The Black Friday Beauty Extravaganza Is Back!

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I’m SO excited to bring the Black Friday Beauty Extravaganza Giveaway back again this year! 

Remember Last Year

{ Check HERE to see what last year’s winner got! }

Anyhow, for all of you who are new to SA this year, the concept is this:

I go out into the insanity of Black Friday – that’s right I risk my life for beauty! – to Sephora, Macy’s, Ulta, and/or Target and pick up random beauty prizes for the giveaway based on what you guys ask for in the comments ( so get to commenting on this post with what you want ladies & gents! ). I’ve limited my shopping to these 4 places because they are near to me and offer awesome selections of beauty brands to make everyone happy.

How To Sign Up To Win The Black Friday Beauty Prize Pack: 

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

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

The Giveaway Rules :

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

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

All Entries after that date will be ignored.

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


Super Stars


The VIP Pack

TARTE The Tarte of Giving Collector's Set & Travel Bag

The Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set & Travel Bag



Dr. Weil for Origins Mega Relief Set

Dr. Weil for Origins Mega Relief Set

MAC Stroke of Midnight Face Palette: Cool

MAC Stroke of Midnight Face Palette: Cool

e.l.f. Everyday Nail Cube - 14 pc

e.l.f. Everyday Nail Cube – 14 pc

NYX Set Make Up - Waiting For Tonight

NYX Set Make Up – Waiting For Tonight

Get to Tweeting, Sharing, Pinning & Commenting What You All Want to Win – Good Luck!

♥ Tianna 


Below are some of the recently requested products. I’ve listed them so you can request an alternative item so I don’t get a bunch of people saying they want the same item and you get more chances of getting the products you want! The ones I’ve highlighted in blue are ones requested 2+ times and are in the lead for items I’m most likely to pick up. If you want to request something again (to give it more chance of getting picked up!) – you can tweet this giveaway daily for bonus entries!!

Requested Items {so far}

  • Bath & Body Works, Esp. their Lip Glosses
  • MAC Lipsticks
  • Kat Von D Lipsticks
  • Julep Nail Polishes
  • Guerlain Météorites Powder For The Face
  • Lorac Unzipped Palette
  • Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette
  • Benefit Cosmetics It’s A Love Fest Kit
  • TARTE Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set (4)
  • Naked Basics Palette
  • OCC Lip Tar and Nail Lacquer Set in Kava Kava
  • Sephora Favourites Superstars (3)
  • Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator
  • Essence Stay Matte Lip Cream
  • Hourglass Tri Powder Holiday Edition
  • NARS Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Palette (2)
  • URBAN DECAY Vice 2 palette
  • Benefit Gift Set
  • SEPHORA COLLECTION Tools Of The Trade Brush Set
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks
  • YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks (2)
  • Sephora Favorites Glitz & Glam Party Sampler
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
  • e.l.f. Makeup Artist Collection – 56 pc
  • Naked/ Naked 2/Naked Basics Palette (3)
  • NYX Products
  • Lorac Gift Set
  • Bite Beauty Gift Set
  • Anna Sui Minnie Collection
  • Too Face Holiday Palette
  • Stila Metal Foil Shadow
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
  • Hourglass Foundation
  • SK-II Lotion
  • Glossybox Limited Edition Holiday Box
  • OCC Lip Tars (2)
  • Josie Maran Argan Oil


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36 thoughts on “The Black Friday Beauty Extravaganza Is Back!

  1. November 6, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    instagram name: f00dventures
    i follow you on instagram, im subscribed to your blog, i follow you on pinterest, and i pinned this giveaway (pinterest link: i would love to see the tarte clean slate make an appearance in this year’s giveaway. i still remember how much i loved those prducts when you sent them to me when i won one of your giveaways last year. and being the bbw fanatic i am, i would love to see bbw products in this giveaway too 😉 ive always wanted to try their lipglosses.
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  2. November 6, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    oh i forgot i follow you on twitter too.
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  3. November 6, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Thanks for such a great giveaway lovely! Im from the UK so im not sure what black Friday is but im guessing its something to do with shopping and sales?! I would love to see some MAC Lipsticks like Russian Red, Morange, Crème cup and any other MAC Products because I have never tried any MAC Before! Im following on Bloglovin under Gemma Bradshaw and my email is

    Gemma xxx
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  4. November 7, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    This is such a fabulous giveaway! I would love to have a chance of winning. 🙂

    I follow you on bloglovin’ (RaRa Reid), on twitter (@rara_reid), pinterest (RaRa Reid), and like your facebook page (Tara Hunter-Reid).

