Hello and happy Thanksgiving Eve! I’m currently en route to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the holiday weekend, but far be it for me to not share some of the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotions. Wow, there are so many deals to be had, but I am going to stick to spotlighting my favorite beauty brands and shops that I feel worthy of our almighty dollar. (I really tried to keep it around 10 mentions, but I couldn’t make it happen. We landed at a respectable 16, folks.)
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!
Let’s not beat around the bush…the first Best of the Best post on this website featured True Botanicals for good reason. Their skincare is absolutely lovely and it WORKS. Period. My very detailed review of favorite products is here, but if I had to choose two products from the line, the Resurfacing Moisture Mask and the Vitamin C Booster would take the cake. Every single one of you could benefit from adding these two to your rotation.
True Botanical’s once-a-year sale includes 20% off everything. EVERYTHING. Plus, you can earn a $10 credit for every $50 you spend. Use code ONCEAYEAR. Goes live Friday, 11/23 through Monday, 11/26.
AILLEA has become my online green beauty retailer of choice due to the sheer number of incredible brands in one place. (There are brick-and-mortar shops as well in Denver, Charleston, Raleigh, and Atlanta, and oh, how I wish I lived closer to one.)
AILLEA is offering 20% off store-wide Friday, 11/23 through Monday, 11/26. This promotion is happening both in-store and online, and shoppers can use the code CHEERSAILLEA when shopping online for the discount code to apply.
My Top Picks:
Kjaer Weis! Oh my goodness, you know my love runs deep for this brand. Cream blushes, my beloved KW Red lipstick, the new cream eyeshadows (love Gorgeous for the lid and Enticing for a liner)…these products are incomparable.
Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Pretty Purple, Cream Blush in Abundance, Lipstick in KW Red
Aila Nail Polishes are my nail polish of choice! My favorite shades are Ms. Martin, Sarang, Mr. Pookie, Room 212, and the Better Than Gel Topcoat is a must!
Can’t get enough of Clove + Hallow. Lip Velvets, Lip Glaze, and the Conceal and Correct concealer are my faves.
left to right: Clove + Hallow Lip Velvets in Roadtrip, Sugarbear, and Napa
CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion is the best body lotion for sensitive skin types.
Olio e Osso Lip and Cheek Balms are perfect for toting around. Wrote about the gorgeous tinted balms here!
Vapour! Love love love Vapour AER Deodorant (it’s my daily deodorant), the Soft Focus Foundation in 115 (see it in action here), the Multi-Sticks, and the Lux Lip Conditioner. (Full brand review here.)
Kosas lipsticks and cream blushes are in constant daily rotation over here.
And don’t forget two of my favorite skincare lines, MUN and Maya Chia! (psst – if Maya Chia is on your radar, check out my Beauty Heroes section below!)
This is Laurel’s only sale of the year and it is quite special. The Thankful Sale starts on Friday, 11/23 through Monday, 11/26 and is 20% off your entire order. Use the code THANKFUL at checkout and orders over $100 receive complimentary shipping.
Also, there are some really wonderful Thankful Sale Gifts with Purchase too:
Spend $250+ receive a deluxe trial size Limited Edition Honey Rose Spice Mask (15ml)
Spend $400+ receive a deluxe trial size Limited Edition Honey Rose Spice Mask AND a deluxe trial size sneak peek Jasmine Hydrating C Elixir (coming in 2019!)
I am obsessed with trying both of these products – the Honey Rose Spice Mask has an abundance of local organically farmed Roses, raw California Orange Blossom Honey, and warming spices of Tulsi, Nutmeg and Vanilla. UM, come to mama. The Hydrating Jasmine C Elixir is a whole plant Vitamin C and flavonoid-rich Hydrating Elixir including Hibiscus, Camu Camu, Rosehip and a genuine Jasmine Hydrosol made by the only artisan distiller in the world who has mastered the distillation of the delicate flower.
