Phew…is anyone else all kinds of Christmas crazy?? I love it so and don’t mean to sound at all grinchy (given my normal state is the exact opposite) but I am finding the sudden influx of extra jobs and social plans a bit overwhelming at times. On the plus side, I’ve temporarily abandoned my office for our dining table, which I’ve dragged into the lounge, so I can work surrounded by the Christmas decorations and fairy lights. Ahhhh….sparkles.
To add to the madness, a week ago we had our first Black Friday in the UK. While I’m a sceptic about events like this, which seem designed to whip us into such a frenzy that we fail to spot that many of the discounts aren’t much better than sales that were running a matter of weeks ago, I can still spot a bargain when it comes along.
My Black Friday experience was an online one from the comfort and quiet of my house. But it did get a bit squealy when I saw Pai‘s offering. Buy a full size 3-step skincare kit for less than full retail price (my hydrating kit including the Camellia & Rose Gentle Cleanser, Lotus & Orange Blossom Bioaffinity Toner and Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream set me back £75, a £10 saving on buying all three products separately) and get a complementary exfoliator, calming serum and eye cream for….NOTHING. Which is a stonking deal, particularly since the toner and all three GWP products – Echium and Argan Gentle Eye Cream, Instant Calm Redness Serum and Kukui and Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator – were on my wishlist. I was so taken with online feedback about the calming serum that I nearly bought it a couple of weeks back. I’ve used and loved the cleanser and moisturiser in the past, and I’m a big fan of the Rosehip oil. So this really was a Black Friday gem.
After a busy time and a weird flare up on my face that had me reverting to basics for about a week, Pai – with it’s top notch credentials for those with ‘delicate’ faces – is exactly what I need right now.
So I’ve decided that I’m going to test it out properly and use only my new Pai kit for a month, starting from the 20th December when I’m hoping to break up for Christmas. I’ll let you know how it goes.
And in the meantime, there’s so much I want to tell you about. I just need to find the time to do it!
Anyone else get any Black Friday bargains?