Just a quick post to share some of the new Chanel nail colors for fall and winter! There are four new collections listed here:
“Celebrating Gabrielle Chanel’s lucky numbers.”
I’ve been racking up the points via the Shoppers app, and redeemed 95k points for $170 worth of product (all prices in CA$) in both July and September during two PLUS Bonus Events. Here’s July’s order:
Free samples (I forgot to take pics of these):
beautyBOUTIQUE actually made the first ever mistake I’ve ever had with them: they sent me the wrong shade of ARTDECO Nail Lacquer.
They only asked me to send a picture, which I did, and then they sent out Silver Willow right away. I got to keep Rose Peony, as well. I was really pleased with their excellent handling of an error. Plus, when they sent me the correct nail polish, they also included three free samples!
Don’t forget to use ebates Canada [referral link], as well! It’s 4% cash back for beautyBOUTIQUE today.
I’ve been racking up the points via the Shoppers app, and redeemed 95k points for $170 worth of product (all prices in CA$), including my first ever Chanel blush:
My subtotal was $174, so after tax, I paid a total of $22.62 plus 95k Optimum Points. Another $30 worth of Optimum Points will be added to my account in a couple of weeks, since this was a Spend Your Points PLUS Event.
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):
These were my 3 free samples:
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!
Plus the $30 worth of bonus points to come later, too.
As usual, my beautyBOUTIQUE order arrived very promptly and perfectly packaged.
Here are more detailed product photos:
Whenever I redeem Shoppers Drug Mart’s Optimum Points, I love to get Chanel polishes, since the brand never really goes on sale.
Camélia (506) is from the original launch of Chanel’s reformulated Le Vernis polishes, which I love. They’re so much better than Chanel’s previous polishes that it annoys me to even use those anymore.
Pink is not usually very “me”, but I am often quite drawn to those that are halfway to being red, like Camélia is. It’s a quite-neutral, medium pink cream, which makes it eminently wearable by most skintones, though you can see in the swatch that my yellow-toned skin does make it pull quite warm on the nail. (The bottle color shows the true shade.) Don’t be fooled, as it’s really a perfect, clear shade of cerise.
I never did get around to posting my beautyBOUTIQUE hauls (gotta love those Shoppers Drug Mart coupons and Optimum Points events!), so I’m combining five of them into one post.
Perhaps these will provide some inspiration for Mother’s Day gifts? Speaking of which, today was a special day for me because I received my first ever Mother’s Day gift from our little peanut!
Behold (the peanut clip art is covering his name):
I am totally wearing that necklace on Sunday.
Anyway, here’s my fairly reasonable damage! All prices are in CA$.
First up, I received two $10 off coupons for beautyBOUTIQUE.ca when I was buying stuff at Shoppers Drug Mart. Cool. Of course, I had to use them on two orders:
This weekend (April 29–30, 2017), Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart is offering a Spend Your Points Event!
Spend the following Optimum Points and receive:
Here are links to some of my past Optimum Points hauls:
I have a lot of points accumulated, and decided I don’t want to hang on to too many at once (should Loblaw decide to change the Optimum Points system). I redeemed twice for $200! Whee! Optimum Points get racked up a lot faster if you load the personalized coupons every week.
Here’s my haul. I was good and didn’t get any lipstick! But I did get nail polish (of course), eyeshadow, lipgloss (doesn’t count!), and foundation. I only had to pay the excess beyond $200 ($1 on the first order, $2 on the second!) and 13% HST (sales tax) on the full amounts—and of course I redeemed 2 x 95k Optimum Points. I also received a bonus 10k points for spending $100 on Clinique skincare. I think it’s nice that they let you get the bonuses even when you’re just redeeming points and not “really” spending money.