I'm not sure whether the whole Black Friday/Cyber Monday thing in Canada is a good thing or scary, but either way it's here to stay. I did a bit of Black Friday shopping myself... and now there are Cyber Monday deals calling my name. Here's what I'm eyeing; do you have your own list too? #nojudgement
deciem cyber monday
If you don't already know from Deciem, know this – the company is all about "active" ingredients stuffed into efficient formulas at super-reasonable prices. For instance, in their The Ordinary skincare range, a 30mL Advanced Retinol 2% serum is $9.80, a 30mL Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is $6.80, a 30mL Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% is $6.70, and a 30mL 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil is $9.90. Yes, those are regular prices.
The Deciem Cyber Monday prices are even crazier, discounted by 60% for special sets from each of the brand's skincare ranges.
For instance, a Hylamide set of multi-ingredient compounds (as opposed to the simple single-ingredient focus of The Ordinary) includes 6 products – cleanser, face mist, anti-aging face serum, anti-aging eye serum and blur balm – and is just $49 (the value $131).
An AB Crew set of four products for him includes a 120mL shave cream, 70mL after shave, 480mL shampoo and 120 mL conditioner, all for $29 (value $84).
And crazier than that: the 30mL The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is just $1 until the end of today. Yes, one dollar.
Deciem bills itself as "the abnormal beauty company" and rightly so – in an industry that is all about ridiculous price markups, Deciem has gone rogue, focussing on well-known effective skincare ingredients at price points based on the real cost of the components they use. (Carolyn Hirons chats with founder Brandon Truaxe about that here.)
Getting to know Deciem's products requires a bit of advanced reading and googling; there's also a Canada/US toll-free number is 1 800.513.6088; use it! More toll-free numbers here).
NOTE: Deciem has an insane return policy. Even if you've used the whole bottle of stuff up, you can still return it for a refund within a year from purchase if you're unsatisfied with the product performance. Ask about it when you call the toll-free number for advice. (Also: free shipping, at least in Canada, for orders $25 and up.)
sephora cyber monday
Oh sneaky, sneaky Sephora! How do you get Black Friday buyers on board for more purchases on Cyber Monday? Offer them Spring-preview stuff for a limited time. Exhibit A: the stunning Nars Narsissist Unfiltered Cheek Palettes I and II ($76 each). #grabbyhands
I love a good how-to video:
Also available today: new Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Crème ($41); Tarte Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint ($24), and a whack of sale items that include discounted sets such as the Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette ($49 down from $75), the Peter Thomas Roth Skin Saver Kit ($33 down from $47; $128 value), and the totally fun and stocking-stuffer-friendly when split up Sephora Collection Kissin' Up Lip Gloss Set ($32 down from $49; $100 value).
Don't forget your promo code: VERYMERRY for a pouch of 8 samples, or MYGIFT for a deluxe sample if you've already used the first code.
ulta cyber monday
Once again ulta.com makes me wish I had a US address. Great deals include 50% off Physicians Formula; 50% off Japonesque makeup brushes; 40% off Strivectin sets; 50% off Redken hair care; the Urban Decay Vice Reloaded palette for $32 USD down from $56 USD, and way, way more.
amazon cyber monday
Lovelies, you can save $90 CAD on a Philips DiamondClean power toothbrush with rose-gold accents. You can also save 30% on L'Oreal Paris For Men products; as well, check out savings up to 30% on luxury beauty stuff, too.
Of course I'm obsessed with the Kindle Oasis, which is not on sale, and is in fact the most expensive, thinnest and lightest Kindle model. It includes an OpenDyslexia font for readers coping with dyslexia; "WordWise" that provides vocabulary help; the Paperwhite screen for comfortable reading anywhere; and a battery that lasts for 2 months.
more cyber monday sales
Aldo: 20% off new merch; 50% off a ton of other stuff
Anthropologie: 20% off plus an extra 30% off on sale items, and free shipping when you pass $150 spent – code is STACKS
Foxy Originals: sweet costume jewelry for 40% off + free shipping, and free earrings if you spend $100
J. Crew: 40% off and free-shipping with the code MONDAY
Redfish Kids: 40% off all fall styles + extra 10% off with code CYBERBABY10 – so really, 50% off some super-cute stuff (I'm obsessed with this site; got stuff for my smallest nieces here) and free shipping in North America when you spend $50.
Saje: 20% off everything including their unisex advent calendar and lovely ultrasonic diffusers
The Body Shop: sitewide 50% off plus free shipping in Canada, and a free gift if you spend $75+. Similar deal for the US: 50% off plus free shipping, and a free mega shower gel with purchases of $60 USD+.
What are your favourite Black Friday/Cyber Monday online sales sites? And are you familiar with Deciem?