My peanut is going trick-or-treating for the first time this year. He’s going as Batman—I totally got him to do the Christian Bale “I’m Batman!” growl—and he’ll be using a Jack-O-lantern pail that my brothers used back when they were kids, so it’s got to be at least twenty years old.
I just wanted to mention that I’ve started a new blog for non-beauty product reviews at Julesfifty, and the first two reviews are Halloween-related (well, just about). I hope you’ll go check it out if you’re interested in home goods, food & drink, baby & kid stuff, movies & TV, and whatever random things I’m interested in at the moment.
I thought about giving out the Meiji biscuits as Halloween treats, but it turns out it’s a good thing I didn’t! My Halloween goodies this year do include Hot Wheels cars, Frozen & My Little Pony sticker packs, Crayola markers, and the usual yummy treats like Snickers, Rolos, KitKats, Minions-branded cookies, and chocolate-free Lucky Charms granola bars. I did manage to save a Bounty bar for the husband and myself to share…
On Saturday, Shoppers Drug Mart ran a Spend Your Points event. I skipped the last such event, so this time, with wishlist in hand, I headed out to the largest beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart near me to redeem 95,000 Optimum points for $200 worth of loot.
My wishlist went something like this:
ANNA SUI nail polish
CHANEL nail polish
GUERLAIN nail polish, particularly Black Perfecto
PAUL & JOE BEAUTÉ nail polish (are you noticing a trend, here?)
SOAP & GLORY body scrub
Basically, I wanted those fancy Météorites, a new body scrub, and, well, I always want new nail polish! I had decided to avoid getting any lip products, eyeshadow, and skincare, since I really-really-really don’t need more at the moment.
I didn’t do too badly in the end, as this is what I came home with (the location I went to didn’t have any Paul & Joe and Soap & Glory—bah!):
CHANEL Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Gitane (510), $32
CHANEL Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Roubachka (514), $32
GUERLAIN Météorites Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder in Medium (03), $75
GUERLAIN La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Lip Colour in Black Perfecto (007), $37
GUERLAIN La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour in Black Perfecto (007), $27
SHISEIDO Facial Cotton, $11
All prices are in Canadian dollars, by the way, so don’t be shocked if you’re used to US prices! And, yes, we still have to pay sales tax (13% HST in Ontario) on the $200 redemption.