Saturday, August 16, 2014

Last Blog

Hey everyone,

As you can see, this is my last blog. I set out on this adventure thinking I could show others how to coupon for makeup, but I think its not as interesting to others as it is to me. This has been a fun journey and I got my feet wet a little in the blogging world. I greatly appreciate my two followers, one in which is my boyfriend who I am forever indebted to. My journey couponing for makeup is ongoing. I mean who doesn't like to save money and get lots and lots of makeup for half of the retail price. I really hope you all have learned a tip or two to help you shop for makeup economically. I love looking my absolute best and it feels even greater when I can save a few coins from handy dandy coupons! Thanks everyone and be sure to clip those coupons!!!!



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ulta's beauty deals!!!`

Hiiiiiiii everyone,

I really hope that you all have your running shoes on and your coins ready!!! Ulta has their $3.50 off coupon again and we all know deals are so much sweeter when this coupon is available. When I see this coupon I just get to snapping my fingers and screaming "Yasssssssssssss Yassssssssss Yassssssssss!!!! In addition to this coupon, starting 8/10 Ulta will have a bogo sale on cosmetic products such as Maybelline, Revlon, Almay, and L'Oreal. This is a great time for those starting to build their makeup kits, aspiring makeup artists, or those who just want to replenish their kits. There are lots of coupons for us to use with these amazing deals. On, there is a $2.00 off any revlon eye product. I can think about 100 ways I can mix and match these coupons to score some incredible deals. allows you to print this coupon twice, but two is more than enough!

For all you makeup lovers, in 8/10 inserts found in your Sunday's newspaper MOST areas will get a $4.00 Almay product, 2 Rimmel coupons, and 1 L'Oreal extraordinaire colour rich product. Are y'all as excited as I am??? Those L'oreal extraordinaire lippies are amazing! This was a ""Diva Approved" product because of the many pros with this lipstick. I posted a snippet of my initial thoughts a few posts back so be sure to check it out.

Tips to coupon for makeup: 1.) Be sure to subscribe to Ulta's mailing and email list. They have so many great deals that are exclusively offered to shoppers subscribed to their email/mail list.

2.) Be sure to buy one or two newspapers per week and clip those cosmetic coupons. They will come in handy. Trust me.

3.) Subscribe to youtube channel and my blog for weekly updates on beauty deals.

Thank you everyone and my blog views is almost at 1,000. This is truly a milestone- so thanks Glamorous viewers.



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My Favorite Online Beauty Companies

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to Makeup Connect with Diva...Dominique!!!

I wanted to come to you all today with my favorite, absolute favorite online companies to shop. In fact, these two companies is where I started to buy my 120 palettes and because I just love makeup sales, I would often times take advantage of their bundle deals. BH Cosmetics and Coastal Scents are without a doubt two great companies for makeup lovers on all levels. I love the quality, affordability, and the overall pigmentation of their colors. I know many of you are familiar with Coastal Scents hot pots. Those things are God's gift to makeup lovers literary. They run a .99 sale on them seldomly and this is the time to take advantage, FULL advantage. I can't get enough of Coastal Scents hot pots. I love their sleek packaging design and I don't know where anyone can find a 252 color palette mixed with shimmer, metallic, and mattes for under $19.99. This has to be one of their most popular palette as it has a wide range of colors that can be used to create any look imaginable. They also feature really great bundle deals that would be ideal for an aspiring makeup lover who lovesssssssss COLOR!!!

BH Cosmetics is very similar to Coastal Scents. I love their 120 palettes especially the 1st and 2nd edition. The color pigmentation and the variety of deep blues, purples, and pink will just have you mesmerized honey. In fact, I have purchased many of their bundle deals that even a seasoned makeup artist can't resist. I highly recommend these companies especially if you are on a budget. Now, let me say y'all that I would never recommend products I myself don't use. I started out with these two companies, drugstore brands, and elf cosmetics. A year later I am still using these products and I will continue to use them. I find that in some cases, its not always about the product, but the skills of the individual. Sometimes you have to develop a clever idea to mix and match products to arrive to that flawless finish.

