butter LONDON + Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

New Release: Butter London + Pantone — Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet

Collection: butter LONDON 2017 Winter, Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

Pantone have announced 2018’s Color of the Year, and it’s a vibrant purple, Ultra Violet:

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Once again, butter LONDON have partnered with Pantone to release an Ultra Violet-inspired makeup collection which includes, of course, six new shades of purple Nail Lacquer.

The Nail Lacquers come in 6 mL “fashion-sizes” and are $10 each:

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fivezero's Julep Maven Box plus Add-Ons, October 2017

Julep — Maven Box (October 2017)

I wasn’t completely in love with all of the new October 2017 polishes from their Trancing in the Moonlight collection, so I just got Christi (seems like that’s as close to my name as I’m gonna get, ha!) and tried out a lip gloss in a subtly shimmery burgundy, Vivid. I do like the Julep makeup brushes, so I snagged the Eyeshadow Brush; this was the first time during my subscription that I’ve seen this particular brush available for the Maven Box.

October 2017 — Maven Box

  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Lip Gloss in Vivid
  • Nail Color in Christi

I’ve already tried on Christi and it is love!

I’m not 100% sold on the lip gloss, but I’ll have to use it a bit more to see for sure. The color is pretty, though.

And I added on a few extra items. Alonna was the other October polish shade I kind of wanted, and it was available in a Nail Color Trio add-on for just $12.99. Then I picked up two other shades I’ve been eyeing up for $4.99 each.

  • Nail Color Trio in Ainsley, Alonna, and Janae
  • Nail Color in Jaydra
  • Nail Color in Nell

With the purchase of three add-ons, I also received a free mystery polish, which unfortunately ended up being one I already received in a 10-polish mystery box:

  • Nail Color in Ani

I’m starting to save up my Julep dupes for a future giveaway…

Here are some more detailed pics of the goods:

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Julep Neon Nights July 2017 collection

New Release: Julep — Neon Nights (July 2017)

Collection: Julep 2017 July, Neon Nights, Julep 2017, Zodiac, & June 2017 Let’s Glow Out Mystery Box

Earlier this month, Julep released a Mystery Box which includes two non-mysterious new shades: a blue cream and a black light top coat.

In addition, their July 2017 collection consists of six new—and one re-released—bright cream shades. And, of course, the latest addition to their 2017 Zodiac collection is a new shade for the sign of Cancer (June 21–July 22).

(If you’re unfamiliar with the Julep Maven boxes, check out this review of my first ever Julep box!)

Despite this month’s collection name and the release of a pure white polish (often used under neon shades to make them pop), I’m not entirely sure all the brights are actually neons. Most are certainly bright, though!

Here are all the new shades:

Mystery Box “Let’s Glow Out”

Julep Let's Glow Out Mystery Box (June 2017)

Julep Let’s Glow Out Mystery Box (June 2017), US$24.99. Includes Sibyl (pink tinted black light top coat) and Amalia (Riviera blue crème).

Julep Neon Nights (July 2017)

Julep Neon Nights (July 2017) Nail Colors. US$14 each.

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L'Oréal Colour Riche Le Vernis à l'Huile in Coral Trianon, swatch

L’Oréal — Coral Trianon (Colour Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile) Swatch & Review

SALE ALERT

Just a quick note to everyone: Sephora (at least on the Canadian site) is currently discounting selected Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss and eye shadow. The lip glosses on sale are shown ($11, reg. $21); the eye shadows do not have a special sale section yet, and you have to click on the individual shades to see the discount ($8, reg $16).

I found that if I bought 8 shadows and 2 empty eyeshadow palettes, I was able to get the $13 discount for regular-priced eye shadows! So go check it out. Here’s my damage, by the way. So glad I didn’t splurge on these during the VIB sale! [By the way, it was pointed out that if I had just placed 2 separate orders of 4 shadows and 1 palette, I would have gotten $13 off each order! That works out better even if you pay for shipping, and you get 2x freebies. D’oh!]

Also, don’t forget ebates.ca (referral link) with 8% cash back today, and Sephora has really good codes now for multiple samples: SUNVIBES for VIB/VIB Rouge, SUNSOUT for Beauty Insiders.

[Thanks to this reddit post for the heads-up.]

FYI, the sale eye shadows are:

  • China Rose (Metallic)
  • Dark Chocolate Shimmer (Shimmer)
  • Fawn (Matte)
  • Gem (Satin)
  • Gold Rush (Metallic)
  • Mermaid (Metallic)
  • Sateen (Metallic)
  • Smoke (Matte)
  • Soft Gold (Metallic)
  • 10K (Satin)
  • Topaz (Satin)
  • Truffle (Shimmer)

The sale lip glosses are:

  • Barbie Pink (High Shine)
  • Bordeaux (High Shine)
  • Bronzed (Shimmer)
  • Candy Coral (High Shine)
  • Date Night (Shimmer)
  • Dollhouse (High Shine)
  • Maui (High Shine)
  • Neon Apple (High Shine)
  • Neon Carnival (High Shine)
  • Orchid (High Shine)
  • Pastel Pink (High Shine)
  • Petal (High Shine)
  • Potion (High Shine)
  • Punchy Red (High Shine)
  • Purple Rain (Shimmer)
  • Rio (High Shine)
  • Runway Red (Shimmer)
  • Socialite (High Shine)
  • Venom (Metallic)

 

Happy Shopping! And now, back to your regularly scheduled program:


Collection: L’Oréal Summer 2016, Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer [Launch]

L’Oréal launched Le Vernis à l’Huile polishes in Canada last summer, and I’ve fallen deeply in love with this drugstore line.

