Saturday mini haul & Tips Nail Bar extravaganza!

I didn’t have much planned for today….

First up, my appointment with @RitaRemark at @TipsNailBar.  Once again, Rita makes things ‘right.’

Rita's handiwork from Tips Nail Bar-with flash....

Pointer finger, no flash!

Just in case you are wondering, the greyish-purple color is called “Soo in” -and yes two “O’s”.  The magenta/pink is by YSL.  Love this manicure and ready to rock it for the next 2 weeks!  Thanks Rita!

Then, coming back….a bit of sashimi and then a stop off at the Bay.

quick Saturday jaunt to The Bay and Dollarama (wow, both ends of the spectrum)

Okay so I won’t go into too much detail (from left to right):

1. Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation in B20 (Natural Light Beige): I have never tried this-the brand or the foundation. I swatched it at the counter and really liked the finish and feel.  Going to give it a shot!

2.  Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss in RD 404.  Same thing-never tried (brand or) color.  I like it though.  It’s a shimmery red.  Different.

3.  Clinique lipgloss/lipstick duo in 01 black honey.  I have been debating/going back and forth on purchasing this, and finally did.  I was wavering on the gradient blush as well, but left it alone.

4.  Beauty passport.  I did hear of this from a coworker, but there was a Gala attached to it (and I decided not to go).  Anyhoo, it’s nice-it allows for extra discounts  from September to the end of October.  I will be taking advantage of that.  In addition to the passport, I also got a gift card for $25.00 off a non-cosmetic purchase of $100.00.  That will not be difficult for me to spend.  I was actually eye-ing some levi’s jeans but walked away!!

The Shiseido purchase came with a free gift:

Gift with purchase-there's a ton of stuff, mascara, skin cleansing set, and all in an eco friendly ruffle bag!

Something else that I picked up (not at the Bay) is the October issue of Chatelaine.  This has become somewhat of a ‘tradition’ for me-the October issue has a Thanksgiving recipe pullout.  I love the recipes (as usual).  I am enjoying the rest of the magazine too, but not entirely pleased with Kate Walsh being on the cover.  It’s not as if I despise her, she’s just not one of my faves.  Eh.  The magazine is full of good stuff though besides the recipes. Recommend!  It’s only $3.99!!!

And let me not forget a wonderful find from Dollarama. The elf eyeshadow brush! I already have one of these and since I have acquired more eyeshadow since then (duh), I felt that the $1.50 price tag was worth it!  So I bought 2 of them.  I love these brushes!

I am almost wondering if perhaps I am subconsciously putting off the fact that I really do need to record a video tonight!  Hmm, maybe tomorrow!

How is your Saturday going?  Go anywhere exciting? Any hauls?


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  • Cherry

    My Saturday was great. You know what’s been happening with me! 🙂
    No hauls, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have some tomorrow at the Food Festival…..hopefully some good deals on Larabars! 😛 Nails look even more fabulous than last time.. Love the colour combo. I wonder what’s in store for you next time at Tips. Dollarama sells Elf?? Cool 😛

    • meredith

      @Cherry it sure looked great! I bet you will have a blast tomorrow!
      Thanks for the nail compliment. Dollarama sells Elf cosmetics brushes. I haven’t seen any actual products there.

  • missmarisol

    I love, love, love your nails. I tried doing the half moon mani on my own and it was a total fail. Must practice I guess.

    • meredith

      @missmarisol I could never do a half moon on my own! I have to rely on my nail tech 🙂

      Thank you!

  • Alicia

    In LOVE with those nails!!! When I come to Toronto, we are getting our nails done 🙂
    Great haul too. I heard about the beauty passport but didn’t really understand what it was or how it worked. Hope you are having a fabulous day.

    • meredith

      @Alicia Thanks! No problem-when you come (give me about a week’s notice), I will book some spots for us at Tips Nail Bar!
      how are you doing??

  • Jillojello

    Love you nails. They look so great in person !

    • meredith

      @Jill Thanks girl! Maybe that’s what I will get you for your birthday? Any requests?