Free Canada Day Nail Vinyls from Nail Polish Canada (2018)

Hi everybody! Once again, in anticipation of Canada Day on July 1, Nail Polish Canada is giving away a number of Canada Day nail vinyls by Whats Up Nails!

The first ten people (Canadian addresses only, please) to use the coupon codeย QJRG3846006 will receive the nail vinyls for free.

Nail Polish Canada free Canada Day Nail Vinyls by Whats Up Nails

If all ten have already been redeemed, you can check Nail Polish Canadaย for a list of other participating blogs, each with a unique redemption code.

My free vinyls haven’t arrived yet, but I’ll post pics here when they do! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Disclaimer: This product is a press sample and was provided by Nail Polish Canada as part of a promotion. There are no referral links in this post.

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Essie Gel Couture in Twill Seeker, swatch

Essie โ€” Twill Seeker (Gel Couture) Review

Collection: Essie 2016 Spring, Gel Couture Launch: Atelier

Today I have another Essie Gel Couture color sent by one of my favorite online nail polish stores, Nail Polish Canada.

Twill Seeker (80) is from the original Spring 2016 launch, in particular the Atelier collection. It’s one of the shades that definitely caught me eye, as it’s a little different from most of the other Gel Couture shades, which tend to come in cream finishes. This one is a vampy greyed purple with veins of fine green shimmer.

Purple and green combinations are not too unusual these days, but this is a really gorgeously executed version, with an inky purple and subtle glints of green.

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Essie Gel Couture in Sage You Love Me, swatch

Essie โ€” Sage You Love Me (Gel Couture) Review

Collection: Essie 2017 Spring, Monique Lhuillier Bridal

I’ve been sitting on several shades of Essie’s Gel Couture nail polish for a while, nowโ€”they were launched last spring!โ€”but somehow I never got around to trying them out. When one of my favorite online nail polish stores, Nail Polish Canada, contacted me about reviewing a couple of the Gel Couture colors, I was happy to oblige, and now I feel quite silly for having waited so long to try these.

I was sent the Gel Couture Top Coat (which I had actually already owned, haha!) and I chose two shades: Sage You Love Me, from Spring 2017’s Monique Lhuillier Bridal collection, and Twill Seeker, from the original Spring 2016 launch.

Today, I am reviewing Sage You Love Me (1044), which I wore all last week with the corresponding top coat. It’s a really lovely, soft and dusty sage green creamโ€”I usually don’t go for sage greens, but this one is nicely balanced and neither too cool nor too warm. I like it a lot on my warm-toned skin, and I think it would work well on a good range of skintones.

We had quiteย a bit of overcast weather last week, so this muted color turned out to be a perfect choice! I also think Essie often do subtle colors amazingly wellโ€”so many of their shades seem less than unique in the bottle, but on the nail you can see that they are nuanced and well-balanced.

Essie Gel Couture in Sage You Love Me

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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, Lancรดme Canada, Lise Watier, MAC Canada, Murale, Nail Polish Canada, Rexall, Sephora Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart,, 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 Lancรดme
  • 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
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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 Hermรจs)
  • 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
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  • Burberry GWP: Free Mini Kisses Satin Lipstick (in your choice of several shades) with any $125 Burberry makeup purchase
  • Estรฉe Lauder PWP: Blockbuster Colour Edit ($330 value) is $69.50 with any Estรฉe Lauder fragrance purchase (Cyber Monday: $62.55) RENERGIE GWP October 2015
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  • Estรฉe Lauder PWP: Travel Ready Skincare Collection is $45 with any Estรฉe 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).
  • Lancรดme PWP: Holiday Blockbuster Set in Warm or Cool ($308 value) is $67 with any Lancรดme purchase

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