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10/17/2014

Weekly flyer deals

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Words on twitter were that Flower Cosmetics will be coming to Walmart Canada (finally). Let's hope all locations will have it.

Some OPI shades (originally from NOPI or SOPI, packaged in OPI bottles with new names and sold to TJ Maxx chains) have been found at Winners (e.g. Frog in my Throat, $7.99) and Dollarama (e.g. Girl Color, Stir-fried Eggplant, Front Lawn, etc., $3 each). Beauty Geek has a great post about this mystery and the original shades to help you with purchase decisions.

Also at Winners were GlamGlow Youth Mud for $49.99 (comparable at $76). I'm glad to find it at a discount, but a little sad that it wasn't $39.99 as found at TJ Maxx in the US. The Bright Mud (for eyes) is also available for $39.99.

For local readers, Sephora in Micmac Mall is set to open on October 24. Don't forget Curbside giveaway this weekend and Nocturne tomorrow night :)

Shoppers: Saturday & Sunday: 18,500 points with $75 purchase
- L'Oreal facial moisturizer: CAD19.99
- Garnier, Nivea skin care: 25% off
- Marcelle facial cleanser, cleansing cloth: 20% off
- Vichy Aqualia, LiftActiv skin care: 20% off
- Bioderma: Free GWP of $30 (a free Sensibio H2O micellar solution 250ml)
- L'Oreal Hair Expertise (750ml), John Frieda, Gosh hair care: CAD6.99
- Aveeno, Pantene hair care: CAD5.99
- Revlon Illuminance creme eyeshadow quad, Grow Luscious, PhotoReady mascara, Color Burst lip: 30% off
- CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara, Lip Perfection lip, Clean makeup: CAD6.99; Ready Set Gorgeous makeup: CAD7.99; Bombshell eye: CAD8.99
- CoverGirl & Olay makeup: 20% off
- Maybelline Color Exlixir, Sensational/ SuperStay lip, Volume Express mascara: CAD8.99
- Almay eye: CAD6.99
- Rimmel: 25% off
- Physicians Formula: 30% off
- Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers cosmetics: CAD1.99; Halloween lashes: CAD3.99; Halloween kit: CAD5.99
- Maybelline Color Show nail polish: CAD2.99
- Revlon classic, Top Speed nail polish, treatment: CAD3.99
- L'Oreal Extraordinaire gel lacque: CAD6.99
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: CAD2.99; Salon Effect nail polish strips, top coat: CAD7.99
- Quo by Orly nail polish, gels: CAD8.99

*** Until October 24: Fall Beauty bonus: Free tote filled with 19 skin care, fragrance, cosmetic samples with $125 purchase of cosmetics, skin care or fragrance at Beauty Boutique.

Lawtons:
- L'Oreal Age Perfect, Youth Code: 30% off
- Maybelline mascara: 20% off
- L'Oreal BB: 20% off
- Essie: CAD7.88
- Sally Hansen Complete Salon, Miracle Gel: CAD7.88
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, Insta-Dri, Triple Shine, Kwik Off polish remover jar: 20% off
- Del Sol: BOGO
- SinfulColors: CAD1.98
- Nicole by OPI: 3/CAD21
- EcoTools: 20% off.

Walmart:
- Olay Total Effects moisturizer: CAD19.97
- CoverGirl Clean liquid foundation, pressed powder: CAD5.97
- Sally Hansen Insta-Dri: CAD3.47.

Target:
- Garnier skin care (selected): CAD13.99 (free $5 Target gift card when you buy 2)
- L'Oreal Age Perfect, RevitaLift: CAD19.99
- L'Oreal makeup: 20% off
- CoverGirl Outlast/ Bombshell: CAD7.99
- Essie nail polish, nail sticker, treatment: CAD7.99.

Superstore: No tax on Saturday (NS).

The Bay: Bay Days (lowest prices of the season) are on now.

Bath and Body Works: Reveal Your Deal event on Saturday (10am - 6pm) with scratch & reveal up to 30% off your purchase.

