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Deals Too Good to Pass Up 2021

Thanks to @notcreative for starting the Deals Too Good to Pass Up (and website of the same name).


This thread will be for posting deals too good to pass up!  In this thread, please keep deals on topic - mainstream/"prestige" beauty only.  Please post deals you really love, and think others will love, too!


Help us keep this thread fun and interactive.  If a deal has already been posted, please do not post the same deal a second time.  This will keep the thread easy to read.



none at the moment


Thread for indie/alternative/korean beauty is here:

Thread for non-beauty is here:

Thread for Ulta GWPs is here:

Thread for Sephora Promo Codes is here:

Thread for Target Deals is here:

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@Ispend2much6, I think it may. I don’t recall what the timing was last year but 12/26 sounds like a very good possibility for both events. My wallet is suuuuper happy about that. 😂💸💸💸

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Great deal going on at ULTA for fragrances on the holiday beauty steals combined with their $10 off $40 (Code: Cheer10) and $20 off $100 (code:Joy20) as well as 5x the points on all fragrance purchases. 





These are mostly sold out online, however they were all available either at most or all of my local ultas so check your local store if you wanted to participate in this deal. I ended up snagging the new release of 1oz YSL Black Opium Neon. Combined that with the $10 off $40 and 5x the points. More than 50% off pre-tax. And to think I was fairly certainly this would be a limited edition release I missed 😂🤣




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SkinStore has been stalking my Facebook feed and I finally caved and bought their Holiday Edit for $75 (half off $150).  There's a crazy number of full sized products, including an Elemis cleansing balm and a PCA Skin collagen moisturizer that combine to more than $75 at full price.  SkinStore is doing a Black Friday Replay, and I also grabbed Christophe Robin scalp scrub at half price and a zinc serum for something like 25% off.  The best thing about getting all my Xmas shopping done very early is using holiday sales to stock up on a year's worth of products for myself!

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@tg1973  How fun!!!   I've done some stocking up myself.

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501F8C46-D7E7-4538-AAE1-DD1E886A7CE9.pngAll of PMG’s holiday collection, including sets, are on sale for up to 40% off on her website!

This hurts considering I paid almost full price like a month ago 😞

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Biossance has been killing it with sales this Black Friday/Cyber Monday. They still have 30% off everything plus 15% on Rakuten (it was 20% yesterday) plus they have deals of they day where one of their staple products is on sale on top of the 30%. Yesterday it was the jumbo Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Moisturizer 1.69 oz/ 50 mL and today it’s the Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser 5.0 oz/ 150 mL . I haven’t tried either but purchased both, I’m on my third or fourth order lol You also get a gwp of 3 mini serums with any purchase. @itsfi @eshoe are you fans of this brand? I can’t remember who I saw posting about it. Any thoughts on the Biossance 100% Sugarcane Squalane Oil ?I want to use it all over my body but need something quick absorbing.

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Thank you for the tag, @makeitup305! Their Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ 3.38 oz 100 mL is my absolute favorite sunscreen so I picked up a jumbo size. I love the Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Moisturizer 1.69 oz/ 50 mL and Biossance Squalane+ Rose Vegan Lip Balm 0.51 oz/ 15 mL.


There were way too many good sales this year!

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thanks for the input @eshoe !

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You’re welcome, @makeitup305. I ended up going back and ordering the cleanser, too. I am looking forward to trying that, couldn’t pass it up at that price!

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@makeitup305  You aren't kidding!  Their deals have been phenomenal.  Plus, any purchase adds to your VIP account for discounts towards future purchases.

I bought two of the kits and the mega Omega.  I regularly use the omega cream, lactic acid overnight serum, the vitamin c serum, and the retinol serum.  Not a big fan of the toner.  It seems drying.  Not a fan of the body butter as it just sits on top of the skin.

The squalane is the star of the line for me.  You can use it under hand cream or body lotion, and all over the eye, even the lid, as a moisturizer.  I also use it as my eye makeup remover.

