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September 13, 2010

Giveaways prizes in the mail!

I've been lucky enough to win three giveaways recently, and I thought it would be interesting to show you the products along with some swatches.

My prize from Halifax's giveaway

  • Annabelle Makeup Pro A-21 Large Shader Brush
  • Annabelle Studio Mono Eyeshadow - Graffiti
  • Annabelle Studio Mono Eyeshadow - Sugardust
  • Annabelle Studio Mono Eyeshadow - Chlorine
  • Annabelle Studio Mono Eyeshadow - Indigo Glow 
  • Annabelle Trio Eyeshadow - Holy Smoke
  • Annabelle Studio Custom Quad Refillable Compact
 Annabelle Studio Mono Eyeshadow in Graffiti, Indigo Glow, Chlorine and Sugardust (without flash)

 Annabelle Studio Mono Eyeshadow in Graffiti, Indigo Glow, Chlorine and Sugardust (with flash)

Mix and match eyeshadow shades ranging from go-anywhere neutrals to catwalk-crazy brights to create your own CUSTOM QUAD compact! No waste on unwanted shades: customize your perfect combo with only the colours you love and keep them in our refillable magnetic compact.

Our ultra-fine and strongly pigmented eyeshadows apply evenly, blend easily and are long-lasting. Textures and finishes range from velvety mattes to luminous metallics.

Be sure to check out the limited-edition trend shades to update your look.

Suggested retail price: $4.25

Graffiti is the most gorgeous shimmery black ever! I think this is what you call love at first sight LOL. Indigo Glow is well pigmented, but I'm not really a fan of blue eyeshadow, unless it's a really dark blue (like B-Ray). As for Chlorine and Sugardust... well I prefer darker colors on my eyes, but I guess I could make them work somedays?

Annabelle Trio Eyeshadow in Holy Smoke (without flash)

Annabelle Trio Eyeshadow in Holy Smoke (with flash)

With our many colours and different finishes, you are sure to find the perfect eyeshadow in the blink of an eye. Our highly pigmented powders are long-lasting and available in 4 ultra-fine, silky textures: matte for a velvety colour, pearl for a soft shine, shimmering for a luminous and subtle shine, metallic for intense luminance.

Annabelle Eyeshadows are available in 3 formats: Single, Duo or Trio.

Suggested retail price: $7.50

I already had this trio eyeshadow and I gave it to a friend because, like I said, I prefer darker colors on my eyes. This is not very pigmented, and the only interesting shade is the shimmery brown, but I just can't seem to make it work (too sheer!).

 Annabelle Makeup Pro A-21 Large Shader Brush

The A-21 Large Shader Brush is an absolute must. Its wide, flat shape makes eye shadow application a breeze! It’s best used for an all-over application or to blend your favourite shades.


Made entirely of natural pony hair, each one is trimmed in a way that ensures optimal control when applying wet or dry eye shadow. The Annabelle® Makeup Pro Brushes are first glued, and then crimped. The hairs are manually placed in order to have that rounded shape, then glued and finally crimped.


Suggested retail price: $8.50

 Annabelle Studio Custom Quad Refillable Compact

Customize your look by mixing & matching from all the must-have shades and create your own Custom Quad Compact. Store your favourite shades in this magnetic compact, which holds 4 eyeshadows. The compact is refillable so you can replace individual shades when they run out and keep up-to-date with the latest colour trends.


Available only at Shopper's Drug Mart.


Suggested retail price: $5.25

Thank you Halifax! =D

Products descriptions are from annabellecosmetics.com


My prize from Farah's giveaway

I was also lucky enough to win Farah's big Cargo giveaway out of 362 participants!

It was delivered by UPS.

How cute is this box?

The goodies, nicely packed (=

  • Cargo's Color Palette in Los Angeles
  • Cargo's Contour Palette in Malibu 
  • Cargo's Water Resistant Bronzer
  • Cargo's Lip Gloss Quad in Oceania
Color Palette in Los Angeles (without flash)

Color Palette in Los Angeles (with flash)

A collection of four playful eye shadow shades in one convenient palette. The vibrant professional quality shadows are both blendable and layerable.

