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    When people start planning for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they usually start saving their coins for new TVs, appliances, or that coat at Nordstrom they've had their eyes on since September. But what's not spotlighted enough are all the beauty buys you can snag on the biggest shopping day of the year.

    Most of the products that you'd have to step out of your budget to get (like that $60 NARS palette) or the wish list items you resisted (even if Jackie Aina told you it was worth it), are actually brought down in price over the holiday weekend, sometimes even as much as 50% off.

    Because we don't want you to miss out on these sales coming from some of your favorite makeup brands — that includes free gifts with purchase — we've rounded up the best beauty deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, you can bookmark that coat and all the discounted lipsticks that will match it.

    At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

    Is it time to throw away your clumpy mascara? Tarte's got you covered with their Cyber Week deals, which run from 11/21 to 11/25. It's 25% off site-wide for products like this mascara (with the exclusions of the Shape Tape contour concealer, mini sponge set, and vaults).

    The deals get really good for Cyber Monday (11/26), where the discounts jump up to 60% off site-wide with the code "CYBER" (same exclusions apply). Yep, that means $10 mascaras are coming your way.



    Tarte maneater voluptuous mascara, $23, available at Tarte

    The Glow remix of Laura Mercier's cult-classic translucent powder will be part of a five-piece gift set for Cyber Monday, which also includes a matte baked powder, primer, and two eyeshadows with any $85 purchase on the website using code "CYBERGLOW."

    As for Black Friday, fans will get a free limited-edition Smokey Eye Set (includes a deluxe sample of the Full Blown Volume Suprême Lash Building Mascara and a full-size Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat) when they spend $75 on the brand's website and use the code "SMOKEY." Just in time to create dramatic eye looks for all those holiday parties.



    Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Glow, $38, available at Laura Mercier

    Anastasia Beverly Hills is coming in strong for Black Friday. On November 22 (starting at 6 p.m. PST), the brand will have two new liquid lipstick collections — light-medium and medium-dark — with 10 nude shades each for only $60 (FYI: this is a $200 value).

    The brand will also be selling four of their best-selling eyeshadow palettes (Modern Renaissance, Soft Glam, Subculture, and Prism) as a discounted set, and the $168 quartet will be just $90.

    If you want to get your hands on these anastasiabeverlyhills.com deals first — an hour earlier to be exact — ABH is offering early access to those who sign up here. May the odds be ever in your favor.

    If you're a fan of the Custom Enhancer Drops from Cover FX (as most people are), they'll be gifted free from November 20 to November 25 with all orders $50 and over on the brand's website. Plus, there's an extra 25% off site-wide with the code "THANKS25."

    On Cyber Monday only, the gift with purchase will change to the Blurring Primer with any order of $50+. As for markdowns on November 26, it'll be 30% off everything until 2 p.m. EST and then 25% until end of day (using codes "CM25" and "CM30," respectively).



    Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops, $42, available at Cover Fx

    Get your hands on Bobbi Brown's newest lip products, like this Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte, or anything your heart desires on bobbibrowncosmetics.com for 25% off from November 21 to November 24. And if you spend over $75 those days, you'll get a surprise full-size gift.

    From Sunday, November 25 until the 27, the 25% off deal will remain the same, but if you spend $50, you'll get six mini products for free.



    Bobbi Brown Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte, $37, available at Bobbi Brown

    No glam holiday look is complete without a good pair of lashes. Get this multipack from Ardell Beauty that will be 30% off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, along with everything else on ardellbeauty.com. You'll be all set for the office party, Christmas, New Year's, and still have an extra pair just in case.

    And it gets better, with purchases made on Cyber Monday, customers will get the Looks to Kill Sultry Night Out palette for free, because what are lashes if you don't have a bomb shadow to bring them out even more?



    Ardell WISPIES MULTIPACK, $11.9, available at Ardell

    You'll want to be sitting when you read this: Urban Decay is bringing different deals for 10 straight days (and we're talking huge savings). Each day, the brand will be unlocking a new deal. It all starts on Thanksgiving with 20% off everything on urbandecay.com and free ground shipping (and loyalty program members get 25% off). To busy eating turkey to worry about makeup? No worries. The same deal applies through Saturday.

    Then starting Sunday, November 25, a select product will be 50% off — but for one day only. So you'll have to keep track to get best-sellers like the All Nighter concealers, the Naked Heat palette, and Vice lipsticks for cheap. Sign up for notifications for the Urban Decay Cyber Week deals here.



    Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette, $54, available at Urban Decay

    Lime Crime will be giving away free gifts with purchases. On Black Friday, you can get a Hot Stuff Brush Set with every order over $20. Then on Cyber Monday, Lime Crime will throw in a Beet It Velvetine with all orders — gratis. On top of that, the brand will be offering a 25% off discount site-wide from November 23 to 26. As they say, you can never have too many lipsticks.



    Lime Crime Beet It Matte Velvetine, $20, available at Lime Crime

    If you need to restock on new lipsticks, get a free set when you shop $55 or more on Wanderbeauty.com on Cyber Monday with the code "CM2018." The brand is also taking 25% off site-wide from November 21 to 26.



    Wander Beauty Kiss and Tell Lip Set, $25, available at Wander Beauty

    Still have some makeup obsessives to shop for on your holiday list? Check them off when you shop the discounted BareMinerals kits. From November 22 to 23, the Solar Spectrum Kit, which features 10 products, will go from $98 down to $49. And a couple other kits will only be $12. No worries, we won't tell the gift recipients you got their present on sale — your secret is safe with us.

    And for Cyber Monday (November 25-26), BareMinerals will have 25% off site-wide and free shipping — with no exclusions — so you can stock up on all your favorites.



    Bare Minerals Solar Spectrum Beauty Essentials, $98, available at Bare Minerals

    From November 22 to 24, Kat Von D wants you to get your money's worth, so with every $75 purchase, customers will get a free makeup bag with a mini version of their cult-classic tattoo liner and a full-size Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.

    If your favorite shade is the iconic Lolita, then you might want to wait for November 25 to shop. On that day, you'll only need to spend $50 to score the same free gift but Lolita will be the lipstick shade of choice. The brand will also have 20% off site-wide on November 25 and 26.



    Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, $20, available at Kat Von D Beauty

    You don't need to be a Victoria's Secret Angel to rock the best of Charlotte Tilbury. On charlottetilbury.com, you'll be able to get three gift sets (Your Lip Service, Naughty & Nice Box, Lip Masterclass Set) for half off from November 23 until the 26th.

    Once Cyber Monday comes around, fans of the brand will be able to purchase a mystery box ($100) for one day that includes five full-size products and one makeup bag, or a deluxe master box ($210) that includes eight full-size products and one makeup bag.



    Charlotte Tilbury Your Lip Service, $85, available at Charlotte Tilbury

    Speaking of sets, Beautyblender will be selling a Bounce + Nude blender kit for $50, exclusively available on beautyblender.com, from November 21 through the 26th. The set includes the new foundation and a full-size Beautyblender. FYI: The foundation alone is usually $40.

    On Black Friday, the All About Face kit will be $25 (at beautyblender.com, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Macy's) and on Cyber Monday, the BBF Kit will be $33 (on beautyblender.com and HSN.com).

    When you buy any two Col-lab products November 18-22, like this matte liquid lip, you'll get one free at Sally Beauty. That means, three of these full-coverage formulas will come in under $20.



    COL-LAB Matte Addiction Liquid , $8.78, available at Sally Beauty

    Let E.L.F. Cosmetics gift double your Black Friday haul. They're giving away a $25 pre-packaged holiday gifts (that include an eyeshadow palette, baked highlighter, and more) for any $25 and over purchase you make in stores from November 19 to the 26th.

    And if you go shopping online 11/22-11/26, you'll get 50% off when you spend $30 — and with the brand's unbelievably affordable prices, that's a lot of loot.



    e.l.f Baked Highlighter, $4, available at e.l.f

    From November 21 to November 27, MAC will be slashing prices by 25% for Select members (which is free to join) and even throwing in full-sized gifts for all customers who shop from the 26th until the 29th. Want more info? We've rounded up the brand's week worth of sales here.



    MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, $21, available at mac cosmetics

    Want to get your hands on the NARS Radiant Foundation, which was named a 2018 Beauty Innovator Awards winner? Well you can at 20%. All the products on narscosmetics.com from November 22-27 will be on sale. You'll want to be sure that you take advantage of these discounts, because it's the only time of the year the brand offers a site-wide deal.



    NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $49, available at NARS

    The holidays can take a toll on you, but you can fight against looking tired AF with the All About Eyes Skincare Set from IT Cosmetics, which will be $18 from 11/22 to 11/25. And if makeup is more your thing, the CC+ Cream will also be discounted, with all itcosmetics.com orders being 20% off over the holiday weekend (promo code: "ITFRIDAY").

    On Cyber Monday, IT Cosmetics customers will get 25% off on $30 or more orders. And if you spend over $70, you'll be gifted a free Hello Lashes Mascara (promo code: "CYBER25"). But the festivities go well into December as you'll get a free Vitality Flush Lip Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi from 11/28 to 12/2 if you spend over $50 (promo code: "GIFT4U").



    It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, $38, available at It Cosmetics

    Kill two birds with one stone, by treating yourself and buying a holiday gift for someone else. Target is offering a buy one, get one 50% off for kits on Black Friday. Sets, like this one from Pixi, can be mixed and matched with anything of equal or lesser value.



    Pixi Pixi Cosmetic Set Medium - 2.87oz, $32, available at Target

    Black Friday is like the gift that keeps on giving, and Bite Beauty is joining the party with 20% off site-wide, free shipping, and a free 5-piece kit with any $35 purchase (promo code: "FRIDAY5"). The set includes a makeup bag, mirror, lip pencil, matte lip crayon, and lipstick.

    On Cyber Monday, the 20% discount will stay the same, but the gift will be a 4-piece set that includes the makeup bag, mirror, and two lipsticks.

