January 07, 2011

Mail of the week (January 3 - 7)

I don't know if you have noticed but I didn't do a "Mail of the week" post last week as it was the Holidays so nothing was delivered in our mailbox.
My order from Apothica.com: I finally placed my first order with Apothica! I was so excited to receive it (it only took 3 days to arrive!), but I'm disappointed to see that Too Faced Natural Eye Palette is missing )= It's on back order, but instead of telling me so, they shipped the rest of my order anyway. But I guess it's OK because the palette will be automatically shipped as soon as it is re-stocked. Here's what I received:
  • Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
  • Burt's Bees Baby Bee Skin Creme
  • NuCèlle Mandelic 10% Serum (free sample)

I can't wait to try this mascara, I've heard lots of great things about it!

 Your Girlfriend My Girlfriend shirt from Zazzle.com for my boyfriend: I thought this was funny! 

February issue of Fashion magazine: This is my last issue. I guess I'm not enough into fashion to fully enjoy this magazine.

  My prize from I Love... Cosmetics: Thanks to Claudia, I recently discovered this UK based brand and entered one of their Facebook sweepstakes, and... guess what? I won a blueberry & smoothie lip balm, which smells absolutely yummy! I will definitely be reviwing this product and testing some more from this brand. Oh yeah, and the best part about I Love... Cosmetics? They don't test on animals!

February issue of Glamour: Am I the only who don't get who are the Kardashian? What do they do for a living?


  1. I love the Burt's Bees creme!
    I've only recently discovered I Love Cosmetics and this is love!I have their Choc and orange lip gloss, a mango scrub and a coconut cream shower gel...
    They're fab!
    Can't wait for the review on the balm!

  2. The packaging of the YSL mascara looks gorgeous! x

  3. A Blueberry Smoothie Lip Balm? YUM! I am addicted to anything and everything blueberry right now. I look forward to your review!


  4. @Ria : I'm glad you love the Burt's Bees cream, I guess it can only be good as it's designed for babies (= I didn't veen know about I Love... Cosmetics before! I'm glad I discovered them and got the chance to try something for free (=

    @Gertrude: I know, it's so classy!

    @Kate Gene: Yes, it smells soooo good (but sadly, doesn't taste anything LOL)

  5. Ooooh le mascara de YSL! J'ai hâte de voir le review!

    Le t-shirt est vraiment drôle hahaha!!

    Puis ça fait plaisir pour le input de ILC ; ça doit sentir trop boooooon Smoothie aux Bleuets,je n'ai pas vu encore cette odeur en gel douche ; tu as donc une primeur muhaha. Je me demande comment la texture est en pot. =D

    Passe un beau weekend!!! xx

  6. PS. Merci d'avoir linker mon blog, j'apprécie c'est très gentil de ta part!

  7. Haha agreed with the Kardashian line!

  8. Good post! I look forward to seeing what you think of the mascara, I've heard good things about that too! Have a good weekend,
    Becky :-) x

  9. Hé Gaby!

    Ca me donne hate de voir le courrier que j'ai à la maison, je vasi voir lundi! Je sais que j'ai recu quelques paquets et aussi mon Glamour, j'ai hate de voir!!!

    J'comprend vaguement qui sont les Kardashian, je sais quils ont une serie téléréalité, mais à l'origine, j'ai aucune idée! J'aime quand meme le maquillage de Kim!

  10. Blueberry smoothie anything sounds awesome..and totally agree re the Kardashians!

  11. j'adoooore le tshirt ^^

    suis pas fan non plus du parfum mais la creme pour le corps j'adore!!


  12. I sure love to open mail and packages. Feels like Christmas!!
    The Kardashians have their own TV show or something with their family, the sisters are known to be trend starters.

    Hey Gaby do you want to do a drugstore beauty swap? I remember you mentioning to me about deals on my blog. Email me! sihuivice[at]yahoo[dot]com

  13. nice stuff. cant wait to see a review on faux cils mascara. i've heard mostly good things but a few bad. and loveee burt's bees products! so natural good to use :)

  14. Hi Gaby! Haha yeah I didn't know about the top traffic referrer with Business2Blogger. I thought you would have known since I figured they would have notified you before copying the picture on your blog :S
    Yes you have a very high metabolism Gaby. That's actually a great idea about having a guest blogger do the review for me - I might get my older sister to do a review on the weight loss book.Thank you for the idea :)
    Oh the Kardashians. Well in my eyes they got famous for two reasons: (1) their dad was a famous defence lawyer on the OJ Simpson trial (2) Kim had sex with Ray J and other rappers...a video slipped and she got famous. I love Kim's style but yeah, there is a bit of a public obsession with the family.
    Mmmm blueberry lip balm sounds yum!
    Haha I LOVE that t-shirt that you got for your boyfriend. You're definitely sexy and in the "My girlfriend' category!
    I want to buy more Burts Bees products and experiment with the brand....looking forward to your upcoming reviews on the two products....and the YSL mascara packaging looks so sleek! I never tried any YSL mascaras. My younger sister told me she also loves Maybelline The Falsies like you do - so I can't wait to see what you think of the two compared :)
    Have a great weekend!

