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November 22, 2014

Indie Weekends: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Cheatsheet

- Update 11/22: Mad Lab Cosmetics' sale, and Aromaleigh's GWP info have been added.
- Update 11/24: Limnit Lipsticks sale, AFK Cosmetics discount codes (note: sale will be on the new site, link is below) and Notoriously Morbid sale details have been added. Eccentric Cosmetics and Innocent+Twisted Alchemy early sales are now over.
- Update 11/25: Glamour Doll Eyes sale details, Midsummer Dreams Apothecary codes, and Blanche Neige sale have been added.
- Update 11/26: Geek Chic Cosmetics sale details have been added.
- Update 11/27: Savor sale info, Tilt/Shift Cosmetics sale, and Scaredy Cat sale have been added.

Some of you might not know this, but I used to work retail. I personally didn't mind working Black Friday for the first few years, because it was actually kind of fun. The day went by really fast, you got paid overtime, we got fed where I worked, and after a few hours the mad rush was pretty much over. Well, it was all fine until the year I had to work at midnight on Black Friday, it was starting to encroach on Thanksgiving and family time. Especially since I have cooked and prepared our Thanksgiving dinners for the past few years now. I am thankful I no longer have to work retail, I feel bad for all those missing Thanksgiving with their families because of major companies being greedy and opening earlier and earlier every year.

If you're thinking of silently protesting these stores that open on Thanksgiving, shop indie, online! I thought I would compile a list of the indie companies having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, along with the discount codes, new releases, and link some of my reviews from the stores I have personally purchased from. I'll also include some turnaround time information about how long I think it will take to get your order, and whether or not it should make it in time for Christmas. USPS is planning on delivering 7 days a week this year for the holidays, and since most indie orders are sent via USPS that should help with receiving your orders on time.

I will be updating this cheatsheet as we learn about more sales, so check back! I'll post what/when it was updated at the top of this post.

AFK Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Lip Products

Sale - Midnight Black Friday through midnight Cyber Monday.

  • BlackFridayMadness - 15% off all orders
  • BlackFridayULTRAMadness - 20% off orders $25+
  • BlackFridaySUPERMEGAMadness - 25% off orders $50+
  • Color themed gift sets
  • Wassail Collection - Black Friday exclusive limited edition set, 4 colors. Sneak peek is on the Facebook Page.

New Releases - Christmas on the Rift Collection (inspired by League of Legends), limited edition

Current Turnaround Time - 7-14 days

Reviews - My AFK Cosmetics reviews, I've already ordered the Christmas on the Rift collection, so look for that review coming soon. However, I may not get it in time to review before it's sold out.

Alchimia Apothecary - (Facebook Page) Perfume, Jewelry, Incense

Sale - Black Friday sale

New Releases - Yule and A Wizard's Fable Collections release Black Friday.

Current Turnaround Time - 12-14 business days

Reviews - I have not yet reviewed this company, but I have ordered a couple collections to review soon.

Aromaleigh - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Face Products

Sale - Small Business Saturday (November 29th) through Cyber Monday, limited edition GWP eyeshadow on orders $20+. Regular weekly sales and Monday deals will be in effect, with 6 collections for the weekly sales instead of the usual 4, beginning on Thanksgiving. (Clearance site not eligible for any of these offers)

New Releases - The Holiday 2014 Sol Invictus collection is already out. Here's my review.

Current Turnaround Time - 2-6 business days, but I've found it's usually on the lower end of this.

Reviews - My Aromaleigh reviews

Baroque Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Face Products

Sale - Black Friday, starting Midnight EST. 20% off entire order. Check Facebook for code 30 minute before. Cyber Monday, get free full sized eyeshadow with purchase of any palette.

Current Turnaround Time - 1-4 business days

Reviews - I have not yet reviewed this company.

Bath Sabbath - (Facebook Page) Beard Oil, Beard and Mustache Wax, Bar Soap, Bath Salts, Perfume

Sale - Now through Cyber Monday, use code SCUTFARKUS for 10% off your order.

New Releases - Winter collection

Current Turnaround Time - 2-5 business days

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Blackbird Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Face Products

Sale - Black Friday, Buy Three Get One Free full sized shadows.

