Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Haul

It wasn't supposed to happen. I said it wouldn't happen. And well, it happened. I just could not resist the pull of the online shopping universe with all of those pretty and shiny deals. And let me tell you, one of them was very infuriating. You'll see below. But I regret nothing!:D

^ I purchased from Glitzy Glam for the first time. They were offering 30% off on Cyber Monday, so I figured why not?! I was very impressed that shipping here was below $3 and with the code, I ended up saving around $8. I'll photograph and review my goodies when they arrive. The only problem I had was that I wanted a three initial bag, but they must have ran out of stock before I put my cart through so I went with my full name on the makeup bag instead. The above stock images from their website are the exact color combinations that I picked out.

^ I love polar bears. If you were to come to my house, you could probably make a game of counting how many you can find! So I had to splurge on this year's Twisted Peppermint packaging, with a few of the items being offered only online. The small candles are on for $5 right now, so I got two of them in the scent "Leaves". Just wanted to make sure I had a few for the winter months. The bath items were buy three, get two free. Can't show the other two, as they are gifts for my husband! I do not care for the $20 shipping, though. Luckily, I found a 20% code on Retail Me Not that saved me a little money.

^ Forever 21 was offering free shipping for any order. So I grabbed a few things for winter and traveling. Something about the beret, scarf, and sunglasses together shout Gwen Stefani to me. I doubt I'll look as effortlessly cool while wearing them, though. ;)

^ And finally, my Sephora order. This gave me more trouble than I have had in a long time with online ordering. For Black Friday, they should have had their servers prepared for the increase in site loads and views. Obviously, the Canadian site wasn't prepared in the slightest. The carts would not work for four hours while they kept the actual site up. So while we're stuck hitting refresh every little while, all of the deals were selling out. They should have shut the site down for both Canadians and Americans until they figured out why we in Canada could not make our orders, but they did not. And all they offered was an apology. To say I am less than impressed is an understatement. My order finally went through at 4am...The two deals that I wanted most (Boscia and Stila) and the Cinderella sample bag were all sold out.

I did manage to get four of the deals and a few extras. I chose the OPI sample bag as my second choice. For $12 each, I got the Bite Beauty lip palette, the Tarte mascara duo, Lorac primer and eyeshadow, and the Too Faced chocolate bronzer and travel kabuki brush. To get free shipping, I added a few things that I cannot find in stores. The Boscia peppermint blotting papers, OCC Nylon lip tar, and Nails Inc. nail polish in Hampstead Gardens.

Further pictures, reviews, and swatches will be provided when I receive the items in the mail! Did you find any great deals or brave going out in the stores? If these deals had only been in store, I would have said forget it! I hate big crowds!


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