Sale Alert: Save 20% Using PayPal at 8 Luxury Beauty Brands (Canada, through November 15, 2017)

Just a quick post to let you guys know that if you use PayPal (and code PAYPAL13), you can save 20% on $50+ purchases at the following Canadian beauty stores:

Certain product exclusions apply for some of the stores.

This offer is good through November 15, 2017. (Of course, you can get 20% off some of these brands at the Sephora sale through November 15, as well!)

You can also use Ebates Canada (referral link) with most of these stores, though I can’t be sure they’ll apply using the discount code, as well.

Happy shopping!


Shu Uemura × Super Mario Bros. Holiday 2017 collection

Haulage! Shu Uemura × Super Mario Bros. (Holiday 2017)

Shu Uemura just released their new collaboration with Super Mario Bros./Nintendo (I KNOW!) and it is an awesome collection!

Sadly, there’s no nail polish, though I did snag the Invincible Superstar Premium Curler and Peach’s Favorite Premium Brush Set.

Super Mario World for Super Nintendo brings back memories!

Here are some selected items from the collection:

shu uemura – peach's eye and cheek palette
shu uemura – peach’s eye and cheek palette
US$115 / CA$125
shu uemura – ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil
shu uemura – ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil
US$91 / CA$99
shu uemura – peach's favorite premium brush set
shu uemura – peach’s favorite premium brush set
US$69 / CA$89

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Luxe Box packaging

Luxe Box (Canada) — Fall 2015

Last month (yes, before I decided on a low-buy for the fall!), after unsubscribing from Ipsy and Birchbox, I decided to try out another subscription box with my newly released funds. I went for Luxe Box, which is a seasonal box that costs $26 per quarter, though you can get a slight discount for signing up for more boxes at a time.

I signed up with the semi-annual option: two boxes for $25 each. The annual option gives you four boxes for $24 each. (At the moment, I cannot see the semi-annual option on their website, just the quarterly and annual options.) Shipping is included, at least for the Canadian options. It appears they do ship to the US and other countries, but their website makes it a bit difficult for me to find out details.

You receive 7–8 trial-sized items in each curated Luxe Box. However, I was pleased to see that I actually received three full-sized items in my Fall box. Some time last month, they also offered their subscribers a “Beauty Surprise” for an additional $10. I took the plunge and received a lipstick as my Beauty Surprise.

Luxe Box Canada, Fall 2015, with $10 Beauty Surprise

My only complaint so far with Luxe Box is that their website is very underdeveloped. Even when logged into my account, there are no details about my box, what I have the possibility of receiving, no social aspect and no reviews. You can buy a few boxes, subscribe, see your account details, and that’s about it. There are dead links here and there, as well. I feel that they really need to work on the site, as it’s very lacking and uninspired compared with the Ipsy and Birchbox sites. It looks nice enough, but functionally, it doesn’t inspire confidence, which is part of the reason why it took me so long to actually subscribe to it. Only others’ positive reviews made me take the plunge!

As a side note, I only just discovered that earlier this year, Luxe Box merged with Topbox (which is the only other subscription service I use at the moment).

From Canadian Subscription Box Addict:

As of April 15th, 2015 Luxe Box has merged its operations with Topbox. Going forward Topbox will run both Luxe Box and Topbox business and operations. Both services will continue to operate under established names, and Luxe Box will continue to maintain its unique brand identity.

Huh. I guess I’ll see if the content of the two boxes starts overlapping!

What I Received

All prices in C$, unless otherwise noted.

Luxe Box

  • (be) DELECTABLE by CAKE BEAUTY Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream in Coconut & Cream (60 mL, travel size) [MSRP $7, or $12 for 118 mL]
  • CIATÉ Paint Pots in Brocade Parade (13.5 mL, full size) [MSRP $15]
  • LANCÔME Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream (15 mL, sample) [MSRP $92 for 50 mL]
  • MEDUSA’S MAKE-UP Lip Gloss in Loud Mouth (6 mL, full size) [MSRP US$9]
  • pūr~lisse pūr~delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser & Makeup Remover (30 mL, sample) [MSRP $36 for 165 mL]
  • SHU UEMURA Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil (30 mL, sample) [MSRP $69 for 150 mL]
  • YVES ROCHER Grand Rouge Lipstick in Bordeaux (34) (3.7 g, full size) [MSRP $19, though the price has recently jumped to $20]

$10 Beauty Surprise

  • LIPPY GIRL Vegocentric Lipstick in Boss Lady (5 g, full size) [MSRP $23]

Random Additional Item

  • TRESEMMÉ Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray (45 mL, sample) [MSRP CA$5.99 for 200 mL]

Here are some additional photos of all the items:

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