I don't know about you, but I'm so over 2020. As a self confessed shopping addict I'm a firm believer that black Friday should be a national holiday. I absolutely love a good bargain and normally I'd be in the trenches, fighting my way through the crowds in the bullring, only coming up for air and a quick bubble tea. Well this year, us serial shoppers have been put a stop to, but never fear, the internet is here and you know what they say... A parcel a day keeps sadness away. I've decided to cheer myself up from the news of being in tier three with a good bit of retail therapy. My outfit has got to be on point for downing prosecco with the dogs and pretending I'm at bottomless brunch after all and not saying I'm a living Saint or anything but when you think about it I'm supporting my local hermes driver so you know, he's welcome...
If you're looking for your Christmas shopping bargains or just fancy treating yourself (you've made it through lockdown without getting all Britney 2007 babe, you've earned it) then look no further, here is my black Friday shopping guide...
Regis have got an absolute bargain and a half. Loads of their hair products are reduced and if you spend £70 on already discounted products you get a box full of tigi bed head products worth £140 free.
TIGI Black Friday Box Contains: TIGI Small Talk TIGI Cult Creations Manipulator Matte 57g TIGI Joyride 58ml TIGI Manipulator Texturising Gunk 50ml TIGI Beadhead for Men Matte Seperation Workable Wax 85g TIGI After Party 100ml TIGI Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray 340ml TIGI Superstar Queen For A Day Thickening Spray Mousse 320ml TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier 150ml
Hairburst are offering 2 for 1 on their whole site which includes hair vitamins, shampoo and conditioners and serums, their bundles are also 2 for 1 so you can make some big savings.
Hello body is offering 50% off your shop when you spend £59 and they even throw in a free Coco gold 24 karat daily face oil. Just use code BLACKGOLD50
Look fantastic have got some amazing deals up to 50% off, this Estée Lauder beauty of the night skincare set is full of products worth £123 and is reduced to £45.
Isle of paradise have got up to 70% off their self tan if you've missed your summer holidays this year and fancy sporting a year round glow to your next disco kitchen
If your make up bag is in need of an overhaul superdrug have got this amazing revolution make up box reduced from £80 to £30. I absolutely can't get over this offer.
Set includes: Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette – spotlight Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette - Smokey Eyeshadow Quad – red sky at night Eyeshadow Quad – golden sage Pressed Translucent Setting Powder Ultimate Eyeshadow Base - medium 3 Eye Brushes 3 Exclusive Lip Glosses Rose quartz – rose gold Iced diamond – silver Chauffeur - nude 2 satin kiss lipsticks seduction – Pink/ nude Renegade – Statement red Bronze and contour palette Pressed body light Illuminating fixing spray
I absolutely love a palette, beauty bay have got the Jeffree Star mini controversy palette reduced from £27 to £13.50 and just look at the colours ❤️
The fragrance shop are offering 20% off site wide with the code TAKE20 it works on offers they already had on so some of the stuff is a real bargain, a few that stood out to me Calvin Klein eternity moments 100ml reduced from £75 to £26.40, Jimmy Choo flash 100ml down from £62.00 to £24.80 and YSL Rive Gauche 100ml down from £75 to £36.80
The perfume shop have got some massive savings like Moschino toy 2 100ml down from £85 to £34.99 and Flower by Kenzo 50ml down from £55 to £27.99 including a free pouch and body lotion. They are also offering 50% off a second item on loads of stuff.
A girl can never have too many bags right? Well I know I can't... There's loads of arm candy bargains out there, here's a few that have had me tapping add to basket:
Was £307 now £139
Was £425 now £179.99
Was £49 now £24.50
Was £234 now £115
Was £79 now £29 (£10 extra if you want it personalised)
So I recently bought my first "grown up" vacuum cleaner (meaning I actually researched, read reviews and begrudgingly parted with money for a decent one instead of my usual method of an Asda smart price job that I constantly moan doesn't suck). I got a cordless and I'm not going to say I'm in love with a vacuum cleaner cos let's face it, that's never gonna be me but you know, vacuuming is way less depressing... Anyway, typically, they are now reduced... Shark has got some absolute bargains and a massive £180 saving on their cordless hoover. They've also got a black Friday bundle of a vacuum cleaner and steam mop which saves you £220.
If you are in the market for a laptop Huawei have got some great deals, they've had their black Friday savings pretty much all month and I recently bought the matebook 15, saved myself £150 and they even sweetened the deal with a free wireless mouse and mini bluetooth speaker.
Very are bringing the deals on the electrical styling with this GHD glide hot brush and air hair dryer bundle with a saving of £110
Aldo this BaByliss curl secret simplicity hair curler gift set down from £120 to £49.99, I absolutely swear by my curl secret and this is a good bargain.
Pretty much all of the main fashion brands are doing some sort of sale... Obviously pretty little thing, boohoo and nasty gal are constantly claiming to have a sale on but I don't think they are actually any cheaper than normal. Pretty little thing are splashing 25p dresses all over Instagram but they all say product unavailable when you try to add them to your basket. Asos have reduced absolutely everything on their site, some stuff up to 70% off and theres even a small discount on stuff they never reduce like Dr Martens. River island are doing 25% off orders over £75, Dorothy Perkins have got up to 60% off, Debenhams up to 50% off and Topshop have 25% off everything. Simply be have 30% off everything, even sale items, new look have up to 60% off and in the style is all half price. There's some good savings at House of Fraser, All Saints has 30% off everything and selfridges don't do black Friday but they have got 'christmas comes early' up to 20% off.
I did vow to not buy any more dresses no matter what black Friday circumstances may arise, but I absolutely live for never fully dressed. Their clothes are amazing quality, investment pieces that are so unusual. They've got quite a few things 50% off and I couldn't have been expected to carry on with life as I know it without this beaut reduced from £79 to £39... My sincere apologies to my bank card... They have really got in to the spirit of things and made it an event with a full schedule of styling videos over on their insta all day and even a cocktail masterclass to lift us out of the tier three misery for an hour at least, not all heroes wear capes...
Is there a better Christmas present (or present to yourself) than a good watch.
This gorgeous Vivienne Westwood watch from watch shop reduced from £225 to £102
This guess watch from Debenhams is down from £169 to £77.25
If you're looking for a men's gift (or you are a man) this Armani watch is a right bargain down from £249 to £124.50 from ASOS
Food and drink
Most years the hospitality industry get involved and do discounts over black Friday weekend but this year they are obviously all closed but don't let that stop you. Loads of our faves are doing discounts on their gift cards ready for a cheap comeback dinner when we are released from our house prisons.
Here's a few I've found:
Marco Pierre White £100 gift card for £50
Eds Diner £50 for £30
Hungry horse £50 for £40
Toby carvery extra £5 with a £20 gift card using code ROAST
Virgin experience days have got great deals, use code BFEXTRA5 to save an extra £5
Groupon have got up to an extra 30% off local deals with the code BLACKWEEK
I love supporting small businesses so here's a few offers and discount codes:
The scent have got 30% off with the code BLACKFRIYAY
Cheeky gin co have got site wide discounts
Isolated heroes have site wide discounts
The cocktail man has 20% off selected cocktails
The CBD moisturiser that I swear by from cannubu is 50% off
Loki wine have got 15% off site wide
Johnny loves Rosie have 20% off site wide
Lola's lashes have 25% off with code SPARK25
Pick me up boxes 10% off
Bloom boutique have up to 50% off
Happy shopping everyone, if you find a deal that you are raving about please share the wealth in the comments and let me know what you've bought ❤️