February 18, 2011

Mail of the Week (February 14 - 18)

Glycolic 10% Daily Exfoliator Kit from NaturalSkinShop.com: I have never tried a peel before as I have dry and eczema-prone skin, but I jumped at the opportunity to try this one as it's the lightest strength available. The kit includes:

  • Glycolic Cleanser
  • Glycolic 10% Exfoliator
  • Hyaluronic Moisturizer
  • box of gauze pads 

I'll keep you updated with the results.

Products from Marcelle Cosmetics: I got spoiled once again by the lovely Isabel from Marcelle Cosmetics! Here are the amazing goodies she sent me:

  • Multi-Colour Face Powder in Luminous Veil
  • Multi-Colour Powder Blush in Pink Fusion
  • Lux Diamond Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Gold
  • Lux Diamond Liquid Eyeliner in Silver
  • Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Teal
  • Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Chocolat
  • Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Olive
  • Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Romanesque
  • Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Sentimental
  • Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Paris Rose
  • Essentials Soothing Cleansing Water

I spent the entire day I received them playing with those babies instead of studying LOL. Thank you so much Isabel! =D

Gift certificate from L'Oréal: Remember my complaint to L'Oréal regarding L'Oréal Féria Power Reds? Monday, I received a gift certificate for a box of hair dye of my choice (excluding Color Expert). That was pretty quick!

The DivaCup from iHerb.com: I have been curious about menstrual cups for some times now, and I finally decided to give a try after hearing many good times about it recently. The DivaCup retails for around $40 and up at drugstores in Quebec, so I was amazed to find it for only $26.60 on iHerb.com! I searched the net and managed to find a $5 off coupon code, so the grand total, with shipping ($3.00), was $24.60. Bargain! Now I wouldn't say I'm excited to get my periods... but still... LOL!

T-shirts from Crazy Dog T-Shirts: I was given the opportunity to review some shirts and give one away (but shhh, it's a secret!), so I chose Birthday Shotasaurus for me (you know I can't say no to alcohol...), and I let my boyfriend chose one from himself, which happened to be One Man Wolf Pack (quote from the movie Hangover). They are so soft and they fit perfectly!

Samples from MiN New York: I was contacted by Levi from MiN New York to try and review some of their products. I have never heard of this store before but I was curious to try their products, and so here is what I received:
  • samples of ProEnzyme Trio AntiAging Facial Cleanser 
  • samples of 1270 Eau de Parfum by Frapin (which retails at $150.00!!!)
  • Alvarez Gomez Agua de Colonia Soap 

Oster 12 Speed Glass Jar Blender from CSN Stores: I told you I needed a blender... and here it is! I already started using it to make my morning smoothies, and wow, I'm amazed! It blends and whips everything in a matter of seconds... I think I'm in love!

Pack of Dentyne Ice: Dentyne Canada is hosting a little game on Facebook, and they will send you a pack of gum if you take part in The Great Kissing Debate. Join the fun here!

T-shirt from TShirtPrinting.net: I was offered to review this cute shirt, and I decided that my boyfriend would be the model. What, he gets a free shirt after all! =P


  1. Nice goodies you got!
    I want to hear your 2 cents about the diva cup after you've testes it out! I'm curious too :)

    How cute is that t-shirt! :) such a prety color. Spring perfect!

    Only thing...now, I feel like having a smoothie! he he
    thanks for the post!

  2. I am interested in seeing how you feel about the glycolic kit.

    &I loveee my DivaCup!

  3. Lol j'avais jamais entendu parlé de menstrual cop!!! Tu me diras si ça marche, je me demande vraiment....

    Et les ombres à paupières que tu as reçues c'est mes préférés! J'en ai un comme ça, mais dans les couleurs de or plus et je l'adore!

  4. Thank you :) The birthday shotasaurus shirt is very cute! Haha. And so is the last t-shirt! You got so many packages this week!

  5. Those tee-shirts are cute! Lucky boyfriend there, is the wolfpack tee also his? I loved Hangover movie, heard there was a sequel coming! Love reading your blog =)

  6. @Macbella2 : Yes, I've been spoiled with week! The shirt is actually for my boyfriend (= I'll be sure to post about the DivaCup once I will have test it. I know a lot of people are curious about it, including me hehe!

    @Jennifer Leigh : The post about the glycolic kit should be up on Monday next week (= I'm glad you like the DivaCup, I'm excited to try it!

    @Geneviève: C'est surtout sur les blogs et sur Internet que ça en parle, c,est encore méconnu mais pourtant c,est pas mal la meilleure chose qu'une femme peut faire pour faire sa part pour l'environnement (et sauver énormément d'argent!). Mais de quelles ombres à paupières tu parles? Les eyeliners? Tu m'avais dit que t'aimais pas les eyeliners avec des brillants?

