Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Poll


Oh man. Thanksgiving is next week here in the US and to be quite honest I am not looking forward to it. It's not that I don't like the food. I LOVE the food, I just don't look forward to the day AFTER Thanksgiving.  Someone a long time ago got the bright idea that the day after Thanksgiving would be when all the Christmas sales would start.  Dubbed "Black Friday" because all the sales from that day put companies that were in the "Red" (deficit) before Friday, are now in the "Black" and showing a profit.  Don't get me wrong. I like a good sale. But the absolute frenzy that these Black Friday Sales start are insane.  I actually avoid the mall/shopping until after Christmas.  I just don't think it is worth it to mingle with the unwashed masses at three am to get a DVD player for cheap.  I don't need to fight with some crazed house frau over the last pair of merino wool gloves.  I detest the thought of battling Bob the builder for the last Makita drill set.  Nope. That is not my cuppa.  I know some of my readers do participate in Black Friday sales. And all the luck to you for doing so. I admire your ability to overlook the stress and madness.  It's just not for me.  However, I would LOVE to hear some of your favorite stories from such adventures. What was the best deal you ever got?  What was the most insane thing you saw people do to get a deal? Stuff like that.  This year, like most years I do all my holiday shopping on line.  It's  so easy to be done in a couple of clicks, but I understand why people love the thrill of the hunt.  Perhaps if I was buying makeup and perfume for everyone on my holiday list I might brave the stores.  Oh can you imagine having a 70% off sale in the cosmetics department at Saks?  Now THAT is something I would wake up at 2AM for!
On To The Poll!

1.  Blush Of The Day? - None. I'm home sick. But yesterday I wore Chanel JC in Pink Explosion!

2.  Do you participate in Black Friday Sales? (If you live outside of the US and don't have the pleasure of this madness, is there an equivalent sale that happens during the year?) - No. I don't participate...but I suspect that Americans are the only ones that do this sort of thing.  I can't imagine Germans or Japanese waiting in line at 2AM to buy discounted stuff.  Prove me wrong!

3.  Do you have any makeup items you like to collect? - I love to collect Chanel JC Blushes. I used to collect Guerlain LE eyeshadow quads but I couldn't bring myself to use them and figured it was a waste. At least I wear the Chanel JCs.

4.  What was the best deal you ever got on a beauty product? - When a store called Woodies was closing here they started to sell all remaining cosmetics and perfumes at a deep discount.  I snatched up a bottle of Coco Chanel Perfume (not EDT or EDP) pure perfume for 70% off. I was gleeful! The SA included a bunch of testers and samples as extras too!

5.  Latest beauty acquisition? - Murad Oil-Control Mattifier. It does not work for me. Which makes me sad sad sad.

10 comments:

  1. Here in the UK people go mental for the Next (high street clothes shop) sale. It is around 50% off and they used to only have it in January but it pops up a few times a year now. The shop opens around 7am but people tend to queue from around 4am! I don't get it at all, it's all the musty old stock they drag out for it.

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  2. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Chanel JC Pink Explsion. I wonder if my brain tricks me on wearing it every Thursday so you think I don't actually own any other of my 42 blushes.

    2. Do you participate in Black Friday Sales? We don't have that here. We do have sales in January and July, though and the first days are often crazy. I rather shop online then, and wait for the last days to see if I can catch good bargains.

    3. Do you have any makeup items you like to collect? eh, I like to collect the whole category! I go through phases and buy tons of e/s then tons of l/g then tons of blushes... and so on.


    4. What was the best deal you ever got on a beauty product? - my permanent 10% off at Illamasqua :-D

    5. Latest beauty acquisition? - Illamasqua brushes

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  3. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Korres Peach

    2. Do you participate in Black Friday Sales? It really did just dawn on me that I have never been out on Black Friday. I don't like being out with amateur shoppers, but my sister *LOVES* it. She plots it like a military raid. Online printouts & newspaper ads line the floor, a time table notebook, gps and she verify all cellphones are charged up for the troops (2 shoppers & someone to stand in line). In all honesty I am in awe of this.

    3. Do you have any makeup items you like to collect? - I love collecting. Right now it's RBL nail polish, I even buy back up so my collection stays pristine (ocd runs in my family)

    4. What was the best deal you ever got on a beauty product? - It's not the best deal but because it's so sought after I feel great about it. I finally got the UD naked palette for 20% off. ASOS US had it plus a coupon code. I ordered it before they realized it, later they raised the price by 20%

    5. Latest beauty acquisition? - UD Naked Palette

    p.s. so glad you are taking care of yourself. get well soon.

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  4. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Nothing, day off today from work.

    2. Do you participate in Black Friday Sales? Not a chance, I'd rather not buy something if I'm going to have go through all this craziness. I'm also offended some stores are opening up Thanksgiving evening (that's you Sears!). Be respectful and at least wait until midnight to open up!

    3. Do you have any makeup items you like to collect? - nope!

    4. What was the best deal you ever got on a beauty product? - Sephora had a special sale on a combo box of Dolce & Gabbana's perfumes The One & Rose the One. With the discount their individual prices were so low that I got a set and split it with my friend (who loves The One) and we were both very very happy! :)


    5. Latest beauty acquisition? - YSL rouge pur couture in Rose Stiletto.

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  5. 1. Blush Of The Day? -
    i just threw on some NARS illuminator.

