I Hauled Way Too Much: Black Friday 2017

Byredo, Diptyque, Grown Alchemist, Glossier
Byredo, Diptyque, Grown Alchemist, Glossier

I Hauled Way Too Much: A Memoir

Byredo, Diptyque, Grown Alchemist, Glossier

Byredo, Diptyque, Grown Alchemist, Glossier


Black Friday haul, Byredo, Diptyque, Grown Alchemist, Glossier

Byredo, Diptyque, Grown Alchemist, Glossier

My true nature as a bon vivant came out to play during Black Friday when all the beauty deals were too hard to pass up. There’s a lot I wish I purchased, but simultaneously, my beauty cravings are mostly satiated– for now.

I knew 1000% that I would be taking full advantage of the Neiman Marcus spend $200 get $50 off deal because this deal also includes beauty + fragrance(!!). Plus, eBates was offering 14% cash back, which is muy difficult to pass up. I decided to go ham and buy Diptyque Eau Plurielle Eau Parfumeé Multi-Use Spray, Diptyque Vetyverio, Grown Alchemist body creamByredo Super Cedar eau de parfum and the Byredo Burning Rose candle. The latter of which I couldn’t get out of my mind after Glossier came to Dallas and invited me to a couple events where the omnipresent scent of Burning Rose incessantly wafted through my nostrils. It was then that I knew I had to have it.

Speaking of Glossier, I also decided to buy 2 products from them during their 20% off sale and picked up the Moisturizing Moon Mask Generation G Cake lipstickI now have every single Gen G lipstick on the market other than Leo. Would you like a solo review on them? In short, I love these.

Originally, I was going to pass up the Space NK deal of buy one get 50% off, but then I decided I could use a few more treats before going on a spending ban, and decided to splash out on Diptyque Tam Dao and Byredo Tree House candle. I guess I was really trying to play my hand at luck with this order because I’d never smelled either of these scents, and Space NK doesn’t offer returns if you’ve opened the item. Luckily, they’re both wins + some of my fave scents from this haul.

What did you pick up? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Oh man, this is a seriously good haul! I’m so annoyed that in Canada if you buy anything online that comes from another country you’ll probably get hit with taxes + import duties, so it makes me really hesitant to shop online, even when there are amazing deals like the ones you got, because I feel like I’d just end up spending whatever I saved on duties and it wouldn’t be worth it! You’re like the only other person I know online who’s got Tam Dao, but I swear it’s the only Diptyque perfume that I like – all the rest are too fresh/froral/citrusy which isn’t my thing at all. They need more warm, spicy scents in their line for sure!


    • I knoww! I have so much family in Canada and they all complain about that constantly lol. Tam Dao is so so nice! I think it’s my fave scent of theirs that I’ve tried yet.

  • Great haul! Black Friday was insaaaaaane this year. Way too many good deals! I also bought Burning Rose, I can’t wait to burn it but I want to make sure I have enough time to get an even layer. It sounds like I should have purchased from Neiman Marcus instead though!

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jelly Bean

    • Same! I’m so nervous about not having the time to burn an even layer lol. Gotta crack mine open. I saw your foil trick on your IG story so I’ll be sure to keep that in mind!

  • Daaaang girl your black friday hauls were insane! You really stocked up on Byredo and Diptyque– I’m so jealous 😍 I picked up two Byredo candles as well, plus a restock of Sunday Riley good genes. I also picked up two new things– sankrit saponins from niod and liquid gold from stratia. Oh and a paddywax candle and a dior lip tattoo XD Typing it out makes me realize that was a lot lol. Happy new year!

    Mili | sharmtoaster

    • Hahah sounds like your BF haul was insane too ;) I want to try Niod so I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

  • Oh my gooooodness Nida – major heart eyes at everything you picked up. I was kinda kicking myself for not getting anything from Neiman Marcus / SpaceNK and the likes during Black Friday but I just decided I did not need more fragrances or candles (I have soooo many already lol). Burning Rose is absolutely beautiful and it is actually burning in my apt at the moment. Byredo candles are costly but I think they’re so worth it bc they burn so slowly. I actually can’t remember what I picked up during Black Friday (there have been so many sales all last month), but the one thing I clearly remember buying was a mini haul from Madewell with all my favorite cardigans lol. I’m such a grandma but I’m trying to slowly revamp my closet with “older” and more work appropriate outfits! Definitely making 2018 a mission to be more mindful of buying beauty products – but I think candles will forever be my weakness! Working on finishing all the ones I have at the moment tho :) Definitely hoping to try something from Grown Alchemist this year – their hand cream looks dreeeamy. Can’t wait to hear more on your thoughts on their body cream.

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

  • OH wow! Seriously, wow. This is such a fabulous haul and girl, I don’t think anyone could blame you for taking advantage of some of the sales! Byredo is a new brand introduction for me (will be doing my homework) and oh my gosh YES to your Diptyque choices. Damn, you were brave for buying candles without smelling them first – massively relieved for you right now that you love them, haha. Enjoy your dreamy new treats!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • Bernadette

    I am never prepared when it comes it saving up for sales. Everytime there are major sales i don’t have the money to spend on makeup, haha but when I have saved up everything is full priced. It’s a goal of mine to be ready for the black friday sales this year haha. x