The best purchase I’ve ever made on Black Friday

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What was the best Black Friday score you ever made?  Mine was a totally self-indulgent shopping spree at Sephora last year.  I don’t know if you remember, but Sephora had this really cool $10 sale called Dealtopia. Many of the items were smaller (but still nice size) versions of some of my favorite items and I wanted them for travel.

My favorite Black Friday haul last year included:

la vanila dealtopia

Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Grapefruit – this smells amazing!  I loved the smaller size and it took me through a week in Boston and a week in Indianapolis…and is going with me to Fort Lauderdale in a few days.

tarte dealtopia

Tarte Little Miracles Best Selling Essentials – perfect for keeping me hydrated but not shiny on the plane, and the small mascara was just the right size.

Buxom-Curtain-Call-Set

Buxom Curtain Call Set (Mascara + Full-On Lipstick):  oh how I loved this perfect pink lipstick…I used the entire thing!  The mascara has become one of my favorites.

Vita Dealtopia

Vita Liberata Rich Face + Mini Mitt Duo (miniature sizes):  I am a bit obsessive about self tanner, and Vita Liberata is one of the best lines.  I’ve used the entire tube of face tanner, but the Mini Mitt is still in my possession and I use it about three times a week to keep up some color in the winter months.

While I have saved more money and spent more on bigger ticket items, I always remember this particular Black Friday haul because I loved everything and it all came in handy!  Every time I traveled this past year I said thanks for Black Friday…and said a huge thank you for not even having to leave my house for the great deals.

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Now come on and spill – what was your favorite Black Friday haul ever?  – Lisa
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

One of the companies we work with has sent along a list of some of their favorite deals that are available this weekend. We have reviewed Adventuress and love the line. We both have the Spa Sonic and agree it’s great to own and a great gift to give. Manna Kadar has been used by both of us too since it’s a favorite in our subscription boxes. Miracle Skin Transformer has always been a favorite with us and we love watching the line grow. These are some great deals that we hope help you out when shopping. — Marcia and Lisa

 

Adventuress interior

Adventuress interior

Adventuress Skin Care

Don’t wait in line on Black Friday to get gorgeous skin. Buy the Adventuress Skin Care Intro Collection kit at 50% off (limit 2). Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.  Purchase products at http://goadventuress.com/. apothoderm

Apothederm

The high-tech skin care line, Apothederm is offering the Deluxe Skin Care Set for $39.95, along with 25% off the entire website. To redeem visit www.apothederm.com. Enter coupon code 25DISC for the 25% off. Offer valid until December 2nd at midnight.hairmax

HairMax

Creators of the revolutionary LaserComb, HairMax is offering 20% off your entire purchase of hair loss products and devices.

To redeem, visit www.hairmax.com  and use coupon code holiday at checkout. Coupon code is valid November 28th through December 6th.

manna_kadar_logo Manna Kadar Cosmetics

Simplify your beauty routine with 50% off high quality, multi-functional cosmetics from Manna Kadar. Visit www.mannakadarcosmetics.com on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and enter coupon code mannabf50 at checkout.

 

SKINCARE

booklet

booklet

Spa Sonic

Treat your skin and your wallet to exclusive deals from Spa Sonic:

Visit Target.com on Black Friday to purchase the Spa Sonic system for $33 and Cyber Monday through Cyber Week for $32.

Now through December 30th, Walmart.com is offering the Spa Sonic system for $39.99.

The new DermaLight will be on sale for $119.99 and the Spa Sonic system $35.99 at Drugstore.com. Offer valid November 24th through December 7th

authentic skin logoAuthentic Skin Remedies

Receive $20 gift card from Authentic Skin Remedies, the new all natural, 100% organic bath & body line. Shop www.authenticskinremedies.com now until Cyber Monday and enter promo code VIPASR at checkout. Offer valid on full-sized items only.

BEAUTY

MST Heal Everything tubeMiracle Skin Transformer

On Cyber Monday, enjoy 30% off your entire purchase of $50 or more exclusively at www.miracleskintransformer.com.  Discount will automatically be taken at checkout.

mia beautyMia Beauty

Stock up on your favorite hair accessories from Mia Beauty. Save 30% on your purchase (coupon code bf2013) and receive free standard shipping (coupon code bf2013fs) from www.miabeauty.com. Codes are valid Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

holiday bundleWhitening Lightning

Use code BLACKFRIDAY to receive a Holiday Gift Pack (a $633 value) from Whitening Lightning for only $89.

The pack includes 1 Dial A Smile, 2 teeth whitening pens and 2 Lighted Lip Glosses. Exclusively at www.whiteninglightning.com.

 

BABY

baby mantraBaby Mantra

Baby Mantra, the 100% natural baby skincare line, is teaming up with amazon.com to bring you 20% all products.

Just use the coupon code RAD6BKJY at checkout. Coupon code is valid from now until December 31st.

 

FITNESS

fit deskFitDesk

Get in shape for the holidays with a $30 off coupon for the new FitDesk 2.0.

On Black Friday, visit http://fitdesk.net/fitdesk-2-0/ and enter coupon code fd30 at checkout.

 

Black Friday/Cyber Monday fun from Inglot and OCC

Inglot and OCC are two of our favorite companies so when we were told about their specials for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we wanted to share them with you.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS DEBUTS “LITTLE BLACK DRESS” STAINED GLOSS ON BLACK FRIDAY!

