March 25, 2011

Mail of the Week (March 21 - 25)

My prize from Delicate Hummingbird's giveaway: I'm excited to have won this giveaway because we don't have Catrice here, and I love dark nail polishes like these. Here's what I got:

  • Catrice Cosmetics Nail Polish in 490 Iron Mermaiden (multichrome pearl green/purple)
  • Catrice Cosmetics Nail Polish in 430 Purplelized (charcoal purple with multicolour shimmer/sparkles and slight holographic effect)
  • Catrice Cosmetics Nail Polish in 440 I Wear My Sunglasses At Night (greenish black with pink&green glitter)

  • Archetype Cosmetics Mineral Pigment Eyeshadow sample in St. Elmo's Fire (the base color is a subtle warmer purplish plummy shade, muted and greyed a bit and hinting towards taupy brown around the edges; there is a quirky iridescent sheen to it, silvery/green/sortapink. Green sparkle)
  • Archetype Cosmetics Mineral Pigment Eyeshadow sample in  Savage Garden (very subtle bluish greypurple color with an overlay of blue-turquoise iridescence over the top- tip to the side, and it flashes to pink purple. Orchid sparkle.)
  • Archetype Cosmetics Mineral Pigment Eyeshadow sample in Turquoise Serpent (warm golden brown with turquoise sparkle)

Thank you so much! Can't wait to change my nail polish (currently wearing Revlon Minted)

TRESemmé Naturals Shampoo and Conditioner samples and coupons: I honestly have no idea where this comes from. I've searched the net and found nothing, and my name wasn't on it so maybe they are free samples that everyone has gotten?

SilkPerfect Pillowcase: I've been sent this silk pillowcase to review and I'm super happy because I've wanted to try one ever since I first heard about these! Not to mention that silk pillowcases are not easy to find everywhere.

Grey Winter Leggings from eBay: I know they look blue but it was because of the sun, they are actually a dark grey. I wanted another pair of winter leggings as I've been wearing the same pair a little too much lately, and I didn't want to get another black pair, so I opted for dark grey. They are very soft and warm, and super comfy. I got them for $7.00 here. I ordered them on February 25, they were marked as shipped on February 27 and I finally received them on March 23. It took around a month, but they were coming from China, so I guess I can't blame the seller.

Nivea samples: These weren't addressed to me or someone in the house so I guess they were free samples that everyone has gotten. I'm never tempted to buy Nivea products as I find them a little too much pricey, so I'm glad I can give them a try for free. I received:

  • Harmony Time Shower Cream
  • Express Hydration Body Lotion

Products from Pari Beauty to review: I have never heard of this brand before so I jumped at the chance to try some of their products to review. Here's what I was sent:

  • Transforming Eye Gel
  • Mineral Perfection in 51 Ivory
  • Mineral Stardust in 31


    1. I just know I should be sleeping on a silk pillow case, and they are tough to find. Will be excited to hear your thoughts on this one!

    2. Hooray for TRESemme coupons in the mail! I could always use a few of those in my purse.

      Have a fun weekend!
      Lauren from ChickAdvisor

    3. You got some nice mail! That is a cute idea to do a "mail of the week" post! This was a good mail week for me too! :) xoxo!

    4. Loving the Catrice Nail Polish in Iron Mermaiden, I think it would be really good to get the space nails look :)

    5. The Catrice Iron Mermaiden looks amazing! Can't wait to see it swatched :D

    6. Congrats on the giveaway win! The glittery purple color in the middle is really pretty! Can't wait to see what your thoughts are on the silk pillowcase - I hear they reduce frizz in your hair.

    7. Have you tried ebay? If yo look at the smaller sized ones, the shipping probably wont be so high :) xx

    8. The Catrice nail polishes are just amazing !!!

    9. Thanks for the comment on my blog! :) They really do look so delicious in their tube...I keep thinking they're smoothies waiting to be eaten ahh!

