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 when I was buying stuff at Shoppers Drug Mart. Cool. Of course, I had to use them on two orders:

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Etude House Play Nail in Sining Beautiful Deer [sic] (282), swatch

Etude House — Sining Beautiful Deer (Play Nail) Swatch & Review

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday in North America, so Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Whether you’ve got kids, are expecting, or have fur/feather/scale babies you love, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! I’m lucky enough to be in all three groups this year—having a toddler, a baby due in a couple months, and a tank of tropical fish—and I don’t think I’ve ever felt more “mom-like”, haha!

Of course, I want to wish specially my own mom the happiest of Mother’s Days. I hope Dad takes you out for a nice Korean dinner! (They’re not Korean; they just like to eat a lot of Korean food. Mmmm, bibimbap. And I could probably eat kimchee every day if I had easier access to it.)

I would like to share one mom-related tidbit: my 2-yr old has finally learned his colors! As someone who blogs about nail polish colors all week, this makes me so pleased! He’s known his ABCs and 123s (and myriad vehicle names, because that’s all he’s interested in) for probably six months, but colors would stump the heck out of him. He’d know the names of colors, but if you were to ask him what color an object was, he’d just cycle through the colors: “Blue? Red? Green? Yellow?!” Then, about a month ago, he seemed like he’d gotten the hang of them, but we couldn’t be certain if he was just memorizing the colors of his toys. Over the last week or two, however, he’s definitely figured it out, as we can point out new things to him and he will get the color right about 80% of the time. (He occasionally gets stumped with purple, calling it pink or blue first.)

So, this morning, I showed him my new bottle of (Korean!) nail polish and asked him what color it was. He announced “Red!” and beamed when I applauded. Best Mother’s Day gift.

Collection: Etude House 2014 Fall, Zoom in the Zoo

I recently picked up this Etude House nail polish on sale for about US$3 at Cosmetic Love (referral link). It’s from a 2014 fall collection called Zoom in the Zoo.

I have no idea about the color’s name! Is it meant to be “Shining Beautiful Deer”? “Singing Beautiful Deer”?! I don’t even know if it’s a name given officially by Etude House, or just one that was made up by the retailer! There is no English name given on the polish’s packaging, just the number 282, so I really have no idea as I can’t read Korean. Maybe someone who knows Korean can help out?

Etude House Play Nail in Sining Beautiful Deer, label
What does it say?!
Etude House Play Nail in Sining Beautiful Deer, bottle
Here’s the front of the bottle, just ’cause it’s cute.

So, at the moment, I have no choice but to leave the polish name as it was spelled on the retailer’s site. Sining Beautiful Deer [sic] (282) is a classic, medium-deep red cream with a touch of cranberry.

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Revlon — Plum Seduction (Nail Enamel) Swatch & Review

Revlon Nail Enamel in Plum Seduction

Brand: Revlon

Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s an easily obtainable (in North America, anyway) polish in a bright and feminine shade to celebrate the day.

Plum Seduction (917), which has been in Revlon’s core line-up for at least several years, is a bit misnamed, as it’s a fuchsia, not a plum. The color is a clean, vibrant fuchsia and the finish is a smooth, shiny cream. Fuchsia’s not really my thing, but I do like this one.

Application was very nice: smooth and streak-free. The formula is a little on the sheer side, so while two coats will give nearly opaque coverage, I needed three for full opacity. I don’t mind, as the application was so easy.

Revlon Nail Enamel in Plum Seduction, swatch

Revlon Nail Enamel retails for around US$4.99 / CA$5.99 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 14.7 mL. They are free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and are made in the USA.

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Revlon is a public company based in New York, NY, USA.

Canadian Deals on Nail Polish (May 4, 2015) for Mother’s Day

Just a reminder that this Sunday, May 10, is Mother’s Day! (Did you know that most—but not all—countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May?)

Jean Coutu (Ont. flyer) has the following sales this week (ends Thursday the 7th):

  • L’Oréal Colour Riche Nail Enamel @ $4.99
  • L’Oréal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lacquer Gel @ $5.99
  • L’Oréal Infallible 2 Step Nail Gel @ $6.99
  • NYC Nail Polish @ $1.49
  • Personnelle selected nail care @ 20% off
  • Revlon Classic Nail Enamel @ $4.49
  • Revlon Nail Art Nail Polish @ $5.99

Rexall (Ont. flyer) has the following sales this week (ends Thursday the 7th):

  • Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File @ $44.99
  • Essie Nail Enamel @ $8.99
  • Fing’rs @ 30% off
  • Kit by Rexall Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, & beauty tools @ BOGO 50% off
  • Maybelline Color Show Nail Enamel @ $4.99
  • Nailene @ 30% off
  • Revlon all nail polish @ 20% off
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel @ $9.99
  • Sensationail @ 30% off

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