Haulage! November, Part I

Since November is my birthmonth and it also coincides with Sephora’s fall VIB sale and seemingly worldwide Black Friday sales, I was a very spendy girl this month!

I do have to admit that it’s really nice having extra birthday money to spend when all the sales come out of the woodwork. I’m also coming off a semi-successful low-buy, so I gotta say the shopping was fun!

I’ll just dive right into them. Here are the items that are in my possession. I’ll do a Part II when the rest of the ordered items show up.

I hope you have fun reading this, and that you’ll comment if you’ve tried anything I got! I look forward to checking out others’ hauls (I always love to read them, even though they make my wishlist grow like crazy!). The prices I’ve added are calculated after sales and eBates cashback.

First off, my Shoppers Drug Mart haul from last Saturday! I redeemed 95k Optimum Points for $200 worth of products. I spent $23 on a gift, and the rest was a nice birthday haul:

Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points haulage, November 2015, Elie Saab Le Parfum, Chanel Distinction gloss, Chanel Singulière nail polish
Elie Saab Le Parfum 50 mL edp ($107; this is cheaper at FragranceX, but then I’d have to spend money…), a perfume I’ve lusted over for a year or two, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Distinction ($42), & Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Singulière ($31).

Accoutrements

Accoutrements Bacon Flavored Lip Balm
Bacon Flavored Lip Balm, ~$4.20. ‘Cause why the hell not?

Ardency Inn

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment Duo in Rose Gold & Sunday
MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment Duo in Rose Gold & Sunday (full sized), ~$25 for the set. The singles are $24 by themselves!

Bangstyle

Bangstyle Thickening Fibre Gel
Thickening Fibre Gel. This was a free GWP from Toronto Barber & Beauty Supply. They asked if I wanted this or a sea spray, and since I’ve been inundated with TRESemmé samples, I stupidly said, “Gel.” I don’t know what I’m gonna do with this other than give it away!

Bésame

Bésame Classic Color Lipstick in Merlot 1933
Classic Color Lipstick in Merlot 1933, ~$21

Burt’s Bees

A Bit of Burt's Bees Gift Sets in Mango & Pomegranate with Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream Tins
A Bit of Burt’s Bees Gift Sets in Mango & Pomegranate with Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream Tins, ~$5.30 per set. I actually don’t like Burt’s Bees lip balm, but I do like the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, and I can always throw the extra lip balms into random handbags (I’m always forgetting to pack a lip balm!).

China Glaze

Nail Lacquers, around $5 each.

Ciaté

Ciaté Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar
Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

Color Club

Color Club Seven Deadly Sins Nail Lacquer 4-pc minis
Seven Deadly Sins Nail Lacquer 4-pc mini set (Dirty Money, Friends with Benefits, Under Your Spell, You’re So Vain), $4.99

Essie

Nail Polish, around $4.60 each.

Givenchy

Givenchy Le Rouge Lip Color in Rose Dentelle
Le Rouge Lip Color in Rose Dentelle, ~$29.40

Good Things

Good Things Acai Berry Multi-Tasking Micellar Water
Acai Berry Multi-Tasking Micellar Water, $5.99. I kept seeing this at Winners and finally decided to give it a try. Isn’t the packaging cute?

H&M

H&M Cream Lip Colour in Heyday
Cream Lip Colour in Heyday, $12.99
H&M Nail Polishes in Shakudo & Space Race
Nail Polishes in Shakudo & Space Race, $5.99 ea.

Hudson’s Bay

Hudson's Bay fragrance freebies
Fragrance freebies

Illume

Illume Soy Candle in Mulled Wine
Soy Candle in Mulled Wine, $7.99. I like to pick up a new scented candle or two every holiday season, and Winners is a great place to get a candle deal!

JINsoon

JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Verismo
Nail Lacquer in Verismo, ~$17

MAC

MAC 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush, ~$22.70
MAC Lipglass in lovechild
Lipglass in Lovechild, $13.85
MAC Lipglass in Spice
Lipglass in Spice, $13.85
MAC Lipstick in Cosmo (Amplified Creme)
Lipstick in Cosmo (Amplified Creme), $15.40
MAC Lipstick in Royally Riotous (Amplified Creme)
Lipstick in Royally Riotous (Amplified Creme), $20, one of the few items I bought full price, since it wasn’t available at thebay.com and it’s being discontinued by MAC. I bought it direct from MAC, who are now doing free samples with every purchase:
MAC False Lashes Mascara (sample)
False Lashes Mascara (free sample)
MAC Lipstick in Spice It Up! (Lustre)
Lipstick in Spice It Up! (Lustre), $15.40

