SHOPPING NETWORKS...A BEAUTY TREASURE-TROVE!?
I know what you might be thinking...and I used to be right there with ya ;) But times have definitely changed! There really are some great beauty finds and deals that are difficult to find elsewhere :0 I found this shocking myself, but when I started to going back to school a few years ago I also had to become a bit creative. When it came to splurging on beauty items for myself, I didn't find that there was as much available cash to spend either.
One idea that came to mind, was to check out what the shopping networks like HSN, QVC, and others had. I knew they had great deals to offer and also had the option of extended payments on select items. After doing a bit of scrounging around, I discovered that HSN seemed to be one of the best choices.
They continually offer up coupon codes to new AND regular customers that can be applied to even those orders that are paid utilizing their "Flex-pay" option. What exactly is Flex-Pay? It's a way to break up your total amount of the purchase into smaller chunks and there is sometimes more than one option- i.e. 2, 3, 4, or up to 5 payments. You can choose to pay-off your purchase early with no penalties either and there's an easy setup through your free online account that lets you check on what your balance it, make payments, and more!
The great thing is, HSN doesn't bill you for extra fees or interest charges when you take advantage of the Flex-pay alternative. They do however state that they check credit and that your credit report may be viewed, therefore you could be subject to a credit check. I will say that I have not had any issues thus far :) Check out some of my beauty top picks from HSN below:
THE BEAUTY CLOSET TOP BEAUTY PICKS FROM HSN:
Guava "Trend" Lipstick Trio
This trio is NOT available as a Flex-pay option, BUT it's on a decent sale and regularly-priced at $42+ :) Korres makes some fantastic lipsticks and this great mini collection gives you a great range of colors- all in one kit!
REAL Cheeky Party Blush Palette
[also avail. w/3 payments @ $14 ea. OR 2 payments @ $21 ea.]
This is one of my fav's as it has a little bit of everything for under $50! This particular set features Benefit's 5 different powders, plus their awesome mascara, high-lighter, and liner-mini in Jet Black. If you're looking for a nice holiday gift or just seeking one for the beauty-lover in our life, this is an excellent choice :)
Posh & Pretty Lipstick, Gloss & Liner Trio
[or 3 FlexPays of $12.27]
This set is just fabulous and perfect for any beauty obsessed gal! Not only do you get 3 fantastic lip products for under $40, but you get 3 different application options all in one kit :) I found myself a big fan with the sparkly cases for each item and colors included- plus the ybf brand is where it's at when it comes to a quality lip product!
O d'AZUR Spray with Lip Gloss Bronzing Brush
[or 2 FlexPay payments of $30 ea.]
Although this is further down in my Top Picks list, it's actually probably one my biggest fav's at the moment. This kit has 3 really good products from Lancome that almost anyone can appreciate. I often find that many collections or kits can sometimes offer up only a couple items out of the whole bunch that are something that you would actually use and like :/ These 3 great selections are ALL products that you can find a use for and will LOVE.
5. Too Faced
[Flex-pay available on this item too!]
If you've been seeking a good go-to kit for brows, this is an excellent place to start! If you consider yourself to be more of a brow expert, this kit is still a great option as well. The quality of the brush alone makes this a great buy and the universal color pictured above works well for most tones. What I love about this product is that it does a nice job of filling in brows naturally and actually lasting all day!