So, then, Black Friday. If you're on a budget, it's one of the best times to pick up Christmas presents but, on the flip side, do you really want to get into a fight with someone on Oxford Street because you're that desperate for cheap thrills? Thought not. Here at FFD, we'd rather do Black Friday (and the days preceding and following it because, let's face it, Black Fri-day is more like Black Fri-month at the moment, such is the success of this Americanised shopping institution) the right way: sitting on the sofa with a glass of wine in one hand and an iPad in the other.
We've hunted high and low to find some of the prettiest, sparkliest, most glamorous deals you can bag this weekend, so you can focus more on shopping and less on planning. And the best news is that you can take part from the comfort of your sofa.
Best of Black Friday Fashion Deals
30% everything from 24th - 28th November
Links of London
50% off jewellery and selected watches from 25th - 27th November
20% off selected designers from 25th - 28th November
70% off everything on 25th November
30% off everything from 21st - 27th November – use the code 'YBDSPREE30' at checkout
50% off selected items from 24th - 28th November
20% off site-wide, plus up to 70% off in the Black Friday sale, lasting all weekend
Best of Black Friday Beauty Deals
There are plenty of offers to be had, with our favourites being the Soap and Glory's Extravaglamza Kit, now half-price at just £25. Make-up lovers will fall head over heels for Real Techniques' Mega Set, which contains all the make-up brushes you could ever need in your entire life. It also costs £40, but get this: it's reduced from a whopping £100. How can you not be tempted?!
FeelUnique is constantly running amazing promotions, so it's little surprise that it's going HAM for Black Friday. Think up to 50% off TIGI haircare, 30% off Kerastase, £20 off GHDs and 20% off St Tropez. And they're not even part of the daily flash sales which, Amazon-style, are only available for a few hours and are updated daily.
Being the OG of Black Friday, the pre-Christmas deals run for 11 days over at Amazon. New discounts are applied every hour, so you need to constantly refresh the website if you want to make sure you don't miss anything. Amazon is always reliable in offering beauty bargains, so be sure to keep an eye out; at the moment there are some brilliant offers on Bomb Cosmetics – think Lush, but with products shaped like sweet treats which 100% look good enough to eat.
As well as offering up to 60% off selected lines, Superdrug is boasting free standard delivery on all orders if you have a Superdrug BeautyCard. Don't worry if you don't have one, though, as you can sign up for free before you click the checkout button. Our pick of the deals? Makeup Revolution's 12 Days of Christmas Chest which, currently reduced from £50 to £35, contains everything your face needs for the Christmas party season.