    I think any Kat Von D lipstick would be great in this. The packaging just looks lovely! Also, I’d like to see some Julep polishes included. Being from the UK it’s not a brand I can get hold of easily and I would love some in my polish collection. 🙂

    Ra ♥
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  5. Anusha
    November 7, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Thanks for your fabulous giveaway! It’s really kind of you to spend some time to organize this giveaway for us. It really made my day when I saw that this giveaway is international! 😀
    I follow you via email
    IF it is fine with you can you include
    Météorites Powder For The Face

  6. November 7, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Bloglovin: CosmeticCrazy

    I have a quite the list of beauty products on my Wish List this year, all from Sephora lolso here is a few ideas from me; The Lorac Unzipped Palette, Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette, Benefit Cosmetics It’s A Love Fest Kit, TARTE Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set and the Naked Basics Palette.

    Extra Entries;
    Following via Twitter @aitch77
    Follow via Pinterest: ukpanic77 (I’m a US Resident)
    Re-pinned the Giveaway post:
    Follow/Liked you on Facebook: Rosie Areola

    Extra Item: OCC Lip Tar and Nail Lacquer Set in Kava Kava.

    And shared the Giveaway via Twitter:
    Also shared via Facebook:

    Thanks for an awesome givaway & good luck everyone!

  7. November 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Ohmyword, what an amazing giveaway!!! 😀 Thank you so much for holding this!

    I follow you on Twitter, my name on there is AsheselaAE
    I follow you on Pinterest with Ashesela
    I follow you on FB with Ash EK
    and I follow you on bloglovin’, with Ashesela K
    (wow, saying “I follow you” so many times almost sounds creepy, haha XD)

    As for gift ideas, hmm…
    That Sephora Favourites Superstars you put a photo up of looks AMAZING O_O
    the Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator from Ulta (omg want to try that so bad!!)
    Essence Stay Matte Lip Cream (these are pretty awesome) – Ulta

    Wow, Ulta looks pretty amazing, I live in Canada so we don’t have one, and their website looks awesome!
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  8. Sherry
    November 9, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Ohhhh my I would love the Hourglass tri owder holiday edition! I follow you bloglovin under gypsygoddess66 twitter @sproch66, Pinterest SherryProch and Instagram gypsynurse66. Love your blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win 😉

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  10. Anne C
    November 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    This is an amazng giveaway! I love it! 😉

    I’m a blog folllower by email: anne.j2 [at]

    I would really, really love NARS Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Palette and the SEPHORA FAVORITES Lash Stash.

  11. Anne C
    November 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Following you on Twitter as @annebelcon

    I’d love an URBAN DECAY Naked or Vice 2 palette! 🙂

  12. Anne C
    November 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Following you on Pinterest — Name: Anne Consolacion URL:

    Another pretty thing I’d love is any Benefit set which includes They’re Real! Masacara. 🙂

  13. Anne C
    November 9, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Liked Facebook page as Anne Consolacion

    It would be wonderful to get any brush set like the SEPHORA COLLECTION Tools Of The Trade Brush Set. 🙂

  14. Anne C
    November 9, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Followed you on Instagram as anneconsolacion

    Lipsticks! Urban Decay Revolution or YSL Rouge Volupte or MAC. 😉

  15. Leigh
    November 9, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    This is a great giveaway. I am following you on facebook (leigh wareing), twitter (@LeighleeGB) and pinterest (Leigh) and Bloglovin (Leighlee).

