It's my birthday this week, and my Sephora Birthday Gift came in the mail yesterday! But that got me thinking. Sephora can't be the only beauty store that gives away birthday freebies – so I decided to look around and find out exactly where you can score free makeup and skincare birthday gifts in Canada. Through my search, I found six different stores and brands that offer birthday treats. Some of them are free products, extra samples or coupon codes for discounts off an order. And to help you keep them all straight (and know which ones you want to sign up for), I'm laying out exactly where, when and how you can claim these presents, starting with the most famous one: the Sephora Birthday Gift. 1. Sephora By now, you've probably heard of the Sephora Birthday Gift, and that's for a good reason. Every year, Sephora launches new sets of minis from some of their bestselling brands. If you're a Beauty Insider, you can choose one of them when you shop in-store or online during your … [Read more...] about 6 Places to Get Beauty Birthday Freebies in Canada
I have big news for all you Sephora Beauty Insider members out there. Sephora Canada is updating the Beauty Insider program, so you now earn more points, make more choices and get more rewards. And to celebrate, they're launching a pretty incredible deal: the Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event! Click here to shop @ Sephora Canada They kicked off the sale with a discount for Rouge members only, but starting today, all Beauty Insider members can score deals! Just don't forget to enter your specific coupon code when you check out: Rouge – 20% off with code YESROUGE VIB – 15% off with code YESVIB Insider – 10% off with code YESINSIDER Just note that you can only use the code once online, but you'll get the discount every single time you shop in-store between now and Sept. 3 – so get shopping! Some exclusions do apply, but it's worth adding all your Loves or wish-list items to your cart just to see. You never know what you'll be able to get at a … [Read more...] about The Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event is On!
Whether you're a makeup artist or a complete rookie, it pays to sign up for beauty rewards programs. After all, most are completely free to join, and they give you the chance to collect and redeem points, score extra savings and even receive free makeup samples. Each beauty loyalty program is a little bit different, so I thought I'd give you a rundown of the five programs I absolutely love. I tried to mix it up and include ones that will give you rewards for buying skincare, makeup and haircare (as well as general beauty supplies), so after you sign up, you should be covered no matter what you need. There are so many loyalty programs that could have made this list – like PC Optimum, which lets you earn and redeem points when you shop at Beauty Boutique. However, I decided to stick with rewards programs that are exclusive to makeup and skincare brands and stores. 1. Sephora Beauty Insider Earn points for every $1 you spend AND access exclusive sale events Let's start with … [Read more...] about 5 Beauty Loyalty Programs You Need to Join in 2018
With the holiday season only a few months away, you might be starting to think about your Christmas shopping list. And I don't know about you, but every single year, I end up trying to find a gift for someone who's tough to buy for, has no idea what they might want or is genuinely just better at picking out their own presents – and that's where gift cards come in handy. While physical gift cards mean you'll always have something for your friends and family to open, they're not always practical – especially if you're buying a last-minute gift. And in cases, like that, e-gift cards are you best friend. So what is an e-gift card? Well, they work just like a regular gift card, but you can purchase them online and email 'em right to the recipient – which means you don't have to buy any gift wrap or pay to ship any presents. And whenever you can't find the perfect beauty gift set, beauty gift cards are a really safe bet. That's why we put together a quick list of places … [Read more...] about Our Guide to Beauty Gift Cards You Can Buy Online
Remember the chocolate advent calendars you had as a kid? Now imagine counting down to Christmas with something even better. I'm talking about beauty advent calendars, the surprise boxes packed with all kinds of goodies – from lipsticks and mascaras to shower gels, bath bombs and more. Whether you wait all year for the new LUSH Advent Calendar or just want to try something new, there's a beauty advent calendar for everybody. And to help you find one that's right for you, we put together this list of the best beauty advent calendars in Canada. You'll see some old favourites on this list, as well as a few newcomers. More advent calendars will be released closer to Christmas, so make sure you check this post often as we keep adding new ones! The Body Shop Advent Calendars The Body Shop Canada is usually one of the first stores to announce their advent calendars – so it's no surprise that happened this year. While you can't buy the 2018 Body Shop Advent Calendars yet, they … [Read more...] about The Best Beauty Advent Calendars in Canada (2018)
It's the most wonderful time of the year – when new beauty gift sets start showing up! In anticipation of the holiday season, different beauty brands are already releasing this year's holiday collections and gift sets. And to help you narrow things down (and know exactly which ones to put on your wish list), I put together this quick list of the very best beauty gifts you can buy in Canada. Some of the items on this list are from new holiday collections, and others are gift sets you can buy any time of year. To simplify things a little, I only included beauty gifts that are available at Sephora Canada – so instead of running around to different stores and websites, you can (hopefully) cross a few people off your Christmas shopping list all at once – and pick up one or two for yourself! I'll update this list as more stock arrives and new gift sets become available online at Sephora, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back often over the next couple … [Read more...] about Beauty Gifts You NEED on Your Christmas List in 2018