Black Friday beauty deals for 2015

Black Friday is best day of the year to score great deals on all the makeup, skincare, nail polish and body products you can get your hands on. Stores like Sephora and ULTA sell special stocking stuffer and minis for around $12 that fly off the physical and digital shelves.

The Body Shop USA

The Body Shop is once again offering a value bag purchase with purchase. With a minimum $36 purchase you can get this bag, valued at  $139 bag for just $35.


Whats inside:

•Mango Lip Butter
•Shea Butter Body
•Shea Shower Cream
•Honeymania Soap
•Satsuma Body Polish
•Satsuma Shower Gel
•Hemp Hand Protector
•Olive Mini Scrub
•Cream Bath Lily
•Drops of Youth™ Concentrate 30ml – a full size, $37 value.

Other deals: 136 products will be on sale 3 for $36 and festive pick gift sets are only $18 ($26). The best thing about The Body Shop’s #BlackFriday deals is that are good now through Nov. 29.



ULTA has a bunch of deals from Philosophy, OPI, Bare Minerals and more. You can get a sneak peek at everything available beginning on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at Online specials begin at 5 p.m. CT on Thursday at a 6 p.m. in stores. Hours vary so contact your local store for hours.


Macy’s is getting into the act this year with beauty web busters priced between $10 and $20. Some of the offerings include a 3 pc. Clinique Happy coffret for $10,  Estée Lauder Eye Repair + Concealer for $10,  Tarte 3 pc. Lip Essentials fo $15, Philosophy 3 in 1 Shower Gels for $12 and the Too Faced Better Than Sex Amazing Eyes Set for $10. See all the specials here:



Sephora’s Black Friday deals are available for view now via the Beauty to go app.  All the items are $10 and some are only available online. Hot items include a Clarisonic Luxe brush head, Tocca fragrance set, Two mini Sephora Air Brush Sponges, A Tarte set with Marajuca Oil, mascara and blush and Make Up For Ever waterproof eye pencils. You can get the app free here.

More to come…

IT Cosmetics offering six favorites on QVC today

IT Cosmetics IT's Your Top 5 Superstars! Experience the game-changing products that have become truly life-changing in the hands of real women like you! (PRNewsFoto/IT Cosmetics)
IT Cosmetics IT’s Your Top 5 Superstars! Experience the game-changing products that have become truly life-changing in the hands of real women like you! (PRNewsFoto/IT Cosmetics)

Today is the day to get a special deal on some of the best selling IT Cosmetics products. The “IT’s Your Top Five Superstars!” set includes five products plus a brush for $59.94 (or $19.98 x 3 for easy pay) at The set is the Today’s Special Value for Nov. 20, 2015 and lasts until midnight or they run out.

The set includes many products I have reviewed (and love) like the Award-winning Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging concealer, Celebration Foundation Illumination powder, Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil, Hello Lashes five-in-one Volumizing Mascara, Vitality Lip Flush four-in-one Lipstick Stain and a Heavenly Luxe Master Brush.  You get to choose from five shades – they have one that will work for almost everybody.

This is my favorite line. I wear something from it everyday. IT was created by Jamie Kern Lima and a battery of plastic surgeons in effort to battle her own Rosacea. It is made with quality ingredients like silk, hyaluronic acid, argan oil, cherry oil and more.

Inside the Fall Beauty Trends show at Nordstrom Montgomery Mall

The Fall Beauty Trend Show took place this weekend at Nordstrom Montgomery Mall. More than 150 ladies got up early for the annual show to learn about the latest trends, get makeovers from national brand artists and win free stuff. The Fall Beauty Trend Show happens at select Nordstrom stores across the country and is three hours of beautymania.

Nordstrom Beauty Trends Show, Nov. 7, 2015 at Nordstrom Montgomery.
Nordstrom Beauty Trends Show, Nov. 7, 2015 at Nordstrom Montgomery.

The cost of the beauty trends show is $20, with the balance on a gift card to use on beauty the day of the show. Nordstrom also supplies coffee and muffins – this year they had red velvet ones and you also get a special canvas tote filled with samples.

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione and NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Goddess
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione and NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Goddess

After the runway show is over, guests can visit the beauty department and get advice and makeovers from national makeup artists. I b-lined it over to NARS to get my eyes done. I was getting tired of my regulars, MAC, Urban Decay and L’Oreal and wanted something different. I love that pewter color that many of the Rea; Housewives of Orange County wear in their interviews so the artist hooked me up with NARS’ Dual Intensity in “Dione”. First she used NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in “Goddess” all over my lid and brow. She said I could wear it alone or as an eye primer. I loved it so I bought it. Next she applied Dione on my lid. She used “Portobello 1” in my crease and blended it through. Portobello is a matte and comes in a duo. It is a mushroomy beige and I have so many colors like that so I didn’t buy it. She finished off my look with black eyeliner and NARS lengthening mascara.


You may still be available to attend a beauty trends show at your local store. Just go to and look up the events at your store or call your local store’s beauty department.

Check out Ariana Grande’s MAC VIVA GLAM products

Pop diva Ariana Grande was just announced as the next VIVA GLAM spokesperson for the brand’s charity lip products. The line includes a matte plum (Ariana’s signature look) and a light pink glittery Lipglass.


Every cent of the retail price from VIVA GLAM products are donated to help people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. The lipsticks will hit stores this coming January.

Bluemercury to celebrate grand opening of new DC location this weekend

Beauty purveyor Bluemercury is celebrating the grand opening of its newest location with treats, makeovers and gift bags! On Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., visit the new P Street store and get free mini-treatments, makeovers and cupcakes. The first 100 guests through the door will also get a special gift bag filled with beauty goodies.

This is the fifth DC location for Bluemercury, a beauty company that pairs quality products with exceptional product knowledge and customer service. The first store was opened in Georgetown and the company has quickly spread its wings around the country.

The new store  is located at 1427 P Street NW, Washington DC 20005. Visit them online at  PStreet-Announcement-L+A


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