Due to issues beyond my control I don’t have a video this week, but that doesn’t mean I can’t bring you my Guide To Holiday Shopping.I really wanted this to be a video, but I will write this post out anyway for you. Holiday shopping can be a pain right in the exact center of the kisser for even the experienced shopper. They key is know what to look for and to make plenty of lists. Lists are your friend during holiday shopping season.
Now I know you are like, “Hold up Jai! It is barely Halloween!!!!” I know. I know. I’m crazy right?! Nope! I am just right. Stores are already showing Christmas commercials, Christmas decorations are already in stores, many stores are starting their midnight/moonlight madness sales, and Hanukkah starts early this year. As a matter of fact Hanukkah starts during the week of Thanksgiving, which is extremely rare. To top it off, beauty stores are already putting out holiday deals and specials.
So what should you do? Remember how I said make a lists? Well you need to do that. Make a list of your favorite beauty stores. My list includes Sephora, Ulta, BH Cosmetics, Coastal Scents, and Bath and Body Works. I sometimes include Target, Kohls, and Walmart if I have researched the holiday and Black Friday sales for those stores. Never underestimate those other big box stores.
Now make sure you sign up for all kinds of store membership cards, and sign up for email alerts. Sephora has already started mailing out their 20% off coupon codes for VIB members and their friends to use this season. You don’t want to miss out on other deals. Then make a list of items you want to buy, including new beauty collections coming out. Check beauty blogs and brand websites so you can know when the collections will be released, and then make a list of gifts you want to purchase for others. This is how I do my beauty shopping
holiday shopping every year, and I can tell you it has helped me run in and out of a store during the busy holiday shopping season in under 20 mins. No lie. Photo from here.
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