Summer Beauty Sales Round Up

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 8 - 2010

I’m on a little self-imposed no buy… it’s not time-limited, it’s more ‘sale’ limited.  I’ve splurged over the last few weeks.  First in the Harrods Beauty Hall (whoop, whoop sales!), then at MAC (bloody In The Groove) and then courtesy of some lovely Shu Uemura on Goss’ blog.  Yeah, I’ve been a little too tempted recently… and that doesn’t even include a few online shops and 1 or 2 sneaky counter stops.

So, what’s the best cure for a woman with shopaholic tendencies?

A great big internet-wide Summer Sale of course!!!


That’s the sound of me physically restraining my fingers from whipping out the debit card.

Seeing as I’m not allowing myself to physically “checkout” the various things in my basket, I’m putting them here instead… it’s therapy.

Here’s my top buys from the various Beauty Sales around at the moment.

1. The only thing that tempts me on HQHair at the moment is this Urban Decay Preen Palette marked down to £12 from £18 – That’s £2 a shadow, not even including the 24/7 pencil!  You gotta love beauty spending justification maths right? 😉

2. Second up is an item from one of my favourite beauty sites, they mostly have awesome sales and I’m not disappointed this time round.  Becca eye shadows with a 70% saving?  I’ll have Chintz, Jacquard and Shantung please… no one wants the white one.

3. Another temptress is this Paul & Joe lipstick in 20.  I initially though, “Oh… it’s one of them dark, grungy colours that no one really wants”, but it’s called Milk Chocolate… and I reckon it’s probably a nice sheer cocoa.  Probably.

4. BeautyExpert only had one thing I’d take a flutter on… (get it!) – Every girl needs a pair of Shu Uemura feather lashes right? RIGHT?  This pretty pair can be yours for a very reasonable £13.50…. again, I say… NnnnGGGGHHHH!

5. ASOS, YOU BASTARDS!  Oh my god… I’ve been checking your sale pages for weeks and now I’m on a nooooooooo-buy, you go and update!  Check this out!  Everyone wanted a bit of Illamasqua Jo’Mina Nail Polish right?  Well, now it’s on sale at nearly half price!  Well… nearly…

oh… Baptiste is also up there… *bites knuckle and sobs*

6. Also reduced on ASOS… By Lauren Luke… £10 off each palette.  My Vintage Glam was the one that caught my eye back when they were released.  £25 was a teeny bit too steep for me… £15?  Rip your arm off.

So there’s my virtual shopping list… I’m so freakingly dreadfully tempted by the ASOS stuff… even some of the BarryM lippies are up there for £2.50 each.  I may console myself with one of those instead.  Or you may be seeing a slightly larger haul post next week.  Stay tuned.

If you buy anything, let me know…. I can take it!

9 Responses to “Summer Beauty Sales Round Up”

  1. caz says:

    Im having a really hard time resisting these sales :( I’ve had to hide my debit card after a bit of an inappropriate fryinnae, sleek, and urban decay spendage

  2. Ack! What is it about summer? I’ve been had by 2 ELF sales, which isn’t too damaging, but still…then, Oh yes, there’s In the Groove. I humorously said originally that I wasn’t really interested in anything from the collection, but now I’ve got 3 MSFs and a blush coming my way. And a piggie from MAC’s A+O…Argh. Fiancé is going to kill me!

    I’ll comfort myself knowing that the sales you speak of here are probably all UK only sites, right? (shhh…)

  3. Kimberley says:

    Hey Charlotte, Ive had a really bad week too.. i dont know what came over me…. lol. Heres what Ive bought so far.. and the week isnt even over yet…. HELP ME!:
    * Borjous 10hr foundation – 75 apricote
    *3 NYX Pencills (milk, french fries & purple velvet) they are gorgeous!!!
    * 2 makeup brushes from Everyday Minerals
    * 1 Chanel Universal Bronzer cream
    *2 Miners Bronzer/blusher blends.. (god only knows why…..)
    * 1 Lancome juicy tube (melon) currently £4 saving!
    * 1 Mac lipstick in impassioned (love it) you should try it- Cerise Pink!
    * 1 Benifit d’finer d’liner clear lip liner!!!! ( sorry no im not finished yet) no lipstick is complete without this hidden gem! Saves on having loads of different lip pencils!
    * Ponds Cold Cream (thanks to your post yesterday!) I didnt need it! – Boots was calling me from my Office chair ha ha…
    * Finally a Nail Inc set from QVC- 219799 beautiful for the summer!..
    Phew thats over, I feel a little less guity now, as i have shared this with you.

  4. Louise says:

    Tell me about it! I have no money what so ever and won’t for the rest of the year (Birthday’s, Christmas, May Ball) and there’s tons of sales :( there are so many clothes I want. Damn it I want to be richhhh!

  5. Meeta says:

    Hi Charlotte
    I have been on a no-buy for the past few months but broke it to buy In The Groove and after seeing this post went straight to ASOS and purchased 3 Illamasqua nps (Jo’mina, Prism & Boosh), the body kabuki, Evolve body cream & wash. I have wanted all these items for ages and have resisted the various offer emails in my inbox, so I am so glad they are now on sale, right in time for my birthday. I went on ASOS just the other day but they had not updated.

  6. Ms.Wedgie says:

    Nnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh…..must resist!

    My credit card has been popping out more that Katie Price’s heaving bosom! Damn you tempting sales!!

  7. I’m on a low-buy following about a month of huge purchases both makeup and non-makeup-related. Kind of sucks, but I’m having a great time playing with new and old things. Stay strong, lady!

  8. Lillian says:

    …DAMN YOU!!!! I was doing pretty well on my no-buy (nothing for a week and a half!) and then you went and posted this. My Asos basket currently has over £100 of stuff in it and i’m nowhere near finishing my shop! There will have to be a lot of whittling down 😛

  9. Rebecca says:

    I just went mad in the ASOS sale. I even pruned down my shopping cart before checking out and still managed to spend too much :(

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