      Those nail polish shades are gorrrrgeous. Dark nails are really beautiful and elegant.

    10. I love that nail polish color Iron Mermaiden!


    11. Les legging doivent trop être confortable !! Pour l'hiver ça doit vraiment bien faire !

    12. Love the polishes! :)

      I only had one GOSH polish and I found it lasted really well!


    13. sooooo many nice stuff you got this week gaby! those nail polishes look lovely! =)

    14. @Tracy D : You are right, I couldn't find one in my area so I jumped at the opportunity to try this one. It's soooo silky and comfy!

      @The Girlie Blog: Can't weait to try them!

      @Lauren : Who doesn't love coupons? (=

      @Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty): Cheers for mail! It always make me so happy yo open the door to find an unexpected package (=

      @Carla @Bailey @Miranda : Can't wait to try it, it looks so pretty!

      @Rinny : Thanks! I've started sleeping on the pillowcase and it's so silky and comfy, I love it! I'll be sure to let you know my thoughts (=

      @bettzy93 @Jennifer : Thanks!

      @dazzlelight91: Yes I keep looking on eBay but they are so overpriced, and I really want the big ones. Too bad!

      @BEAUTY MAKEUP @Amyboo : I can't wait for my Revlon Minted to chip to try them LOL!

      @Chloé : Oui je suis super contente d'en avoir trouvé des chauds et confortables. Je déteste avoir à me battre avec mes jeans pour qu'ils rentrent dans mes bottes comme il faut ahah! Et il n'y a tellement rien de plus confortable que des leggings!

      @.x.Sarah.x. : I haven't tried GOSH nail polishes, maybe I should?

      @sugar sugar: Thanks (=

    15. wow mais c'est toi qui a fait des bonnes affaires , le vernis catrice je ne connais pas le numéro 490 est super et pourquoi pas un review sur ca .
      mais sinon je n ai jamais entendu parler de la marque Pari , je vais faire des recherches car je prépare un dossier sur le maquillage minérale .

    16. congrats on winning!

      i would definitely trim my hair when i get to the states. getting a trim is just so expensive! here its super cheap. i should get my last professional haircut here before i leave haha thanks so much for leaving a comment. it means a lot to me!

    17. Hi Gaby! Is it sad that I get excited about what you get in the mail? Haha! Anyhoo, great post as always!

      Kisses, Melanie

    18. i like the one to the left the best in the nail colors...


      follow if u like what u see?


    19. @beauty combat : J'ai bien hâte d'essayer ce vernis! Je ne connaissais pas cette marque non plus avant, mais j'en entends de plus en plus parler ces temps-ci. Je ne connaissais pas les produits Pari non plus, mais je suis impressionnée! J'ai bien hâte de lire ton post sur le maquillage minéral (=

      @miemiemie: Thanks! I hate to go to the hairdresser only for a trim, that's why I wanted to learn how to do it myself. Here, the cheapest haircut you can get is around $14, and yes, even if it's only for a trim! Same for bangs.

      @Aly : Absolutely! =D

      @Beauty meets Kawaii : No, I don't think it's sad LOL! Haul posts are my favorite to read, that's why I enjoy posting my mail hauls. Glad you liked it Melanie (=

      @Prutha: I love it too! Can't wait to try it!

    20. Ooo the Archetype cosmetics pigments look very nice. And the Catrice nail polishes look very lovely as well! Congratulations on winning the giveaway :)
      The silk pillow cover looks like a nice thing to try - I heard it might prevent wrinkles too?! But I guess wrinkles come with age so hard to say...but hopefully it's comfortable :)

    21. The Catrice polishes look nice...hope you do swatches!

    22. @Karen Law : The pigments are AWESOME! I'll be sure to write a post about them. Hopefully I'll be able to take good pictures, they are sooo pretty! I'm very happy with the silk pillowcase so far, it's very soft and I don't know if it's just me, but my face actually feels less dry.

      @Tamara--MochaMishMash: I'll be sure to post about them hun!