  15. @luckiebeauty : J'ai très hâte de le tester, mais j'ai presque peur de l'ouvrir à cause du superbe packaging ahah! En effet, le lipbalm sent vraiment bon, et ça sent vraiment le bleuet, et non pas le synthétique! Et oui, c'est vraiment une primeur, car c'est le dernier né de la famille ahah!

    @superslickgloss : I'm glad I'm not the only one wondering what's up with them LOL!

    @Rebecca: I can't wait to try it, it's so pretty! I hope it's well worth the $30+

    @Ms Bubu: C'est sûr, c'est toujours excitant d'avoir du courrier hihi! Pour les Kardashian, je sais pour leur émission de télé-réalité, mais je ne comprends pas d'où ils viennent, et pourquoi ils ont leur propre émission ahah! J'aime aussi le maquillage de Kim quand même, mais je crois quand même qu'elle est un peu overrated.

    @Tracy@mybestbeautybuys : Oh yes, it totally is! And it smells like real blueberry, not a cheap chemical smell.

    @Kallyane : J'ai seulement utilisé le gel douche et je l'ai trouvé OK, sans plus.

    @SiSi Sparkles : Mail is always exciting hehe! Yes I do know about the Kardashian and their TV show, but what I don't understand is where they come from and why they have their own TV show LOL. I find them a little overrated. Thanks for offering me to do a swap Sisi, but I can't afford it know )= But I'll be sure to let you know if I change my mind! Thank you =D

    @KayKay: I can't wait to try it, it's sooo pretty! I've also heard a few bad things but I hope it's well worth the $30+

    @Karen: Oh I don't really mind that they have used my picture without permission as I love their website so much hehe! And it also gave my blog great exposure (=

    Oh I didn't know about the father of the Kardashian being a lawyer in the OJ Simpson trial, but I did know about Kim's sextape. I just find them quite overrated z=

    I have never tried any YSL mascara neither, but I jumped at the chance to try it since Apothica very kindly sponsor my blog (= I can't wait to try it!

    @Jennifer: Thanks! =D

  16. OMG lucky...you won the lipgloss..that's so awesome!

  17. Your mail posts are always so great to look at and read! Nice stuff and that lip balm looks yummy haha, I can imagine the scent

  18. J'adore ce mascara de YSL! La seule chose que je n'ai pas trop aimé c'est qu'apres quelques heures, il me laisse avec des petites "smudges" qui donne l'apparence d'etre cernée! =( C'est domage, mais je peut vivre avec ca, car ils donne des cils tellement beaux!

    J'ai hate d'acheter la nouvelle copie de Glamour, c'est une de mes revues préférés! Moi aussi je ne comprend pas trop les Kardashians. J'ai vu leur livre l'autre jours et j'ai voulu l'acheter, mais seulement parce que il est rose et vraiment beau. Je pense pas d'etre trop intéressé au contenus donc je l'ai laissé sur la tablette =P

    Andrée xx

  19. Fab post - I've always wanted to try the YSL mascara. Looking forward to hearing what you think of it.
    I also don't "get" the Kashardians but love Glamour magazine! x

  20. @EveryDay Makeup (becky): yes, I'm thrilled to get a chance to try this brand (=

    @Jennifer :)~ : Aww thanks, I'm glad you like them! I'm so happy when i receive great mail =D

    @Straight Up Glam: Oui je crois que j'ai lu ça dans des reviews négatives pour ce mascara, mais je me suis dit qu'à ce prix là, il ne devait quand même pas être si pire, je veux donc m'en faire une idée par moi-même (= J'aodre Glamour et Cosmopolitan, ce sont les deux seules revues auxquelles je me réabonne encore et encore!

    @LilyLipstick: I can't wait to try it!

    @Jazzy E (hivennn): Thanks!

  21. Haha that t-shirt is hilarius!


  22. I love YSL Faux Cils, but it's so darn pricey! My tube of mascara has long run dry, but I keep it in my makeup drawer anyways just because the gold packaging is so pretty haha

  23. great mail! :D can't wait to hear your thoughts on the YSL mascara !

  24. @Kasia : I'm glad you like it!

    @Rinny: Yes I agree, but I'm glad I have the chance to try it for free as Apothica kindly sponsors me. I also think I will keep the empty tube because the packaging is so sleek =D

    @Jenny: Thanks! I can't wait to try it (=

  25. excellent mail haul!
    <3 mode.

  26. The YSL Mascara looks interesting...I'll take a look to it

  27. Hey great post hun I lvoe glamour magazine!

    I gave you an award on my blog!

    :) xx

  28. hahahah that shirt is GREAT!!!!!! Im sure he will love it!!

  29. @mode.: Thanks! =D

    @Becky: I can't wait to try it!

    @" A beauty blogger named Justine " : Thanks! I love Glamour too, it's my favorite magazine along with Cosmopolitan (= Thanks for the award, I'm checking it out!

    @Eugenia: Yes, he loves it hehe!

  30. I never knew you had a blog but I'm following back now. =) Wish you had told me -I like the blog! The shirt's cool.. I've seen a few of these but I REALLY like yours.


  31. @kali: Hey Kali, thanks for the follow! =D

  32. loving the blue smoothie :)
    and I don't get the kardashians either!! x

  33. @..R May A.. : It smells amazing and it works great! I'm glad it doesn't go on blue on the lips LOL.