Thursday, June 11, 2009

NEW Pulse Perfection Mascara from Maybelline!

Be the first to purchase Maybelline’s new Pulse Perfection Mascara before its nationwide launch on Tuesday, June 23! For only two days, you can purchase the mascara online for $18.99 and it’s free shipping!

Visit to get your mascara now!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Get Friendly with EcoTools!

I went to run errands today and ended up at Wal-Mart. I decided to visit the cosmetics section to see what was new and was surprised to find eco-friendly makeup brushes. If you’re uncomfortable with using makeup brushes that are made with animal hair or are looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, these are great brushes! EcoTools offer seven different brushes and two brush sets. The handles are made of Bamboo and recycled aluminum and the bristles are made of synthetic taklon that are 100 per cent cruelty free.

I didn’t get a chance to actually feel the brushes because they were tightly sealed in the packaging. (Which is a really good thing so people can’t put their grubby hands all over the bristles- I'm a germaphobe.) However, I did examine the brushes intensely and they seem like really good quality brushes. Compared to other drugstore brushes that are sparse and flimsy, EcoTools’ brushes are full and dense. Available now at Wal-Mart and London Drugs in Canada, you can pick up a BAMBOO Powder Brush, BAMBOO Blush Brush, BAMBOO Angled Eyeliner Brush, BAMBOO Foundation Brush, BAMBOO Eyeshading Brush, BAMBOO Lash and Groomer, a five or 6 piece BAMBOO Brush Set or a RECYCLED ALUMINUM Retractable Kabuki. Environmentally friendly makeup brushes can get on the expensive side but EcoTools’ brushes are priced at $5-$14.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lisa's Cosmetics/Fragrances Warehouse Sale 2009!

I hope many of you had the opportunity to attend Lisa’s Cosmetics/Fragrances Warehouse Sale this spring season because it was totally worth it! I swung by the sale during the first week and only spent around $30 but picked up some amazing things!

Here’s a partial list of what I purchased:
Four pairs of Sally Hansen False Lashes - $1.50 each
Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Gel Eyeliner - $2.99
Elizabeth Arden Cuticle Repair Cream - $2.99
Red Earth Beautiful Face Starter Kit - $12

I was completely unaware that Sally Hansen even made false lashes but this was definitely my favourite purchase. Not only does the package come with TWO pairs of lashes, but they are super soft and the spine of the lashes is thin so they look very natural. And for $1.50, who can beat that price? The only thing lacking was the glue. I was apprehensive about using the glue the lashes came with, so I stuck with what I know will guarantee durability – DUO.

For those of you that didn’t get a chance to attend this season’s sale, don’t fret because another one should be coming up around Christmas!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Freshen Up with Joe Fresh Beauty!

Starting tomorrow, hitch a touch up with the Joe Fresh Beauty Box! As part of a nine city tour, the Joe Fresh Beauty Box (a customized vehicle and trailer) will be making its way around Toronto from April 30th to May 4th. Consumers who visit the Beauty Box can receive five minute touch ups from a professional makeup artist as well as view the collection and learn about spring’s hottest trends. Those who take advantage of the free touch ups will also receive a $5 gift card to use towards the purchase of Joe Fresh Cosmetics.

Toronto tour dates & locations:
Thursday, April 30 – Yonge & Dundas Square
Friday, May 1 – Queen Street West at Soho Street
Saturday, May 2 – Queen Street West at Soho Street
Sunday, May 3 – Vaughan Mills Mall
Monday, May 4 – Oakville Place Mall

To follow the tour, visit

For more info about Joe Fresh Beauty, click here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's Sale Time in Spring!

Not a cosmetic sale, but just wanted to let you guys know about the Premium Retail Group Guess? Marciano Mega Warehouse Sale. Enjoy 60 – 90 per cent off Guess and Marciano and save on other brands including: G-Star Raw, Lucky Brand and DKNY. Denim starts at $35 (Two for $60), handbags start at $30 and top start at $15. Details are below.

I have attended this sale a couple of times. The first time was a breeze with no lineups, no crowds and tons of selection. However, the last time I attended this sale in December I walked out empty handed after standing in line, outside, for an hour and a half. (I arrived approximately 20 minutes before the start of the sale and decided to stand in line thinking it wouldn’t be too bad. I was so wrong.) When I was basically shoved through the turnstyle gate that hardly did anything to organize the entry, the stock was pretty depleted (People who were lucky enough to beat the madness sauntered out of the sale with boat loads of Guess handbags) and there was a gigantic lineup that wrapped around the inside of the building to cash out. Tired and discouraged, I left feeling that it was a BIG waste of time. So I’m torn on whether or not I should make the trip. If you attend, let me know how it goes!

Special Notes:
· Limit of 5 handbags per customer.
· More cashiers are supposedly being arranged to limit wait times.
· Become a VIP member on and save 10 per cent off your purchase. (Only valid on April 15th)

Date: April 15th – April 19th
April 15 - 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
April 16 - 11:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.
April 17 - 11:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.
April 18 - 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
April 18 - 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Toronto International Centre Hall 4
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8


Shiseido is having their warehouse sale this April 18th and 19th. Unlike the M.A.C Cosmetics/Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale, you do not need an invitation to attend. Pick up hair, skincare, makeup and fragrance products. Details are below.

Date: April 18th and 19th
April 18 - 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
April 19 - 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Shiseido Inc.
303 Allstate Parkway
Markham, Ontario

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

M.A.C Cosmetics/Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale...Info Part.2

This sale was much better than the one I attended back in December. For one thing, the weather was much warmer (Still cold but bearable) as we stood outside for approximately half an hour. Another great thing was that there were sale promotions. (Something I never seen before at these sales.) As if discounted M.A.C Cosmetics and Estee Lauder products weren't good enough to entice the attendees to spend their money, there were numerous sale promotions. For example, if you purchased three lipsticks or lipglasses you would receive the fourth one free. It was the same for the eyeshadow quads, holiday palettes, sparkle eyeliners and many other products.

I'll post some pictures of what I purchased in another post! =)

P.S. I had to break this up into two posts because the layout in the first one was going all wacky for some reason with the extra paragraph.

M.A.C Cosmetics/Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale...Info Part.1

So a couple of weeks ago I attended the M.A.C Cosmetics/Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale at the Markham Fairgrounds. Luckily, I remembered to bring my camera along to snap some pictures of the sale. For those of you who have never attended, I wanted to give you an insight into what it is like to wake up early and and see the suffering we have to endure as we stand in line after line after line. However, all is forgiven and forgotten when we enter the first building and go nuts and spend hundreds of dollars on cosmetics.

Already standing behind an army of people around 8:50a.m. (The sale opened it's doors at 9:00a.m.)

The line in front of us as we stood in the back.

The line as we got closer to the building doors.

The line inside the first building.

The line behind us as we entered the building.

Shoppers checking out products on the tables.