So it’s Labor Day weekend here in the US and since I know you’re not here for a history lesson I’ll spare you the stories about the fight for the five-day work week and workplace safety measures after the Triangle fire.
We’ll talk about makeup instead, and some of the glorious sales happening this weekend.
The Body Shop – This has been one of my favorite brands since I was a teenager, with good reason. I gravitate more to their skin care and bath products than makeup or hair care, and for my oily skin, the seaweed collection is fantastic. The clay mask has been one of my favorites this summer and I’ve seen a marked difference using it once or twice every week. Labor Day sale: Buy 3, get 3 free.
Essence Cosmetics – I’m just discovering this brand but everything I’ve tried has been of excellent quality. It’s cheap in price but definitely not junk. My current favorite is the Lash Princess volume mascara. No joke, it’s better than mascaras that cost five times as much, and the packaging is really cute. Labor Day sale: 25% off sitewide (I took advantage of this one myself). *Note – they always offer free shipping over $15.*
Walgreens – I think by now you’ve noticed my love of drug store brands, and Walgreens has all of my favorites including Milani and No.7. Labor Day Sale: buy 2, get 1 free. This sale actually lasts until September 23. YASSSSSS.
There are also some events happening this month that don’t necessarily correlate with Labor Day but are still worth mentioning:
Elf Cosmetics 30 Days of New New – Every day in September Elf is releasing new products. So far there’s been a highlighter and a blush, neither of which is terribly revolutionary, but in the last few years Elf has really stepped up their game as far as offering quality products at a reasonable price. I find myself looking forward to their new releases. Good on you, Elf.
Ulta – Starting tomorrow is their 21 Days of Beauty event. This is when I tend to stock up on luxury products since they’re far more affordable. My holy grail Roller Lash mascara from Benefit and the Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash will both be half price. Totally excited.