My family is awesome and tends to give me Winners gift cards for Christmas and my birthday, causing many a stalking session of the beauty department and clearance. I'm quite impressed with my finds this time around!
First up, this cozy cardigan by BCBGMAXAZRIA (officially called "Etain Cable Knit Peplum Cardigan"):
This is my most amazing find, savings-wise. It was on clearance, and I got it for a measly $16. What was the regular price?
$218!!!! Does anyone really pay that much for sweaters? I think $16 is a great price, designer brand or not. I'm not 100% convinced the half-peplum thing is flattering on me, but it's a warm, cozy sweater so whatevs. Here's a model picture.
Shiseido Collector's Edition Makeup Palette, from holiday 2010. I found this in the beauty clearance section, in one of those security-sealed boxes (which they really should put all the mid/high-end makeup in, because it's soooo often broken into otherwise).
$15, was $50 USD when it debuted.
I wish they had foregone the teensy brushes and increased the size of the products, especially the eyeshadows and blush. But hey, can't argue too much for $15 (technically free with gift card), now can I?
And my most recent acquisition; the NARS x Pierre Hardy Vertebra nail polish duo (from Summer 2013).
$16.99, regular $29 USD. They come with a dust bag too which is adorable. I've tried the coral shade, Vertabra Left, but unfortunately smudged it before it dried so no pictures yet. :( It's almost a one-coater and gorgeous though!
Have you found any exciting deals lately?
Products purchased myself with gift cards. All opinions are my own.