Yardley, The Collection 2018 EDTs eau de toilette: Daisy Sapphire, Poppy Diamond, Rosie Ruby, Flora Jade, Lilac Amethyst, at Shoppers Drug Mart

New Release: Yardley — The Collection, Eaux de Toilette

Stalwart English brand Yardley is one of those old-timey drugstore brands that you know about but only in the way that your parents or grandparents used to keep their lavender soaps in the bathroom. I never bothered much with them until this year, when I was looking for something to add to my Shoppers Drug Mart shopping basket. I saw that Yardley’s Contemporary line of scented products were on sale, and since I’m a bit of a sucker for rose-scented anything (even the old-fashioned type! I love ’em) I popped an eau de toilette and a hand lotion into my order.

Yardley Contemporary Edition, Rose EDT

As luck would have it, they are lovely little scents at sub-CA$20 prices. The Rose lotion is an especially great deal, since it’s under CA$10 on sale, and the fragrance lasts nicely on skin!

But just last week, I happened to come upon a display in Shoppers Drug Mart for a new line of Yardley scents! In The Collection, each scent is designed for a particular “personality” and is inspired by a flower and gemstone pairing. Yardley worked with four perfumers for the five scents, including Juliette Karagueuzoglu (Coach, 21 by Costume National, Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo) and Domitille Bertier (Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf, Midnight in Paris by Van Cleef & Arpels).

From Yardley:

A range of exquisite floral fragrances embodying the transformative power, beauty and allure of glittering gemstones and celebrating the opulence of British glamour. Yardley London are proud to present five new sparkling scents; Daisy Sapphire, Rosie Ruby, Poppy Diamond, Lilac Amethyst and Flora Jade.

Each with their own addictive characters, The Collection has been designed to reflect every personality. Discover which of these beautiful, explosive fragrances suits you.

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New Release: Julep — December 2018 “Festive Delights”

Collection: Julep 2018 December “Festive Delights”

Julep’s December 2018 collection consists of six new shades of jewel box-worthy nail colors, plus the return of Light on Your Lips Full-Coverage Crème Lipstick (3.6 g for $22 / $17.60 Maven), three of which are brand new () shades: After Hours, Chit Chat, Strut, Pirouette*, and Muse*.

From Julep:

Like a cool rush of frosty winter air, this month’s nail collection is the refreshing update your party look has been longing for. The glistening cool tones and jewel-inspired dark hues exude arctic-chic with every toast and every shimmy on the dance floor.

Mix a couple of this month’s cool polish shades for a fierce & frozen palette.

Here are the six polishes for December, plus this month’s shade of Intention polish and some photos of Julep’s Holiday Sets!

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New Release: Julep — November 2018 “Fall in Line”

Collection: Julep 2018 November “Fall in Line”

The whole family’s down with congestion and runny noses! What hell hath October wrought? Luckily, we have the following to cheer us up in November:

Julep’s November 2018 collection consists of five new and one repromoted shades of deep and rich nail colors, plus four new shades of When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Eyeliner (1.2 g for $16 / $12.80 Maven): Aubergine, Nude Shimmer, Rose Gold Shimmer, and Sage Grey.

From Julep:

Abundantly lush, this sheaf of lavish red- and gold-hued shades make for a happy harvest.

Here are the two nail treatments and six polishes for October:

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New Release: Julep — October 2018 “Up All Night”

Collection: Julep 2018 October “Up All Night”

Julep’s October 2018 collection consists of five new and one repromoted shades of deep and rich nail colors, plus two new shades of Take a Breather Oxygen Nail Treatment (8 mL for $18 / $14.40 Maven): Sheer Orchid and Sheer Peach.

From Julep:

The beauty of darkness is everything it lets shine. Like stars in the sky, these shimmer and glitter finishes thrive in the depths of darkness.

Here are the two nail treatments and six polishes for October:

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New Release: Julep — September 2018 “Seize the Day”

Collection: Julep 2018 September “Seize the Day”

Julep’s September 2018 collection consists of four new and two repromoted shades of muted nail colors, plus three new shades of It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon (2 g for $20 / $16 Maven): Canyon Rose, Melon Nude, and Sepia Mauve.

From Julep:

Go all day, every day with these seriously chic new polish shades. They’ll take you there and then some with a little extra shimmer on the side.

Here are the six polishes for September:

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New Release: Julep — August 2018 “Light & Luster”

Collection: Julep 2018 August “Light & Luster”

Julep’s August 2018 collection consists of five new and one repromoted shades of bright nail color, plus a new face product, Perk It Under-Eye Treatment Brightener (1.4 g for $26 / $20.80 Maven), which comes in five shades.

From Julep:

Summer may be winding down soon, but the future looks brighter than ever. This month’s illuminated collection captures the beaming energy of the season starting with the launch of our new under-eye brightener with skincare ingredients built right in. And of course, we had to round it out with a high-shimmer polish collection in saturated colors inspired by dreamy, exotic getaways to faraway lands.

Get ready to see the end of summer in a whole new light!

Shining, shimmering, splendid. This month’s glistening nail polish collection takes you on a wild ride with full-spectrum colors that capture the richness of late-summer sunsets. Go bold or go barely-there—either way, just go and see where the magic takes you.

Did they just quote “A Whole New World” from Aladdin? Here are the six polishes for August:

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New Release: Julep — July 2018 “Hot Tropics”

Collection: Julep 2018 July “Hot Tropics”

Julep’s July 2018 collection consists of six new and one repromoted shades of bright nail color, plus a new body cleanser, Rethink Your Shower Hydrating Cleansing Oil (296 mL for $38 / $30.40 Maven):

Julep Rethink Your Shower Hydrating Cleansing Oil (July 2018)

This month’s Nail Color shades are mostly brights (one vampy) in shimmery, metallic, frosty, and holographic finishes.

From Julep:

Welcome to the Jungle

Heat waves and dripping humidity meet cool reflection with vibrant jewels-of-the-jungle polish shades. Get drenched in energetic flora tones with radiating finishes.

Here are the seven polishes for July:

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