10/16/2014

NOTD: Quo by Orly Simmered

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Summer was back in Halifax yesterday when the temp reached 24 (and felt like 30). Can you believe it? I left the house with a sweater and a trench early morning, definitely did not need either of them a few hours later.

My nails was seasonally appropriate for once (I am still wearing it now) with Quo by Orly Simmered. Such a fabulous purple (darker and more blue than it looks here) leaning dark fuchsia pink that enhanced my skin tone very well. And then the shimmers sealed the deal!

And if you are wondering (you should), it is in fact Orly Hot Tropics in a Quo bottle :)

I don't know how I did not have Hot Tropics, but by the time I knew I wanted it, it was nowhere to be found, even at Sally clearance sale.

I found Simmered on clearance at Shoppers for $4, of course I grabbed it. And then I spotted a bottle of Hot Tropics randomly at Winners for $6, lol. I guess it was the universe telling me I need at least one bottle of this colour.

I used 1 and a half coats in this mani. One might have been sufficient but I added a thinner coat for colour intensity and extra shimmers :)

You can see the gold shimmers very well here. They are more intense under flash, of course, but are visible under natural light too.

Forgive the colour inaccuracy, as it is always the case with purples and my camera.

So, if you are like me and don't own either Orly Hot Tropics or Quo by Orly Simmered, you should start hunting it down now. Note that they were part of a Summer collection, might be a little hard to find but is not impossible :)

It is still quite warm today, considering we are in mid October, so I am going to enjoy the weather, pretty much like "slow down and smell the roses" right?

10/15/2014

FOTD: MUFE & Buy in Coins

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

A very successful FOTD I wanted to show you today, because the products I used were all winners. Also, I figured out a new way to conceal the dark spots, yay!

On the eyes were Make Up For Ever Artist eyeshadows in M646 Latte and ME614 Graphite Brown. They are perfect to pair with each other. Add in a lighter shade for the inner corners, you get yourself a great everyday eye look.

Since the eyes were neutral, I went all out on the lip with Buy in Coins Waterproof Velvet Matte lipstick #8, without a lip liner.

Since I don't have any Lime Crime Velvetines, I think these Velvet Matte lipsticks have the most matte finish among the hybrids in my stash. KvD Everlasting Love, Sephora Luster matte or Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet all have a soft matte finish by definition.

Some face products I used:
- Lotus Aroma Radiance anti-wrinkle day serum (review coming soon)
- Maybelline Baby Skin Instant pore eraser
- Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Tone Correcting moisturizer SPF15 in Light to Medium
- It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eyes full coverage concealer in Neutral Medium.

Instead of layering 2 different concealers as normal, I set Bye Bye Under Eyes with Maybelline Mineral Power foundation in Pure Beige.

For the longest time, I set my concealers with a translucent powder, as most MUAs/ YT'ers suggested. Also have been loyal to liquid foundations for so long that I forgot all about powder foundations. Well, I love the coverage of layering it now and will continue doing so until a new "discovery" comes along.

Others products:
- Make Up For Ever HD Second Skin cream blush in #510 Raspberry
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe as base
- Annabelle Custom Quad mono eyeshadow in Helium under the brow bone an in the inner corners
- Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara
Wanted to keep the MUFE theme through this FOTD but I still could not get used to the size of the brush in this mascara. Ignore the smudge on my lid.
- Wet n Wild Color Icon brow & eye liners in Taupe and Dark Brown.

It is a short week this week, but it didn't feel like it so far. I only want to get home and craw in under the blanket to sleep the day away. Hope your day is going better :)

10/14/2014

BiC Velvet Matte lipsticks

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Buy in Coins is a fun site for brushes and inexpensive random items for me. My latest haul from them: M.n Me Now Generation II Long Lasting lip glosses!

Labelled as Waterproof Velvet Matte lipsticks on the site, these hybrid lipsticks/ lip glosses ($1.23, 0.155oz/ 4.4g) are supposedly the newly-found dirt cheap cousin of Lime Crime Velvetines ($20, 0.11oz/ 3g).

Wide colour range (36 in total) but lots of pinks (some shades do look very similar) and not enough nudes and darker shades, and not all shades are in stock (19 at the moment).

The 6 shades I ordered: #2 modelling its long wand, then from top - bottom: #7, #8, #13, #25 and #36.

The glosses do have a faint fresh scent but it disappears very quickly.

The thin long tube (reminds me of a test tube) has a black round cap that holds the wand, which requires a bit of precision control.

Gladly, I found the glosses easy to apply and do not need a lip liner underneath. They do dry matte but are not drying when worn on top of a lip balm.

The swatches on my hand, once dry, only came off completely with a micellar solution, not with a makeup wipe, or even soap and water. On the lips, they transferred a bit onto my mug and faded gradually with meals during the day, starting from the middle of the lower lip. Touchup was needed about 6-7 hours in, depending on what I had to eat and drink. They did not leave behind a stain.

Swatches of the first 3 shades - #2, #7 and #8, one swipe each right after application. A few minutes later, they would look matte as matte can be.

Now #13, #25 and #36, also one swipe, almost looked matte already.

All in all, these Velvet Matte lipsticks can't beat Velvetines for wear but for pigmentation, price and colour selection. Note that shipping might take a few weeks, so plan your purchase accordingly :) And check out the FOTD where I wore #8.

Interestingly, the name sticker at the top of the cap mentions a MFD (either March, May or August 2014 on my tubes) and a EXP of 5 years, a lot longer than the recommended 2 years. I'll toss them if colour, texture or scent starts to feel off :)

10/13/2014

MUFE Artist eyeshadows

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Happy Thanksgiving! No turkey for me today, but I have exciting makeup :)

By now, you all would have heard that Make Up For Ever celebrated their 30th anniversary by launching the Artist shadow line with 210 shades.

About the naming system:
- The finishes: M (Matte), S (Satin), ME (Metal), I (Iridescent) and D (Diamond)
- The colour family on the colour wheel (the first digit): 1 blacks and whites, 2 blues, 3 greens, 4 yellows, 5 & 6 browns, 7 pinks, 8 reds and 9 purples
- The next 2 digits are the true "name" of the shadow.

Based on that system, the shades I received - M646 Latte (left) and ME614 Graphite Brown (right) are from the brown colour family, one matte, one metallic.

The formula, which took 3 years to develop, is based on pigment atomization (delivers up to 88% concentrated pigment, highest on the market) and water-blend technology (allows great blendability and even texture).

Just to be quick, all claims are true. The eyeshadows go on and blend so easily. Even the matte shade is soft and pigmented, needs no building up. I am super impressed. The metallic finish has just the right amount of shine to make the look interesting and is not glittery.

Below are the swatches of M646 Latte and ME614 Graphite Brown on their own in the same order as above, with a dry brush and without a primer.

I am happy with the two shades I received, check out the FOTD to see them on. I asked for shades that were not part of the 30 Color palette (as I plan to haul it anyway) and they were chosen to accomodate my eye colour :)

The eyeshadows (0.08oz) retail for $25 (single, works out to be $312.5/oz), $39 (duo, $243.75/oz) or $50 (trio, $208.33/oz). Just for reference, MAC eyeshadow pans are 0.05oz, $12 ($240/oz). If you buy a MUFE trio, you get your money's worth better than with MAC.

10/10/2014

Weekly flyer deals

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Heads up: Illamasqua is now 50% off on the Bay website, whatever is left.

Maybelline has confirmed October 21 as release date for the Color Sensational creamy matte lipsticks in Canada. Race you there? :)

If you missed my post on Wednesday, Maritimers now have access to LA Girl Glazed lip paints at Lawtons.

Also spotted My Beauty Diary masks on the shelf at my local Superstore for $15.99 a box.

At least now I have a local source to get them (instead of T&T in Toronto) if I ever run low on facial masks lol.

