Lancôme Summer Swing 2017 collection

New Release: Lancôme — Summer Swing (Summer 2017)

Collection: Lancôme 2017 Summer, Summer Swing

Lancôme’s Summer 2017 collection, Summer Swing, consists of some stunning limited edition makeup items, including four new metallic nail polishes.

Lancôme Summer Swing 2017 collection

Vernis in Love

US$15.50 / CA$19 / €17.80

This summer, nails are just as high-voltage as eyes! Like jewels delicately set on the tips of your fingers, Vernis In Love polishes perfect the metallic look. The four new shades of vibrant, mirror-like colour set off lightly tanned hands beautifully, underlining sophisticated eye art with an irreverent chic.

L’Esprit Libre
L’Échappée Belle
Reflet d’Argent
Grain de Folie

Belle de Teint Bronzer & Blush

US$45 / CA$60 / €50.90

Summer’s here, so a radiant, glowing complexion is de rigueur! Presented in Mediterranean Patio for light complexions and Summer Night Patio for darker complexions, Belle de Teint Bronzer & Blush offers two bronzing powders and two blushers designed to sculpt the face and neckline in a few strokes. Looking to catch the light? Choose a soft draping effect! Apply the lighter blusher on the cheekbones like a conventional blusher, and the darker one underneath the cheekbones. A powdering around the lower neckline will veil your cleavage in shimmering light.

Patio Mediterranéen
Patio d’une nuit d’été

Le Metallique

US$29 / CA$30 / €28.70

This summer eyelids go metallic to electrify the gaze and light up the complexion. Available in five shades of glossy colour with a mirror effect, Les Métalliques add depth and intensity to your gaze. With a choice of turquoise (Brise Azure 01), glossy brown (Mocha Swing 05), precious gold (Or Farniente 03), vibrant pink (Tempo Mediterranéen 02) or sparkling bronze (Bronze Rivage 04), the look is intense and ultra-desirable.

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Sale Alert! eBates Canada Spring Sale (15% Cash Back at Selected Stores)

‘Cause we need more sales, right?!

eBates Canada (referral link) is running a spring sale in which a whole lotta stores get a whopping 15% cash back. This deal is for today (May 10, 2017) only.

The beauty-related sites are:

  • Ahava
  • Aveda
  • Barneys New York
  • Biotherm
  • The Body Shop
  • Carol’s Daughter
  • Clarisonic
  • Forever 21
  • Kiehl’s
  • Lancôme
  • Macy’s
  • Murad
  • philosophy
  • Shopbop
  • Urban Decay
  • Yves Rocher
  • Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

Other fun sites:

  • Alex and Ani
  • Baublebar
  • Club Monaco
  • Cole Haan
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • eBags
  • Figleaves
  • Joe Fresh (they don’t have their makeup online, AFAIK)
  • La Senza
  • Links of London
  • Matt & Nat
  • Merrell
  • Michael Kors
  • Modcloth
  • Rebecca Taylor
  • 7 for All Mankind
  • Sorel
  • Stuart Weitzman
  • Teavana

See the full list here.

Happy shopping!


National Fragrance Day: 20 Favorite Bottle Designs in My Perfume Collection

It’s National Fragrance Day! To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of favorite perfume bottles in my collection. I’ve previously done a list of perfumes I want just for the bottles, so I thought this would be a fun one to do, as well.

I’m not wearing any of these scents today, though. Test driving ’90s classic Tommy Girl (which comes in a perfectly serviceable bottle, but it’s certainly not one of my favorites).



ANNICK GOUTAL — Heure Exquise & Les Nuits d’Hadrien

Many of Annick Goutal’s fragrances come in this signature bottle and tagged with a ribbon and a card. The style is old-fashioned and very beautiful. The glass bottle’s ribbing is reminiscent of gathered tulle.

BADGLEY MISCHKA Badgley Mischka EDP (2006)


BADGLEY MISCHKA — Badgley Mischka (2006)

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Empties for Winter 2015/2016

Here is my list of empties for Winter 2015/2016 (Dec., Jan., and Feb.). All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified.

All Things Jill Lovin’ That Lanolin Cuticle Gel. I bought this last January on sale for $5.24 (reg. $6.99) at It’s a local Canadian brand, so I thought it’d be nice to try it out. Unfortunately, I never noticed that it did anything much for my cuticles that a regular moisturizer wouldn’t have done, and I wasn’t a huge fan of the slightly tacky feel of the lanolin gel. A year on, the consistency has turned so it’s stickier—time to toss.

All Things Jill Lovin' That Lanolin Cuticle Gel

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New Release: Lancôme — With Love Collection (Spring 2016)

Collection: Lancôme 2016 Spring, With Love

Lancôme’s With Love collection for Spring 2016 includes three new nail polishes in their Vernis in Love line. They’re soft, milky pastels (of course!):

Rose Haussmann (146), a beautiful bluish pink.
Jaune Grands Boulevards (149), a lemon yellow with none of the acidity.
Bleu Ciel Parisien (153), a subtly veiled azure.

MSRP is for US$15.50 / CA$19 and the bottles contain 6 mL.

Lancôme, With Love Spring 2016 Collection Vernis in Love
Lancôme Spring 2016 “With Love”: Vernis in Love in
Rose Haussmann (146) & Jaune Grands Boulevards (149) & Bleu Ciel Parisien (153)

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Haulage! November, Part II & Christmas

This post has been a long time coming!

I’m sure many of us have been insanely busy over the last month or two, and for me, I’ve finally reached a point where I can heave a sigh of relief and, hopefully, get back on track, blog-wise. I hope you haven’t been terribly bored by my recent non-nail polish related posts on perfume, more perfume, washing your hair in reverse, and handbags! While I enjoy collecting perfume and handbags, I’m no full-fledged perfumista or fashionista.

So, back in late November, I posted Part I of my birthday beauty haulage. In this post, I’ll combine Part II with my Christmas haulage.

I splurged on beauty products for my birthday; less so for Christmas. I tend to receive money for Christmas (our families like do that, including DH and myself simply exchanging Christmas budgets so we don’t have to go through the rigamarole of picking out unwanted gifts for each other), and while I spent a bit of it on beauty products—on sale post-holidays, of course!—I spent a lot of it on two non-beauty products, which I’ll post about at the end.

Unwanted Christmas gifts
Unwanted gifts! Image:

Without further ado, here’s Part II + Christmas:

November (Part II) & December Haulage


Haulage: AMOUR June Is Here / MORGAN TAYLOR Mint Chocolate Chip / IBD Dolomite / BARIELLE Jess’ Champagne Toast
Amour Nail Lacquer in June Is Here, and Barielle Shades Nail Color in Jess’ Champagne Toast (yeah, I don’t get the name, either! Purple champagne?). Always like trying new brands! I actually have one other Barielle (Jordana’s Skinny Jeans) that I picked up from Winners some time ago, but it’s untried, so this brand remains new to me.

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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

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:

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:
  • 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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