Hooray – it is Black Friday Eve! Tomorrow becomes an online shoppers paradise and, if the internet delivers like it usually does, we should be set to see plenty of great deals and discounts on fashion, beauty, travel, smartphones, tech, gadgets, kitchen goods and electronics.
And hopefully, they’ll get stronger as we go into Cyber Monday, too!
Here are my Black Friday top picks just before Black Friday officially begins, as well as my tips and tricks for getting the most out of the sales.
If you’re looking to book a cheeky trip away, then there’s no better time than during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend.
Ski Holidays – there are some incredible deals on ski holidays if you want to keep in with the Wintery theme that’s currently going on right now. There are lots of latest ski holiday deals over at Mark Warner, so if you’re looking for a trip that involves white ski slopes and crisp frosty air, check here on Friday morning!
Thomas Cook Airlines: The airline are releasing a number of discounted journeys on Black Friday, with return flights to New York City from £349.99 and return flights from Manchester to Cancun for £439.99. You can find all of Thomas Cook Airlines deals over at thomascookairlines.com
Ryanair: Always known for their crazily good deals on flights across Europe, this year they are going BIG for Black Friday. They have launched a Cyber Week sale that lasts for eight days, starting on November 19 and ending on Monday November 26 – Cyber Monday.
They are also offering flash sale £5 flights to Europe, plus a 100% discount on all check-in bags this entire week. Check the Ryanair website each day to see what the newest deal is at ryanair.com
Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa. Was £84.99, now £54.99 from Amazon
A HUGE 39% saving on this stylish smart speaker, which seems to be appearing in everyone’s homes these days. Amazon Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control compatible smart home devices – you name it, this speaker will do it. A true friend.
If this is still too pricey for you, you can also get the smaller version, the Echo Dot for £24.99, a saving of 50 per cent, and those wanting something bigger can grab the Echo Plus (with a Philips Hue smart light included) for £109.99, a saving of £44.99. Head to Amazon to see!
Google Home Mini: Was £49, now £29 from Currys
If Amazon isn’t your bag, but you still fancy a smart speaker, the Google Home Mini is an ideal little companion to have around the home. You can ask it any question you can think of, and, with the full power of the world’s biggest search engine behind it, you can be sure it’ll find you the answer. At the moment, all Google Home products, including this one, come with six months of YouTube Premium for free, so you can browse YouTube to your heart’s content without ever seeing an advert!
And now here’s a list of my fave beauty and fashion retailer deals I’ve spotted online! Happy shopping!
The original GHD IV styler: Was £109, Now £76.30 from ghd
For years, ghd have been near-synonymous with hair styling tools and this is where it all began. The ‘original’ (also known as the IV) uses ceramic heat technology to straighten and style hair at the optimum temperature. The iconic styler is simple to use, features an automatic sleep mode to switch off safely if left heated for too long, boasts universal voltage (making it a great travel companion), and is now cheaper than ever.
Beauty Bay: The site for beauty insiders, Beauty Bay has already started slashing prices across its site, with up to 30% off everything. Yep, everything. Think mega-cheap Mario Badescu skincare, Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes and Isle of Paradise fake tan.
German-born brand Zoeva offers professional quality brushes and makeup with an extensive colour range and the label is treating its fans to 25 per cent off all cosmetics on its website on Black Friday with permanent free shipping launching on Cyber Monday.
Skincare obsessives will love this. For Black Friday, Elemis is offering a 25% discount on its full-sized variations of skincare and body care. From November 22-26, you can shop its skincare heroes from the likes of its Frangipani and Pro-Collagen ranges.
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“I love using this balm in the bath. I feel like I am having a spa experience and it is a real treat. I massage the balm into my face and after 10 mins I put the warm face cloth on my face and practice deep breathing like it says in the instructions. The whole experience is so relaxing and gives me a sense of well-being. The aroma is lovely and the the oils leave me feeling relaxed. I feel like every last trace of make up is removed and skin is glowing. My favourite cleansing product by far!” Lesley, UK. 📸 @el_mika
Beauty Advent Calendars
ICONIC London advent calendar – now: £94 with the code ‘ADVENT’, was: £120
Soap & Glory It’s In The Calendar Gift £20 from Boots. Buy from November 23-30 *On sale from £40
Sleek Make Up Can’t Wait Another Day Advent Calendar, £17.50 at Boots. Buy from November 23-30 *On sale from £35
Jack Wills Advent Calendar Gift Set, £17.50 at Boots. Buy from November 23-30 *On sale from £35
REN Skincare: From Friday 23- Sunday 25, REN will have 25% off all their skincare. Plus, if you spend £50, you’ll receive a best-selling product up to the value of £35 for free.
Feel Unique: Feel Unique is offering a ton of deals through the Black Friday weekend, with discounts like 30% and 40% off hero brands. There’s a third off Vichy skincare, John Frieda and 40% off Anastasia Beverly Hills. Also, if you spend over £100 on the site, they’ll throw in a free gift bag worth £100.
ASOS: ASOS is now offering 20 per cent across everything on its site. ASOS hosts more than 850 brands, as well as its own clothing, accessories and beauty line.
AllSaints: AllSaints is offering 30 per cent across everything on its site. Its leather jackets are particularly coveted.
Hobbs: Get 20 per cent off everything on the Hobbs website right now. Plus, £30 off some of their skirts.
New Look: There’s up to 50% off everything on the New Look site.
Nike: Get an extra 30% off already reduced shoes and sports clothes on Thursday and Friday. There will be new items on sale on both days