November 26, 2013

Your Road Map to Top Beauty Deals for Black Friday 2013!



It's that time of year...family, friends, FOOD, thankfulness and let us not forget the biggest shopping day of the year! Black Friday!!!!!! It used to be the norm to wake up early Friday morning and drive to the mall to see if we could find pajamas, digital cameras, sweaters, video games and whatever the "hot" new gadgets are at the absolute cheapest prices. Makes total sense, right? Sluggish, hungover (hopefully that's not just me), gastrointestinal stress from your crazy great aunt's "iffy" green bean casserole the night before totally sets you up for success in dealing with rabid women in track suits driving minivans completely prepared to trample you and your kin to get their hands on that performance fleece for $5.....OR DOES IT?

If that's not enough craziness for you, now-a-days some nut jobs savvy consumers (I group yours truly in here because I have done this myself) wait until their major gut bomb of a dinner has settled just enough to throw on their activewear and head out for shopping at midnight! What in the hell is wrong with me? Don't answer that. Home girl likes a good deal...what can I say? Luckily, there are just as many if not more killer deals online these days. The only thing you miss out on if you don't go in person (other than primo people watching) is a shitty doorbuster which is usually NOT worth receiving someone else's elbow in your kidney just to get it. But that's just me.

Fear not, beautiful people! I have navigated the top beauty deals for you so you don't have to worry about doing it ahead of time. That leaves much more room for you to eat, drink and be merry! I'll try to include as many online discount codes as I can for those of you that prefer to do your shopping on the information superhighway (that's the computer for you whippersnappers too young to understand that phrase).

Lastly, be sure to check out Ebates if you DO choose to shop online. It's super easy and FREE to sign up. I usually always check to see if whatever retailer I'll be buying from is listed on their site first so that I can get some cash back. Most major retailers are included. They just mail you a check for whatever percentage the respective retailer is offering as a "cash back" amount. For example, if you plan on buying anything from Nordstrom, they're offering 5% cash back right now, so whatever your total amount spent with Nordstrom is, you'll receive 5% back in the form of a mailed check. It really is that easy. SO worth it.

Okay...without further ado...here are the best deals in my very humble opinion....


Nordstrom (Cosmetics Department) will be offering over 80 various GWPs (gift with purchase) such as Estee Lauder, Jo Malone, Smashbox to name just a few). Additionally, they will be offering Clarisonic facial brushes for UNDER $100 while supplies last, so this is one in my opinion that would be worth being one of the first in line if that was something you were looking to get your hands on. We ALL know how I feel about Clarisonics...see previous post here. Also, those GWPs make for GREAT traveling beauty kits as most of the contents are TSA approved (read: under 3oz).

Sephora is offering a TON of $10 products both in store AND online. If you visit their Pinterest page here, you can see all of the $10 deals that are available only on Black Friday. Also, they are offering the Clarisonic MiaFirst for $99 (reg. $125) both online and in store (no coupon code required). Here is Sephora's official page for deals, coupon codes and promos: Sephora Deals

Ulta has TONS of doorbuster deals. Most notably are the BareMinerals kits for $10 (reg. $44) as well as Benefit Cosmetics "Lip Lotto" for $18 (reg. $54) that includes 3 FULL SIZE LIPSTICKS. Both of these deals are exclusive to Ulta so you won't find them anywhere else. Also at Ulta, get Cargo's Let's Meet in Paris Mini Lip Gloss Kit for 50% off ($8 regularly $16).

Urban Decay (online starts at 6am PST) has a 6-piece lipstick bundle from the Revolution Lipstick collection for $50 (reg. $132). Colors included: Jilted, F-Bomb, Catfight, Naked, Native and Protest. These are super pigmented, creamy, plumping lipsticks. They also always have an AMAZING sale section to check out. Here's the link. 

Bobbi Brown has a few deals going on. There is a Black Friday "warm up deal" that ends on 11/27 at midnight. You get a full-size lip gloss and your choice between the "eye duo" or the "skin duo". Check it out here. For their actual Black Friday deal (11/28 thru 11/30) get a FULL SIZE Extreme Party Mascara as well as a travel-size makeup remover with ANY order (no minimum). You must enter coupon code: "TGIBF".

Clinique Receive 4 FREE Makeup minis with any $25 purchase + FREE shipping on every order with code "PRETTY" (11/29-11/30). Customers can choose a FREE Deluxe Moisture Trio with $35 purchase + FREE shipping on every order with code "OILY" or "DRY" (11/28 only).

Yes To 40% off site-wide (24 hours only, excludes "bundles"). Cannot combine with any other offers or deals. This is my favorite brand of facial cleansing towelettes.

Macy's just like Sephora, Macy's will be offering the Clarisonic MiaFirst for $99 (reg. $125). Also, they have one of my favorite lines Origins "Greats to Go" set for only $35. Also kind of cute is Elizabeth Arden's Holiday Lip Gloss Set for only $15.

Be sure to check back with most retailers online for Cyber Monday! Just don't blame me if you get in trouble from your boss for not working!

We will be out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday but I want to wish you all an early and very lovely Thanksgiving. Hopefully I will have some great photos to post when we get back. If you'll be watching the Apple Cup......GO HUSKIES!!!

Xoxo,
Colleen





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