Black Friday is a day that I’ve been looking forward to for a while now – whilst some people’s minds will be on Christmas at this time of the year, mine has been fixed on this day full of deals. I know that a lot of people aren’t fans of Black Friday, with email discount overloads and TV adverts galore – it can be rather annoying, but you can’t deny that some good deals do come out of this day! It originated in the US as a way to get shoppers back into the stores after Thanksgiving by providing them with amazing deals and bargains that they couldn’t refuse, and recently it’s come across the waters to us here in the UK too. It’s only been in the last few years that Black Friday has taken off here, and whilst we don’t go all out as much as America do, we do have some pretty good deals that are too good to miss out on – just don’t be one of those people fighting over TV’s that are only £10 off in ASDA…
Whilst you won’t find me making the trip to any stores on this manic day, I will be keeping my eyes peeled and scouring the world wide web for some amazing bargains (fingers crossed). There’s a few items that I’m hoping to find in the sales, as well as a lot of stores that are on my ‘hit list’ to visit and see what deals they’re offering. One of the stores I was looking forward to checking out today was Look Fantastic, so when I received their ‘Little Black Friday Box*’ I was really excited to see some of the brands that were going to be included in the discounts…
Real Techniques are definitely one of my favourite makeup brush brands, with the large majority of my collection being from them – all of which are incredibly loved! I have tried the RT Miracle Complexion Sponge before, and whilst it’s not my favourite makeup sponge on the market, I think it’s really great for it’s price point. Personally, I absolutely adore my Beauty Blender and rarely sway from this, however these retail at around £16 meaning they can be above some people’s budgets. If you’re looking to try out a makeup sponge like this to see how you get on with it or want a budget version of the Beauty Blender, I would definitely recommend picking one of these up! Especially at under £5, and with 3 for 2 across the range you really can’t go wrong!
Tangle Teezer | The Original Purple Crush*
I’m personally not actually that much of a fan of the Tangle Teezer, as I prefer my Wet Brush – it just seems to work a lot better for my thin, damaged, frizzy hair. However, I know that Tangle Teezer’s are definitely a cult type product when it comes to hair brushes, and a lot of my friends and family use them all the time. They are said to offer a pain free way to ease out any nuisance knots you may have, whilst leaving your hair feeling silky soft and effortless smith. You can use your Tangle Teezer on wet or dry hair, and it should help to minimise breaking, splitting and damage caused by mistreatment – I think one of these would make a perfect Christmas present for a loved one!
I had actually never heard of this concealer until it arrived through my door, but I feel like I’ve been missing a trick for a while, since a lot of makeup artists swear by this stuff – including Beyonce’s! I thought the little 5ml tube of this was quite small, however this is the most concentrated, thick, pigmented concealer I’ve ever tried, that I’m sure this will last me forever – you only need a tiny, tiny amount! I received the shade Medium Beige which is slightly too dark for my skin tone, so I’ve actually added a better suited shade to my shopping basket already – I really liked it that much! The pigmentation is so great that it easily covers all my acne and scarring as well as my under eye circles. I’m a big fan of this – I wish I had come across it sooner!
GLAMGLOW is apparently all the rage in Hollywood right now, and definitely has a cult status here in the UK for one of the best face masks out there! GLAMGLOW offer a range of different masks, but the one I received in this Look Fantastic Black Friday box is the Youth Mud Face Mask, which contains French sea clay and volcanic minerals. This is a unique tingling and exfoliating treatment that works for all skin types to tackle any problem areas and leave skin softer and renewed. GLAMGLOW should leave your skin totally rejuvenated and your complexion gleaming within 10 minutes, and should continue glowing for three days after application – perfect for the Holiday period we’re about to enter! I haven’t tried this out just yet, but I’m really excited to – I’ve got high hopes for this little tube!!
La Roche Posay are one of my favourite skincare brands, and have been featured plenty of times here on emilyloula. This is actually one product that I haven’t tried from them, but it’s targeted towards oily, imperfection-prone skin, which is perfect for me so I’m looking forward to giving it a go! Effaclar K+ claims to reduce the appearance of blackheads, mattify skin, unclog pores, control shine and improve the skins texture, which is exactly what I’m looking for in a skincare product. I’m a huge fan of LRP as a brand, and French skincare in general, so I’ll definitely be taking advantage of the 20% off combined with the 3 for 2 on French pharmacy today!
Eve Lom | Morning Time Cleanser*
Eve Lom | Cleanser*
I’ve never tried anything from Eve Lom previous to receiving this box, but I have heard a lot about their products, and in particular this cleanser. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the original cleanser as well as the morning time cleanser, both of which have pretty high statuses here in the world of blogging. So far I’ve only tested out the original cleanser, and I absolutely love it, so I’m very much looking forward to giving the morning version a go as well. These award winning cleansers are multi-purpose, suitable for all skin types, and claim to decongest and soften your skin, whilst leaving a highly receptive base for your beauty products to work with. All sizes and versions of these cleansers are eligible to be used with the 20% off code, but if you’re a huge fan of this cleanser, you can actually save over £110 when purchasing the 450ml size of the cleanser here – wow!
Along with the offers I’ve mentioned above, there’s also a few extra deals that Look Fantastic are running this Black Friday including the following;
- 3 for 2 on Elemis
- 3 for 2 on Kerastase
- 3 for 2 on REN
- 3 for 2 on Christophe Robin
- Buy 2 for the price of 1 on Alpha H Liquid Gold
- An extra 20% off on Jurlique
- Various savings on GHD’s
- Over £15 off Redken Pamper Packs
- 50% off Magnitone Full Monty Face & Body Brush
Don’t forget that you can use the discount code LFBLACK on pretty much everything at Look Fantastic this weekend, including on top of the deals I’ve mentioned in this post! I’ve just about finished filling up my online basket, there’s just a few more bits I’m hoping to get as I’m using these bargains to get some great discounted Christmas presents – there’s something for everyone on here I swear!
What do you think of Look Fantastic’s Black Friday deals? Has anything caught your eye? What are you hoping to pick up in this years sales? As always, I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments, and thank you so much for reading!
* The products in this post were provided for the purpose of this review although as always, all opinions and thoughts remain my own. For more information, see my Disclaimer *