Value: $28

This palette seems insanely pigmented, and I especially like the purple and blue shades.

It looks like an iPod... isn't it? LOL.

 Contour Palette in Malibu (without flash)

Contour Palette in Malibu (with flash)

Includes a shell pink highlighter, CARGO Blush in Catalina for a natural, bright pink cheek and a neutral contour.  

Value: $34

This palette looks interesting as I have nothing similar in my stash. I'm afraid the "contour" color will be a little too dark for my skintone, but we'll see. The packaging is so sleek!

Water Resistant Bronzer (without flash)

Water Resistant Bronzer (with flash)

Swatch from Cargo website (golden bronze)

Water Resistant Bronzer provides a gorgeous bronze glow that stays put rain or shine. The specialized formula contains a unique silicone-coated talc that provides superior adhesion to the skin that withstands water and perspiration. This bronzer, in a universally flattering medium bronze shade, contains micronized light diffusers to ensure a gorgeously natural, non-shiny glow.

Value: $28

This appears to be really shimmery, but when I tried it on my face, it looked great! I haven't put it to the test to see if it's really water resistant, but it is interesting though! I love the tin, so cute ^^

Lip Gloss Quad in Oceania (with flash)

Swatch from Cargo website (iced pink, shimmering raspberry, golden pink, fuschia) 

Packaged in CARGO's classic tin, these quartets of classic gloss shades have an unbeatable formulation that provides sheer, slick color.

Value: $25

As I'm a big fan of lipglosses, I can already tell you that I will be pretty happy with this quad, except maybe for the darkest shade (shimmering raspberry?), which seems to be a little dark for my skintone. Besides that, the two lightest shades seem really similar, and the fuschia one is stunning!

That is an amazing prize, and I can't wait to try and show you everything out in a FOTD! Thank you so much Farah!

Products descriptions are from cargocosmetics.com

My prize from Jennifae's giveaway 

  I won a sample set of Adorned with Grace Limited Edition Summer 2010 Collection.

A unique palette of blue and gold is this Summer's Limited Edition! Inspired by the "sand and the sea," you'll find the different depths and beauty of our trio of ocean-like blues as well as our sun-kissed neutrals. Will be available until supplies last or early Fall.

  • Astounding Shimmer Blush
  • Avid Shimmer Blush
  • Spellbinding Shimmer Blush
  • Flamboyant Premium Eyecolor
  • Munificent Premium Eyecolor
  • Emotive Premium Eyecolor
  • Forthright Premium Eyecolor
  • Outstanding Premium Eyecolor
  • Flamboyant Premium Eyecolor
 Shimmer Blush in Spellbinding, Astounding and Avid (without flash)

 Shimmer Blush in Spellbinding, Astounding and Avid (with flash)

Spellbinding:  
Just looking for a subtle pink shimmer to compiment your fair complextion? Try this super-shimmery light salmon pink as a highlight to a richer blush or as a bright all over face glow. 

$7.99 

Astounding:
Add just a hint of neutral apricot tinge to your skin with this subtle but very beautiful shimmer blush!

$7.99

Avid:
A must-have color for medium-to-dark skinned ladies--add a touch of rich warmth to heat up your summer look with this bright rosy, peach-tinged glow!
$7.99  

 Premium Eyecolor in Candid, Forthright and Outstanding (without flash)

  Premium Eyecolor in Candid, Forthright and Outstanding (with flash)

Candid:
Get extra shimmer for your summer with this sheer light yellow with flecks of brassy gold! Perfect as an all-over wash for the eyelid and even a highlight for golden-toned blushes.

$5.49 

Forthright:
A delightful orangey brown with loads of shimmering gold sparkle. A perfect lid color for sun-tanned skin!

$5.49 

Outstanding: 
Our go-to neutral! This subdued golden brown can be paired with most any color or be worn alone for a natural look.

