November 19, 2018

What Beauty and Makeup Are You Buying for Yourself This Black Friday?

So, does anyone sort of have a large beauty and makeup wish list for Black Friday? I promise I have all the lists created for my friends and family and I’ll definitely be hauling all there gifts in the next few days but somehow, someway, my own wish list got morbidly large!

I don’t have any makeup on my list thankfully! Sephora’s 20% Off Event definitely covered me in regards to any wish list items I wanted and skincare staples. I think I overstayed myself at that event as I did some rather hard hauling of skincare and fragrance.

However, I have a HUGE Bath & Body Works list! This is a little abnormal for me! I have quite a few candles I want (How the hell can I pass up Gooey Marshmallow!?), some hand soaps (ugh hand soaps!), and several fragrance mists as well as both of the new perfumes they launched (by the way one is easily duped at Miniso which I’ll tell you about soon!).

But yup, that wish list is a little long…! I’ve been waiting to see what Black Friday’s Deal will be. Buy 3, Get 3 Free like last year? 50% Off site wide? I hope it’s a good deal so I can haul my entire cart.

Ahh the greed.

I also have a rather huge Lucky Scent list but sadly Lucky Scent doesn’t have major Black Friday deals which makes me a sad panda……! But they do sometimes stockpile the samples on Black Friday so, I’ve been waiting and biding my time to order!

Do you have a Black Friday Wish List made out for yourself?

Do share what’s on it! I’m terribly nosy about what everyone is buying for themselves this year!


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Amy

    I have a Lucky scent wish list 🙂 I’m looking over some of your sent recommendations

    • Isabella Muse

      HAAAAAAAA! tell me what’s on it! I need to know all the details 😀 Mine is a little big, I have to cut it down!

  • Dee

    I feel like I’m done with sales! There are so many and I’m trying not to make any lists. But I LOVE BBW Hot Cocoa and Cream candles. I didn’t think I would like that scent, though, in lotion form, but it sounds good to me now. Their body cream in the big tube is excellent so I may cave and get that and then the VIP tote. Those are always good!

    • Isabella Muse

      I feel the same way but I have to admit I have a few items still on my wish list! I def want some of the hot cocoa goodies for sure ;-D the VIP tote is always great plus it sort of makes a nice last minute gift too!

  • Maritza

    I would love to scored 2 things from the sephora black friday sale. Today is 3.95 in body creams at bath and body works canada and i have a 10 off coupon i might just take that deal today. Other than that my wallet hurts from the sephora sale…my excuse? Tomorrow is my birthday

  • Deb

    My birthday is on Black Friday and I have nothing on my list. Nada. I feel like I’ve entered an alternate dimension.

    • Carol G

      Deb, you are not alone! So far, the Ulta add was completely underwhelming; the Sephora offerings weren’t much better. I don’t know…I think I’ve reach the point of saturation with makeup. I have SO MUCH I can’t even begin to use it. Plus, I am getting older and I think I am really just over all of it. That being said, I do hope someone, somewhere, has the UD Born to Run palette on sale as I do want that but will not pay full price for it. I thought it was just me being in a funk, as in years past I would have been all over Ulta’s add but this year I feel like: I’m good with what I have.

      • Randi Macdonald

        I have to agree with you. I’ll be 52 next month and I look at all my makeup and I’m over it. I kinda wear the same neutral look most days. I’ve been working on a CARGO swimmables blush for almost a year. thats how long its taken me to use something up. We’re also moving from CA to FL in 5yrs and I don’t want to pay to move makeup. My goal is to really pare down my collection and use all my samples/trial sizes before we move.

  • Linda

    I am in search of a basic Clarisonic device. I am actually still using the original one they first came out with. I do not need any fancy attachments/brushes. It is tricky because I have been watching for TSV and it seems everyone is offering the deals on the upgraded versions.

  • Jane

    Glossier, Make Beauty and Em Cosmetics, if they do any sales.

    Otherwise, I’m just getting antsy for the new drugstore stuff to start dropping. I get so excited for that every year.

    • Isabella Muse

      Em Cosmetics is sort of sad now 🙁 they only have liquid lipsticks! Wish they would bring back the concealer!!!!! Me too! this is def the time for Spring 2019 launches at drugstore!

