Summer 2015 Beauty Deals

By: Honey Good

$800 for a haircut.  $250 for an ounce of moisturizer. $1,200 for a facial.  There are no shortage of beauty products and services one can buy with an unlimited beauty budget. (Still flush with cash? How about a rose petal and Evian bath with a price tag of $5,000?) But, living within a budget, no matter how high that budget, is an essential part of living well in our Golden Years.

This week we've rounded up some of our favorite beauty deals so that you can splurge on travel with the grand kids, a perfect powder room, entertaining guests and more... while still looking stunning!



 Eye Spy an Online Deal

Lorac Cosmetics is a high end collection known as the "Red Carpet Authority," thanks largely to founder Carol Shaw's reputation as the makeup artist of choice to an expansive list of A-list celebs.

The Lorac brand promises to deliver red-carpet worthy results  and one of our favorite offerings from Lorac, their FACE selfTANtalizer, is deeply discounted right now, marked down to just $8 from its normal price of $28. FACE selfTANtalizer is packed with DHA to safely build natural color and ingredients such as Avocado, Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, Green Tea Extract and antioxidants A,C and E to help maintain skin's health.

Honey's Tip: This product is perfect for keeping that summer glow alive well into Fall, in a faux glow, healthy way, of course.



Gifts with Purchase Galore

Sure, you can pick up a great lipstick at any local drugstore for under $10. But, if your lips are accustomed to wearing something more high brow, gifts with purchase could be the path to justifying spending $26 for Estée Lauder's "Pink Riot" or $30 for Lancôme's "Red Chiffon." 

In-stores and online, Bon Ton has an Elizabeth Arden Gift with Purchase (GWP) right now.  With any $34.50 Elizabeth Arden purchase you receive a free seven piece gift valued at $115. The gift includes

  • Ceramide Daily Youth Restoring Serum, 7 capsules, .11oz
  • PREVAGE Anti-Aging Eye Serum, .17oz
  • PREVAGE Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion SPF30, .5oz
  • Beautiful Color Lipstick in Breathless, .12oz
  • Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Precious Petal, .13oz
  • All Gone Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, 1.7oz
  • Shoshanna Makeup Bag

Also, if you choose to shop online, enter code  BEAUTY25 at checkout to receive free shipping.

Honey's Tip: Why not share the products you don't want from a GWP with your grand daughter(s)... she is sure to be eternally grateful!



Nail Summer's Best Manis +  Lips and Save

Julep is a makeup collection initially launched as a boutique, toxin-free lacquer collection based out of an individual nail salon in Washington. The line has grown, and with the addition of Julep Maven, a makeup subscription club of sorts. Monthly Maven boxes include two new lacquer colors and other beauty products. 

The current welcome box (above) includes two of Julep's mega-moisturizing Plush Pout Lip Crayons, full-coverage lip crayons full of antioxidant-rich oils, sunflower wax, and vitamin E so lips stay hydrated as well as two toxin-free lacquers.  Valued at $68, the first box is just under 25 bucks.  

So, while a $5,000 bath may not be in your future, you've saved enough to buy yourself the biggest bottle of Evian on the market. 

Honey question:  What do you know about beauty and style subscription services, darlings? Are you up-to-date on this recent trend? Have you tried a subscription service for beauty products, samples or even clothing? Would love to hear what you think about the subscription shopping trend... please comment on TwitterFacebook or below and let me know your thoughts on the above!