Haulage! beautyBOUTIQUE Super Spend Your Points Event & FragranceX (January 2017)

In anticipation of the launch of PC Optimum on February 1, 2018, Shoppers Drug Mart is holding a Super Spend Your Points Event this weekend. If you’ve been saving up your Shoppers Optimum Points, now is definitely the time to redeem them!

I wish I hadn’t placed a redemption order earlier this week, but oh well. I really did not forsee them doing such a good redemption deal! The YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche I got, which I worried about going out-of-stock, is still available, too.

Anyway, I went all out pricy perfume (and some nail polish, because it’s me), since I have decided I need to focus on finishing up a lot of makeup and skincare before acquiring any new ones. It is a brand new year, after all!

Brands like Chanel and Dior are generally the best fragrance options to redeem for, since their products are not as readily available at online discounters, or are not well-discounted even if they are. However, I found Dior Poison Girl EDT available at a better price online (and in a 30 mL size, which I prefer), so I decided against redeeming for that. Here’s what I got at Shoppers’ beautyBOUTIQUE:

What I Redeemed For

RALPH LAUREN
Woman Gift Set

30 mL EDP & 75 mL Body Lotion / $84, on sale for $67.20
(now sold out online; I did see some in-store at the SDM in Toronto Eaton Centre)
Ralph Lauren Woman Gift Set (EDP 50 mL, Body Lotion 75 mL)

This seemed to sell out immediately after I placed my order, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will indeed get it! [Edit: as I was writing up this post, I received an email saying my order has already shipped just a few hours after I placed it! Woohoo!]

I’m so glad I saw this set because I didn’t really need 50 mL, but that was the smallest individual bottle available online until a couple days ago. (I never get more than 30 mL unless I have to—I rotate through a lot of perfume.) This elegant, white floral scent is so gorgeous! It was love at first sniff.


CHANEL
Allure EDT

50 mL | $95
Chanel Allure EDT 50 mL

I actually wanted the EDP version of Allure, which is all cozy peaches, vanilla, and powdery florals! But the 50 mL EDP was sold out online, so I got the slightly cheaper EDT. My plan is to go in-store and test the EDT. If I like it, I’ll keep it and just get the EDP in another redemption. If I don’t like it, I should be able to exchange the unwrapped box in-store for the 50 mL EDP, and just pay the difference. It has been well over ten years since I last tested Allure EDT and I can’t remember it at all, but it is supposed to be a lighter, more citrus-y and sparkly scent than the EDP.

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Rebecca Minkoff, Je t'aime Medium Crossbody in Opal Iridescent

Holiday Haulage! Christmas & Boxing Day 2017

I still need to browse through other bloggers’ holiday hauls (I love haul posts!), but here’s my beauty-related Christmas and Boxing Day sale haulage for 2017.


CAKE BEAUTY
Deck the Haul Gift Set

  • The ‘Do Gooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray (7 fl oz)
  • The Locks Smith Hydrating Dry Conditioner Spray (7 fl oz)
  • The Wave Maker Texturizing Beach Spray (2 fl oz)
  • The Brush Crush Dry Styling Dual Bristle Brush
  • 2 × The Grip Clip Dry Styling Hair Clip

The MSRP was C$73 (really?) but I got it after the holidays at Shoppers Drug Mart for $11!

Cake Beauty Deck the Haul Gift Set


CHANEL
Le Vernis Longwear in Fiction (582)

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear in Fiction

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Essie Holiday 2017 Gel Couture

New Releases: Essie — Winter 2017 Gel Couture, Treat Love & Color

Collection: Essie Holiday 2017 (Gel Couture), Enchanted (Gel Couture), Treat Love & Color

Essie has released three additional new collections this winter: two Gel Couture collections and an expansion to the existing three shades in the Treat Love & Color Strengthener line.

These new collections are currently only up on the US Essie site:

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Snow Glad I Met You, swatch

OPI — Snow Glad I Met You (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

 

Collection: OPI 2017 Winter, Love OPI, XOXO

If I’m honest, I have been getting pretty bored with holiday nail collections in recent years—how many shimmery reds, glittery golds, and spangly silvers does one person really need? But, of course, I can’t often help myself if I see something pretty.

Snow Glad I Met You (HR J01), is a rather ho-hum ivory shimmer from OPI’s holiday collection, Love OPI, XOXO, and yet it found its way into my shopping basket. In hindsight, I should have let it be.

It’s a vintage ivory with a frosty champagne finish. I feel like it looks much more appealing in the bottle, somehow. Look at that warm glow!

OPI Nail Lacquer in Snow Glad I Met You

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New Releases: Chanel — Le Vernis (Fall & Winter 2017)

Just a quick post to share some of the new Chanel nail colors for fall and winter! There are four new collections listed here:

CHIFFREE
Holiday 2017

“Celebrating Gabrielle Chanel’s lucky numbers.”

 


Vert Nº19

Vert Nº22

Vert Nº31

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Julep December 2017 collection

New Release: Julep — December 2017 & Holiday Sets

Collection: Julep 2017 December “Enlightened Glow”, 2017 Zodiac, 2017 Holiday: Royal Suite & Holiday Sets

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!

  • Jojo – Redcurrant Holographic
  • Anastasia – Regal Berry Holographic
  • YvetteAlpine Lake Holographic
  • Kinsey – Imperial Blue Holographic
  • Larissa – Evergreen Holographic
  • CoralineObsidian Holographic

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New Releases: SinfulColors (Winter 2017)

Here’s a roundup of SinfulColors’ newest collections for Winter 2017!

No Text Red

This red polish was first released in 2014 as a reminder to not text and drive.
SinfulColors is currently repromoting it on their website.

In 2013, over 3,000 teen deaths & 300,000 injuries occurred nationwide due to texting while driving, surpassing drinking and driving annual teen deaths and injuries by 10%*

STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING. PAINT YOUR THUMBNAIL RED… As a reminder to not text, and to drive safely.

SinfulColors Nail Color in No Text Red

No Text Red (repromote)

Color Beyond

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