Over the last few months, Loblaw, a Canadian grocery and pharmacy retailing giant, has been making a lot of changes to their online luxury beauty store, beautyBOUTIQUE.
For one, they changed their website from beautyboutique.ca to keep it under their Shoppers Drug Mart umbrella at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca. This redirects to beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca/beauty-boutique, which seems a little redundant to me.
Anyway, secondly, they added a regular Beauty section to the Luxury Beauty section! This means that Canadians can now purchase a wide variety (though not a full selection) of drugstore beauty products online via Shoppers. This is great news for me—I’ve been sending messages about this to Shoppers whenever they ask for suggestions—since I hate having to hit up a few different locations just to find the all products I want.
I’ve noticed that there are still some growing pains. For example, not all brands are available online (L’Occitane and quite a few perfume brands in the luxury section). The weekly sales are not always posted at the right time. The database is a bit wonky: Mid- and lower-priced brands (Calgon, J.R. Watkins, Marcelle, Pixi, Cake Beauty, all lower-end fragrances) show up in the Luxury section. There are some other oddities: Vasanti is under Luxury, but similarly-priced Nude by Nature and Consonant Skincare are slotted into regular Beauty; Strivectin is Luxury but Fekkai and Redken are filed under regular Beauty.
I thought I was being good by skipping my November Maven Box (not a great fan of frosts), but in the end, I bought a bunch of stuff from Julep, anyway. Blast these holographic holiday sets, Mystery Boxes, and GWPs!
Bling It On Mystery Box
Royal Suite Mini Holographics 6 Piece Nail Set
Life of the Party GWP
14 Nail Colors (6 of which are minis)
1 Cream Blush
2 Lip Colors
1 Lip Oil
1 Cream Eyeshadow
1 Skincare sample
Bling It On Mystery Box
$24.99. This box is currently still available at Julep (referral link) through today, plus you get a chance to win a pair of 1 carat diamond earrings—and don’t forget eBates cashback if you do buy anything!
Products in the Mystery Box may vary, except for Maxine and Reina polishes which are guaranteed.
Who needs a diamond ring? Let every finger shine bright with this dazzling mystery box.
Includes two NEW multi-faceted nail colors (including our most brilliant holographic EVER!) + other beauty & nail surprises.
Plus, one special mystery box includes a pair of 1 carat diamond stud earrings! Will you be the one to find them?
This mystery box definitely includes:
Maxine (Bombshell) – Prismatic Ultra-Holographic
Reina (It Girl) – Black Holographic Textured Microglitter
Make it yours, make it fun. BRAVE PRETTY
Offer expires on 11/21/2017 at 11:59PM PT, or while supplies last. Every Bling It On Mystery Box will include Maxine (Bombshell) and Reina (It Girl). Other products vary.
Well, I doubt I’ll be lucky enough to win the diamond studs (imagine my mom’s face at Christmas, eh?), but I am still really pleased with the selection of products I got!
I’ve been dying to try a Julep Mystery Box, but the only ones (one?) they’ve had since I’ve been a subscriber have not come with polishes I’ve been interested in. This time, they had two new holo/metallic shades, so I was definitely in—and I was not disappointed!
Julep’s December 2017 collection consists of seven new sparkly shades for the holidays. And, the final addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for my own sign, Sagittarius (November 23–December 21).
Julep have also introduced more Holiday Nail Sets (the first couple are listed in my post about the November 2017 collection). The Royal Suite set and a couple of the smaller sets contain some new shades:
Royal Suite ($42 / Maven $24) consists of 6 new holographic shades in mini 3 mL bottles. Of course, I’ve already bought this!
SinfulColors ALL NEW Color Cosmetics Collection
with Global Color Collaborator, Vanessa Hudgens
Introducing SinfulColors Trend Preview Collection of color cosmetics featuring all new mascara, eyeliner, cream eye shadow, brow and highlighter products.
This first-ever beauty launch is available exclusively on Amazon, and created with globally acclaimed actress and singer, Vanessa Hudgens!
For beauty lovers who live for vibrant color as a means of self-expression, SinfulColors has all the outrageous, innovative, on trend & eye catching color you crave, so you can create looks as unique as you are.
Prepare to be excited and inspired by these insanely awesome makeup must-haves that will take your makeup routine to the next level (and the next level after that level)!
This is pretty big news, too—despite it not being nail polish-related!
SinfulColors (previously a nail polish-only brand) has just released their first makeup products! I imagine they will be similar to Revlon products, since Revlon acquired SinfulColors back in 2011.
The new products are all for eyes and face (no lipcolors): Shade Babe Duo Cream Shadow, Bold Brow Intense Effects, Stop & Stare Gel Eyeliner, Diva Lash Color Mascara, and Face Forward Allover Highlighter Stick.