Save Money on Makeup and Beauty in 30 Seconds or Less with

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ShopLocal takes those ad circulars you get stuffed between the pages of your local newspaper, scans them into a computer and then makes them easy to search.


Track down sales and gifts with purchase deals at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bath & Body Works, Ulta, Sephora and hundreds of other retailers, and find the closest store.

On the site, click “Change Location” or “Select a City,” and input your ZIP code or city and state. Back at the main screen, enter the name of a store and click “SEARCH.”

Once you’ve opened a circular on the screen, hover your mouse pointer over it for details of each deal and valid dates.

It’s not comprehensive, and I wasn’t always able to find circulars for every store I suspected of having one, but I was able to find some pretty kick ass deals at my local Macy’s, Walgreens and Target stores — and without staining my fingers with newspaper ink, blech!

Ulta-mate Savings

Still on the topic of sales and bargains, cosmetics retailer Ulta has a few eye-popping deals. I don’t have much experience with their house brand makeup, though, so if you do, let me know what you think about them in the comments. I’m curious.


Get this massive 65-piece blockbuster set with 29 eyeshadows, 12 lip colors, 6 cheek colors, 4 full-size lipsticks and a ton more for $19.99 after $5 coupon (use promo code 96306 at checkout).

More Savings at Ulta

  1. 65-piece set for $19.99
  2. Get 5 for $20 on Ulta products
  3. 6 different gift with purchase deals (like the Daisy Marc Jacobs tote)
  4. Get 2 for $5 on select Ulta hair care and cosmetics
  5. Ulta Professional products for $5 each

Click here for details…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Still no sign of Tabs… I’m getting worried. Every hour or so I open the front door, walk outside and softly call to him, but what I really feel like doing is screaming my head off, “TABS! TABS! I MISS YOU, TABS! PLEASE COME HOME!”


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  1. Shiny says:

    Man I hope Tabs comes home soon. I know its different with outdoor cats and lapdogs but if my dog wandered away I would be sick with worry. Keep us updated!! <3

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Shiny,

    Thanks, hon. I just heard a cat meowing outside and I went to check who it was… it wasn’t Tabs. It was another tabby cat who I haven’t seen in a year! I call her “Turtle Cat,” and she used to skulk around our parking lot last fall. I guess all the neighborhood kitties are out having grand adventures, sigh.

    What kind of dog do you have? We always had dogs in my family when I was growing up. 🙂

  3. Dao says:

    I hope Tabs is doing alright, maybe he went out partying with the ladies? Please keep us updated, I think he’s coming back soon.

    I heard lots of good things about Ulta makeup but we don’t have those stores here so I’ve never tried anything from Ulta.

    Dao´s last blog post..Sephora Brand The Lash Stash: Perfect for Mascara Addicts

  4. Elena says:

    Hang in there, Karen! Tabs is just being a free spirit, I guess, but I’m hoping he’ll check in soon. I don’t know how the weather is for you guys up North, but down here these past couple of days have been awesome wandering weather. I’ll bet he’s just enjoying himself and missing you while on his adventures. 🙂

    On a different note, I just wanted to say thank you for the primer recommendation. 🙂 I went to Ulta this past week and picked up Too Faced Shadow Insurance and it’s so great. The location I was at also carries a lot of L’Oreal eye products for only $5, including their liquid liner, which I love, and the Voluminous mascaras. If you haven’t been recently, you should totally swing by. 😀

  5. Holly says:

    Awww Karen im so sorry Tabz has gone missing I can only imagine how I would feel if it was my dog! But im sure he will be back soon, probably with a much bigger belly as hes found some nice people who have taken pity on him and fed him for a few days! But im sure he will realise soon that those people’s makeup tastes are not a patch on yours and come running back to his lovely MAC filled home!!

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    I hope he’s okay, too. I haven’t seen him hanging out in his usual haunts so I’m just going to hope for the best and assume he’s indeed out partying with the ladies!

    How’s your Saturday been so far?

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Elena,

    Thanks, girl. It’s been really warm and just lovely up here, so I guess he’s just out soaking up the sun (I hope!).

    I am SO GLAD to hear that you like the Too Faced Shadow Insurance! LOL, here’s a weird, but kind of fund thing to do… swipe a little bit on the back of your hand in the morning. I swear that it will last the entire day long, even through multiple hand washings and dish washings! Another good thing is you can layer it underneath cream and powder shadows and it doesn’t add thickness to your eye look. Yay!

    Good call on the Ulta sale. I wish there was one closer to me (I gotta cross a bridge *and* drive through the city to get to it… ugh), so I’ll check on line.

    Are you having a good weekend so far?

  8. Karen says:

    LOL, Holly!

    He better recognize that he’s never gonna find another makeup obsessed human who would place MAC palettes on him while he sleeps. 🙂

    How is your shih tzu? Are his nails painted with Chanel today?

  9. Holly says:

    Hi Karen,
    My dog is ok thanks ive actually not painted his nails in a while but he does wear clothes pretty much all the time now, he has really sensitive sin and gets itchy when he comes into contact with things like carpet cleaner but when we put a t shirt on him he is totally fine so he now has quite a little collection and wears one pretty much all the time!!

    It doesnt look like im going to be able to make it to a target while im in NY but ive had a brain wave of an idea, i think im going to order some stuff from their website and have it delivered to my hotel while im there!! I cant wait to get my sephora fix while im there too and cant wait to hit CVS for some drug store bargains – that honestly has to be one of my fave american chain stores!!

  10. Marisol says:

    Never heard of this site so thanks for the link.

    What if you put out some make up out and maybe Tabs will return?

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  11. Shiny says:

    Hi Karen,
    I have a Lhasa… I got him for my 12th birthday so he too is 12 now. I’ve only had him run away for an hour or so (found him in the neighbors house, thanks for not telling me hes over there) but yeah it can be scary. Maybe leave snacks out on the stoop? You’ll likely attract all the local cats but Tabs too.

  12. Sorry to hear about Tabs:( I’m sure he’ll be back soon!

    Thanks for the site info – I’ll have to check it out.

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  13. Brittany says:

    I really love Ulta. I have a couple of their products, mostly eye shadows, glosses, blushes, and eye liners. I’ve been happy with all of their products. Their eye shadows are really nice. They blend so easily.

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