 BH Cosmetics 

Be sure to check out my Youtube videos: Dominique Watson!!! My channel is like a one-stop-beauty-shop!!!! Share this blog with others and tell 'em about the new diva on the beauty block!!!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Building your Makeup Kit effectively with Coupon/s

Heyyyyyyy everyone,

I am so proud to announce that I have a new Youtube channel which is Dominique Watson and I will do weekly videos showing you how to coupon for makeup at different drugstores, Ulta, Target, and Walmart. Next week, I am going to do record in the actual store showing you live how I coupon for makeup. So let's get into this week's beauty deal.

CVS is offering a $4 OFF $12 coupon for cosmetics. This is an awesome score and did you know that you can use your manufacturer coupons too. This is an even greater savings in addition to the other makeup sales they having going on. This week 8/3-8/9 they have all Revlon and Maybelline cosmetics buy one get one 50% off. Need a coupon?

You are able to print this coupon two times per computer! This would be a good time to get items for your personal/traveling kit. I usually take advantage of bogo deals especially when I have coupons on hand. Why? Because I get double the product for less. Yassssss honey!!!!

Did you all know that MUA Makeup Academy is now in CVS?! Be sure to check your local CVS and please note that not all CVS's carry this line as of yet. Currently, their products are 25% off which is a good deal I would say and you can use the CVS $4 off $12 store coupon.

Let's see.... Almay has a deal going too where if you buy $10.00 in product you will receive $3.00 back. You can use this extra care buck (ECB) on other items, preferably makeup!!!

Physicians Formula is here y'all!!!! I have heard so many great things about this line, but has yet to try it because its a little on the costly side! But wait?? Is there a coupon for this? This week at CVS they are offering an even better deal. If you purchase $15.00 in product you will receive a $7.00 ECB! I can think of a few new makeup items that I can buy with $7.00 and use coupons on top of them.

Photocredit: Thank you.

Be sure to browse frequently to print cosmetic coupons. Perhaps there may or may not be a sale, but as usual different drugstores run deals advertised and unadvertised all the time.

I really hope you all enjoyed this week's beauty deal and check out my Youtube channel: Dominique Watson and follow me on Instagram makeupdiva901_ as I post deals, hauls, and other beauty related posts!

Stay Glam,


Monday, July 28, 2014

Building your kit one coupon at at time...

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to Makeup Connect with Dominique. Lately, I have received a lot of questions on how I am able to purchase makeup at such a reduced price. Well, the answer is simple... as a savvy shopper, I always buy makeup when its marked down, buy one get one 50% off, of course when Ulta has their $3.50 off $10.00 coupon, really great sale, and when there is a extra care buck or register reward involved. I really want to emphasize to everyone that couponing for makeup is NOT tedious, mundane, or overwhelmingly time investing. In fact, when I coupon for makeup, I usually have a few coupons. Sometimes I print the coupons from or I clip them from a Sunday's newpaper. Also, please note that sales are regional. Meaning, if there is a sale at CVS this week for 50% all L'Oreal products does not necessarily imply that your CVS which is more than likely in another state will have the same deal. So always keep that in mind. It is best to get at least one Sunday newspaper just to browse different sales at your local drugstores.

Now, the deal of the week!!!! Drum roll pleaseeeeeeeeeee. This week's beauty deal is Wet'nWild, my absolute favorite drugstore makeup. Where can you find a color like Panther for .99? Exactly! A few weeks ago we received a ww coupon for $1.00. Usually, I purchase 5-7 newspapers, but this week I purchased 10 because this was one of those "Hallelujah" moments.

