Tags: beauty gifts, Black Friday 2011, It Cosmetics, Mally Beauty, Mally Roncal, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Smashbox, ULTA
Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll be heading out soon to a sister’s house to join 30 other family members and friends for a Thanksgiving meal. After the last bite is taken, an intense strategy session will ensue to plot our after-Thanksgiving holiday shopping. Here are a few Black Friday sales and holiday gift giving ideas I’m especially excited about this season…
Nordstrom Rack: Take 25% off any one item. While not technically a beauty item, there’s a Michael Kors motorcycle-inspired leather jacket that’s been calling (er, yelling) my name. This coupon will save me a cool $50! And when searching for great jewelry, I always first scope-out Nordstrom Rack. Sale is in-store only, print coupon to redeem at checkout.
ULTA offers blockbusters on Friday and Saturday, including this Tarte A List trio. I recently started using Tarte and really like the quality, pretty colors and long-wear.
It Cosmetics is 35% off everything online through November 30. The year 2011 introduced me to It Cosmetics and it immediately became a staple in my beauty routine. Everyday, without fail, I use the Bye Bye Under Eye concealer, Bye Bye Pores finishing powder and Nail Love cuticle oil.
Smashbox: Take 20% off any purchase today through November 28. I swear by Brow Tech To-Go, another everyday must, and Limitless Eyeliner, which stays on all-day and comes with a built-in sharpener. The colors are both on-trend and wearable.
Mally Beauty/QVC: Pre-order Mally’s Favorite Things 12-Piece Collection ($59.76). It is the QVC Today’s Special Value for December 9, but you can order now through this special link. I own enough Mally products to probably qualify as addicted, but unwrapping this kit would make a splendid Christmas! Packaged in three sets for gift giving to others or yourself. Mally’s QVC collections are hands-down the best value for wonderfully formulated products in all of beauty!
The Mally Beauty website offers free shipping on Black Friday. I often pass on ordering less expensive beauty items online because of shipping costs, so this makes it much easier to stock up.
Sluggish after a late night, she walks to the kitchen for a tall glass of Diet Coke on the rocks. Despite living in the coffee capital of the world, cola is her caffeine of choice to wake up in the morning. Hearing the freezer door open, Gavin runs up beside her and meows, hoping to engage in a game of football/hockey with an ice cube.
In honor of football Sunday, she hurls the ice across the room with the oomph of a starting quarterback and starts towards the computer. She has big plans for updating her beauty blog. Gavin chases after the ice, sliding across the floor. But wait! Horror of all horrors!!! Somehow, when the ice cube went flying through the air, so did her glass of Diet Coke. Right onto her laptop. The new one, with all the bells & whistles that she found in a once-in-a-lifetime deal (ala camping out all night for a Black Friday sale). Breathe, girl, breathe! If only she’d given up Diet Coke for New Years, that artificial sweetener is bad! C’mon, deep breaths.
I’ll spare you the rest of the details, cuz it ain’t pretty and there’s no happy ending. As much as I wish this were my attempt at fiction, it is the true story of my weekend. So, what’s a blogger to do without a computer? I’m begging and borrowing others, and I hear access is free at the library. 🙂
In any horrific situation, there’s always a silver lining, right? Well, I went makeup shopping to drown my sorrows and discovered a Chanel Enigma dupe that is spot on and 1/10th the price and a lip tint that made my lips so soft I had to smile through the tears.
I’ll post these beauty finds this week. And stay tuned for the bigger blog updates, the ones I never got to on Sunday. I think you’ll like what’s coming.
Thanks for reading!
I just learned about a few more beauty deals that I added to my original Holiday 2010 CyberMonday Beauty Deals post.
I especially want you to know that Bath & Body Works has 25% off everything today only. Code: CYBER25. This is a great time to stock up on Dr. Patricia Wexler skincare, one of my Top 10 Must-Haves. Wexler products aren’t on sale too often.
I wonder why the biggest online shopping day of the season is on a busy workday after a long weekend!? Oh well, I’ll find a way to make do 🙂 Happy Shopping!