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scarlet and julia: your online beauty emporium (giveaway)

November 23, 2015

Recently I stumbed on site called Scarlet & Julia, a new  Canadian beauty e-tailer out of Montreal. I was super impressed that this upstart company was already carrying a heap of my favourite brands, like Stila, Eve Lom, Jouviance, Cargo, and even the ever elusive Lipstick Queen.

 

I also noticed they had a "Beauty Outlet" section of the site devoted entirely to flash sales on some pretty incredible beauty brands. I'm talking Burberry eyeshadow palettes for $20 (yes, $20!!), Chloé perfume for $49, French skincare starter kits for $39, and Bliss shower gels for $10. Whoa.

I was eager to try them out and placed an order right away. You know I'm a sucker for lipstick so naturally I plunked four lippies into my cart immediately: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como (bright purple) and Amalfi (warm hot pink), and Lipstick Queen's cult favourites Frog Prince and Hey Sailor. I flipped my lid when I saw they were carrying Lipstick Queen because this brand has been notoriously hard to find in Canada. Check that one off the list!

 

But I digress. Back to the shopping experience. Scarlet & Julia's online shop was easy to navigate, the checkout was simple, and shipping was free since my order was over $75. It arrived within just a few days and when I cracked it open I was thrilled to find several luxury samples thrown in as an extra surprise. Lovely!

GIVEAWAY AND PROMO CODE

 

I was so impressed with the service AND the awesome brands this new Canadian company was offering that obviously I had to share it with you. I've got a giveaway and a promo code!!

 

First up: I'm giving away a $50 Scarlet & Julia gift card!

 

To enter:

1. Like Scarlet & Julia on Facebook.

2. Like Amy in 613 on Facebook.

3. Post a comment below telling me what you'd order if you won.

 

Contest is open to all Canadian residents and closes this Wednesday November 25, 2015 at 9:00pm EST. But what's that? You can't possibly wait til Wednesday night? No worries, I've got a promo code for you:

 

From now through December 15, 2015, enter promo code "AMY10" at checkout and you'll get $10 off your order! Plus, from now til November 25, 2015 you can take advantage of S&J's Cyberweek deals and score a thank you gift on all orders over $50. This little gem is worth $75 and inludes:

 

  • Dr. Hauschka Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence

  • Roger & Gallet Hand & Nail Balm

  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara in black

  • Cargo Essential Lipgloss (colour may vary)

  • Vivier Skin C E Peptides Serum

  • Roger & Gallet makeup bag

 

It looks pretty sweet and I'm definitely grabbing one before they disappear. No promo code needed for the gift, it'll automatically be added to your card once you hit $50 before taxes.

Since the Christmas season is nearly upon us and holiday shopping is in full swing, I've put together my top five picks from Scarlet & Julia's site. And the deals are pretty insane: believe it or not, you can actually pick up every single thing on this list for less than $150. Talk about giving great gifts without destroying your bank account.

 

Some of my picks will make thoughtful prezzies for those on your list, while others will help you (yes you!) look polished and perfect for all your upcoming holiday parties. Off we go!

 

1. FOR THE OFFICE SECRET SANTA: PHILOSOPHY "WISH YOU WELL" GIFT SET, $16

 

 

 

Philosophy makes a ton of crowd pleasers and this Wish You Well gift set is definitely one of them. The set contains a shower gel and a body lotion in a light and uplifting water lily fragrance, and it comes already wrapped in a beautiful gift bag with a ribbon handle.

 

Your coworkers will never believe you got this for less than the $20 maximum spend!

 

 

 

2. FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE: THE ART OF SHAVING STARTER KIT, $31

 

That's right, S&J has the guys covered too! Whether you're shopping for your hubby, your boyfriend, your pops, or one of your buddies, this one's sure to be a favourite. This little kit by Art of Shaving gives him everything he needs to get a great shave: pre-shave oil, shaving cream, shaving brush, and after-shave balm.

 

You can choose from four scent options (lemon, lavender, sandalwood, or unscented), and at just $31 it won't break the bank.

 

 

 

3. FOR YOURSELF: A PARTY-READY COMPLEXION WITH STILA'S CC FOUNDATION STICK, $14

 

I'd been eyeing this easy-to-use foundation for a while but balked at its hefty $50 price tag. My jaw dropped when I saw it on S&J for just $14. $14!!! At that price I may get a second darker shade for contouring. The colour-correcting formula has SPF 20, nixes redness, and brightens the skin. It comes in a slew of shades too. 

 

Best of all: thanks to the handy stick format you can toss it in your bag for quick touch-ups between work and parties.

 

 

4. FOR YOUR MUM: DR. HAUSCHKA DAILY BODY KIT IN "HARMONY" or "ENERGY", $20

 

Our mums tend put everyone else first and themselves last, right? Well, let's put an end to that and get mum a little something she can indulge in. The Daily Body kit by Dr. Hauschka is packed with little goodies she'll actually use yet it isn't so extravagant that she'll feel weird about it/put it in her vanity and never use it.

 

Each set contains a a variety of products for shower, bath, and skin, and you can choose the relaxing Harmony kit or the uplifting Freshness & Energy kit. I've seen these guys priced at $35 elsewhere but on S&J they're just $20.

 

 

5. FOR YOUR BESTIE: BURBERRY BRIT FOR WOMEN FRAGRANCE SET, $65

 

I'm pretty sure it's impossible to go wrong with Burberry. This powerhouse heritage brand from the UK makes plenty of gorgeous perfumes and this one is a classic. Burberry Brit for Women is a green-oriental with lush fruits, sweet nutty notes, and sultry amber, vanilla, and tonka bean. Think of sugar and spice.

 

This $65 S&J set includes a huge 100ml eau de parfum (usually $116 on its own), a 100ml body lotion, and a handy rollerball for her purse.

 

So remember, get your entries in by 9:00pm this Wednesday to be eligible for a $50 Scarlet & Julia gift card! To enter: 

 

1. Like Scarlet & Julia on Facebook.

2. Like Amy in 613 on Facebook.

3. Post a comment below telling me what you'd order if you won.

 

And use promo code "AMY10" at checkout from now through December 15 to get $10 off your order. Scarlet & Julia only ships within Canada so this contest and promo is only open to Canadian residents.

 

Happy shopping!

 

UPDATE

 

We have a winner! Stéphanie Ménard wins a $50 gift card to Scarlet and Julia. Congratulations Stéphanie and happy shopping! A big thank you to all who entered, and remember you can still get $10 off your order with promo code "AMY10".

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