Online Retail Therapy: My First Experience with Beautylish Boutiques


beautylishLiving in a smaller city in central British Columbia means that I have limited options for places to buy luxury cosmetics. Things have certainly improved since I first started getting into beauty…we now have Urban Decay and Stila at Shopper’s Drug Mart woot woot! But when it comes to the really high end stuff, I usually have to order online or snag it when I’m visiting a larger city.

I have been absolutely dying to get my hands on Charlotte Tilbury makeup since it first launched late in 2013. As far as I know, CT isn’t carried by any Canadian retailers, but I finally found an online retailer that would ship CT (as well as several other high end brands I can’t normally buy) to Canada. Yes!! This post isn’t about what I bought (I’ll be posting on that later), but about my first shopping experience with I was so impressed with their customer service that I felt it warranted its own post.

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Vancouver Haul! (A Sneak Peek of Reviews to Come)


So…I went to Vancouver this weekend…and this happened:


Clockwise from left:

NARS Dual Intensity Blush in “Panic”
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 226 “Tissé Rivoli”
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in 54 “Boy”
Dior 5-Coleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 796 “Cuir Cannage”
Dior Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eyeshadow in 661 “Météore”
Dior Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eyeshadow in 381 “Millenium”


I’ve already fallen in love with a few of these products, the ones that I’ve tried so far. I will be testing these things out over the next little while and will be posting full reviews very soon. Stay tuned…

Clothing Haul: Reitmans


So….my better half had to run an errand in town yesterday, and he kindly dropped me off at the mall to browse while he was busy. I thought I was just going to Target to get some nail polish remover, but this happened…

030115 005I couldn’t help but notice that Reitmans, my favourite clothing store, is already starting to clear out their winter stock…even though there’s at least three months of sweater weather left here in the frozen tundra I call home. Everything pictured was at least 50% off. That’s my justification, and I’m sticking to it.

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