The Black Friday sales seem to have started, like, two weeks ago, so this feels belated. I’m sharing sales for brands and products I love, along with notes for what I’m shopping. This is a random, inconclusive, and ongoing list of things I love: beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and home things.
Sales like this can be fun, overwhelming, and sometimes stressful. I always make a list of things I want/need, and I try to stick to the list whenever possible. Impulse shopping is not my friend.
Shop intentionally and wisely this year, considering our current social, political, and economic predicament. There’s a reason why the sales are so steep this year: people and businesses alike are impacted. If you don’t need something, don’t buy it. Things will always be there. Take care of your heart, your health, and your community first!
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Allies of Skin — 30% off with code ALLIESFORLIFE30. This is the steepest discount I’ve seen on the brand. The brand has been transparent about shipping delays due to COVID, so just be aware when you’re purchasing that it may take a minute. I recommend the Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser, the Peptides & Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment, the 1A Retinal & Peptides Overnight Mask, and the Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum. I’d also love to try their new Niacinamide product! Reviews here and here.
Armani Beauty — 30% off sitewide with code DONATE30. Armani will donate in support of UNICEF for Acqua for Life. Or, purchase any large Women’s or Men’s fragrance and receive the medium size complimentary. Code: GIFTSCENT.
Beautylish — Sales are not live yet, but last year they did a range of 15-30% off many brands! I'll update once they are live.
Chantecaille — 25% off with code CYBER25.
Colorescience — 30% off sitewide. I love their Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35 (an eye cream, SPF, and color corrector all in one!). Their Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Glow SPF 50 gives a gorgeous glow; it's one of the only mineral SPFs I can say I truly love.
Colourpop — 30% off sitewide.
Dedcool — 30% off sitewide with code COOL30. I think I'm going to pick up a bottle of their Milk Layering Perfume; I've been eyeing it forever!
Dermstore — Sales are not live yet, but I'd expect around 20% off. Keep you posted!
DECIEM — 23% off sitewide. I love the NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate for depuffing and hydrating the eyes; NIOD Re:pigment for fading pigmentation; and The Ordinary Buffet + Peptides for plumping up tech neck lines. Full review of the FECC here!
Jordan Samuel Skin — 20% off sitewide. I especially love the After Show Treatment Cleanser, the Matinee Cleanser, and the Hydrate serum!
Laneige — Up to 40% off select items. I love the Cream Skin Mist and the Lip Glowy Balm! The Cream Skin Mist is the same thing as the Cream Skin Toner (just in different packaging), which I have a review of here!
Look Fantastic US — 20-50% off select brands, including Jan Marini, Elta MD, Skinmedica, NIOD, Chantecaille, Dr. Dennis Gross, and many more! An additional 10% off with code BEKAH10.
NARS — 20% off, 30% off $150+.
Pat McGrath — 25% off, 30% off for purchases $150+ at checkout. I have swatches of all of my Pat McGrath palettes in my swatches highlight, and more review + swatches here. I'm also obsessed with her foundation right now (LM14 for summer; LM10 for winter).
If I were to pick one Mothership Palette, I would go for the Mothership V: Bronze Ambition. It's my most-worn because it creates warm everyday neutrals as well as editorial/colorful looks. My next picks would be Divine Rose II and Divine Rose I, in that order.
For her quads, I think Ritualistic Rose is one of the best things she's done. It's a quad of all "special shades." I've also been loving one of her latest holiday releases, the Interstellar Icon quad.
Phytosurgence — 20% off with code BLACKFRIDAY. This is a new-to-me indie Canadian brand. I just placed an order for two cream blushes and two cream eyeshadows - two makeup categories I just can't say no to!
Riki Loves Riki — 25% off site wide. I’ll be honest: I was curious about Riki mirrors for a long time, but the price point always held me back. I was gifted the Riki Cutie recently by a retailer, and I purchased the Riki Skinny shortly after that because I was so impressed. The Riki Cutie is super bright, handy, and scratch-proof. Great for detail work and travel.
The Riki Skinny is great for my poorly lit bathroom. It has become indispensable for filming my get ready with me tutorials. I also have the Riki Skinny mount, which I use to mount the mirror on my bathroom mirror. I film all of my Get Ready With Me content lately (saved in my Instagram highlights) via the phone mount on the Riki Skinny.The mount is ridiculously priced for what it is, but it’s the only product that will mount the mirror properly, so definitely get it on sale.
Nordstrom is also price-matching the Riki Skinny, if you prefer buying there!
Skinstore — 20-50% off various brands, including Christophe Robin, Skinceuticals, Bioderma, and more!
Sulwhasoo — 20% off with code EARLYACCESS. I love the First Care Activating Serum and the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream. And also pretty much everything they make! Review of the FCAS here and more reviews here.
Vesca Beauty — Save on Black Friday sets. Additional 10% off with code BEKAH10.
Violet Grey — 20% off at checkout, with some brand exclusions. My beloved Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite LED Mask is included in the sale! It's often included from sales, so it's a great time to get it if you've been eyeing it. Augustinus Bader is also included in the sale. I haven't dipped my toe into the brand yet, but I know many people love it and it also rarely goes on sale.
All Saints — 30% off everything, no code needed. I’m in the market for a new leather jacket, and All Saints does them so well! Specifically, I’m hoping for a black leather Moto jacket with gold hardware. I don’t see that exactly on the All Saints website, but I’ll definitely be browsing.
Cos — 25% off site wide with code HOLIDAY25.
Equipment — 30% off site wide. I especially love their classic silk button-up shirts!
Levi’s — 40% off with code BLUESTREAK. Levi’s does some of the best sales. I love a classic Levi’s oversized denim jacket and I have them in a few different washes. I also love their Wedgie jeans, which are close to my perfect pair of jeans: super high waisted, fitted in the waist, slightly boyfriend/baggie through the thigh, and tapered at the bottom. It’s a great denim options for hourglass figures with smaller waists and bigger bums. I’m size 26 and the jeans are TTS for me. I’m 5’3 and the ankle cut turns out to just be regular jeans on me, which is perfect.
Madewell -- 11/26-11/29: Up to 50% Off Best Sellers & 30% Off Purchase for Insiders only. 11/30: 40% Off Purchase & Extra 50% Off Sale
Nike — Various markdowns.
True & Co — I recently ordered the Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bra, and then immediately ordered another one. They're pretty much all I've worn since. They are buttery, soft, body-loving. Check out my full review of the Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bra!
Aurate — Up to 25% off with code STUFFED.
Mejuri — Buy 1, get 10% off. Buy 2, get 15% off. Buy 3, get 20% off.
Boy Smells — 20% off core candles with code BLACKCANDLE.
Nest New York — 25% off with code FRIDAY. Their Holiday candle is my absolute favorite winter candle; I always pick up a 3-wick Holiday candle for the holiday season. I love their gift sets like this, this, and this for holiday gifts.
DEPARTMENT STORES + RETAILERS
Cult Beauty — 20% off £20 with code SPREE20; 25% off £100 with code SPREE25. Cult Beauty is a UK retailer, so you can expect UK tax/VAT to be taken off your final price.
Nordstrom Rack — Not a Black Friday-specific deal, but my favorite Barefoot Dreams throw blanket is 50% off. It comes in and out of stock, so keep your eye on it! It's incredibly soft, cozy, and warm without being too hot.
Shopbop — Black Friday Sale: 20% off with code SHOP20. Up to 50% off The Marc Jacobs, MM6, STAUD, & more top labels.