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Black Friday 2012 Beauty Deals!

(image via D magazine) Are you guys busy planning out your Thanksgiving strategy? Or are you planning out your Black Friday spending strategy instead? I’m in the middle of both, since there is so much involved in each event – one just tastes better than the other. 😉

I’m going to share with you my list of places that I know are having beauty specific sales, so maybe it will help you to have them all in one place to help you plan. Now, Black Friday specials online aren’t always just on Friday – some of the deals are going on now and some even include Cyber Monday (*which I will have a separate post for that this weekend, just in case you want to hang on to some pennies for then). No matter which days they are available, you can do all of your shopping in your pj’s with your hot toddy! But, if you are one that likes to go out and hand-pick your items, consider doing your shopping locally on Small Business Saturday.

Let’s roll:

Dates: Now thru November 25th
Deal: 40% off using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 24th
Deal: 40% off products.

Bath & Body Works
Dates: Now thru December 24th
Deal: Free product (up to $13 value) with $10 minimum purchase using code SHOPFREE10 at checkout.

Beauty Bar
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Spend $50 and receive a Philosophy 3-piece gift set ($20 value) including: Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes, Eyes Wide Open Instant Refreshing and Depuffing Eye Gel, and The Microdelivery Exfoliating Body Wash, using code BBGWPBF at checkout.

Dates: Now thru November 24th
Deal: 20% off sitewide, using code THANKS at checkout.

Becca Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 24th
Deal: 20% off $50 purchase with code GIVETHANKS.

Dates: November 25th (Sunday only)
Deal: Spend $75 and get a free mini Shimmering Skin Perfector and full-size Beach Tint. Spend $125 and get those two products plus two full-size Glossy Lip Tints and a Becca Brown Cosmetics Pouch. Plus, Becca is releasing a limited-edition nail color collection for $30.

Benefit Cosmetics
Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
Deal: Spend $30 and get a free deluxe mini BADgal lash mascara. Spend $60 and also get a FREE deluxe mini the porefessional. Spend $90 and also get a deluxe mini sugarbomb using STAYCATION at checkout.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 27th
Deal: Up to 50% savings on select luxury items, 30% on Bliss and Remede bundles & sets, and save 20% on select Bliss, Remede and Elemis products.

Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Free full-size blow out hair spray with any full-size blowpro hair care purchase. Also, get a free $10.00 gift card with every $50.00 gift card purchase. No promo code needed.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free beauty trio of your choice, plus free specially-sized lip gloss with every order, and free shipping – no code needed.

The Body Shop
Dates: Now thru November 25th
Deal: 3 for $30 on all products. Get a “Mistletote” goodie bag ($100 value) for $30 with any $30 purchase, while supplies last.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
Deal: Caswell-Massey will be offering 20% to 30% off site-wide.

Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: 3 free mini’s with any $25 purchase, plus free shipping.

C.O. Bigelow
Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% of sitewide, using code ENJOY20 at checkout.

Eve Pearl
Dates: November 22nd (11am EST) thru November 26th
Deal: 40% to 60% off when using code BPCM2012 at checkout.

Dr. Brandt Skincare
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 50% off Dr. Brandt Take the Doctor Home with You holiday gift set ($154 value) – $74.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Dates: Now thru November 24th
Deal: Get 25% off with code FF2012. Or, receive a free Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil with your $50 purchase with code CYBER12.

Dates: Now through December 6th
Deal: Select beauty items 50% off full retail prices. Free shipping this weekend only (November 23rd thru November 25th).

Fake Bake
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off all self-tanning products, using code 25OFFTANNING. 30% off “Flawless Bundle”, using code CMS30.

Dates: Now thru November 25th
Deal: $25 off orders of $100 or more, plus free shipping using code TURKEY.

Frederic Fekkai
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off orders, with free shipping.

Giorgio Armani
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 20% off plus free shipping on $75+ orders.

Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Get a one-of-a-kind navy & white striped cosmetic bag filled with beauty samples for $20 plus shipping.

Dates: November 22nd (3am EST) thru November 27th (3am EST)
Deal: 20% off total purchase price.

John Masters Organics
Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off when using the code HOLIDAY12.

