Monday, November 30, 2009

25% Off at

ESQ by Movado Now on Facebook

Looking for a great gift this year? How about a gift that will stand the test of time? Or at least help ensure your on-time arrival to all of the festive holiday fetes this year? Check out ESQ by Movado's facebook page and be the first to see all of the latest styles, promotions and specials. They have some very cool designs and a quality watch makes for a classic, "timeless" gift idea. It's easy to join. Just click the link below. -g.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Aveda Birthday Program

Enjoy Aveda products? Sign up for their Birthday Program and get a coupon for a free travel size hand lotion (also makes for a nice stocking stuffer) redeemable before December 31. Then, look for a coupon good for a full-sized product on your birthday. Presents just for getting older? Happy Birthday! -g.

Join Aveda's Birthday Program today and get a free, full-size product on your birthday!

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Biggest Shopping Day of the Year!

Still being in my turkey-induced tryptophan coma, I have zero interest in getting up at the crack of dawn for "Black Friday" specials, fighting off the crazies that have been lined up spending their holiday outside of the store. However, not being one to pass up all of the deals to be had today, here are some that you I plan on taking advantage of today. (All of which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.) Happy shopping! -g.

Free Shipping at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Piperlime (on purchases of $50 or more) through December 15. (Just select free shipping at checkout). Old Navy has some great "doorbusters" that you can also get online Thursday, Friday and Saturday only, but at the time of writing this blog entry, it looked like their website was down. (Major problem on the biggest shopping weekend of the year.) My Old Navy favorites are oxford shirts for work, pajama pants and the cute dog collars and treats that they have for the various seasons. Banana Republic has outerwear and sweaters for women and men (in case you want to shop for someone other than yourself...) at 30% off for 4 days only, and this is available only online.

Express has several deals from their holiday savings booklet. If you shop in-store or online today before noon, you will get 30% off your purchase (online promo code 1081002754944801; in-store code 4755). Shop after noon to get 25% off (online promo code 1081002754944805; in-store code 4766). Outerwear is already marked down 20%, so combined with these offers, you can save big on what could otherwise be a large chunk of change for a new coat. (We just picked up a new pea coat for my husband and saved $100 off of the original price.)

Steve Madden is offering free shipping online (use code SMFREESHIP) and running their Scratch & Shop promotion (only in-store). Visit a Steve Madden store before December 7 and you will receive a scratch off card (almost like a lottery ticket, but you're guaranteed to win something--even if it is just a discount on shoes) revealing how much you will save on your purchase. Upon reading the fine print, it's only valid on purchases of $59.95 or more and some exclusions apply. I like the variety of colors they offer in their platform pump (especially the gray suede and the blush leather).

Smashbox is hosting their Friends and Family sale, offering 20% off through December 1 (use code SBFF9 at checkout). If you've never tried them before, their Best of Smashbox Sampler would be a fantastic introduction to their line. At $35 (plus an additional 20% off and free shipping), it's a steal. You might even pick one up as a gift.

Speaking of gifts, Bath and Body Works is a gift mecca. Honestly, do any one of you not receive something from this store as a gift during the holidays? The candles are my favorite, as well as their hand soaps, ScentPortables and Tahiti Sweetie body lotion that I have previously raved about. They always have great coupons, too. They are offering $10 off your $30 purchase (just ask one of the employees nicely and I bet they will give you the coupon if you don't already have it) or use this one for a free item of your choice (up to $13) with any $10 purchase, good through December 24.

20% off at South Moon Under (Okay, so it looks like you actually have to go to the store for this one, but giving them a call to see if they would honor it on a phone order can't hurt, right? I'm out of town!)

I am loving the jewelry options here right now. Here are some of my favorites:

Yochi Small Key Pendant Necklace

Looks like the one I've had my eye on at Tiffany, but for a (very small) fraction of the price. (hint, hint!)

Amrita Singh Cabochon Facet Pearl Bib Necklace

This would look amazing with a gold dress (i.e. Michelle Obama's dress for the White House State Dinner this week). More practically speaking, it would make a simple strapless black dress look new for a holiday party. Add some gold stilettos and no one would ever suspect you had on the same dress you wore under your cardigan at the office all day.

Amrita Singh Shelter Island Cabachon Necklace

I love the versatility of this one. It comes with an extender, so you can vary the length. Shorter, it would be a nice length to have peeking out of a crisp white blouse. Worn longer, it would dress up a casual gray t-shirt.

That's just a small sampling. I also like the charm necklaces (these would be great gifts for friends) and though I'm not completely sold on the ribbon "collar necklaces" that have been all over the place this season, there are a few cute ones that are reasonably priced (and for trendy pieces like those, I wouldn't spend more than $20 or $30 per piece).

