I’m sooo excited to finally be able to discuss this with you all! I’ve been holding in this brilliant idea (if I do say so myself!) for a few weeks now and I’m so excited for you all to be a part of it and win some awesome goodies!

As you may know, Black Friday, one of the most intense shopping days of the year (no joke, people get stabbed and shot occasionally, it’s that crazy), is coming up very soon.

Sometimes, I try to avoid the shopping insanity, but this year I decided to do something fun as a way to thank readers for following me, reading my posts and supporting me since I started this blog in March. I really do appreciate it.

So, my idea is this – Sign up for this giveaway by commenting on this post, letting me know what you most want me to pick up on Black Friday. All items put in this giveaway pot will be items I’ve picked up on Black Friday and I will make a list of things to pick up based on what you guys comment. There’s no guarantee all items will make it into the pot and I may add some others in if I see a really good deal on it while shopping. Anyone who comments has a chance to win.

To give you an idea of where I’m going to shop, you can check out Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Target online websites for ideas of what you would most like me to pick up. Based on the items in the comments, I’ll determine where I’m going to go (for example, if most comments are items from Sephora and Target, I’ll just go to those 2).

The Rules Are:

  1. You must be a follower of this blog, whether by email or wordpress account. 
  2. You must leave a comment with ONE item you think I should pick up and they must be beauty orientated items. For each bonus entry, you can leave another comment letting me know what you’ve done for the extra entry and also another item you’d like in the giveaway.
  3. The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere, so you can still sign up even if you’re not in the US and don’t know what Black Friday is! If you’re unsure what’s available at the aforementioned stores, check their online websites.
  4. You can get extra entries by following me on Twitter @SApothecary, Following me on Pinterest @StorybookApothecary, Pinning this post on Pinterest, Liking my Facebook, and following me @StorybookBeauty on Instagram (I’ll be taking photos on Black Friday to document my shopping insanity haha). If you do any of these extra entries, simply leave a comment letting me know what you’ve done so I can check and then add another entry for yourself by leaving another beauty item you want in the comment.
  5. Please note – There is no guarantee that the item(s) you request will be included in the giveaway. I will do my best to get the majority of what’s asked for based on comment entries, but since I am just one person, I can’t get everything. Please take that into account, thanks!

The Giveaway Deadline to Enter Your Comment Request is November 20, 2012. 

All Entries after that date will be ignored.

To get you all in the mood to pick out things you like, Here are a few of my favorites!

Tarte - Picture Perfect Curler And Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes!™

Tarte – Picture Perfect Curler And Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes!™ – Sephora.Com

Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing 3-Piece Starter Kit – Ulta.Com

M·A·C ‘All For Glamour – Gorgeous Bronze’ Face Kit – Nordstrom.com

Benefit Sexy Little Stowaways – Bestsellers for Jetsetters Set – Macys.com

Burt's Bees Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – Target.Com

I hope you all sign up, leave your comments and let me know what you would like. Get in those extra entries, if you want, and thanks again for being amazing and following me thus far! 🙂

Disclaimer :This post/giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with the aforementioned companies. I am funding this giveaway with my own money and of my own free will. My opinions and thoughts are my own, as always.

57 thoughts on “A New Kind of Giveaway: Black Friday Beauty Extravaganza!

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  2. masquerade21

    Wow that is a lot of work for you, It’s really nice of you to do this. I want to experience Black Friday at some point, it sounds crazy and amazing. Umm can my entry be a surprise? just anything that you think is a good deal? probably make-up or jewellery orientated. I hope you survive Black Friday 😉

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      It’s actually not bad the way I’ve planned it out! Besides, there’s no guarantee to purchase every little thing everyone asks for , but I like that it will shape the giveaway and whats given 🙂

      Your entry can be whatever you like so of course haha. I’ll keep makeup in mind for you. Of course, I’ll survive, I live in California. We’re all crazy and we all drive like madmen. 😀

  3. brittany

    Ooooh fun giveaway! How brave of you to fight the crowds in the US for your readers! You really love us :D. I’m a cyber Monday girl myself. Crazy things have happened in the wee hours of Black Friday in my neck of the woods LOL! I would love to try some different forms of natural lip balms or hand creams especially since winter is coming up and my skin seems to get dry so easily.

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Thanks! Haha yeah I suppose – I find it kind of exciting! I do avoid places like Walmart or Toys R Us where people are likely to get hurt. Crazy ish happens where I live too!! lol. Thanks for entering!! xx

  4. Snow

    This is exciting! This is also the first time that I’ve heard of Black Friday. And it sounds very exciting, would love to experience it someday. Think I’m following you everywhere lol…I love make up so anything makeup is good for me. Whatever you think is a good deal would be fine with me hon. This is exciting 😀 xoxo

  5. cinnaspring

    What a great type of giveaway! 😀 I’d love to join, but like Breige I really don’t mind what you get really – it’s all part of the fun 😉 Have a great time at Black Friday! I’ve never experienced it before so do take loads of pictures when you do!

      1. f00dventures

        Oh wow what an awesome idea! And what a brave person you are for venturing out on Black Friday! I actually didn’t have anything to add to the ‘pot’ u til I saw the Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing 3-Piece Starter Kit from ulta. It looks and sounds amazing! That’s my vote!

