas means I don’t get to swap pretty things with my loved ones at this time of year so I look forward to the Boxing Day/Post-Christmas sales where I can buy exactly what I want. So today, this post is dedicated to all those people out there like me: slaves to consumerism and lovers of shiny things.

I have picked out the best of the best (which is practically all of them) sales, special offers, discounts and savings for you to take advantage of.

For those of you not in the USA, you may be confused by when the sales actually start and finish but don’t worry, most of them have already commenced and if you are confused about the times they finish just use the Time And Date converter to find out what time it would be in your part of the world. i.e. for sales that finish at 11:59pm on Wednesday (26/12) in the USA it will be 6:59pm on Thursday, (27/12) in Sydney, Australia.

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Black Friday is here and Cyber Monday is not far off so I am giving you the ultimate list of fashion & beauty sales and savings to take advantage of this holiday weekend, and beyond for some stores!

For those of you not in the USA, you may be confused by when the sales actually start and finish but don’t worry, most of them have already commenced and if you are confused about the times they finish just use the Time And Date converter to find out what time it would be in your part of the world. i.e. for sales that finish at 11:59pm on Cyber Monday (26/11) in the USA it will be 6:59pm on Tuesday, (27/11) in Sydney, Australia.

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The happiest time of the year is here!!! No, I don’t mean Christmas (duh, it is July). I mean the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you have never experienced it … or even heard of it …. prepare yourself. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale offers some of the biggest and best savings out of the entire year. AND you get a chance at buying next seasons fashion and beauty releases early. AND a whole bunch of beauty brands make EXCLUSIVE products just for this sale.

Important Notes

  • All offers are available in-store and online unless otherwise stated.
  • Nordstrom.com ship internationally so most of these offers are valid to non-USA customers. Just note that these brands are NOT available for international shipping.
  • All pricing is in USA dollars.

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There are so many beauty brands that produce amazing skincare products, but getting around to trying them all and even finding what products work for you can be an expensive and exhaustive process. One of my favourite ways to discover new beauty brands and skincare products is to buy a kit. This way you get a variety of products that work together and usually for a fraction of the individual product prices. They also make for a wonderful gift idea. Today I am showing you 8 skincare kits from beauty brands I think you have to try.

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Earlier this week I shared my a breakdown of the current beauty sample box subscription services being offered in Australia. Today I am doing the same for the USA. They are a great gift idea and if you still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, consider a gift subscription to one of these services.

The USA has more people and more beauty brands than most other countries, so the offering of these services come in more variety. New ones are popping up all the time, and others are dropping off, so consider this a snapshot of the market at this point in time.

If you are not sure what a beauty sample box subscription service is all about, read my explanation.

Unwrapping beauty parcels is always exciting!

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NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review

Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?  Continue Reading

End of Year Sales Fashion Shopping Inspiration

The Boxing Day and End of Year sales are in full-swing. While this can be a fab time to pick up a great deal, it’s not such a money saver if you buy things you don’t need or really want. Having a shopping list of what to buy is one of my most valuable tips for being a savvy sale shopper. However, I’ll admit that sometimes there are things out there I didn’t know I needed. Sometimes, I need someone to introduce me to the things I didn’t know (or forgot) I needed. That’s what I’m offering you some end of year sales shopping inspiration by sharing some of the great goodies I picked up during the Cyber Week sales.

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Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

Finding a good face cleanser shouldn’t be difficult but for me it’s one of those things I’m always looking to improve. I was recommended the Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner as an all-in-one solution for makeup removal and skin cleansing. I have dry skin and I’m lazy, so I want quick and easy without compromising on quality results.  Continue Reading

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