As promised here is my Black Friday haul. Makeup wise, there was some killer sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday or for the entire weekend. Ulta I feel really had the best and they are still doing some killer sales. Right now there is 20% off code that you can use on almost everything with very few exclusions so, you can use it on Becca and other high end brands with some exclusions to it like the Gwen Stafani palette from Urban Decay. The code is good through the 24th and it's on my Instagram (@lovemascara) if you're interested. Now before I hop into this, yes this is a lot of stuff and it's WORTH a lot of money, but the sales like I said we're amazings and I barely paid a fraction of the total cost.
First thing I want to get out of the way is those three HUGE skincare kits from the Body Shop. I got these at Ulta, they were doing 3 for $35 anything Body Shop on Black Friday so I thought it was just lotions, shower gel, stuff like that. No! It was everything so of course I went for the kits. Each one is worth more than $40 and sold for $29 but I got three for $11 and some change, a piece. I got the Vitamin E Hydrating Kit, Tea Tree Blemish Kit, and Aloe Calming Kit. I wanted completely different kits because skin changes a lot through out the year, or at least mine does so any one of these could come in handy and they all come with about 4-5 products in each kit. It was an awesome deal
Next I got a Smashbox trio that was super inexpensive for a stocking stuffer. It comes with a brush and a neat little compact of plum shadows.
Then I made a palette with Coastal Scents all their stuff was half off pretty much and so the shadows were less than $1. I have always liked Coastal Scents single shadows. They are very pigmented and there are very few "duds" I've found out of the 20+ shadows I own. They aren't as buttery as like Anastasia perhaps, they're a little more dry (the matte ones) but it doesn't change the pigment. So I made a super colorful palette because I love color as we all know.
Then I got two sets of lashes from House of lashes in Temptress and Pixie Luxe. They took quite a while getting here because I'm sure it was crazy there and they probably had a ton of orders. This was their biggest sale of the year though so I didn't mind waiting.
I got a glitter trio sample stack from Beauty Bar Baby. This is really inexpensive anyway but it was even less for Black Friday. I always get the sample stacks because it's always plenty of glitter and an easy way to try different colors.
Then I got the Benefit Majorette blush from Ulta for......$10. It's normally around $30. This time is was $10. That was absolutely amazing. I had almost got this in the summer but decided against it since it's cream to powder, now I'm so glad I done that. Plus it smells amazing.
On Cyber Monday Anastasia Beverly Hills did not disappoint. They did an Illuminator plus there #23 brush for $26. That even less than the illuminator alone. I got Starlight and it's gorgeous. It's drier than I expected but applied with a damp brush it's so beautiful. It's beautiful dry too but damp is so much better. I will say that my brush is not good. It either was packaged too roughly or something but the hairs are all over the place and won't keep their shape. So that was kind of a bummer but I did some surgery to it and I think it's gonna make it.
Ofra Cosmetics was having a great sale as well 50% off their entire site. I'm coming to really love this company. I've yet to be disappointed by anything they've done. Their liquid lipsticks is my favorite formula and I love the dupethat collab highlighters. So I got two liquid lipsticks in Atlantic City and Manhattan. I also got a pan of the You Glow Girl highlighter from DupeThat. I already had the You Dew You compact and loved it's peachy tone so I decided to try a cooler toned highlight.
Along with my Coastal Scents order I picked up a Forever Blush to try. I wanted a super dark blush to try but I didn't know if I'd like it. I got the shade Passionate which is a super dark berry shade. The formula is amazing and it's so inexpensive even full priced so I'm very impressed with it. It's SUPER pigmented though! So be careful, apply lightly.
Morphe Brushes was doing 20% off their brushes which is still good because they're very inexpensive as well. I got the M500, M523, G2, and M503. The M523 is the softest brush I've ever felt in my life. It's nothing less than amazing. As well as the G2. I have wanted that for months and just never bought it cause I didn't think I needed it. So glad I got it.
MAC was doing 25% off their holiday sets. This is the first time I've ever seen them do this. I got a set of the pigments. It's 3 pigments and 1 glitter. I chose the purple ones. That's usually the only things I ever get from MAC holiday sets is the pigments. Cause they're the perfect size and a good deal.
Then I got some stuff from Sephora. It wasn't with the Black Friday stuff it was just in the sale section and I had got the $25 off $50 VIB Rouge card so I wanted to use that and I seen where they had an awesome Korres set for $42 I think. It had two out of three that I knew I would like. It's all sleeping facials and night moisturizers. It has the Greek Yogurt sleeping facial which everyone talks about, Wild Rose sleeping facial which I love, and the Black Pine moisturizer which I haven't used. I also picked up some Elizabeth and James Nirvana White dry shampoo. It smells so good. It does make my dark hair a little ashy though.
Last but not least Ulta was selling the Sabastian hair sprays in every formula for $7.99. They are around $20 regularly and they are gigantic. I got them for stocking stuffers too.
So that's it. It was a bunch of stuff I know. It was amazing deals though and this was all online. I don't fight the madness on Black Friday in stores I prefer to participate online.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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