Oyez, Oyez! Black Friday Sale is upon us
'Tis the time to treat yourself and save some cash while shopping. In today's post I will be sharing my top beauty recommendations that are currently on sale. These are some of the "worth the hype" things that have blessed celebrities' bathrooms and fashion magazines (plus personal favorites that I can't imagine my daily life without).
Curious? Then please keep on scrolling
P.S. Every product mentioned in this post is available for international shipping!
Simplehuman Eight Inch Sensor Makeup Mirror with Brightness Control (on sale for 175 USD) - is something Evil Queen would have poisoned you for: this high quality, rechargeable, x5 mirror is every beauty lover's must-have. Not only does it have a modern and sleek design that will grace your vanity table, but it also mimics natural sunlight with one USB charge lasting up to five weeks (if only my iPhone battery would work this well). I have had this Simplehuman mirror for almost a year now and must admit that it has been a true friend, especially during colder winter months, when you don't get as much natural daylight in your room (no more makeup application in the dark) .
Worth every penny (plus how cute is this metallic pink color?).
Foreo Espada Blue Light Acne Treatment (on sale for 119 USD) - I do not own that many skincare tools, but this one has been with me for many moons now. Espada effectively destroys acne causing bacteria by penetrating it below skin's surface. The secret is in this tool's "dual-action technology" that combines blue LED light together with T-sonic pulsations. Whenever I feel an angry hormonal spot erupting from underneath my skin (you know those that are so big they actually have a heartbeat?), I target it with my Espada and give it about three to four 30 seconds sessions. The blue light technology here reduces the inflammation within a few hours and after two days of consecutive use even the angriest of spots will be flat and gone (no hyperpigmentation, no dryness left behind). Pricey, but absolutely magical if you suffer from occasional acne spots that take forever to heal.
Supergoop! Suncare=Skincare Kit (on sale for 38 USD) - is an excellent way to discover one of the best sunscreens to date for a discounted price. But wait! You also get a decent travel sized mini and makeup pouch for free (hashtag bargain).
The reason why I love Unseen Sunscreen [SPF 30/40 UVA/UVB] so much is because: a) it is scent-free, b) it is colorless, c) it acts as an amazing makeup primer without ever pilling, sliding or moving around. On top of that it feels weightless and hydrating; doesn't clog pores and is suitable for people with sensitive skin. What not to love? Whether you are a makeup wearer or someone who hates the dreadful white cast - you need it in your life.
MAC Cosmetics Sure Fire Hit Mini Lipstick Set (on sale for 55 USD) - is a brilliant selection of the brand's most iconic shades. If you have always wanted to get your hands on some of MAC's cult-favorite lipsticks, yet without breaking the bank, this dazzling holiday set could be the answer. I will forever be a MAC lipstick girl at heart and I actually spot a lot of my personal favorites here (Ruby Woo, Lady Danger and Plumful to name a few!).
Petite, sparkly and uber pigmented!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Sculpture Face Palette (on sale for 75 USD) - is a limited edition, holiday palette that contains six of the brand's powders in bestselling and brand new shades. Here you get a beautiful selection of two setting powders, two blushes, one highlighter and one bronzer that you can use to create the most effortless, glowing and chic looks.
A palette like this is a perfect way to discover the opulent world of the brand's illuminating Ambient (baked) powders, that are truly ethereal and gorgeous on beauties of all ages.
Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Blurring And Translucent Loose Setting Powder Set (on sale for 39 USD) - a miracle powder now available in this cute holiday set (comes with a puff and primer). Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin - this powder is a true godsend. It visibly smooths, evens out and perfects the look of your skin, without making it look dry or cakey (no awkward camera flashback here either). Light as air, blurring and oil-absorbing. Trust me, your skin will look like velvet with this gem!
What I like about this set is that you also get the brand's highly coveted velour puff (costs 16 USD alone) as well as a deluxe sized sample of silicone-free blurring primer (20 USD) for free; the primer will work best for people with combination/oily skin types.
Laura Mercier Lip Glacé Gloss Trio Set (on sale for 39.20 USD) - is another (full sized) holiday set that I want to highlight in this post. The brand's lip glosses are some of the best in the industry: they feel weightless, cushiony, hydrating and come in a plethora of flattering tones. Not only that, but they also smell like a crème brûlée dream (very fine, yet delicious scent).
Each gloss alone retails for 28 dollars, so you are saving a lot of money here. Plus it happens to come with three of the brand's prettiest colors: Baby Doll, Bare Blush and Desert Rose.
If you have always wanted to try the iconic Laura Mercier glosses, now is the time!
Kitsch The Satin Sleep Set (36 USD) - is an honorable mention in this article, mainly because we are all about getting a great deal these days and this set is one you don't want to miss.
As much as I adore Slip pillow cases, let's be real - they cost an arm and a leg. And, from my experience, they have a tendency to fall apart after a year of use (meaning - continuous washing and ironing). Thankfully a new (and much more affordable) rival has arrived and it's called Kitsch. I have discovered this female-owned brand earlier this year and am here to tell you that their pillow cases are just as beautiful as those made by Slip, but for a fraction of the price. Now, the biggest difference is that one is silk and one is satin, but they perform exactly the same.
Why do you need a satin/silk pillow case you ask? For one, silk and satin are less absorbent materials, hence your skincare doesn't go to waste even if your face is touching the pillow. Both feel much nicer against the skin as opposed to cotton or linen and they do not leave pillow marks on the face when you wake up. These uber smooth pillow cases are also good for your hair, as they will prevent it from tangling or pulling throughout the night. And, most importantly, there is something so relaxing about sleeping on a beautifully soft pillow every night.
In The Satin Sleep Set you also get a padded eye mask (yes!) and scrunchie.
What is on your wish list this Black Friday? Let's chat some more in the comments!
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