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Haulage! The Body Shop Post-Holiday Sale (January 2017)

I’ve been AWOL for a while! Apologies—I’m sure we’ve all been terribly busy with the start of the new year, and it’s been the same for me.

Here’s a quick post to remind you all that The Body Shop has clearanced their holiday products and (I presume) newly discontinued items, and the sales are pretty good! I know I like to complain about their products, as quite a lot I’ve tried aren’t all that great, but damn it’s hard to beat a good sale, isn’t it? And, they do have some gems here and there.

I placed two orders, one yesterday and another today when they reduced some prices even more. Plus, I have the Love Your Body 10% discount, which expires in May, so I should take advantage of it as much as I can. I don’t expect to renew the card this year.

Here’s the combined haulage:

Vanilla Chai Body Butter, Body Scrub, & Lip Balm

Vanilla Chai is a holiday limited edition scent, and I love it! This smells to me like a sweet chai with loads of vanilla. I don’t really get the eggnog vibe that some people are talking about—I definitely get chai. I know this because last year, I ordered the Body Butter, then totally forgot what scent I ordered when I slathered it on. I instantly thought, “This smells like sweet chai!” and not, “Mmm, eggnog.” And I love eggnog. A scent for next Christmas, perhaps?

The Body Shop Body Butter in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Body Butter in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Body Scrub in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Body Scrub in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Lip Balm in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Lip Balm in Vanilla Chai

I don’t like the Lip Butters I’ve tried; hopefully this one will be better since it is called Lip Balm and comes in a tin. At least I know I’ll like the scent!

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Sale Alert & New Release: Zoya — Naturel3 (Spring 2016)

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Collection: Zoya 2017 Spring, Naturel3

Zoya have released their third Naturel collection, which consists of 6 new opaque nude creams, and who doesn’t need a nice nude shade? (Well, I don’t, but I can’t resist a gorgeous vampy brown.)

  • Tatum, medium light nude cream with a warm base
  • Cathy, light pinky nude cream
  • Jill, lighter mauve cream nude
  • Mary, medium raisin cream
  • Gina, medium brown neutral cream
  • Debbie, plum brown cream

It’s nice to see some more common girls’ names being introduced. I’m still waiting for my name, Zoya! Really, it’s not a rare one…

Zoya are also running an amazing sale in which you can get any 4 nail lacquers or lipsticks (any combination you like) for free! Just pay $15 for shipping in Continental US/CA (I’m so glad they’re letting Canadians back in on the sales!!!)—plus an additional international fee if you’re in Canada—and that’s it. The code is ZOYA4 and the promotion runs through January 16, 2017. For some reason, the promo image below says it starts on January 9, but I got it to work tonight.

Zoya sale, January 2017
Zoya sale, January 2017
Image: zoya.com

Needless to say, I already placed my order. My international processing fee for 4 polishes shipped to Toronto, ON, was $6.55. I chose one of the Naturel3 shades, Debbie, and three others that have been on my wishlist: Harley, Pepper, and Sarah. I decided against lipstick since I already have way too many. (‘Cause I don’t have enough nail polish, right?)

fivezero's Zoya order, January 2017
fivezero’s Zoya order, January 2017:
Debbie, Harley, Pepper, Sarah (L-R, top to bottom)
Images: zoya.com

I also have to share with you all a massive Zoya order I received over the holidays. Got a lot to catch up on. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!

For now, happy shopping!

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Zoya Professional Lacquer retails for US$10 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. Zoya nail polishes are 10-free, including toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor. They are made in the USA.

Zoya is part of Art of Beauty, a privately held company based in Cleveland, OH, USA.

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Haulage! Boxing Day 2016

Happy Boxing Day!

Sephora is holding a sale, as usual, with a small selection of products marked down to C$15 each.

