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My Exclusive Holiday Deals & Tips to Make Your Black Friday Shopping a Breeze

Holy moly, can you believe we’re already entering the holiday season? (Seriously, where did this year go?!)

I love this time of year for so many reasons: time with family, holiday decorations, yummy food, and BLACK FRIDAY SALES!! 

If you’re anything like me, once Thanksgiving dinner is done and you’re stuffed, it’s on to start strategizing a game plan to hit Black Friday deals.

According to annual Black Friday statistics, many of us are getting our holiday deals online.

My Top Tips for Snagging Great Deals at the Mall This Black Friday 

If you’re planning on braving the crowds, grabbing some great deals, and getting your shopping done on Black Friday, here are some of my tips for getting the most out of your shopping trip!

Have a Game Plan

Do your homework ahead of time so you know which stores to hit, and when, for the best deals.

You can check printed and online ads during the week of Thanksgiving.

Sites like and are great all-in-one places to see ads from popular stores.

And, so you don’t have to stuff all those ads in your purse, the Black Friday app keeps ads on your phone.

Stick to Your List 

Make a gift-buying list and stick to it so you don’t drain your wallet with tempting deals before your shopping is even done.

This is especially important if you’ve set a shopping budget!

Resist temptation, my friends!

Take Advantage of Perks 

If you’re the type who likes to get up at dawn (or camp out before Black Friday) to get doorbuster deals, you can get some great bonuses.

Many stores will give away gifts to the first shoppers in line.

Also, stores with loyalty programs will sometimes offer Black Friday perks and promotions for members, so make sure and check into any deals where you have points or club cards!

Compare Prices 

Wondering where to get the best prices for the items on your list?

Sites like,, and will compare prices to show you where you can save the most money.

There are even apps, such as ShopSavvy, that will allow you to scan barcodes to make comparing prices easy!

Know Return Policies and Keep Track of Receipts 

It can be tempting to grab an item that’s on sale thinking you’ll just return it later if you change your mind.

Make sure you know a store’s return policy before you buy (even if you have to ask at the register).

Get gift receipts for any gifts you’re buying.

And, make sure you keep all your shopping receipts together in one, secure place – say a zipped pocket in your purse or wallet – so you know you have them in case you do end up returning something later.

Bring Provisions

When you head out shopping, before you know it, you can spend a whole day out and about.

Make sure you’ve got a few items to make things easier.

  • Water – Stay hydrated!
  • Snacks – You gotta keep up your energy.
  • Charged phone and portable charger – Make sure your phone doesn’t die while you’re out shopping and comparing prices.
  • Sunscreen – I know you included your daily SPF 30+ in your AM skincare routine, but if you’re out all day driving and walking outside shopping, it’s a good idea to reapply every couple hours.
  • A good attitude – Shopping all day in crowds can be overwhelming and draining. But, remember, it can be super fun too! Strike up a conversation with people waiting in line around you, be kind to fellow shoppers and employees, and enjoy the holiday season!

Skip the Crowds

If you’d rather kick it at home in your PJ’s (I hear ya), skip the stores and do your shopping online.

Lots of stores and sites offer equally great online deals.

Bonus: No traffic and you can lie around and enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers!

The Good News? 

If your shopping list includes beauty and skincare items this year, you don’t have to camp out or battle crowds to get some of my amazing deals.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or grabbing gifts for your loved ones, Skincare by Alana will be your one-stop shop for all things beauty, with better savings this year than EVER before!

Starting today, I’m bringing you some incredible deals throughout this shopping season (with some extra special Black Friday offers!). 

This means you’ll want to join my email list and definitely keep an eye on your inbox.

From HUGE SAVINGS to free shipping, cash back, free gifts, and more, you’re not going to want to miss a thing!

To subscribe to my emails, simply head over to my site and scroll down to the footer – on the right-hand side you will see a place to enter your email and opt-in!

Something to Note: As always, certain brands do not allow discounts, but don’t fret! I have added some incredible exclusive free gift options to my site so you can score an extra product in those instances that you cannot use a discount code.

Let’s find out what treats are in store for your Black Friday and holiday shopping this season!

Special Skincare by Alana Treats This Shopping Season

I launched two new products in my personal skincare line this year: the Daily Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream Moisturizer and the Full Spectrum Hemp Facial Rejuvenation Oil!

Be sure to give them a try!

Our packaging was re-designed for beautiful gift-giving as well.

And that’s not all!

EVERY order on Black Friday will come with my best-selling Clear Collagen Peel-Off Masque!!

This is the first time I’ve done something like this.

This one-and-done masque will make the PERFECT present to yourself or a loved one with an on-the-go lifestyle.

And, stay tuned for more…we’ve got some cool stuff happening in 2019!

Gift Shopping Made Easy

We all know the holidays can be crazy busy.

Not to worry, my team and I have got you covered!

Gift Cards – If you’re doing some last-minute gift-buying, I offer e-gift cards on my site to take the guesswork out of shopping while still giving the gift of great skincare.

Competitive Prices – I always strive to offer the most competitive pricing, and this holiday season my savings cannot be beaten!

