Holiday Gifts Ft. Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

Oh man, tis the season and so far, it's been crazy. As someone who used to work retail, I know how intense people get when it comes to discounts and sales. I too, am one of those people. I skipped out on the recent 20% off promo from Sephora, because as many know, I'm on a strict no buy. Yes, I've bought things here and there, but my shopping habits have decreased tremendously the past couple months. 

With that said, I'm always a sucker for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Some of my favorite brands come out with crazy promotions and special limited edition products, and I can't help but get suckered in. All shops are linked, and the links * are affiliate links. 

Lastly, don't forget to use Ebates (linked) when shopping during the holidays. I ended up making so much money back last year, that I ended up using it on random purchases after the holidays. They always have double or even triple cash back during this time of the year. Take advantage. 

Updated 11/22 - I have separated nail polish from makeup/beauty to make it easier for those just looking for indie polish discounts. Please let me know if you want to be added. 


Lunatick Labs - I've been wanting to get their matifying powder for some time now, and think this might be the perfect time. They have 25% off from 11/25-11/29, code is blackfriday2016. I have heard nothing but amazing thing from this brand, and even want the Supernatural palette eventually, because I love Supernatural

100% Pure*- I am so excited to be sharing the amazing deals with you all. Starting 11/21 at 1PM EST, there will be 20 items for ONLY $10. I stocked up on things last year, and this was an amazing way to try them out. Use the direct link to the right or the one above. I already have my list ready. Please advise you need to spend $35 to unlock this great deal, but trust me, it's worth it. You can also use extra coupons, except new customer coupons. 

Harvey Prince - 40% off plus free shipping, with the code HP403. If you know me in real life, or have been reading my posts since I started this, you know that Harvey Prince is my FAVORITE perfume brand. I love everything they make, and they actually brought back my favorite, Baciami, in a spray bottle. You already know I'm getting it. 

Gunas NY* - 25 off all items (UPDATED 11/23), with the code HOLIDAYLOVE. They have gorgeous vegan leather bags. I've been lusting over the Cougar backpack, but of course I keep talking myself out of it, because I don't need it. Adulting sucks. 

Red Apple LipstickI actually don't own anything from this brand YET, but have been lusting and have a $50 credit, from a giveaway I won. During 11/28-12/4, there will be discounts, packages and deals throughout the site. We don't know what yet, but I'll keep you updated and posted. What we do know is that 5 lipsticks that are no longer available, WILL be back, by popular demand. 

Love Goodly* - From Black Friday to Giving Tuesday, they are offering 20% off your first box, AND you get a free organic tote with a bunch of beauty and wellness samples. Code is BF2016, and we already have a sneak peek at one of the items for the December/January box, Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss, which you can choose the color you receive, out of 3 options. This box was actually curated by Emily Deschanel, better know for her role on BONES and supports Farm Sanctuary.

Sephora - Every Black Friday they come out with these awesome kits that are usually $10-$25. Some are a bit more, but the value surpases your expectations. Some cruelty free/vegan brands that are a part of it this year are; Ole Henrikson, Milk Makeup, Josie Maran, Cover FX, Murad, and First Aid Beauty. I have personally tried FAB and Milk and LOVE them! Definitely get these if you have been wanting to try the brand out.

Cover FX - From 11/24-11/28 you can receive 25% off with a $20+ purchase. This is a well loved and talked about brand in the cruelty free/vegan community. I've been eyeing some things

Melt Cosmetics - There is a pre Black Friday sale starting today, as they stated select items will be 50% off. I'm excited for what will be 50% off, and what they have in store for us come Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They've been a brand on my list for some time now.

Southern Comforts - Allison is having a crazy amazing deal, you can get any 3 items for $33, from the following; roll ons, balm, bubble bath, lotion, hair serum, shaving cream, whipped soap, or scrub! That's so freaking good, that even I won't be passing that up. She is also having 20% off orders over $100. This is only for the direct store, her Etsy shop will only be 20% off. 

Johnny Concert - A brand I've been meaning and wanting to try, but haven't yet. They have a quad with a free magnetic palette for only $35. Not sure if this is through Black Friday, but I will continue to update. Here is the direct link, NOT affiliated, just doing the work for you. I was also advised if you sign up for their newsletter, you can get a code for 40% off and 30% off for everyone else. 

S.W. Basics - My holy grail skincare brand. The serum is a must have, trust me, it changed my life and I waited for Black Friday to pick up another bottle. If you read my empties review, you know it's worth every penny. While you're there, pick up the cotton rounds, the toner, and the cream. These are staples in my collection. Everything is automatically 20% off....and if you signup for their newsletter, you might get something special.

Dermstore - A website that sells a bunch of natural and cruelty free brands, has 25% off purchases, code is COUNTDOWN. If you skipped out on Sephora's VIB sale, or didn't get the discount, you can definitely take advantage of this! Unfortunately, the code doesn't apply to all brands, so please check here, to see if the brand you are interested in, is a part of the promo. 

Sibu - A brand that has been on my list for some time now, as it's loved in the cruelty free community. They have 40% off, free eye cream and free shipping. Use the code BLACK16 at checkout. I might take advantage of this deal, it's too good not to.

Schmidt's- My go to natural deodorant, not only are they giving you 25% off with code PRESENT, they also have a special edition 5 pack of their deodorants. Bergamot Lime and Rose Vanilla are my favorites, but this pack you get to try them all. If you use my link, you get 100 points, which accumulates to money discounted!

Michael Todd - If you guys read my shaving post from this summer, you know I LOVE the Michael Todd hair removal. Well, they have 40% off for thanksgiving, so prepare your wallets. Code is TNX40 and expires on the 24th! 

Butter London - On 11/24 and then again from 11/26-11/28, get 30% off sitewide. On 11/25 ONLY, get 40% off holiday sets. 

