June 03, 2011

Mail of the Week (May 30 - June 3)

My prize from Natalie's giveaway: The prize was Sigma 12 Brush Kit Make Me Classy in Black. I still can't believe I won her giveaway out of 430 entries (not to mention she has 2600+ followers!) I thought my prize would never come as I won back in April (around the 10th), so I contacted Sigma about this and they told me they had never shipped it LOL. It was finally shipped on May 18 and I got it on June 2. Yey! =D

Here's what the kit includes:

  • Eyeliner - E05 - An extra-fine tipped synthetic fiber brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes.  
  • Pencil - E30 - Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles. 
  • Tapered Blending - E40 - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.  
  • Eye Shading - E55 - Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles. 
  • Large Shader - E60 - Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. It also works great with loose eye shadows or pigments. Can be used to apply color all over the lid or precisely on the lash line. Natural bristles. 
  • Small Angle - E65 - Essential for the application of gel or cream eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. This brush is also excellent for filling out the eyebrows. Synthetic bristles. 
  • Medium Angled Shading - E70 - Angled, tapered, flat top. Ideal to apply highlight shades underneath the eyebrow and on the inner corners. It can also be used for a precise application of darker shades on the crease area. Natural bristles. 
  • Large Powder - F30 - Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.  
  • Large Angled Contour - F40 - The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles
  • Duo Fibre - F50 - Specially designed to generate an ‘airbrushed’ finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles. 
  • Foundation - F60 - Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. It is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles. 
  • Concealer - F70 - The rounded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application in small areas. Synthetic bristles.

That is amazing! Who needs more brushes after that? Thank you so much Natalie! =D

Crystal Light samples: If you like Crystal Light Canada Facebook page, you will be able to request 3 free samples (just click on the "Free Samples" tab on the left). I got the following flavours:

  • Strawberry Orange Banana
  • Lemon-Lime
  • Raspberry Ice

Elemis FreshSkin Discovery Kit: In May, I had the chance to try some of Elemis FreshSkin products, but now they have sent me some more! Here's what the Discovery Kit includes:

  • Dreamy Sleep Night-Time Moisturiser / 15ml: Intensely hydrating night time moisturizer improves skin vitality and radiance whilst you sleep.
  • Skin Glow Exfoliating Face Wash / 25ml: With a deep pore cleansing action, this exfoliating facial wash gently polishes and helps refine skin texture for an instant glow.
  • Softly Softly Daily Moisturiser / 15ml: Breathe life into your skin with this light and non-greasy daily moisturizer that soothes and softens.
  • Peachy Perfect Gentle Face Wash / 30ml: Leave your skin beautifully glowing and soft to the touch!
  • Deep Clean Purifying Facial Mask Purifying Face Mask / 3 Sachets: This blend of natural clays, goji berry extract and frankincense oil help to draw out impurities.

Coupon for a free Nesquik Less Sugar Flavoured Milk Beverage: You can still request your free coupon here. If they have exceeded their amount of coupons per day, try the next day.

July issue of Cosmopolitan: Gorgeous Rihanna and her amazing hair on the cover (:

July issue of Glamour: I'm so happy to see Blake on the cover, although I don't know if it's just me but something looks strange with her face... too much Photoshop maybe?

♥ Save The World - Swedish House Mafia (is it wrong that this song actually makes me sad?)


  1. yay for the sigma brush set, i really want one of those. and yeah, i was supposed to get my sigma affiliate gift from them, but they haven't shipped it yet, i don't think D:

  2. Chanceuse t'as gagné des pinceaux ! J'pense qu'il serait bientôt temps que je m'en achète des Sigma ! :)

  3. j'ai gagnée pour la premiere fois un prix et devines quoi un greve chez post canada , ca tombe toujours sur moi aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  4. wow, t vraiment chanceuse de gagner bcp de giveaways :)

  5. That Sigma brush set is amazing - you lucky girl! x

  6. Wow! I can't believe they never sent them until now! Well, at least you did finally receive them!

    I'm so happy you like the brushes! They really are my favorite brushes. I especially love the large powder brush. It's really different than any other powder brush I own.. perfect for a dusting of setting powder.

    Anyway, enjoy!



  7. your brush set is amazing =]


  8. Those Sigma brushes look lovely! You always get the best mail

  9. Those brushes look amazing. Hopefully I'll win a set myself one day :) Congrats

  10. Those brushes look amazing. Hopefully I'll win a set myself one day :) Congrats

  11. I agree. They photoshopped Blake's face a little too much. It really doesn't look like her :(

  12. I am Swedish and I have never heard of that group. The song is a bit sad, I agree...

  13. Awesome win with the Sigma brushes!

  14. J'ADORE cristale léger :) hihi

  15. I love your mail of the week posts!

  16. WOW! congrats!! you're so lucky!!!

  17. I have a little Sigma giveaway on my blog right now... check it out if you would like :)


    You get awesome mail! I wish I got mail as cool as yours :)

  18. congratulations on winning the sigma set! (: you got a lot of free things! :D & i agree that blake looks a little different on the cover.. hmmmm~

  19. ooo des brushes de sigma!! chanceuse =D

  20. That brush kit is amazing, you're very lucky, congratulations on winning:) That song makes me kind of sad as well. much love!<3

  21. I'm so nosy, just peeked in to see whatcha got in the mail ^.^

    You are so lucky dear:]

  22. @christine : What I like the most about this set is the container LOL! So handy! Yes I've been a little disappointed with their shipping time too, but hey, can't complain since it's free! What are you supposed to receive?