Wondering what to purchase from Laurel? My top three products are the Brighten Mask, the Honey Berry Enzyme Mask (reviewed here), and the Sun Damage Repair Serum. You can’t go wrong with these gorgeous options!
Kosas lipstick in Rosewater
Kosas is not messing around. Look at these fab deals from Wednesday, 11/21 through Monday, 11/26.
20% off Purchases of $50+
25% off Purchases of $75+
30% off Purchases of $100+
(Excludes Color Trifecta Trio Gift Box, and Gift Cards)
Want to see all of the lipstick shades swatched? I’m wearing all of them here. Also, the Color and Light Palette in 8th Muse is my cheek color staple.
Citrine is my spot for tried-and-true brands that I can’t find at most shops. My #1 product from Citrine is the Patyka Advanced Plumping Serum, which I have been using for a couple of months twice a day between my toner and my face oil. You guys, this product plumps my skin so much it’s insane. I talked about it in this video if you want more detail, but it is the perfect product for those of you looking for something to plump and firm your skin. I also love the Almond Blossom Body Milk.
Other products I love from Citrine are the Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminizer in Phosphene (my fave cream highlighter – rose gold sheen for days), the Jane Iredale Mystikol Gel Liner in Onyx, Innersense Refresh Dry Shampoo, Tata Harper Clarifying Mask , the Gua Sha tool by Skin Gym, and this blush brush by RMS which is the very best for cream blushes.
From Friday, 11/23 through Monday, 11/26, spend more and save more at Citrine!
Spend $100, get 10% off with code THX10
Spend $200, get 15% off with code THX15
Spend $300, get 20% off with code THX20
I’ve used Beautycounter products for years (here are some of my tried-and-true products), but I simply can’t say enough about their reformulated eyeshadows. Best in green beauty. Yes, you heard me correctly…I prefer their palettes over any other pressed eyeshadow. The pigment is incredible and the colors look so gorgeous. I’m personally a huge fan of the Romantic Palette and the Statement Palette. Beyond using these palette shades as eyeshadow, I also use them for lining my eyes so I can complete my entire eye look (sans mascara) with the palette alone. Can’t recommend the palettes highly enough and the brand new Necessary Neutrals Palette is on my Christmas list! These would be such a great gift.
Starting today, you can get 15% off the entire site and free shipping for purchases over $50 until Sunday, 11/25.
My top 3 products from Fitglow are the Lip Colour Serums, the Eye C Firm eye cream (so dang good), and the Conceal+ concealer. I waxed poetic about these products here.
Shop Fitglow Beauty with the following codes to save! Good Thursday, 11/22 through Monday, 11/26.
BF15 will save you 15% on all orders
BF20 will save you 20% on all orders over $200
BF25 will save you 25% on all orders over $350
Okay, okay. This is fantastic. Beauty Heroes is offering a 15% discount in the beauty store for everyone from Thursday, 11/22 through Monday, 11/26 with NO brand exclusions. (That’s super rare, guys.) The code is LIKEAMEMBER. Also, as a reminder, all domestic orders of $75+ receive free shipping, and international customers can use code GLOBAL200 for free shipping on orders of $200 or more.
Products that I highly recommend are the Ayuna Cream I, Ayuna Cream-in-Oil Peel, the deMamiel Sleep Set, H. Gillerman Remedies, Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator, and the Mahalo The Bean Mask. These are all the creme de la creme of green beauty, so get them at a discount while you can!
And! Do you remember my personally-curated Discovery Box? (Full details here.) There are still some available and if you utilize the 15% discount, you can get a full-sized Maya Chia SuperCritical Chia Oil and The Highlight of the Day in your color choice for 50 DOLLARS. Do you know what a deal that is? It’s over 50% off. You guys, what are you waiting for?
This week only! Get 50% off your first subscription box when you purchase a 3-month subscription! Enter Code GIFTNOW at checkout. I love my monthly Petit Vour boxes and this is such a great gift, especially for young ladies! At $18/month, it’s a serious steal.
