Today is officially Black Friday and the beginning of the cyber week sale, which marks the perfect time to start scratching items off your holiday shopping list! Whether you are shopping for yourself or are looking for gifts to give to friends and family, sorting through the thousands of options available online can be stressful, time consuming and overwhelming. To ease this tedious process, I thought I would put together a list of some of what I think are the best items from retailers I adore. I know that I myself will certainly be gifting some of these items to my friends and family this year!
Sephora & Glossier
It can be a challenge to keep my skin healthy and hydrated during these icy cold months, especially in Toronto where the dry winds can be quite harsh on the skin. It’s not even winter yet but we’ve already got ice covering the ground! These are some of the products that have been super nourishing for my skin and have been helping me to maintain a balanced moisture barrier. The Glossier cloud paint and sheer matte lipstick are two Glossier items I have been reaching for on a daily basis that give that blur of matte colour without sacrificing any hydration. The store is currently on sale 20% off everything!
The Foreo has done wonders for deep cleaning my sensitive skin, which I usually follow up with an oil serum. If you have been thinking about getting one, it is now reduced by almost 30% at Sephora!
Aritzia is the perfect place for shopping classic and minimalistic investment pieces that can be worn time and time again. Since these are more timeless pieces, I tend to wait until they have a sale to invest; I have pieces I purchased years ago that I still wear to this day due to the higher quality of their fabrics! Not to mention they get their fits and proportions absolutely right, which earns extra points in my books. Right now, they’re having a sale up to 50% off that you can shop here.
Reformation is a brand that offers that iconic cool girl vibe with super feminine shapes. They run on ethical and green principles which I try to support whenever I can, and also offer amazing fits as well. I’ve been obsessed with this brand ever since I found out about it but these beautiful designs come at a steep price. If you’ve been eyeing their pieces for a long time like myself but have been hesitant to splurge, now is the time! All of their items are 30% off.
Nordstrom & Zara
Nordstrom and Zara are my go-to retailers when I’m not sure where to purchase something. I am oddly always able to find what I’m looking for as they offer virtually every type of style available on the market, and at affordable prices too. Zara is having a sale of up to 50% off and Nordstrom up to 60% off until Nov 26 2018!