Since everyone is posting their Black Friday loot, I thought I’d post my Optimum Points Spend Your Points loot! I did go into Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) armed with a shopping list, let’s see how well I did sticking to the plan:
Firstly, I ended up redeeming for $300 worth of products instead of $200. I had accumulated more points since hitting the top tier a little while back. And since I’ve been positively deprived of new beauty products all year long (too dramatic?) that I went all out and depleted my Optimum Points balance. It was worth it! 😀
I had to hit up 2 SDMs to get everything since the first store didn’t have the Benefit Rockateur left in stock. Also, neither locations stocked any of the new Clinique Cheek Pop colours (I wanted either Nude, Fig or Heather). I was also toying with getting a lipstick from Anna Sui but they didn’t carry the brand at those locations. And I decided not to redeem for any skincare since it’s more fun to redeem for makeup! 😛
• Guerlain Meteorites 04 Doré $71
• Clinique Pop Lip Colour in #2 Bare Pop $21
• Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey $23
The Guerlain and Clinique were on my original list, but for the Clinique lipstick I decided on the Bare Pop rather than the Melon Pop – it’s a more wearable colour for me. The Clarins lip oil has been on my radar for months and I thought it’ll be good for the upcoming colder weather.
• Smashbox Double Exposure Palette $60
• Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water $37
I wanted to redeem for a palette and it was a toss up between this one or one of the Stila ones. I felt that the colours in this one were more different from what I already own in my collection – and I like that the shadows can be used wet. The primer water is totally Ingrid’s fault, I blame her. I hope I like it!
• Benefit Rockateur Box o’ Powder Blush $36
• Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Compact in b20 $38
• Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in BR213 Nude $42
The Benefit Rockateur blush was on my original list, but neither of the Shiseido items were. These 3 were redeemed at the 2nd SDM location and at this point I just could not decide what to choose! I played around with some cream blushes (Stila Convertible Colour in Peony or Bourjois cream blush 04 Sweet Cherry almost made it into my basket) but then I spotted the Shiseido Sheer and Perfect powder, which is the corresponding powder to one of my HG foundations, so I had to get that. The Shiseido eye shadow trio I mainly got to blend with some of the other Shiseido trios I already own – the colours are all staples, and the textures are just divine.
(I may have gone slightly over $300 😛 ) The SDM sales associates who helped me were lovely and patient even though it was quite busy in the Beauty Boutiques, understandably! I wonder what is the most popular item that people redeem for?
So how did I do? Did you redeem for anything?