Today, my little Valentine's treat to myself was a Murale redemption haul! I decided to spend 80,000 points for $200 worth. If you don't know what these points are all about, Murale is owned by Shoppers Drug Mart and uses their wonderful Optimum point program which you can learn more about here.
Also, if you're in Canada and you haven't been yet, I would highly recommend visiting Murale. They carry many high end brands including Chanel, YSL, Guerlain and Bobbi Brown (note that not all brands are available for sale online), and their customer service is UNBELIEVABLE. The lady that helped me today, was genuinely so sweet and helpful, and they gave me a follow up phone call later in the day to see how I was liking my products. :)
Today I redeemed for Shiseido Facial Cotton, Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs in 01 Les Violets, Guerlain Meteorites Compact in 02 Teinte Beige, Nars blush in Dolce Vita and Chanel Glossimer in Jalousie.
Sorry for the blurriness. And just the overall bad pictures. :( It was very overcast today, and I didn't realize how blurry they were until I uploaded them hours later. So here is the Ecrin 4 Couleurs in 01 Les Violets. I think this quad comes in such a beautiful compact! I was worried when I began swatching because the matte colour on the left is quite chalky and not as highly pigmented as I would have imagined. I'll have to see how it applies on my eyes. The other 3 colours are lovely, soft and nicely pigmented. This retails for $64.00 CAD
The Guerlain Meteorites compact is a Pressed Powder with a soft, light texture. It has the same strong scent that the Guerlain Meteorites Balls have, and I found it to be decent on my oily skin. With most pressed powders, I have to touch up every couple of hours, and I find this to be no different. I do like it more than my Diorskin pressed powder because I find it less chalky. I think it gives a nice, natural look. I do have to say that for the price, I found the compact feels a little cheap. This was $67.00 CAD.
I knew I wanted another Nars blush to add to my collection, but I waited until I could swatch in store before deciding which to pick up. I went with Dolce Vita which is described as a matte, dusty rose. Love it! Nars blushes are really of exceptional quality and I highly urge you to give one a try if you haven't yet. These blushes are $32.00 CAD.
Admittedly, this is my first Chanel Glossimer. I've heard so many wonderful things and had been really wanting to try one. I picked up the shade Jalousie. The saleslady pointed to it and said she thought it would be perfect for me, and I smiled big because it was the colour I found most eyecatching. It is a beautiful bright pink with red undertones. I find it to be quite long lasting, and not overly sticky. Love it! I would definitely purchase more shades. These retail for $31.00 CAD.
Here's a little swatch taken on my hand:
The Shiseido Facial Cotton are my favourite cotton pads ever! They never shed, and are very soft. For $9.00 CAD you get 165 pads.
So that ends my redemption fun for the winter, and now it's time to build my points back up for the next one.
Did any of you spoil yourselves in any way this Valentine's Day? :)