Also, I am a fan of Lily Lolo, Juice Beauty, and Osea from the Petit Vour store.
THE CHOOSY CHICK
wearing Inika BB Cream in Nude
Save 15% at The Choosy Chick with the code THANKFUL. Sale begins Thursday evening, 11/22 through Monday, 11/26. The Choosy Chick offers the Inika brand (have you tried Inika’s mascara yet?), which is one of my favorites AND has the best BB Cream of all time (full review here). Also, I love the OGEE Tinted Lip Oils!
Osmia Soaps are like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Purely luxurious. My top three scents are Evermint, Coffee Mint, and Oh So. (Be sure to get a Soap Saver too – Osmia’s are the best!) Oh, have I mentioned the Sandalwood Body Mousse of which I slather all over my body that smells like heaven? Yep.
Most importantly, if you or a loved one (*ahem* teenager) have finicky, troubled skin, this starter set will blow your mind. Don’t believe me? Just read the reviews.
On Monday, 11/26, the entire site is 20% off. This is the best time for you to try Osmia if you haven’t already. I guarantee you will fall head over heels in love.
Friends, 30% off at Vapour with code SPREE30. What?! Yes, THREE O percent. The promotion runs from Thursday, 11/22 through Monday, 11/26. Everything you need to know about my love for Vapour including my favorite products is here.
25% off plus free shipping at W3ll People from Friday, 11/23 through Monday, 11/26. I have a grouping of concealers I like, but for the undereye area, nothing beats the Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer. The fact that it’s a liquid instead of a potted concealer or thicker formula makes it meld so seamlessly into my skin. No creasing or caking or general weirdness that can happen frequently with over-40 skin. Love this concealer so much, and I’m also a huge fan of the Bio Brightener Invisible Powder and the Nudist Lip Butter in Nude.
Once a year event! 20% off at Maya Chia beginning Friday, 11/23 through Monday, 11/26. Free shipping on all US orders $75 and over. Offer excludes the Limited Edition Holiday Collection. Code is BF20.
Now, obviously, if you want to make a move on the Supercritical Chia Oil and the Highlight of the Day, be sure to purchase the Beauty Heroes deal mentioned above for 50% off. However, the amazingness doesn’t stop there! I also love The Super Couple (it’s like the Chia Oil on steroids), The Super Blend, and The Optimist Brightening Essence.
Credo Beauty’s biggest gift of the year is here! A free $100 clean beauty gift with any $125+ order. The deal is going on now and the offer ends on Sunday, 11/25.
I love that Credo carries GOOP and African Botanics, unlike many others. The Exfoliating Instant Facial is a huge bestseller and the African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum is out of this world and worth every penny for those of you looking for a natural retinol product. Run, don’t walk.
Man, I am a broken record when it comes to MUN, but boy do I love this brand. I’ve written about MUN here, here, and here. Love so many of the products, but a few of my can’t-live-withouts are the Anarose Toner, Protect + Revive Moisturizer, and Aknari Serum. Also, the organic face towels are fantastic – super soft and I love that they are a textured blue so they don’t look as stained over time. (Masks are messy, yo.)
20% off site-wide Thursday, 11/22 through Tuesday, 11/27. Use code BFCM18.
Okay. I officially need a nap and haven’t even had any turkey yet. Hope this is helpful for your holiday shopping and of course, leave a comment if you have any questions! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Katherine C. JamesNovember 21, 2018 at 11:59 am
Thank you for taking the time to write this. Happy Thanksgiving.
whoorlNovember 22, 2018 at 8:49 am
You are so welcome!
GoldenNovember 22, 2018 at 8:02 pm
Does anyone have any idea what the 20% off code is for Maya Chia? I see nothing on their website.
Golden BryantNovember 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm
Do you have the 20% off code for Maya Chia?
whoorlNovember 24, 2018 at 7:42 am
Code is BF20. Good through Monday.