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Black Friday Cyber Monday Deals 2016! Incl black owned

 

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It’s that time of year! Holiday shopping! It is officially the beginning of the insane shopping season in the US.  This is a great time to pick up the items that you have been eyeing for yourself or for someone else at a discounted price.  Online shopping is becoming a bigger player in the game so there are sure to be tons of deals that you can get even if you do not live in the United States.  So….here are the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals… Check back later as I will add new deals as I get them.

Black- Owned Black Friday Cyber Monday deals

Jane Carter Solution

Date: Until 30th November. Discount: 75% off select products plus free shipping on orders over $50. Online at janecartersolution.com

J Carter Men

Date: Now – 30th November 2016. Discount: BOGO (buy one get one free, of the same price). Code: BOGOSALE

Anita Grant

Date: Saturday 26th November – Wednesday 30th November.  Discount: 20% off everything. Code: CYBER

Karen’s Body Beautiful

Date: Now – Sunday 27th November.  Discount: 35% off, $30 minimum purchase.  Code: BLACKFRIDAY

Bellegant Cosmetics

Date: Begins Friday 25th November at 12am.  Discount: Various.  Free shipping on orders over $50.

Shea Moisture

Date: Friday 25th November – Tuesday 29th at 3am EST November.  Discount: 30% off and free shipping over $25

Fanm Djanm

Date: Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November at 11pm EST. Discount: 20% off select headscarves, 30% off select jewellry, 50% off all clothing.

Mischo Beauty

Date: Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November 11:59pm EST. Discount: 50% off all polishes. Code: BLACKFRIDAY50

Oyin Handmade

Date:  Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November. Discount: 30% off everything. Code: No code needed.

Damone Roberts

Date: Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November. Discount: 30% off on Black Friday and BOGO on select Damone Roberts signature products on Cyber Monday.  Online only. Code: No code needed.

Entwine Couture

Date: Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November. Discount: 40% off + free shipping in the US for purchases over $50. Code: BIGBLACK2016.

Ixora Botanical Beauty

Date: Monday 28th November. Discount: 20% off of purchases of 1-2 products. Code: CYBER20. Discount: 25% off of purchases of 3 or more products. Code: CYBER25.

CurlMart by NaturallyCurly

Date: Now – Sunday 27th November. Discount: 25% storewide.  Code: No code needed. Extended one more day to Monday 28th November.  

The Wrap Life

Date: Monday 28th November.  Discount: Sale on selected styles + free shipping.  Code: CYBERMONDAY

Satin-Lined Caps

Date: Monday 28th November.  Sale: 30% off + free shipping. Code: No code needed. 

AJ Crimson Beauty

Date: Monday 28th November.  Discount: 60% off.  Code: BUYBLACK

Clovee Products

Date: Monday 28th November. Discount: 25% off + free shipping. Code: CYBERMON

OOO Polish

Date: Monday 28th November.  Discount: 30% off + free shipping on orders over $30. Code: 30NAIL

Other Black Friday Cyber Monday deals

DDF

Dates: Thursday 24th November at 6pm EST – Friday 25th November at 11:59pm EST, Saturday 26th November at 12:00 am EST – Sunday 27th November 11:59pm EST, Monday 28th November at 12:00 am EST – Tuesday 29th November 11:59pm EST

YSL Beauty

Date: Until 28th November. Discount: 20% off orders $75+, and complementary shipping, Code: PRIVATESALE2016, online at yslbeautyus.com

Cargo Cosmetics

Date: Monday 21st November until…. Discount: 25% off sitewide

Smashbox

Friends & Family sale: Discount: 25% off when you spend $50+. Code: HOLIDAY16

Illamasqua

Date: Now until….Discount: Up to 70% off selected lines at Liverpool, Leeds, London Beak Street stores and online at illamasqua.com.

Temptu

Date: Now until…Discount: 25% off. Code FALLFF

Camera Ready Cosmetics

Date:  Tuesday 22nd November – Saturday 26th November. Discount: 20% off. Code: BLKFRI20. Online only

Drunk Elephant

Date: Friday 25th November –  Monday 28th November. Discount: 20% off all products. Code: STUFFED

Kiehl’s

Date: Friday 25th November –  Monday 28th November. Discount: $20 off of $65+. Code: JINGLE

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Date: Friday 25th November –  Monday 28th November. Discount: 40% off sitewide

Paula’s Choice

Date: Friday 25th November –  Monday 28th November. Discount: 20% off + free shipping

Urban Decay

Date: Friday 25th November –  Monday 28th November. Discount: 20% off sitewide + free shipping. Code: BLACKER

