One Lovely Blog Award

The One Lovely Blog Award

This is straight-up embarrassing, but I was nominated for this award 1½ years ago, and I never got around to doing it! I have a minor backlog of these awards/tags, so I’m going to finish them up on Tag Tuesdays, starting today!

Becca-Anne Beauty first nominated me for this award; she hasn’t blogged for about a year now, but she still has some great makeup and beauty posts on her site!

Then, earlier this month, I was nominated for the same award by Meg Kem Magic, who’s a relatively new blogger (like, a month old!) so please go check out her lovely beauty blog!

Thanks so much to both Becca-Anne and Meg! 😁

The One Lovely Blogger Award stipulates that I need to share 7 facts about myself. Since I’m combining two nominations in one post, I’ll do 14 facts.

The One Lovely Blog Award

The rules for this award are as follows:

  • Thanking the person that nominated you and leaving a link to their blog
  • Posting about the award
  • Sharing seven facts about yourself
  • Nominating at most 15 people
  • Letting your nominees know that they’ve been nominated

7 14 Facts About Myself

I hope I haven’t repeated any of these from previous posts!

1

My favorite color was red, for the longest time. Several years ago, I somehow no longer felt like it was, and I do not currently have a favorite color. I can find most every color appealing—it just has to be used the right way!

2

Blue cheese is my favorite kind of cheese. Cashel Blue and Saint Agur are my favorites of the blues I’ve tried (I’ve gone through Auvergne, Bénédictin, Bresse, Cambozola, Gorgonzola, Maytag, Météorite, Roquefort, Stilton, and a few others). Both are so buttery and creamy, and not the most pungent blues you’ll find, so they’re great entry-level blues, too. I really should try some more, but these two are so yummy and readily available where I am that I tend not to stray!

Blue cheese section of the Cheese Wall at Maple Leaf Gardens Loblaws, Toronto, ON, Canada
Blue cheese section of the Cheese Wall at Maple Leaf Gardens Loblaws
Image: fivezero.ca

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Haulage! Clinique GWP at Hudson’s Bay (Spring 2016)

Clinique Bonus Time is awesome, in my opinion, especially when they’re offering it with an adorable makeup bag! This month, Hudson’s Bay is running a Clinique GWP with a makeup bag designed in conjunction with German/English graphic studio Kapitza. No, I never heard of them before, either—but their strong, colorful, graphic prints are right down my alley!

Check out the bag’s double-sided prints:

Clinique & Kapitza GWP at Hudson's Bay, Spring 2016

Now, I’m usually good at resisting the siren call of the GWP, but this time they were offering a deluxe-sized (read: smaller) Pop Lip Colour + Primer in one of two shades (Melon Pop and Love Pop), and I’ve been wanting to try that lipstick for months! So, this GWP was to be mine!

The GWP can be had with any CA$31 Clinique purchase, and what luck! The Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer, which I’ve also been eyeing ever since it was released last year, is CA$34. I picked up 7 Cream Chamois (VF-G), which I’d swatched in store and decided was a decent match for me—generally NC25-30 depending on the season, though I haven’t been colormatched at MAC in forever! (I remember being matched anywhere from NC20-NC35, so…who knows? I guess each product is different, too.)

Clinique, Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in 7 Cream Chamois (VF-G)

Isn’t it weird, though, that this shade, 7 Cream Chamois, is coded as “VF-G”, which I assume means “Very Fair – Golden”? How on earth is that a very fair shade?! I think this was the lightest “golden” shade they had, too. And it’s not that light! Clinique are such weirdos. I’ve worn all kinds of strange foundation shade names from them, like “Ivory” and “Vanilla” and “Neutral”. WTH? On what planet is my skintone “Ivory”?! Anyway, I hope this works well for me. I haven’t had the best of luck with my skin lately, so I want a little extra coverage these days.

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Canadian Deals on Nail Polish (December 14, 2015)

This week’s post lists nail-related sales at the following stores: beautyBOUTIQUE, Clinique Canada, Estée Lauder Canada, Hudson’s Bay, Jean Coutu, Lancôme Canada, MAC Canada, Murale, Rexall, Sephora Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Well.ca.

beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart has the following sales:

  • Dec 14–20: Free express shipping on all orders of $125 or more.

Clinique Canada has the following sales:

  • Free standard shipping on all purchases through Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Pick 5 free samples with any $35 purchase.

Estée Lauder Canada has the following sales:

  • Free standard shipping on all purchases.
  • All this December: 3 free samples with a $50 purchase. Use the code LITTLELUX.
  • PWP: Blockbuster Colour Edit ($330 value) is $69.50 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase.

