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My Shop Hope's Boutique Fall Favorites, Plus 10% Off Coupon Code

Shop Hope's discount coupon code promo

Today's post is all about Shop Hope's, a boutique based out of Georgia with an amazing online selection. Hope's offers everything from sweaters to leggings, boots to necklaces, scarves to leg warmers, and just about everything else you can think of! Their selection is constantly changing with new arrivals M-F at noon and 5pm EST. In addition to the constant new arrivals, Hope's also always offers FREE shipping. I love being a rep for this amazing company, and today I'm highlighting some of my favorite pieces and collections.

Black Friday Roundup 2014 Deals & Sales

Black Friday Roundup 2014

First things first, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you're able to take time off today to be with friends and family. I'm visiting my family in Chicago so I don't want to waste too many of these precious moments working or yes, even shopping! But if I do steal away for a few quiet moments, these are the sales I'll be checking out online (it's hard to resist!) Of course, Black Friday starts early nowadays and the deals will continue throughout the holiday season (with the best deals happening after Christmas!) so kick back, relax, shop - or don't! - and enjoy! Follow @budgetbabe on Instagram for more real-time deals & sales. Get 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY at checkout. Get 40% off clothing for everyone and many more deals online and in store. Get 50% off the entire store starting 4pm today, plus up to 50% off everything online. Take an additional 15% off online orders with code GRAVY.

Plus, Old Navy is bringing back its second annual “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway, where the first 100 customers to line up will receive a game card, loaded with a change to win $1 million Get a special discount Thanksgiving Day at 8pm EST!! Take 40% off everything online, plus free shipping on orders over $100. Save 25% sitewide with code THANKFUL25 Take 50% off everything online.

Win Cool Stuff: Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color Sparkle for the Holidays!

Win sparkle!

It's time to put some sparkle into your beauty routine, so I've teamed up with Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color to offer one lucky winner the chance to win some amazing products that are perfect for the holidays!

One lucky winner will receive all seven chic shades in the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Sequin Overcoat Collection plus all 10 shades in the NYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust Collection. That's an $86 value!! Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Good luck!

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The prize:

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Sequin Overcoat Collection ($7.99 each): Layered over your favorite Complete Salon Manicure Color, the seven chic shades of shimmering sequin polishes will instantly amp up your manicure. The polish features a Precision Brush that’s rounded to fit the curve of your cuticles and perfectly shaped to hug the contours of your nails. Available shades are: Blush Over Hue, Crown Jewels, Over the Rain Blue, Radiant Royal Blue, Strawberry Shields, Open Mica Night, Cheery on Top

NYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust Collection ($2.99 each): This pure, pigmented eye dust instantly illuminates eyes with serious sparkle and true color payoff. This richly pigmented eye shadow has an alluring, pearlescent finish that accentuates eyes with an instant pearl shimmer. Available in Opal Sparkle, Aquamarine Sparkle, Diamond Dust, Amethyst Dazzle, Amber Glitz, Smokey Topaz, Bronze Shimmer, Brilliant Sapphire, Golden Champagne and Pink Topaz.

Giveaway open to US residents only per the brands' request. Thank you for understanding!

Off the Rack: Cheap Chic Message Gifts at Target

Cute holiday gifts at Target

I wasn't really sure what to title this post, but two days ago while at Target, I noticed the cutest display of small ceramic gifts with fashionable quotes and witty messages that would make perfect gifts for all the ladies on your holiday shopping list. Small dishes that say, "A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous," ringholders that say "My other half" and coasters that shout "Cheers!" would all be welcomed by just about anyone on your list (especially those who love pinning quotes on Pinterest). Find them in store (everything was on sale for $3.99!) and online at (sorry I couldn't find direct links to most of the items, Target's site is impossible to navigate sometimes!).

Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: Illuminating Hand Cream

Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: Illuminating Hand Cream

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products that are available online and in-store. Also make sure to check out my blog, for even more beauty product reviews, advice and tips.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Hand Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is what they call pure elegance. Here’s a fun fact for you ladies: The hands are the first body part to show signs of aging, which is why using a good hand cream with SPF is super important, especially as you get older. This version from La Prairie (swoon) brightens, refines and moisturizes your hands while also preventing future aging with its broad-spectrum (that’s protection from UVA and UVB rays) sun protection. It also contains brightening ingredients that actually help with EXISTING age spots, making it kind of the perfect hand cream in one bottle. The downside is that costs a WHOPPING $155. Yikes. As much as I do love a luxury splurge, I just can NOT justify spending that much on hand cream.

Even though Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Hand Cream doesn’t have the glam factor the La Prairie version has, it’s still really, really good. Just like the $155 version, the Boots hand cream has broad-spectrum SPF and also boasts ingredients to help fade age spots and fine lines…and all for only $15! If there’s ever a good splurge and steal, this is IT.

For even more beauty talk, check out my blog