    I think a great prize would be the Sephora Favorites Glitz & Glam Party Sampler or anything from Marc Jacobs Beauty.

  16. November 10, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Super giveaway!!!! Already following through Twitter and bloglovin!!! Hope the luck will be on my side :-))!

    Doing an international giveaway on my blog too 🙂 Check it out!

    :-). merci

  17. Anne C
    November 10, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Shared this giveaway on Pinterest:

    A gel liner from Bobbi Brown would be amazing!

  18. November 10, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Goodness girl, you can’t give me such a heart beat right before bed time 😛
    I remember you did that last year (has it been really one year already oh my)
    You know i follow you on Twitter and getting the email updates. (Why do i not have Facebook & Instagram yet…grrr)
    I vot for Sephora Favorites or the Tarte travel bag – i simply can’t decide which one i like better 😉
    Thanks for this giveaway dear. Stay save while shopping.
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  19. NennaO
    November 11, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    What an awesome giveaway! I follow you via bloglovin as NennaO 🙂 I would love you to pick e.l.f. Makeup Artist Collection – 56 pc from Target. I´m so sad it doesn´t ship to Finland 🙁

  20. Anusha
    November 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I follow you on Twitter :@nami_shopaholic
    any pretty lipstick from ysl please 😉

    1. Anusha
      November 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM
  21. November 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    This girl is on fire!! (I really wanted to say that and it’s so fitting hehe) What a fabulous giveaway and very thoughtful to indulge us beauty fanatics. I have my eyes on NYX products (especially the Enchanted set of lip glosses), Naked palettes, Benefit’s benetint and array of holiday collection, Lorac, and why skip Tarte – I love Tarte! Now I’m defo making a wish list here – add Bite Beauty from Sephora on this list, that Superstars collection and while we’re at it, throw in some Anna Sui Minnie collection haha, ok, I’m pushing my luck here.

    Anyway girly, thanks for this amazing Black Friday giveaway. It’s awesome in more ways you can ever imagine. will be spreading the word 🙂 x
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  22. Christina D
    November 13, 2013 at 5:04 AM

    I can’t even wrap my head around how amazing this is, wow 🙂
    The Too Faced holiday palettes (any of them) are all super nice & it’s on my current wish list.
    Follow on bloglovin’ as Christina D

  23. Christina D
    November 13, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    Following on Pinterest:
    A Stila metal foil eye shadow in any shade. I think it’d be great for the holidays.

  24. Christina D
    November 13, 2013 at 5:24 AM

    the Nars Guy Bourdin One Night Stand cheek palette

  25. Anusha
    November 13, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Can i repeat after donah” This girl is on fire!!” i would defo love to win tarte set and if i was to suggest or request can you pleaseeeee pick hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder or foundaton. .I am drooling after your review and forever wanted to try this brand
    Shared on facebook :

  26. November 13, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Hi hon!!!! I follow you everywhere.. here and i believe on bloglovin and instagram.. 🙂 I would love anything on the list really..anything! And my birthday is this month so I totally deserve it girl!!! Hugs**
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  27. liss cope
    November 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    OMG hun this is amazing!! I love the tarte set!! hoop hopp!! excited!! Already following you everywhere but Instagram because I don’t have an account LOL hehehe!

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  30. Anusha
    November 21, 2013 at 3:17 AM

    Ah i wasn’t knowing we can tweet daily otherwise i would have 🙁

  31. adrienne
    November 20, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    I don’t know if I am doing this right but hey its a try. I really want anything to do with eyeshadow 🙂

  32. November 21, 2013 at 4:24 AM

    I’d love for you to pick up the SK-II clear lotion!

    I follow you on bloglovin (Julie P. –
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  33. November 21, 2013 at 4:25 AM

    I follow you on Twitter @CautiouslyOpRev

    I’d love to see some OCC lip tars!

  34. November 21, 2013 at 4:25 AM

    I following you on Instagram @CautiouslyOptimistic

    I’d love to see the Naked basics palette!

  35. Christina D
    November 21, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    Liked on FB (Christina Dragan)

    – the Josie Maran argan oil

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