I finally had my first real Black Friday experience! Now if you don’t know what Black Friday is, I assume you’ve been living under a rock? haha! This is the greatest day of the year if you are a Self Confessed Shopaholic like me. SALES SALES SALES!!
So this Black Friday, I decided to go all out and go to the mall at midnight. Now, I personally think that online shopping is just as good, but I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about. So out I went at around 11:30pm to the shops…. and arrived home at 7.30am. Yes, I did work on Friday at 9:00am (Thank God it was an extremely quiet day). I actually picked up only a few things in the stores and got most of what I wanted online, but it was an experience all the same.
Black Friday In-store.
For in-store, I hit up some of my favourite High Street stores.
I’ve always loved Pink, and also Victoria’s Secret. All bras & sports bras were half price – now that’s a bargain I couldn’t resist! I also picked up some yoga pants, cute socks and a light jumper type top. And with all this stuff I got a free canvas bag with lotions and body mist inside.
Aeropostale always has great sales (sorry but I don’t buy anything full price there). This Black Friday they had some unbeatable sales. 70% off everything in the store! I ended up picking up two sweaters/jumpers marked down from $44.99 each to $11 each. How can you go wrong with that price?? I got it in medium grey and cream.
I really like Charlotte Russe. It’s a store I’ve only discovered recently from living in America. I spotted this AMAZING crushed velvet dress, but they only had one left in size L which is not my size… but luckily the dress was still available online and I got it for $17.39!!
One of my favourite shops, Sephora. I cannot seem to find the set I got in-store at online. It must have been an in-store option only. I picked up a beauty blender set, which included 2 normal sized beauty blenders, one mini beauty blender, cleaner for blenders and a flat type beauty blender for touchups. All for $40, which I think was a good deal considering quality beauty blenders can set you back about $25 EACH.
H & M
By the time I made it to H&M I was actually pretty tired, haha. I picked up a pair of black skinny jeggings for $10, down from $18.
Ok, so I’ve had my eye on a few hand held mirrorless cameras for sooooo long now and finally made a purchase. It was over $100 off for Black Friday / Cyber Monday! Scroll the image below, left, for details.
Boohoo had 60% off everything!! I picked up these 3 things. I’m in love with this playsuit, it’s so sophisticated but also stylish. I decided that since there was 60% off I’d venture outside my usual stuff and got these two tops. I got them in the pink and maroon colours. The playsuit was just $14 (marked down from $35), the pink top $9.80 (down from $24) and the maroon one I got for a meager $8 (originally $20)!!! So all three items for a grand total of $31.80 – a steal!
I’ve been wanting a new GHD straightener / flat iron for a while now – one with an American wall plug especially. So when I saw that they were having a ‘25% off everything’ sale on the site for Black Friday / Cyber Monday, I jumped at it. I highly doubt they’ll offer $60 off again anytime soon. I got this copper / rose gold one that comes with a little bag. Model – ghd PLATINUM® COPPER LUXE PREMIUM GIFT SET.
Now we get to my biggest obsession. Kylie Cosmetics products are must haves in everyone’s makeup bag. They had 25% off everything on the site so of course, I had to pick up a couple of things!
I finally picked up a colour I’ve been wanting for a while, Leo. This was Kylie’s birthday shade (Leo is her star sign – wow is it sad that I know that? haha).
I also picked up my first product from the Christmas collection, Merry. While I do like Mary Jo, Merry looks like a much brighter red which is what suits me better.
Well, that’s all that I bought for myself, unfortunately, the few other things I got for my friends and boyfriend I can’t post in case they see it, haha.