Beauty Boutique Haul: All For A Bonus Bag!

A week ago I put in an order at not because I needed anything but because THEY WERE OFFERING A BIG BAG OF SAMPLES and 20X the points!! I don’t know why I did any shopping at all but I did and I thought I’d share it!

Shiseido Benfiance Wrinkle Smoothing Starter Kit


Um, yes, I did need more Shiseido items. I have a nice little box where I have been collecting them so these will make a nice addition.


I really do love this cleanser and moisturizer set because… wrinkles! Also, I like that everything is meant to work together.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick


I don’t know why I never tried these before, especially since there are a million colours and different finishes in this line! No, seriously there are so many colours! I was at the Beauty Boutique Store in Shoppers the other day and was swatching a whole bunch of them.


I was very drawn to the sheer formula so I picked out Sheer Liar and it’s such a pretty nude. I’ve already worn this a few times already and am really enjoying the formula. The only downside is that it’s not long lasting on the lips. I find I have to re-apply quite often.

NeoStrata Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Lotion


I wasn’t paying attention when I picked this up. I searched anti-ageing and added the first item that came up into my cart. I’ve used Neostrata before so I didn’t think much of it. This isn’t made for my skin type but if I use it as a spot treatment around my eyes, smile lines I should be OK. One thing to note is that this smells pretty bad so I don’t like wearing it all over my face. Since I’ve already bought it I’m going to use it.

You are supposed to use 5% Glycolic acids first to build up a tolerance and then use this product 1 to 2 times daily for a week and then 1 or 2 times a day as needed and tolerated afterwards. I’ve been using a few items from the L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal line that has Glycolic acid in its formula so I’m sure this should be OK for me to use once a day on my skin.

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water



To make the minimum spend for the gift bag I added this facial mist to my bag. I love Vichy products and I love face mists so this was an easy item to add to my cart. The mist on this is super fine and it dries on my skin pretty quickly. I mean this is just water, but according to the description, it has 15 minerals to rebalance, strengthen and regenerate skin. I’ll use this before my skincare and as a makeup setting spray.



I had to snag this pretty awesome bag full of 17 deluxe samples! Yes, I was drawn in by the sample bag but it’s not a bad value if you break down the cost of each per mL compared to their full-sized counterparts and there were items in here that I wanted to try before buying a full size. I won’t list everything I got but these are a few items I’m most excited to test;

  • Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream
  • Strivectin Anti-Wrinkle Recode (it claims to reduce the look of deep wrinkles in 7 days, let’s see how it fairs on my fine lines!)
  • Clinique Pop lip colour and primer
  • Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer (I like the original, I’m curious if I’ll like this)
  • St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus (because it’s Spring!)

Other items in the bag are things that I know and love such as the Shiseido Ultimune, La Roche-Posay Micellar water and Bioderma’s cleanser. I also think they came in a pretty cute tote, one I will use.


Here are all the items I got! Have you ever been tempted to shop because it had a gift with purchase you just couldn’t resist?

Lots of Love,


14 thoughts on “Beauty Boutique Haul: All For A Bonus Bag!

  1. Heee, I got that bonus bag without knowing about it at all! I was shopping for gifts for a friend and when I went to check out, I’d qualified for one! So.many.samples! 😮
    But hey, no shame buying stuff you “need” to get a bonus bag, why not? It’s a really good one!
    That Shiseido cleanser is the best thing in life! ❤
    I've only used moisturizers / hydrating products from NeoStrata but have been curious about more their treatments. Hope that AHA works for you in the long run… just hold your breath when applying! 😆
    Enjoy all your goodies – I'm sure the samples will make an appearance in upcoming empties!

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    • The bag is great and so were those bonus points! Such a good number of samples and the bag itself ain’t bad.

      Yeah, I will have to plug my nose when using the Neostrata moisturizer. It’s pretty weird.

      The cleanser is amazeballs, not that I’m surprised. Im also glad I’m getting another of the eye cream. It’s sooooo good.


  2. Usually I hear about the free bags and they’re just another makeup bag, but this one looks much better, and I love that it came with samples in it! I love the Shiseido Benefiance Eye Cream!

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    • This bag is super nice, I like the snake skin look and think the handles are really elegant. It was definitely nice that it came with samples.

      Shiseido skincare is a fave of mine, I’ve been using the eye cream for the last few months because I got a sample from Sephora a bit ago and its amazing. I’m looking forward to trying out the set.

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