        And for the extra entries, believe I’m already following you on twitter, pinterest, facebook, and Instagram 🙂

      2. storybookapothecary Post author

        Thanks! I love a little adventure haha. Thanks for the entry! since you’re already following me in all those places (thanks BTW! :-D) You can comment 4 more times with 4 other items you want to try ❤

  6. f00dventures

    Ok here’s my other picks:
    1) http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/carols-daughter-the-joy-of-vanilla-body-indulgence-value-set?ID=740281&CategoryID=58499#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D730%26ruleId%3D54%26slotId%3Drec(3)
    2 and 3) http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/philosophy-twas-the-night-before-bath-body-value-set-a-macys-exclusive?ID=740772&CategoryID=58499#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D730%26ruleId%3D54%26slotId%3D14
    4) http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/philosophy-bath-body-3-piece-set?ID=659685&CategoryID=58499&LinkType=#fn=SHOW%20ONLY%3DGift%20and%20Value%20Sets%26sp%3D2%26spc%3D79%26ruleId%3D54%26slotId%3D76

    All of my picks have the same theme lol since starting working again, I’ve become very aware how relaxing bubble baths and candles can be.

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  9. Alia

    This is such a great giveaway! I went nuts on Black Friday a couple of years ago and had so much fun. We were our shopping starting at midnight and didn’t get home until about 4am! I’m sure you’ll have a blast too!
    I would love to try any of the Wen hair products at Sephora. http://www.sephora.com/wen I just read a review about them on another blog and they look great.
    As for my entries, I’m following you on your blog, Pinterest and Twitter. Also keep an eye on my page this week for a plug for your giveaway!
    Thanks again for unique giveaway idea and have fun shopping!

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  13. everysensory

    Wow, what a cool idea! Just… please dont get shot or stabbed or viciously elbowed. The whole concept kinda gives me the heebies, but thats why I live rurally in a veddy small country 😀 But, anything! Nail polish, of course, or lipbalm / lipstick are my favourites :D. I so want to hear your stories afterwards!

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Haha thanks for the well wishes – I hope I don’t get shot, stabbed or elbowed too hard either!! That’s why I roll out with my bullet proof beauty vest, a shiv, and some elbow pads. Haha jk I’m not that prepared. Thanks for the well wishes – Ill keep your requests in mind 😀 I will def. be telling some crazy stories haha. Follow me on Instagram, if you like, @storybookbeauty for all the latest updates. I’ll be taking photos of all the blk friday madness haha. x

      1. everysensory

        Noice! Maybe I should say I hope you dont shoot or stab anyone, though I reckon the elbowing is probably par for the course 😀 I don’t really use Instagram (technologically backwards) but I’ll try and track you down! 🙂

  14. The Crystal Chronicles

    This so nice of you! What an awesome idea! I hope black friday doesn’t get too crazy for you! I think i’ll probably go out shopping too but definitely not at 4am! I have friends that are going shopping thursday night and staying up all night to get to the other stores!

    I think a good item to include would be the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer from Sephora. I just saw that it was going to be on sale for $10 with a travel brush to use with it 😉

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Thanks – glad you think so 🙂 – yeah it’s fun, yet dangerous so I guess I enjoy living life on the edge haha. I love pulling all nighters occasionally though so it should be fun! Anyway, thanks for signing up – I’ll keep your request in mind ! xx

  15. theclassyanarchist

    Hey lady… what a fabulous idea. 🙂 Black Friday is slowly bleeding into Canada, but I get the impression that the sales in the US are much better. I’d have to say I’d *love* to see any of the Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencils (or kits) included. They are such a great staple to have! Best pencil liner, hands down!

  16. luchessa

    Sweetie, this is a brilliant idea for a giveaway. Somehow it really made me smile.
    If you happen to read my latest blog post, you might know how excited i was about my very first visit at Sephora, so you will understand why i would go for the Sephora store on this one 🙂
    I loved the idea of their Sephora Favorites, that they come up every year. Like for example the “Super Stars Beauty Essentials” – From mascara, to eyeliner, to fragrance and blush all in one kit! That is like a little dream for every beauty junkie out there. Don’t you think? 😉 But any other Sephora set on the site looks great as well.

    Thanks again for the giveaway and keep on the great post’s 🙂

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Thanks ! – I’m glad you like the idea too 😀 Ahh you’ve been inducted into Sephora! I remember the first time I experienced it. It’s so addicting going there ! I get lost and swallowed up by all the beauty goodness every time! Thanks for signing up xx

      1. luchessa

        Well maybe its a good thing i don’t have any Sephora here in the country 😛 otherwise i would spend way too much money on all the goodies 😉
        But i really enjoyed my visit while i was in NYC.

      2. luchessa

        Btw i also wanted to mention: Try not to spend too much for this giveaway. I mean it’s already huge as an idea, it doesn’t have to cost too much!
        And pls take good care during the actual Black Friday 😉 wear comfy shoes! 😉

      3. storybookapothecary Post author

        Thanks 🙂 I am taking all the most popular items / brand into account based on comments/request people make and trying to include a little bit of everything and maybe 1-3 sets in depending on the costs . Thanks for the well wishes – I’ll be careful and def. wear comfy shoes! x

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