I hauled (with 8% cashback from eBates.ca†):
fivezero's Sephora Boxing Day 2016 haulage, order

  • philosophy Purity Made Simple (12 oz), C$15
  • tarte Pretty Posse (Tipsy blush and Golden Pink lipstick), C$15
  • Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set (eyeshadows [Vanilla, Flamingo, Russet, Totally Nude, Amethyst, Dark Cocoa: 2.95g each], contour [Contour, Bronze, Highlight; 4.14g each], lipstick [Cognac, Pretty Social, Inspiration, First Time Matte, Jam On It Matte, Bing Matte; 2.4g each]), C$21
  • Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer (15 mL deluxe sample, freebie)
  • Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base (sample, freebie)
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer (sample includes 4 shades, freebie)
  • Sephora 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation (sample includes 3 shades, freebie)

I’m running low on my 8 oz bottle of Purity (which has lasted me forever), so I’m stoked to get a 50% bigger bottle for so cheap!

I also picked up a few nail polishes by Sally Hansen (Xtreme Wear), L.A. Girl, and Pure Ice from Wal-Mart, but they don’t put the color choices on my online receipt, so I’ve already forgotten which ones I ordered!

Have you picked up any Boxing Day deals, yet? Happy shopping!

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Burberry Iconic Colour Nail Polish in Dark Forest Green, swatch

Burberry — Iconic Colour Nail Polish — Dark Forest Green

Collection: Burberry 2016 Summer

Happy Holidays!

I won’t be posting much next week, due to the holidays, so I would like to just wish everybody a wonderful and safe holiday season! Keep warm and be merry! Let’s hope that 2017 brings us all some much needed hope and joy.

Dark Forest Green (424) is a deep, vampy forest green shimmer that Burberry, somewhat oddly, released over the summer. The color has a very muted, greyed tone and subtle shimmer, so honestly, I think it’s a little boring. It makes a good winter shade, as it vaguely conjures images of fir trees lightly dusted with snow. It’s also a good choice for a more conservative look—if deep greens can now be considered conservative shades!

Burberry Iconic Colour Nail Polish in Dark Forest Green
Burberry Iconic Colour Nail Polish in Dark Forest Green

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Let's Shell-ebrate (over Eat, Pink, Be Merry), swatch

China Glaze — Nail Lacquer — Let’s Shell-ebrate

Collection: China Glaze 2016 Winter, Seas & Greetings

I recently picked up a 6-pack of minis from China Glaze’s Holiday 2016 collection, Seas & Greetings.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time! (Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time!
(Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)

Let’s Shell-ebrate (83782, though the mini has a different code) is a glitter topper with purple and gold confetti.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Let's Shell-ebrate
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Let’s Shell-ebrate

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Eat, Drink, Be Merry, swatch

China Glaze — Nail Lacquer — Eat, Pink, Be Merry

Collection: China Glaze 2016 Winter, Seas & Greetings

I recently picked up a 6-pack of minis from China Glaze’s Holiday 2016 collection, Seas & Greetings.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time! (Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time!
(Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)

Eat, Drink, Be Merry (83782, though the mini has a different code) isa semi-opaque, cool cupcake pink with a little sprinkling of sugary shimmer. Sometimes the shimmer looks a little golden, but it doesn’t always come through. I think if the gold shimmer was strong, this would be a much more interesting shade.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Eat, Pink, Be Merry
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Eat, Pink, Be Merry

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Good Tide-ings, swatch

China Glaze — Nail Lacquer — Good Tide-ings

Collection: China Glaze 2016 Winter, Seas & Greetings

I recently picked up a 6-pack of minis from China Glaze’s Holiday 2016 collection, Seas & Greetings.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time! (Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time!
(Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)

Good Tide-ings (83786, though the mini has a different code) is a pastel periwinkle cream that falls right in between purple and blue. It is very slightly greyed, which gives it a touch of dustiness.

Not the most winter holiday-inspired color, nor the most unique shade ever. Pretty, though.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Good Tide-ings
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Good Tide-ings

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