    From November 17 to November 20, this vegan makeup line is offering 30% off their main lip products, like this Lip Paradise Intense Satin lipstick, with the bonus of this Instagram-worthy clear pouch (just use the code "DEARDAHLIA30").



    Dear Dahlia LIP PARADISE INTENSE SATIN, $34, available at Dear Dahlia

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    Breakups are a shock to the system. In addition to completely changing everything you've grown comfortable with, there are so many questions you may never find the answer to. You may even start to wonder if it will ever get better.

    It will, promise. Anyone who’s come out the other side of a breakup knows that. But if you’re currently in the trenches of a potent heartbreak, that’s not exactly comforting. We won’t sugarcoat it: The unfortunate truth is that having a broken heart sucks and it’s going to continue to suck — until it doesn’t.

    However, the good news is that there really are things you can do to speed the mending of your broken heart and make it a little less painful in the meantime. While science can certainly offer some insight into the best ways to recover from a breakup (and we will get into that), when it comes to mysteries of the heart, it can be useful to cast a wide net. In that vein, we spoke with every expert we could think of, from a neuroscientist to a meditation guru, to get actionable advice every heartbroken person needs to hear.

    Click through for healing ideas that help while you’re still waiting for that "until-it-doesn’t" moment.

    “Learning to provide comfort for yourself when you feel distressed is one of the most valuable tools we can have in our toolbox,” says Olubukonla Kolawole, PsyD, a clinical psychologist in New York City. But you can only do so much inside your own head, so consider recruiting two or three people you can reach out to when you need someone. “Every time you want to send a text to your partner or are reminded about your ex and want to reach for them, reach for one of your buddies instead,” she says. “It’s great to have multiple people so you don’t hold yourself back with worry about your friend being tired of having to hear the same things.” You can even take it a step further by stating upfront what you need from your friends, whether it’s reassurance, agreeance, or help looking forward.

    One way to process your emotions is to write them down. You can even take it a step further by writing an honest letter to your ex, says Kolawole. Include all the things you’re grateful for and the things you’re disappointed about.

    “The letter is an an opportunity to really say goodbye, as well as say all the things you never said or wished you had said,” she says. “Write it as if you won’t be sending it so you can just write freely and take your time. But more importantly, let yourself feel your feelings as you write the letter. Let yourself grieve the relationship and feel sadness, anger, gratitude and whatever else comes up.”

    After you’re done writing you can decide whether sending it is worth it to you — but Kolawole says to remember that the purpose of the letter is to use it for your own grief, not as a last attempt to get something from your ex.

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    One of the worst parts of a breakup is feeling like it’s all your fault, says Jessica Zucker, PhD, a psychologist based in Los Angeles. “If we think we [had] a hand in it or that something’s wrong with us, we think we can change it for the next time.” While it’s totally normal to want to find out what happened, this often leads to an endless parade of counterproductive “what-ifs” in your mind.

    The first thing to do is to stop that line of thinking. The story of your relationship is over, so you can’t rewrite it. Instead, try to focus on the fact that you will grow from this experience. Just because it’s over for your relationship doesn’t mean it was a waste of time. “Grief does shape us in big ways," says Lodro Rinzler, a meditation instructor and author of the the new book Love Hurts: Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken.

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    As cheesy and obnoxious as they may seem as inspirational quotes, mantras really do work, because they are a quick way to keep your mind focused on moving forward, rather than spiraling into anxious thoughts.

    “My favorite mantra is ‘feelings are not facts,’" says Dr. Zucker. Repeat it whenever you find yourself in a spot where it’s easy to drift into negative thought territory and spiral out of control — like when you’re trying to sleep or are commuting and have nothing else to focus on. “Turn back into you, and say, okay, I’m feeling scared and insecure, and then try to remind yourself that feelings are not facts,” Dr. Zucker says.

    Other mantras you might try: “I love her, but I love myself more” or “No relationship is a waste of time.” As time goes on, and you get closer to a place of acceptance, the mantra that you find most helpful may change.

    Illustrated by Aimee Sy

    When you’re dealing with the loss of an important relationship, there is a variety of competing emotions you might be feeling: shock, sadness, anger, fear, and more. All of these are not only totally normal, they’re also necessary for healing. The problem: “We live in a culture where we don’t really want to feel, we just want to make it better,” Dr. Zucker says.

    Instead of looking for answers to your emotions, Dr. Zucker suggests really leaning into them. This could mean blocking off time for devoted introspection (and let’s face it, lots of crying) or simply giving yourself permission in the moment to feel however it is that you feel.

    Illustrated by Aimee Sy

    While it’s good to spend as much time as you need working through your emotions, it’s also wise to take a break from them. “We don’t need to feel all the time because we [can end up] paralyzed by emotion,” Dr. Zucker says.

    You can also use distraction as a salve, according to Dr. Brown. Oxytocin, also known as the feel-good "cuddle hormone," can be released when you feel close to someone, even if that someone isn't a romantic partner. Likewise, new experiences can be key. “Learn a new language, exercise a lot if you don’t already,” she says. “Go out and do new things. Hug friends. You need a jolt of oxytocin from someone else.”

    All this said, you want to be focused on sources of distraction that aren't bad for your mind and body in the long run, Zucker says. “If it’s getting wasted every night and acting out, that’s just a temporary distraction that’s ultimately self destructive.”

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    One way to dig deeper into your feelings is to work on making peace with your former partner (at least in your mind.) This can be helpful, because one of the things you have to do after a breakup is rebuild your identity without that person. Working through your feelings towards him or her can help you do that, says Rinzler.

    He suggests an exercise he calls Just Like Me. You can do this as a simple thought exercise or you can write it down.

    “You begin by bringing an image of this person and sitting without judgment for 30 seconds, if possible,” he says. “Then, list positive things that this person desires and add these words at the end: ‘Just like me.’” For example, James wants to feel desired...just like me. James longs for security...just like me.

    Once you get to the end of the “positives,” you can feel free to move into the messier areas: James was arrogant...just like me. James slept with someone he shouldn’t have...just like me.

    Throughout the exercise, these statements will probably bring up a lot of emotions, but instead of pushing them aside or arguing with yourself about who’s to blame, sit with them.

    In most relationships, both parties have made a fair share of mistakes. This is a way to help you come to terms with that, Rinzler says. “Then [you] can drop the contemplation and rest with whatever feelings have emerged from the exercise. It doesn’t negate that this person betrayed you, but ideally you move toward some form of understanding.”

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    After you've had enough of seeing your ex's side, remember to breathe. Meditation can be both a healthy distraction and a way to help you work through your feelings. “We fill the extra space with sex, booze, online shopping, overeating, Netflix bingeing, but at some point, we say, ‘oh, none of this is helping,” Rinzler says. “Meditation is a tool for us to just rest with what’s going on and it might be peaceful and joyful.” The technique comes down to a basic form of resting with the breath, he says, by taking three deep breaths through the nose and out through the mouth, which will calm down your nervous system.

    Our 30-day meditation challenge can you get into the groove.

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    When you’re feeling rejected by someone you love, the pain you feel is literal, not figurative. In fact, studies have shown that the same area of the brain that is involved in the distress of physical pain — the insular cortex — is activated in response to social rejection, says Lucy Brown, PhD, a clinical professor of neuroscience at Yeshiva University whose research focuses on romantic love and the brain. While she confirms that time (ugh, yes) is one of the only ways to end your heartache, she adds that in the meantime, the common over-the-counter pain reliever acetaminophen (sold as Tylenol) might help you feel a little better.

    In fact, for a 2015 study published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers recruited 80 volunteers and separated them into two groups. Half of them got a placebo pill while the other half got a dose of acetaminophen. After waiting for the drugs to kick in, the researchers then showed the participants various images — some distressing and some not — and had them rate how the images made them feel. In the end, those who got a dose of the drug had much less intense reactions to photos that would normally elicit an extreme reaction, leading researchers to conclude that the drug has a “general blunting effect” on emotions.

    Another 2013 study reported that people taking acetaminophen daily for three weeks were less affected by the pain of social rejection.

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    Exercise is just as medicinal for your “broken heart” as it is for your actual heart, because working up a sweat triggers the release of endogenous opiates — also known as endorphins — which are literally your body’s built-in painkillers. In addition to generally boosting your mood, endorphins help you feel better by soothing the pain response, Dr. Brown says.

    Going for a run, hitting up a SoulCycle class, or simply going for a walk can be helpful — just choose an activity you like doing. If an actual workout seems like too much, a few gentle stretches or restorative yoga poses are a great place to start, says New York-based life coach and yoga teacher Lauren Taus.

    One pose that can really help is supta baddha konasana (or reclined bound angle pose), Taus says. Start by laying face-up on the floor or on a yoga mat. Bend your knees and allow them to splay out to each side with the bottoms of your feet touching one another. Let your arms spread out to each side. (You can also use a cushion or bolster under your back if you’d like to feel more supported.)

    Another idea: “Wrap a blanket around your feet to create a feeling of insulation and lie back, placing another blanket over the pelvis to create a feeling of insulation,” Taus says. “This pose can leave us feeling exposed and vulnerable, but encourages openness in a safe, supported way.”

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    Another pose that never fails to relax you and release tension: Savasana or Corpse pose. To do it, all you have to do is lay down on the floor on your back, close your eyes, and breathe. Taus recommends either Savasana with a rolled blanket or bolster under your thigh bones to drop deeper into your pelvis with your arms by your side, palms facing down. “Your chin should be perpendicular to the floor, and your throat should feel open and tension free,” Taus says.

    Another version is Side-Lying Savasana, a twist that will feel really nice because it allows more space in your rib cage and stomach. Lay on your left side with your feet at a wall and your back against a bolster or cushion. Bend your right knee to 90 degrees and support your right knee and shin with a bolster or folded blankets so that the right leg is as high as the right hip. Use a pillow or another folded blanket to support your head so you have a straight spine. Rest here for two to five minutes before moving into the twist.