Kate Somerville
Dates: November 23rd thru November 27th
Deal: Golden Glow Kit – $48.00 ($100 value); Revive & Renew Kit – $150.00($225 value).

Dates: November 23rd thru December 9th
Deal: Purchase any luxury sized product, receive a complimentary full-sized product.

Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: $40 off purchase of $100 or more using code BLACKFRIDAY.

Dates: Now through December 31st
Deal: $20 off $75 with code JOYFUL; also free shipping and 3 samples on every order over $50.

KohGenDo Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 25th
Deal: 30% off Oriental Plants Skin Lotion Spray, Macrovintage Eye Gel and Body & Bath Series.

Lab Series
Dates: November 22nd thru November 23rd
Deal: Free Skincare Survival Kit with $50+ purchase.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Up to 25% off gift sets, and Buy 3 Get 1 Free on select stocking stuffers.

MAC Cosmetics
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Exclusive “Grey Friday” gray lipstick and polish set. Only available on Nov. 23 from 12am to 4 a.m. at Macy’s MAC counters.

Miracle Skin Transformer
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 30% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY.

Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: $25 off any $100 purchase using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 25% off and free shipping using code GREEN at checkout.

Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free full-size conditioner with purchase of matching shampoo and free shipping.

Dates: Now thru December 31st
Deal: Free Ginger Rush Intensely hydrating body cream 3.4 fl. oz./100 ml ($17 value), plus free shipping and a free sample at checkout with any $40 order, using code HOLIDAY.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
Deal: 25% off all orders using code FFCURL at checkout.

Project FIG
Dates: Now thru November 30th
Deal: 20% off all purchases using code NOV20 at checkout.

Purely Cosmetics
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Save 20% storewide.

Royal & Langnickel Brushes
Dates: November 22nd thru November 25th
Deal: 20% off entire R&L Beauty Collection.

Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% off of the entire collection.

Saks Fifth Avenue
Dates: November 22nd thru November 23rd
Deal: $25 gift card with $100+ cosmetics and fragrances purchase, using code BEAUTY12 at checkout.

Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: The following beauty sets are just $10:

  • Sephora Collection Gilded Brush Set Trio ($30 value)
  • Bare Escentuals Let It Glow Set ($42 value)
  • Boscia best of Boscia Set ($30 value)
  • Ole Henriksen 3 Little Holiday Wonders ($35 value)
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple 12 oz ($26 value)
  • Stila Travel Palette + Deluxe Kitten Lip Glaze ($67 value)
  • Tokyo Milk Femme Fatal Trio ($30 value)
  • Too Faced Deluxe Chocolate Soleil + Travel Kabuki ($34 value)
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara + Multipleye Lash Primer ($31 value)
  • Jack Black Comfort & Joy Duo ($14 value)
  • Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes & Nail Wipes ($21 value)
  • Tocca 3 Mini Rollerballs ($30 value)
  • Bite Mini Lipstick Palette ($48 value)
  • LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer & Shadow ($40 value)
  • Buxom In the Spotlight Set ($40 value)

Shu Uemura
Dates: November 22nd thru November 27th
Deal: 20% off, plus free shipping, on $50+ orders using code WISH2012 at checkout.

Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off purchases of $50 or more, using code FRIENDS2012 at checkout.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Free full size StriVectin-SH Dermal Infusion Mask ($49 Retail Value), plus free shipping when using code JOY at checkout.

Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: $100 off of hair removal and skin care products using the code SHOP100 at checkout.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 24th
Deal: ULTA Artist Palettes – $16.99 (orig. $24.99), Benefit Fa La La La Flawless – $25 ($79 value), Stila Kitten Classics – $10 ($32 value), and Smashbox Studio Steal Brush Collection – $19 ($74 value).

Urban Decay
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: 7-piece Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color chubby lip pencils – $49 ($140 value). Smoked Palette, with free Double Ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set – $49 ($77 value).

Vapour Beauty
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 30% off all Vapour products (except samples) using code BLACKFRIDAY12 at checkout.

Victoria’s Secret
Dates: Black Friday (November 23rd)
Deal: Free limited edition tote, filled with “Beauty Must Haves”, with any $65 purchase.