M.A.C. Cosmetics

Date: Wednesday  23th November – Wednesday 30th November. Discount: 40% off select trend shades and limited edition colours.  In store and online at http://bit.ly/MACGoodbyesUS

Gleam by Melanie Mills

Date: Thursday 24th November – Monday 28th November.  Discount: 50% off regularly priced merchandise + free shipping in the US and Canada on orders over $50. Code: GOBBLE16

Barielle

Date: Now – Friday 25th November. Discount: 35% off sitewide plus free shipping. Code: BLACKFRIDAY2016

Senna Cosmetics

Date: Wednesday 23rd November – Monday 28th November. Discount: 25% off. Code: GIVING

Mario Badescu

Date: Friday 25th November – Saturday 26th November.  Discount: 10% off of orders over $50, plus free shipping.  Code: FRIDAY

MUD
Date: Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November.  Discount: 25% off plus free shipping on all domestic orders. Code: THANKS25  

Cover FX

Date:  Now – Monday 28th November at 11:59PM. Discount: 25% off. Code: TURKEY25

NARS Cosmetics

Date: Friday 25th November – Tuesday 29th November.  Discount: 20% off, online and in NARS boutiques.  Code:  TAKE20

Z Palette

Date: Thursday 24th November – Monday 28th November.  Discount: 30% off all Z palettes.  

Curlformers

Date: Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November. Discount: 20% all orders.  Code: NO code needed.

Peach & Lily

Date:  Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November. Discount: 30% off everything. Code: GIVETHANKS30

Brigeo Hair Care

Date:  Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November. Discount: 15% off + free shipping $60+. Code: BLACKFRIDAY

Orly

Date:  Friday 25th November only. Discount: 40% off everything. Code: No code

ColourPop Cosmetics

Date: Monday 28th November. Discount: 20% off. Code: No code needed

Skyn Iceland

Date: Monday 28th November. Discount: 30% off. Code: No code needed.

Pixi Beauty 

Date: Monday 28th November. Discount: 30% off. Code: No code neeed.

Ardency Inn

Date: Monday 28th November.  Discount: 30% off.  Code: CYBERMONDAY

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RECAP: The Makeup Show NYC 2016 in photos

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Another year, another amazing event! The Makeup Show NYC just ended a few weeks ago and what an event it was! I love going to this! This pro-only trade show is an amazing opportunity to meet other professionals in the makeup artistry industry as well as many of the brands that have been supporting professional artists for years.  There are a number of things that I loved about this event this year:

Things I loved

  1. The amazing educational classes – this is a wealth of information and it was a great event to learn about the current and upcoming trends – not just what is popular on YouTube, but what artist are doing in editorial, bridal and SFX.
  2. The focus on skincare – Skin is in! Without an amazing canvas/base, you won’t have an amazing finished product! Makeup does not cover everything.
  3. New and exciting product innovation and launches – Folks out there are really doing some incredible things with makeup and tools! The next few months will be super exciting, especially when it comes to mascaras…so many to try from Ardency Inn, tarte, Senna, Charlotte Tilbury etc! Just wait to see what MUFE has coming this summer!
  4. Embracing smaller brands – this is cool…there were a number of small entrepreneurial companies featured at TMS, who are doing their own thing to shake up the industry, proving that you don’t have to be a global conglomerate to make a difference, which leads me to my last point…
  5. The acknowledgement of the need or the necessity of the industry to fully embrace diversity – It is 2016 and many makeup artists still don’t carry around a kit catering to global skin tones and many companies still find it difficult to create properly balanced foundations for people of colour. Thanks to James Vincent, director of Artistry, for leading an amazing panel.  Also thanks to the organizers of TMS for bringing on so many, lesser known brands founded by people of colour! I was especially excited seeing The Lip Bar.  More on them in a later post!

Anyway, here are some photos of the artistry, the colour and the beauty of makeup.  As usual, the body painting was phenomenal!  Let me know what you think! I will be talking, in future posts, about some of the new goodies that I discovered while there…..get hyped!

The Pictures!

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Dani Fonseca for TEMPTU Pro demonstrating the new portable airbrush, the Airpod Pro. This is a game changer!

 

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Body painting by Graftobian Makeup! How stunning!

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Gorgeous POC friendly powders from Danessa Myricks Beauty

 

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The new Water Blend Face & Body Foundation from Make Up For Ever. It’s 80% water. Debuting in June 2016.

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The so adorable makeup artist Esteban at the Kevyn Aucoin booth!