$5.49  

 Premium Eyecolor in Munificent, Flamboyant and Emotive (without flash)

 Premium Eyecolor in Munificent, Flamboyant and Emotive (with flash)

Munificent:
A marvelously unique color! This color is not quite a robin egg blue but has slight hints of sea foam green--perfectly gorgeous!

$5.49 
Flamboyant:
Our prettiest and brightest blue yet! Wear wet-lined for a more intense sky blue or applied with a dry brush on your lid for a more subdued, yet flirty look!

$5.49 

Emotive:
A deep and intense midnight blue; similar to our color Inspiring but with a a more cool blue shimmer.

$5.49

Here are some more swatches from the website: 


LE Eyecolor swatches

LE Shimmer Blush swatches

You can buy this Limited Edition Summer 2010 Sample Set here for $6.69.

As I have never heard about this brand before, I'm quite excited to try everything out! Thank you Jennifae!


Products descriptions are from adornedwithgrace.com

25 comments:

  1. amazing prizes you lucky girl :) xx

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  2. The light colours are great for hightlight on your browbone or inner corner. And when you are in a rush, a wash of light colour all over the lid could do. Graffiti is love at first sight alright :)

    Great prizes you got, venture out and try all colours, don't exclude them because you don't normally wear a certain shade, just my 2 cents

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  3. All the products look gorgeous! Enjoy them!

    http://becksmakeupcorner.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow congrats on all the wins!

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  5. congrats on winning. u got such amazing gifts! lucky you

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  6. You got so many great items! =] I've heard great things about annabelle, but they don't sell in the U.S. so boo I can't try them.

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  7. wow !! amazing prizes !!

    you are so lucky babe !! <3

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  8. @Halifax: I do use light colors to highlight the browbone or inner corner, but I don't like them on the lids. I have blue eyes and I like to compliment them with darker colors (like Graffiti!)

    @Chels: Thank you!

    @KayKay: Thanks =D

    @Leenda: I've heard you can order Annabelle products by phone?

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  9. wow! congrats winning THREE giveaways! :)

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  10. you were the winner three times!! you lucky girl :)

    stop by sometime<3
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice gifts! How did you manage that?!

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  12. You got some gorgeous colors! That Annabelle makeup looks gorgeous!

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  13. WOW those cargo Pigments are wicked!
    Lucky lucky you
    Maricela
    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ.... vividfusion.blogspot.com ....Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  14. Wow,
    Hello sweet Gaby!
    I can't believe you won 3 giveaways!!! You are such a lucky bunny!! Amazing!
    The prizes are awesome, by the way.
    Can I ask you how can I post the pictures in my blog as big as yours? They look pretty tiny in comparison... :/
    XOXO
    Catanya

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  15. Hi Gaby!
    Wow, awesome prizes that you won :) Congratulations!
    I love the pictures of the swatches you took - the cargo eye shadows turned out so vibrant, esp the purple and blue like you said. I love vibrant colour eye shadows that are pigmented - that way you can always blend if you want less colour but you don't need to layer it on thick to get colour payoff ;)
    I think you'll love Cargo - I'm pretty impressed with the brand myself and they often have packages you can buy that are huge discount rather than buying the products separately.
    I love the packaging as well on the Cargo Contour Palette. Yes! It does remind me of an iPod as well ;)
    And I love the smokey eye colours from the Annabelle collection - very wearable colours for clubbing or nights out especially! And I know you love clubbing as much as I do =)

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  16. Wow, congratulations on winning such amazing products!

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  17. Wow Gaby! I chaque semaine tu gagnes en moyenne 2-3 giveaways! Tas pas aussi gagne le giveaway de XOXO Parisky? Jai vu Gaby comme nom, mais sais pas si cest toi ou une autre!

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  18. @Anna Katrina: Yes, three in a row! =D

    @NottledBeauty: Well, let's just say that I spend an enormous amount of time entering giveaways LOL.

    @Miss Krimson: Aren't they? (=

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  19. Wow, you're so lucky! Those e/s looks great :D

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  20. Well done for winning so many giveaways, lucky girl.

    awaywiththefairiesx.blogspot.com

    xo

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