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar

OCC Little Black Dress Lip Tar

‘LITTLE BLACK DRESS’ Stained Gloss, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics newest colour innovation, imparts high-impact shine and subtly defines lips with a sheer veil of black pigment. This unexpectedly wearable shade creates the perfect neutral lip colour, that hydrates and softens lips, while maintaining a slick, glossy finish that lasts throughout the day.

Debuting right in time for Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday, all orders $50.00 USD and over will receive complimentary domestic shipping within the contiguous United States. Want more? All orders over $75.00 USD and over will receive a free ‘LITTLE BLACK DRESS’ Stained Gloss (limit one per customer) in addition to complimentary ground shipping. ‘LITTLE BLACK DRESS’ will also be available permanently future forward at OCCMAKEUP.COM.

OCC Little Black Dress model

OCC Little Black Dress model

Will be offering 20% off online.  Also receive a free #77 Gel Eyeliner with any purchase over $80. This is only available on Inglot.com.
Two of Marcia’s absolute favorite eyeshadows on her green eyeshadow review are Inglot and Lisa is crazy about their blush. There’s a lot to love with Inglot.

Inglot Black Friday sale

Inglot Black Friday sale

 

Ellis Faas and Camera Ready Cosmetics say Happy Thanksgiving

Two deals worth saying thanks for!!  First up, Ellis Faas at Camera Ready Cosmetics is 50% off for the holiday, here’s the scoop:

Between 8pm (Pacific Standard Time, or GMT -8) on Thanksgiving Day and 8pm on Friday night, items in this category are 50% off with a minimum purchase of $75.00 or more. The brands on sale are listed on our post HERE.

Use coupon code blackfriday at check out.  If you click on the Camera Ready Cosmetics link on the right side of this page, you will not only get your great discount, but you will also help fund our blog!

And another great way to start your holiday is with this message from Ellis Faas.

Even though the upcoming Thanksgiving is primarily a US holiday, we should like to thank all of our friends – wherever they may live. We want to thank everyone for their loyalty, their support, their comments, their spreading the word about our products.

So how are we saying “thank you”? From now until the end of November, every tenth person who orders from our online store, will get a numbered LIMITED EDITION print of our Thanksgiving beauty-visual – signed by Ellis herself!

Happy Thanksgiving,
the ELLIS FAAS team

Black Friday deals galore! Plus Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

Have you noticed that Black Friday and Cyber Monday keep getting bigger and better? It’s hard to hold back when you find deals like this. Just about every brand we love has deals so we thought we’d share a few of our Black Friday favorites.

Keranique is offering $40 off your purchase of $100 or more using the code “BLACKFRIDAY” available online at www.keranique.com beginning November 23rd and ending 12:00AM on the 24th.  Additionally, receive 30% off your order of $150 or more with the code “CYBER30” on www.keranique.com for Cyber Monday!

Miracle Skin Transformer is saving you 30% on your entire purchase with the code “BLACKFRIDAY” available online at www.miracleskintransformer.com beginning November 23rd and ending at 12:00AM on November 24thAdditionally, you can get 30% off on your order of $60 or more on www.miracleskintransformer.com with the code “CYBER” for Cyber Monday!

Indie Lee & Co. has a couple deals including, “Black Ops Black Friday” via Beauty Army, which provides 20% off of Indie Lee products purchased in their Beauty Army store.  Indie Lee will also be offering a deal with OpenSky for Cyber Monday.

 

Deborah Lippmann ROCK THIS TOWN set

Deborah Lippmann has 20% off orders of $75 with the coupon code THANKS2012. We fell in love with this collection containing 3 glimmer polishes.

INGLOT:Wow, it’s not often you can get Inglot at a discount. (click to enlarge)

SENNA:

After reading Lisa’s review on the Senna Haute Nude Sultry palette we know that the Senna sale is even more inviting.

CAMERA READY COSMETICS has amazing Black Friday deals for 50% off!! This starts Thursday at 8 p.m. PST.

  • Cinema Secrets (the entire line)
  • Ben Nye (selected products)
  • Eve Pearl (the entire line)
  • Ellis Faas (selected products)
  • Embryolisse (selected products)
  • Temptu (selected products)
  • Yaby (selected products)
  • Face Atelier (selected products)
  • Graftobian (selected products)
  • Joe Blasco (selected products)
  • Kett (selected products)
  • La Femme (selected products)
  • Maqpro (selected products)
  • Mehron (selected products)
  • Nurturing Force (selected products)
  • OCC (selected products)
  • Parian Spirit (the entire line)
  • RCMA (selected products)

Thursday 8pm until Friday 8pm (PST) every item in our Black Friday category will be 50% off!

Minimum purchase $75. FREE SHIPPING! No “rain checks.”

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY:

Saturday, November 24th falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it also marks the third annual Small Business Saturday; a day to support local businesses around the country. Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. American Express provides support by generating awareness and action around shopping local for the entire day. So if you need a gift, a haircut, new shoes, a new concealer… Pick it up at a small biz! You can learn where to shop, and how to support local businesses in your area by visiting http://www.shopsmall.com

Here’s a great very short video to remind you of why you should SHOP SMALL

Speaking of small, I have a new favorite nail polish shop that is considered an “indie”. I’ll be reviewing a beautiful polish this weekend from SoFlaJo. Starting now you can get free shipping on polishes with a minimum $20 order. The best thing is that she sells minis for only $5 so you can try a lot of her fabulous polishes for very little money. I have Hidden Gem from Jody’s new Party Time collection and it’s H.O.T. I’m so ordering from the Year of the Dragon collection!! This is a way to buy small and get yourself some pretties at a great price.  — Marcia