Despite not wanting to go out into the madness, I ended up braving the crowds and heading to Sephora on Black Friday. I had two of the Sephora Rewards cards. You have to use the full value of each in one purchase, and also cannot exchange or return products bought with them. So, I wanted to shop in store to make sure I got items I knew I’d be happy keeping. Here’s what I got:
Tarte Maracuja Gold Oil: I wanted to add a facial oil to my daytime skincare routine since the one I used at night was too heavy. This one claimed to check all of the boxes of what I was looking for in an oil. I got the gold edition because…well why not?
Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation: A super popular moisturizer that is lightweight and perfect skins over time. This brand is really giving Drunk Elephant a run for its money in my opinion.
Marc Jacobs Beauty See-Quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in Glamethyst. I actually got this as a gift for my sister-in-law. She mentioned that she was looking for a good glitter shadow as chunky as I had worn to Thanksgiving dinner the night before… So I got her the same one but in a gorgeous purple shade.
Bare Minerals Lunar Light Gen Nude Lip Duo: This was an impulse buy tbh. I’m not mad at it though. Two full-sized lip products for $12. I can’t complain. I may gift this to someone since I haven’t used or even swatched them, but I do think this is worth the money 100% either way.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry palette: I love the ABH eyeshadow formula. This is my fourth palette from the brand (not counting Subculture which I returned). I have been loving neutral shadows these days, and what better palette for that. I will admit that I almost purchased another Marc Jacobs See-Quin shadow (in the shade Gleam Girl) instead of this, but this gave me more options so it won out.
Nest Holiday Candle (8.1 oz size): This photo is from the Sephora website because I already gifted this to someone. I love Nest. It is a great cruelty-free brand for perfumes as well as home scents. I thought the scent was absolutely perfect for this time of year, and made a great unisex gift. The scent profile includes the following scents: pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla and amber. The packaging (both the other box and the glass itself) are really beautiful also.
That’s all I got this Black Friday. How did you guys do? Did you use this time to start your holiday shopping or to treat yourself? Are you doing any shopping today for Cyber Monday? Let’s chat!