City Color - from now until 11/24 received 40% off sitewide, no code needed and if you spend $40+, receive a free makeup bag. From 11/25-11/27, get 45% off select bundles, and any purchase $40+ will receive a free gift. 

Gilt* - Oh my goodness, they have 40% off with code COUNTDOWN which is amazing, because you already get a great deal on the site. I've bought S.W. Basics and Common Goods on their and have seen some amazing brands sell their stuff. Lots of high end. 

Ofra - If you have followed my on IG and know me in real life, you know I SWEAR by the Ofra liquid lipsticks. Up until ColourPop's satin formula, this was my favorite. I own a bunch of them, and should definitely do a post. With that said, they have 50% off the entire site, THAT'S AMAZING! Stock up while you can. 

Luxie Beauty - One of the best blending brushes I have ever used, is from Luxie. They have 50% off with code cyberlove and free shipping over $57. 

Aromi Beauty - 30% off from 11/24-11/26 with code BLACKFRIDAY. I have heard these are some of the best liquid lipsticks out there. 

Brija Cosmetics - 20% off orders of $20 or more, code SHOPSMALL2016 during 11/25-11/28. PLUS, Gilmore Girls coming out this week, perfect time to get the GG collection! 

Waffle Cosmetics - Absolutely GORGEOUS eyeshadows with amazing duo chromes. 20% off all orders with code EARLYBIRD from 9AM-11AM on 11/25. After that time frame, discount goes to 15% off with code BLACKFRIDAY. 

Gabriel Cosmetics/Zuzu Luxe - a great natural brand, offering 30% off skincare with code Skincare30 and 30% off Zuzu makeup with code Cyber30.

Zao Organic Makeup - Starting now, site wide, 30% off using code ZAOBF30. All organic and sustainable makeup!

Black Moon Cosmetics - 30% off, no code needed and there is limited quantity of their popular liquid lipsticks in Libra, Purgatory, and Wrath. Black Friday to Cyber Monday, ONLY.

ColourPop - One of my favorite brands, has been doing a different sale every day. So make sure you sign up for their newsletter. On Black Friday they will have 20% off all liquid lipsticks, no code required. 

ELF - One of the best and most inexpensive brands, offering 50% off with code BLACKFRIDAY, on orders of $30 or more. Plus, free shipping. 

Mineral Fusion - Cyber Monday ONLY, get 40% off the entire site. No code needed.

Beauty Bakerie - Thanks to some friends, I not only just got introduced to this brand, but was advised that they have 30% off sitewide on Black Friday, 25 hours only. 

Nail Polish!

Polish M - Free shipping over $50 with code SHOPINDIE, and any purchase over $65 will automatically receive the Black Friday exclusive polish, for free. Fall 2016 collection will be 50% off, and fall cuticle oils, $4. New cuticle oils will be sold at a discounted price of $5 and the Christmas collection will be available, along with 2 exclusive polishes to this sale. 

Supernatural Lacquer - My wallet is ready and my shopping list is all set. All items will be 20-30% off, and there will be restocks of past polishes such as; The Kraken (you need), VIrgins & Gold (on my list), Yellow Eyed Demon 2.0, Purple Nurpled 2.0 (you need), Abandon 2.0... and 2 exclusive polishes for this event, which I am totally getting! Shop is closed until Small Business Saturday. 

Zoya - One of my favorite nail polish brands has 70% OFF. Yes, you read that correctly. That's an insane deal you DON'T want to miss. I'll be posting my top 5 this week, it's a one day sale, use code YAY on 11/25. Absolutely grab the nail polish remover while you're there.

Different Dimensions - One of my first indie nail polish brands, and one of the best....30% off with code BLACKFRIYAY. This excludes $5 polishes, grab bags and the exclusive doorbuster polishes (3 mystery polishes at $5 each). Starts 11/25-11/28.

NVR Enuff Polish - Small Business Saturday to Cyber Monday, 25% off with code mystery25. Lot's of collections have been stocked up and there will be a Small Business Saturday polish (LE). Shop closed until then.

Anchor & Heart Lacquer - There will be sunken treasures stocked up, 25% off from 25-26th, with code THANKFUL and the first 25 orders of $30 will receive a FREE full sized mystery polish (LE).

Drip Drop Nail Paint - 30% off the entire store, code SHOPINDIE. The first 10 customers that spend $25 (after the discount and before shipping), will receive the Black Friday 2016 polish FREE. Discount does not work through PayPal, but Jessica will refund. 

Frenzy Polish - 35% off the entire 'Black Friday Sale' category with code BLACKFRIDAY35. This is currently available until 11/26. Highly recommend Autumn Symphony!!!

Candied Apple Polish - My first indie polish purchase, no Black Friday, but Cyber Monday is amazing. 11/28 get 20% off any purchase of $10 of more with code Cyber20. All purchases of $30 (before discount or code) will receive a new surprise polish. There will also be a holiday mystery polish called Jolly and Bright. 

Ellagee - From 11/25-11/28, all orders of $20 or more will receive a mystery one time coupon code with their order. Limited edition polish available for purchase or free with a $50 purchase. 

Color4Nails - Whole site, 30% off sale from starting at midnight PST Friday the 25th to Monday the 28 11:59 pm PST with code Thanks30. Works on the whole site, orders can not be combined. Note orders may take 7-10 business days to pack and ship. Lot's of different brands. 

Madam Glam - 50% automatically applied at checkout on $60 or more, but it seems you need to create an account with FB or your email. 


That's all I have for now, but stay tuned, as I'll keep updating to bring you even more deals and specials with cruelty free and vegan brands. 

If I missed something that you know about, please feel free to share below, and I'll add it to this list. 

Happy shopping and happy holidays!