NYX @ SDM = OMG

A few of my favorite acronyms in the same sentence. OMG. Have you heard?!? NYX Cosmetics is coming to Shopper’s Drug Mart! Finally. I cried over Target’s tragic goodbye. I hunted down Ulta locations when I was on vacation. And I stalked London Drugs NYX displays hunting for LE items. But no more! Because my favorite store and favorite drugstore brand are making love becoming one.

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Rumor has it that Shopper’s did not renew their contract with Almay and instead will be carrying NYX Cosmetics in it’s place. I’m not complaining. Looks like SDM will also be carrying Joe Fresh cosmetic products in 2016.

With a rewards program like Optimum, I have a feeling I will soon be the proud owner of the entire NYX line. Are you as excited as I am?!?! I apologize in advance if you can’t get your hands on any because I’m pretty sure it will all be in my makeup bag.

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Epic Rewards

Sephora and their ability to get inside my pockets!!! They are once again offering some AH-MAZE-ING rewards!! And perfectly timed to be released right after their Beauty Insider Appreciation Week. Some more temptation. At 4x the points for Rouge members, a mere $250 CAD spent, can mean a free 1000 point Epic Reward!!

That being said, these are online only. Meaning you need to make a purchase to redeem them. And may have to pay for shipping if you aren’t a Rouge or don’t spend over the amount to qualify for free shipping.

Hopefully, the release will not be nearly as insane as their Extrodinary Rewards that were released a few months ago. The release date has been announced (August 10th), so it isn’t a guessing game like last time. The “sneak peek” states that these are in extremely limited quantities, however, there are more options than last time. They have also specifically stated which rewards are available to US Residents, Canadian Residents, or both.* Some of these are available to US Residents as well, the only one that is exclusive to Canadians is the 10 000 point reward from Too Faced. Also note that some rewards are available for VIB Rouge’s only!!

I feel like things might be a bit more organized this time around. Anybody interested in redeeming will be up for many hours, furiously refreshing their screens every few seconds. But they won’t have their hearts set on trying to get a reward that ends up not even being available to them based on shipping or import requirements. It is disappointing to see all of the amazing additional rewards that are available to American customers (like a trip to Paris with Lancome!!! A Tory Birch bag, wallet, and perfume!! Etc.), but I would prefer to know right away, what isn’t available to me.

Here are some simplified pictures with the rewards and details:

1000 POINT REWARDS

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2000 POINT REWARDS

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5000 POINT REWARDS

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10 000 POINT REWARD

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I better get my hands on one of these!! I’ll seriously be devastated if I miss out by mere seconds. I have my eye on the Smashbox and Becca. Although the Anastasia Beverly Hills reward looks so great, the colors are not for me!! Maybe if I do some serious damage this month for the sale, a 2000 reward might be within reach …
What do you have your eye on? Will you wait it out to get your hands on something?! ♡

*This posting is for all of the available CANADIAN rewards. Click Here to see the Canadian Sneak Peek.

Sweet, Sweet Summer

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Ipsy’s July sneak peeks are here!!! And the theme is Summer Lovin’. And I’m lovin’ this theme!!! It so bright and fun. The perfect compliment to June’s Swim into Beauty theme.

☆ EMAIL SNEAK PEEK
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☆ EARLY ACCESS SNEAK PEEK
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Every ipster will get one of these fabulous summer products with their July bag!

Products Are:
▪ TARTE Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
▪ Essie Nail Polish
▪ AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish
▪ Nude Stix Magnetic Eye Color
▪ Teeez Trend Cosmetics Love Triangle Lipstick
▪ Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics 2-in-1 Shadow/Liner

Some great summer products! I will happily take the Nude Stix (I’m dying to try any of their products) or the Tarte Bronzer (even though I already own and love it).

☆ SNEAK PEEK VIDEO
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I love watching the behind the scenes peek into the monthly ipsy themes. If you haven’t seen the video yet, Click Here to watch it. The ipsy stylists are so beyond adorable!! This month we get a pretty generous peek in the video! Here is a screenshot with all of the products!!