Not in Canada yet, but Kiko has opened 3 stores in the US without me knowing. One more reason to travel, I'm sure :)

Shoppers: Saturday and Sunday: Double Double event - you get $10 Shoppers gift card and $10 Tim card with $75 purchase

- L'Oreal facial moisturizer: 25% off; facial cleanser: CAD9.99
- Olay classic, Age Defying, Fresh Effects skin care: 25% off
- Simple cleansing cloth, facial cleanser: CAD5.99; facial moisturizer: CAD9.99
- Neutrogena facial cleanser, cleansing cloth: CAD9.99
- Neostrata, Cliniderm skin care: 25% off
- Bioderma: 20% off
- Biore skin care: CAD6.99
- Dove hair care: CAD2.99
- Tresemme shampoo, conditioner (30% bonus): CAD3.99
- Garnier Fructis hair care: CAD4.99
- Marc Anthony, OGX, Gosh hair care: CAD7.99
- L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara, Visible Lift makeup: 30% off  
- L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara, Lineur eyeliner, Colour Riche lip: CAD6.99
- Revlon/ Almay eye, lip: CAD9.99
- Maybelline Volume Express mascara, Color Sensational lip, Fit Me makeup: CAD5.99
- CoverGirl Bombshell eye, Ready Set Gorgeous makeup: CAD7.99
- Physicians Formula: 30% off
- Rimmel Scandal Eyes Rockin' Curve mascara, BB cream, Moisture Renew lip: 20% off
- L'Oreal Colour Riche nail polish: 30% off
- Essie nail polish, treatment: CAD7.99.

*** October 11 - 24: Fall Beauty bonus: Free tote filled with 19 skin care, fragrance, cosmetic samples with $125 purchase of cosmetics, skin care or fragrance at Beauty Boutique.

Lawtons:
*** Until Saturday: x2 Airmiles with $25 or x10 Airmiles with $65 purchase
*** Tuesday - Thursday: $10 Lawtons gift card or 95 Airmiles with $50 purchase

*** All week:
- Neostrata, Cliniderm: 20% off
- Tresemme hair care: CAD3.88
- CoverGirl Outlast nail polish, Single blush, Professional mascara, Flamed Out eyeshadow: CAD4.49
- L'Oreal Infallible lip: CAD9.88
- LA Colors, LA Girl: 20% off (exclude nail polish, gift sets)
- Rimmel eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, nail polish: 20% off
- NYX jumbo lip/ eye pencil: B2G1F
- OPI nail polish: CAD8.88
- SinfulColors: CAD1.49
- Nicole by OPI nail polish, treatment: 3/CAD21
- EcoTools: 20% off.

Walmart: Rimmel BB cream, Stay Matte foundation, Stay Glossy: CAD5.98.

Target:
- Revlon ColorStay Suede lip: CAD7.99
- CoverGirl (selected): CAD6.99
- L'Oreal True Match: 20% off
- Nicole by OPI: CAD7.69.

The Bay: Extra 15% off with Hudson's Bay credit card/ MasterCard until Monday. Exclusions apply, including beauty.

Lancome GWP of $36 or more until November 2. The 8-piece gift, values up to $157, includes:
- Advanced Genefique Youth Activating concentrate (8ml) or Visionnaire Advanced Skin corrector (7ml)
- Renergie Lift Multi-action Lifting and Firming cream (15ml), Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF30 High Potency Daily moisturizing cream (15ml) or Absolue Night Premium Bx cream (15ml)
- Color Design Eye Brightening all-in-one 5 shadow and liner palette in Blush Sweetness or Taupe Craze
- Bi-Facial eye makeup remover (50ml)
- Hypnose Custom Volume mascara
- Nutrix Body cream (60ml)
- Color Design Sensational Effects lip color in Pale Lip, and
- A cosmetic bag.

With a Lancome purchase of $95 or more, you'll get an extra Creme Radiance Clarifying cleanser (60ml) and Tonique Radiance Clarifying exfoliating toner (50ml) in your choice of formulation.

Until Sunday, with a Lancome purchase of $75 or more using Hudson's Bay credit card/ MasterCard, you'll get a $20 saving card, redeemable on your next purchase of $100 or more (excluding cosmetics and fragrances) until November 2.

Bath and Body Works: 3 coupons on FB, good until Monday: 20% off entire purchase, $10 off $30 or free item with $10 purchase. There is a new line of candles with beautiful painted patterns on the jars, $30 each launched in the US. Anybody saw them in Canada yet?

- 3-wick candles: 2/CAD25.50, mini candles: 3/CAD12
- New Signature body care: B3G3F
- New hand soaps: 6/CAD28 or 3/CAD18
- Liplicious, C.O. Bigelow lips: B2G1F
- Aromatheray body wash, body lotion: CAD6
- PocketBac: 3/CAD5
- Wallflowers bulbs: 4/CAD20.50
- Scentportable holders: B4G2F.

The Body Shop:
- B3G3F or B2G1F in stores and online until Monday. Regular exclusions apply
- The Colour Crush nail polish line is now available. If you need colour choices, check out my NOTDs of their blues & greens, reds & pinks, a camouflage and a black & red :)
- For LYB members, Red Musk EDP is $10 off (inclusive of the regular LYB 10% off, reg. $37, 60ml) until November 23 in store and online
- Advent calendar is coming soon. You can reserve it in store between October 14 and 27. No price info is mentioned yet.

Sally: This weekend only
- China Glaze: BOGO
- Gelish soak-off gel nail polish: CAD8.95
- Mystic Divine hair care: BOGO
- Ion Color Brilliance hair colour (permanent liquid or creme, Intensive Shine demi permanent or Brights semi permanent): BOGO
- Styling tool blow out (e.g. CHI Elite shimmer black 2.54cm flat iron: CAD99.99).

Old Navy: Double Super Cash until Monday ($20 Super Cash for every $25 spent, maximum $60 Super Cash per purchase, redeemable October 28 - November 5), in store only.

Current promo: up to 50% off everything. Today, in store only: Thermal is $8 (adults', reg. $14.50 - $19.94) or $6 (kids', reg. $8.94 - $19.94), limit 5 per customer, while supplies last.

ebates Canada: Thanksgiving Double cash back event
- Amazon.ca, ebay.ca: up to 2%
- The Shopping Chanel: 3%
- American Eagle: 4%
- Newegg: up to 5%
- Hudson's Bay: 5%
- Mark's, Club Monaco, Groupon, 7 For All Mankind, Shopbop.com: 6%
- Mexx, Globo: 7%
- Expedia.ca: up to 8%
- Bobbi Brown, Aldo, Peoples, Teavana: 8%
- Travelocity.ca: up to 9%
- Microsoft: up to 10%
- TOMS, Paula's Choice, The Body Shop, Keurig: 10%
- Allposters.com: 12%
- Dynamite, Garage: 16%
- McAfee: 25%, etc.

As always, my link is on the left side bar if you need it.

10/08/2014

LA Girl Glazed lip paints

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

LA Girl Glazed lip paints have finally arrived at Lawtons!

I did tweet about this couple days ago when I found the display but if you missed it, here is the display.

I was relieved to see all 18 colours in the line, from both releases, so for once Canada is not missing out. Note that there are 5 tubes for each shade, $5.49 each.

Back row, from L-R: Babydoll, Hot Mess, Blushing, Bombshell, Pin-up, Coy, Whisper, Elude and Flirt.
I guess my fellow Haligonians love nude shades, as Blushing, Elude and Flirt already run low.

Front row: Whimsical, Tango, Peony, Feisty, Seduce, Gleam, Tease, Daring and Tempt.

I went with the season trend and stayed on the dark side with Daring and Coy.

I was happy to see the clear plastic seals that covered the cap and almost half way down the tube to prevent in-store testing. You can see them here if you look closely.

Bear in mind that these lip paints are said to be closer to OCC lip tars' dupes and not so much of Too Faced Melted lipsticks.

Let the testing fun begin! Did you grab any of these lip paints and what are your favorites?

10/07/2014

NOTD: Quo by Orly Prismatic

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Following the success of Dark Emerald, I couldn't help but putting on another shade from Quo by Orly Fall 2014 collection, a beautiful copper glitter called Prismatic.

