My Black Friday Faves 2019

Hello and happy Thanksgiving week! We are headed to Santa Fe, New Mexico with friends for the holiday, but I wanted to share some great sales and promotions going on this week. I’m changing things up a bit this year – whereas last year I posted alllllll of the green beauty sales, this year I want to make things a bit more personal and focus on my favorite sales. This means I’ll be going a bit beyond green beauty this year to include my favorite style and wellness deals as well.

Some promotions have already begun and some not quite yet, but I will include dates for you, as well as my top picks from each shop!


Modern Citizen Review

Modern Citizen has been a new find for me this year and I seriously feel like the designers had me in mind when creating this line. Being a lover of solid colors, quality fabrics, and clean lines, I lust over just about every item in this high-quality (yet reasonably-priced!) collection.

Women are the foundation of Modern Citizen, both in the brand and community behind the scenes. The team is comprised of many diverse backgrounds, with unique experiences and ambitions, which I love love love. Plus, as a small business, the team is very cognizant of creating less waste and operating with a conscious mindset. Their philosophy is to strive for constant progress when it comes to responsibility towards people and the planet. #praisebe

Here are some of my current favorites:

Devi Tie-Front Knit Sweater

Gretchen Oversized Turtleneck Sweater

Tilda Pleated Maxi Skirt

Remy Tie-Front Billow Sleeve Dress

Seville Leather Tote

Isabel Cotton Silk Puff Sleeve Blouse

I love the quality and look of these pieces!

Right now, if you click through this link, you will receive 15% off your first order of 100+ plus an exclusive gift with purchase. I’m confident you will be as thrilled with this brand as I am!


Beautycounter has some good products, some “meh” products, and some exceptional products. I filmed a video this week featuring the exceptional ones…you know, the kind of products that would really bum you out if they were discontinued. You can watch the video here.

However, for those of you who prefer lists, here are the products I gushed about in the video:

Romantic Eye Shadow Palette – see this palette in action in my Hooded Eyes Tutorial Video
Limited Edition Starlight Palette 
Supreme Cream
Overnight Resurfacing Peel
Daily Shampoo
Daily Conditioner
Makeup Remover Wipes
Adaptive Body Moisturizer
Limited Edition Hand Lotion Trio
Limited Edition Jellies
Limited Edition Bright Eyes Set 
Limited Edition Skincare Favorites Set

Right now, you can get 15% off sitewide and free shipping for purchases over $50 until Monday, December 2nd. 


shopbop black friday

You all know how much I love Shopbop. Throw in the fact that it’s linked with Amazon Prime so you get free 2-Day Shipping, I’m a straight-up addict.

From now until Thursday. November 28th, 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+ with the code MORE19.

Here are some of my current faves.


Oh, how I love Integrity Botanicals. They carry such a robust amount of my favorite brands plus their sampling program is the best in the biz! (You get to personally pick three samples to be sent with your order!)

This holiday, the Integrity Botanicals promotion is as follows:

15% off orders $100 or more with code: IBBF15
20% off orders $200 or more with code: IBBF20

Discount excludes the following brands: Josh Rosebrook, La Bella Figura, Kypris, May Lindstrom & Vintner’s Daughter.

The promotion starts Thursday, November 28th at 8pm EST and will run through Monday, December 2nd.


Integrity Botanicals put together a truly fantastic curation of products ($200 value) as a gift with purchase for those who spend $300+. There are only 50 of these bags made and last year, they sold out in a matter of hours. So! The first 50 customers who spend $300 (after discounts have been applied) starting Thursday, November 28th at 8pm EST, will receive the following gifts (seen in the photo above):

Integrity Botanicals Tote Bag
Travel Innersense Leave-in Conditioner
Full-size Fitglow lip serum in my favorite shade Nudie
Mini Fitglow lip serum in Root
Travel size Max & Me Intuitive Mist 30 ml
Travel Size One Love Organics Cleansing Oil 30 ml
Ayuna Travel Size Cream II 15ml
Osmia Lip Doctor
The Beauty Chef Travel 100ml Collagen Boost
Mini RMS Luminizer Powder in Grande Dame

I’m feeling all competitive and want my readers to score those bags, so get those shopping carts locked and loaded! Looking for ideas? Here are my favorites from the shop.

