My Birthday Giveaway!

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  T O  M E ! !

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  T O  M E ! !

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  T O  M E ! !

Omgomg it’s my birthday. It’s finally here!

I think my birthday and Christmas are my favorite times of the year. Probably because I get presents on both of those days. But you know what? Today isn’t going to be just about me. Sure it’s my Birthday but I as I stated a few weeks ago, I wanted to share my birthday love with all of you guys out there!

I’ve been busy the past month, talking with my favorite companies and brands out there and they’ve donated so many wonderful things for you guys. I am so very appreciative of my loyal readers, people who leave sweet comments and of course, my lurker friends.

So, I’m giving back today. I’m giving you all a chance to win something! Not to each and every one of you because I have only a limited amount of things to give! But you know how it goes. Let’s get right into it because hello that is the most fun part of this post, right?

Look at all the goodies you can choose from!

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Prize rundown:

  1. Burt’s Bees — Sensitive Skin products: Facial Cleanser, Eye Cream, Daily Moisturizer. Canada Only.
  2. Rubbermaid Glass containers. Two sets, six containers in total.
  3. 2 winners will receive a Glymm box for June 2012 Canada Only. (Items shown aren’t necessarily the items you will be receiving).
  4. Philosophy — Birthday Girl gift set.
  5. Kerastase Cristalline shampoo, conditioner and hair serum.
  6. Marcelle $50 basket with Xtension Plus Mascara, Essentials Eye Make-up Remover Cloths, Renforcils Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover, Essentials Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover Gel, Essentials Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive EyesEssentials Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion – Oil Free!
  7. 3 Make Up For Ever Lip Sticks and 1 Smoky Lash mascara.
  8. Leopard print two tone long scarf (See my review about it here).

Enter away in the form below! I’ll leave the contest open until Sunday, May 13 and will do the draw that following Monday. As you may realize, there are 8 prizes but there will be 9 winners. The first winner will have first pick of what they win, second person has their pick, and so on.

I will give 24 hours for the winner to get back to me with their mailing address. Otherwise I will do a re-draw.

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April GlossyBox

So is GlossyBox’s new motto: Good things come to those who wait?

Everyone has been itching, and sitting impatiently, waiting for their April GlossyBox to come in the mail. It finally arrived on the very last day of the month.

One thing that bothers me about beauty subscription boxes, is that there never is a set date as to when they get mailed out. If you ask them on their Facebook fan page, or on twitter, the companies come back with a vague answer. In this case, GlossyBox said their boxes will be mailed out during the month of April. Well, jeeze I sure hope so. Since it is a monthly box. Sure enough, it arrived.

Let’s take a peak inside shall we?

April GlossyBox

I knew this box was heavy when I recieved it in the mail! Look at all that stuff.

Can you spot the three full sized products? Boom. Nice job GlossyBox.

A closer look at April’s GlossyBox. Remember, GlossyBox costs $15/month + free shipping, and look at all the goodies we have, add up those prices for yourself. The box more than pays for itself with this:

Skin Care Shower Gel by Elizabeth Grant (Full size! Retails for $20.00)
Aveeno Positively Radient Daily Moisturizer (Full size! Retails for $22.99)
Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara (Full size! Retails for $12.50)
Wella Brilliance Conditioner (Sample size)
Wella Brilliance Treatment (Sample size)

Don’t forget our black little envelope. Inside?

Another sample!

This is Marcelle’s BB Cream. Check out my review on Marcelle BB cream, I own and still use this product.

Value wise, this is the best bang for my buck for being my third GlossyBox that I’ve ever received. Third time’s a charm, right? Either that, or three strikes and you’re out. But no, I will continue to subscribe to GlossyBox as I am pleased with what I have received this month.

Sign up for GlossyBox for $15 month (free shipping)

I purchased this box myself with my GlossyDot points!

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Marcelle Mother Load

Last week I mentioned that I was a huge fan of makeup removers. Duh. Since I wear makeup almost on a daily basis, I’m going to have to love a certain makeup remover. I have two front runners at the moment. One being Philosophy, and I recently purchased the largest possible bottle you could ever purchase at Sephora, it was the Purity Cleanser, which is so gentle and mild on my sensitive skin.

The other, being a long time favorite ever since I was first introduced by it from my Pharmacist neighbor back home in Newfoundland. That product is the hypo allergenic brand named Marcelle. Much more easily accessible than Philosophy as you can get Marcelle products at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

Boom. Look at that mother load.

Whenever I find something I like, I tend to buy a ton of it when it goes on sale. Thus, the overload of Marcelle products sitting at home in my apartment half full, some unopened and some empties just so I know what to re-purchase.

I’ve been in touch with a fantastic representative at Marcelle and mentioned to her that I’ve become a Marcelle-hoarder and snapped some photos of my old bottles I had laying around saying which ones I’m a fan of, and which one I’m not. I dislike the gel as I don’t feel like it cleanses my skin well. But I purchased that one by mistake as it said it was for oily skin types.

Apparently I have had some of these products laying around a little too long.  Two years too long. I told my rep what bottle I was using and she couldn’t think of which bottle I was referring too. Apparently the one I was using was a bottle from two years previously and it has since been redesigned. Whoopsies, a little embarrassing. I was wondering if cleansers could go rancid, but she reassured me that they wouldn’t have gone bad. Unless the texture/smell changed.

Um. I’m not sure what the bottle of cleanser was supposed to smell like, so after I took the photos I threw the product out. It was almost done anyway. Thankfully my rep took pity on me and sent over my favorite bottle (the pink one shown) along with a Renforcils eye makeup remover that actually removes waterproof mascara. To be honest, I’ve never tried water proof mascara. Though I should, since I laugh so hard every day that my mascara runs (seriously, it’s terrible). Perhaps I should eventually scope some out and buy the water proof kind.

So, basically the cleansers I was given to try out, work just as well as the other Marcelle products I’ve been using on a regular basis. So no complaints over here. I would suggest to wait for a sale to pick up some Marcelle products as they are a little higher end at about $10-$18 a bottle in the Beauty department at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

Have you ever used Marcelle products before? If not, what are some of your go-to makeup removers or facial cleansers?

This was not a sponsored blog post. Two out of the seven Marcelle products shown, were sent to me for free.

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