Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that the Black Friday sales are a great opportunity to nab bargains of the kind you won’t see for the next 364 days. And with the festive season hot on our heels, it’s the perfect excuse to buy up for the myriad of social occasions that are rapidly filling our calendars (cocktail parties, brunches, NYE - you name it). Here, the best fashion and beauty buys from some of our favourite brands - so you can be set, sartorially and beauty-wise, for the silly season ahead…
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LUISA VIA ROMA: CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY
Get ready to start the Christmas festivities with Luisa Via Roma, who are giving us an extra 20% off their sale items with the code RS1120. You can never go wrong with a sophisticated LBD (we love this beauty from Self Portrait). Finish the look with a statement clutch and tasseled red pumps – the ideal outfit for Christmas Eve merrymaking.
LOOK FANTASTIC: THE PRE-PARTY PREP
The festive season requires a lot of preening and pampering (think hair masks, self tanning, and nourishing skincare) – and Look Fantastic have got you covered with 15% off site wide with the code HURRY. Our choices for getting party ready? The new Skin Smoothing Cream from Dermalogica (it makes the perfect base for makeup), Christophe Robin’s Cleansing Mask (because nourished and purified strands make for the best blowdries), and St. Tropez Classic Self Tan (for bronzed, glowing limbs).
MY THERESA: BOXING DAY BRUNCH
After a day of serious overindulgence, light and breezy is just what the doctor ordered. My Theresa are offering an extra 30% off sale items this Black Friday, and we’re eyeing off this perfect Boxing Day ensemble: a relaxed linen and cotton dress, beachy sandals, and sleek shoulder bag to see you through a second round of feasting.
SEPHORA: THE GLITTER EDIT
We’re firm believers that glitter is totally acceptable – even encouraged – during the Christmas season. So get glowing with some glittery picks from Sephora, who are offering 15% off site wide. Sparkly nail polish is perfect for those wanting to dip their toe (quite literally) into the trend without fully committing to it. Opt for an eyeshadow palette boasting a pretty range of festive shimmers; or if you’re brave enough, a megawatt highlighter for the serious glitter devotees out there.
THE DAILY EDITED: PARTY ACCESSORIES PICK
The Daily Edited and their luxe crop of accessories are regular fixtures in our wardrobes year-round, but they come even more in handy when keeping us organised during the flustering festive season – so we were thrilled to hear they are offering 20% off site wide this Black Friday. Keep all your party essentials together (including your chic card case, and obligatory beauty bits) in one of their iconic circle bags – and then why not treat yourself to a new monogrammed phone case (an early Christmas gift, perhaps?).
Story by Tess Schlink