Sale Alert: Spend Your Points PLUS Event at Shoppers Drug Mart (Canada Only, July 20–22, 2017)

Today through Saturday (July 20–22 only), Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart is offering a Spend Your Points PLUS Event. It actually states on their site that it runs from July 20 at midnight through July 23 at 4 AM (EST). I have no idea why they insist on doing it that way, since it makes it sound as though you have all day on Sunday to redeem the points with this event [edit: they’ve since readjusted their banner to read July 20–22; it’s still odd that the event doesn’t run through Sunday like it usually does].

This event works online at Shoppers’ beautyBOUTIQUE, as well.

The deal is pretty much the same as usual, but you get additional Optimum Points (rather than additional cash off a purchase).

Spend the following Optimum Points and receive:

  • 50,000 points for $85 off, plus $15 worth of Optimum Points
  • 95,000 points for $170 off, plus $30 worth of Optimum Points

The bonus points get added to your account a week or so later.

Don’t forget that ebates.ca (referral) works with beautyBOUTIQUE, too!

Happy shopping! What’s on your SDM shopping list?

If you need some ideas, here are links to some of my past Shoppers Drug Mart/beautyBOUTIQUE hauls, mostly from redeeming Optimum Points:

Sale Alert: Ebates Canada Celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary

This first of July, 2017, marks Canada’s 150th anniversary! I’m sure there will be many sales to come, but here’s one of the first big ones: Ebates Canada (referral link) is offering double the cash back at 150 stores!

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!

My top picks here are Charlotte Tilbury (8%), MAC (6%), Sephora (8%), and tarte (10%)—who are having a 48-hour sale right now. Yes, I got the Make Believe In Yourself Palette.

  • aerie (5%)
  • Amazon.ca (up to 2%)
  • Ardene (6%)
  • ASOS (5%)
  • Aveda (8%)
  • Banana Republic (6%)
  • Blue Nile (2%)
  • Bobbi Brown (8%)
  • The Body Shop (8%)
  • Charlotte Tilbury (8%)
  • Clinique (8%)
  • Club Monaco (5%)
  • Coach (8%)
  • eBay (up to 2%)
  • Estée Lauder (6%)
  • Etsy (2%)
  • Farfetch (6%)
  • 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.)
  • Gilt (4%)
  • Hudson’s Bay (5%)
  • Indigo (up to 4%)
  • J.Crew (3%)
  • Jimmy Choo (8%)
  • Joe Fresh (4%)
  • Kate Spade (8%)
  • Le Château (7%)
  • Links of London (10%)
  • L’Occitane (5%)
  • Luisa Via Roma (up to 9%)
  • MAC (6%)
  • Modcloth (4%)
  • Naturalizer (8%)
  • 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.)
  • Origins (8%)
  • The Outnet (6%)
  • Rose Gal (5%)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue (8%)
  • Sephora (8%)
  • The Shoe Company (6%)
  • Shopbop (4%)
  • tarte (10%—heh, I literally just used this with their 48-hour flash sale)
  • Toms (10%)
  • Tory Burch (6%)
  • Town Shoes (6%—I did not even know they had an online store, now!)
  • TSC (3%)
  • Well.ca (2%)

See the full list here.

Happy Shopping!

Sale Alert: Spend Your Points PLUS Event at Shoppers Drug Mart (Canada Only, June 10–11, 2017)

This Saturday and Sunday (June 10–11 only), Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart is offering a Spend Your Points PLUS Event. The deal is pretty much the same as usual, but you get additional Optimum Points (rather than additional cash off a purchase).

This works online at Shoppers’ beautyBOUTIQUE, as well. They seem to have added a few brands online recently, including Vasanti, though I wish they’d hurry up and add more nail polish. (By the way, Chanel and RMS polishes are squirrelled away on their respective brand boutique pages, so you can’t see them on the regular nail polish page.) The Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat stuff all seems to be on sale, as well (dammit, never get the UD LE stuff at full price!)

Spend the following Optimum Points and receive:

  • 38,000 points for $60 off, plus $10 worth of Optimum Points
  • 50,000 points for $85 off, plus $15 worth of Optimum Points
  • 95,000 points for $170 off, plus $30 worth of Optimum Points

The bonus points get added to your account a week or so later.

Don’t forget that ebates.ca (referral) works with beautyBOUTIQUE, too!

My current beautyBOUTIQUE wishlist contains:

  • Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Angélique
  • Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Coralium
  • Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Sargasso
  • Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Sea Whip
  • Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Skin Smoothing Loose Powder (heh)
  • Givenchy Mother’s Day Set Hot Couture EDT

Happy shopping! What’s on your SDM shopping list?

If you need some ideas, here are links to some of my past Shoppers Drug Mart/beautyBOUTIQUE hauls, mostly from redeeming Optimum Points:

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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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!

 

Sale Alert: ColourPop 3 for $10 Eyeshadows & Free International Shipping

ColourPop is currently offering free international shipping on all orders!

Plus, eyeshadows (Super Shock, Pressed Powder, and Pigments) are 3 for $10! Really they’re 3 for $9.99, because each eyeshadow shows up as $3.33 once you’ve put a multiple of 3 shadows in your cart.

PLUS! Each $20 purchase also earns you a free mini Ultra Satin Liquid Lip (choice of 5 shades), and every additional $10 gets another mini.

There are a few ColourPop shadows (Birthday Boy, Cricket, Lace, Partridge, and So Quiche) in my collection and I love them dearly, so I was way too excited about adding to my collection now that shipping to Canada is free for a limited time.

I placed two orders (hoping to avoid duties with two lower-value packages), each containing 10 eyeshadows. Since the shadows were 3/$9.99, I ended up having to add one extra small purchase—another eyeshadow at $5—to get the order over $30 so I’d get the second bonus lippie.

I didn’t actually plan on ordering a second round, but I took another gander at the site several hours later and noticed that two shadows I’d initially wanted (Bae and Play by Play) came back in stock! So…I ordered again!

My only disappointment was that there didn’t seem to be a free 4-pan eyeshadow palette added for each 4 Pressed Powder Shadows I ordered. Oh well, I guess I didn’t buy new empty palettes for nothing.

Here are the items I ordered (combined). I didn’t go for any pigments since the colors didn’t appeal to me, and they all seem to be marked “not intended for use in the immediate eye area”.

[EDIT 2017-05-07: Um, I placed a third order. Got the fifth free Mini Ultra Satin Liquid Lip in Dopey. I’ve added ColourPop’s color descriptions to all shades, as well.]

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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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