Hello! So, I like buying things. But who doesn't? And I bought more things! Well, these things were bought pretty far in the past now; these are things I picked up Black Friday and the following week or so (the details are a little fuzzy now; I've been buying so much for Christmas and all that, it's hard to keep track of when I bought things). This isn't everything I got; I didn't want to show off any Christmas presents since my family is very keen on keeping Christmas gifts a secret and I don't want to ruin anyone's surprise (this is most likely why I'm such a sucker for mystery boxes).
For Black Friday, I didn't really want to leave my house, so lucky for me there were a lot of great deals online! I actually did go to Target on "Black Friday" (it was like 11pm on Thanksgiving) since we live so close, but I just bought toilet paper. Yup, on Black Friday. Last year I bought ketchup and some Pokemon cards. I find it amusing. Anyways! So, yes, I took advantage of stores offering their Black Friday deals online, one of those being Sephora! I was lucky and got most of what I wanted, but I missed on the Philosophy face cleanser for $10. I guess the Black Friday deals went up 11:00pm my time (CST) so I missed them at first. I thought Sephora might do it like that (so they went up at midnight...is it Eastern time? I don;t actually know. I could probably Google it but meh), but when I refreshed the page at 11:00pm, I didn't see the Black Friday deals anywhere (there's usually a big banner you click on). It wasn't until about 11:30pm that it finally popped up for me, and by then all the Philosophy face cleanser were gone. Sad times.
I also got some things from physical stores; I went the Saturday morning after Black Friday and it was so nice; the stores were pretty dead but all the Black Friday (well, most of them) were still going on. I never had to wait in line very long and there weren't really any people. The mall did start to fill up around lunchtime, but by then I was already on my way home. I did make one more stop during the week after Black Friday, since I had some coupons that didn't go into effect until December 5th (I think in one of my videos, I talk about waiting for a bus that never came in 5°F weather and my dedication to shopping. It's sad).
Hmm, I don't know if I like this transition without a "just opened" box picture, or a picture of the bags things came in or something...it feels so naked and boring. I supposed it can't be helped now, so let's get to it! As I said above, Sephora offers its Black Friday deals online! This is great for me since I hate crowds and the idea of having to drive to my mall and deal with that madness does not appeal to me in the slightest. I got most of what I wanted though, again, like I said above, I didn't get the thing I most wanted, which was the Philosophy cleanser (my mom really, really wanted it for Christmas and now I have this weird complex about how I let her down even though she assured me it was okay).
I only got one thing that was a Black Friday deal that wasn't a Christmas present, and that was this Tokyomilk Dark Tin:
The lip tint is different from a lot of other tube glosses I've tried; it's thicker and fairly heavily scented (to me it smells like violet gum/candy). It's a deep, sheer raspberry color with glitter (I'll have a swatch of it on my hand at the end).
To go along with my new Nano lip liner, I also got a Nano sharpener!
I also got another small bottle of Sephora's daily brush cleanser.
Finally, for my special gift with purchase (if you order online, there's always some deluxe sample or special gift you can get if you're a Beauty Insider and making a purchase over $25), I got the 12 sampler pack.
I also ended up going to Sephora in store!I didn't intend to buy anything (I'm trying to cut down on buying make up; I spent a lot over the last two months and...yeah), but I did end up picking up another set of charcoal face mask pods from Origins.
There was a special going on during the time I went to Sephora in-store where VIB Rouge's could get a mirror compact with any purchase. I could have gotten it with an order I placed online, but I chose not to because I wanted one of the other special items instead and Sephora only lets you use one promo code per order.
While out and about, I also went to Kohls and Ulta (I think...I honestly don't remember the time frame. It's...been a while since I bought these things) to use up some coupons! At Ulta, I had a $5 off a $10 purchase and I picked up two things:
Finally, I went to Kohls and picked up another set of hand lotions by Cake Beauty.
And that's that for this haul! Erm...sorry for being so far behind. It's been pretty crazy at work and at home these last two-threeish weeks with the holidays but I'm going to keep trying to get these posts cranked out and up before Christmas!
Thanks for reading! <3