Although I may roll my eyes at this rather odd celebration making its way to UK shores, Black Friday has become a shopping event we can’t afford to miss. It may originate in the States as a way to get eager shoppers back into stores after Thanksgiving, but it seems we don’t need much of an excuse to follow suit. Interestingly the day’s name is thought to have originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Later an alternative explanation was made: that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss (“in the red”) from January through November, and “Black Friday” indicates the point at which they began to turn a profit (“in the black.”) I’ve also heard that the term comes from the utter despair US stores faced after the holiday period, tempting their customers back with heavy discounts to boost their pre-Christmas sales. Either way, it’s now become a trans-atlantic phenomenon. Although there are tonnes of offers and deals to be had, I’ve picked the ten I think are worth knowing about – especially as we’re now officially in gifting season. Whether you want to treat yourself, a loved one or just see what bargains you can nab, here are the ten deals you need to know about tomorrow.
1. MODELS OWN
The bloggers-favourite nail polish brand are offering 50% off everything from Friday until Monday – both online and in their ‘Bottle Shops’. It’s the perfect excuse to stock up on nail varnish, buy a few cheeky stocking fillers, or simply feel justified in buying another cherry red when you’ve already got eight.
If you’ve been lusting after one of these handheld cleansing devices, then Black Friday is the day to make your beauty dreams come true. They’re offering 20% off all Clarisonics at clarisonic.co.uk tomorrow – a significant saving when you’re talking over £100.00!
3. THE BODY SHOP
Clevelerly elongating the Black Friday sales boom for as long as possible, The Body Shop are offering 40% off everything all week long. Just use the code 14670 at the checkout to claim your discount. It’s worth popping back on Friday too, as they’re offering a huge bundle of goodies worth £104.50 for just £41.80.
up to 65% off some of your favourite brands, including Real Techniques
who are offering their ‘ultimate gift’ with ten brushes for over half
price. They’ve got my favourite Scholl pedi machine, best selling
fragrances, electric toothbrushes and so much more besides. Take your time to browse and discover the bargains that will really make your bank balance happy.
Save up to 40% with their special Black Friday deals, with a new offer being launched every day this week. From award-winning favourites, to cult classics, there’s a special deal for everyone – and you don’t even have to wait to nab them.
6. FEEL UNIQUE
With a huge spectrum of offers available throughout the week, this is definitely one of the best places to hunt down a bargain. Including fragrance, makeup, skincare and more, they’ve even included a handy little widget that shows you how much stock is left!
7. BARE MINERALS
Not only is there 10% off everything in Bare Minerals boutiques on Friday, but there are also some fab savings online – including the Get Started Kit, which was £51.00 and will be £35.00 for a limited time.
With up to 40% off beauty instore, including brands such as Elizabeth Arden and Estee Lauder, there’s a definite reason to pop out shopping this weekend. They’ve also got up to 30% off all departments online, so if you can’t face the shops you can chillax with a cuppa instead.
a 99% saving on one of their electronic gadgets? Follow them on Twitter
(@magnitone) to find out promotional offers before anyone else. There
will be devices available for £1, £2, £20 and £30 (usually priced £70)
throughout the day – so get in there quick.
10. NAILS INC
Unbeliveable savings will greet you on the Nails Inc website, with up to 75% the usual price of some of your favourites. Their offers don’t just include individual polishes either – there’s a large selection of gift sets and collectors editions too.
If you scoop an awesome deal, let me know about it in the comments below!
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