April 11, 2010

Haul: Groupe Marcelle Spring 2010 Warehouse Sale (pic heavy!)

I was planning to show you the goodies I got from Groupe Marcelle Spring 2010 Warehouse Sale since Friday but my week-end has been a little busy. I attended the sale on Friday with my mother and my friend Gen. I was also happily surprised to meet Caroline there; she recognized me immediatly, even though it was crowded in here! Anyway, as Annabelle products were priced at $1.50/each and Marcelle colour cosmetics were as low as at $2.50 each, I think I did great as my purchases only costed me $14.67!

Let's start with the skin care products:

Hydra-C Xmas Black Box. It was on sale for $20, but they had a promotion going on: "Get 1 free Xmas Black Box of your choice when you buy any of 2 Xmas Round Box". My mother and my friend bought one Xmas Round Box each and they combined them so I could get the Xmas Black Box for free because we took my car to go to the sale LOL. I'm not sure what is the exact value of the box, but if I calculate the cost of each of the product separately (according to the Marcelle website), it adds up to $70.90! That's an amazing bargain! So here's what the Black Box looks like:

The inside is pink! How cute is that?

So we have...

 Hydra-C ComplexE Eye Contour Gel-Cream, 15 mL: I've been wanting to get my hands on this eye cream for some times now, mainly because I'm a fan of products containing vitamin C, but also because I've never tried eye gel, so I was pretty curious about it.

 Hydra-C ComplexE Facial Exfoliating Gel, 100 mL: I've heard amazing review about this exfoliating gel, so I can't wait to try it!

 Hydra-C ComplexE 24H Moisturizing Gel-Cream, 50 mL

 Hydra-C ComplexE Gentle Self-Foaming Cleanser, 50 mL

Onto the makeup:

 Marcelle Ultimate Lash Mascara in Black: On the box, it says that it "Lengthens and thickens naturally", and it contains Keratin and Quaternium-22. Interesting!

 Annabelle Satellite Pearl Powder in Celestial Pearl: I guess it's supposed to be used as an highlighting powder? I've never used something like that before.

 Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner in Funshine: I have another Glitterama Eyeliner in Galactic Gold and love it so much, and this is the only one I spotted at the sale, so I had to have it!
Marcelle Lip Glaze Pen in Pink Flash: OMG this is the shiniest lipgloss I've ever seen! Be sure to take a look at the swatches below!

 Marcelle Sparkling Diamond Pen in Gold and Silver: I wasn't sure if they were for the eyes or the lips, but I guess they are for the eyes as the glitters are chunkier than the lip glaze. And I just love glitters =D

Here are some swatches of the pens:

left to right: Lip Glaze Pen in Pink Flash, Sparkling Diamond Pen in Gold, Sparkling Diamond Pen in Silver

And here's what my mother got (she is so cute; the morning after the sale, I was "playing" with my new products and my mom saw me taking pictures, so she ran upstairs and arrange her products for me to take pictures of them and put them on my blog LOL):

Skin care:

- New Age Xmas Round Box (it costed $22, but it retails for $40.95 and it's valued to $66.44) includes:

  • New Age Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream, 50 mL
  • New Age Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye + Lip Contour Cream, 15 mL
  • New Age Comforting Foaming Cleanser, 50 mL
  • New Age Soothing Hydrating Tonifying Lotion, 120 mL


- Marcelle Paparazzi Multi-Colour Eye Palette in Jet-Set
- Marcelle Opus Trio Blush in Pink Trilogy
- Marcelle Sparkling Diamond Pen in Gold
- Marcelle Sparkling Diamond Pen in Silver
- Marcelle Lip Glaze Pen in Pink Flash
- Marcelle Rouge Reflex in Orbit

- Annabelle Multi-Stripes Eyeshadow in Amber Wave
- Annabelle Limited-Edition Volumelash.com Mascara in Electric Blue
- Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Navy 76 (x2)
- Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Mother Nature 167

My mom absolutely wanted to be the model for her products, so I picked the two eyeshadow palettes she bought and got her to do some swatches to show you.

 Annabelle Multi-Stripes Eyeshadow in Amber Wave: This is the second time I see this palette at the warehouse sale, and I was hesitating to get it, because I already have some similar palettes... but my mother wanted it, and after seeing the swatches, I'm glad I didn't buy it because all of the colors look the same! But it's still a gorgeous palette, and it's pretty pigmented.

Marcelle Paparazzi Multi-Colour Eye Palette in Jet-Set: This is the only eyeshadow palette from Marcelle that I find beautiful (not enough to buy it though!)

Oh and, what is in the enveloppe, you ask?

