Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2018 Beauty Sale Round-Up!

It's that time again. Cyber Week is here once again. So once again I have my Black Friday + Cyber Monday Beauty sale round-up! I split the sales into 4 different categories-- major retailers, brands, Asian beauty retailers, and green beauty retailers.

The sales that are listed as TBD I either don't know about, or do know about but cannot post about until a certain date/ time. But either way, there will be some sort of offer going on there!

P.s. you can also check my post from last year to compare the sales and offers.

Last Updated: Saturday 11/24 12:30 PM

As always, reminder, just cause it's on sale doesn't mean you need it ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Worth the $$? Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm Review

Then I Met You is the newest skincare line by Sokoglam's founder Charlotte Cho! If you're not familiar with Sokoglam, they're one of the largest K-beauty e-commerce sites in the US and curate many popular K-beauty brands like Banila Co, Missha, Cosrx, and more.

Then I Met You initially released two products-- the Living Cleansing Balm and Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel. Sokoglam has always promoted double cleansing so I think the duo made sense as a first release. I was a little bit shocked at the price points because Sokoglam curates a lot of mid-tier products-- they have plenty of cleansers under $30 and $20.

But alas, I love a good cleansing balm so I decided to take one for the team and try it out! I justified it by telling myself I would review it for the blog, and here we are.

Beet the Sun to Beet Shield: Krave Beauty Sunscreen Review

Krave Beauty's sunscreen finally became available in the US yesterday so this review could not have better timing!! I was impatient and got it from Korea last month, so I've had some time to test it out.

If you haven't heard of Krave Beauty, it's a brand founded by skincare blogger/ youtuber extraordinaire, Liah Yoo. They launched at the end of last year and have since come out with 3 products-- the sunscreen being the newest launch.

Originally, it was released in South Korea with the name "Beet the Sun." Unfortunately, it could not be released in the US as a sunscreen because of our outdated sunscreen guidelines. We haven't had a new sunscreen filter approved since the 90s!! It's a shame because the rest of the world is putting out lightweight, elegant formulas while we are stuck in goopy, white cast city. Anywho, in order to be sold in the US it is *not* marketed as a sunscreen but it is the same exact product that's sold as a sunscreen in Korea. Capiche?

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Another Day, Another Vitamin C: Paula's Choice C25 Super Booster Review

It's been 3 months since I started using the Paula's Choice C25 super booster, so that means it's time for a review!

If you haven't seen my other vitamin C posts from this year, I've also reviewed Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare's Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum as well as the Soko Glam x Cosrx Triple C Lightning Liquid.

On a slightly off-topic PSA: I'm going to work on writing more one product review blog posts. This weekend I reflected on *why* I slacked off on blogging this past year. One thing I noticed is that I focused more on lengthier posts that focused on multiple products. With the rise of social, I felt pressured to save all my long-form beauty content for my blog and all shorter form beauty content for Instagram. But many times I have to chop up my reviews to fit into Instagram's 2100 character limit-- so here we are. Shorter posts naturally take less time to write, which hopefully means I will be blogging more often! (Even if blogging is dying.)

That said, I still have lengthier blog posts planned too! Coming before the end of the year are some sunscreen posts as well as a one brand review on Drunk Elephant! I'm sure there will be more in the works, but that's all I'm promising for now ๐Ÿ˜‰

And now back to the review! Disclosure: I received this serum as PR from the brand, but of course all thoughts are my own and I was under no obligation to talk about it, photograph it, blog about it, etc.

Best Skincare Holiday Kits at the Sephora VIB Sale 2018

The one good thing about the 2018 Sephora VIB stretching out soooo long is that bloggers have more time to procrastinate create content. In previous years, the sale was one and done in a week, this year it's taking almost a month! Like I said in my last post, I like this because it gives VIB and BI an opportunity to buy popular products that sometimes sell out during the Rouge sale.

The dates for the sale this year are:
10/26 - 10/29 and 11/2-11/5: VIB Rouge get 20% off with code ROUGEBONUS
11/9 - 11/12: VIB get 20% off with code VIBBONUS
11/16 - 11/19: Beauty Insiders get 15% off with code BIBONUS

You can use the respective codes an unlimited amount of times in-store and online, within the time frame.

My last blog post was all about my best of the best, overall skincare picks-- from oil cleansers to toners to sunscreens. Today is all about, what are in my opinion, the best holiday skincare gift sets sold at Sephora! Most of these kits feature products I talked about in my previous post.

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