Monthly Archives: February 2012

$1 Old Spice Body Wash

This is Thursday’s shopping.

Saw the Old Spice High Endurance Gameday Body Wash on clearance at Walmart for $2.50 – figured this was the perfect time to use up my buy 2 save $3 coupons from P&G BrandSaver inserts.

$1 Old Spice Body Wash

4 x Old Spice High Endurance Gameday Body Wash 532mL $2.50 – $3 WUB2 BrandSaver insert coupon = $1.00 each

Subtotal: $4.00
Tax: $1.20
Total: $6.20
Saved: $6.00 in coupons
49% Coupon Savings

I was just thinking about this and wondering… should my coupon savings percentage come before or after tax? I had always calculated it after tax but I wonder if it would make more sense to calculate it before tax… thoughts?

Also found some NIVEA Natural Beauty products at Dollarama for $2.00 each.

NIVEA Natural Beauty products at Dollarama.

Looks like the face wash/peel stuff sells for around $5 on Amazon and the eye cream for $15. I tried the face wash/peel – it is okay, it has the tiny little scrubbers similar to the Vasanti face wash I loved so much in my January Glymm box. Nice to find something that is much cheaper but it is no where near as nice, I will still be purchasing the Vasanti Cosmetics BrighgtenUp! Face Rejuvenator soon. The eye cream seems alright too – I dunno what a good eye cream is supposed to feel like, I am sure there is nicer stuff then this but for $2.00 it is hard to complain. I won’t rush to Dollarama to buy more of either but I will buy one more of each if they still have them next time I am back.

January Luxe Box Review

The January Luxe Box was a little bit late – they had sent out an email explaining it would be last due to problems out of their control (companies not sending the samples fast enough) but they upgraded everyone to express shipping. It came pretty fast once it shipped. I got it last week but I am in a bit behind in my posting. It was well worth the wait. OMG! My best Luxe Box yet and better than January’s Glymm Box.

First of all I noticed the box this month seemed a little bigger than normal and when I opened it up I found…

January Luxe Box Review

Not one, but TWO Luxe Boxes! I was almost squealing with delight. Okay, Okay I was.

The first box opened was the white one, it was a Bath and Body Luxe Box.

January Luxe Box Review - White Box

Schick Hydro Silk 5 Blade Razor (retail $13.99)
Fekkai Olive Oil Shampoo & Conditioner Packs
Coupons ($4.00 of any Schick Hydro Refill, $0.55 off any Skinmate Shave Gel, 8000 (worth $10) Shoppers Drug Mart Bonus Points when you buy any Fekkai Hair Care Product)

I haven’t tried any of the things from the Bath and Body box yet, but I know they are going to be amazing – especially the Schick Hydro Silk 5 Blade Razor. Really looking forward to trying it.

Box 2 – Regular Luxe Box

January Luxe Box Review - Black Box

Yves Rocher Rouge Dragee Lipstick full size 3.5g $5
Benefit Farenheit Fab full size 4.5g $19
Chi Silk Fusion 15ml (full size 180ml $33)
Seattle’s Best Coffee Level Three (BONUS) 56g (full size 340g $9.99)

Loose Button – MyScent
Prada Candy 1.5ml (full size 50ml $96)
Prada Infusion d’Iris 1.5ml (full size 50ml $95)
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps 1.2ml (full size 50ml $72)
Nina Ricci Nina 1.2ml (full size 50ml $65)
Paco Rabanne Black XS for Her 1.2ml (full size 50ml $65)
Paco Rabanne Lady Million 1.2ml (full size 50ml $80)

Two full size products worth a combined value of $24 – twice the price of my Luxe Box subscription. Totally awesome. The Benefit Farenheit Fab was part of their First In Line Program. Basically they sent out an email with 4 things and told you to pick the one you hoped to see in your Luxe Box. You got to pick from:
– Donna Karan – Cashmere Mist Body Cleansing Lotion
– Benefit – POWda WOWza
– Curly Hair Solution – Curl Keeper Total Control for Frizzy Hair
Benefit – Fahrenheit Fab – Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow & Liner

I saw some people on their Facebook complaining that they went two hours after the email was sent out and stuff was already sold out. But I went 8 hours after I got mine and didn’t have any trouble.