    @Chloé: ...ou tu pourrais simplement devenir une affiliée et en recevoir gratuitement en ne faisant absolument rien ahah!

    @beauty combat: T'es pas sérieuse?! Qu'est-ce que t'as gagné? Et la grève de Poste Canada, c'est déjà commencé? Mais c'est pas à Winnipeg que ça commence?

    @PinkCupCake: Oui mais je participe à beaucoup de giveaways, faut dire!

    @xXxStundonxXx @NANCYXO @Vintage Makeup @Jennifer Leigh @ Chiara @mimi : I know, I'm soooo happy! I'm never buying a single other brush again LOL!

    @Natalie: Well I'm not sure if it got lost in the mail or if they really never shipped it (their email answer wasn't really clear) but once again, they provided an amazing customer service and shipped the kit the day I contacted them. And you are rightm I love them, especially the container, I've never seen something like that before! Thank you so much again Natalie!!!

    @MaviDeniz : They truly are amazing, especially the container ahah! Keep trying, you'll win one of these day, I tell you! Never thought I would win a single thing in my life... and look at that!

    @Monica : She is soooo naturally pretty, she doesn't need Photoshop at all! It bugs me ):

    @Ninni: I don't know if they are really Swedish, it's my boyfriend who made me listen to that song, I didn't know that band. I don't know why it makes me sad though, strange z=

    @Valérie :) : Moi aussi! Je ne survis pas à l'école ou l'été dehors sans ça ahah!

    @ Tracy D: Aww thanks Tracy, I'm so glad you like them!

    @Beauty By Rosh x: Oh yes, it's for the blending brush if I remember well? Thanks, but I'll let the chance to someone else, I think I have enough Sigma brushes for now (:

    @petitechouxx: Je sais! Je suis tellement contente! C'est LE kit Sigma à avoir! =D

    @Beautychokes : Thanks! I'm super happy! And I don't know what's with the song, it's weird...

    @SiSi Sparkles : Ahahah it's OK hun, that's why I make such posts (:

  23. Merci beaucoup Gaby , j'était au courant j'ai fait ma demande mais je n'ai pas encore eu de nouvelles donc j'attend ... :)


  24. congrats! I need to buy the sigma brushes ugh

  25. great set of brushes! you're one lucky girl! great post!
    Following you!


  26. Hi Gaby,

    Thanks for putting my giveaway in your sidebar. Don't want to sound cheeky put could you possibly correct my name to 'Holly' please.

    Thank you, and good luck =)

    Miss Fashion Beauty

  27. oooo make me jealous! lol, those brushes look so amazing! I will honestly have to buy them soon! congrats on winning =)
    Wow all of those Elemis products looks amazing just by the packaging! Hope you like them! luv this post, lots of fun stuff to use!

  28. thats awesome! congrats on winning the brush set! i really want one :( hahah

  29. I've been wanting that brush kitt for age but I'm never 100% sure I want to spend that much!! x

  30. Congratulations on the Sigma Brush set you won Gaby :) Absolutely, I think you're set for brushes now! And I heard how Sigma makes such good quality brushes too.
    Wow you're lucky to be able to try out more Elemis face care products! The Purifying Face Mask and Night-Time Moisturizer sounds great. I love a good mask and a great overnight moisturizer.
    Rihanna's hair looks amazing! Gosh, I see some models (esp in those Pantene or Garnier ads) and I wonder if they're wearing hair extensions. Seriously! They're hair looks too perfect. Like how models wear false lashes for mascara ads....
    Yeah, I don't think that's a great shot of Blake Lively on the cover of Glamour. Her chin/jawline looks sooooo long here. It's not flattering. She's really beautiful though and the other pictures inside look great.

  31. @Chloé : Oui ça peut être long car j'imagine qu'il doit y avoir des tonnes de demandes

    @For The Fierce: They are definitely amazing!

    @dina vanessa mercado : Thank you!

    @Holly : OMG, I'm so sorry Holly! It's corrected (:

    @TEA aka MonsterGirl: They are great! Or you would try to win them through giveaways hehe! I quite like the previous Elemis products I got to try so I'm sure these ones won't disappoint (:

    @Donna ♥ Baby : Thank you! I'm super happy!

    @Radiant.MakeUp: I agree, it can get pretty expensive. Are you an affiliate?

    @ Karen Law : I definitely don't feel the need to go and buy some more LOL! I quite like the previous Elemis products I got to try so I'm sure these ones won't disappoint (: Oh yes I agree with you on the models' hair, I'm jealous! I don,t understand how Rihanna do to keep her hair looking do bright... but if you look closer, her hair actually looks very damaged (especially on the cover of her latest album).