to shop / {sale alert} clare vivier, shu uemura, instyle, rugsusa…

Image source: Piperlime

My friend was IMing me last night on how she can’t stop shopping – the sales, free shipping just lure you in, especially when it’s freezing outside. I have a few things on my non-existent list, but am trying to be good since the Black Friday/Cyber Monday mania is about to unleash itself. I can’t guarantee that those sales will beat whatever sales are going on right now, but if you need a kick to get started on your holiday shopping, or shopping for yourself, here you go:

Ending tonight:

Ending tomorrow Sunday night:

  • 25% off $50+ at Shu Uemura with code SHUVIP. Expires midnight ET. I’m a big fan of their brushes, purple powder, and the super natural looking eyebrow pencil.

Ending Thursday:

  • $25 off $200+ at Uniqlo with code GET25. Expires midnight ET. Online only.

Ending Saturday:

P.S. Since my girlfriends and I had an email going on about rugs, I need to mention RugsUSA! I got a striped rug and sheepskin rugs from them a while back (link). The site is not known for having the best service, but I can live with that given the discounts (and credit card protection). The current discount is 60-75% off, but I expect it to creep up to a solid 75% for Cyber Monday. Two thumbs up to the quality. You can google any rug for additional reviews or peruse their Instagram for more inspiration. If you need to make a return, keep the packaging and research printing your own shipping label as it can be much cheaper.

to decorate / {high and low} striped rugs, fluffy rugs

Pretty early on in the decorating process, I decided I wanted a striped rug. I had my eyes on the Ikea Stockholm Rand, which is a knockoff of a much more expensive designer, but it was hard to nail down in stock. And I wasn’t sure if I liked flatwoven. In design blogger reviews, it looked thin and wrinkly. Upon Googling the Ikea one, I found the Rugs USA Homespun Blocks Navy Rug. It was on backorder for ages, but I finally got it right after Sandy! The price dropped so I ended up with two, but shipping back the more expensive one via UPS was pretty cheap since the warehouse is in Long Island, NY. The rug is manufactured by Nuloom and is so plush and soft. I’m also not that bothered by the navy versus black since the stripe is pretty dark.

My size is OOS, but other sizes are available for 75% off through today. In fact, most of the rugs are 75% off. My friend tipped me off that the sheepskin rugs are back in stock to order (even though it’s backordered until late Dec…). With the 75% off discount, the price is so affordable you can’t justify going for a faux one from Ikea!

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