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Products Are:
▪ Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics 2-in-1 Shadow/Liner
▪ Octavio Molina La Playa Salt Spray
▪ Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo
▪ Lulu Blossom Raspberry Lemonade Lip Balm
▪ AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish
▪ Bellapierre Mineral Lipstick
▪ ‘Tini Beauty Eyetini Swizzle Stick Eyeliner
▪ Nicka K HQ Quad Eyeshadow
▪ Nude Stix Magnetic Eye Color
▪ Ole Henrikson The Clean Truth™ Cleansing Cloths: Brightening
▪ AURORA Intensive Eyeliner Pen
▪ NUXE Gentle Exfoliating Gel
▪ Bare Republic Naturals SPF 30 Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion
▪ Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
▪ Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser

There are so many great products being offered this month. I’m in love with the Canadian beauty brand, Vasanti, and would really love to try their exfoliating scrub.

☆ SNAPCHAT GLAM BAG SNEAK PEEK
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☆ OFFICIAL GLAM BAG SNEAK PEEK
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It’s getting hot, hot, hot.‬”

How cute it this bright and colorful bag. It’s the perfect summer “throw and go”!! I’m totally pairing this with last month’s bag, for all my summer necessities.

☆ SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #1
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☆ OFFICIAL IPSY SNEAK PEEK #1
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Summer nights sizzle with one of these pretty picks. Bright or bronze, which one are you planning to simmer down with?

Products Are:
▪ TARTE Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
▪ Essie Nail Polish
▪ AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish
▪ Nude Stix Magnetic Eye Color
▪ Teeez Trend Cosmetics Love Triangle Lipstick
▪ Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics 2-in-1 Shadow/Liner

I’m sticking to my first impulse. Send me the Nude Stix or the Tarte!!! Please.

☆ SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #2
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☆ OFFICIAL SNEAK PEEK #2
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Think outside! We’re warming up with one of these fantastic finds. Are you ready to soak up the summer sun this 4th of July weekend?

Products Are:
▪ Crown Pink Tweezers
▪ Crown Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
▪ Bellapierre Mineral Lipstick
▪ City Color Cosmetics HD Powder
▪ Be A Bombshell Lip Balm
▪ Jor’el Parker Fragrance Classico

I know ipsy doesn’t send repeat items, but if somehow the Duet Crown Brush found it’s way into my bag, I would be elated. The tweezers and lipstick would also be warmly welcomed!! But please, no fragrance!!!

☆ SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #3
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☆ OFFICIAL SNEAK PEEK #3
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Only bright things ahead with one of these! Stellar eyes or a new mani? Which one do you want to reclaim your free time with?

Products Are:
▪ Nicka K New York HQ Quad Eyeshadow
▪ ‘Tini Beauty Eyetini Swizzle Stick Eyeliner
▪ Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics 2-in-1 Shadow/Liner
▪ City Color Cosmetics HD Powder
▪ AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish
▪ OFRA Cosmetics Bliss Eyeshadow

I hate to say it, but I want the OFRA eyeshadow/highlighter. I have received so many champagne colored shadows from ipsy, but I have only had a taste of OFRA Cosmetics and so far I’m loving what I have tried.

☆ SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #4
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☆ OFFICIAL SNEAK PEEK #4
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Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Cleanser, scrub or balm? Which one will help you get into the summer groove?

Products Are:
▪ pūr~lisse pūr~delicate gentle soymilk cleanser & makeup remover
▪ pūr~lisse pur-bright ultra skin brightening serum
▪ Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Vanilla Coconut Cream Lip Conditioner
▪ Lulu Blossom Raspberry Lemonade Lip Balm
▪ Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser
▪ Bare Republic Naturals SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion
▪ Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser
▪ OLEHENRIKSEN the clean truth™ cleansing cloths

I have been dying to get my hands on the Vasanti scrub (as I already said!!). Given that I’m receiving it in my July Birchbox, I would love the pūr~lisse serum or Bare Republic Naturals tinted SPF. Tinted SPF is my go to for hot summer days. I can’t stand feeling like my makeup is sliding off so I ditch the foundation in favor of some tinted protection.