    Roll your torso to the right over the bolster, keeping your right arm fully supported. You should not feel a stretch, but rather as though your chest is open and your breath is fluid. Stay for another two to five minutes.

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    Another yoga pose you can try is the Supported Child’s Pose, Taus says. Place two yoga blocks underneath two ends of a pillow. Then kneel on the floor, sitting on your heels. Exhale as you lower your chest down to your pillow. “Slide your arms underneath the gap between the pillow and the floor, bringing each hand toward the opposite elbow,” Taus says. Then turn your head to one side, alternating sides halfway through the pose.

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    Part of what makes heartbreak so unbearable is that it feels like it will never end, which just causes more anxiety. It’s worth repeating: the pain will end, and it will probably be over sooner than you think. One study, published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, suggests that for most people, it takes just three months.

    For the study, the researchers recruited 155 undergraduate students who had been through a breakup within the previous six months. Via interviews, the researchers found that 71% of study participants were able to begin to see their lost relationship in a positive light after 11 weeks. They also were more likely to agree with positive statements such as, “I have learned a lot about myself,” and, “I have grown as a person,” when asked about their breakup.

    The lesson: you’ll get there.

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    If you haven't read this monumental self-help book before, after a breakup is the perfect time because it focuses on living in the moment, not ruminating in the past. It's infused with wisdom about how to look at yourself with love and compassion, which is so important when you're reeling from a breakup.

    "Love is not selective, just as the light of the sun is not selective. It does not make one person special. It is not exclusive. Exclusivity is not the love of God but the 'love' of ego. However, the intensity with which true love is felt can vary. There may be one person who reflects your love back to you more clearly and more intensely than others, and if that person feels the same toward you, it can be said that you are in a love relationship with him or her." – The Power Of Now

    You might not be ready to consider sex with a new partner, but when you are, this book is filled with smart advice about reclaiming your sexuality and asking for what you want in bed. A lot of the information is based in psychology, so if you're not into heady self-help books, this might seem more accessible.

    "Emotions are tunnels. You have to go all the way through the darkness to get to the light at the end." – Come As You Are

    This heartbreaking novel about four friends living and falling in love in New York City will gut you, but leave you feeling hopeful for the future after loss. It's long, but worth it if you're ready to lean in to your emotions.

    "...things get broken, and sometimes they get repaired, and in most cases, you realize that no matter what gets damaged, life rearranges itself to compensate for your loss, sometimes wonderfully." – A Little Life

    Practicing self-care is a crucial step in recovering from a breakup. This book of poems by Rupi Kaur is full of carefully-worded, sage advice that will help you remember who you are, and why you're worthy of love. You're going to want to Instagram every page of it.

    "i am a museum full of art
    but you had your eyes shut" – Milk and Honey

    This book is a compilation of advice columns from Cheryl Strayed, and chances are one of them has exactly what you need to hear.

    "You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else." – Tiny Beautiful Things

    It's hard to believe that this book of poems about loss and longing was written way back in 1924, because so much of the advice and observations could be applied to right now. Some of the poems are a bit heavy, so wait until you're really ready to reckon with your feelings before you dig in.

    "I am no longer in love with her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long." – Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

    You might roll your eyes at Nicholas Sparks, but sometimes you need a hokey, melodramatic love story to remind you that there's hope in the world. This one is heavy on the sap, and of course has an iconic film adaptation that's worth checking out as well.

    "There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well." – A Walk To Remember

    If you need an introspective, not overly cheesy, novel about dating as a young adult in New York City, curl up with this one. It's a little cynical, but sometimes breakups can do that to you.

    "Dating is probably the most fraught human interaction there is. You're sizing people up to see if they're worth your time and attention, and they're doing the same to you. It's meritocracy applied to personal life, but there's no accountability." - The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

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    It's no wonder young moms and cool girls, from Kylie Jenner to Rihanna, opt for coffin nails — they're the workhorse of the trendy manicure world. The nail shape (also called ballerina, for its resemblance to a point toe slipper) typically boasts major length that extends to a tapered, blunt tip. Unlike its talon-like sis, the pointy stiletto shape, coffin nails can take a beating while still being fit for delicate jobs, like touching a baby or putting in contact lenses.

    "A coffin shape allows you a level of sexy without compromising function," says Kristin Gyimah, a nail artist and the founder of Dime Nails in LA. "They have a thicker base coming off the nail so they're less likely to break as easily and they're squared off at the top, allowing for more function."

    Though coffin nails can be carved from shorter to nearly inch-long lengths, Gyimah says there's a reason we often see the shape rendered in ultra-long styles. "An almond or stiletto shape will elongate the look of the fingers, but the coffin shape makes fingers look quite a bit longer," she notes.

    With all that real estate comes some pretty fresh takes on the latest manicure trends — including boomer, jelly, orbit nails, and more. See how it's all done, ahead, and get ready to level up on the nail shape seen on the busiest fingers around.

    Many jelly manicures are rendered in bright, gumdrop shades, but manicurist Sarah Nguyen flips the trend on its head by creating a multi-colored look in warmer, fall-ready hues.

    The vibe of a coffin mani alone already brings a certain badassery to the table. Dress the unexpected shape in a simple neutral polish that can go from your morning meeting to last call at the club.

    Classic candy-apple red somehow looks exceptionally more fierce when painted on mid-length, coffin-shaped nails.

    Looking to add even more edge to the ballerina shape? Work in a strong taper and an illusionary accent nail.

    Kylie Jenner has long been a fan of coffin-shaped nails. Here, she and two friends flex the surprisingly functional shape with pink jelly and purple takes on the look.

    Not sure how long to stretch coffin nails? "With longer nails, you can taper in like nobody’s business and see a thinning effect," Gyimah notes. "For a wider finger, a more nuanced taper that starts farther up on the nail looks best, since the lower you start the tapering, the wider the finger will look."

    Orbit nails give lengthy coffins the illusion of brevity thanks to a reverse engineered dark perimeter.

    To keep boomer nails from looking too '80s, paint the French mani-inspired fade on sharp coffin nails.

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    For once, you actually have a pretty good excuse to be whiling away the hours on the Urban Outfitters website, because Black Friday is almost here. And with Black Friday, of course, comes a bevy of super-great deals on items you’ve been coveting for quite some time — sweaters, tops, and this year specifically, corduroy everything — as gifts for your friends and family or, you know, yourself. (Not that we’re projecting on you or anything.)

    Luckily Urban Outfitters is hosting a proper BOGO sale this year. Starting today, November 21, through Friday, November 23, everything at UO will be available for the buy one get one promotion. Buy one for your friend, buy one for yourself. Ahead are some of our favorite picks that anyone in your life will be excited to receive.

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    Ivanka's schedule has not been made public, so each week, we will do our best to cover the public events and forums she attends, the meetings she has with lawmakers and government officials, and her social media presence.

    Welcome to an extra-special Thanksgiving edition of What Ivanka Did This Week! While we don't have a crystal ball, we can say with about 99.9% certainty that just about 24 hours from now, Ivanka will post an Instagram/Insta Story/tweet about all the things she's grateful for, probably with a photo of a turkey or her kids and an American-flag emoji. We'll update this story once that happens. In the meantime, here are all the things she's done in the run-up to the holiday.

    Friday, November 16

    • Ivanka often finds herself in situations where she's either the only woman or one of few. Our body language expert told us what the behavior of the men around her reveals.

    Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith — endorsed by Ivanka — has joked about public hangings and is apparently a fan of making voting "a little more difficult" for those who lean left.

    Monday, November 19

    • Ivanka (conveniently) supported a rule proposed by Democrats that would allow members of Congress to wear religious headwear. Meanwhile, she's said nothing about President Trump's travel, immigration, and refugee ban on several Muslim-majority countries.

    • Ivanka tweeted in support of the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that her father has promised to sign.

    But her emails! This week, Ivanka was hit with a doozy: A new Washington Post report found that she's been using her private email account for White House business. A watchdog group is asking Congress to investigate ASAP.

    Although their relationship is at times thorny, this Thanksgiving Ivanka is undoubtedly thankful for her dad, who called the scandal "fake news" and said it's absolutely nothing compared to Hillary Clinton's horrible email sins. "Just so you understand, early and for a little period of time, Ivanka did some emails," he told reporters on Tuesday, according to CNN. "They weren't classified like Hillary Clinton. They weren't deleted like Hillary Clinton. She wasn't doing that to hide her emails." (The emails Clinton deleted were of a personal nature.)

    [Insert sentimental Thanksgiving Instagram photo here.]

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    There's one thing all dermatologists will agree on: Retinol is the gold-standard ingredient in skin care. Retinoids, which are different-strength derivatives of vitamin A, have the ability to exfoliate the top layer of skin cells at lightning speed, subsequently encouraging collagen production, ironing away fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing hyperpigmentation, and keeping acne at bay.

    Retinoids may come highly recommended by the pros, but there are a number of important rules skin experts want you to remember when incorporating the wonder ingredient into your skin-care routine for the very first time — and it really pays to stick to them. We asked dermatologist Emma Wedgeworth to share her top five tips for nailing retinol in skin care... because no one wants to have to deal with sore, flaky skin when clear, healthy skin is your goal.

    Skin Purging Is Real

    "When I prescribe clinical-strength retinol, skin purging happens all the time," says Dr. Wedgeworth. "I really have to warn people, but I always tell my clients that they’ll get there — it’s just all this congestion coming out." That means breakouts — and it could mean a lot of them. As Dr. Wedgeworth explains, vitamin A is great at dissolving comedones, the blocked pores clogged with buildup from oil and keratin that can take form as either "closed" flesh-colored bumps or "open" blackheads, whiteheads, and small red bumps.

    "Once that whole process is happening, skin becomes more inflamed and red because the skin recognizes that something is changing, and so makes those little bumps into bigger, redder ones," Dr. Wedgeworth says — so if you hadn't noticed your blocked pores under the skin before, you're about to notice them tenfold. "For some people it can be really active, but it settles after that stage, so I always warn people that when it comes to acne, things get worse before they get better," she says.