Here, I purchased 6 wetnwild items and they all were under $1.00 at Wal-Mart. I had 6 $1.00 off coupons and because the items were .93 I ended up with a little overage which explains the -42. The -42 was applied to my subtotal. As you see the -42 was applied to my taxes and overall I paid .10 for ALL of the items. Yes, you heard it right .10 for ALL 6 items. Literary, .10 is practically in pennies at the bottom of our purses. As a makeup artist, I can add these shadows to my personal kit or to my travel kit for clients. In the next post I will show you a more realistic approach using only 1 coupon.

I really enjoy combining my passion and my hobby together. It has sparked an interest that I really enjoy blogging about.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Couponing for makeup is easy as 1-2-3

Hi everyone,

First, I would like to send a special thanks to all of my viewers. I really enjoy blogging about couponing and makeup. I mean c'mon it is the best of both world- figuratively. Today's series is a little different as I usually obtain my coupons from Sunday's inserts, but today I printed them off one of my fav websites to print coupons, Since some of you probably do not purchase newspapers, you might have access to internet and a printing device. In 2014, the "American Dream" should depict a husband and wife, dog, house, 2 children, and a computer of course with internet!!! is a really helpful site that has a variety of of coupons that allows you to print 2 copies per printing device. Typically, I use 2 coupons in addition to a current sale price such as buy one get one free or buy one get one 50% off. Currently, drugstores in my area such as CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid are running a buy one get one 50% off sale. Also, Ulta has a buy one get one 50% off deal on Revlon products. Because I mainly shop for drugstore makeup, this was a major bonus! I used this coupon last week at Ulta in addition to the $3.50 coupon and paid under $7.00 for two revlon lip products. I have the Rite-Aid picture posted because I wanted you all to see that manufacture coupons can be used in several stores and usually drugstores have some type of deal going on. If you are building your kit, buy one get one free or 50% off deals are double the investment because one item can go in your personal kit and then the other in your traveling kit.

Let's rewind: Where did I get the coupons? Go to and scroll down until you find cosmetic related coupons. Please be advised coupons are periodically added and removed. So you know what that means, when you see a cosmetic coupon, PRINT it!!!

Where can you use the coupon? You are able to use the coupon at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target, Ulta, and several drugstores. I am located in Memphis, so be mindful that store coupon policies varies, but there is no harm in trying! Especially when we are talking$$$$.

Thanks everyone and feel free to comment if you have more questions I might have missed. Please be sure to subscribe and share with other beauty lovers!

Stay Glam,


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Couponing for hair care products

Hey everyone,

Nowadays, hair care is a crucial part of women's lives and as a result, we spend top dollar for quite expensive hair care products. While shopping for hair care products can be expensive, even for men I came across a few coupons that I was able to get FREE shampoo and conditioner. Yeah, you heard me right, FREE!!! Oh, how I love free things.

Well, sometimes free isn't always good, but this time it is. Ha! A few weeks ago in the proctor and gamble or p&g insert was a $5.00 of 2 head and shoulder shampoo or conditioner. Luckily, Target had it online for $2.48 and in the store it was twice as much. Oh, the sweet advantages of "Price matching." I price matched the online price and used the coupon which made it practically FREE. In fact, it was free as the subtotal read $0.00! I have 6 items shown in the picture because I had 3 coupons.

I regularly get asked if I purchase multiple newspapers in order to get multiple coupons? Ok, who knows the answer to this question?!!! I will give you a hint? Does a makeup artist loves his/her brushes?!!! Okay, that was way to easy, but the answer to this questions is Yesssssssssss!!!!! Yesssssss!!!! As a couponer, I purchase 5-10 newspapers per week. I decide how many inserts I purchase by the "greatness", yes greatness of the coupons. Okay,back to this week's beauty series. My total savings was $14.88!!! This saving deserves a "Hallelujah" moment... You know a moment where the saving is so good, you can't help but to embrace the goodness of that saving.

I know many of you will only purchase 1 newspaper and this is perfectly fine. The savings are just as good so keep that in mind. Thanks everyone and be sure to subscribe for weekly beauty tips, couponing tips and all that other good ole' stuff.

Stay blessed,