Here are some of the beauty- and fashion-related ones (my favorite categories to shop, naturally). Note that not all of these stores will be shipping from Canada, so duties may apply; check before you order!
Gap / Baby Gap (4%—by the way, you can stick Old Navy and Gap stuff in your shopping cart and check out via Banana Republic, instead, and nab BR’s 6% cash back; I don’t believe you even need any BR stuff in your cart. I know I’ve done this in the past.)
Hudson’s Bay (5%)
Indigo (up to 4%)
Jimmy Choo (8%)
Joe Fresh (4%)
Kate Spade (8%)
Le Château (7%)
Links of London (10%)
Luisa Via Roma (up to 9%)
Old Navy (4%—by the way, you can stick Old Navy and Gap stuff in your shopping cart and check out via Banana Republic, instead, and nab BR’s 6% cash back; I don’t believe you even need any BR stuff in your cart. I know I’ve done this in the past.)
I’m kind of on a roll, now, so here’s another clearanced MAC polish that I picked up for CA$6.
Like My Gown?, from this spring’s Fashion Pack collection, is a vibrant magenta cream. It reminds me of Essie Footloose, which I ought to swatch one of these Throwback Thursdays.
The color is midtoned, and I think it’s one of those seasonless shades, though it’d probably look especially hot as a summer pedi! However, it’d also be a perfect pop of purple-y pink against the usual whites, greys and blacks of winter gear.
Hope everyone snagged a good deal or two this Black Friday weekend—though I suppose it’s now Cyber Monday, and the sales go on!
I’m continuing on from Friday’s review with another clearanced MAC polish that I picked up for CA$6.
Sweet Potion, is from last winter’s Faeries Whispers collection, though it was also recently repromoted in this spring’s Future MAC collection. It’s a warm, peachy tan cream with a slightly rosy undertone.
I hope all my American readers had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
I had the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on for Peanut yesterday morning, and he wasn’t too interested, except when the Thomas the Tank Engine balloon showed up.
As usual, I thought Ronald McDonald was kind of terrifying.
I did get a kick out of this:
Now, onto the polish!
Earlier this fall, MAC decided to discontinue their line of Studio Nail Lacquer, which was actually only introduced in Spring 2015. I can’t say I’m entirely surprised, as I have personally found the line of little interest and only bought a few over the last two years. This is after they reduced the nail polish prices so that they were not almost as expensive as the lipsticks!
MAC will still be releasing limited edition nail lacquers with some of their collections, however:
A few of their remaining Studio Nail Lacquers have been clearanced online (at least in Canada and I think the US, as well). I picked up a few, just because it was CA$6 nail polish. I only passed on Babysplit, a too-sheer pastel green, and Style Matters, which I already owned.
Here’s one of the clearanced shades I did get, Rack ‘Em Up, which is from this fall’s bowling-themed It’s a Strike! collection.
Rack’ Em Up is not the kind of color I usually go for: it’s a medium taupe brown cream with a slightly cool undertone.
M·A·C Limited Edition celebrates the erotically charged and elegant work of legendary photographer Helmut Newton. Known for his precise, glamorous and empowering photography of women, this limited-edition colour collection captures his provocative, exquisite taste. A selection of Newton’s iconic photographs adorns the packaging. Even today, his work remains as distinctive and influential as ever.
The collection comprises the usual assortment of eyeshadows, lip products, and more, and also three new Studio Nail Lacquers:
Berlin, purple (crème) [this looks red to me on the website]
Call Time, grey (crème)
Monte Carlo, red (crème)
Not the most exciting array of colors, is it?
MAC has also discontinued their core collection of Studio Nail Lacquers, and currently only have plans to release the product in limited edition collections, such as this one.
The Studio Nail Lacquers retail for US$13 / CA$15, unless they are in special packaging—which is not the case with this collection, though I think the Helmut Newton products do seem like they come with fancy boxes.
MAC has released a bowling-themed collection for Fall 2016, It’s a Strike!
Head straight to the fast lane with M∙A∙C It’s A Strike! A set of varsity-chic hues sure to bring you luck. Have a ball with the luminous allure of new Pearlmatte Face Powder. Two online-exclusive Lipsticks in Liquid Lurex and Babes and Balls are right up anyone’s alley. Rack ‘em up with a collection sure to be a perfect strike!
The collection includes three new Studio Nail Lacquers:
Babysplit, sheer lime green (crème)
Rack ‘Em Up, cool deep khaki (crème)
5 Pin, deep wine (crème)
The Studio Nail Lacquers retail for US$13 / CA$15.
Spanning half a century, Star Trek and its loyal fans cross decades, influencing ideas and aesthetics of gender, race and intergalactic potential. As the sci-fi saga continues, delight in the beauty of exploration as MAC and Star Trek’s latest cinema generation joins forces in an exclusive makeup collaboration of astral hues.
Surely that’s “join forces”. Really, MAC.
The collection includes three new Studio Nail Lacquers in special edition packaging:
Enterprise, silver chrome (frost)
Holladeck, gold sparkle (frost)
Skin of Evil, yellowish green with black chunks (frost)
Anyway, this collection seems excessively sparkly for me, but I am digging Skin of Evil, the green and black glitter polish!
The special edition polishes retail for US$14 / CA$16.50.