It’s starting to be that busy time of the year and in the midst of all the chaos, I’ve been continually reminded to focus on family and my own well-being. I’ll be finishing up my graduate studies (for good!) right before Christmas this year and I’m so excited to spend time with my family and friends without the usual school distractions and stress looming over me. While I haven’t had much free time to update my blog as often as I’ve wanted, I’ve had time to reflect on personal priorities and values, and what’s changed so far.
tl;dr skip to the end of this post if you’re just interested in my roundup of green black friday beauty and clothing deals.
This holiday season, I’m reminding myself to shop less but shop better, and to gift in this way too. Personally, I’ve moved from “stocking up” whenever I see sales or promotions just for the sake of the discount, and to only buy things if I truly need it, to invest in better quality things and ones that support missions or goals important to me, and to think about the lifetime of a product or item of clothing.
I like sharing green black friday deals because I think it’s a great time to encourage friends to purchase healthier, thoughtfully-made goods and products and usually, a promotion or discount helps with that initial step. I’ve found deals during this time of year also helps start that discussion with friends or family about why organic/natural or ethically-made products may cost more initially and why this is important.
Hazel & Rose always has well-written reasonings behind their mission and the content in a recent email they sent out resonated with me:
“We’ll never stop asking you to shop thoughtfully. That principle always applies, especially on the biggest shopping weekend of the year. So to encourage you to shop thoughtfully for the holidays, we’ve got an exciting sale.”
I also discovered and loved this well-researched blog post from Elizabeth Suzann where she wrote about her brand’s transparency and pricing decisions:
“I recognize that consumers need facts and information to judge a company’s behavior, and I want to continue to provide that openly and freely. But I also want to encourage customers to find brands that believe what you believe, brands that you trust will act as you’d hope they’d act – regardless of whether those actions will be public or not. After all – you are the heroes here. You and you alone will build our future by supporting what you believe in.”
What are your intentions this holiday season?
2017 Green Black Friday Deals and Promos
–Apoterra Skincare: From Friday 11/24-Monday 11/27 get 25% off storewide, no code necessary. ALSO: Spend $25-$75, get a free mini rose serum , spend $75-$100, get 1 free bar lavender + green clay, spend $100-$150, get a free herbal steam, spend more than $150, get a free body oil.
–The Choosy Chick: From now until Monday 11/27, use code GOBBLE to save 15% off sitewide (no minimums, promo excludes Green & Glam box)
ALSO: a great holiday gift is The Choosy Chick’s beautifully curated Green & Glamorous Holiday Box (shown above) features $160 worth of coveted natural/organic beauty that gives back, 20% of proceeds goes to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (free U.S. shipping, excluded from other promos). More info here.
–Credo Beauty: Use code: EVERYTHINGNICE for a free 7-piece gift with any $100+ purchase. Free shipping on U.S. orders $50+
–Decovo: From now until Monday 11/27, use code: BF17 for 25% off sitewide. Free shipping and free 30-day returns always, see site for exclusions.
–The Detox Market: $10 off orders $100+; $30 off orders $200+ and get a free Odacite gift ($55 value); $80 off orders $400+ and get 2 free Odacite gifts ($94 value), see site for exclusions.
–Goodbeing beauty and wellness boxes: From now until Monday 11/27 use promo NOVEMBERPERK20 to take 20% off Standard Goodbeing Gift Memberships. Offer only applicable to Regular (non-gift) Active Members.
–ILIA Beauty: 30% off all makeup brushes and free shipping on every order until Monday 11/27, no code required. Plus, a free mini Lip Conditioner trio with any $75 purchase, while supplies last.
–One Love Organics: From Saturday 11/25- Tuesday 11/28 get 25% off sitewide with code: OLOCYBERSPREE.
–Pai Skincare: 25% off the entire Pai range with code: BLACKPAIDAY until Monday 11/27, check website for exclusions.
–RMS Beauty: 20% off the entire website until Friday 11/24, code applied to order at checkout.
–Vapour Beauty: 30% off entire site with code: SPREE30 until Sunday 11/26, excludes samples and gift certificates.
–W3ll People: 25% off, no code required, valid on full-size full-price items only.
Clothing and Accessories
–ABLE (formerly FashionABLE): save 15% on orders up to $50, save 20% on orders $50+, save 30% on orders $200+. Free U.S. domestic shipping. No code required.
–ADAY: $20 off every single item
–Amour Vert: 20% off everything with code: GREENFRIDAY
–behno: 60% off ready-to-wear, 40% off handbags and accessories
–Elizabeth Suzann: 15% off knitwear and shoes with code: KNITSANDSHOES15 + gift with purchase.
–Hazel & Rose: From Thursday 11/23-Monday 11/27 get 25% off sitewide.
–IMBY: 20% off with code: GIVINGTHANKS
-Pact Organic: 30-60% off sitewide deals from now until Monday 11/27
–Sword & Plow: From now until Tuesday 11/28 use code: BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off the entire site. Free shipping on orders over $100.
–United By Blue: From now until Sunday 12/24: spend $100, get $10; spend $200, get $20; spend $300, get $30. ALSO: participate in UBB’s Blue Friday (11/24), a nationwide DIY clean-up day to clean up local, public spaces. Find a location near you, download a guide, and order resources here.
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