If the Black Friday savings were a bit underwhelming, maybe some of the following Cyber Monday offers will make up for it? Here's a selection of what's happening for Canadians today, as well as some US sales worth checking out...
cyber monday beauty deals: sephora canada and sephora
Sephora Canada: use code SHIPFREE to get free shipping on a minimum sephora.ca spend of $25 CAN. As well, new blockbuster collections and sets have been added to the sale lineup. Look for value sets from Bite, Make Up For Ever, Tarte and Smashbox, as well as range of $13-or-less CAN items ideal for stocking stuffers.
Bonus: Free with a $25 CAN purchase for sephora.ca beauty insiders, a full-sized Sephora sheet mask plus seven mystery samples (use code SURPRIS3). All offers end at midnight tonight.
Sephora US: use code SHIPNOW for free shipping on a minimum sephora.com bill of $25 US. You've got new stuff on offer, too, including a $15 US 12-oz bottle of Philosophy Purity cleanser, and an OMG YSL Iconic Lip Wardrobe that is sadly not available to Canadian shoppers – waaaah!
Just like the Canadian side, with a $25 purchase and the code SURPRIS3 beauty insiders score a free facial sheet mask plus seven mystery samples.
cyber monday beauty deals: mac cosmetics
Canadians can get what seems to be 25% off on MAC Cosmetics, including the limited-edition holiday sets via thebay.com. The site says only 10% off cosmetics and fragrance, but the MAC savings appear to be higher. For instance, this MAC Irresistibly Charming Lip Gloss set in Violet is regularly $42 on sale for $31.50.
As well, thebay.com is offering up to 50% off on a ton of non-beauty merch, plus an additional $25 CAN savings if you spend $175+ CAN. And shipping is free. Code: CYBER.
In the US, at nordstrom.com, savings in beauty and fragrance are up to 40%. The Cyber Monday MAC Cosmetics deal is indeed 25% off and includes holiday limited-editions as well as those gorgeous 15x Eyeshadow Palettes I can't help coveting even though I don't wear much eyeshadow.
cyber monday beauty deals: the body shop
The Body Shop Canada is offering up to 50% off select items at thebodyshop.ca plus free shipping if you spend a minimum of $40.
In the US, thebodyshop.com is offering 50% off select items plus free shipping.
cyber monday beauty deals: kiehls
In the US, Kiehls is offering 5 deluxe-size favourites free and free shipping on any purchase. Code is also CYBER at kiehls.com.
cyber monday deals: birchbox
In Canada, at birchbox.ca, save 25% on your $45 CAN purchase when you use the code PARTYON.
In the US, at birchbox.com, PARTYON will get you 25% off your $35 US purchase.
cyber monday deals: anthropologie
And of course I'm still obsessed with the beauty section at Anthropologie (as well as basically the entire online stock). Today anthropologie.com is offering 25% off sale items (clothing and accessories) with code XTRAGOOD, and free shipping (no minimum). They ship to Canada, and yes, with the above code on sale items, it's free. Offer ends at midnight tonight.
Cyber Monday hasn't been a big deal in Canada for as long as it has in the US – and am I mistaken in thinking it's much newer than Black Friday in the US too? Are you a Cyber Monday shopper? Do you find you get better deals on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday?