Tom Hiddleston drinking tea

Sale Alert: Black Friday Roundup 2017 (Canada)

Experience Black Friday the civilized way: at home, in front of your screen, with a nice cup of tea. I will be adding to this post as I see new deals.

Don’t forget to use (referral link) for many of these stores!

Annabelle: 40% off everything & free shipping, plus a free Full Blast Mascara GWP with a $35 purchase. No code required.

beautyBOUTIQUE: Get 20x the points with a $75+ purchase; Black Friday deals; Saturday & Sunday is the Spend Your Points Plus event.

belif: 20% off.

The Body Shop: Various deals. [12%]

Cake Beauty: Code CAKEFRIDAY40 for 40% off, plus Black Friday sets.

Charlotte Tilbury: 50% off select luxury beauty sets.

Chatters: Selected deals.

Clarins: 15% off $100, 20% off $150, or 25% off $200 orders.

Clinique: Code 25OFF for 25% off. Choose a free full sized GWP with a $75 order.

ColourPop: Code BESTPALS for 20% off shadow palettes.

DECIEM: Black Friday sets; CA/US$4.95 shipping applies to any Black Friday Set order.

Estée Lauder: $99 Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (reg. $120).

Glossier: 20% off and free shipping.

Illamasqua: 25% off.

Inglot: Code BF2017 for 20% off.

Julep: $5 nail polishes and plenty of Black Fri-YAY deals. [1.5%]

Kiehl’s: Code BFRIDAY for 15% off or 20% off a $150+ order. [3%]

Lancôme: Code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off. [3%]

Lise Watier: 20% off everything & free shipping, plus choose one of three 2-piece full-sized GWPs with a $100 purchase. Codes are TEINT (Base Miracle + Perfecting Foundation Brush), YEUX (Eye Primer + Eyeshadow Brush), and LEVRES (Magnifix Lips + Lip Brush).

London Drugs: Pay with Visa Checkout to get $10 off a $100+ order.

MAC Canada: For Select members only, 25% off with code MAC25, and pick 5 samples. [3%]

Marcelle: 30% off everything & free shipping, plus a free 3-piece GWP with a $65 purchase.

Nail Polish Canada: Various deals.

NARS: Code TAKE20 for 20% off.

Sephora: Various Black Friday sets. [4%]

Shu Uemura: Code SHUBF 20% off $50 or 25% off $100, plus free shipping on $50+ orders.

tarte: Code FRIYAY for 25% off (just FYI, tarte also very recently had their site hacked.)

Trust Fund Beauty: Code BF50 for 50% off.

Urban Decay: Code: LETSCYBER for 20% off Friends & Fanatics event, 2 days only. Spend $80 and get a free Prime and Set Duo.

Vasanti: 20–80% off. Pay with Visa Checkout & use code VISA10 to get $10 off a $75+ order. [1%]

Yves Rocher: 50% off sitewide, plus $20 off a $60 order and free shipping with code 20BLACK60.

YSL Beauty: 15% off with code YSL15, today only.

Zoya: Code FRIYAY for 50% off and free shipping (handling fee applies for Canada).

Exclusions apply for some deals.

Happpy Shopping!

[Image source: Tom Hiddleston in Jaguar’s 2014 Super Bowl commercial]

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving & National Handbag Day 2016! J.Crew — Signet Bag (Full Review)

Today is the second Monday in October, which means it is Thanksgiving Day in Canada! Happy Thanksgiving!

However, this year, today is also October 10, which means it is Handbag Day! I didn’t realize before now that the event was actually created by the PurseBlog (I do post very occasionally in their forum) in 2013.

I have posted a little bit about handbags on my blog, though it’s obviously not the main subject at hand. But my latest handbag has got me pretty happy and excited, so I’ll review it today.

I’m writing this on Thanksgiving morning and am hurriedly trying to get it written up before anybody comes over—so please forgive any typos. I’m pretty tired from staying up to witness last night’s big TV event:

I think my brain melted from some of the incoherent sludge I heard, but I think I should be OK to do a little write-up about a handbag!

I received my J.Crew Signet Bag last week and have been using it nonstop. It’s the perfect size and style for everyday shopping and errands.Read More »

Black Friday Makeup Deals for Canadians (Updated)

Just a quick note to say that the Black Friday Deals post has been updated with lots of new deals, and I’ll keep updating the list as I get new deals in.

Happy shopping, everybody!

Black Friday Makeup Deals for Canadians

Happy American Thanksgiving!

Here is a short list of some beauty-related sales that are available to Canadian shoppers. [Last updated: Nov. 28, 7:59 am EST]

Don’t forget to check (referral link) for additional cashback. The following stores have double cashback for Black Friday: BH Cosmetics (15%), Bobbi Brown (8%), The Body Shop (8%), eBay (up to 5%), Fruits & Passion (8%), Hudson’s Bay (8%), Indigo (up to 10%), Kiehl’s (8%), Sephora (8%), The Shopping Channel (3%), Walmart (up to 4%), and (2%).

All Cosmetics Wholesale: Code CYBER15 gives you 15% off everything.

beautyBOUTIQUE: 20x the Optimum Points when you spend CA$75+. Selected Black Friday specials.

Birchbox Canada (referral link): 25% off any $45+ purchase.

The Body Shop Canada: various Black Friday deals.

Charlotte Tilbury: Receive a free Rock n Kohl Liner when you purchase the Fallen Angel Palette.

Clarins Canada: selected Black Friday deals.

Clinique Canada: 7-pc GWP with any CA$31 purchase, plus an extra treat. The GWP matte lipstick comes in a choice of three shades and the packaging is adorable!

Color Club: 30% off all weekend with code GOBBLE30 (plus free Color Club tote bag with purchase).

ColourPop: $5–$20 off your order (depends on how much you spend, from $40+). No code needed. Ends Nov. 29.

Cosmetic Love (referral link): 15% off everything through Nov 30. Selected items 50% on clearance.

Crabtree & Evelyn Canada: 20% off when you spend $50+ and free shipping on all orders. I am not sure whether their online store ships from Canada; it may be safer to just shop at their “full line stores”, which are also running the discount.Read More »

Bon Appetit - Grandma's Pumpkin Pie

The Sweater Weather Tag

[Image: Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie.]

At the fivezero homestead, no one—well, apart from the peanut—is a native born-&-raised Canadian, so Canadian Thanksgiving always sneaks up on us! But hey, it’s fun to have a day off and celebrate Thanksgiving twice (once again in November).

In any case, it’s fall, and I love fall! Any excuse to have pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, and boozed-up cranberry sauce is A-OK with me.

The Sweater Weather Tag has been going around the blogs lately (the last one I read was by It’s Jordan Leigh), and since I’ve been slacking with the Tag Tuesdays, I thought I’d sneak this one in for the Canadian holiday weekend.

Favorite autumn candle scent?
Anything pumpkin pie-scented. I’m not a huge candle person, but I do like to head over to Winners/HomeSense and pick up a scented candle or two each fall/winter. I don’t know why I don’t feel prompted to do this in the other half of the year! Something about candles and coziness in cool weather, I suppose.

This is one I picked up last year (obviously I do not use candles enough!) and the scent is still incredibly strong:

Sprig by Nest Fragrances, candle in Butterscotch Pumpkin
Sprig by Nest Fragrances, candle in Butterscotch Pumpkin.

Goes with the polish I just swatched, too!

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