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Sunset Blonde’s Beauty Junkie Tip To Save You Money

9 Aug

Beauty Junkie Tip: Return Makeup.

This might sound obvious, but I know a lot of you are guilty of a drawer full of beauty products you don’t use.

When it comes to makeup, experimenting is part of the fun of it. Although sometimes, we don’t end up liking the results. This blog post is to encourage you to  return items that you never end up using, wearing, and even ones that you don’t end up liking. WHY waste your money on a makeup product that is going to sit in your drawer and collect dust, and not make you up? Even if you think you will use it at first, then a month goes by, and you ended up only wearing that Hot Pink Lipstick Shade 1 time, (and only around your house) return it!

Just because it’s makeup, doesn’t mean that they won’t take it back. Sephora takes back almost everything, so I’m not afraid to buy from there.

Keep all your makeup receipts in a pretty box, so they are easy to find. Also, don’t rip open any additional packaging, try to neatly remove it and save it for a little while, until you decide it’s a keeper. You can even place it in your receipt box, or keep them in the original shopping bag and store it in your closet.

Aside from the inconvenience of driving to the store, it is actually easier to return things that you might imagine. Most give you a nice time frame, so now you just have to remember to bring it with you next time you shop there.

For example:

Sephora will accept returns for a full refund if you are not completely satisfied. I always bring in my receipt and the product with the original packaging if possible.

Ulta will give you a complete refund within 60 days of the purchase price with receipt.

Walgreens will refund your money/or give you an exchange within 30 days of purchase. With original receipt, items will be returned for the full purchase price and refunds will be issued in the original method of payment.

Walmart items can be exchanged or refunded with a receipt within 90 days of purchase.

SAKS  you may exchange, replace, or credit your purchase when it is presented in saleable condition, just present the merchandise to an associate at any Saks Fifth Avenue store with the original receipt.

MAC will take returns within 30 days of purchase with receipt, even if you used it and didn’t like it, or it was the wrong color.

So as you can see from the few examples above, most have pretty generous return policies. I just wait until I need to go in the store again in most cases before making the extra trip. Just beware of the time limit.

I was thinking about sharing this with you today because I returned some hair bows, and a nail polish color to Ulta today, that I decided I was NEVER going to use and didn’t really like. They were still sitting in their original packaging, and I hadn’t even used them. So, I went into my receipt box, grabbed it out, took the items into the store, and got a refund. I got almost $35 back, which isn’t much, but I feel like I made money!  I just ended up using it to buy some other beauty products that I really needed today.

Now, if you are anything like me, a beauty store is a candy shop for me. I can spend a long time in a beauty store testing, looking and new products, reading ingredients, choosing colors, ect. Because I love to try new products, sometimes I purchase new ones that end up being bad, or I realize it’s not a good color for me, or it doesn’t do what it says it will. After all of the “experimental” purchases that you might make, before you know it you have spent a ton of money! Why not save yourself some money so you can buy new things that you DO like, by making a simple return or exchange?

For the future, Most places will take back items if you want to return them.  Return it if you don’t like it! It can end up saving you so much money in the long run. Just by keeping the original packaging and receipt handy, you give yourself the option to get your money back.

Hope this helps you girls and saves you some $$$$$$$$

xo

Love,

Sunset Blonde

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One Response to “Sunset Blonde’s Beauty Junkie Tip To Save You Money”

  1. Sad :( March 26, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    I ordered online from saks and tried 7 times via the website for a return to be arranged, finally they replied and said that was fine and asked for my original sale transaction number I provided it and never heard back from them. Week passed I emailed again and they said oh sorry u just missed the deadline. And I fought w them fr an hour trying to explain they failed and they were so rude and mean to me! I will never shop there again I don’t live near one to go in person 😦

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