The Benefit – Fahrenheit Fab – Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow & Liner is wonderful! I typically don’t wear eye shadow on a daily basis (just eye liner and mascara, save eyeshadow for special occasions) but I made an exception to try this. I did use a bit of a Lise Watier Makeup Base For Eyes and Lips underneath and it lasted a good 12 hours with only very minimal creasing and wearing off. It is a very nice light gold shimmery colour – very beautiful and my favourite. Totally a colour I would pick out for myself. I normally don’t wear eye shadow because it creases and makes my eye lids feel gross but this stuff totally didn’t do that (maybe it was the combo with the eye primer) but it was great. I see myself wearing it often. The only thing that was a bit frustrating – there was nothing to apply it with, guess you are supposed to use your fingers. I would probably buy it again, just depends how long it lasts I guess. I don’t typically spend $19 on eye shadow but I have before.

The Yves Rocher Rouge Dragee Lipstick is really great too! I am not a lip stick girl but this stuff was nice. It went on nice, it was a great colour and it didn’t leave that gross lipstick smell/taste on your lips. It didn’t stay on that long but I still really liked it. And $5 regular price sounds great too – the last time I bought a regular lip stick it was $12! I could totally see myself buying this if I needed more.

I really like the Chi Silk Fusion – it makes my hair feel so nice and soft. I have often thought about buying it before but never have. I probably will at some point – if I ever use up my collection of hair oil products I already have on the go.

The Seattle’s Best Coffee Level Three was great too! The package provided made two smallerish pots and kept me going at work. There was also $1.00 off coupon in the box to buy more. I think I just might have to.

As for the perfume sample I haven’t decided if there is one I LOVE but I did enjoy a few. I probably wouldn’t buy any. I have a perfume allergy to some perfumes so I have to be careful. I really like light and fruity scents – they don’t seem to bother me. My absolute favourite is Eternity Summer (almost any year) and a close second is Lisa Watier Désirable. I also enjoy Ckin2u Her. Funny that I can wear Eternity Summer but any other Eternity leaves me with severe allergies all day. Anyway onto the Luxe Box fragrances.

The two Nina fragrances were in last months box. I really don’t like the Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps I put a bit on last month and it was all I could smell until I had a shower, it really bothered me and was happy to get it off so I didn’t try it again.

I did like both the Prada Candy and Nina Ricci Nina – I would wear the samples again but not sure I would buy them. I really liked the Paco Rabanne Lady Million when I first sprayed it on, but it quickly faded into something that was just alight.

I liked the Paco Rabanne Black XS for Her but found it was all I could smell all day and it left a bit of a tickle in a throat. Probably not one I would wear again. But the smell was nice until it started buging me.

The Prada Infusion d’Iris smelled alright, a bit indifferent to me and after 5 days of wearing different perfumes I think they are all starting to smell the same. I liked that this sample was full – it was the only full sample of the 6. The rest were half full or less. I didn’t like that is the only sample without a little spraying. It was tough to open and I even spilled a bit while being careful. And it was hard to apply. Defiantly prefer the little spray bottles.

I would say this month was DEFIANTLY worth it – I figure everything combined is worth around $45. And all I paid was $12! Sign up for next month’s Luxe Box HERE!

I am really looking forward to the February box. It should ship next week!

More 5 Cent Rimmel – Moisture Renew Lip Gloss & Lipstick

On my way home from work tonight I thought I would run into Walmart again and check for the 5 cent lipsticks that I missed out on last night. It was a bit of a pain because nothing was marked, so I had to scan each one – and most of the scanners in the store are currently out of order. But I found 4! I also grabbed the last of the lip glosses. If you see these items at your local Walmart I suggest running some of the items under a price scanner to check their price. And just because the Walmart website says “Not Likely In Stock” doesn’t mean that it isn’t – it just means that it MIGHT not be.

More 5 Cent Rimmel - Moisture Renew Lip Gloss & Lipstick
PAID: $0.62 after tax!

4 x Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstock
7 x Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Gloss

Moisture Renew Lip Gloss & Lipstick $0.62 after tax!

Super Cheap Rimmel Makeup

A tip, it seems to be all the lip glosses on sale but only some of the lipsticks. Here are the lipsticks I found that were $0.05 – the rest scanned at $5.98.
5 cent Rimmel Lipgloss

I saw other people getting different lipstick colours but my store didn’t have those ones in stock. Don’t forgot to check for the 60 second nail polish either! GOOD LUCK and HAPPY SHOPPING!

Walmart $0.05 Clearance – Rimmel Lip Gloss & Nail Polish

I feel like I just finished complaining about our Walmart and how terrible their clearance deals are – oh wait, that’s because I did. hah

After seeing another post today on the SmartCaucks.ca forum I had to go back to Walmart. This time the post was about some 5 cent Rimmel clearance prices that they saw today. Walmart is on my way home from work so it isn’t much of a pain to run in (just can be a waste of time). Anyway, today I hit the motherload! I found Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Gloss and Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish for 5 cents! Our store still had them priced at $2.00 so there were lots left. When I asked the girl working in the beauty section to check the price she informed me she was just getting ready to sticker them at 5 cents!! When I came home, I saw the poster on the forum found 5 cent lip stick as well. Tempted to go back and check but I did pretty good already I think.