☆ SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #5
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☆ OFFICIAL SNEAK PEEK #5
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Summer vacation forever! We’re walking on sunshine with one of these delightful finds. Which one is your summer pick?

Products Are:
▪ Octavio Molina Hair La Playa Salt Spray
▪ Bare Republic Naturals SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion
▪ Coolway Beachy Salt Spray
▪ Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo
▪ Jor’el Parker Classico

Send me the beachy waves!!! I’m dying for a good salt spray! I love a little texture. Especially for summer styles!

I’m loving the summer fun!!! I’m so excited to see what I’m getting this month! I’m so in love with my ipsy subscription! I keeps me smiling all month long. Click Here to get your own Glam Bag. Or Click Here to see last month’s Swim into Beauty theme.

July Birchbox Sneak Peek

Birchbox Canada is teaming up with Best Health for July!! How cute is this box? I love the colors!! I’m really loving these themed boxes, I have reused every box I have received so far.

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This July we’re partnering with the health and wellness experts at Best Health Magazine! All ‪#‎BirchboxCA‬ subscribers will receive this beautifully curated box, filled with samples personalized to her beauty profile, PLUS a special subscription offer to Best Health Magazine!

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For the first time, Birchbox Canada released a sneak peek video. Click Here to watch it. All July boxes will include a Best Health Magazine offer and either a mini Benefit They’re Real Mascara or a mini The Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush.

Doesn’t look like they will send us the Eyeko Liner that we all DIDN’T receive in our June boxes, #sadface. Click Here to subscribe to Birchbox Canada.

Swim, Swim

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All ipsy Sneak Peeks have been revealed, Glam Rooms are open, and Glam Bags have shipped. We all know I can’t help myself from sneaking a peek and knowing exactly what I’ll be receiving.
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I’m loving the theme for June “Swim into Beauty“. I’m really hoping the bag is waterproof, or at the very least water resistant. I like that it’s black, it’s perfect for outdoor use, it won’t appear dirty or stained after a long summer of sweat, sunscreen, and sangria.
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My Products:

• Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
• tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon
• J. Cat Beauty Liptitude Hydrating Lip Stain
• BioRepublic SkinCare Sheet Mask Trio
• LAVANILA LABORATORIES The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla

I’m super excited about every single product I’m receiving!! I was really hoping for the Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick instead of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. But that’s only because I have backup of my backups of this primer. It’s a great product, that’s why I have sooooo many!! What are you getting this month? Click Here to see the rest of the products available this month. Click Here to get your own Glam Bag!! ♡♡

Let’s Be Mermaids

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Ipsy has started releasing their sneak peeks for June!! This month, they are (once again) releasing early peeks on Snapchat (ipsyofficial)! I will be posting those here, as they become available. I was right about them doing a “pool” theme this month!!! Swim into Beauty!!

EMAIL SNEAK PEEK
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EARLY ACCESS SNEAK PEEK
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Every ipster will receive one of these fabulous items!

Products Are:
• Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
• Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

It sure looks to me like the background could be light reflections in a pool!! Are they doing a SUMMER SPLASH theme?!?!?!? I already own and love both of these products. However, I have a ton of back ups of the Smashbox, so I’m really, REALLY hoping for the Too Faced. I haven’t gotten a lipstick in a while from ipsy, so I think I’m due for one!!

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Click Here to watch ipsy stylists go behind the scenes for Swim into Beauty!!