Finally, there aren't many shoes to choose from, but these are super-cute, on-trend with the addition of the stones and with the super high heels, platform and red-soled bottoms, they might just be mistaken for Loubies.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Natural Body Spa Specials

I don't know about you, but I am feeling the hustle and bustle of the Christmas rush already, and it's not even Thanksgiving. Maybe it's because stores began piping in holiday music on Halloween...maybe it's all of the "pre-Black Friday" specials...whatever it is, I could already use a day to decompress. Which is what I plan to do this Sunday at Natural Body Spa.

While I'm there, I'm going to do some shopping, so it's a multi-purpose trip. Right now they have a holiday gift card special: Purchase a gift card of $225 or more and receive a $25 service gift card free. Purcase a gift card of $350 or more and receive a $50 service gift card free. I might just pick up one of those for my own stocking...

They are also offering some other specials, available if you use the coupons below.

I feel better already. -g.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

J. Crew Holiday Sale & Free Shipping

They really are starting early this year. The latest from J. Crew--"holiday" reductions of up to 40% off have been made in stores and online. Use code 150SHIP at checkout to get free shipping on order totaling $150 or more (through November 15). Is Veterans Day the new Black Friday? -g.

Ah, Choo!

You may have heard that Jimmy Choo is one of the latest guest designer for H&M. Previous collections have come from Cavalli, Stella McCartney, and even Madonna. The hype started building this summer and Choo-day is imminent: November 14. I would love to check out the collection, but don't know how I feel about being herded and tagged like cattle outside the H&M store (see the "How to Shop" section of their site). The shoe collection seems really limited, and I fear that more zealous shoe lovers will scoop them up early. Below are the pieces that I have my eye on, provided they are still available:

I love well-made shoes and accessories, especially when a top-scale design house develops something at a more reachable price point, but if there's a line outside of H&M this Saturday, you can bet that I will be walking away from it in my Choo-less feet! -g.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

20% off at Bloomingdale's

Now through November 15th, get 20% off at Bloomingdale's. Print out the coupon via the link below (click on the image to get the printable page), or use code HOLIDAY at Holiday sales and specials are starting early this year! -g.

Monday, November 9, 2009

30% off at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy

November 12-15, receive 30% off at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores (including outlet stores). Plus, select from one of their charities to receive 5% of what you spend.

Click the photo above to get to the link where you print your coupon. You can use it as many times as you'd like during November 12-15.

Get a jump on your holiday shopping or just enjoy a good excuse to shop for a good cause! -g.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Glamspotters Challenge Update

And the winner is.......Theodora G.! She is the lucky Glambassador to win the $500 gift card to Saks, and one of her referees will won a $250 gift card to Saks as well. She signed up a record-breaking 381 people. Congrats to her and A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated! -g.

3 Days Only: 20% off at

Okay, so there is one more deal that I just had to share. Now through Friday, get 20% off of ANY purchase at Time for me to stock up on my favorite products, including Phyto 7! No offer code necessary, just be sure to use the link in this post to ge this Friends and Family special! -g.

Nordstrom: Free Shipping

Finally, one more shopping deal..

From now through December 20, Nordstrom is offering free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Just use code HOLIDAY09 on the last page of checkout.

Happy shopping! -g.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Aveda: Free Pure Abundance Shampoo & Conditioner

Spend $25 at Aveda and receive a free trial size of Pure Abundance shampoo and conditioner. Also receive free shipping and another free sample of your choice at checkout. Use offer code GIFTS119 at checkout.

One recommendation to add to your cart--Phomollient. I love this stuff as an everyday styler. One problem for me--it is not TSA-approved. I have been looking high and low for a travel size and have had to suffer with travel size hair gel instead. Until now.

Ta-da! Introducing the 1.7 oz Phomollient. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And, one of the things I love about this product is that it is refillable. I've been looking for this for a while, so grab one while you can! -g.

Free Pocket Pal from Benefit

Found this deal through Daily Candy:

Both sweet treat for your smackers and hint of tint for your cheeks, Benefit Pocket Pal is the go-to product. Score one free (reg. $20) with any full-price purchase from Benefit.

Just add the Pocket Pal to your shopping cart and enter code DCPOCKET at checkout. Spend more than $50 and enter PRETTY50 to receive free standard U.S. shipping as well.

I recommend trying out Celebutante, a great mini-sized kit of some of Benefit's most popular products. It also makes a great stocking stuffer (never too early to get started on holiday shopping, especially when you get great free gifts to keep for yourself). -g.