Monday, December 15, 2014

Black Friday Haul!


Time is just flying by, isn't it?!  It seems like everything falls all at the same time of the year, and for me (us) that time is now.  Puppy training is going...alright... Kozmo's currently going through a "chicken" phase of being scared of getting in the car so I've been trying to get time back in the car easily since he is way too big to pick up now.  Any tips?

Today's post is all about what I got on Black Friday (and Thanksgiving night).  I didn't do any online sales for Cyber Monday; all of my shopping was done in person.  So let's get started!

My only stop on Thanksgiving night, beauty-related, was at Ulta.  As I mentioned in my Black Friday Shopping Plans post, I wanted to get my hands on the 2 Lorac door-buster palettes but by the time I got there, they were both gone.  Instead, I decided to try some new stuff by way of a couple of kits.  I picked up the Tarte Petite Treats Sweet Dreams Advent Calendar set.  I didn't open it all at once - I plan on opening it one day at a time and posting on Instagram (I just need to get started on that).
My other purchase from that night was the Dermalogica Double Cleanse set with the precleanse and special cleansing gel.  I figured getting to try 2 products for $10 was a pretty good deal.
I ended up going back to Ulta on Friday and stumbled across this Too Faced Melted Kisses kit of minis for $25.  This product was something that I had been wanting to try, but knew I would never go through a full-sized tube.  I thought this was an excellent deal.
While I had my parking spot behind Ulta, I ran over to DSW to see if I could pick up another pair of Sketchers Go-Walk tennis shoes on clearance.  This type of shoe is actually what I've replaced my slippers with since I was having some pain in my heel.
Of course, I was at the mall on Friday.  I went to Express hoping to find the Mister a new winter coat for a good deal (epic fail), but I did end up picking him up a couple of new dress shirts as well as a couple pairs of earrings for me.  The earrings were, I believe, 50% off.
I did something different and ended up going in to Hallmark (I had read a comment on another's blog that there was a nail polish ornament) and found a couple of cute Minnie ornaments/decorations as well as the polish ornament.  I'll be leaving the Minnie Spa La La! and the polish ornaments out all year.
Then I went to the local supply store and picked up a few polishes. 2 of them were ones I knew I wanted, 1 was one that I liked but wasn't positive, and 2 others are limited edition that I didn't think I'd be able to get a hold of since I thought they were only available via email ordering.  The bottom picture is how the 2 Northern Lights look after laying on their sides for a day or 2.

Out the Door Silver and Gold - limited edition holiday versions with red & green glitters
Essie Summit of Style, China Glaze Chillin With My Snow-mies (I'll probably use a sponge for application due to potential formula issues I've read about), Zoya Willa

Finally I popped into TJ Maxx for a little bit and stumbled across this Laura Geller duo for about $15.
 Blush/Highlighter and Moisturizing Lip Crayon

By this point of the day - actually, morning - I had gone everywhere I wanted and was ready to go home.  Plus it was time for a puppy break.  While I was in the mall earlier in the day, I went in to several other stores but didn't end up purchasing anything.  I had mentioned in my Shopping Plans post that I wanted to go to Macy's for a pot that I've been wanting - which I got after much hunting and waiting forever in line Thanksgiving night.  I also went into Walmart that night to see what there was and found the deal on the metal mixing bowl set with lids, which I also got.  I definitely didn't get as much as previous years, which is perfectly fine.

I'm planning on posting my birthday haul from the weekend (probably 2 posts since once is an online order) in the next few days, as well as getting caught up on product finishes.

Did you get anything good for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness "weekend"?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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