A complete opposite of Dark Emerald, however, Prismatic is not opaque on its own without too much layering. I opted to use it as a top coat, on 2 different bases.

The bases deserve some raves themselves, so I'll show them at the end. This is pretty much a win win mani as all 3 shades turn out to be equally awesome :)

Prismatic does not look like much in the bottle, a copper glitter as I described above. But it is the type of glitter top coat that brings out so much beauty in other shades.

Over a traditional red (on my ring finger), the coppers do not stand out strongly but add a beautiful shine and bring the red up a few level of cuteness.

On top of a black, omg, Prismatic turns into a pink/ copper and old green duochrome glitter. I don't know how that even happens!

I think this pic taken with natural lighting, without flash, shows the duochrome effect the best. Imagine the mani even more glowy IRL, definitely a winner.

A reader told me this collection has gone on clearance at her local Shoppers, so if you want Prismatic or any shade, go now. But if you already have Orly Brush It On, you don't need Prismatic :)

Here are the closeups for ya, like I haven't shown you enough of Prismatic.

Now it's the bases' turn to show off.

I gotta give a shoutout to The Body Shop Colour Crush nail polish once again, as both colours I used here are one coaters, pigmented and so easy to apply. No bald spots, no streaking.

Smoky Rose is one of the best blacks I have tried. If the line as a white that is as good, I'd be all set.

Relish the Moment has its own merit. A beautiful classic red, which I do not wear often but can appreciate it nonetheless.

So, have I sold you on Quo or The Body Shop with this post? :)

10/06/2014

The Body Shop Moroccan Argan Oil

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Argan oil is still a hot ingredient in bath and body products, so I was excited to receive The Body Shop Moroccan Argan Oil collection to review. Quite a large collection, so grab a snack :)

With Community Fair Trade wild argan oil from Morocco, extracted by the old school method (sundried, extracted, pressed, filtered and settled over 48 hours), the line promises fun pampering time. The scent is lightly sweet (in a good way), more intense when you sniff directly from the jar/ bottle than when you use it.

Stage 1: Relax with Wild Argan Oil bubbling bath (right). By the rare chance that I have time to have a bath instead of a shower, this bottle comes really handy, the bubbly kind.

It smells good, it feels luxurious and moisturizing. All you could have asked for.

Ingredients: Water (solvent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (surfactant), Glycerin (humectant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (emulsifier), Fragrance, Honey (natural additive), etc.

The bottle is 250ml, $12. Not a bad price for pampering.

Stage 2: Clean with Wild Argan Oil shower gel (left above, 250ml, $9). I like that it's soap free and lathers quite well.

Ingredients: Water (solvent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (surfactant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (emulsifier), Glycerin (humectant), Sodium Chloride (viscosity modifier), Fragrance, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (viscosity modifier), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (skin-conditioning agent), etc.

If you feel like some exfoliation (I always feel like I do lol), try Wild Argan Oil rough scrub (left below, 200ml, $20) instead.

Despite the name, this scrub does not feel any rougher than others from the brand (my favorite is still the Blueberry scrub, if you need to know).

Ingredients: Water (solvent), Glycerin (humectant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (emulsifier), Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder (exfoliant), Silica (absorbent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), etc.

A new generation of soap - Wild Argan Oil massage soap (right, 150g, $6). Happy the find this soap not drying and the massaging effect is quite fun lol.

Ingredients: Sodium Palmate (surfactant), Water (solvent), Sodium Palm Kernelate (surfactant), Glycerin (humectant), Sorbitol (humectant), Coconut Acid (surfactant), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (skin-conditioning agent), Fragrance, etc.

Stage 3: Moisturize with Wild Argan Oil body butter (left below).

We all know how good The Body Shop body butters are, some are heavier than others. I don't find this one heavy, just to note.

Ingredients: Water (solvent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (skin conditioning agent - emollient), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (emollient), Glycerin (humectant), Cetearyl Alcohol (emulsifier), etc.

The tub I got is 50ml, great for travelling, but the full size 200ml is $20.

