Claire Saliu Makeup Artistry

Makeup Artist, Beauty and Lifestyle blogger and busy Mama.

Ultimate Black Friday Sales Guide

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There’s been a lot of buzz on social media this week about the upcoming Black Friday sales and it can be hard to pick out the best deals and sift through all the emails coming into your inbox, so I thought I would give you a round-up of the best offers out there, whether you are treating yourself or picking up some Christmas gifts or even picking up those Christmas party outfits/

I’m not a good sale shopper – especially with a toddler in tow – and I don’t have the patience for rooting through sale racks. If you are like me, then keep reading for some of the best of the online retailers who are slashing their prices for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

So what is Black Friday?

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S., marks the start of their Christmas shopping season and most retailers offer huge discounts. It is considered a HUGE shopping event in the States both in stores and online, and retailers on this side of the pond have adopted this tradition in the past couple of years. Here is the list of where you will find some of the best deals either all this week or on Friday, from department stores to toy shops to online retailers.  


Arnotts Department Store.

Arnotts is an Irish institution and a store that I always love to visit, especially at this time of the year. They stock some of my favourite beauty brands and a fabulous range of designers in their fashion department. And their homewares department has some stunning gifts and pieces too.

They are not calling this “Black Friday” but their “Christmas Mega Event” which runs from the 23rd to 27th November with 20% off almost everything from homeware, electrical, menswear, womenswear, kidswear, shoes and beauty gift sets. Offers available online also at

Lancome Juicy Shaker Trio Gift SetRituals Sakura Relaxing CollectionMolton Brown Hand Creams Gift Set


Up to 30% off every department and 10% off all beauty and fragrance. They are also running different half-price offers on a daily basis so keep an eye on their site for updates. Available instore and online at

Fiorelli - Taupe 'Mia' grab bag
(Above is the Fiorelli Taupe Mia Bag, Was € 78.00 Now  € 54.60).

House of Fraser.

Another of my favourite shopping destinations, they are running a 6 day event (up to Monday 28th November) with up to 50% off selected brands across womenswear, menswear, kids and toys, homeware and, most exciting for me, beauty! Offers available in store and on


French Connection.

Up to 50% off selected items – valid online from 4pm Wednesday 23rd November and in store from Thursday 24th November. Last year in their Black Friday sale I picked up a couple of knitwear pieces which I knew were really good quality but that I wouldn't have been able to justify the full price for! I'm hoping to do the same again for this winter!

Chicwish. are currently running their annual sale with up to 50% off selected lines and plus an additional 20% off everything with the code THX20. They are an American site but do ship to Ireland even with free worldwide shipping if you are prepared to wait a little longer! 


By now it will be no secret that I'm a fan of all things Tam Beauty! Their brands include Makeup Revolution, I Heart Makeup and Freedom Makeup and all of these are available to buy from the one site. They have already started their Black Friday sales and have up to 80% off selected products.  I particularly have my eye on this Makeup Revolution  Luxe Shade Blocks Rose Gold Gift Set - the perfect gift for a beauty loving friend..or to treat yourself with..It contains a lipstick, a lipgloss and a mini strobing balm too in an Instagram worthy rose gold box of course!

Makeup Revolution Luxe Shade Blocks 2017 Rose Gold  - Click to view a larger image

Blank Canvas Cosmetics.

Much loved Irish brand Blank Canvas Cosmetics will have 30% off everything online on from 9pm tomorrow Thursday 24th November. 

This is one of the places I do have a list made for! I can’t recommend their makeup brushes highly enough.The F20 and the F22 foundation brushes are the only foundation brushes I use every day,and the Pippa palette is a great multipurpose palette containing eyeshadows, highlighter, blusher and bronzer/contour powder. I recently received a gift of their Master Series Palette One and this is a stunning eyeshadow palette too. 

Feel Unique

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Collector: All Lights On Me 2.5ml - Black Friday Special 2016

This online beauty retailer is running loads of different flash sales, with a variety of limited-time offers happening every day. Keep an eye on the site and you might find a huge reduction on something that's been on your wishlist. For instance as I write this post, there is an offer running on this cult favourite YSL Touche Eclat - Collectors Edition in black and gold with the different slogans - reduced from €32 to €25.60. Available on



A must for lovers of stationery, desk accessories and all things organised - 20% off everything online using code CYBER20 at checkout on

New stationery at Paperchase


Heatons – 20% off selected items using the code CYBER20 at A great range of toys available so if you are buying for little ones this is rather good news. 

Argos - if you are looking for a new piece of tech, a laptop or a new camera perhaps, have some great deals this week until 30/11/16. There are tons of other offers available too so do check out their site especially if Santa is looking to save a few quid on some toys this year!

So that's everything I have to share with you right now. If I do hear of any more retailers running Black Friday offers I will update this post or post it on Mamavoom's Facebook.

If you know of any offers that I haven't mentioned please feel free to enable me in the comments below! 

Bye for now and happy shopping!

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