    Get Your Dose Right

    "[Skin purging] is less likely to happen with a milder form of retinol," Dr Wedgeworth says. As far as over-the-counter options, Shani Darden's Texture Reform is a great place to start: The gentle nightly serum is packed with aloe, niacinamide, and coffee-fruit extract in addition to a mild retinoid for serious soothing and resurfacing properties (which is exactly why it's one of our 2018 Beauty Innovator Awards winners). For a more affordable alternative, there's Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair serum, which comes highly recommended by derms; Kate Somerville's new +Retinol Vita C Power Serum is also earning rave reviews.

    Regardless of how badly you purge, that phase shouldn't last long. "The timeframe is different for everyone, and it depends on the sort of skin you’ve got and how many blocked pores you have," Dr. Wedgeworth says. "The first four to six weeks of using a retinol can be worse, but it tends to settle down soon after that."

    Start Slowly

    "It really pays to build up your retinol use," Dr. Wedgeworth says. "Listen to your skin and combine retinol with other products." She recommends that sensitive skin types start by using it just twice a week, mixing a couple of drops into your favorite moisturizer after cleansing. "If you’re okay after two weeks, increase it to every other day, and if you aren’t sensitive, you can use it every other day," she says. "You can even put it neat onto the skin and apply moisturizer afterwards."

    Cut Back On Other Products

    Dr. Wedgeworth recommends approaching your skin-care cocktails with caution if you're a retinol novice. "I would ease back on the other actives you’re using, such as AHAs and BHAs (exfoliating acids). This way, most people tolerate retinol fine," she says. "It’s a fine line, though. A little bit of flakiness and redness suggests it’s working, but you don’t want to push the skin too much." One thing you should always use in the day is sunscreen, as retinol can increase your skin's sensitivity to UV light.

    Avoid The Eye Area

    "This is always the first area people notice changes," Dr. Wedgeworth explains — and that includes redness and flaky, sore skin. "Really gentle retinol can actually be very helpful for this area, but at first, avoid the eye and lip area and gradually build it up," she says. "Always apply something around your lips and eyes first to act as a protective barrier. I love Clinique's Pep-Start Pout Perfecting Balm."

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    Amazon may be better known for Cyber Monday, but its Black Friday deals are too good to pass up — especially since the deals have already begun.

    We've been eyeing all the usual Black Friday tech deals: headphones, accessories for our new Apple devices, bluetooth speakers, as well as a few items you wouldn't normally think to get the day after Thanksgiving. With free standard shipping for holiday orders, the discounts have gotten even more tempting.

    Click through to see some of the Amazon devices and tech goodies on sale now.

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    Certified Refurbished Echo Plus (1st Gen)

    If you don't have a home assistant device yet, the Echo Plus is a great one to start with. You can play music, make calls, and set timers all with the sound of your voice.



    Amazon Certified Refurbished Echo Plus (1st Gen), $79.98, available at Amazon

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera Kit With 14-42mm Lens

    Get the look of a vintage film camera with the capabilities of a modern kit. It can shoot 4K video and is Wi-Fi enabled so sharing your photos and home videos has never been easier.



    Olympus Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera Kit, $599, available at Amazon

    HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

    Print social media photos on 2x3 sticky-backed paper — the perfect gift for the Instagram obsessed.



    HP Sprocket Portable Social Media Photo Printer, $89.95, available at Amazon

    Just Dance 2019

    The newest version of the hit video game is on sale for all consoles. New songs include Finesse by Bruno Mars & Cardi B, Work Work by Britney, and Havana by Camila Cabello.



    Ubisoft Just Dance 2019, $25.99, available at Amazon

    BOSS Audio BV9358B Car DVD Player

    Enabled with a touch screen and bluetooth for both audio and calling, it's set to become one of Amazon's best sellers.



    Boss Audio BOSS Audio BV9358B Car DVD Player, $76.48, available at Amazon

    Sony CH700N Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones

    One of the best parts about the holidays is taking time to relax and forget the outside world for a bit. What better way to do that than with noise cancelling headphones?



    Sony Sony CH700N Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, $69.98, available at Amazon

    Sandisk Ultra 128GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter

    Better, faster, stronger.



    SanDisk Ultra 128GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, $19.99, available at Amazon

    Choetech Fast Wireless Charger

    Designed with three charging speeds, this wireless charger is compatible with most major phone models.



    Choetech Choetech Fast Wireless Charger, $18.48, available at Amazon

    Lenovo 2019 15.6" HD Laptop Computer

    With the option of up to a one terabyte hard drive, you'll now have a place to store all your holiday photos and home videos.



    Lenovo Lenovo 2019 15.6" HD Laptop Computer, $298.99, available at Amazon

    FosPower 3-Outlet USB Wall Charger Surge Protector

    With all that tech you're eyeing, you'll need a way to charge it all. This wall charger comes with the option of outlets and USB ports.



    FosPower FosPower 3-Outlet USB Wall Charger Surge Protector, $11.99, available at Amazon

    Toshiba 50" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV - Fire TV Edition

    With Fire TV built in, which means instant access to Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video, it's basically like buying two devices for the price of one that's on sale.



    Toshiba Toshiba 50" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV - Fire TV Edition, $299.99, available at Amazon

    Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation)

    It's waterproof, the battery lasts for weeks, if it's not on your wishlist, you might want to revise it.



    Kindle Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation), $79.98, available at Amazon

    Huawei MateBook X Pro i7

    From November 18 through November 26, you can get $150 off the i7. In the event you don't jump on the deal for Black Friday, you can still save if you buy it December 9 through December 15.



    Huawei Huawei MateBook X Pro i7, $1349.98, available at Amazon

    All-New Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

    Get the latest Echo Dot for a steal this Black Friday. It's basically half off.



    Amazon All-New Echo Dot (3rd Gen), $24, available at Amazon

    Fosmon Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Controller

    Did you just upgrade your Macbook? Well even if you didn't, getting a new tech accessory can make it feel like you did.



    Fosmon Fosmon Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Controller, $22.99, available at Amazon

    Fire TV Stick 4K

    The newest member of the Fire TV Stick family is on sale. Alexa enabled, you can use all your favorite streaming app easily using this device.



    Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K , $34.99, available at Amazon

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    Liza Koshy Spills Her Bag

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    We’re living in an age of truly great TV — there’s no shortage of binge-worthy true-crime docuseries to fill a hungover Sunday afternoon or exquisitely mindless reality shows to serve as the antidote to a stressful workday. But for many of us, there are certain shows that go well beyond being an addictive watch; they’re the shows that almost feel like part of us, the ones that uncannily tap into the most granular details of our lives or give us a new perspective on the world we live in.

    That’s why, together with Philo, a new live- and on-demand-TV platform, we got Refinery29 staff to share the shows that have made a major impact on them — whether it’s a nature program that helps you feel grounded in reality when the world feels out of control or a home-improvement show that ignites creativity. Click ahead to find out which shows continue to have a lasting impression on us, then check them out for yourself on Philo.

    Ancient Aliens(Airs on the History Channel)

    "I have an old man’s taste in television, but until fairly recently, my only 'encounter' with this program was the meme of Giorgio A. Tsoukalos that made the rounds a few years ago (you know the one: “ALIENS”). But on a fellow old man’s recommendation (my dad’s), I gave it a shot — and now, I’m a believer, kind of. Though the evidence presented by the show is at times dubious, the larger message — that we are all connected, perhaps thanks to a benevolent higher power that shows itself in mysterious ways (until it gets tired of us as playthings) — is super interesting to think about. And, if anything, Ancient Aliens has expanded my mind on many a Saturday afternoon, when I can contemplate the infinite universe, space, and time without leaving my apartment." —Chelsea Peng, Fashion Editor

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    Broad City(Airs on Comedy Central)

    "There are countless shows set in New York City, but Broad City was the first one that felt like a true reflection of my experience here, arriving fresh out of college: the weird real estate agents trying to sell you shoebox apartments, the faulty AC units during the hottest of summers, the hilarious everyday moments that typically aren’t granted a plot line. And at the end of the day — at the heart of the show — the most significant relationship is not the fleeting romantic flings but the deep love and friendship between Abbi and Ilana. Watching reruns with my roommate (who happens to be my best friend of 10 years) never ceases to make me feel thankful for living in this crazy city. The guttural laughs don’t hurt, either." —Jennifer Mulrow, Fashion & Beauty Writer

    Designed by Vero Romero.

    Planet Earth (Reruns on BBC America)

    "We live in a seriously crazy world, which most of us — no matter how well traveled — have seen very little of. Planet Earth offers a fascinating look at its most unbelievable wonders on scales large and small. While I’ll never make it to the majority of the featured locales IRL (we're talking deep into the jungle, the Arctic, the Sahara), this show has inspired me to choose more remote, more nature-centric travel destinations. It’s introduced me to wildlife and phenomenon that blow my mind — giving me so much respect for nature. And on a broader level, it’s instilled in me an understanding that Earth is not ours to trample. Not to mention, the photography is wild." —Cate Seiser, Senior Content Editor

    Designed by Vero Romero.

    Barefoot Contessa(Airs on Food Network)

    "My mom was the person who first introduced me to Barefoot Contessa. Growing up, I would always watch it with her on weekend mornings and then we'd pore over Ina Garten’s cookbooks and decide which of her recipes looked the best. To this day, if I’m stressed out and need to relax, I watch an episode of Barefoot Contessa. Something about watching her pour out ingredients and create beautiful food is so meditative." —Anabel Pasarow, Work & Money Production Assistant

    Designed by Vero Romero.

    Trading Spaces(Airs on TLC)

    " Trading Spaces was such an important part of growing up. It was the one show that everyone in my family loved, so we would all sit down and watch it together, picking sides and playfully fighting over whose design was best. But aside from the camaraderie the show provided me and my family, it was also the first show I watched that tapped my creative side and got me interested in following a creative career path. Even now, with the reboot of the show, I get the same feeling of inspiration and creative motivation (yes, even from Hildi's wildest designs)." —Jen Anderson, Lifestyle Writer

    Designed by Vero Romero.