As we are in early fall, I reach for the Argan Oil body lotion (right, 250ml, $12) more, for lighter texture. My legs, especially, have been loving it :)

Ingredients: Water (solvent), Glycerin (humectant), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (skin conditioning agent - occlusive), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (emollient), Stearic Acid (emulsifier), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (skin conditioning agent - emollient), etc.

Here is the goodness inside the jars, since I had the lids closed in previous pics.

The scrub does not have chunky seeds nor look scary, so like I said, it is not harsh on the skin, at least my skin. The amber colour gives off a warm vibe.

The body butter is not amber like the scrub but looks smooth enough to eat :) Quite a powerful duo comes winter!

Now the items that excite me the most - Wild Argan Oil Miracle solid oil for body & hair (left below, 50g, $14). Great packaging and formula to travel with.

I reserve this container for my heels only, run my fingers around to melt the solid oil a little then apply. A treat every  night. I'll buy another one for my hands and elbows, a little concern about double/ triple dipping :)

The brand also suggests this solid oil for hair - condition split ends or tame flyaways and add shine but I did not try it this way (as I use it for my heels lol).

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Coconut Oil (emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Octyldodecanol (emollient), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (stabilizer/viscosity modifier), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (emollient), PEG-8 Beeswax (emulsifier), etc.

And a "baby" container for your lips - the Wild Argan Oil solid oil lips (right, 20ml, $6). Since it is in solid form, even when melted, it feels thicker than regular lip balms. But the moisturizing effect is noticeable. If you don't mind scented lip oil, you gotta try this.

Ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (emollient), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (emollient), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (emollient), Hydrogenated Castor Oil (emollient), Beeswax (emulsifier/emollient), Fragrance, etc.

There is Stage 4: Radiate with Wild Argan Oil radiant oil for body & hair. I would have to grab it from the store some time soon to try.

I really enjoy this collection. Give the products a sniff to see if it's the scent you like. It might be too late to turn around then :)

10/03/2014

Weekly flyer deals

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Marcelle and Annabelle now offer 40% off pro discount for makeup artists when you apply.

For my local readers, City Harvest is tomorrow. I always eyed more than I could eat, but it was always fun to try different things :) I am giving away on twitter 5 double passes to The Best of Me screening for next week, come on over to enter!

Shoppers:
*** Saturday: x20 points with $50 purchase
- Quo brushes: 40% off
- L'Oreal Hair Expertise, Vidal Sassoon hair care: CAD3.88 (limit 4, after limit & rest of the week: CAD4.99).

*** Sunday - Tuesday: $10 Shoppers gift card + $10 Beyond the Rack credit with $50 purchase
*** All week:
- Vichy  Normateint foundation, Normaderm skin care: 25% off
- Nivea, Garnier, Live Clean facial moisturizer: CAD12.99
- Masque Bar masks (2's - 5's): CAD7.99
- EoS lip balm: CAD3.49
- Nivea, Vaseline, Chapstick lip care: 20% off
- Revlon Super Lustrous lip, makeup: 25% off
- Maybelline Great Lash mascara: CAD5.99
- Maybelline Color Tattoo, EyeStudio quad, Express Wear eyeshadow: 20% off
- Revlon ColorBurst Balm stain, ColorStay eyeliner, Lash Potion mascara: 2/CAD18 or CAD10.99 each
- L'Oreal Colour Riche lip: CAD9.99
- L'Oreal Infallible eyeliner, Colour Riche eye: 20% off
- Rimmel: 20% off
- Physicians Formula: 30% off
- Maybelline Color Show nail polish: CAD3.99
- L'Oreal Colour Riche nail polish: CAD4.99
- CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish: CAD5.99
- Revlon nail polish: CAD5.99
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish: CAD3.99; Insta-Dri, Triple Shine nail polish: CAD4.99
- Quo by Orly nail polish: CAD8.99.