Products Are:
• Formula X Nail Polish in Power Source
• NYC New York Color Liquid Eyeliner
• Tre’StiQue Color and Smudge Eye Crayon
• OGX Vitamin E Penetrating Hair Oil
• Selfie Tan ‘n Go Instant Face Bronzer
• Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
• SheaMoisture Lip Crayon
• IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil Mini
• Absolute New York Nail Polish

SNAPCHAT GLAM BAG SNEAK PEEK
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OFFICIAL GLAM BAG SNEAK PEEK
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Just Add Water.

I’m loving this bag. It appears to be neoprene – so hopefully water resistant?! Black is always a safe bet, especially for a swim bag. It won’t show stains or dirt!!

SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #1
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OFFICIAL SNEAK PEEK #1
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Catch the wave with one of these summer-ready sensations. Lipstick or primer?

Products Are:
• Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
• Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Please send me the Melted!! I have so many Smashbox Primers. I do love the product but, seriously, I have a ton.

SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #2
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Live deep with one of these lovely shades. Which one are you hoping for?

Products Are:
• tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon

This products looks great! I’m open to all of the shades!!! This a new to me brand. Has anyone else tried anything be them?!? We will all receive one of these shades: Marimoto Pink Pearl (pinky-nude with subtle pearl finish), Venetian Gold (soft metallic gold), Kona Coffee (classic brown in a cream finish), or Aspen Pine (deep earthy green with shimmering gold pearl).

SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #3
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OFFICIAL SNEAK PEEK #3
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Products Are:
• J. Cat Beauty Liptitude Hydrating Lip Stain
• Absolute New York Nail Lacquer
• FORMULA X Power Source Nail Color
• AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish
• SheaMoisture Shea Butter Lip Crayon
• IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil

So many great options!!! I would love to try the J. Cat OR Shea lippie. Of course anything IT Cosmetics is always an instant love!!!

SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #4
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OFFICIAL SNEAK PEEK #4
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Products Are:
• AURORA Intensive Eyeliner Pen
• Jules and Esther Vitamin C Serum
• OFRA Cosmetics Turquoise Eyeliner
• NUXE Gentle Exfoliating Gel
• BioRepublic SkinCare Sheet Mask Trio
• Dr. Brandt® Skincare pores no more® vacuum cleaner
• derma e® Natural Skincare Microdermabrasion Scrub
• IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
• Swissco Electroplated Eyelash Curler
• NYC New York Color Liquid Eyeliner
• Glamierre Flat Top Concealer Brush
• Evelyn Iona Cosmetics Concealer

Ooooo!!! More great products. I’m still loving the IT Cosmetics, but I love me some beauty tools!! I would totally love the eyelash curler or brush!!!

SNAPCHAT SNEAK PEEK #5
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OFFICIAL SNEAK PEEK #5
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Products Are:
• ALTCHEK MD Eye Gel Pads
• Keratherapy Daily Smoothing Cream
• Pure Brazilian Miracle Leave-In Conditioner
• BeFine Cucumber Facial Mask
• LAVANILA LABORATORIES The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla
• Selfie Tan ‘N Go Instant Face Bronzer
• Key West Aloe Mango Moisturizing Lotion
• OGX Healing + Vitamin E Penetrating Oil
• BioRepublic SkinCare Sheet Mask Trio

All skin care and hair care products. Gimme Makeup!!!!!! Lots of makeup!!! But I’ll take the LAVANILA or Pure Brazilian … please. ♡

What do you want? Click Here to see what I’m getting in my June Glam Bag!! Click Here to get your own Glam Bag!! And p.s Early Access is up! Log into your ipsy account to see what you’re getting this month!!

June Adventures

Birchbox Canada has released their first spoiler for June!!!

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This month ALL ‪#‎BirchboxCA ‬subscribers will get June’s adventure-themed box. It’s perfect for all your summer escapes – and is guaranteed to include a full size eyeliner from Eyeko! Plus, every box will include two sample picks from The TIG, actress Meghan Markle’s lifestyle blog.

I’m sooo excited for the FULL SIZE Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner. I loved their mascara and am very excited to try another product from this brand!!

Are you excited?!? ♡ Click Here to sign up and get your own June box!!