Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Canadian Drugstore Make-up Price Comparison

So as everyone knows, Target has been open in Canada for a couple of months now and I was curious to see how their prices compared to other drugstores in the area. Often I find myself wondering if I'm really getting the best price for a brand but am too lazy to price check. I'm sure there are many of you, like me, who just want to walk into a store and feel somewhat comfortable you are getting the best deal possible.

So for a Saturday afternoon project, I decided to investigate by visiting four well-known Canadian drugstores: Walmart, Target, Shoppers Drug Mart and Superstore. The make-up products I chose were ones that I thought would be well-known brands that would be offered at any of these locations. All of the prices bellow are original prices therefore, you could definitely pick up these products at a cheaper price if you happen to walk-in during a sale. Red arrows indicate the lowest price and blue arrows indicate prices that are only 1-3 cents higher. Here are the findings:

After comparing eight common drugstore make-up products, the results showed that Walmart consistently had the lowest price while Shoppers Drug Mart had the highest price (no surprise there). However, what I found interesting was that for many of the products, Target's prices came very close to Walmart's, often only higher by 1-3 cents (boxed in blue). In total, Target's total price of all products listed was only higher by $2.5. Not too shabby Target! Superstore's total price was almost $10 higher than Walmart's prices where most products on average were priced $1 to $3 more than Walmart's with a couple of exceptions. So the moral of the story? If you want to feel good about getting the best price for drugstore make-up, I would recommend heading to Walmart or Target.

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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Deal of the Week: Up to 50% off Tarte

I'm a huge fan of the Tarte Amazonian clay mineral bronzer so I'm definitely eager to try more of their products for a reasonable price. Lucky for me Tarte is having an up to 50% off sale on their high performance naturals products. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Photo Credit: Tarte

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Zebra Stripes

Another classic black and white ensemble for your viewing pleasure, this time jazzed up with interesting prints like bamboo trees and zebra stripes. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.

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Dress: Ted Baker - $80, Belt: Thrift - $3, Boots: ASOS - $36, Bracelet: Anna Dello Russo for H&M - $45, Sunglasses: H&M - $2, Clutch: BCBG - $20, Tights - Old, Necklace: Ottawa - $75.

Photo Credit: Dream
Location: San Francisco

Monday, 22 April 2013

Purple Paradise

On the search for a location to shoot we came across a secluded area of the park where it seemed as though no one had ventured for years. The greenery almost covered the entire forest floor and started making their way up the trunk of the trees. I love how in the centre of San Francisco there are places like this, that make you feel as if you are in paradise.

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Sweater: Esprit - $40, Scarf: Home made, Purse: Thrift - Vintage, Skirt: Esprit - $20, Tights: Old, Boots: ASOS - $36, Sunglasses: H&M - $2.

Photo Credit: Dream
Location: San Francisco

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Deal of the Week: Free item at Bath & Body Works

I don't frequent Bath & Body Works often, but when I do, I love to load up on candles. My favourite scent at the moment is Eucalyptus Spearmint. Up until April 21st, you can choose one free item with any $10 purchase. For the coupon, click here

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Photo Credit: Bath & Body Works

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Leather and Lace

Black on black can be really boring so I tried to make it more interesting by playing with different textures, in this case leather and lace. The contrast between the elegant, delicate lace and the edgy, tough leather will never get boring to me so expect a lot more of these looks in the future.

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Dress: Zara - $40, Jacket: Zara - $30, Clutch: BCBG - $40, Shoes: Steve Madden - $25, Bracelet: Joe Fresh - $7, H&M - $2 each, BCBG - $20.

Photo Credit: Mandi Taylor
Location: Toronto

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Deal of the Week: ASOS Mid-Season Sale

It's that time of the year again...mid-season sale time! ASOS is having their annual sale where you can find up to 50% off past season inventory. So for those of you like me, who like to stock up on winter wardrobe essentials for the season to come, what better time to do it? 

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Photo Credit: ASOS

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


I feel like every time I come back from a long pause between posts I need to apologize for my tardiness with some really good excuse but today, I've got nothing. To be honest, after I handed in my last assignment for the semester I spent this following week sleeping, socializing and watching marathons on T.V. And guess what? I don't feel an ounce of guilt. Sorry that I'm not sorry!

So now that I've gotten that out of my system, it's back to regular programming as usual. But, if you have any T.V. shows that are a must watch that you would like to share, please feel free to leave your recommendations down below so I can better occupy my time during my upcomning plane ride to San Francisco.

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Cardigan: Mendacino - $45, Blouse: Joe Fresh - $20, Skirt: H&M - $35, Heels: Nine West - $25, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters - $10, Bracelet: Dara Ettinger - $74.

Photo Credit: Dream
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

One exhausting semester is under wraps and I have a couple more assignments due before I can really celebrate. This semester has completely worn me out so a vacation to sunny California would be an amazing break especially since it's still snowing here in Canada. But until then I will settle for catching up with my t.v. shows in bed with a bag of chips which can be equally as relaxing.

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Jacket: Zara - $40, Sweater: J.Crew - $25, Chambray: Zara - $60, Jeans: Garage - $20, Loafers: Cole Haan - $48, Necklace: Zara - $25, Sunglasses: H&M - $2.

Photo Credit: Dream
Location: San Francisco