  • Amy

    My Lucky scent wish list is long,
    Vaniglia del Madagascar,
    Times Square Eau de Parfum,
    Ambre Loup Eau de Parfum, This Is Not A Blue Bottle by Histoires de Parfums,Hiram Green’s Slow drive are a few I’m hoping going to get testers of most my wish list. I’m buying Tokyo by
    Gallivant, and Hermetica Complete Collection Sampling kit from Bloomingdales. I wish I would have purchased FreshCannabis Santal during the Sephora 20% sale,next time maybe. I’m have so much fun testing scents. Oh ya, I’m also thinking of getting Opopanax Black Phoenix Alchemy. I just want to smell everything!!

    • Isabella Muse

      don’t don’t don’t on Time’s Square, if you’re wanting it because of the glossy lipstick note might I recommend Frédéric Malle Lipstick Rose? Or Replica Lipstick On! Or at the least try a sample before blind buying a larger bottle ;-D As for This is not a blue bottle is lovely well worth indulging in! Hey who knows Fresh might have a better deal on Black Friday ;-D I fear Opopanax is a little too overkill for me! I am a bpal gourmand h0r so I cherish the Halloween and Christmas releases ;-D Your list is lovely though! ;-D Also did you by chance see the lab on fire exclusive is on back order at Lucky Scent? I think I’m going to get two bottles!

      • Amy

        Thank you muse!! I was wondering about the lipstick scent thing.
        Yes lab on fire that’s one I really want. I’ll check out the Fresh website. I look forward to your reviews on everything!

        • Isabella Muse

          oh gosh my pleasure I can chat perfume all damn day! ;-D I do too! I hear it is amazing ;-D I’m tempted to get two don’t tell anyone I said that! Yeah, also, check qvc they used to carry Fresh and might be a deal or two there! <3!

  • kjh

    Zoeva BF. I really like ’em, brushes and palettes, and always wait til their sale, one order per year. Might score a mini Elson at S for BF, but S has pretty much exhausted me. Nothing in the latest round. Now, if has a threefer, might be in. Nars f&f, used to be the w/e after BF, early Dec, but everything is so fast and furious, you never know. Provocateur and the all red audacious palette. I need more of this like more hot flashes. Believe I’m done w/U for the year, and building up the bucks via the U card. I have zero interest in Kylie kits, which have taken over U new p.1. CP is looking good, hopeful of resistance. I have two aging eyes, 2 cheeks, 2 lips, and enough color for a few small towns. Rein me TF in.

  • Kristin

    Surrender to Chance usually does a 20% black Friday sale, so here’s the wishlist:
    -Serge Lutens Dent de Lait (sounds intriguing and I’ve never been afraid of the dentist!)
    -Montale Vanilla Cake (love vanilla’s)
    -IFF Speed Smelling 2017 Postmodern- Jean-Christophe Herault (I love boozy gourmande scents and this is supposed to be reminiscent of Grand Marnier)
    -Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit (appropriate for fall)
    -Olympic Orchids Cafe V (have been getting into coffee scents)
    -MMM By the Fireplace (perfect for winter)
    -Les Nereides Douceur de Vanille (described as a creamy gourmand vanilla)
    -Ecco Bella Botanicals Bourbon Vanilla (did I mention I like booze & vanilla?)
    -maybe TF Lost Cherry?

    • Isabella Muse

      I have a pretty huge sample list for StC as well! Ginger Biscuit is incredible BUT the wear time sucks soooo hard! By the Fireplace is a totally awesome one ;-D You should actually blind buy it at 20% off at Sephora! great scented ;-D Please tell me how you like Olympic Orchids Cafe V! I haven’t smelled it yet!

  • AllisonT

    Its already been said….after 3 rounds of Sephora sales I bought a few Charlotte Tilbury
    makeup products & some hair products by Bumble & Bumble etc I’m pretty much done. Every year I check out the Charlotte Tilbury site. So I might buy something on her site. After that I’m going on a No Buy for 3-5 mths unless with exception if I run out of Mascara , lipliners or eyeliners will be the only stuff I will repurchase

    • Isabella Muse

      I do too because around this time of the year, around mid-jan, and towards the middle of Summer she has some fairly good deals on her site so I keep an eye out for good deals ;-D I wish I can ban myself but it never works!

  • Deborah

    Sad to say nothing for me. The only things I was looking forward to have not materialized! No Lorac Mega Pro this year or The Balm’s Holiday Face that palette they have put out for a few years now.

  • Chris

    Lancôme has Friends & Family starting today. I purchased the Ombré Hypnose Stilo eyeshadow pencil in the Cuivre color, the smaller bottle of Tonique Radiance toner & redeemed points for another Stilo pencil in the Monogold shade.