April 2015 archive

Spring Beauty Deals

Every spring, a ton of great beauty sets pop up in time for Mother’s Day. Here’s a round up of all of the best deals I’ve seen.

Lord and Taylor is doing 10% off all beauty until April 28th at 11:59 PM EST. Use code FRIENDS at checkout and ShopRunner for 2-day shipping.

Lord and Taylor Beauty Sale 10% off


Bloomingdale’s has 60 different gift with purchase items.  As a bonus, they are giving a $25 gift card with every $100 purchase in the beauty department.  With a $125 purchase, they are giving a beach bag.

Bloomingdales Spring Beauty Gifts Promo

Nordstrom has a ton of beauty items on sale for 10% off and about 20 different gift with purchase items.  There are also a ton of gift sets and jumbo value sized items.

Nordstrom Estee Lauder Beauty Sale Gift

Sephora has triple points on all fragrance purchases until May 10th.

Macy’s has 173 gift with purchase offers and over 1000 beauty gift sets.

Macy’s Friends and Family Sale for Spring 2015

Macy’s is having their semi-annual Friends and Family sale starting Sunday, April 26th, 2015 and ending Monday, May 4th, 2015.  Use the code FRIEND online.

Macy's Friends and Family Sale - Spring 2015

Macy’s Friends and Family Sale – Spring 2015

The reason this sale is noteworthy (as opposed to all the other sales that Macy’s runs each week of the year) is that this sale has *far* fewer exclusions than what is typically discounted.  Most everything in fashion, shoes/accessories and home goods is 25% off.  Electrics, electronics and furniture will be 10% off.  The main exclusions from this sale are the vendors who operate licensed “stores” within Macy’s, beauty/cosmetics and every day value items.

Typically, many brands are excluded from their coupons (e.g. Levi’s, NYDJ, 7 for all Mankind, Joe’s Jeans, Martha Stewart, etc.).  The Friends and Family sale does not have these exclusions so shopping in the Impulse section is so much easier!

Hanna Andersson 20% off Nearly Everything

Hanna Andersson 20% off Sale

Hanna Andersson 20% off Sale

Hanna Andersson makes the most wonderful, soft, organic cotton children’s clothes. We have a hand-me-down Hanna dress that has been washed a million times and still looks fabulous.  Our 2 year old can be pretty hard on clothes so when stuff stays looking new, I’m really impressed!  Another thing I love about Hanna is their amazing customer service.  They really stand behind their products, just like my favorite store Nordstrom.  I wish every retailer was like this!

Hanna is having a 20% off nearly everything sale, both online and in store.  Sale prices are marked and so far the only thing I am seeing that isn’t 20% off is their licensed apparel like the Star Wars and Disney Princess printed pajamas.  It’s a bummer because those are SO CUTE!

We are in the midst of potty training and a trusted mommy friend recommended Hanna training unders for this process.  They have a thick, absorbent middle section to help absorb any accidents that may happen.  I’ve ordered 2 sets and I’ll report back on how they work out for us!

Sale goes from now until May 10th, 2015.

Missed out on Lilly For Target? Here’s MILLY for Kohls!

Did you miss out on Lilly for Target like I mostly did?  I just heard of something that cheered me right up — MILLY has done a line for Kohl’s!  I had no idea Kohl’s was also doing designer collaborations as well!  It seems like everyone is getting in on this trend–Target, Kohl’s, Gap.  Kohl’s designer collaborations are released under the DesigNation label.  Previous designer collaborations include collections from Elie Tahari (a few items still online), Derek Lam (a few items still online), Peter Som and Catherine Malandrino.  Thakoon was announced today and will be coming this fall.

The MILLY for DesigNation collection is online now and launches in stores Thursday April 23 and looks FABULOUS.  Oh my goodness, I’m kind of glad I didn’t spend all my money on Lilly at Target because there are some SERIOUSLY cute dresses in this collection.  It looks like the collection goes from sizes 0-16 and XXS-XL.

MILLY for DesigNation at Kohl's

MILLY for DesigNation at Kohl’s

I love MILLY’s beautiful, vibrant prints and this collection features tons of those.

I love the citrus print!  The collection features this scuba dress as well as a t-shirt with the lemons.


This midi dress is so sexy.  I love the black straps and waist defining section.  Not sure how I feel about midi dresses though… I am ordering this one and I’ll have to try it on to see how it looks on me.

This dress is also in my shopping cart.  I love the bright floral print!

MILLY for DesigNation at Kohl's - Mommy and Me Look

MILLY for DesigNation at Kohl’s – Mommy and Me Look 1

MILLY for DesigNation at Kohl's - Mommy and Me Look

MILLY for DesigNation at Kohl’s – Mommy and Me Look 2


There are even 2 matching Mommy and me looks!  The girl’s dresses only come in 4-6x so they are quite limited and my little one won’t fit in the size 4 yet. Hopefully they will do an expanded size selection next time!

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