Sometimes when you get an amazing beauty deal, you do a little happy dance, basking in the thrill of a bargain. And sometimes you gloat. Today's post is a little bit of both :)
If you're a fellow Canuck, you'll be well familiar with the Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points system- basically, you earn points with every purchase you make, which you can eventually redeem for any drugstore goodies you like! The practical gal might use them to to stock up on razors, vitamins, and toilet paper, but me? I stock up on Chanel!
Chanel is brand new to the Shoppers Beauty Boutique lineup. As soon as I saw the counter in the Eaton Centre Shoppers, I knew where my Optimum Points would be going! I had built up $85 worth of points, and last Saturday was one of their brilliant events that lets you "spend your points"- essentially, get more bang for your buck! So that translated into a full $110 free!
Here's what I snagged:
Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Pressage- This lovely blush was on my most recent wishlist, so I was thrilled to bring it home. A vibrant orange-coral shade, Pressage melts easily into cheeks, drying down to a matte finish and leaving an incredible pop of colour. Already a staple in my routine!
Le Vernis Nail Colour in Vertigo- This smokey polish was on my radar in a big way when it was released last Fall, but I never bit the bullet. I thought that ship had sailed (was convinced it was limited edition), so I was so pleasantly surprised to see it in-shop! Vertigo is a shimmery purple grey with subtle red shimmer. Can't wait to wear it!
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF15 in 10 Beige- Although full-coverage, matte foundations are my go-to, I'm determined to become more comfortable with lighter-coverage, glowier bases. I fell in love with Vitalumiere Aqua at a Chanel makeover earlier this year, so was happy to pick it up. It really makes skin look dewy and flawless, without any greasiness. Loving it so far!
So after redeeming my Optimum points, the grand total for this haul, including tax, was... $23! That's less than the cost of the nail polish alone! There really is nothing better (in a superficial, consumerist way) than getting free Chanel! :)
I've already been giving these goodies a go and hope to be bringing you some reviews soon!
Here's a final jumbo-sized shot of them:
What are some of your favourite products from Chanel? Any amazing beauty bargains lately?
Have a wonderful weekend! xo