    Estée Lauder Color Edit PWP Holiday 2015
    Estée Lauder PWP. Image: thebay.com

Hudson’s Bay has the following sales:

  • 7.5% cashback from eBates Canada on Monday, Dec. 14 (regular amount is 2.5%).
  • HBC GWP: Free evening bag in your choice of silver or black, with any $100 cosmetic purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers.
  • Bond No. 9 is 50% off (possibly being cleared out?). This is a fragrance company, but the deal was too good for me to ignore here. I’m not the hugest fan of Bond No. 9, but the deals are great if you are. The online selection is not huge (the famed Chinatown, for example, is not available online); perhaps try in store for more options.
  • Clinique PWP: 12 Days of Pretty Multi-Treatment Gift Set ($260 value) is $75 with any $31 Clinique purchase
  • Estée Lauder GWP: 4-pc GWP, featuring your choice of Pleasures or Beautiful fragrance and body lotion, with any $65 Estée Lauder fragrance purchase
  • Estée Lauder PWP: Blockbuster Colour Edit ($330 value) is $69.50 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase (Cyber Monday: $62.55)

    Estée Lauder Color Edit PWP Holiday 2015
    Estée Lauder PWP. Image: thebay.com
  • Illamasqua is being cleared out. The Nail Varnish is $8.50 (reg. $17.00; available shades: Peruzzi).
  • Lord & Taylor: 30% off.
  • MAC: 25% off Holiday Sets.

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Canadian Deals on Nail Polish (December 7, 2015)

This week’s post lists nail-related sales at the following stores: beautyBOUTIQUE, Clinique Canada, Estée Lauder Canada, Hudson’s Bay, Jean Coutu, Lancôme Canada, MAC Canada, Murale, Rexall, Sephora Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Well.ca.

beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart has the following sales:

  • Dec 1–13: Free standard shipping on all orders.

Clinique Canada has the following sales:

  • Free standard shipping on all purchases through Dec. 31, 2015.

Estée Lauder Canada has the following sales:

  • Free standard shipping on all purchases.
  • PWP: Blockbuster Colour Edit ($330 value) is $69.50 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase.

    Estée Lauder Color Edit PWP Holiday 2015
    Estée Lauder PWP. Image: thebay.com

Hudson’s Bay has the following sales:

  • Clinique PWP: 12 Days of Pretty Multi-Treatment Gift Set ($260 value) is $75 with any $31 Clinique purchase
  • Estée Lauder GWP: 4-pc GWP, featuring your choice of Pleasures or Beautiful fragrance and body lotion, with any $65 Estée Lauder fragrance purchase
  • Estée Lauder PWP: Blockbuster Colour Edit ($330 value) is $69.50 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase (Cyber Monday: $62.55)

    Estée Lauder Color Edit PWP Holiday 2015
    Estée Lauder PWP. Image: thebay.com
  • Illamasqua Nail Varnish @ $8.50 (reg. $17.00; this has been going on for months as Illamasqua is clearing out; available shades: Peruzzi).

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Canadian Deals on Nail Polish (November 30, 2015) Cyber Monday Edition

This week’s post lists nail-related sales at the following stores: beautyBOUTIQUE, Birchbox Canada, Clinique Canada, Forever 21 Canada, Hudson’s Bay, Inglot Canada, Jean Coutu, Lancôme Canada, Lise Watier, MAC Canada, Murale, Nail Polish Canada, Rexall, Sephora Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, Well.ca, and Yves Rocher Canada.

You can also check out last week’s Black Friday sales post; some of the deals overlap into Cyber Monday.

beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart has the following sales:

  • Lots of deals for Cyber Monday. See them all here.
  • Cyber Monday: Get 38,000 Optimum Points when you spend $200, online only
  • Cyber Monday: Get a free 3-pc They’re Real! best-selling sampler set with any $60 BeneFit purchase
  • Cyber Monday: Get a free hand and nail treatment cream with the purchase of 2 Clarins products.
  • Cyber Monday: Get 20,000 Optimum Points when you buy any Clarisonic device
  • Cyber Monday: 15x the Optimum Points when you purchase Clinique
  • Cyber Monday: Get a free Bi-Facil Makeup Remover (125 mL) plus 8,000 Optimum Points when you spend $85 on Lancôme
  • Cyber Monday: Rodial (selected) @ 30% off
  • Cyber Monday: Silk’n Flash & Go Permanent Hair Removal Device @ $159.99

Birchbox Canada (referral link) has the following sales:

  • Cyber Monday: 25% off any $45 purchase with the code PARTYON.

Clinique Canada has the following sales:

  • Free shipping on all purchases through Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Holiday online GWP. 7-pc plus a limited edition Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in your choice of three shades. Plus, at the moment you also receive a GWP size Raspberry lipgloss. If you spend $50+, it looks like you also get a Clinique Happy edt mini.

