Beauty on a Budget 

Five Items to Add to Your Cart This Black Friday 

Contributing Writer | Ashley Clemente 

For college students on a budget, the best purchases of the year can be made during Black Friday. The online and in-store sales made available the week of, and on Black Friday itself, allow students access to products that normally might be out of our price range. Below are five items to add to your Black Friday plans while keeping your pockets full. 



BOGO deals on Not Your Mother’s  

For anyone with oily hair or an important hair-washing schedule, dry shampoo can be your best friend. For that early morning class, or post-workout event, it is not always possible to take the time for washing and styling. Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo works quickly and does not make your hair feel crunchy or stiff. You can spray and go, looking like you’re rocking day one hair.30% Chi Styling tools. After all the excitement on TikTok over the Dyson Air Wrap brush, it has been a hassle looking for a less expensive hair styling tool that has the same effect. Ulta has a large selection of Chi hair styling products on sale for the coming months, including a spin curler and various options from heat protectant, straightening and everything in between. 



Dip nail set 

Again, trends on TikTok have led many individuals to research and try new products. There are countless videos of people doing their own nails and saving money in doing so, and finding options for college students with time constraints and budgets can be a drag. Azure nail kits and tools are up to 60% off for the holidays, and it is the perfect time to learn how to do the perfect set at home. 



Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Foundation | Sephora 

Sephora is known for its high end selection of makeup and skincare products. However, Black Friday brings down those high prices and make popular brands like Fenty Beauty, more affordable. The inclusive and high quality brand is rumored to go on sale courtesy of big box makeup store, Sephora. Check out the Pro Filt’r Foundation for a better bang for your buck, with full coverage and a wider selection of skin tones, it’s one of the best purchases you’ll make this Black Friday. 


Amazon Prime 

Save on Kits from CeraVe ( 

If you are an Amazon Prime member, some of the best deals for Prime Early Access have already begun. Various products for hair, skin, nails and makeup are on super sale, plus they include free shipping. One of Amazon’s most popular skincare brands, CeraVe has several kits on sale. Ranging from acne control, oil control, dark spots, and dryness, the kits include cleansers, SPF, and moisturizer that will be perfect for the oncoming winter. 


Whether shopping for a lover of all things cosmetic or just as a little treat for yourself, check out these deals to add to your cart for a successful and exciting holiday season. 

Ashley Clemente serves as a contributing writer. She is a junior at The University of Alabama, majoring in marketing with minors in advertising and public relations. This is her second year with Alice.