Lanshin Pro Gua Sha Tool – this tool is the best, hands-down. Plus, I love Sandra’s tutorials.

Ouli’s Ointment – Best for highlighting high points of face without shimmer.

Laurel California Body Oil – smells like heaven (Laurel VERY RARELY goes on sale!)

Fitglow! Lip Serums, Conceal + Concealer, Vita Shield SPF 30, and Sunny Days Cheek Palette. Wearing the cheek palette in the photo below. It contours like a dream!

Josh Rosebrook Serum Spray and Hair Spray – not included in the discount, but a great addition if you want to score the free gift with purchase.

Leahlani Mermaid Mask – incredible AND affordable

Medium Z Palette – I have so many of these. Love saving space in my vanity!

Good Clean Love Personal Lubricant – Fantastic lubricant, enough said.

RMS Blush Brush – Best brush to use for cream blush application.

Priti NYC Nail Polishes – My favorite nail polishes. Coronation is my go-to. You can see a few more colors on me here.

Antonym Angled Eyeliner Brush – this what I use to line my upper lid (always the deep eggplant color in the Beautycounter Romantic palette)

All things Kjaer Weis! Cream blushes are my very fave tho – full review here

One Love Organics Easy Does It Cleanser – Been using this every day for at least 5 years. The BEST.


Credo’s Thanksgiving promotion is already happening! Customers will receive a 7-piece ($100 value) clean beauty gift with all purchases of $125+. This offer is available November 25th – December 1st (or until supplies run out). No code necessary!

The gift includes Mini Goldfaden M.D. Brightening Elixir (7ml), Deluxe Ilia Liquid Light Serum Highlighter in Nova (5ml), Mini Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Lift Serum (3ml), Mini Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream (6ml), Mini One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover, Mini Evolvh SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner, and Single Snow Fox Sheet Mask in Japanese Cherry Blossom.

My picks from Credo are truly my all-time favorites from 2019.

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil – I am obsessed with this oil. OBSESSED, and at $72, it’s a steal. I recommend this oil for all skin types.

Evolvh Haircare – You guys, Evolvh haircare is back! Do you remember how much I loved this line a year or two ago and then stopped talking about it? Well, there was a fragrance formulation issue and after receiving feedback from customers, Evolvh went back to the drawing board and reformulated their scent. I LOVE when companies listen to their customers and make things right, so I’m a fan for certain. The shampoo, conditioner, and the leave-in conditioner are all amazing. You can buy all three here for a discount.

African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum – You all know this is my holy grail treatment serum. Actually, so many of African Botanics’ products are in my everyday routine. (My full review on my favorite African Botanics products is here.)

These above 3 are tops tops tops in my book. Do it. (And get the bag o’ goodies for free!)


Mille is the brainchild of my friend Michelle LeBlanc – she’s had an online shop and brick-and-mortar store in Minneapolis for several years, but just this past year, she launched her own clothing line and I’ve been enamored since day one. I’m wearing some of her pieces in the above photos and they are in constant rotation.

Starting Monday, November 25th you will receive 30% off, excluding new arrivals. This promotion will run through December 2nd!

Here are some of my favorites included in the sale.

Ines Pant in Black

Caroline Blazer

Florian Top in Riviera

Jasmine Dress

Peony Top in Pomegranate

Calle Skirt


I’m hesitant to talk supplements with you all because everyone’s needs are so unique and I’m clearly not a physician, but I have been very impressed with The Nue Co this year and wanted to share. One of my biggest concerns in my mid-forties has become bloating (why stomach whyyyyy), and the DeBloat Food + Prebiotic really makes a difference. Powered by anti-inflammatory ingredients, natural digestive enzymes and a gut-feeding prebiotic, this formula brings instant relief to uncomfortable stomachs and helps achieve long-term bloat reduction. Also, taken with the Probiotic Protein, they synergistically become a stomach superpower.

The Nue Co also has supplements for focus, sleep, and skin issues. This year for Black Friday, The Nue Co is offering 30% off sitewide plus a full-size Skin Food + Prebiotic with purchases over $120. Promotion starts Friday 11/29 and ends Monday, 12/2. Discount automatically applied at checkout.