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@Ispend2much6 #That’s good to know! I bought a regular size squalane oil and a kit with the gentle, body butter and hand cream but I’m not sure if I want to keep it since I later bought the Elderberry cleanser and another hand cream separately, so that might go back. Have you tried their Biossance Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser 6.76 oz/ 200 mL ? I’ve heard great things about the hand cream.

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@makeitup305  I think I have the cleanser; I'll check later and try it again to report back to you.

The hand cream is great.  I like it for daytime because it absorbs well; but for nighttime I like a heavier cream.

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@makeitup305, thank you so much for the tag! 😀 I've been meaning to try that Squalane + Elderberry cleanser so this may just be the nudge I needed. hahaha! I have their Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil 1.01 oz/ 30 mL in my rotation - lovely formula for hydration, brightening and helping to fade dark spots. The whole Biossance line, with its squalane focus is great for dry skin and dry (or drier) climates, where hyaluronic acid might not work as well. I know @faeriegirl is a fan of Biossance. 😊


I also like their Biossance Squalane + 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer 8 fl oz/ 240 ml Biossance Mini Squalane + 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer 2.0 oz/ 60 ml - I find it to be moisturizing which is super helpful with all the hand washing and will be even more so with the cooler / cold weather! Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ is a nice SPF and I like the Biossance Squalane+ Rose Vegan Lip Balm 0.51 oz/ 15 mL (and love that it's now in a tube form vs the older jar version); I think@eshoe likes both as well.

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@itsfi  I tried the DS of the Elderberry cleanser as my second cleanse and I really liked it. I like the gel texture, my skin was clean and not dry at all. I don’t think I like it enough to replace my top fave YTTP superfood, but I will happily use it up.

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@faeriegirl, thank you! I like the sound of the elderberry cleanser. The YYTP cleanser is a bit too drying for my skin, except for the summertime.

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@itsfi what's your favorite cleanser? I do find the YTTP a little to drying if I use it too much but it's refreshing. I'm using a super affordable one from Target from a brand called Amie. It's the Soft and Smooth Cleansing balm. It has a light scent that's very pleasant and the texture is nice and creamy. I alternate with the Tatcha The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser 4.0 oz/ 120 mL for when I want a little scrub, this one is super gentle.

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@makeitup305, right now, for fall / winter, I'm using Paula's Choice Omega + Complex Cleansing Balm 3.5 oz/ 104 mL as a first cleanser and will reach for and switch between Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil Makeup Remover 6.76 oz/ 200 mL #orTatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil Mini 0.8 oz/ 24 mL (not sure why a full size of this cleanser isn't pulling up to tag) when it gets colder or when I run out of the PC. For a second cleanse in the cooler season this year, it'll be the iS Clinical Warming Honey Cleanser this year - I like how it makes my skin feel cleansed, soft, supple and nourished. I have a DS of that Tatcha softening cleanser you mentioned that I've been meaning to try out. For exfoliating cleansers, I'm currently using AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder 1.94 oz/ 55 g maybe once per week. I recently picked up the Lovinah's Dragon's Blood BHA Cleansing Oil and if my patch test of it goes okay, I'll plan to use that during those times when my skin is a little more oily or when I'm dealing with a breakout. I used to have several cleansers in the rotation but for the last year or so, I limit the number that I have open in either category and the variation is generally only to have something for those days when my skin is oilier than usual or I'm breaking out.

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@itsfi I've been bad about doing a true double cleanse and will often just go with Bioderma and a The Original MakeUp Eraser The Original MakeUp Eraser® Makeup Remover Cloth Pink . Occasionally I'll use belif Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser 5.41 oz/ 160 mL or CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm - Home & Away Duo before my cleanser. I've had fancier cleansers before but I've found that as along as they don't feel drying I don't care as much. That iS Clinical does sound very nice,  though. 

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@makeitup305, I just recently finished a tube of the belif jelly cleanser - I really like it. And Bioderma I use as a pre-cleanse most nights. Love that Clinique TTDO balm - I used that for years, maybe even close to a decade (gasp) as a first cleanser. Recently (in the past 4/5 years) it seems like there’s been an explosion of good cleansers on the market. I’ve been fortunate to find good skincare sales and have taken advantage of that. 😆 

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