    Chopped(Airs on Food Network)

    "Growing up, my French mother taught me the cooking basics — like how to make a solid batch of crepes and a simple-yet-delish salad dressing — but it wasn't until I went off to college that I realized how much I loved the art of cooking. This show gave me so much inspiration and helped me foster my new skills, learning a new technique or interesting food combination every time I watched it." —Claire Fontanetta, Senior Beauty Editor

    Designed by Vero Romero.

    Portlandia(Reruns on IFC)

    "I watched Portlandia with my mom and sister while my mom was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. We knew that no matter the case, we could count on the show to make us laugh. Watching it now, I’m reminded that during times of hardship, it’s important to surround yourself with things that make you happy, and this show gave that to my family." —Cassidy Turner, Photo Editor

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    Today may not be Black Friday, but lucky for us Wayfair is hopping on the early shopping train with slashed prices on a wide selection of big home buys across the site. The company kick-started its Black Friday Week sale an entire week in advance of November 23's highly-anticipated shop-holiday — offering up to 80% off items all the way through the end of the month.

    With closeouts on everything from mid-century modern furniture to luxe bedding essentials and unique decor accents, the purchase options seem endless. So, we waded through the stacked selection to pull out the best finds for the biggest deals while they're still in stock. Scroll ahead to shop the top steals on 25 dream home pieces you've been wish-listing all year. If there's ever a time to pull the checkout trigger on plush statement sofas, stylish wooden accent dressers, bohemian area rugs, and/or artful metallic table lamps, it's now.

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    Good: Oversized Down Comforter
    Deal: 75% Off
    Stay snug in bed all season long with this oversized, hypoallergenic down-filled comforter from Eddie Bauer.



    Eddie Bauer All Season Down Comforter, Queen, $126.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Statement Sofa
    The Deal: 53% Off
    Go big and go home with this glamorous, velvet-upholstered statement sofa.



    Willa Arlo Interiors Ferrao Chesterfield Sofa, $629.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Handwoven Kilim-Style Rug
    The Deal: 51% Off
    Warm up your floors with a flat-woven rug in a chic, Southwestern-style design.



    Laurel Foundry Darko Handwoven Area Rug, 3'6'' x 5'6'', $143.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Memory Foam Mattress Topper
    The Deal: 74% Off
    If you're not ready to go the full memory foam mattress route yet, try out a more affordable topper first to get the cushy feel.



    Lucid 4" Memory Foam Mattress Topper, $122.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Metallic Accent Lamps
    The Deal: 67% Off
    What's better than one chic, sleek, and affordable metallic accent lamp? A set of two.



    Wade Logan Courtney 24" Table Lamp, Set of 2, $100.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Dual-Purpose Pet Bed & Ottoman
    The Deal: 28% Off
    Give your furry friends a comfy hideaway that's cleverly tucked inside a chic decor piece.



    Tucker Murphy Pet Haledon Knit Cozy Pet Home, $64.98, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Wooden Accent Dresser
    The Deal: 74% Off
    The price point on this elegant wood-finished piece, accented with aluminum ring pulls and corner brackets is almost dreamier than dresser itself.



    Mercer41 Mathis 3 Drawer Accent Chest, $319.88, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Rustic-Modern Coffee Table
    The Deal: 21% Off
    Ease into the mid-century modern trend by investing in an anchor piece that will pull your living space together with clean and classic ease.



    Langley Street Napoleon Coffee Table, $190.54, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Full/Queen Cotton Linen Duvet
    The Deal: 80% Off
    There's only six of these left and we can see why. This duvet has a calming, go-with-everything style with a price that can't be beat.



    The Twillery Co. Hammett Duvet Cover, $88.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Golden Accent Mirror
    The Deal: 42% Off
    Brighten your room with a decor piece that adds depth while making an artful statement.



    Willa Arlo Interiors Josephson Accent Mirror, $147.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Stylish Loveseat
    The Deal: 22% Off
    This loveseat is the stylish, comfortable, space-saving couch solution that we've been searching for.



    Mercury Row Garren Standard Loveseat, $251.19, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Bohemian Area Rug
    The Deal: 67% Off
    This affordable area rug has just the right amount of understated bohemian-vibes for blending into any space, no matter the decor style.



    CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Moroccan Nasiba Tribal Ivory Area Rug, $26.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Large Floor Mirror
    The Deal: 88% Off
    Your search for an oversized mirror ends here.



    Trent Austin Design Bentson Rectangle Wood Floor Mirror, $203.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Mid-Century Modern Side Table
    The Deal: 65% Off
    Feeling romantic about the rich midnight-blue wash on this MCM nightstand with metal-capped McCobb legs.



    Mercury Row Kraemer 2 Drawer Nightstand, $152.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Upholstered Platform Bed
    The Deal: 43% Off
    The clean lines-soft color combo on this platform frame make it an easy and elegant modern accent for pulling together a bedroom.



    Langley Street Rasmussen Upholstered Platform Bed, $332.2, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Modern Floor Lamp
    The Deal: 66% Off
    Choose a floor lamp that also serves dual-purpose as a modern art piece — case in point: this sleek, black metal tripod.



    Langley Street Rudy Tripod Floor Lamp, $66.98, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Luxe Velvet Sofa
    The Deal: 55% Off
    We never thought we'd see the day where a pink sofa would make stylish sense inside our spaces — low and behold, that day is here.



    Mistana Derry Sofa, $600.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Rustic Nightstand
    The Deal: 66% Off
    Add a rustic flourish to your bedside with this softly-distressed and brass knob-accented wooden nightstand.



    Mistana Abbey 3 Drawer Nightstand, $195.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Memory Foam Pillow
    The Deal: 80% Off
    Get yourself armed and ready for major R&R during the holidays with a pair of these soft-as-a-cloud, memory foam pillows.



    Alwyn Home Memory Foam Pillow, $19.98, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Sleek Kitchen/Bar Cart
    The Deal: 60% Off
    This Sonoma oak-finished cart is the effortless answer to our all our small kitchen, big booze collection woes.



    Mercury Row Comet Kitchen Cart with Wooden Top, $138.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Gilded Nesting Tables
    The Deal: 45% Off
    Step up your living room style with a pair of artful, gilded nesting tables.



    Everly Quinn Adrianna 2 Piece Coffee Table Set, $192.65, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Contemporary Armchair
    The Deal: 72% Off
    This soft, contemporary armchair is winter reading nook-approved.



    iSTANT HOME Clementina Armchair, $278.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Modern Indoor/Outdoor Rug
    The Deal: 51% Off
    Try placing a stylish indoor-outdoor rug inside your space for decor piece that's more durable while still making a statement.



    Mack & Milo Anette Ivory/Black/Gray Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug, 5'3'' , $134.99, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Retro TV Stand
    The Deal: 57% Off
    Use this retro furniture piece as an entertainment stand, dresser, or stylish extra storage space anywhere inside your apartment.



    Mercury Row Duffy TV Stand, $82.15, available at Wayfair

    The Good: Stylish Room Divider
    The Deal: 32% Off
    Break up a small space with this elegant, rice paper-paneled screen that doubles as a decor accent when folded and placed against a wall.



    Bungalow Rose Leiva Room Divider, $87.73, available at Wayfair

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    I see London, I see France, I see a damn good deal on underpants. Black Friday is quickly approaching and it never fails to live up to the hype. With tons of amazing deals and discounts, most of which you can now shop directly from your phone, it's the most wonderful time of the year to stock up. But where others may be making more frivolous purchases, think about how good you’ll feel if you walk away with the most underrated Cyber Week purchase of all — new underwear.

    From briefs to bikinis, there are tons of styles expected to be available for discounted prices come the shopping holiday. Plan to give your underwear drawer a total refresh or pick up a few sets for your friends or siblings as stocking stuffers. Ahead you’ll find some of the best undies deals happening this weekend from sultry, lace styles to period-friendly picks that you won't want to miss out on.

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    Calvin Klein
    Dates: November 22 (ends at midnight)
    Sale: Up to 60% Calvin Klein underwear. All underwear from the Calvin Klein verified storefront. You need to click around a bit to find the deal that's best for you but it's there and it's good.
    Promo Code: None



    Calvin Klein Calvin Klein Cotton Bikini, $8.78, available at Amazon

    Aerie
    Dates: Now
    Sale: 40% off the Aerie collection + all undies are for $35
    Promo Code: None, just go here to shop



    Aerie Real Sunnie Wireless Lightly Lined Bra, $23.97, available at Aerie

    Knix
    Dates: 11/23
    Sale: 40% off select styles
    Promo Code: None



    Knix Athletic Bikini Underwear, $18, available at Knix

    Figleaves
    Dates: Now
    Sale: Up to 70% all black bras through Black Friday
    Promo Code: None, just visit the black bras page, here.



    Heidi Klum Intimates Intimates Dreamtime Underwire Bra, $19.5, available at figleaves.com

    Hanes
    Dates: Now - 11/26
    Sale: $10 off your order of $60 or more + site-wide deals on all underwear
    Promo Code: 10OFFNOW



    Hanes Cool Comfort™ Pure Bliss® Cotton Hipster Panties 8-Pack, $15.25, available at Hanes

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    Dates: 11/21 - 11/26
    Sale: 30% off of everything, including sale items
    Promo Code: THANKS



    Tani SilkCut Women's Bikini Panty, $10, available at Tani

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    Dates: 11/20 - 11/27
    Sale: 25% off site-wide
    Promo Code: CYBER25



    True & Co. Gramercy Balconette Full Cup, $45, available at True & Co.

