The countdown to "Black Friday" is on - and if you're the type who's up at 0-dark-30 to get a jump on your fellow shoppers, you might also be feeling al ittle depleted during the season. So, just for you today, beauty guru Stacy Cox has devised a "Black Friday Survival Guide" - and previews a few great beauty steals.
Here are the products and deals Stacy featured on the show, plus a few extras:
STAGE 1: BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOME...
SUPPORT YOUR MOOD & ENERGY SO YOU CAN POWER SHOP!
Genesis Today Goji 100 ($36.90)
Find It: Whole Foods & Super Supplements or www.genesistoday.com
How It Helps: Before you leave the house, try a shot or two of Goji 100, as it supports a positive mood and is fondly called the “Happy Berry.” It’s even rumored that “one too many” berries results in spontaneous laughter which might come in handy if we get stuck amongst some frenzied shoppers! The juice contains ONLY Goji, nothing else added, so it's a much higher concentration than eating the berries alone. It was recently featured on Dr. Oz as a great energy boosting option it's a great way to kick off Black Friday shop-a-thon!
DRESS FOR (SHOPPING) SUCCESS
Jockey Collection As Preferred By Rachel Zoe
Clean Edge Underwear ($11ea. or 3 for $28.50) & Modal Cotton Tanks ($21)
Find It: www.jockey.com
Why It Helps: When you want to make trying on everything from pants to dresses to tops as easy and figure flattering as possible this Black Friday, be sure to wear the right undergarments! Jockey's Clean Edge Undies and their Soft Modal Cotton Tank top are my 2 must haves! Clean Edge is the perfect, seamless underwear for any ensemble. The silky-smooth fabric blend glides gently underneath clothes for a comfortable feel, while laser cut edges along the waist and leg openings provide a flawless finish under clothes and guarantees a panty line-free foundation. Jockey’s Modal Racerback Tank is on-trend with a relaxed fit and racerback styling. It's crafted from luxuriously soft fabrics for ultimate comfort. The tank is the perfect base layer to wear when you’re shopping on Black Friday – making it easy to slip sweaters and jackets on without having to brave the line in the dressing room!
STAGE 2: IT'S MIDDAY @THE MALL & YOU’RE LOSING STEAM!
DON'T LOOK LIKE THE WALKING DEAD
CoverGirl + Olay Tone Rehab 2-In-1 Foundation, Serum & CC Cream ($9.29-$11.99)
Find It: www.covergirl.com
How It Helps: It's 2P and your skin is feeling lifeless, dry and tight. Pull CoverGirl + Olay Tone Rehab out of your purse for a dose of quick hydration and glow! Instantly covers discolorations, lines & wrinkles and age spots and hydrates to improve skin tone over time. Soft focus sphere technology optically blurs visible contrast edges and smoothes out rough surfaces, while working with light to create a radiant soft focus so skin appears lit from within. 14 shades.
Find It: Available exclusively at Target from Nov 8th through Dec 31st in the share bags (3 oz.-3.5 oz.). www.popchips.com
How it Helps: popchips is the perfect snack to refuel you when you want to a little something and want to avoid all the fattening options at the food court. The brand is getting into the holiday spirit with limited edition NEW salted caramel popcorn popchips. The limited edition holiday flavor, salted caramel popcorn, will make an appearance for two months only. Only 120-130 calories per 1 oz. serving, popchips contain no preservatives, trans-fats, saturated-fats, fake colors or fake flavors!
BE A GERMAPHOBE!
Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer ($6.50)
Find It: www.jurlique.com
How It Helps: Hand sanitizer is a must on Black Friday, but opt for one with a moisturizer to keep from drying out your skin. It is free of Sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, PEG’s, artificial colors, and artificial fragrances. Kills 99.9% of germs naturally. Plus, unlike most sanitizers it’s designed with innovative moisturizing technology that leaves skin feeling soft, silky and smooth.
STAGE 3: RECOVERY MODE
Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner ($4.99)
Find It: www.headandshoulders.com How It Helps: This shampoo and conditioner feels like a scalp massage, great after a long Black Friday! Formulated with a blend of rich conditioners, the Damage Rescue collection nourishes damaged hair and relieves dry scalp by locking in moisture and helping restore and maintain a healthy moisture barrier. Vitamin E saturates hair with hydration, and the formula leaves hair 10X stronger after just 4 washes.
PLAN FOR ACHY FEET
Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Foot Soak (Peppermint) ($5.99)
Find It: www.walmart.com
Why This Helps: Even if you wore your most comfortable shoes, 12 hours of shopping will make your dogs bark. Stock up on this Epsom Salt Foot Soak (Peppermint) to comfort sore, tired feet. Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Foot Soak. Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate) helps to alleviate aches and pains in overtired feet and, with the help of baking soda, refreshes the skin. Clean, crisp peppermint essential oil adds a burst of cool to this relaxing, therapeutic soak.
STAGE 4: HOT DEALS TO GET ON YOUR RADAR
YOGA, SPA, SAVE!
Where: Urban Yoga Spa, 1900 4th Avenue, Downtown Seattle (4th Ave & Stewart St.)
206 420 0222 www.urbanyogaspa.com
How You'll Save: $50 for 10 Yoga Sessions normally valued at $150 so $100 savings! This starts Wed 11/27 goes through Friday 11/29
Thanksgiving Classes: Get a little stretch and workout in before the big meal. Urban Yoga Spa is offering 2 classes on 11/28. Visit www.urbanyogaspa.com for details.
Find Them: Target Stores Nationwide or www.target.com
How You'll Save: e.l.f. Lip Cylinder, $10 for 10 Lip Glosses in great colors.
LUXURY BODY WASH, BUY 2 GET ONE FREE!
Find Them: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle Or www.Nordstrom.com
How You'll Save: Philosophy Body Wash, Shampoo and Bubble Bath, 6oz bottles retail for $7.50 ea so at $15 for 3, you're getting one FREE! Invigorate your shower as you lather with philosophy's shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath to cleanse and condition skin and hair
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?
Old Navy's Overnight Millionaire
Find It: Participating Old Navy Stores, www.oldnavy.com for details
Why You Should Do This: Old Navy Will be giving away 1 million to one lucky shopper this year on Black Friday. The first 500 shoppers at every Old Navy store in North America when it opens for Black Friday shopping will be given a chance to win the $1 million jackpot in the “Overnight Millionaire” sweepstakes during the brand’s biggest sale of the year. These folks will receive a game card giving them the chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly on the 29th at 7P PST