You guys, that’s a really incredible deal! Check out all the products here.


Another one of my green beauty retail loves, Aillea is offering 20% off both in-store and online now through December 2, 2019 with the code FESTIVE. Brands excluded are Josh Rosebrook, Kypris, May Lindstrom, Vintner’s Daughter. 

I have so many top picks from Aillea!

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara – This mascara and the Honest Beauty one are the only two I use ever. So good.

Indie Lee! I have been loving this line lately, specifically the Gentle Daily Peel Pads, the Whipped Body Butter, which is a winter must-have.

Olio e Osso Lip and Cheek Balms are perfect for toting around. Wrote about the gorgeous tinted balms here!

Clove + Hallow – love the Lip Velvets, Lip Glazes, and Conceal + Correct concealers.

Lily Lolo Bronzer in Honolulu – my year-round favorite bronzer.

Vapour! Have you seen the redesigned and reformulated products? They are so impressive. My faves are the new pressed powder blushes, the Lux lip conditioner, and always a fan of the cult-status Multi Sticks!

Kosas lipsticks and cream blushes are in constant daily rotation over here. This post shows most of the lipstick shades on me.

And! All Kjaer Weis products are an additional 25% off. How’s that for a little Thanksgiving treat?! This brand is selling out fast, so don’t delay if you’re after some beautiful Kjaer Weis products.


Save 15% off the entire shop (members save an additional 5%!) from Thursday, November 28th- Monday, December 2nd with the code BLACKOUT.

The four brands I would focus on at Beauty Heroes are Laurel (only goes on sale once a year!), Evolvh haircare, H. Gillerman (love her blends), and Le Prunier. Specifically:

Laurel Antioxidant Serum – This is such a gorgeous blend chock-full of antioxidants.

Laurel Brighten Mask – My #1 recommendation for hyperpigmentation.

Laurel Recovery Balm – I love this on my chest and any problem areas that need special attention.

Evolvh Haircare Line – As I mentioned above, the entire line was recently reformulated, I am 100% back on this haircare line. Everything is FANTASTIC.

H. Gillerman Travel Remedy – I take this on all my trips. Such an uplifting scent that helps with fatigue and jet lag.

H. Gillerman Sleep Remedy – Both of my kids use this at night to assist in sleeping and they swear by it.

H. Gillerman Jaw Clenching Remedy – Jaw-clenchers, look no further. This truly helps.

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil – As I said above, I am obsessed with this oil. I deem this is my #1 new find of 2019. Use it daily!

Plus, the more you spend, more gifts coming your way!
Spend $125: Receive Maya Chia The Optimist (50ml)- $29 value
Spend $300: Receive Josh Rosebrook Cacao Antioxidant Mask (.75oz)- $38 value
Spend $500: Receive Tabitha James Kraan Scented Hair Oil (30ml)- $55 value
Spend $750: Receive LILFOX Kalahari Eye Serum (10ml)- $68 value
Spend $1000: Receive Graydon Skincare Full Moon Serum (30ml) – $87 value


30% off site-wide at African Botanics. Enough said.

Wishing you all the most wonderful Thanksgiving week and Black Friday madness. As always, if you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

  1. Dawn Curosh

    November 29, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Gressa is also BOGO.;)
    Have a wonderful weekend and GREAT post!!!!

    • whoorl

      November 29, 2019 at 7:48 am

      Thank you!!

  2. Jacalyn

    December 1, 2019 at 9:49 am

    I am so glad I found your blog! I am 51 and was looking for a great am and pm plan to help overall with my skin and also hyper-pigmentation, I decided to follow your routines! Alot of the products I already use and was glad to find a few more. I ordered the African Botanicals Retinol but also have the True Botanicals Vitamin C Powder. Would you use the Vitamin C Powder at the same time as using with the African Botanicals? If so, would you mix with the African Botanicals or the Maya Chia Supercritical Chia Oil? I also still have some Maya Chia Super Couple, would you use this in the evenings with the African Botanicals or use it in the am? Thanks so much, really enjoying the blog!

  3. Michael Scofield

    December 3, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Hi Sarah, you have written a great post, Thank you. And I have ordered a few products for my Hair Salon. I would also like to buy a few more next time.