    Clinique GWP Holiday 2015
    Clinique GWP. Image: clinique.ca

Forever 21 Canada has the following sales:

  • Cyber Monday: 21% off any $21 purchase with the code CYBER21. Free shipping on all purchases.

Hudson’s Bay has the following sales:

  • Cyber Monday: 10% off cosmetics & fragrances (excluding Hermès)
  • Cyber Monday: selected beauty deals, including great deals from Carven, Hanae Mori, 25% off MAC Kits, and StriVectin)
  • Clinique PWP: Best of Clinique 8-Piece Set ($190 value) is $75 with any $31 Clinique purchase

    Clinique Best Of GWP November 2015
    Clinique PWP. Image: thebay.com
  • Burberry GWP: Free Mini Kisses Satin Lipstick (in your choice of several shades) with any $125 Burberry makeup purchase
  • Estée Lauder PWP: Blockbuster Colour Edit ($330 value) is $69.50 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase (Cyber Monday: $62.55)

    Lancome.ca RENERGIE GWP October 2015
    Estée Lauder PWP. Image: thebay.com
  • Estée Lauder PWP: Travel Ready Skincare Collection is $45 with any Estée Lauder purchase (Cyber Monday: $40.50)
  • Illamasqua Nail Varnish @ $8.50 (reg. $17.00; this has been going on for months as Illamasqua is clearing out; available shades: Peruzzi).
  • Lancôme PWP: Holiday Blockbuster Set in Warm or Cool ($308 value) is $67 with any Lancôme purchase

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Canadian Deals on Nail Polish (November 23, 2015)

This week’s post lists nail-related sales at the following stores: beautyBOUTIQUE, Hudson’s Bay, Jean Coutu, Lancôme Canada, Murale, Rexall, Sephora Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Well.ca.

beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart has the following sales:

  • FYI beautyboutique.ca is on ebates.ca (referral link) at 5% (not sure if it’s normal or a Black Friday special, though). They are also now carrying brands like Bioderma, Bourjois, Marcelle, No7, Orlane, Paul & Joe, skyn ICELAND, Soap & Glory, and Vasanti online.
  • Receive 20x the Optimum Points when you spend $75 or more

Hudson’s Bay has the following sales:

  • Hudson’s Bay GWP: receive a free evening clutch in your choice of color (black, silver, blue) with a $120 beauty purchase. If you spend $350 on a beauty purchase, receive a “beautiful gift box with signature crest”.
  • Clinique PWP: Best of Clinique 8-Piece Set ($190 value) is $75 with any $31 Clinique purchase

    Clinique Best Of GWP November 2015
    Clinique PWP. Image: thebay.com
  • Burberry GWP: Free Mini Kisses Satin Lipstick (in your choice of several shades) with any $125 Burberry makeup purchase
  • Estée Lauder PWP: Blockbuster Colour Edit ($330 value) is $69.50 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase

    Lancome.ca RENERGIE GWP October 2015
    Estée Lauder PWP. Image: thebay.com
  • Illamasqua Nail Varnish @ $8.50 (reg. $17.00; this has been going on for months as Illamasqua is clearing out; available shades: Peruzzi).
  • Lancôme PWP: Holiday Blockbuster Set in Warm or Cool ($308 value) is $67 with any Lancôme purchase

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Canadian Deals on Nail Polish (November 16, 2015)

This week’s post lists nail-related sales at the following stores: beautyBOUTIQUE, Hudson’s Bay, Jean Coutu, Lancôme Canada, Murale, Rexall, Sephora Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Well.ca.

beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart has the following sales:

  • Receive 18,500 Optimum Points when you spend $75 (Nov 15–17)

Hudson’s Bay has the following sales:

  • Clinique PWP: Best of Clinique 8-Piece Set ($190 value) is $75 with any $31 Clinique purchase
    Clinique Best Of GWP November 2015
    Clinique PWP. Image: thebay.com
  • Burberry GWP: Free Mini Kisses Satin Lipstick (in your choice of several shades) with any $125 Burberry makeup purchase
  • Estée Lauder PWP: Blockbuster Colour Edit ($330 value) is $69.50 with any Estée Lauder fragrance purchase
    Lancome.ca RENERGIE GWP October 2015
    Estée Lauder PWP. Image: thebay.com
  • Illamasqua Nail Varnish @ $8.50 (reg. $17.00; this has been going on for months as Illamasqua is clearing out; available shades: Bacterium & Peruzzi).
  • Lancôme PWP: Holiday Blockbuster Set in Warm or Cool ($308 value) is $67 with any Lancôme purchase

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