Current Turnaround Time - Unknown

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Blanche Neige - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Lip Products

Sale - Black Friday, 15% off.

New Releases - Menagerie Collection releases Black Friday

Current Turnaround Time - 3-14 days

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Corvus Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow

Sale - 10% off and a GWP shade with code IHEARTREDDIT, valid until December 1st.

New Releases - The Year 3000 Collection, inspired by Futurama.

Current Turnaround Time - Unknown

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Darling Girl Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Glitter, Lip Products, Face Products, Primers

Sale - Black Friday event will be a 20% sale on gift certificates. The catch you won’t be able to use these until the shop opens up in January. Saturday November 29th, Flash Sales. 15 - 30 minutes each and will be starting at 25% off and tapering down to 10%. Announcements will be made on the Facebook Page.

New Releases - The Darling Whos Christmas collection has already released.

Current Turnaround Time - 20-22 business days, your Black Friday weekend order may not make it in time for Christmas.

Reviews - My Darling Girl reviews, and I have ordered the Darling Whos collection, look for that review coming soon.

Eccentric Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Primers

Sale - 20% off $10+ with code grandmabd, valid until November 23rd. Shop closes on November 26th for all of December. SALE OVER

New Releases - None

Current Turnaround Time - 3-10 days

Reviews - My Eccentric Cosmetics reviews

Geek Chic Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Face Products, Lip Products, Nail Polish, Perfume

Sale - Black Friday through Cyber Monday PST, 25% off site wide. Doorbuster free full size GWP on the first 100 orders.

New Releases -

  • Ever In Your Favor collection - (inspired by the Hunger Games) releases on on November 27th at 11:59pm PST.
  • Power Up Primer - Creamy wax eyeshadow primer
  • Moon Princess Guardian gloss - a vibrant purple gloss with golden sheen and shimmer.
  • Guardian of Venus gloss - a lush golden gloss with metallic sheen and tons of gold shimmer.
  • Timey Wimey Collection Tin - never been released in a tin before
  • Awesome Mix Collector’s Tin - limited quantities
  • Witchcraft & Wizardry Collector’s Tin - limited quantities
  • The Last Cetra - previously a COTM lipstick. Permanent.
  • Pumpkin King - previous COTM with limited quantities.
  • Pretty Guardian - previous COTM with limited quantities.
  • Hug Me - previous COTM with limited quantities.

Current Turnaround Time - 10 business days

Reviews - My Geek Chic Cosmetics reviews

Glamour Doll Eyes - (Facebook Page/Facebook Fan Group) Eyeshadow, Face Products, Lip Products, Eyeliner, Glitter, Primers

Sale - Cyber Monday sale

  • Storenvy - Buy 3 get 2 free on all full jars (so 6 shadows for $18)
  • Website - 25% off your entire purchase (minus collections)

New Releases - There are quite a few upcoming releases:
  • November 28th @ 4PM PST - 
  • December 2nd - 
    • Grease box setJoin the Facebook Fan Group to see swatches and previews. Set is permanent, but the products will not be sold separately. Only available as a set.
    • Liars Keep Secrets collection - Permanent collection inspired by the TV show Pretty Little Liars. Collaboration with Kiss My Sass Cosmetics.
    • Matte About You setJoin the Facebook Fan Group to see swatches and previews. Set is permanent, but the products will not be sold separately. Only available as a set.
    • Orange Is The New... set - Inspired by the Netflix Original, Orange Is The New Black. Join the Facebook Fan Group to see swatches and previews. Set is permanent, but the products will not be sold separately. Only available as a set.
    • Tattoo Parlor setJoin the Facebook Fan Group to see swatches and previews. Set is permanent, but the products will not be sold separately. Only available as a set.
    • That's Awkward. collection - Permanent collection inspired by the TV show, Awkward.
Current Turnaround Time - basically non-existent, but officially it is 48 business hours, with a few extra days possibly needed for the holidays.

Reviews - My Glamour Doll Eyes reviews

Haus of Gloi - (Facebook Page) Bar Soap, Perfume, Lotion, Body Scrubs, Hair Oil, Lip Products, Whipped Soap, Bath Bombs

Sale - No sale

New ReleasesCyber Monday restock at noon PST and part 2 of the Yule Collection releases.

