So we went out for our first shopping trip this Boxing week, I was glad the mall was not a mad house.
My regular Shoppers “shrine” did not disappoint with great clearance sale.
Note that not all locations offer the same sales as I did go to more than 1 Shoppers to check.
The first lucky score was this Quo by Orly Holiday gel kit with lamp, half price, reg. $99, valued $115, with a cleanser, a primer, base + top coat, a gel nail colour in Burning Love and the LED lamp.
I have been curious about gel manis, was eyeing this set for a while, excited to find it on clearance. The other gel kit with the pink lamp was also on sale but it cost a bit more (reg. $110), if you want it.
And then, the big items from Quo Christmas 2013 collection, on half price:
– On the Go beauty set (lower left corner), reg. $60. It reminds me of the Tarte of Giving Collector’s set – a travel makeup bag with an eyeshadow palette, lip products, etc.
– Master brush set (in the background), reg. $60 with powder brush, blush brush, foundation brush, concealer brush, lip brush, liner/ brow brush, crease blender brush, all over shadow brush, definer shadow brush and shadow smudger brush, plus a cute black/ gold bag
– Stained Glass beauty set (the larger round compact in the lower right corner) with 16 eyeshadows and 4 face powders, reg. $35
– Back to Basic palette (up top), reg. $25. A giveaway might or might not in the work for this
– Deluxe bronzer (the smaller compact), reg. $20 with shimmery strips of colours running across
– Shimmer puff (upper right corner), reg. 20. I bought this as it was super cute with the gold metal bow on the lid, I didn’t even know how it looked inside as it was sealed
If you haven’t headed out to Shoppers yet, go today for x20 points with $50 purchase using this coupon.
At Lawtons, I got this Marcelle BB cream holiday gift set in Light to Medium, also for 50% off, reg. $49.95, valued $83.80. Comes with a black quilted bag, BB cleanser (200ml), BB cream-to-powder (7.5g), BB cream (45ml) and BB Roll-on concealer (2.8g).
There were other skin care holiday sets from Marcelle as well, if you need to stock up. These gift sets are always of good value to start with, now that they are on sale, it is the best time to grab them.
I couldn’t make it to my favorite Lawtons location yet, so no report on nail polish on clearance, unfortunately.
Sally was doing extra 50% off clearance, and I had to renew my Sally card, so I went. Found a few Finger Paints shades for cheap.
The shades, from L-R: Sparkle top coat, Hue Brighten my Day, Enchanted Winter, Spell Binding and Sketch-y, $1.25 – $1.75 each after discount. The gel colours: Good Golly Miss Holly, New Year’s Kiss, Splash of Bubbly and Snow Globe Shimmer, $3 each.
In the background is the free wallet clutch I got with purchase of 3 Finger Paints nail polish. The hot pink with black tone is hot!
From Sephora, I had ordered a few things online with the Sale-on-Sale code for some Sephora palettes and the Make Up For Ever Ultimate eyeliner collection (yes, that huge set with 7 Aqua Eyes, 3 Kohl liners and 4 Aqua liners, all full sized). Couldn’t justify full price for these but when they showed up on the sale page and extra 20%, I grabbed them quick
From the store, I only got the Sephora 12hr wear waterproof contour eye pencil set for $13 – with Black Lace, Diamonds are Forever, Tiramisu and Sailor Suit, all full sized. I remembered seeing it on sale online more than this price and didn’t get it then. Now seeing it in person with that holographic glow from the background, I wanted it
Clothing wise, I made my regular trip to La Senza to stock up on undies (10/$30) and sleepwear. Also found some cozy flannel and fleece PJs at Joe Fresh for $10 each and a legit hot pink Hello Kitty onesie (footie, to be exact) at Winners for $23 (down from $29.99, comparable at $60). Girls’ PJs sold out a lot faster, so Squirt didn’t find any but got some cute tops to make up for it.
Winners is also running a sale on active wear, many workout tops and capris were on sale for $22 or less, good style and colour selections at my location. I had a really hard time deciding which ones to leave behind.
The makeup section at Winners was not that exciting. Other than NARS, Clarins, Smashbox items and individual Real Techniques brushes I saw before, a few Anna Sui and Becca makeup pieces arrived. But anything that was not locked in plastic cases was swatched, I am upset every time!
I got a Sibu purifying mask ($12.99, comparable at $30) and hydrating serum ($12.99, comparable at $40), Sue Devitt Day & Night Neutrals eye, lip & cheek palette ($7.99, comparable at $25) and Nubar nail polish in Pink Dot and Sour Candy, $5.99 each, comparable at $8.
Have you found anything good lately?
Claire’s had 10/$10, a few special effect and multi-layered nail polish were there. I got Pop Art and Graffiti (Splatter collection), and Surfs Up (4 layers, mango scented). I included a few other small things as an accent for the pic lol.
I still haven’t got to the very first Forever 21 in town (opened during my time away), BBW and the Bay, etc. so the hauls aren’t inclusive yet. Had a few online orders on the way, stuff for the house, nothing exciting.
Jetlag is still killing me, only the exciment of shopping keeps me awake a little, then I am not sleepy before midnight. Diet is also another thing that bothers me. I ate so well back home, great home cooked meals and street food, fresh fruits, sea food, etc. I gained a few pounds but it was worth it. It is tough to figure out what to cook now