News: My New Review Blog at Julesfifty

Hope everyone is having a fun Halloween!

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…

I hope you’ll join me over at julesfifty.com/blog, and have a safe and awesome Halloween!

Shoppers Drug Mart Spend Your Points Event, April 2016, Optimum Redemption Haulage, Chanel nail polish Gitane Roubachka, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour Nail Enamel Black Perfecto, Meteorites Medium

Haulage! Shoppers Drug Mart Spend Your Points Event (April 2016)

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?)
  • GUERLAIN Météorites
  • 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.

Shoppers Drug Mart Spend Your Points Optimum Event, April 2016, receipt

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A Handbag After My Own Stomach — Anya Hindmarch’s Crisp Packet Bag

Anya Hindmarch Crisp Packet Clutch Handbag
Image: anyahindmarch.com

I love potato chips. I love handbags.

I love The Crisp Packet Evening Clutch.

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