    @Amaris: Thanks, I love it, it fits perfectly! Yes I have totally spoiled this week, I got a package or more each day hehe!

  7. Gosh.. all this happening in just a week! you lucky girl.. =) The diva cup sounds cool but the whole idea of it just makes me uneasy x.x

  8. Wow you got some interesting freebies!
    I've never tried period cup, so let us know if it works.
    You reminded me that I am too in need of a blender. I have Strawberry lassi in a fridge that is in need of frothing up! LOL
    Have a great day!

  9. Great post! I have a diva cup, it takes some getting used to but after that its great :)

  10. Wow! this is HUGE! I so envy you right now! hehehe

    By the way, thank for visiting my blog. I followed you back.

    have a lovely day.

  11. O.O tu as recu beaucoup de samples de MIN new york! jai hate de voir les reviews! je nai jamais entendu aussi

  12. @Isabel: Well I go some of those packages Friday last week but I didn't included them in my last "Mail of the week" post as I'm usually at my boyfriend's place on Friday. But I did got a lot of packages this week (= But why would the DivaCup makes you uneasy? I can't wait to try it!

    @GlamourMe : I'll be sure to post about the DivaCup. And I'm in love with my blender!

    @sparkle-and-grey: I'm so excited to try the DivaCup! I'll be sure to post my thoughts on it (=

    @Hollie : Thanks for the follow =D

    @petitechouxx: C'est une boutique de produits fancy et très chers ahah!

  13. Hi Gaby! Oooo look at the pretty Marcelle products you got! You're so lucky to try out many of their products and some before they even hit the shelves :) The blush palette with the multi-colour strips looks very nice.
    That's actually my favourite gum - that specific peppermint Dentyne Ice gum.
    That's great that you got the blender you wanted from CSN! I'm glad its working well for you. The only thing I have issues with my blender is if I want to crush any kind of nuts like say crushed almonds so I can throw them on top of sundaes or something.....mine works but sometimes I have to tilt the blender a bit and such LOL
    I actually had to google what a menstrual cup is. Are you serious?! $40 for a menstrual cup?!!!! I might be still immature in this sense but it kind of turns me off to think about rinsing and disinfecting the cup to reuse it. I mean, it's reusable which is perhaps why it costs $40 usually....but I think I'm sticking with my tampons and pads for now. It'll be interesting to read your review on it.
    I haven't tried any glycolic peels before either. I have to be very careful with the skincare on my face because I have such sensitive skin. The last time I tried a pricey exfoliator was the Dr. Brandt one from Sephora and it killed my skin. OMG it was soooo bad after the first use and I was so gentle and didn't even exfoliate as long as suggested. I had to give it to both my sisters and well, they both loved it and raved about how smooth their skin felt. Ugh!! I hope yours works well for you :)

  14. great post :)
    loving the tops!! x

  15. This is totally off topic but just discovered your blog - it's awesome. Loving it! :)



  16. @Karen: I love everything I got from marcelle, especially the lipstick and the Cleansing Water. Can't wait to review them!

    I'm happy with my blender so far, it makes great smoothies, and it crushes ice very well. I haven't tried to crush nuts though.

    I don't hear a lot about mentrual cups either in "real life", but I got curious and did some researches on the blogosphere and I only found positive comments, so when I came accross this website that was selling the DivaCup at such an affordable price, I couldn't say no! I will be sure to review it.

    The daily exfoliator works well for me so far. Like you, I have to be super careful of what I put on my skin as it's super dry and prone to eczema, but this exfoliator doesn't have rough beads in it so it's very gentle.

    @..R May A..: Thanks! (=

    @Miss A: Aww thank you, I'm glad you like my blog =D

  17. Lots of goodies this week, Gaby! :]
    The Hangover is such a funny movie!! Let us know how the peel goes. xoxo!

  18. so much mail in one week!! and look at all those marcelle goodies!! :)

  19. wow those Marcelle products look amazing!! :)

  20. Always love your mail of the week! I need a blender as well :D

  21. @SiSi Sparkles: Yes, I'm pretty happy! I loved Hangovert oo, can't wait for the sequel! The review of the peel is now up (=

    @Jenny : Well I cheated a little, as some of those packages arrived last week but I was at my boyfriend's house, so I published the post anyway. But yes, that's a lot of packages! I love everything from Marcelle, they have never disappointed me so far!

    @Madiha : They are! Marcelle never disappoints (=

    @Moniek : I know right! I'm so happy!

    @DinaXYYan : I'm glad you like them! It seems they are very popular with my readers (= This blender is definitely awesome, especially for crushing ice.