Votre Vu
Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: Free shipping on every purchase and a free Eiffel Power Mascara with any $100+ purchase.

YSL Beauty
Dates: November 23rd thru November 25th
Deal: 20% off purchase, using code BLKFRIDAY12 during checkout.

Any of these deals get added to your game plan? Or are you planning on something else that I missed?

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Beauty Spotlight Mystery Makeup Bag 11/04/2011 – Older Girl Beauty’s Turn!

This time it is my turn to give you guys a peek into my makeup bag. This bag is currently what I have corralled in one place & doesn’t include anything randomly lying across my vanity that I may be testing or just too lazy to put in the bag (*psst – it’s probably the latter.)

Not just one, but *two* pouches to hold my goodies.

As you can see, I have two bags – one for my larger products and one for my pencils & brushes, as I got tired of digging to the bottom of the bag to find them all the time.

In my bag, you will find several of my staple items, and after cataloging it, I realize I *might* have a plum/purple theme going on:

My cute Milly bag holds a bunch of goodies!

Laura Geller Baked Marble Eyeshadow in “Amethyst/Lagoon”
Three Custom Color 3C Eyeshadow in “Cool Peony” (*makes such a great base color)
Clinique travel-size Blushwear Cream Stick in “Rosy Blush”
Elizabeth Arden sample bottle of “Pretty” Parfum Spray (*sometimes you just need a touch-up spray)
MAC “Hocus Focus Clourful Face Kit” from the “Magic, Mirth and Mischief Holiday Collection”. From 2009. (*What? Shut up. “Pretty Baby” is the prettiest beauty powder for me I have found yet. That’s why.)
Sonia Kashuk 01 Powder Brush, with Blue Handle (*One of the first brushes I ever bought many years ago, and it’s still going strong!)
Josie Maran Argan Eye Shadow in “Parfait” (*This makes a great base for those warmer colors.)
MAC Fluidline in “Dark Diversion”, from the “Stylishly Yours” collex. (*Another candidate in my eternal quest for the perfect Plum liner.)
MAC Shadestick in “Street Cool”, from the “MAC Me Over – Icelandic Cool” collex (*Makes a great smudge for a lazy smokey eye, or just a base lid color.)
Mally Beauty Eye Brightening Eye Shadow Duo in “Lavender Glow” and “Plum Glow” (*From the no longer available “Rise and Shine” collex on QVC.)
Three Custom Color Crème to Powder Blush in “Kiss My Apricot” (*I love me some cream blush!)
Sampar Prodigal Pen (*For that last minute, unexpected pimples, without irritation.)
tarte Rise & Shine Lipstain and Lipgloss in “Nude”. (*A warm nude for when you are kind of washed out, but don’t want anything obvious. And it tastes good, too.)
MAC Lipglass in “Lap of Luxury”, from the “Fabulous Felines – Palace Pedigreed” collex (*Looks scary dark in the tube, but is a nicer dark, yet sheer, color for when you go out at night.)
Flirt! Cosmetics Glamourazzi! Extreme Lip Lacquer in “Paparazzi” (*Closest thing to a real Red that you’ll see me wear.)
Three Custom Color Lip Gloss in “Just Bitten” (*This brown sheers out to a nice warm nude.)
Maybelline “Dark Circle Eraser” (*I just love the little sponge tip applicator.)
Maybelline One by One Volum’ Express Mascara (*for when I want the most natural looking lashes)
Mally Beauty Voluminzing Mascara (*for when I want big, spidery, drag queen lashes as Mally would say!)
Maybelline “The Falsies – Flared” Volum’ Express Mascara (*my go-to daily mascara for to big fluttery corner lashes)
Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender (*Duh! What *more* do I have to say??)
Maybelline EyeStudio Color Plush eyeshadow palette in “Spirited Seas” (*I love lining with that copper on the end.)
Maybelline Eyestudio Color Pearls in “Silver Starlet” (*I love the marbelized side so much, I have hit pan and *still* try to get some off of the side of the silver. No joke.)
Boscia BB Cream, SPF 27 PA++ (*This 5-way multi-tasker is heaven for a lazy gal like me to look somewhat pulled together on the quick.)
MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 (*I’m a big fan of MAC’s Prep + Prime line.)
CoverFX ConcealFX Camouflage Concealer (*color adjusts so it blends right in)
Mally Beauty Cancellation Conditioning Concealer (*This one is kinda light on me, so it’s good for those slight pinkish spots that need a quick cover, but nothing layered on.)
Ulta Brow Gel (*still one of my best ways to tame unruly brows on the quick, without needing to draw anything in.)
shu uemura Eyelash Curler (*It’s a classic.)

