Haulage! fivezero's beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart Spend Your Points Plus Event Optimum redemption (June 2017)

Haulage! beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart (June 2017)

During last weekend’s Shoppers Drug Mart Spend Your Points Plus Event, I hopped onto their luxury beauty website, beautyBOUTIQUE, and redeemed 95,000 Optimum Points for $170 (plus $30 worth of Bonus Points to be added to my account later this month):

  • Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Coralium (562) [$32]
  • Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Sargasso (558) [$32]
  • Clarins 4-Colour Eye Palette (LE) from Sunkissed Summer 2017 [$45]
  • Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Attract (867) [$72]

These were my 3 free samples:

  • Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster (free sample)
  • Elizabeth Arden White Tea EDT (free sample)
  • Lise Watier HydraForce Hydra-Protective Creme-Gel (free sample)

My total was CA$181, so $170 was subtracted from my points redemption. You still have to pay tax (13% HST in Ontario) on the full amount, however.

The savings is like paying $1.94 for each Chanel polish, $2.74 for the Clarins palette, and $4.38 for the Dior palette!

$181 subtotal – $170 redemption + $23.53 HST = $34.53 Total

Plus the $30 worth of bonus points to come later, too.

As usual, my beautyBOUTIQUE order arrived very promptly and perfectly packaged.

Here are more detailed product photos:

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colours in Coralium and Sargasso

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colours in Coralium and Sargasso (which doesn’t look this shimmery in real life, it’s the famed Chanel “invisible shimmer” type)

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Attract

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Attract

Clarins 4 Colour Eye Palette, Sunkissed Summer 2017 (LE)

Clarins 4 Colour Eye Palette Sunkissed Summer 2017 (LE). I have an older eyeshadow quad from Clarins, and it came with a velvet pouch. This one doesn’t; Clarins is cheaping out! Still, the packaging is lovely, isn’t it? I like Clarins packaging better than that of many other higher end brands. They also manage to do gold without going gaudy (I’m looking at you, YSL!).

Clarins 4 Colour Eye Palette, Sunkissed Summer 2017 (LE)

Clarins 4 Colour Eye Palette Sunkissed Summer 2017 (LE)

Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster (free sample)

Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster (free sample)

Elizabeth Arden White Tea EDT (free sample)

Elizabeth Arden White Tea EDT (free sample)

Lise Watier HydraForce Hydra-Protective Creme-Gel (free sample)

Lise Watier HydraForce Hydra-Protective Creme-Gel (free sample). I previously reviewed the Lise Watier HydraForce Comforting Cream. The Creme-Gel formula is meant for normal-combination skin, and mine is dry, but I think it sounds nice for summer!


My two great wishes for beautyBOUTIQUE are:

  1. Sell all the mass market cosmetics online, too! Currently, they just have selected Annabelle, Marcelle, and Quo (which is store-brand, come on!). Not even Joe Fresh, which is owned by their parent company! If I could buy Essie, Sally Hansen, Revlon, L’Oréal, Maybelline, CoverGirl, NYXEssence, etc., at beautyBOUTIQUE—especially the limited edition collections which I hate having to hunt around for in stores—I would seriously worry about the state of my wallet.
  2. More nail polish (duh!). There are brands sold in-store that are not available online. Right now, all they have is Chanel (LOVE, obviously) and rms, both of which are only accessed through the brand portals. The regular nail polish category has Guerlain, Anna Sui, Bourjois, Paul & Joe, and a tiny selection of Dior. Oh and I see that they’ve just added ARTDECO. I could have sworn they used to have Lancôme, too, but it’s not there anymore. Where are the polishes from Lise Watier and Estée Lauder? In-store brands like Essie, CND, Quo by Orly, GOSH, Misslyn? Dammit, just bring in more polish.

If you’re in Canada, I can’t stress enough that if you shop at SDM at all, get the app, load the coupons every week, and rack up those Optimum Points! It makes Sephora’s loyalty program look pointless. (Heh.)

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One thought on “Haulage! beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart (June 2017)

  1. I just live vicariously through you… 😮
    Chanel Sargasso is gorgeous!
    I’ve never tried a Dior Quint – you’ll have to convince me it’s terrible and not worth the money (or erm points). 😛
    I picked up a Clarins quad from Winners that was in a CARDBOARD packging! I was shocked… but yours is lovely.

    Yessss, beautyBOUTIQUE should sell the mass brands! I finally signed up and browsed around but wasn’t in the mood to redeem just for high end. At the very least have Joe Fresh and Quo, duh. I preach all the time to everyone to get the app – they think I must work for SDM. 😆

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