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    Sale: Get a Pumpkin Spice 3-Pack of undies for over 30% off
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    Icon Undies Pumpkin Spice 3-pack, $69, available at Icon Undies

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    Sale: Up to 70% off site-wide
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    Cotton On Racer Back Studio Sports Crop, $7, available at Cotton On

    Felina
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    Sale: Up to 50% off
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    Felina So Smooth Low Rise Bikini 6-pack, $30, available at Felina

    Ashley Stewart
    Dates: Now - 11/26
    Sale: 40% off everything
    Promo Code: None, just head to this page to shop.



    Ashley Stewart Plunge Butterfly Bra, $23.7, available at Ashley Stewart

    Only Hearts
    Dates: 11/23
    Sale: 25% off of everything
    Promo Code: None



    Only Hearts Dylan Hi-Cut Brief, $37, available at Only Hearts

    TomboyX
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    Sale: 25% off site-wide
    Promo Code: None



    TomboyX MicroModal Daisy Bikini Underwear, $10.99, available at TomboyX

    Bluebella
    Dates: 11/24 - 11/25
    Sale: 50% off of Pandora and Gabriela styles
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    BlueBella Pandora Thong Black, $30, available at Bluebella

    Intimissimi
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    Sale: 50% off select styles
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    Intimissimi Velvet Touch Hiphugger, $27, available at Intimissimi

    Gooseberry Intimates
    Dates: 11/23 - 11/26
    Sale: Take 30% off of everything + free shipping
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    Gooseberry Intimates Be Mine Emerald Set, $65, available at Gooseberry Intimates

    & Other Stories
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    & Other Stories Square Lace Briefs, $19, available at & Other Stories

    Victoria’s Secret
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    Sale: Buy three pairs of underwear and get three free
    Promo Code: BUY3GET3



    Victoria's Secret Logo Hiphugger Panty, $10.5, available at Victoria's Secret

    Hanky Panky
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    Sale: Up to 65% best sellers
    Promo Code: None, just head to this page to shop the semi-annual sale.



    Hanky Panky Heather Jersey Original Rise Thong, $13.99, available at Hanky Panky

    Simply Be
    Dates: Now
    Sale: 30% off site-wide + free shipping.
    Promo Code: PRECYBER



    Simply Be Pretty Secrets Ella Lace 2-pack Plunge Wired Bras, $42.99, available at Simply Be

    Chantelle
    Dates: Now
    Sale: Up to 40% luxury collections off for a limited time.
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    Chantelle C Chic Sexy Plunge bra, $54, available at Chantelle

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    Ring the alarm because sale time has fully landed. We've been long awaiting Reformation 's fall sale since the weather turned. Our go-to sustainable fashion brand is majorly marking down every NYE perfect slip dress, faux fur cuffed coat, and on-trend pair of jeans for a mere five days, all in the name of Black Friday. And for anyone who's waited in the line — a line comparable to yesterday's record-breaking airport security lines — for the brand's rare sample sales, you'll know how much of treat it is to be able to do all your shopping right from the comfort of your post-Thanksgiving food coma.

    From now until midnight on Cyber Monday, Reformation is slashing its prices site-wide by 30%. So all those little white tops you've been eyeing for a tropical getaway and those cozy sweaters to covet for the winter-y months ahead are just an add to cart button away — but only while supplies last. Don't you fret, though. To help ensure a successful Black Friday outcome, we've rounded up 25 of the best deep-discounted pieces from this once-a-year mega sale.

    So plug in your laptop and make yourself comfortable — you've got some serious shopping to do.

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    Trying to imagine new ways to revamp your dark hair can get tricky when you don't want to go blonde or aren't really into bright color transformations. That's why we recently expanded our search for beautiful hair trends all over the world — and found a look in Brazil that brunettes will absolutely love.

    Down in the land of Gisele waves, Brazilian women are asking for "illuminated brunette," or as they call it in Portuguese: " morenas iluminadas." The color technique is all the rave in São Paulo, where local hairstylist João Bosco 's Salon 1838 is located. He says almost half of his clients are now asking for the color — which is quickly becoming his most-requested style after blonde. And it's not just at his salon: On Instagram, the hashtag #MorenasIluminadas has more than 192k posts.

    Bosco achieves the look by hand-painting one-inch strands all over the head just three shades lighter than the client's natural color. He sweeps the color from the ends up, teasing the hair around the midlengths so there is no line of demarcation. He then smudges the roots with a toner that matches the client's base so it all blends together into dreamy perfection.

    The best part? It's super low maintenance and the grow-out is seamless (since you're painting on top of your natural base color). Bosco tells us the color typically lasts six months. "I've even had clients who come just once a year," he says.

    If you're looking for a way to change up your dark hair before 2019, we've rounded up all the inspiration you need, ahead. Take them to your stylist, or just book a flight to Brazil in time for New Year's.

    Bosco says more and more of his clients are chopping their long hair to their shoulders, and this color is perfect for brightening up those face-framing layers. As your hair grows out, you won't have to worry about keeping up with color appointments.

    @jobosco

    Morenas iluminadas is especially great for those with curls. The technique will bring extra atenção (attention) to your gorgeous natural definition, with less damage than all-over bleach.

    @jothacunha

    Although you won't have to visit the salon as often for a touchup, aftercare is important to keep the color looking bright and healthy for as long as possible. Bosco suggests doing an in-salon moisturizing treatment every 20 days and, at home, using the Pantene Intense Rescue Shots, a Brazil drugstore favorite that will finally be available in the U.S. starting next month. (Bosco is a spokesperson for the brand.)

    @jobosco

    Bosco says the brighter color can range from golden to copper, depending on the client. Ask your stylist for a shade that will best complement your natural hair color, like these beautiful toffee highlights.

    @petermenezes

    This side-by-side photo perfectly depicts the dramatic difference the color technique can make. It's like a sun-kissed Rio glow, but for your hair.

    @rapunzel_nessa

    Goodbye dull hair, hello radiant Instagram-worthy strands. How dreamy is this?

    Travel and accommodations were provided by Pantene for the purpose of writing this story.

    @sol_hairstylist

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    If 2018 turned out anything like '80s science fiction promised, we'd have immersive computer-generated realities and robot law enforcement instead of Fortnite and mini drones you can buy at Kohl's. But here we are, approaching 2019, with nothing to show for it but 3D printers and hoverboards you can't even ride on public property in case they catch fire.

    But we shouldn't lose hope for the future — at least, not where innovations in beauty are concerned. Nobody can really predict what the hell is going to happen in the next few years, good or bad, but every day brings us a new skin-care product that we would've thought impossible five years ago. A resurfacing serum that leaves you practically baby-skinned overnight. A moisturizer that feels like nothing on your face, but hydrates as well as a heavy cream. Stickers that suck the life out of pimples but disappear into skin, so you can go about your life like you don't have a whitehead the size of a planet on which we may someday live.

    So, until the real future arrives (and it will eventually, right?), we'll take the major skin-care advances that the beauty world brought us this year. We tried $3,338 worth of moisturizers, acne cure-alls, face masks, cleansers, and eye creams, and even products that claimed to bring us one step closer to the IRL Fountain of Youth, all in the name of tracking down the best of the best of what 2018 had to offer for our Beauty Innovator Awards. Ahead, the skin-care products we wouldn't board a spaceship without — because if you're facing off against the future, why not do it with the best skin of your life?

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    We can’t even with this gel, which locks in moisture without suffocating skin thanks to an unbelievably light, hyaluronic acid-rich water-jelly formula even the oily-skinned will die over. (How's that for drama?) A high concentration of cucumber extract makes it especially soothing, so don't let the weightless texture fool you — even dry skin types will see healthier, more hydrated results. "Putting this moisturizer on is the best part of my night routine," says R29 news and politics reporter Andrea González-Ramírez. "For a minute it feels like the world isn't ending."



    Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, $28, available at Ulta Beauty

    Whip skin into shape with this highly addictive all-in-one, which uses lactic acid, aloe, and a mild retinoid for instant results you won’t want to quit — and don't have to, considering it's gentle enough to use nightly. "Resurfacing serums tend to do one of two things to my skin, either leaving it pink and sensitive while smoothing and evening, or nothing at all," says R29 senior beauty editor Lexy Lebsack. "This one bridges the gap by being gentle enough for every day with no redness, dryness, or irritation, and creates brighter, borderline glowing skin after just a few uses."



    Shani Darden Texture Reform™ Gentle Resurfacing Serum, $95, available at Shani Darden

    These whisper-thin acne patches draw out pus like no other and disappear completely under a dot of concealer. "These are basically miracle products that will turn a bump flat overnight, in my experience," says R29 lifestyle editor Cait Munro. "I get anxiety when I don't have at least a full sheet of them in my possession." A true hero — Enrique Iglesias could never.



    Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Invisible+ Acne Stickers, $18, available at Madewell

    Lazy, hungover Sunday at home or 17-hour transatlantic flight to Sydney — either way, you’re going to want this minty moisturizing mask, which is packed with vitamins and nourishing shea butter, at your side. Needless to say, its cult-favorite reputation and frequently sold-out status are well-deserved; our testers called the thick, hydrating leave-on formula "life-changing," "a game-changer," and "actually perfect."



    Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, $48, available at Sephora

    By combining gently exfoliating alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids with aloe and green-tea extract, the celebrity go-to dermatologist created the rare deep cleanser that's potent enough to help kick hormonal breakouts, but gentle enough to wash away eye makeup without making anyone cry. "The scent-free gel goes on super smooth, doesn't lather too much, and always leaves me with hydrated skin that feels perfectly clean," says R29 senior beauty writer Rachel Lubitz.



    Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel, $38, available at DermStore

    Supercharged with vitamins C and E, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid, this potent eye cream sends dark circles and fine lines running at the sight of it, and strengthens the delicate skin in that area over the longterm. "This eye cream is so lightweight, and I love that I'm getting even more vitamin C under my eyes, where my dark circles need it the most," says R29 deputy beauty director Jessica Cruel.



    Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Eye Cream, $65, available at DermStore

    30 minutes with this skin-cooling, deeply-quenching gel mask, and you’ll finally understand why those women in the Neutrogena ads are always smiling like that. "For $3, hyaluronic acid in a face mask is impressive," says R29 beauty writer Thatiana Diaz. "This one makes my skin look like I just got a facial, without having to spend any money on the real thing."



    Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask, $2.99, available at Ulta Beauty

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    Earlier this month an organization called The Satanic Temple claimed that Netflix and Warner Bros, the studios behind Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a reimaginaing of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, had copied one of their statues and used it in the show. After making a complaint and later suing the two production companies for $50 million. It is now been reported by the Los Angeles Times that the lawsuit has been settled "amicably," which is a relief for all involved, surely.

    The Satanic Temple, a group based in Salem, MA which does not promote a belief in "a personal Satan" but encourages "benevolence and empathy among all people," alleged that a copy of their goat-headed deity, Baphomet, had been featured in four of the new episodes of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Before any legal proceedings had kicked off, the temple's founder, Lucien Greaves, had posted images on Twitter comparing the likeness between the two.

    Very similar, right? Well, the courts seemed to agree as yesterday evening Greaves confirmed on social media that "one of the most overpublicized of copyright claims" had now come to an end.

    The tweet linked back to a statement he had posted on religion and spirituality website Patheos. He wrote: "The unique elements of the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet statue have been acknowledged in the credits of episodes which have already been filmed. The remaining terms of the settlement are subject to a confidentiality agreement."

    Greaves also spoke about the hate mail he had received since filing the lawsuit, and "the confused claim from the people who said we were 'playing the victim,' with the alternative being that we simply stand silent when we feel our work may have been exploited."

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    As '90s kids, the first thing we'd put on our holiday wishlist was a sweet toy: Tamagotchis, Hit Clips, and Bratz dolls would get us beyond hyped when it was time to unwrap presents.

    Those were simpler times. As adults, our wishes — and needs — have changed. Frankly, being a grown-up is exhausting, and all we want to do these days is relax. Brunch dates, shopping trips, and cocktail hours would gladly be traded for a massage or trip to the spa. But every holiday season, that gets tougher: Between gift shopping, working, hosting family, and mandatory partying, downtime is usually the hardest thing to get.

    Luckily, you don't even need to leave the house to truly unwind. There are plenty of relaxing holiday sets you can give (and gift yourself) that'll basically turn your bathroom into a five-star oasis... or at least as close as you can get with your cousins screaming "Yahtzee!" from the other room. We rounded them up, ahead.

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    Bath bombs might be small, but they make a huge difference in an at-home spa day. This dreamy under-$5 set is the perfect stocking stuffer for a friend... or for yourself.



    Me! Tini Peppermint Mocha Bath And Body Gift Set, $3.99, available at Target

    What better way to declare your OOO status than with cooling, de-puffing eye patches and this silky "Offline" eye mask?



    BeautyBio Bright Eyes Set, $25, available at Nordstrom

    With shower cream, soap, body scrub, body butter, and a matching pouf all included, this shea butter-y body ritual makes for silky skin you can maintain in and out of the shower.



    The Body Shop Shea Body Care Essentials Gift, $20, available at Ulta Beauty

    This isn't your average body oil (as you could probably already tell from the fact that it's Chanel); it's a super-luxe blend made for exclusive use at the Ritz Paris Spa... and, provided you can afford it, your own bathtub.



    Chanel Jasmin Body Massage Oil, $230, available at Chanel

    Everything you need to reset your skin and body comes in this box, including bath salts, a cleansing bar, and an exfoliating towel. The best part? Five percent of gift proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.



    Knack A Restful Pause Spa Gift Set, $121, available at Knack

    Good luck fulfilling any adult commitments once you get this facial steamer — you'll just want to sit and steep your skin all day.



    Conair True Glow by Conair Warm Steam Facial Sauna, $24.99, available at Target

    A relaxing mood is always made better by the right fragrance. This sample kit from Sephora includes 15 sample-size minis, so you can test them all before investing in a full-sized bottle (which you can redeem the included scent certificate for at any U.S. Sephora.)



    Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler, $65, available at Sephora

    Did an at-home spa day even happen if you didn't light a candle? Pick up a few mini ones from Bath & Body Works, and light 'em when you need your space to smell like holiday cheer.



    Bath & Body Works Tis the Season Mini Candle, $6.5, available at Bath & Body Works

    A DIY manicure is one of the easiest ways to pamper yourself (if you can manage to color in the lines — otherwise it's just stressful). This kit comes with three festive colors to paint your nails with before any party or family movie night.



    JINsoon JINsoon Encore Collection, $42, available at Barneys New York

    Unwrapping one Peter Thomas Roth face mask would make any skin-care lover giddy; unwrapping six of them will take your BFF's multi-masking routine to the next level.



    Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy, $75, available at Sephora

    Shower time is too sacred to use body products that won't make you feel like royalty, so pick up this four-piece body set that anyone on your list will love (yourself included).



    Rituals The Ritual of Dao Calming Ritual, $45, available at Rituals

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    If there's anything we've learned from Hollywood couples this year, it's that the only way to prove your undying affection is through tattoos. Long gone are the days of engraved Tiffany rings — now, nothing says "I love you" more than getting the sentiment inked permanently on your body.

    But what we've also learned is that things can go south quickly, and when they do, we hope you saved enough cash for the eventual, often elaborate cover-up. In the end, if you want to get a tattoo with someone, you're probably better off going with your pet pig, RGB, or better yet, your family. At the end of the day, even if they drive you crazy, they will never leave you.

    While the thought of family tattoos might seem tacky (and, trust us, there are many ideas and designs that are), some designs are a seriously cool way to cement your forever bond. So for Thanksgiving break, while you're all gathered together in one place, we've rounded up the best tattoo ideas to try with your siblings, cousins, mom, or whoever else wants to sneak out of the house while the turkey is cooking.

    Remember when you made pinky promises as kids? Now you can get the nostalgic artwork to remind you of your little secret.

    @skinlabel_tattoo_studio

    Infinity signs don't have to be for couples. Show your cousins you'll always have their back with matching tats. As the tattoo artist wrote, "The family that gets ink together, stays together."

    @cwall1988

    If subtle is more your style, then just opt for the first letter of your family's last name. And if you're going with your sibling, you can also add tiny dots to signify who's oldest and youngest. (Let's be honest, that was probably the oldest sibling's idea.)

    @jangmah_tattoo

    While this might look like a take on a semicolon tattoo, which is a symbol of hope to survivors, for Lynn El Bizri Khabbaz, each mark represents her siblings. "The dots represent the girls and the comma is the boy," she told Refinery29, adding that they often joke about its other potential meaning. "The dots can be seen as eggs and the comma can be seen as a sperm," she laughs.

    @lnlne

    Two arrows crossed often represent friendship, making this tattoo perfect for showing the close-knit relationship you have with your fam. You can add their initials to personalize it — if you have enough space.

    @vlilan_ink

    Family tattoos don't have to be literal. Minimal matching artwork will always remind you of home — especially if you ink them together.

    @jayink2017

    We don't know what we love more: the simplicity of this bird design, or that Adeliz Diaz convinced her dad to get matching tattoos with her and her siblings.

    @jeshima_19

    If you want to get a tattoo of your family member, you have a few options: portraits, initials, star signs, or a simple design that reminds you of them. "These symbols represent my sisters and I — we are one and we are our own," wrote Erin Falter. "Which is why they chose their own symbol to represent themselves."

    @tattoovasquez

    Dogs are just as much a part of the family as everyone else, so give them the cred they deserve with some body artwork. They might not have any idea that you got it, but hey, it's the thought that counts.

    @cuki_tattoos

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    Get Glam VR is a behind-the-scenes look at how high-profile celebrities prep for events. With a full glam squad at their disposal, they show us what it takes to get red carpet ready.

    In this episode of Get Glam, we get ready for one of fashion’s biggest events, the Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party, with Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver — or, as she's known to her glam squad, "Jo." Working with her hair and makeup team, Skriver creates a '90s look inspired by her recent Netflix binge of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

    “I don’t ever want to just be stuck in in one box,” Skriver says. “I want to have the freedom to be who I want to be and create who I want to be, even if that person tomorrow is a completely different character.”

    For this night, her glam squad decided on strong brows, fluffy lashes, and a super-high, sleek ponytail. "I feel like a superhero," Skriver says from the backseat of the car on the way to the event. "I feel like being more sassy and badass — I think it's the ponytail."

    Press play on the video above to watch Skriver go from fresh-faced model to a '90s glamazon ready for the ball.

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    ‘Tis almost the season for holiday festivities, family commitments, travel plans, and gift giving, all of which can lead to plenty of stress on both you and your bank account. Fortunately, Amazon is making it easy for you to save, while still getting your holiday shopping done.

    Well ahead of the usual post-TurkeyDay rush, the online retailer has released their early Black Friday deals with sales and discounts on everything from electronics and toys and every foodie’s favorite items – kitchen necessities.

    From sleek and stainless steel coffee makers to blenders, roaster ovens, trendy Instant Pots, and air fryers, we’ve rounded up the best of Amazon’s Black Friday kitchen deals to help you shop smarter, not harder this season. And we promise not to judge if you throw an extra one of any of these into the cart for yourself either.

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    Good: KitchenAid Standing Mixer
    Deal: 36% Off
    25% lighter and 20% smaller but just as powerful as the KitchenAid classic mixer.



    KitchenAid KitchenAid Artisan Mini Series Mixer, $159.95, available at Amazon

    Good: Sous Vide Precision Cooker
    Deal: 50% Off
    Make meal prep time a breeze with this ingenious tool. Take 10 minutes to season and bag up your favorite meats or veggies, drop them in a pot and let the device do its thing. No stirring or flipping necessary.



    Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, $99, available at Amazon

    Good: Vitamix
    Deal: 36% Off
    An investment in your health and delicious experiments to come.