 

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Black women owned lipstick brand! and it’s vegan! #TheLipBar

 

 

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Gorgeous colours! Waterproof kohl pencils by blackUp! Cosmetics

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James Vincent leading a diverse panel on diversity in artistry

 

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Mick Rock, iconic photographer, responsible for helping shape the image of rock

See more more pictures below…let me know what you think!

Laters!

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REVIEW: Camille Rose Style Setter Hydrating Creme Deluxe

 

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Today I am reviewing a product that is new to me from the Camille Rose Coconut Water line. It is the Camille Rose Style Setter Hydrating Creme Deluxe.

Camille Rose Style Setter review

Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Style Setter Hydrating Creme Deluxe

I have heard about the Camille Rose Naturals line for a long time, but I was attracted to the idea of using coconut water for hydration. Coconut water has been used in tropical climates for years.

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THE DETAILS

The Style Setter is described as having superior hydrating, thirst quenching coconut water and aloe vera juice combined with tropical butters to deeply penetrate and provide maximum moisture and shine. This is an all-natural product, with a short ingredient list that also includes coconut oil, and a number of fruit extracts. It’s a white cream that melts easily into the hands and hair without feeling greasy. It also has a light coconut scent, but a real coconut scent that is not overpowering or prominent.

Camile Rose Style Setter review

The creme

I actually created a video review on this product. Check it out below, but I have some additional thoughts on the product.

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NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture by Sundial Brands

This is major news! Sundial Brands (the company behind SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage) is launching a prestige haircare line, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, that will be available at Sephora on March 4th!  This is a big deal considering that even though the options for natural hair and those with kinky/coily/curly textures have increased dramatically over the last 5-10 years, most of the products are not considered prestige.  They are not the kind of products that are considered ‘luxurious’ enough to be found at a salon or a specialty retail store (although, I don’t know why??)

Anyway, this news makes me quite happy as it brings together the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, who is the America’s first self-made millionaire, with the modern desire to have high-quality natural-based products for persons of colour.

(All information via PR):

Sundial Brands, a leading skincare and haircare manufacturer renowned for its innovative use of high-quality, culturally authentic natural ingredients, today announced the company’s first prestige haircare launch – Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture. Building on the life, legacy and impact of the ground-breaking Madam C.J. Walker – visionary entrepreneur, philanthropist and America’s first female self-made millionaire – the four-collection, 25 SKU line launches exclusively in Sephora stores and on Sephora.com on March 4, 2016.

Serving today’s woman according to her specific hair texture needs, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture’s product solutions contain all new formulations created with the highest quality natural ingredients – including first-to-market dual oil encapsulations – and performance-driven innovation to inspire every woman to be unapologetic in the expression of her individual beauty – whether kinky, coily, curly, wavy, or straight/heat-styled.  The treatment collection is designed for all hair types to help restore and maintain health. 

“Madam C.J. Walker was the first person to devise and scale a business model that addressed the haircare and beauty needs of women of color, while also challenging the myopic ideals of the beauty industry at that time,” said Richelieu Dennis, CEO of Sundial Brands.  “Today, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture is poised to challenge those same ideals in the prestige category with our revolutionary new products and cutting edge formulations that provide women with any hair texture with a new standard of beauty – their own.  In partnering with Sephora, this launch represents another step forward in our rich history and continues Madam C.J. Walkers’ legacy to help every woman feel confident to embark on the life she desires. 

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It’s also a dream come true not just for us, but for the millions of women who have been touched by the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker and the millions more who will be inspired to reach their own levels of greatness by hearing her story.  We aim to give this brand back to the world in the elevated, iconic manner deserving of a woman who defied the limitations of her time and accomplished what no American woman had done before – in haircare, beauty or business.  That spirit of audacity, inspiration, empowerment and ingenuity still lives in women today and is reflected in every part of this brand.”

“Greatness begins with confidence. Powerful. Beautiful. You.”

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NARS Beauty NYFW AW16 Lookbook: Creatures Of The Wind

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Image via NARS PR. The look: Creatures of the Wind FS. That hair too!

 

All info via PR

THE INSPIRATION

“I was inspired by a young Hispanic girl in New York. She’s really confident and likes herself –  she doesn’t entertain all the makeup tricks “contour, foundation & powder” she goes straight for a strong lip. This is a sophisticated update on the heavily-lined lip from the 90’s. I played with the color and application on the lips, kept the rest of the face clean and bare, and brushed gloss through her brows to keep it young. It’s beauty with attitude.”
—Mark Carrasquillo for NARS Cosmetics

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Mark Carrasquillo for NARS, AW16 NYFW

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Creatures of the Wind AW16, NYFW

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