Haulage! beautyBOUTIQUE.ca by Shoppers Drug Mart (March 2017)

Well, my husband and I have basically spent the last several days cleaning up vomit, snot, and poop. Thanks, norovirus! Seriously, neither of us ever got this horrible bug until a few years ago, and suddenly it’s an annual thing. Of course, now that Peanut’s in preschool, life is an apocalypse movie every other weekend, too.

At this point, everyone has gotten sick but me, so I’m running on very little sleep and very little food (because I’m afraid I’m going to come down with symptoms soon and would rather not have to puke it all back). I’ve also been washing my hands a hundred times a day, so it’s eczema city on my hands, too. I sincerely hope you are all keeping healthy, because this sucks.

Here’s a haul post, because I haven’t been able to find the will to do very much else!

As I mentioned last week, Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada has been handing out $10 gift cards to their online beauty store, beautyBOUTIQUE, and well—I’ve been taking advantage.

Today and tomorrow, March 7–8, Shoppers are also running a Spend Your Points Plus promo in the form of a coupon you load onto your Optimum Card. I do not know whether this works online at beautyBOUTIQUE (their Twitter staff didn’t seem to know), but I redeemed my points, anyway, since I kind of wanted to use up the third $10 gift card I got. If the points don’t get added later on, I’ll just give the beautyBOUTIQUE people a shout to see if they’ll give me the bonus points.

Here’s what I hauled after redeeming 95k points. I spent CA$184, so in the end I paid $4 plus the tax on $184, which came to just under $27. Also, don’t forget that ebates.ca works with beautyBOUTIQUE, too! It’s 4% cashback today.
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Sale Alert: beautyBOUTIQUE 18-Piece GWP (March 5–18, 2016), Canada Only

Shoppers Drug Mart’s beautyBOUTIQUE is offering an 18-piece GWP (note that components may differ from what is pictured above):

Get 18 deluxe samples (valued at $195) when you spend $125 or more on luxury beauty.* Available for a limited time only. *Offer valid on the purchase total of eligible products after discounts and redemptions and before taxes. Components may differ. Gift value of $195. Value based on Shoppers Drug Mart sample price per ml/g. Offer valid Saturday, March 5 to Friday, March 18, 2016. While quantities last. One per customer, per transaction. No rainchecks.

They are also running a Clarins offer: Receive 8000 Optimum Bonus Points when you purchase one of the new Multi-Active creams.

Happy shopping!

Haulage! Stash Matters’ Giveaway (2016)

Last month, one of my favorite beauty bloggers, Stash Matters, ran an amazing giveaway to mark her first blogiversary, and I was so lucky to be one of the winners!

Since we live in the same city, Stashy suggested we meet up, and earlier this week, we finally did for the first time! Neither one of us had done such a meetup before, so it was a new experience for us both.

I was a little nervous at first, but was immediately at ease upon meeting her for the first time—the meetup ended up being a lot of fun! I had my peanut with me, as well, and he took to Stashy instantly (a great sign, because I tell you he can sense evil!). We both chatted for a while and then had a leisurely stroll through the shiny new Saks that had just opened up downtown.

Of course, we did a little gift exchange, too, which is what this post is mostly about! I was only meant to receive five items from her giveaway, but of course, Stashy had to go and throw in some excellent extras, as well!

Here’s what I received, all delivered in a cute, reusable shopping tote:

  • adorable card with drawings of luxe handbags!
  • Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Cocoaloco
  • Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Eau de Toilette
  • Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Ultra Shea Body Cream
  • Clarins Pure & Radiant Mask with Pink Clay
  • C.O. Bigelow Supreme 2X Lip Shine in Spearmint
  • MAC Pro Longwear Eye Shadow Pro Palette Refill in Uninterrupted
  • Nicole by OPI Oil to Go Cuticle Oil
  • Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12HR Wear in Tiramisu
  • Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick Mini in RS612 Gilded Wine
  • Smashbox Blush Brush #16

haulage from Stash Matters' giveaway, greeting card
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Empties for April 2015

I usually have a hard time finishing up products (I tend to rotate products, for better or worse, and then it really takes forever!), but for some reason, I finished up a few items in April.

I’ve seen many other bloggers post about their monthly empties, and while I can’t say I will do this regularly, I think it’s a great idea and I certainly need the encouragement to clear my bathroom out faster!

Fivezero's Empties for April 2015

Last month, I finished using:

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Shampoo in So Smooth Gardenia. I love the intense gardenia scent of this shampoo, though I can see it bothering those who don’t like strong scents or white floral scents. The shampoo is just OK for my normally thick, straight hair; it’s SLS-free and I like it for that, but I have tried other SLS-free shampoos that I prefer (Andalou Naturals, Himalaya), so I would not repuchase this. [Retail US$9.95 for 12 fl oz / 355 mL, and I’ve seen it for around that same dollar amount in Canada. It goes on sale fairly often at Well.ca, and I do see it on occasion at Winners (T.J. Maxx) for around CA$5.99.]

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