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Monday, March 11, 2013

Shopper's Drug Mart Redemption

This past weekend I participated in Shoppers Drug Mart's mega redemption. It was $200 for 95,000 points. I needed a few personal items and picked up some Easter stuff, but I won't bore you with that. :)

My goods from this redemption are Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning for Face and Decollete, Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder and Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Duo de Blush in Pink Punk. I also received some Vichy ProEven Daily Dark Spot Corrector samples, 2 Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honeysuckle EDT samples, and a sample of Guerlain Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara.




With spring just around the corner, I am totally stoked for the summer! Like many people, I like to be darker in the summer but try to avoid the sun. This means, I'm always trying out different self tanners. Admittedly, it's not something I usually splurge on because my entire household will use it. I wanted something for my face that doesn't cause breakouts or smell bad. I've only done a patch test of this Clarins self tanner on my arm, but there was no bad smell upon application. I actually forgot I applied this, and while showering the next morning I noticed a round bronze spot on my arm. It works!  That was two days ago, and the patch is still there with no fading. It's quite subtle, and I think it'll be perfect for early summer. I'll have to do a full review on this later, but I think I'm going to love this.

Guerlain Terracotta as you probably know has a cult like status, and so it's something I had been dying to try. I picked up shade 03. Compared to Nars Laguna and Benefit Hoola, the Terracotta looks slightly orange and scary in pan. When applied however, this truly is a beautiful bronzer. It is soft and finely milled and has a scent, but I don't find the scent as strong as some of Guerlain's other products. I think I'll be posting a full review of this bronzer later, maybe with comparisons to Nars Laguna and Benefit Hoola.



Lastly, I got Guerlain Rose aux Joues, Duo de Blush in Pink Punk. I had been eyeing this for a couple months. I think the top shade is soo lovely! It is a matte, bold coral-pink, and I think this would look beautiful for spring or paired with a bronzer in the summer. The bottom shade is nice as well. It's a lovely, matte plum shade. I feel like I'm moving away from plums now, but I'll definitely be wearing it next fall. The duo comes in the most beautiful compact which is unfortunately already covered in fingerprints. It includes a large mirror and a small brush. I find the scent of this blush very strong, much like the Meteorites Compact and Meteorites Balls. I'm not a huge fan of this scent, though it seems like most everyone else is. Thankfully, I can't smell it once it's on my face. :)


And here's swatches of the blush duo and the bronzer:

 
Now I'm all out of Optimum points and have to start building them back up. hehe

Thanks for reading! :) xo

32 comments:

  1. They look really nice :) I need to get some blushes and a bronzer.
    Kisses

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    1. Thanks so much for reading! I'm a complete blush addict. :) xo

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  2. great redemption! Interested in seeing your review on the Guerlain Terracota in comparison to Nars Laguna. I missed out on last weekend's redemption. Did a major cosmetic one last time and would like to save some points up.

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    1. I'll definitely have to post some comparison swatches! And I'm with you now. I'm completely out of points, so it's time to build them back up now :) I'd love to see what you got last time...I'll take a look through your blog!

      Thanks for reading! xo

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  3. Great picks!! They blush is gorgeous. I need to try out some more Guerlain products.

    Ashley xo
    romanianbutterfly206.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! :) I love the blush, too! It's probably my fave of the three products. xo

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  4. I love the look of the blush, its so bright and colourfull! Do you mind me asking was it expensive?
    I'm looking forward to your comparison of the bronzer, Nars Laguna and Benefit Hoola.

    toomanyfreckles.blogspot.ie
    xx

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    1. Thanks for reading, Katie! Isn't the blush beautiful? :) Though yes, it is expensive. I think it was $56. Not a price I would usually pay for blush, but fun for a redemption!

      I'll be getting on the comparison to the other bronzers soon! Thanks so much xo

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  5. Good review/haul, Stephy!
    Since I'm a self-tanning newbie, I need you to come over and help me with my application of my St. Tropez!

    And bring some guerlain so I can try it!

    Loved your redemption. Super jealous, as always. lol

    Love youuu!

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    1. I'd love to help you! :) I've only tried the dupe, St. Moriz, but I'm sure it's the same deal. And I'll bring some Guerlain! You can tell me what you think of the scent...I'm not crazy about it.

      Love you xox

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  6. Wow I don't think I've ever had that many points! I love the bronzer and the blush palette. I have that Clarins self tanner too and it's amazing.

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    1. Haha yes, I'm pretty obsessed with optimum points! I'm glad to hear you say great things about the self tanner, and I can't wait to try it on my face. Thanks for reading, Christine :) xo

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  7. Ive not used those brands before, and I like learning about different products.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Elle! I love learning about new products as well. Ahhh...shopping addiction. :) xo

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  8. Hey... Just popping over and following on GFC from last week's Aloha Friday Hop. I would love for you to stop by my blog if you have time and if you like follow too. :) Hope you're having a great week. :)

    xoxo,
    Melissa
    thisgirlslifeblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much for following, Melissa! It looks like I'm already following you. Hope you're having a great week as wel :) xo

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  9. Great Haulage! I love how pigmented the Blushes and Bronzer are and I feel ya on the Summer thing haha. I literally need Summer NOW!

    xoxo
    My Blog, Crystal's Beauty Corner

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    1. Haha same, Crystal! And it's absolutely freezing here today...ugh. Thanks for reading! :) xo

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  10. Wow great redemption! My Shopper's don't carry Guerlain, I wish they did!
    I would love to see your review on the Clarins self tanner :)

    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. Thanks so much! :) I'll be sure to do the Clarins review soon! And I wish more Shoppers would carry the higher end brands. I have to visit a neighbouring town to get Guerlain and Dior at SDM.

      xo

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  11. Hi Stephanie!
    I wanted to invite you over to our blog hop going on right now. Also following you on Twitter from Aloha! Here’s the link:
    http://dysfunctionsjunction.com
    Thanks!
    Katie~

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  12. It's so hard to imagine a high-end blush with unpleasant scent :/!!
    But it looks sososo gorgeous in the pan. i love the dust rose shade :)
    xx
    Jessie

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  13. Hiya - well with my skin tone I don't really need tanning products as such ha ha, but I do like to use blush and bronzers on my cheeks to give me a bit of a glow, particularly in the Summer.

    Not sure if I've followed you on GFC before, but I will double check and make sure I do.

    http://forcailini.blogspot.com

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  14. Love that terracotta! I'm into lots of bronzes and nudes these days and recently bought a more nude blush. In love! Looking forward to following you! I feel like I'm gonna get some great tips! Can't wait!
    Adrienne
    htpt://myblackwhitecolog.blogspot.com

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  15. The bronzer looks so good. HOOLA is wayyyy expensive

    new blogger ...show some<3 brokeanddbeautiful.blogspot.ca

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  16. sweet blush colours!
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  17. Those blushers are gorgeous!!! Good find. :)

    I've nominated you for a Liebster Award as your blog is totally lovely. Looking forward to more posts!
    xx
    Danielle
    http://kalamityjanekosmetics.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-liebster-award-again.html

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  18. lindas cores! hehe' para morenas combina mais os tons vinho né?!
    bj
    JessiCriss

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  19. OMG teracotta looks awesome.. sooo pricey though!

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  20. Nice Blog :)
    Check out my blog at: http://beauty-fulll.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hey doll! I nominated you for teh liebester award, congrats!! http://plushpinkallure.blogspot.com/2013/04/liebester-award.html

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  22. I've been saving up my points too! When I finally have enough I am going to splurge in the makeup and hair section. The bronzer blush duo looks nice.

    http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/

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