Coral Trianon (442) is from the original launch, and it’s a superbly rich and juicy coral orange cream. It has a teeny touch of white to brighten it up nicely. The pigmentation is fantastic, especially for a drugstore brand.

trianon, by the way is a small villa, like a châlet, especially one that is situated on a larger ground, like the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon (big and small) at the Palace of Versailles.

Petit Trianon, Palace of Versailles, France

Petit Trianon, Palace of Versailles, France.

L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer in Coral Trianon

L’Oréal Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer in Coral Trianon

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fivezero's beautyBOUTIQUE Haulage (March 2017)

Haulage! beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart (March–April 2017)

I never did get around to posting my beautyBOUTIQUE hauls (gotta love those Shoppers Drug Mart coupons and Optimum Points events!), so I’m combining five of them into one post.

Perhaps these will provide some inspiration for Mother’s Day gifts? Speaking of which, today was a special day for me because I received my first ever Mother’s Day gift from our little peanut!

Behold (the peanut clip art is covering his name):

fivezero's 2017 Mother's Day Gift from peanut

I am totally wearing that necklace on Sunday.

Anyway, here’s my fairly reasonable damage! All prices are in CA$.

Orders 1–2

First up, I received two $10 off coupons for beautyBOUTIQUE.ca when I was buying stuff at Shoppers Drug Mart. Cool. Of course, I had to use them on two orders:

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tarte Custom Beauty Kit Sale (May 2017)

Sale Alert! tarte 7-Piece Custom Set for US$64 / CA$84, Today Only (May 2017)

Today only, tarte Cosmetics is offering a 7-Piece Custom Set for US$64 / CA$84 (retail values are over US$165 / CA$219).

Also, don’t forget ebates Canada (referral link), who have 4% cash back for tarte today!

[EDIT: I didn’t get to use this, d’oh! But here’s an extra $10 off code that appears to work with this deal.]

You get to select one full-sized product from each of 7 categories (cosmetic bag, foundation, blush, lip color, eyeliner, mascara, and makeup brush) that tarte has provided. Here are the options. I have included the Canadian prices so you can see the relative values of the items in each group.

(1) BAG

tarte 7-Piece Custom Set (May 2017)

(2) FOUNDATION

tarte 7-Piece Custom Set (May 2017)

  • Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation (CA$51)
  • Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation (CA$47)
  • Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation (CA$46)
  • Colored Clay CC Primer (CA$36, on sale for $16)

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butter LONDON × The Knot (Summer 2017)

New Release: butter LONDON × The Knot (Summer 2017)

Collection: butter LONDON 2017 Summer, The Knot

butter LONDON is collaborating with online wedding resource The Knot for a new summer collection.

The collection includes six new shades of wedding-ready nail colors and four shades of lipgloss in four gift sets.

butter LONDON and The Knot go big in this collection with gorgeous captivating colour, featuring award-winning formulations ranging from butter LONDON’s iconic Nail Lacquer and the brand’s best-selling Double Decker Lashes Mascara, to Plush Rush Lip Gloss. The collection includes four kits, with makeup and nail polish in shades ranging from soft pinks and nudes to a Nail Lacquer custom matched to The Knot’s signature blue. Designed to be perfectly giftable – whether you’re celebrating a bachelorette weekend, bridal shower, or wedding day– pop the champagne, it’s time for the best day ever.

These kits will be available starting May 15, just in time for wedding season, exclusively at butterLONDON.com, Kohls.com, and Kohl’s stores.

  • A Perfect Pair Lips & Tips Collection ($12)
    • Petite Plush Rush Lip Gloss in First Kiss (Pearly Ballet Pink)
    • Fashion Size Nail Lacquer in The Knot (Soft Baby Blue)
  • Champagne Toast 4-Piece Petite Plush Rush Lip Gloss Collection ($19)
    • Fireworks (Shimmering Golden Pink)
    • Rosé (Soft Rose)
    • Flirt (Raspberry Rose)
    • The Toast (Toasted Honey)
  • Love Me, Knot 4-Piece Fashion Size Nail Lacquer Collection ($26)
    • White Wedding (Pearly White Shimmer)
    • Save the Date (Soft Pink Crème)
    • Say Yes (Rosy Nude Crème)
    • Flower Girl (Rosy Pink Crème)
  • Best Day Ever 6-Piece Beauty Collection ($29)
    • Plush Rush Lip Gloss in Let’s Eat Cake (Soft Pink)
    • On The Glow Pen in White Gold (Soft White Gold Shimmer)
    • Fashion Size Double Decker Lashes Mascara in Stacked Black
    • Fashion Size Nail Lacquer in Happily Ever After (Soft Petal Pink)
    • Nail Scrubbers 2-in-1 Prep & Lacquer Remover Wipes (2 Packettes)

Happy shopping!