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Thinking Pink On Black Friday


Onika Tanya Maraj, a.k.a. Nicki Minaj, is no stranger to collaboration: The Trinidadian-born, Queens-raised hip-hop artist has produced guest tracks with heavyweights like Eminem, Usher, Ludacris, Lil’ Wayne, and P. Diddy, to name a few. Now the 25-year-old lyricist is taking her alter-ego talents to the beauty level, teaming up with MAC to create a limited-edition cotton candy pink lipstick in celebration of her highly anticipated debut album, Pink Friday. The shade, named after the album, is a slightly more vivid version of MAC’s Pink Nouveau, which has long been a mainstay in Minaj’s makeup arsenal (along with her hot pink wig). Watch for the lipstick to drop on MAC’s Web site on four consecutive Fridays, starting this week, which definitely ups the ante on Black Friday deals. And speaking of, here are five other coveted specials to consider when you likely retreat to cyberspace on the 26th to seek a little solace after a few long days of family “fun.”

Bliss Out

Stockpile spa essentials at Bliss’ online outlet, where you can find top sellers like Pore Performer and Youth As We Know It face creams marked down to 50 percent of their regular retail price for 24 hours—if the server doesn’t crash, that is.

Magic Wands

Makeup artists love to love Lancóme’s mascaras, and so will anyone on your list who admires thick, full lashes. Pick up the following pro products, including Définicils Precious Cells, Oscillation, Hypnóse Drama Mascara, or Définicils, and for a few bucks extra, receive travel-size versions of the brand’s Bi-Facil cleanser, Cils Booster mascara base, and a full-size Le Crayon Khól or Artliner eyeliner.

Rub It In

A gift from Kiehl’s is a pretty foolproof option for those people who are impossible to buy for. After all, who doesn’t want an Ultimate Strength Hand Salve or a cool Jeff Koons-designed Crème de Corps? Get everything you need at 20 percent off and enjoy gratis shipping online., use the code FAMILY 10.

The Gift of Good Hair Days

Bumble and bumble, the brand that is road-tested backstage at fashion week, will ship out any order of $40 or more for free, and toss in four deluxe haircare product samples. ‘Tis the season to stock up on favorites like Bb Salt Spray and Grooming Crème.

Visit and check out by 3 p.m. EST on November 26 in order to receive your gift the next day. Enter the code STYLISHGIFTS.

Cat Call

Chantecaille’s Tiger in the Wild lip and cheek palette is versatile enough to match any complexion, which is reason enough to consider it for stocking stuffers. But even better is that with every purchase, the brand will say thanks by donating 5 percent to TRAFFIC, a nonprofit that protects wildlife populations, and sending you its best-selling Lip Chic in Tea Rose totally free., enter the code TIGERS.

Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics



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