Muji

Muji silver nail clippers, small with case
Silver nail clippers, small with case, $6.50

NARS

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Olivia
Audacious Lipstick in Olivia, $28.70
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rijugien (mini)
Satin Lip Pencil in Rijugien (mini), from Sephora birthday gift
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (mini)
Satin Lip Pencil in Rijugien (mini), from Sephora birthday gift

Rituals

Rituals Nail Varnish in Winter Blue
Nail Varnish in Winter Blue, $5. This was a Winners find; Rituals is a UK brand that we don’t normally get in Canada. This bottle appears to be a discontinued style. I had to Google the polish name in Winners, since they brilliantly stuck the price label right over the Rituals logo on the front. I had to use Goo Gone to get it off, at home!

Sephora

Sephora Formula X Effects Nail Color in Surreal
Formula X Effects Nail Color in Surreal, ~$5.40
Sephora extras
Sephora Extras, #1
Sephora extras
Sephora Extras, #2
Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition sample
Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition sample

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Stella Summer edt 2013
Stella Summer (2013), $29.99. The original Stella perfume is one of my all-time favorites, so it was a no-brainer to get this flanker when I saw it for a great price at Winners. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s supposed to be a lighter, more citrusy version of the original.

Surratt

Surratt Relevée Lash Curler
Relevée Lash Curler, ~$20.75

Yves Rocher

Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Nail Polish, Holiday 2015
Botanical Colour Nail Polish, Holiday 2015, ~$2.70 ea.
Yves Rocher Shower Gel in Candied Orange & Cinnamon, Holiday 2015; freebies including Eyeshadow in Cocoa Brown
Shower Gel in Candied Orange & Cinnamon, Holiday 2015, $4; freebies including Eyeshadow in Cocoa Brown
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16 thoughts on “Haulage! November, Part I

  1. Lovely products and I’m so enviable with those goodies. Omg! To be honest, I’ve been scrolling through again and again and the products kept on coming. Oh girl! You literally had a beauty blast this month. Bless you.

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  2. It’s like the trifecta of reasons for spending! 😛
    I have a sample of Elie Saab Le Parfum and it smells nice on OTHER people, not me though – too bad.
    Um bacon lip balm? ICK! Is that from Shoppers?! Is it any good?
    Oh man that Ardency Inn duo is worth every penny! Beautiful.
    LOL why did you get the gel? Were you like a deer caught in headlights?! What did you get from TBBS to get the gwp… all those China Glazes / Essies? Where did you get those CCs? So many questions!
    I keep seeing that Acai Berry Multi-Tasking Micellar Water too, I think I want to try it now too. Does it smell nice?
    MAC 221 brush is on my radar – it came out the same time as the 137 which I LOVE. I have the 222 which was LE… I think they might be similar…
    Ahhhh H&M stuff! Oooh JINSOON!
    Oh my gosh so many lip products… yay MAC Cosmo – MAC Royally Riotous and Nars Olivia looks amazing.
    The Surratt curler comes in a POUCH – how fancy!
    Oooh YR stuff. I haven’t bought YR this whole year I’m so deprived!
    Nice score on the Stella Summer!

    I’m tired now, I need a nap. ZZzzzzz

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    • I’ve tested Elie Saab every time I come across it in stores, so I am pretty confident that I like it! 🙂 I am prone to impulse fragrance buys; this isn’t one of them, luckily.

      I have not tried the bacon lip balm. LOL. I was getting a couple gag gifts off Well.ca and had to get this for myself.

      I am so bad at making decisions on the spot, when they’re “unimportant” decisions! Aaaargh. Gel. WTF was I thinking. I think I was just so sick and tired of the 10 million Tresemme sprays I have at home!

      The Essies and ChGs are from TBBS and Winners. Yes, TBBS gave me the gel when I bought 6 polishes from them (they were still running buy 4, get 2 free on Essies and ChGs).

      The Acai Berry micellar has a fake berry smell. Well, it’s better than the weird moldy-smelling Simple, to me!

      I HAVE TO BE GOOD NOW! (Though, you know, this was just Part I…) Maybe just a little shopping on Boxing Day, since I’ll have some Christmas dough, but nothing like Black November, man. On the positive side, I’ve not bought clothes in months, so I’m still on budget! (New leggings or new lipstick? Uh, lipstick, please!)

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  3. Loved seeing your haul! Bacon lip balm hahaha I don’t know if I would ever be that brave!
    Also the Givenchy lipstick packaging is to die for.

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  4. Omgg, the bacon lip balmmm! Im gonna get it and gift it to someone for christmas, didnt even know something like that existed! Awesome haul btww and happy belated birthday! 😊

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