    2. Do you participate in Black Friday Sales? (If you live outside of the US and don't have the pleasure of this madness, is there an equivalent sale that happens during the year?) -
    I used to, my aunt and I would wake up at 4am, get coffee and hit the shops. It was a good way to stock up on my winter clothes. But this year I'll be working a ten hour shift, so no buying for me. :/

    3. Do you have any makeup items you like to collect? -
    I've been on a palette kick lately with no idea why.

    4. What was the best deal you ever got on a beauty product? -
    I usually buy all my stuff at full price, I can't remember anything I got for a good discount besides my F&F order from Sephora.

    5. Latest beauty acquisition? -
    the Naked palette, finally.

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  6. Blush of the Day: Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Lilac, paired with MAC Azalea Blossom.

    "Black Friday" simply does not exist for me. Never has, never will.

    Makeup Items that I collect: It used to be greenish gold eyeshadows that never worked for me. Dear daughter has since intervened and now I try not to purchase "unsupervised" eye shadows.

    Best Deal on a Beauty Product: Bobbi Brown's Stonewashed Nudes. It was full-priced but that palette contains an amazing amount of eye shadow, and I use it with shadows from other brands as well as on its own.

    Latest Beauty Acquisition: I was good to me yesteday and bought NARS Le Petit Monstre and Little Darling along with Armani's Eyes to Kill eye "shadow" in Copper #15.

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  7. 1. Blush Of The Day? - None yet, I was late waking up so I didn't even shower before class. Not sure if I'm going to put makeup on, I like being able to fall asleep and not worrying about taking my makeup off.

    2. Do you participate in Black Friday Sales? (If you live outside of the US and don't have the pleasure of this madness, is there an equivalent sale that happens during the year?) - No, but I did work at a dept. store during one. Absolute madness!

    3. Do you have any makeup items you like to collect? - I think I collect all makeup, but I always go for light pink/nude lipsticks, taupe/gray eyeshadows, and I keep trying loads of foundations.

    4. What was the best deal you ever got on a beauty product? - When CVS has the yearly clearance sales. I recently got a L'oreal blush that is $12 for $3. Also when Stila has their warehouse sale. My favorite eyeliner went from $20 to $9.

    5. Latest beauty acquisition? - I just bught a Maybelline LE lipstick at Rite Aid, and my sephora VIB 20% off order arrives today with a Nars blush, Kat Von D lipstick, and a Nars eyeshadow

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  8. 1. Blush Of The Day? - R&R Bedroom thanks to a lovely friend of mine! (Mine got lost by USPS and Beauty Story didn't bother to do anything except say "better luck next time." T_T;)

    2. Do you participate in Black Friday Sales? - Not really. I used to go out with my mom and brother when I was still in high school and it was a lot of fun! Although we were never the crazy 3am-ers (though I have to say, I think it's gotten progressively worse and worse). A couple years in undergrad I went out by myself, but I went during normal hours and just to the mall. This year however, I'm going to visit my aunt and cousins and they're crazy for Black Friday shopping so I'm pretty excited!!! I'm not really expecting to get anything out of it (well, I'm hoping to complete my holiday shopping) so I think it'll be a lot of fun to hang out with them and have someone to shop with. :D

    3. Do you have any makeup items you like to collect? - Highlighters. I don't wear them that much, but I just absolutely love shimmer powders. I suppose I also collect blush but at least I rotate 80% of them. I also like to collect anything cute or Shu Uemura. I imagine I will be purchasing from their yearly holiday collaborations for a long time to come.

    4. What was the best deal you ever got on a beauty product? - Probably the R&R blushes I found at Nordstrom Rack.

    5. Latest beauty acquisition? - MUFE Full Cover Concealer. So far I like it! But I'm not sure I like it considerably more than the finish of the Korres one I was using earlier. I will say the MUFE one is way more cost economical though b/c the TEENSIEST amount goes such a long way.

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  9. 1. Blush Of The Day? - None at the moment, though I suspect when I go out tonight it will be MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush. Yesterday (which was actually Thursday because I live in the future) it was MAC Springsheen.

    2. Do you participate in Black Friday Sales? (If you live outside of the US and don't have the pleasure of this madness, is there an equivalent sale that happens during the year?) - We don't have Black Friday, but we do have Boxing Day sales the day after Christmas. These aren't nearly as crazy (no opening at midnight or waiting at 3am!) but do feature nice discounts.

    I'll be looking forward to some nice Black Friday deals from my favourite online stores though <3

    3. Do you have any makeup items you like to collect? - Gold eyeshadows. I really can't help myself >_>

    4. What was the best deal you ever got on a beauty product? - I can't recall anything too spectacular, usually just BOGO =/

    5. Latest beauty acquisition? - 2 Hi-Fi Cosmetics Spotlight Lip Glazes in Sweet Escape and Fame that I got from the owner's birthday sale ^__^

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  10. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Chanel JC in Tea Rose

    2. Do you participate in Black Friday Sales? Well we have the great Singapore Sales that happens for the whole month of June, I'm currently waiting eagerly for Cyber Monday.

    3. Do you have any makeup items you like to collect? - Blush, recently all things Chanel like JCs and Rogue Allures and Extrait De Glosses.

    4. What was the best deal you ever got on a beauty product? - My Urban Decay and Korres items for 30% off.

    5. Latest beauty acquisition? - Dior's Five Golds Quint

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