As you can probably tell, I might have a *smidge* of an eyeliner issue. But, if you pay attention, you might notice one thing some would say is glaringly missing:

I kind of have a thing for colored eyeliners.

Skinfood Banana Concealer Stick, from Asia (*the creamiest concealer that I have.)
Mally Beauty Brow Beauty brow fix (*I’ve never learned to use a powder, as this does the trick for me.)
Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencils in “Ava” and “Gold Reef” (*Would you believe me if I told you I wore one or the other of these colors at least 5 days a week? True story!)
MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liners in “Marked for Glamour” and “Signature Blue” (*My favorite felt tip liquid eyeliner!)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in “11 – Diamond Burgundy” (*part of my neverending HG Plum eyeliner search – the color is good enough for me to ignore the stiff felt tip pen.)
Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in “Emerald Glow” (*just enough sparkle, without drifting into Glittertown.)
Daniel Sandler Velvet Waterproof Eyeliner in “Velvet Grey” (*The perfect grey – almost matte, but not flat)
GOSH Cosmetics Velvet Touch Waterproof Eyeliners in “Alligator”, “Purple Stain” and “Blue Moon”. (*If I could marry these eyeliners I would, because they will be true and not leave me for anything. Seriously, these bitches don’t go ANYWHERE after you put them on. My fav bright color eyeliners!)
Bourjois Paris Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner in “grid tecktonic” (Much more amped up silver grey)
Three Custom Color Light Clarifier Pencil (*Everyone needs one of these. That is all.)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in “3L – Iridescent Navy Blue” (*Who says a blue-eyed girl can’t wear blue?)
Mally Beauty 24/7 Professional Eye Lining System in “Smoldering Topaz” (*Yes, I know it’s part of a system, but I like it just fine on it’s own.)
Mally Beauty Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in “Gunmetal”. (*Hands down my favorite eyeliner for that dark-but-not-black liner & it. doesn’t. move! Ironic for something to be called “Gunmetal” to be bulletproof?)
elf Studio Eyeshadow “C” Brush (*My most used brush. Of all.)
Bare Escentuals Flat Edge Liner (unavailable now) (*I use this for tiny concealer touch-ups.)
Sonia Kashuk Spoolie
Crown Brush Double-ended Brush (*I don’t use this one, but I keep it in my pencil case, since I can’t store it in my rock filled brush-holder.)
MAC 275SE Medium Angled Shading Brush (*A shorter version of the full-size brush that is great for that windshield-wiper blending action.)
Avon Double-Ended Liner and Shadow Brush (*I think this might be discontinued now.)
Mally Beauty Double-Ended Blending Brush (*I am certain this came with one of my sets, but I’ll be damned if I can remember which one!)
Benefit Cosmetics Get Bent Eyeliner Brush (*My lining world was turned upside DOWN when I discovered this brush. Life changing. And now it looks like it’s discontinued. My preciousssss….)
Avon (*I think!) Eyeliner Brush (*This unmarked brush is really firm and works really good on my drier liners.)
Sonia Kushuk Lash Comb (*The foldable design has saved me many a finger puncture from the metal tines!)

Did you figure it out? (spoiler alert: There is not a black eyeliner in the bunch!)

So, that’s a gander at my goodies (*As the boys like to say) (*In the 1860’s). Tell me – do I have anything you carry in your stash? Let me know what are your daily must have’s, so we can compare. 🙂

*Disclaimer: I received some of these products from their PR for editorial consideration, and some of them I spent my hard earned money on.

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