A lot of this is for a friend – she is going to make Valentine’s goodie bags for her Sparkies next week. Got a few lip glosses for a couple girlfriends and I too.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Gloss and Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish for 5 cents
PAID $2.35

28 x Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Gloss $0.05 = $1.40
14 x Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish $0.05 = $0.65

Subtotal: $2.10
Tax: $0.25
Total: $2.35

Walmart $0.05 Clearance - Rimmel Lip Gloss & Nail Polish

I have used this Rimmel nail polish before – it is actually really nice and goes on nice too. Wicked deal for $0.05. I opened up a lip gloss and tried it out, not bad. Not sticky and goes on pretty nice. It is similar to most other drugstore lip glosses.

I suggest everyone check their Walmarts! Look for the polishes, glosses AND lip sticks. Still thinking about going and checking the lip sticks – haha – must stay away from Walmart! I would think the lady would of told me if they were 5 cents too if that was the case because she was nice and pointed out the nail polish.

Monday Couponing: Advil, French’s, Catelli, Goody & Kotex

Another couponing trip! I think it is time to lay off the coupons… I have been slowing down but it is so hard to say no to a good deal. Like 25 cent mustard and 50 cent pasta!

Advil, French's, Catelli, Goody & Kotex
Paid $7.49 – Saved $17.13 – 70% Coupon Savings

Walmart
4 x French’s Yellow Mustard 225ml $1.00 – 4 x $0.75 insert coupon = $0.25 each
1 x French’s Honey Mustard 325ml $1.97 – 1 x $0.75 insert coupon = $1.22
1 x Advil Nightime 10 count $3.97 – 1 x $2.00 printable = $1.97
4 x Catelli Healthy Harvest Macaroni $1.00 – 2 x save $1.00 WUB2 from Save.ca = $0.50 each

Subtotal: $6.19
Tax: $0.48
Total: $6.67
Saved: $7.75 in coupons
54% Coupon Savings

Superstore
1 x Goody Ouchless Elastics 14 pack $1.99 – 50% pink sticker = $0.99
2 x U By Kotex Liners Tin $1.54 – 2 x $1.50 insert coupon = $0.04 each
3 x U By Kotex Tampons Tin $1.54 – 3 x $1.50 insert coupon = $0.04 each

-$0.88 Superbucks
Subtotal: 0.31
Tax: 0.51
Total: $0.82
Saved: $9.38
($7.50 coupons / $0.88 Superbucks / $1.00 in store)
92% Savings

So I keep reading on SmartCanucks.ca about all the great deals people are finding at their local Walmarts. All kinds of awesome stuff for $1. I keep checking our Walmart but find nothing. Our store actually has a big clearance area right now because the store is renovating but there is still nothing good – as least nothing good with a good price. I keep reading about all these $1 deals, like Gillette Fusion ProGlide blades (4 pack) for $1! WOW! I would love to find some of those, my fiancé loves those…

Anyway, so while in Walmart again last night I tried looking for some of these deals. Here is highlight, and about the cheapest thing I found. An OPEN Burt Bee’s Lip Balm for $2… GROSS! Well.ca sells them brand new for $4.50. Also, there was a pack of black and white photo paper specially made for my photo printer… I have been watching the clearance price of these SAME pack of photo paper for over two years. No that is not a typo… OVER TWO YEARS (and the packaging looks it). I was utterly shocked last night that I noticed the clearance price has INCREASED over $5. No joke. This lone pack of photo paper has sat in the same place in Walmart for over two years and the price has increased. I honestly wonder if it is even good anymore because it has the built in ink. From the looks of things I don’t think my Walmart will ever these great $1 clearance deals. Obviously our Walmart sucks.

Last Weeks Mail

One of my most exciting things in the mail this week was a 4imprint Blue Box – this came from an offer a few weeks ago (3000 fans!) on their Facebook (no longer available).

4imprint Blue Box
4imprint Blue Box – coffee tumbler, reusable bag and a pen.

I also got my buy one get one free Peek Freans Lifestyle Selections coupon. Ordered that ages ago on Facebook (no longer available). And my Chapman’s Ice Cream $5 Coupon – a few gocoupons and websaver coupons as well. Plus my Luxe Box (review coming very soon!) It was a great mail week. :)