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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

My top picks from the Black Friday sales....

 

My top picks from the Black Friday sales....
Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted to me, without obligation.


I don't know about you, but I have been completely overwhelmed by the sheer volume of emails in my inbox, offering savings for Black Friday - which isn't just one day, it seems to have been running for half the month! I've had to unsubscribe from some, because it was just too much! Don't get me wrong, I love a good bargain, but everyone and their mother seemed to be cramming my inbox (some, I wondered how they'd even gotten my email address!) and it was almost giving my anxiety! That said, there are some really good deals out there and if you don't have your shopping done already, now is the time! Today, I want to share with you the codes/brands/sites that I will actually be using, that are offering good discounts n current products. This post isn't sponsored (I never do sponsored posts, but anything marked with a * was kindly gifted to me, without obligation).

L'Occitane: They have kept it nice and simple, with 20% off everything from the 26th to the 29th, and they are also giving back (this is the best brand for giving back), with £1 from every hand cream sold, going to PUR project, for the second season running. The PUR project is on a mission to restore ecosystems all over the world, through tree planting. Plus keep an eye on Cyber Monday (30th) as there will be 40% off selected lines including Verbena, Rose and Men's Collections. My top picks are Almond Shower Oil* (that's an obvious one, as I talk about it so much and both my husband and I love it),  Verbena Mandarin Melting Body Cream* and Verbena Mandarin Melting Hand Cream*, both of which I reviewed here.

Caudalie: Use the code FRIDAY20 at the checkout to save 20% from Friday until midnight Monday 30th. This excludes gift sets. My top picks are Vinoperfect Radiance Serum - if you have pigmentation, you need this in your life (review here),  Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum, and Premier Cru: The Serum, if you are seeing the signs of ageing (review here). In terms of bodycare, Vine Body Butter* is one of the most beautiful products I have ever used. it has a light, whipped texture, yet it deeply nourishes the skin and it has a beautiful orange blossom scent. A real treat!

Ameliorate: I have reviewed products from this brand several times on the blog, the main posts being here and here. They have up to 30% off all products, but also 15% off all bundles. In addition to this, you can save an EXTRA 5% ON TOP OF THESE OFFERS by using the code SIOBHAN at the checkout. My top picks are Smoothing Body Exfoliant, Transforming Body Lotion* and Intensive Lip Treatment*.

ESPA: I reviewed the Optimal range in this post and my top pick is the Optimal Pro Skin Moisture Skin Moisturiser*, particularly at this time of year as it's really nourishing, which will protect against the elements, but also central heating, to replenish the moisture levels in the skin. There is up to 40% off products from this brand, however if you use the code CYBERWEEKEND between now and December 1st, you will receive a further 5% discount on top of existing offers.

Illamasqua: There is up to 50% off on the site this week, and my to picks are both the eyeshadow palettes, but also the beautiful baked highlighters*, available in six shades, so there should be something available for all skin tones. They can be applied both wet and dry, depending on how intense you want your highlight to be. Again, if you use the code CYBERWEEKEND between now and December 1st, you will receive a further 5% discount on top of existing offers.

Christophe Robin: There is up to 40% on site this week and, whilst I already have, love and recommend the Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt*, which I reviewed here. On my wishlist, I have Regenerating Mask with Prickly Pear Oil, which I had a sample of and it left my hair so soft and sleek - without doubt one of the best hair masks that Ive ever had the pleasure of using, I'll definitely be using the code CYBERWEEKEND to save an extra 5%.

Eyeko: Another brand that I have really enjoyed in the past, particularly the mascaras and eye shadow pencils. There is up to 30% off sitewide and again, if you use the code CYBERWEEKEND between now and December 1st, you will receive a further 5% discount on top of that. If you like long, defined lashes, rather than voluminous lashes, you will love Skinny Brush Mascara*, which is reduced from £19 to £13.30, plus there's an extra 5% discount with the code CYBERWEEKEND.

Grow Gorgeous: This site has 3 for 2 across the site and  up to 30% off bundles (plus an extra 5% with the code CYBERWEEKEND). I have used countless bottles of their hair growth serum, which really works. I've used two bottles a year since 2014, but I'm also looking forward to trying Balance Fibre-Sealing Split Ends Treatment*. I'm really in need of a hair cut (roll on the hairdressers opening!), so I'm curious to see how this works to seal my hair cuticles and make my hair look a little less broken. I will report back!

