Helurrr all you gorgeous souls! It has indeed been a hot minute since I’ve been here and I owe my absence to my studies. Since I’m done with exams (for now) and obviously smarter than I was before, I’d like to share my Black Friday experiences with you. There is also a giveaway at the end, so please do enter! The giveaway details will be on all my social media accounts so you can also check it out there, be sure to follow the steps!
I’m sure you would’ve gathered by now that I am pretty much your average Josie. I love shopping (even though my bank account tries to discourage me, I soldier on). For my fellow South Africans, I am sure you would agree that the concept of Black Friday overseas is just astonishing! You can get everything you’ve ever wanted at a fraction of the cost and the long queues don’t even bother you. HOWEVER, the scene in South Africa is somewhat dismal in comparison. We were offered between 5% and 30% off at various retailers that were probably still making a profit anyway. That did not stop people from going batshit crazy at the idea of a sale. Watch out credit and store cards, you were going to be violated! I was so against the blatant disrespect that was Black Friday and stood my ground…until Superbalist sent me a very personal email and offered me 80% off, then Swiitchbeauty announced their Pink Friday sale and The Samika Store shared some very tempting makeup items that I had been eyeing for eons! I crumbled. Like a freshly baked apple pie, crust warm to the touch with apple sauce dripping all along the side, I crumbled big time. Heck, I don’t even feel bad about it haha!
Check out what I got :
Superbalist necessities (obviously)
Superbalist was like that boy you liked, but you and him could never be a consistent thing. So you went on his social profiles every now and then and sighed at what you couldn’t have. UNTIL he messaged you with a “Hey there gorgeous” and all resistance crumbled! I had crumbled. I literally spent HOURS going through each and every item going on sale, and it didn’t matter whether they were things that I couldn’t use – I was going to find a way to use a men’s size 11 converse sneaker. I was out.of.control. FINALLY, I settled on 4 must have items – a gorgeous little black top that would be perfect for a night out (paired with some skinnies and heels) or even during the day (with a pair of shorts and flip flops). The possibilities were endless. A grey mock wrap dress that had my name written all over it had to be mine – because it was on sale. Lastly, two of the most cutest sunglasses ever – a pink tint with gold frames and a silver mirror finish (both cat eye of course). Unfortunately, the silver pair was later canceled as there was an error on the website that indicated they had stock of the item, when they infact did not. My heartbreak was real people. On the bright side, I picked up a similar pair from Cotton On in Canal Walk a week later (they had a 2 for R200 promo) so you can imagine how excited I was. Check them out below:
Swiitchbeauty (Pink Friday Sale)
I had only ordered from Swiitchbeauty once before (I got the slaysfordays eyeshadow palette, which I love), but I do follow them on all the socials so when they announced their ‘Pink Friday’ sale, I knew I needed more makeup. I literally knew exactly what I wanted and checked out faster than you can say “Bye money!”. I got the unicorn sauce eyeshadow palette, the browbae brushes and the holy grail flashcase. Rabia is not playing girls! The pigment on these babies are AH-MAZING! Just check out how gorgeous they look!
The Samika Store
I’ve also only ordered from Samika once before, and a visit to her site on Black Friday was not planned at all. I was literally scrolling through instagram and came across one of her pictures, and before I knew it, I had items in my cart! I picked up a set of colourpop lippies for R500 (thats like R100 each!), a pretty little fan brush and the Mary-Lou manizer from the balm cosmetics (I have been dying to get my hands on this!). I have not been able to get enough of the Mary-Lou manizer! It is a very subtle gold highlight, but it blends in so perfectly and looks like a natural (but striking) glow. The colourpop lippies are a range of matte, gloss, metallic and satin finishes in very nude like vibes.
Moral of the story – have someone hide your cards when a sale is approaching. Jokes. I love my purchases and I get to give away some amazing stuff to one lucky reader! I hope you are ready for this one because it is my very FIRST giveaway.
One lucky winner will get :
- A unicorn sauce palette
- The browbae eyebrow brush set
- The Holy Grail flashcase
- The colourpop for fox sake lippie set (that’s 5 lippies!)
- These gorgeous silver sunnies
- The Tommy Girl neon brights fragrance
The rules are pretty simple:
- Follow me on all social platforms (I will leave the links below)
- Repost the giveaway image from my instagram page and tag me @Raeesa13 with the hashtag #GiveawayMG
- Lastly just comment on the giveaway image on instagram/twitter/facebook and tag 2 friends.
You can enter as many times as you like 🙂
Entries close on 1st January and the winner will be announced on the 5th January on all my social accounts.
This giveaway is only open to South African residents and has not been sponsored by any of the brands mentioned above.
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