From me to you: thank you so much for reading this blog, and for poking me to start it, and for being part of this little (but growing!) community in cyberspace.
Right, so you’re all probably either getting ready to eat turkey (or approved vegetarian/vegan alternative), eating turkey (or approved vegetarian/vegan alternative), or recovering from eating turkey (or approved vegetarian/vegan alternative). In any case, you may not have the energy to participate in an open thread. But just in case, here it is, even if you just want to groan about how full you are or complain about how your mother-in-law messed up the stuffing.
Also, of course, SALES.
First of all, if you’re gearing up for some massive Black Friday wee-hours-of-the-morning shopping expedition and wondering if cosmetics and skincare items should be on your list, I’m saying skip it, unless you’re already planning to go to places like Target or Walgreen’s and need to pick up some drugstore items. Most of the savings on high-end skincare and cosmetics are online and those sales will be going through 11/30 or 12/1 at least, some longer than that (although you will need to order soon to ensure arrival before Christmas if that’s the holiday you’re aiming for).
I’m currently putting together the Foxy Voxy Guide to Holiday Beauty Gift-Giving and Gift-Getting, and that will be on the site shortly after Thanksgiving. I’m one of those fogies who thinks that shopping for December holidays really shouldn’t start until the day after Thanksgiving, so I have been holding out on that.
A word about the sales I mention here: Rather than filling your screens with every single “free shipping” or “buy arcane item X, get arcane item Y for half price” sale that crosses my inbox, I only post/promote here the ones I think are really good sales worth checking out. If it doesn’t seem like it’s really a bargain or will save you any serious money, I tend not to post it; since we’re all money-conscious, I’d rather just post the things that I think will really make your money go further and that will allow you to get really good products for less. I do update the Twitter feed with these sales when they come in, so if you’re following me on Twitter you will get some advance notice, but I also post them as blog posts with what’s turning out to be about twice-weekly frequency (so there’s still plenty of time to take advantage of them). We are in the height of the sale season right now, so after New Year’s there will probably be less to post.
If you see me skipping or otherwise failing to promote sales you think I should publicize, let me know. All right, onwards:
New since last post:
Smashbox: F&F sale, 20% off through 12/1, with free shipping. Code: SBFF9. (You also get a few samples from Smashbox when you order from their site, and they’ve just started a new rewards program in which you earn “Pretty Points” <cringe> with each purchase.)
Lancome: F&F sale, 20% off, through 11/30. Also, free shipping. Some exclusions. Code: HOLIDAYJOY2.
Giorgio Armani cosmetics and skincare: F&F sale, 20% off, through 11/30, free standard shipping. Code: FAMILY.
Kate Somerville: F&F sale, 30% off through 11/30. Code: KATE2009.
Korres: 20% off with code GIVEKORRES, expiration unknown.
HauteLook: Borba, 11/26. All HauteLook sales begin at 11 am Eastern time/8 am Pacific.
Kiehl’s: F&F sale 11/27 through 12/1. Code FAMILY gets you 20% off and free ground shipping on orders over $30.
Bobbi Brown: F&F sale 11/30-12/2 only; 20% off.
HauteLook: POP Beauty, 11/27; Peter Thomas Roth, 12/1.
Previously announced sales still going on:
SkincareRX: F&F sale, 25% off through 12/1 with code HOLIDAY09. • Skinstore: 20% off most purchases through 12/2 (there are some exclusions); use code HOL20. • Skinterra: 15% off, plus a mystery deluxe sample (that they say is customized according to what else is in your order) valued at $15-20, through 11/30. Use code NOV15. • BeautyTicket.com: 15% off any purchase through 12/14; use code DAILYMAKEOVER. • Tarte: 25% off through 12/31 with code ECOSCENE25 • Too Faced: 30% off through 12/31 with code LUCKYBREAKS