Mio: There is up to 30% discount available on this site (with some exclusions), and one product that I have to recommend to you is Liquid Yoga Bath Soak*. This is perfect for anyone who is stressed, anxious, over-worked and just needs to recharge the batteries. It nourishes the skin with the inclusion of almond oil but it also contains essential oils. This would make a fabulous gift for any gym-goer or busy parent. It's reduced from £28 to £20, but with the CYBERWEEKEND code, you'll save a further 5%.

Brown Thomas:  There are some epic bargains to be had on this site, with up to 30% off designer bags. I'm lusting over Golden Goose Pure Star Trainers, as they don't look as battered as other trainers from this brand! They are reduced from €430 to €344 - still expensive, but a good saving! Next up is a large Chloe Tess Bag, reduced from €1550 to €1085. I have a real soft spot for Saint Laurent bags, and this Patent Wallet Bag, reduced from 1250 to 1000. Finally, there is 10% off the Christmas collection from Diptyque and the Moonlit Fir candle is on my wish list! I know that the prices I've mentioned are still pretty high, but if you've been saving for a designer bag, now is the time to strike when there are 20-30% discounts. There's a wide variety of bags discounted - I've just chosen my favourites!

Cult Beauty: Again, they've kept it simple - they have two discount codes, you can save either 20 or 25%, depending on how much you spend (code is SPREE 25 for 25% saving). Top of my wish list is Dr Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro - it's not often you could save 25% on this! I also want to repurchase Sunday Riley ICE Moisturiser, as it really is the PERFECT winter moisturiser for dry skin and I'm very curious about the new Pink Drink Essence from the same brand. Other brands that I highlight recommend trying are Omorovicza, Jo Loves and Overose, as it's rare to find discounts on these brands.

Omorovicza: My favourite skincare brand has a 20% discount sitewide until midnight on December 2nd. There is also 30% off gifts and bestsellers. If you spend £250, you will get to choose a free gift at the checkout. 

Charlotte Tilbury:  The deals seem to change daily, but there are some fantastic bargains to be had. My top picks are the Eyes to Mesmerise trio (you get to choose the shades),  reduced from £66 to £46.20 - this is brilliant value for these one & done shadows. My next pick is Charlotte's Mesmerising Glow Kit, which is reduced from £105 to £73.50. This set includes an eyeshadow palette, limited edition highlighter and a Stoned Rose Lipstick. I could keep going, but I'll finish with Charlotte's Magic Flawless Filter Kit, which contains her Flawless Filter and Magic Away Concealer (again, you choose the shades), which is reduced from £58 to £46.40.

Look Fantastic: I have to include one of my favourite sites to shop on, as there are some brilliant bargains, including The Black Friday Edit Look Fantastic Beauty Box, which has a value of over £155 and is on sale for £35. It includes 11 products, ranging from makeup, to skincare, haircare and more! There's up to 30% off sitewide, using the code EARLYLF, with brands ranging from Estée Lauder, Kérastase, Urban Decay, By Terry and more. I'm definitely ending this post on a high! If you use the code LYMINCYBER, you can save up to 50% off brands until December 2nd. The brands involved change daily, so add them to your basket, use the code and see which ones are reduced that day! If you check here, you can then select the particular brand you are interested in each day, to see if it goes on offer - I have my eye on a few products already!

Bioderma: From November 27th to 30th, you can receive 30% off Bioderma on this site. I've reviewed their skincare here and it's great value, so with an extra 30% off, now is the time to stock up on favourites!

Potion Paris has a 10% discount, which will run from midnight November 27th to midnight November 29th, the code is ABPPV10. I posted about this gorgeous fragrance brand here: http://www.beautylymin.com/2020/08/potion-paris-discovery-set.html

Are you planning on shopping during Cyber Weekend? My advice would be to try to stick to your list and just buy things that you have wanted for a while, as things are only a bargain if you actually need them. It's also a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done!

Thanks for reading!

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