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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Tom Hiddleston drinking tea

Sale Alert: Black Friday Roundup 2017 (Canada)

Experience Black Friday the civilized way: at home, in front of your screen, with a nice cup of tea. I will be adding to this post as I see new deals.

Don’t forget to use (referral link) for many of these stores!

Annabelle: 40% off everything & free shipping, plus a free Full Blast Mascara GWP with a $35 purchase. No code required.

beautyBOUTIQUE: Get 20x the points with a $75+ purchase; Black Friday deals; Saturday & Sunday is the Spend Your Points Plus event.

belif: 20% off.

The Body Shop: Various deals. [12%]

Cake Beauty: Code CAKEFRIDAY40 for 40% off, plus Black Friday sets.

Charlotte Tilbury: 50% off select luxury beauty sets.

Chatters: Selected deals.

Clarins: 15% off $100, 20% off $150, or 25% off $200 orders.

Clinique: Code 25OFF for 25% off. Choose a free full sized GWP with a $75 order.

ColourPop: Code BESTPALS for 20% off shadow palettes.

DECIEM: Black Friday sets; CA/US$4.95 shipping applies to any Black Friday Set order.

Estée Lauder: $99 Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (reg. $120).

Glossier: 20% off and free shipping.

Illamasqua: 25% off.

Inglot: Code BF2017 for 20% off.

Julep: $5 nail polishes and plenty of Black Fri-YAY deals. [1.5%]

Kiehl’s: Code BFRIDAY for 15% off or 20% off a $150+ order. [3%]

Lancôme: Code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off. [3%]

Lise Watier: 20% off everything & free shipping, plus choose one of three 2-piece full-sized GWPs with a $100 purchase. Codes are TEINT (Base Miracle + Perfecting Foundation Brush), YEUX (Eye Primer + Eyeshadow Brush), and LEVRES (Magnifix Lips + Lip Brush).

London Drugs: Pay with Visa Checkout to get $10 off a $100+ order.

MAC Canada: For Select members only, 25% off with code MAC25, and pick 5 samples. [3%]

Marcelle: 30% off everything & free shipping, plus a free 3-piece GWP with a $65 purchase.

Nail Polish Canada: Various deals.

NARS: Code TAKE20 for 20% off.

Sephora: Various Black Friday sets. [4%]

Shu Uemura: Code SHUBF 20% off $50 or 25% off $100, plus free shipping on $50+ orders.

tarte: Code FRIYAY for 25% off (just FYI, tarte also very recently had their site hacked.)

Trust Fund Beauty: Code BF50 for 50% off.

Urban Decay: Code: LETSCYBER for 20% off Friends & Fanatics event, 2 days only. Spend $80 and get a free Prime and Set Duo.

Vasanti: 20–80% off. Pay with Visa Checkout & use code VISA10 to get $10 off a $75+ order. [1%]

Yves Rocher: 50% off sitewide, plus $20 off a $60 order and free shipping with code 20BLACK60.

YSL Beauty: 15% off with code YSL15, today only.

Zoya: Code FRIYAY for 50% off and free shipping (handling fee applies for Canada).

Exclusions apply for some deals.

Happpy Shopping!

[Image source: Tom Hiddleston in Jaguar’s 2014 Super Bowl commercial]

Sale Alert: Zoya — Mystery Box ($20 for $72 value)


Zoya is running another Mystery Box this Cyber Monday! You will receive 7 mystery items worth $72, plus free shipping (US & Canada).

It sounds like it’d be a great gift for someone starting out their Zoya collection. As for me, I have too many Zoyas and I’d be worried about too much overlap with my collection.

If you are shipping to Canada, you need to use the code CYCN to get free shipping. There is likely to be an additional international shipping fee, however (around $8 for me in Ontario).

The deal is valid now through Nov. 30, 2015.

You can see Zoya’s other Black Friday weekend deals here.

Happy shopping!

[Images via Zoya]

New Release: Lancôme — Holiday 2015 Collection

Collection: Lancôme 2015 Winter, Holiday

Lancôme’s Holiday collection includes two new nail polishes in their Vernis in Love line. They’re both full of gold sparkle for the festive season!

They retail for US$15.50 / CA$19 and contain 6 mL.

Lancôme Holiday 2015 Collection Vernis in Love
Lancôme Vernis in Love for Holiday 2015:
Rouge Midnight (425) & Gold Leaf Effect Top Coat

Canadians: Today, Lancô is offering 15% off a CA$50 purchase or 20% off a CA$100 purchase, plus a 5-pc GWP, with the code CYBER15. (Plus, [referral link] is offering 15% cashback at today!)

Hudson’s Bay is also offering 10% off beauty today, but they do not have these holiday nail polishes online; you’d have to check in-store, and then you don’t get to use, offering a whopping 8% at HBC today.

I just ordered Rouge Secret off Lancô, after admiring it in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart yesterday. (I didn’t bother to pick it up then with my Optimum Points, since I knew about the Lancôme online sale.) It looks much more smashing in person—way more gold sparkle—and I hope it’s as fab when I get to try it on!

I also picked up a few other gifts, and goodies for myself, and scored the 20% off.

Happy shopping!

Black Friday Makeup Deals for Canadians (Updated)

Just a quick note to say that the Black Friday Deals post has been updated with lots of new deals, and I’ll keep updating the list as I get new deals in.

Happy shopping, everybody!

Black Friday Makeup Deals for Canadians

Happy American Thanksgiving!

Here is a short list of some beauty-related sales that are available to Canadian shoppers. [Last updated: Nov. 28, 7:59 am EST]

Don’t forget to check (referral link) for additional cashback. The following stores have double cashback for Black Friday: BH Cosmetics (15%), Bobbi Brown (8%), The Body Shop (8%), eBay (up to 5%), Fruits & Passion (8%), Hudson’s Bay (8%), Indigo (up to 10%), Kiehl’s (8%), Sephora (8%), The Shopping Channel (3%), Walmart (up to 4%), and (2%).

All Cosmetics Wholesale: Code CYBER15 gives you 15% off everything.

beautyBOUTIQUE: 20x the Optimum Points when you spend CA$75+. Selected Black Friday specials.

Birchbox Canada (referral link): 25% off any $45+ purchase.

The Body Shop Canada: various Black Friday deals.

Charlotte Tilbury: Receive a free Rock n Kohl Liner when you purchase the Fallen Angel Palette.

Clarins Canada: selected Black Friday deals.

Clinique Canada: 7-pc GWP with any CA$31 purchase, plus an extra treat. The GWP matte lipstick comes in a choice of three shades and the packaging is adorable!

Color Club: 30% off all weekend with code GOBBLE30 (plus free Color Club tote bag with purchase).

ColourPop: $5–$20 off your order (depends on how much you spend, from $40+). No code needed. Ends Nov. 29.

Cosmetic Love (referral link): 15% off everything through Nov 30. Selected items 50% on clearance.

Crabtree & Evelyn Canada: 20% off when you spend $50+ and free shipping on all orders. I am not sure whether their online store ships from Canada; it may be safer to just shop at their “full line stores”, which are also running the discount.Read More »