Current Turnaround Time - 13-15 days

Reviews - My Haus of Gloi reviews

Hello Waffle Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Face Products, Lip Products (Coming Black Friday)

Sale - Black Friday sale, weekend long sales, as well as short flash sales announced on Facebook.

New ReleasesLimited edition Kitty Kingdom Collection releases, 20% of all proceeds from the collection will go to Etobicoke Humane Society. Only available from November 28th-December 1st.

Current Turnaround Time - 4-12 business days, but it ships from Canada, allow extra time to get through customs. Black Friday weekend purchases may not make it in time for Christmas.

Reviews - My Hello Waffle reviews

Innocent+Twisted Alchemy - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Face Products

Sale - 25% off $6+, no code needed. Valid through November 23rd. SALE OVER

Current Turnaround Time - 14-18 business days. Order may not arrive in time for Christmas.

Reviews - My Innocent+Twisted Alchemy reviews

Life's Entropy - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Face Products, Lip Products

Sale - Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Orders below $25 get 10% off. Orders above $25 get 20% off. All orders $35+ get a free limited edition mini lip theory called "Chaos", a fuchsia berry shade.

New Releases
  • Foundation Elixirs (reformulated) - White, Yellow, & Brown
  • Brow Theory Pomades - Blonde, Redhead, Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown, Ebony
  • COSMOS collection (available until 12/31) - Lip Theory Satin Lipsticks in Supernova (rosy mauve), Milky Way (pinky brown), Plasma (deep berry), Flux (rich burgundy), Blackbody (deep aubergine)
Current Turnaround Time - 3-20 days. Your Black Friday weekend order may not make it in time for Christmas.

Reviews - My Life's Entropy reviews

Limnit Lipsticks - (Facebook Page) Lipsticks

Sale - Black Friday through Cyber Monday. 20% off storewide, no coupon code needed. First 100 orders get a free lipstick sample.

New Releases - All mini lipstick jars are now in stock. Full size lipstick tubes will be available in 2015.

Current Turnaround Time - 7-14 business days

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company, but I have ordered a few shades to review soon.

Mad Lab Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow

Sale - Black Friday through Cyber Monday, 20% off entire order, plus GWP on $20+ and $40+ with code WORTHIT

New Releases - The Metallurgy Collection

Current Turnaround Time - Unknown, but I think max is only a few days. My orders usually ship within 1 day.

Reviews - My Mad Lab Cosmetics reviews, and a review of the Metallurgy collection is coming soon, hopefully this week.

Midsummer Dreams Apothecary - (Facebook Page) Perfume, Jewelry

Sale - Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

  • blackfriday14 - Black Friday 25% off your order
  • cybermonday14 - Cyber Monday 10% off your order, plus a free mini for orders $20+

New Releases - Greek Gods and Goddesses Collection

Current Turnaround Time - 2 weeks

Reviews - My Midsummer Dreams Apothecary reviews

My Pretty Zombie - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Face Products

Sale - Thanksgiving day, 33% off with code black14

New Releases - Injurious Collection trio releases on Thanksgiving day.

Current Turnaround Time - 2-7 days

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Notoriously Morbid - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadows, Face Products, Lip Products, Nail Polish

Sale - Black Friday midnight EST through December 2nd midnight EST, 40% off site wide. 

  • A Murder of Crows limited edition set, only 50 made, and includes a coupon for 30%, 40%, or 50% off for one calendar year, $10.
  • Limited edition Santa Kissers Lip Balm Trio, $6.
  • Limited edition GWP on $10+.
  • Limited edition Lipcraft Gloss in Sparkle Horse, $4.50.

Current Turnaround Time - 14-21 business days. Your Black Friday order may not make it in time for Christmas.

Reviews - My Notoriously Morbid reviews

One Hand Washes the Other - (Twitter) Bar Soap, Perfume, Wax Tarts, Jewelry, Body Oil, Body Butter

Sale - Black Friday/Cyber Monday, possibly 10-20% off. Flash sale codes on Twitter.

New Releases - Holiday 2014 collection

Current Turnaround Time - Generally no more than 14 business days, but allow up to 20 business days. Your Black Friday order may not make it in time for Christmas.