Gift Guidance – If you simply don’t know what to buy, as always, my team and I are happy to assist you in finding your perfect products (or perfect gifts), so please do not hesitate to call or email us!

Satisfaction Guarantee on Alana Mitchell Products – While I can’t control the return policies of all of the brands on my site, I CAN offer you the very best return policy on my Alana Mitchell skincare products! If you don’t love your product, you have 30 days to return. That’s right, I offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. I’m confident you are going to adore my products, and you can purchase them directly on Skincare by Alana!


Exclusive Gift Sets 

And, of course, I’m assembling some FABULOUS value sets with my products that make amazing gifts for anyone on your list.

Here are a few of the exclusive holiday promos and kits from some of my favorite brands to add to your shopping list.

Alana Mitchell All Skin Types Set

This kit is from yours truly! I’ve put together my essentials for gorgeous, healthy, and radiant skin! It’s the perfect gift for the holiday season because it will work for all skin types.

My kit includes my:

  • Daily Vitamin C Moisturizer
  • Foaming Pumpkin Cleanser
  • Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum
  • Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream
  • 4-in-1 Cleansing Sponge
  • Clear Collagen Peel-Off Masque

Eminence Organics Beauty Experts’ Top Picks

Discover your best skin with this limited edition collection of products adored by beauty experts. This all-in-one travel-sized gift set is ideal for normal to dry skin types, and each product is chosen to deliver a beauty ritual that cleanses, treats, hydrates, and replenishes for exceptional results.

This kit includes:

  • Stone Crop Gel Wash 1oz
  • Bamboo Age Corrective Masque 0.5oz
  • Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer 0.5oz
  • Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil 0.5oz

Foreo Luna Mini 2 + Luna Play Holiday Set

This limited edition set is perfect for those with busy, on-the-go lifestyles. The LUNA mini 2 uses gentle T-sonic pulsations to eliminate impurities, removing 99.5% of dirt and oil. The LUNA Play is the perfect partner! It offers all the benefits of the LUNA mini 2 in a travel-friendly compact design.

This kit includes:

  • Luna Mini 2
  • Luna Play

Alana Mitchell Deluxe Anti-Aging Holiday Set

‘Tis the season of looking and feeling your best! My four anti-aging superstars are what you need for your skincare regimen – cleanser, moisturizer, and treatment!

This kit includes my:

  • Daily OC Cream Cleanser
  • Night R1 Facial Oil
  • Daily Vitamin C Moisturizer
  • Quick Comeback Masque

Osmosis The First Snow Holiday Skincare Kit

This limited edition kit ensures a perfect holiday glow! Skin will be clean, nourished, protected, and hydrated.

This kit includes:

  • Lift Away Cleansing Balm 3.5oz
  • Replenish Antioxidant Serum 1oz
  • Enrich Restorative Night Creme 1.06oz
  • Nourish Organic Facial Oil 1oz


Stocking Stuffers

Here are some smaller gifts that will bring big holiday cheer!

Dermalogica Daily Glow Duo

Feel cleaner and brighter every day or on-the-go with this limited edition set that includes travel sizes!

This kit includes:

  • Precleanse Balm 0.05oz
  • Daily Microfoliant 0.45oz

Alana Mitchell 4-in-1 Cleansing Sponge

The Alana Mitchell 4-in-1 Cleansing Sponge eliminates the needs for different products, saving you time and money in your skincare routine. The textured sponge gently sloughs away dirt, leftover makeup, and dead skin cells to reveal a clean, glowing complexion. Leave the foaming cleanser on the skin for 10 minutes to receive a deluxe purifying and brightening mask treatment.

GLAMGLOW Forget the Filter Holiday Set

Leave the filter at home – this limited edition set has you covered!

This kit includes:

  • INSTAMUD™ 60-SECOND PORE-REFINING TREATMENT full-size 50g: A foaming treatment mask that instantly refines pores and evens skin tones, leaving skin smooth and soft.
  • GLOWSTARTER™ MEGA ILLUMINATING MOISTURIZER 30g nude glow jar: A moisturizer and illuminator in one with hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, and illuminating pearls.

Alana Mitchell Clear Collagen Peel-Off Masque

This is a must-have for all the holiday parties you’ll be attending! Using the power of hydrolyzed collagen, the natural formula reduces the appearance of wrinkles, removes impurities, and delivers instant firming and smoothing results by strengthening collagen synthesis. You can expect more youthful, revitalized skin after just 15 minutes!

Glo Skin Beauty Runaway Lip Duo

Make a statement worthy of the runway with deep berry hues that pair seamlessly to intensify any look. This limited edition set contains one creamy, long-wear Lipstick with companion Precision Lip Pencil in full sizes.

This kit includes:

  • Lipstick – Runway
  • Precision Lip Pencil – Rave

Final Thoughts

I’m so excited to share this holiday season with all of my Beauty Mates!

You can find even more amazing holiday exclusives at SkinCare by Alana to help you discover the perfect gift to cross off your shopping list!

Here’s wishing you all a happy holiday and gift-giving season! (And, much success with your Black Friday shopping!)

Which beauty items are on your Black Friday shopping list? Share with us, or let us help you find the perfect gifts by leaving your questions in the comments section!

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