Lawtons:
- L'Oreal RevitaLift skin care: 25% off (bonus Airmiles)
- Neostrata, Cliniderm: 20% off (bonus miles)
- L'Action masks: BOGO
- Softlips: BOGO
- L'Oreal Elnett hair spray: 25% off
- CoverGirl: 30% off
- L'Oreal Voluminous mascara: CAD6.99
- L'Oreal foundation, powder, concealer: 20% off
- Maybelline eyeliner (excl. Color Show liner), Colour Sensational lipstick: CAD6.99; Fit Me: CAD7.99 (bonus miles)
- Wet n Wild: 25% off
- NYX: 20% off
- Physicians Formula: 20% off (bonus miles)
- LA Colors, LA Girl: 20% off (bonus miles)
- ColorEvolution: 20% off (bonus miles)
- Red Carpet Manicure: 30% off
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, Insta-Dri, Complete Salon, Triple Shine nail polish, Kwik Off nail polish remover jar: 20% off
- Mavala: 20% off
- Essie: CAD7.99 (bonus miles)
- EcoTools, Real Techniques: 20% off
- EoS lip balm: CAD3.49; pink lip balm & lotion pack: CAD8.99.

Target:
- Olay Total Effects moisturizer: CAD19.99; cleanser (selected): CAD10.99
- L'Oreal Sublime cleanser: CAD7.99
- Clean & Clear, Neutrogena cleanser/ moisturizer: CAD7
- Jergens, Curel lotion: 40% off
- L'Oreal (selected): CAD6.99
- CoverGirl (selected): CAD9.99
- Maybelline (selected): CAD4.99; Fit Me: CAD5.99
- Pixi shea butter lip balm: CAD7
- Sally Hansen Complete Salon nail polish: CAD6.99.

Superstore:
- CoverGirl Ink It Perfect Point liner, Ready Set Gorgeous foundation/ concealer: CAD5.97; Bombshell mascara: CAD7.97
- Maybelline Great Lash mascara: CAD3.97; Dream Matte Mousse: CAD4.97; Master Precise, Master liner: CAD7.97; Volume Express Colossal Pumped Up mascara: CAD8.97
- L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly, Colour Riche lip: CAD7.97; True Match Lumi: CAD12.97
- Revlon Color Burst matte/ lacquer blam, Super Lustrous lipstick: CAD5.97; Bold Lacquer mascara, ColorStay liner: CAD6.97
- Almay eye makeup remover: CAD4.97; liquid lip balm: CAD5.97
- L'Oreal Colour Riche nail polish: CAD4.97
- Revlon ColorStay nail polish: CAD5.97.

Sephora: Play the Memory match game every day to win a unique code for 10% off, a deluxe sample (Fresh Life fragrance, Boscia Purifying cleansing gel or Too Faced bronzer) with $25USD purchase or 150 BI bonus points, US & Canada (excluding Quebec) until October 23.

The Bay: With a purchase of $75 or more with Hudson's Bay credit card/ MasterCard until Sunday, you'll get a $20 saving card, redeemable on your next purchase of $100 or more in store until October 16. Exclusions apply (including beauty).

Sally: Extra 50% off all red tag clearance items until Sunday.

The Body Shop: LYB members get 20% off (double discount) and x2 the points (on qualifying purchase) of $25 or more until Sunday, in store and online (with code "SMILE"), on top of current promos:
- Online: 40% off site wide
- In store and online: $20 jumbo body butters (400ml).

Bath and Body Works: 20% off coupon on FB, good until Sunday.

ebates Canada: Fall Fashion Faves Double cash back is still on with added stores
- Beyond the Rack: 2%
- Buffalo David Bitton, Joe Fresh, Madewell, Allsaints Spitalfields: 4%
- Lucky Brand, Barneys NY, Express, Forever 21, Hudson's Bay, bebe: 5%
- Garage, Dynamite, Ardene, Macy's, Club Monaco, Shopbop.com, Bloomingdales, aerie, 7 For All Mankind, Mark's: 6%
- Globo, GAP, Old Navy, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Mexx: 7%
- Aldo, Neiman Marcus: 8%
- UGG Australia, Saks Fifth Avenue: 9%
- Nike: 12%
- Proactiv, Wen, Meaningful Beauty (Cindy Crawford), Pericone MD: 32%, etc.

As always, my link is on the left side bar if you need it.