These finds are kinda holiday, but 100% fun! I mentioned before that Black Friday is one of my favorite shopping days. I am not one of those crazy women throwing elbows and fighting over a big screen television, but I enjoy the family time. Every since I was a girl my mom, sister and I would shop on Black Friday and that tradition has continued on now that I am an adult. We don’t get to shop with each other that much during the rest of the year so we always look forward to getting out on Black Friday in search of specific items.
This year my list was pretty short, but I did make a point to look for new cosmetics. I always love my drugstore beauty finds, but I wanted to look for items that would wear better than the stuff in my makeup bag. I usually always shop Sephora if I have the option, but I was thrilled to hit up Ulta on Black Friday with my mom. We arrived at Ulta around 11:45pm on Thanksgiving night and it was perfect. The crowds were light and everything had just been restocked. I knew I wanted a new eye shadow palette and better dry shampoo. I also knew I wasn’t going to allow myself to leave with more than one lip product. I love lip sticks and glosses and stains and have so many already.
After a recommendation from my sister I picked up this dry shampoo and then added hairspray to my bag too. They were buy one get one 50% off. I was pleased. I’ve used them both numerous times and am so happy with my purchases!
This Trust In Love eye shadow palette from Stila is amazing. I love all the neutral tones, but really dig the pigmented ones too. The pinks are gorgeous. The palette also has a great mix of matte and shimmer tones. I think the only shade I haven’t worn yet is the navy. I have the perfect gold dress picked out to wear it with though.
I have been dreaming over rich purple eye liner lately and decided to take the plunge. This liner from Stila is completely wondrous. The color is called purple tang. The color is super dark and has teeny tiny rich purple flecks in it which makes for a great compliment for my green eyes. Since this is more of a night liner I haven’t worn it yet, but will be getting plenty of use out of on our Christmas Caribbean cruise in a bit. Stila’s liners are smudge and water proof which make them perfect for all looks.
On our way out I picked up a foundation brush and two small shadows while we were waiting in line. The eye shadow shades are lovely and I’ve been dying to try a foundation brush. I know myself well enough to know I won’t use it every day, but it would be nice for special occasions.
I had to buy some more candles from Kohls, but I was surprised to find a couple beauty finds when we were there. Read more about my fall candle obsession here. I picked up the mini beauty blender for $3 and the mini wet brush for $6. I love my full size wet brush so the mini will have a home in my travel tote. If you aren’t using one, you need to buy one right now! You won’t regret it.
My mom and I had the best time shopping on Black Friday even if it was so late. I don’t consider myself a beauty guru or a beauty blogger by any stretch of the imagination, but I love sharing this stuff with ya’ll! Everyone seemed to love the mini beauty haul I did about my fall faves, so I hope you have enjoyed this too.
What are your must have beauty items right now?
Do you Black Friday shop too?