Monday Mix: Sales and Charity

By Voxy  

The Word "Give" made of Toddler's shoes, Santa Cruz, California by Wonderlane.First, the charity.

A lovely charitable contribution (at any time of year, but particularly now) is the purchase or donation of shampoo, conditioner, body washes, shower scrubbies, cosmetics, skincare, and perfumes to women’s shelters or other organizations in your area. Products should be unopened, but need not be new; if you purchased an extra tube of that mascara you really used to like and now don’t, that’s perfectly donate-able, so long as it is unopened and in its original packaging. The same goes for any cosmetics gifts you receive this year that you don’t really want — there are women out there whose spirits will really be lifted by a new lipstick or a nice-smelling shampoo. It might sound like a trivial gift, but it really isn’t; these little things go a long way towards making people in terrible situations feel cared for and feel better about themselves, which is pretty much the biggest gift you can give anyone.

Sales!

New since last post:

Stila: 20% off through 12/18; use code TWITTERBFF. Free shipping with $50 purchase. BUT! See below for Stila on Hautelook, starting Monday.

HauteLook: Stila, starting Monday 12/7.

The Body Shop: 20% off, ends today, Monday 12/7. (Sorry for the late notice; I just found out about this one.) Use code FNF2009 at checkout.

Coming Up:

HauteLook: LORAC, starting Wednesday 12/9. Dylan’s Candy Bar (sweetly-scented skincare), also starting Wednesday 12/9.

Previously announced sales still going on:

Lancome: Lancome’s “Seven Days of Lancome Luxury” event ends today, Monday, 12/7. Every day there’s a different bonus gift or sample, plus free shipping with any $35 purchase.

Clinique: “Ten Days of Happiness” promotion includes a free deluxe sample or gift with purchase and free shipping with a $40 purchase. Through 12/11.

MAC: still free shipping, through 12/13 BeautyTicket.com: 15% off any purchase through 12/14; use code DAILYMAKEOVER. • NARS: 22% off orders of $60 or more through 12/16; use code 3312299CP • Tarte: 25% off through 12/31 with code ECOSCENE25 • Too Faced: 30% off through 12/31 with code LUCKYBREAKS

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/ / CC BY 2.0
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