Some products from the new mineral line to test and review that were handed to me by the lovely Isabel! I'm glad I finally got to meet her in person, but we couldn't talk more because she was too busy. She said this is the first time so much people come to the sale, and I must agree, this is the only time I had to wait in line (for around 30 mintes).

So, here are the goodies:

  • Annabelle Mineral Powder Blush in Au Naturel
  • Annabelle Mineral Powder Bronzer in Terra
  • Annabelle Mineral Pigment Dust in Solar
  • Annabelle Mineral Pigment Dust in Violet Vibe
  • Annabelle Mineral Pigment Dust in Myth

 The blush (top) and the bronzer (bottom)

left to right: the Mineral Pigment Dust in Violet Vibe, Solar and Myth

Violet Vibe



left to right: Myth, Solar, Violet Vibe

You must know by now that my camera sucks, especially for taking swatches, so I apologize once again -_- But I hope you can see how shimmery those pigments are. I'm especially curious over Myth, as the color seems to change depending on the lightning; it's a brownish silvery gray with multicoloured shimmers in it. I can't wait to do a FOTD with it!

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  1. Nice haul girlie. Can't wait to see a review for that eye gel. I love products with Vitamin C as well. Avon used to make an amazing Vitamin C serum which has been discontinued unfortunately :/

  2. Hey javais hate que tu montres ce que tu as achetés!!

    Trop cute ta mere! hahaha

  3. wow thats a lot of stuff!!! The eye gel/cream sounds really promising.

  4. nice hehe.. I think of the stila makeup player :D only got in US here dont have :(

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  6. O-M-G! Great haul girl! That is a lotttt of goodies! I havent tried any of them..I dont think we have Annabelle here. Lol..youre mom wanted to take a pic of her goodies for you blog too..I wish my mom wore makeup.

  7. Loving this haul, that Hydra-C ComplexE looks realy interesting!:D

    So cute of your mom for arranging her goodies!:D

    Enjoy your products!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  8. By the way, I gave you an award on my blog..check it out girl! :]

  9. I didn't know Annabelle has the pearls, would be fun to test out. Hope you'd do a review on those

  10. @Mz. More: I can't wait to review the eye gel either! I didn't know about the Avon serum!

    @VaLili: J'avais aussi hâte de faire un post à propos de la vente mais j'étais occupée et jamais satisfaite de mon post donc je l'ai recommencé genre 3 fois ahah

    @EveryDay Makeup (becky): Yes, I can't wait to try the eye gel-cream!

    @T.H: I haven't tried any of Stila makeup so I don't know!

    @♥ Miss Nikka: Yes Annabelle is only available in Canada for the moment, and it's sad because it's an amazing makeup brands for such a cheap price!

    @Marie: Yes, I can't wait to try those skin care goodies!

    @Lavender: Thank you!

  11. Miss Nikka, Annabelle products are available for the US over the phone. Check their website for phone #.

    Gaby, are you on twitter, hun?

  12. XD great haul from the sale!
    Wish they had one in Toronto~Though I might go nuts if they did lol.

  13. Hi Gaby!

    We did meet, very briefly though! I just started following Caro, It would be awesome to meet up! I am trying to gather bloggers for a meet up, it would be soo fun! I went to the toronto blogger meet up and I am so jealous! They go shopping, restaurants and attend all kinds of beauty events! We need to make our own little Montreal Blogger Society lol

    Anyhow, I don't know where the follow button was ..but it's back now! Thanks for following!
    Oh yeah, I kinda took your idea of the Nail of the week! I was thinking of doing a weekly post but this is much easier! :) Hope you don't mind!

    Keep in touch,
    Do you have twitter?


  14. wow all that from the sale you lucked out girl! The mineral stuff looks like a winner will have to try them.

  15. You picked up some good items for amazing deals.

    Can't wait to see some looks! :)

    lol. Aww @ you mom. That's too cute.

  16. You're so lucky to get such great deals with Marcelle Gaby :)
    Violet Vibe pigment looks so pretty - I LOVE purple colours! And it must be exciting to test out something new on the market.
    You're Mom is so cute to arrange her makeup haul for you to take pictures and even swatch them too :) You should do an FOTD with your Mom maybe.
    Ooo and the lip glaze pen looks really pretty as does the glitter pens too. I love glitter as well ;)

  17. Hey en passant!! J'ai envoyé mon premier 250 points sur megsmakeup en fds!!! jai hate de voir kess ke jvais recevoir!!

  18. @rasilla: Yes, it would be cool if everyone could benefit from the sale, it's truly amazing!

    @Empress: Yes, I was really curious about the new mineral line. I just tried some of the items today, and they are great!

    @Rai: I will definitely have some FOTDs coming soon!

  19. Gaby great stuff as always :)

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