    Vitamix Vitamix 5200 Blender, Professional-Grade, $279.95, available at Amazon

    Good: Ice Maker
    Deal: 18% Off
    Save over $100 on this sleek machine with Bluetooth capabilities for easily controlling your ice-making schedule — and keep holiday beverages stocked on the rocks with a 3 lb. ice batch in under 20 minutes flat.



    Opal Nugget Ice Maker, $447.99, available at Amazon

    Good: Mini Muffin Pan
    Deal: 25% Off
    Simple, but a major holiday baking savior — scoop up this Amazon's Choice non-stick, 24-count muffin pan for easily whipping up big-batch treats this season.



    Wilton Non-Stick Mini Muffin and Cupcake Pan, 24-Cup, $9.16, available at Amazon

    Good: Espresso Machine
    Deal: 50% Off
    This sleek and compact espresso maker comes complete with a milk-frother for whipping up barista-grade coffee creations in the comfort of your own kitchen.



    DeLonghi Nespresso Inissia Original Espresso Machine, $99.99, available at Amazon

    Good: Electric Potato Peeler
    Deal: 21% Off
    Make peeling all those Thanksgiving potatoes painless this year with an electric device that does the handy work for you — this gadget can even peel delicate fruits, like tomatoes or kiwis.



    Starfrit Rotato Express - Electric Peeler, $19.64, available at Amazon

    Good: SodaStream
    Deal: 62% Off
    Make your on-tap, at-home soda and seltzer dreams a reality with this carbonated beverage maker on-sale for over half-off its original price.



    SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker, $19.21, available at Amazon

    Good: Cast Iron Pan
    Deal: 33% Off
    Effortlessly transition this pre-seasoned cast iron kitchen essential from stove to oven during the holidays.



    Amazon Basics Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Pan, $20.16, available at Amazon

    Good: Instant Pot
    Deal: 45% Off on November 22 only
    Hop on the pressure cooker trend with an already-discounted 6-quart model, ready to lend an easy set-it-and-forget-it hand in whipping up Thanksgiving sides.

    Shop the Instant Pot deal on November 22 here, to get 45% everyone's favorite cooking tool.



    Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker (6 Qt), $89.99, available at Amazon

    Good: Ceramic Knife Set
    Deal: 43% Off
    Get your slicing, dicing, and chopping game on point for the holidays with this set of Amazon's Choice ceramic knives — including a chef's, 5-in. serrated, and 3-in. pairing knife.



    Kyocera Revolution Series 3-Piece Ceramic Knife Set, $50.79, available at Amazon

    Good: Milk Frother
    Deal: 64% Off
    Coffee shop level cappuccinos just became easier to make from the comfort of your own home thanks to this milk steamer. Fast, easy, and silent, a push of a button is all it takes to heat or froth milk for lattes.



    Chef's Star Premier Automatic Milk Frother, $39.99, available at Amazon

    Good: Stainless Steel Blender
    Deal: 20% Off
    Eggnog smoothies anyone? Toss any combination of ice, fruit, vegetables, or even your favorite alcohol into this powerful, two-liter blender and voilà, drinks for days. You can even use it to make dips, salsas, and yummy salad dressings.



    Calphalon Auto-Speed 2-Liter Blender, Dark Stainless Steel, $159.99, available at Amazon

    Good: Coffee Maker
    Deal: 54% Off
    Trust us, this is a caffeine lover’s dream. The easy to clean carafe coffee maker features brewing technology that maximizes flavor and is designed to keep your java warm for hours.



    Zojirushi Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker, $87.49, available at Amazon

    Good: Electric Kettle
    Deal: 39% Off
    Enjoying holiday cookies with a hot cup of tea never seemed so simple before we found Cuisinart's electric tea kettle steal. This speedy water-boiling device heats up around five minutes faster than a traditional stove, which guarantees less waiting and more sipping.



    Cuisinart Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter, $60.83, available at Amazon

    Good: Roaster Oven
    Deal: 56% Off
    If it’s your turn to cook the turkey, simplify the process (and free up some oven space!) with this 18-quart roaster. Don’t fret non-meat eaters: this roaster is also perfect for roasting potatoes or whipping up desserts.



    Proctor Silex Roaster Oven, Stainless Steel, $33.72, available at Amazon

    Good: Cast Aluminum Caldero
    Deal: 52% Off
    This traditional, oven-safe Caldero is ideal for churning out seasonal stews, rice dishes, and soups in cast aluminum style.



    IMUSA Traditional Oversided Colombian Caldero , $12.83, available at Amazon

    Good: Rice Cooker & Warmer
    Deal: 20% Off
    The key to perfectly fluffy rice? This compact rice cooker. Special multi-menu cooking functions for white rice, sushi rice, brown rice, and more ensure you get a perfect consistency each and every time.



    Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer, $119.99, available at Amazon

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    Black Friday is a shopping day dedicated to holiday sales that annually take place the day after Thanksgiving. But lately, the once day-long celebration has grown into a week-long event — an event that retailers are christening, "Black Friday Week." Mega site Amazon is at the forefront of alleviating our shopping-associated stress by turning the former fierce and frenzied store holiday into a more palatable and gradual, at-home affair with a boatload of early deal drops.

    In addition to sales on popular tech gear and essential kitchen gadgets, Amazon is also currently offering an impressive lineup of discounted home buys — with up to 40% off a wide selection of goods, including items from cult-favorite brand exclusives like Rivet and Stone & Beam. The slashed-price finds range from big-ticket furniture to artful area rugs, rustic coffee tables, stylish ottomans with secret storage, mattresses, unique decor pieces, and much more.

    No need to put your shoes on, just sit down and check out the best of Amazon's Black Friday Week home buys available ahead. This year, we're staying home post-Turkey Day and shopping in slippers while the sales continue to simmer on through November 23.

    At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

    The Good: Memory Foam Mattress & Pillows
    The Deal: 15% Off
    This big home buy is is making the sale purchase even more worth it with two premium Nectar pillows included as part of the whole comfy bundle.



    Nectar Queen Mattress + 2 Free Pillows, Gel Memory Foam, $699, available at Amazon

    The Good: MCM Accent Chair
    The Deal: 20% Off
    A classic design sporting tapered wooden legs and an armless chair top upholstered in modern orange fabric.



    Spatial Order Kaufmann Modern Armless Accent Chair with Button Tuftin, $143.19, available at Amazon

    The Good: Vintage-Inspired Area Rug
    The Deal: 44% Off
    Elevate your space with this vintage-inspired rug featuring soft distressed hues and a unique pattern.



    Unique Loom Sofia Collection Traditional Vintage Gray Area Rug, 9' , $88.4, available at Amazon

    The Good: Oak Night Stand
    The Deal: 54% Off
    This small space-friendly night stand is crafted from oak and finished with a smooth oil sheen.



    Sauder Night Stand, Oiled Oak, $50.4, available at Amazon

    The Good: Brass Accent Lamp
    The Deal: 19% Off
    This luminous table lamp doubles as a modern art piece with its offset glass globe atop a shiny brass base.



    Rivet Glass Ball Metal Table Lamp, White, $40.26, available at Amazon

    The Good: Denim Love Seat
    The Deal: 32% Off
    This love seat's clean lines and soft denim fabric combo make for one plush and small space-friendly sofa.



    Rivet Revolve Modern Loveseat, Denim, $407.64, available at Amazon

    The Good: Gold Accent Mirror
    The Deal: 33% Off
    Place this artful iron mirror anywhere inside your space for a burst of golden glow — or, give it away as a an effortless holiday gift.



    Rivet Star Shaped Metal Mirror, 22.5"H, Gold Finish, $33.26, available at Amazon

    The Good: Hand-Woven Area Rug
    The Deal: 84% Off
    Brighten up your space for a steal with this deeply-discounted, hand-woven wool rug in a lively geometric design.



    Momeni Rugs 100% Wool Hand Woven Area Rug, $87, available at Amazon

    The Good: Upholstered Platform Bed
    The Deal: 35% Off
    This retro-modern platform bed from Zinus is upholstered in a soft blue fabric and accented with smooth wooden legs.



    Zinus Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed, $190.99, available at Amazon

    The Good: Indigo Throw Pillow
    The Deal: 41% Off
    Instantly style-up a boring couch or bed spread with a boho indigo-striped and yarn-died pillow cover.



    Stone & Beam Shibori Pillow Cover, 17" x 17", Blue, $20.69, available at Amazon

    The Good: Rustic Coffee Table
    The Deal: 48% Off
    This rustic-chic wooden coffee table is ready to give your space a splash of beachy vibes complete with a convenient lift-top storage system and work surface.



    Sauder Coffee Table, Craftsman Oak, $98, available at Amazon

    The Good: Memory Foam Pillow
    The Deal: 26% Off
    Filled with shredded memory foam and covered in a soft hypoallergenic case, this firm but forgiving pillow is engineered for ultimate neck relaxation.



    Modway Memory Foam Pillow, Standard/Queen , $18.7, available at Amazon

    The Good: Accent Chair
    The Deal: 24% Off
    Spruce up your dining space with one or two of these hand-crafted blue accent chairs.



    Porthos Home Porthos Home Marielle Leisure Chair, Blue, $66.4, available at Amazon

    The Good: Retro Coffee Table
    The Deal: 20% Off
    This sleek wooden coffee table is coated in a powder blue finish for amped-up retro vibes.



    Porthos Home Bowie Console, Aqua, $182.4, available at Amazon

    The Good: Mid-Century Couch
    The Deal: 35% Off
    Clean lines come together with a soft gray hue to form a sofa that feels both classic and modern in the coziest way.



    Zinus Mid-Century Upholstered Couch, Stone Grey Weave, $279.99, available at Amazon

    The Good: Hypoallergenic Mattress Protector
    The Deal: 21% Off
    This luxury mattress protector by Bedsure is a #1 New Release on Amazon.



    Bedsure Hypoallergenic, Luxury Mattress Protector, $27.49, available at Amazon

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