I’m in the frequent shopper rewards programs for both Ulta and Sephora. I’ll sometimes browse beauty items at Target, but I almost never buy from there…like maybe one thing every few years. I love Target, but I get better deals elsewhere on cosmetics and beauty.
It started with the Alba Botanical Hawaiian Facial Scrub with the pore purifying pineapple enzyme. I’ve been a fan of this stuff for years and that little, red CLEARANCE sticker caught my eye. Half off and, HELLO! It was the bonus size. Get in my cart NOW, please!
I make my own facial scrub with organic lemon juice and sugar, and while it’s handy to make and works well, I am sure it costs much more than this scrub did. Frugality- I haz it.
Here’s where I got inspired to make my lemon scrub:
Okay. That was such a good deal. I had my adrenaline rush. Onward through the aisles!
The red stickers drew me like a moth to a flame. I checked out most of them, but a lot of the cosmetics were the wrong shade for me or it was obvious that the product was old/dried out. I was so disappointed that L’Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blushes were on clearance because they were old and had major shrinkage in the package; I had wanted to try them and they are normally about $13 ea and these were marked to about $3, but they wouldn’t have been any good.
I don’t usually buy drugstore brand cosmetics but I have been wanting to try a few so this was a good opportunity to pick some up and give ’em a go. I had just put mascara on my shopping list because my old one hit its 6 month mark and it’s time to replace it, so that was about the only thing I really needed. The green primer will help with the redness so hopefully it will work out. Other than that it was mainly just fun stuff!
So here’s my haul:
Alba Botanical Hawaiian Facial Scrub $9.99 → $4.98
CoverGirl Smoky Shadow Blast in 815 Bronze Fire $6.94 → $2.08
Revlon Just Bitten in 065 Mystical $7.99 → $2.38
Revlon Just Bitten in 055 Victorian $7.99 → $2.38
Revlon Just Bitten in 005 Passion $7.99 → $2.38
CoverGirl Blast Flipstick in 810 Glimmer $7.99 → $2.38
CoverGirl Blast Flipstick in 830 Tease $7.99 → $2.38
CoverGirl Blast Flipstick in 825 Perky $7.99 → $2.38
L’Oreal Voluminous Full Definition Natural Volume Building Mascara in Black $5.89 → $1.76
L’Oreal Magic Anti-Redness Correcting Primer $10.99 → $3.28
L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in 889 Midnight Blue $6.99 → $2.08
L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in 337 Endless Sea $6.99 → $2.08
THE GRAND TOTAL BEFORE CLEARANCE PRICE: $95.73
THE GRAND TOTAL OF MY TARGET CLEARANCE BEAUTY HAUL:
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That’s a savings of $65.19.
Guilt-free beauty is the best beauty regimen of all 🙂
P.S. – Check back soon for my first impression reviews of all of these items!
P.P.S. – All of the items were still sealed except the primer, but since it was in a pump, I just pumped a bit out, wiped everything off, and spritzed it with my anti-bacterial brush cleanser and let it dry before using. Better safe than sorry!