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Savor - (Facebook Page) Whipped Soap, Soap Bars, Body Mist, Lip Balm, Scrubs, Body Butter

Sale - Small Business Saturday (November 29th) sale, at 9:30AM PST. Some items 25%-50% off.

New Releases - Winter collection

Current Turnaround Time - 3-4 business days

Reviews - My Savor reviews 

Scaredy Cat - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow

Sale - Black Friday through Cyber Monday, 20% off full size eyeshadows, no code needed.

Current Turnaround Time - Unknown

Reviews - My Scaredy Cat reviews

Shiro Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Face Products, Lip Products

Sale - Black Friday, details will be posted on the Facebook Page on November 28th.

Current Turnaround Time - Unknown

Reviews - My Shiro Cosmetics reviews

Sixteen92 - (Facebook Page) Perfume, Body Wash, Lotion

Sale - Black Friday through Cyber Monday, orders $25+ will receive a 2oz Shimmer Peppermint Bark holiday lotion GWP (while supplies last). Codes below.
  • Black Friday, November 28th - 
    • FRIDAY10 - 10% off all orders under $25
    • FRIDAY15 - 15% off all orders $25-$44
    • FRIDAY20 - 20% off all orders over $45
  • November 29th -
    • DOORBUSTER - 9AM-noon CST all full size products are buy 2 get 1 free
    • SATURDAY - After noon CST 15% off all orders over $25
  • November 30th -
    • DOORBUSTER - 9AM-noon CST all full size products are buy 2 get 1 free
    • SUNDAY - After noon CST 15% off all orders over $25
  • December 1st - 
    • CYBERMONDAY - 25% off orders $25+
    • Flash sales on Facebook
New Releases - Winter and Hot Chocolate Bar Collections, my review for these coming this week.

Current Turnaround Time - 10-12 days

Reviews - My Sixteen92 reviews

Smelly Yeti - (Facebook Page) Perfume

Sale - Black Friday to Cyber Monday
  • BlackFriday -10% off orders of $10 or more
  • BlackerFriday - 15% off orders of $30 or more
  • YeBlackestOfFridays - 20% off orders of $50 or more
New Releases - Additional scents will be added to the Buffy inspired collection on Black Friday. Hints are on their Facebook Page.

Current Turnaround Time - 2 weeks

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Solstice Scents - (Facebook Page) Perfume, Whipped Soap, Body Mist, Body Lotion

Sale - Unknown

New Releases - Tentatively November 29th is scheduled to be restocks of the Autumn and Foxcroft's Autumn Festival collections, and the release of the Winter collection.

Current Turnaround Time - 48 hours or less

Reviews - My Solstice Scents reviews

Sugar and Spite - (Facebook Page) Bar Soap, Bath Tea, Perfume

Sale - Unknown

New Releases - Yule collection

Current Turnaround Time - Unknown

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Sweet Anthem Perfumes - (Facebook Page) Perfume, Body Lotion

Sale - Black Friday weekend, spend $20 and get 15% off, spend $30 and get 20% off, spend $40 and get 25% off, spend $50 and get 30% off, plus free domestic shipping. Coupon codes will be announced on the Facebook Page.

Current Turnaround Time - 7-10 business days

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Ten Three Labs - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Perfume, Lip Products

Sale - Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Everything will be 20% off with code TURKEYCOMA, if purchase is $10 or more. If you place an order over $5 during the sale, you'll get a GWP.

New Releases - The Grand Re-Opening Collection inspired by Bob's Burgers releases on Black Friday.

Current Turnaround Time - 10-14 business days

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company, but I will have a review up this week, including some sneak peeks from the new products coming Black Friday.

Tilt/Shift Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Eyeshadow, Lip Products

Sale - Black Friday, 20% off with code BLACKFRIDAY

New Releases - The Ashfall Collection and the Pastel Collection

Current Turnaround Time - Unknown

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

Uponaworld Cosmetics - (Facebook Page) Handmade soap

Sale - Black Friday through Cyber Monday, 25% off, no code needed, until supplies run out. 10% off $50+ with code IMAM10off50.

New Releases - All products are new, grand opening on Black Friday.

Current Turnaround Time - Unknown

ReviewsI have not yet reviewed this company.

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What shops are you planning on hitting up during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales? Let me know in the comments!

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