At The Last Minute–Go Hollywood!

You are down to the wire, but don’t dismay, there are great gifts out there, even at bargain prices.  MarkdownMom found this hot designer fragrance set from Michael Kors at WalMart.

You won’t find a better deal on Very Hollywood anywhere.

1.0 oz. of eau de parfum, 1.7 oz. body lotion, and 1.7 oz. body wash and it’s all for $29.84. Flying out of the stores, so check ahead of time to locate the store that still has it in stock or order it online for belated gifts or to stock up your on hand gift box, but hurry supplies won’t last long!

How Sweet It Is!!!

PINK EYE(S) You Want

Hard Candy is a brand once owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy and sold by Sephora.  Its’ sister cosmetic line is Urban Decay.  So with these credentials you expect quality, and you get it at its’ major distributor WalMart.  With artsy colors galore, one would think that this is perfect for the younger set, but any age that likes to notch it up, will have fun with this line.  MarkdownMom found one of its newest offerings that combines hot colors with fiber to create those full, edgy eyes. 

Hard Candy’s 1000 Lashes Fiber Mascara comes in Heart Throb Pink, Lush Green, Indigo Blue, Mermaid Teal, Purple, Brown, Black and Primer White.  MarkdownMom recommends the lighter colors for impact like the teal, pink, green unless you have light eyelashes.  Brush it on the tips of your lashes for a dual impact eye.  Buy at WalMart for $6.

For New Year’s Eve Eyes!


Chi refers to the body’s vital life force and the gal on the move who racks up tons of frequent flyer’s miles; the gal that likes to revitalize her chi by going to the gym directly after work; or the busy mom who finds comfort in that hot soak will find this handy Mini-Chi Pro 7 pcs. hairdressing Kit at Walmart at the right size/price to fit into her busy schedule!

Small enough to fit in your handbag or carry-on, this famous Chi mini flat iron, hairdryer, and products packs a giant punch for your do.  The kit comes with flat iron, hair dryer, shampoo, treatment, silk infusion, and iron guard–a combo value of $129.99  sale priced for $75.00!  Buy this online with free shipping! That’s almost $55.00 off the original price!!

Old Chinese Proverb: Woman Who Is In Touch With Her Chi Makes  For  A Happy Santa!

Look Like Beyonce For Under $30?

The View showcased Beyoncé and her designer mother, Tina Knowles, on Monday, November 22, 2010.  Macy’s and other large chains have carried their clothing line; however, now they have partnered with WalMart and the advantage to the consumer, this stylish line has WalMart prices!  This line was introduced in October and has been so popular that many items flew off the hangers, but WalMart has replenished it’s stock so hurry to get your favorites–they won’t last long!

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This line includes sizes 2-20 and sizing up a particular style was done with care so that a woman no matter what size will look sensational in these designs!  MarkdownMom especially loved this taffeta jacket in pewter for $25!  Complete the ensemble with all-over  sequin feather tunic in pewter$12 , and ruched pewter leggings $10.00–sizes XS-XXL.  Remember you can have each item shipped to home for only 97¢ each.

Summer Heat Means Sizzlin' Sales!

*Macy’s.  This retailer has been discounting merchandise the past two weeks with clearance racks up to 80% off.  Stock is limited at that level; however, there remains a good selection of merchandise at 65% off.

Herbergers.  Like it’s sister store, Younkers, yellow dot clearance marked up to 60% off last markdown.  MarkdownMom found Ralph Lauren, Evan-Picone and other designers at terrific savings.  Check out their ºyellow dot shoe sale that includes summer sandals.

Target and WalMart.  These retailers have controlled their inventory and stock is limited on apparel.  MarkdownMom finds high-end retailers mentioned are a better bet for higher quality designer merchandise at competitive prices.  However, check out summer hard goods for lawn and patio, in addition to electronics. Stores are beginning to stock Back-to-School.

Home Shopping Networks.  You will continue to see markdowns and increased number of easy pay,value pays, and flex pay payments extending consumer payments on merchandise bought.  However, markdowns are usually less than mortar and bricks retailers, but for big ticket items of electronics this may be the way to go.  One caveat is to compare prices with other retailers before weighing in on monthly payments for the best deal. 

Auto Sales.  Because of the Cash for Clunkers and the cost of new cars, inventory of preowned vehicles is down and prices reflect that.  However, next month the new models will be coming out and trade-ins should ease this shortage.  If you are looking for a new car, start looking for deals on 2010 vehicles as sales are down and dealers are more inclined to make a sale. 

TIP:  Retailers inventory was heavy going into summer and financial experts expect that will continue  into Back-to- School especially retailers like Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle Outfitters, so you may see early Back -to- School markdowns.