August 12, 2011

Mail of the Week (August 8 - 12)

Marcelle and Annabelle products to review: I've been spoiled once again by the lovely Isabelle from Groupe Marcelle (thank you so much!). This lady sure knows how to please me! Here's what she kindly sent me:

  • Marcelle Hydra-C Radiance Energizing Hydrating Gel
  • Marcelle Hydra-C Radiance Perfect Fusion Make-Up in Ivory
  • Marcelle Lux Eye Dust in Bronze Millionaire
  • Marcelle Lux Eye Dust in Supersonic
  • Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Blue Lagoon
  • Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Imaginary Mauve
  • Annabelle Studio Smudge Paint in Tar
  • Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Grapeful
  • Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Cocoaloco
  • Annabelle Studio 4SHOW Eyeshadow in Eye-Candy

I'll be sure to let you know what I think of all of these products - I'm especially excited about the Smudge Paint and the Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencils!

Karmin G3 Salon Pro Professional 100% Pure Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron: I was absolutely amazed to win Sarah's giveaway as I was in the need for a new flat iron  because a) I've had my current one since high school and b) my mother has started to "steal" mine everyday and it annoyes me quite a bit to be honest! Here's the description of the Karmin G3 Salon Pro from HairTools.ca:
With New Advanced 100% Pure Tourmaline Ceramic Plates. The first iron with this advanced technology. These new plates allow your hair to slide through the plates without catching or pulling on your hair. plus the results are amazing.

  • 360 swivel cord so you can easily manuever around without the cord tangling
  • Variable temperture control up to 450Fwhich 
  • Allows you to select the perfect tempurtare based on the hair type. If you have thick or curly hair you need an styling iron that reaches 450f.
  • Professional high grade heating element that allows the iron to heat up quickly and to be used continuously without burning out during your styling.
  • Dual voltage so you can bring your iron to other countries. great for traveling
  • Slim handle design, no more bulky handles that make it hard to hold, with the slim handle it fits perfectly in your hands and is light to use.
  • Curved plates that allow you to not only straighten your hair but you can also curl and style your hair in so many other ways. Thats why we call it a styling iron not a flat iron.
  • 3 year warranty so you can rest assured that you new investment will last. if you have any problems just contact us and we will send you a replacement free of charge with no questions asked. 

I don't think I could have asked for a better flat iron (not to mention that it's hot pink)! Thank you so much for this amazing prize Sarah!

Veet EasyGrip Ready-To-Use Wax Strips sample kit: Veet were giving away this kit on their website some times ago. Don't want to miss another cool offer? Be sure to follow me on Twitter and "like" my Facebook page!

Sigma F45 Buffer Brush: Just like the majority of beauty bloggers out there, I'm part of Sigma Beauty Affiliate Program. Of course, the best part of being an affiliate is their awesome incentive program - which is way less awesome now that it has been updated, in my opinion. Previously Sigma provided complimentary products for all affiliates, regardless of their number of followers, subscribers or fans. However, this was a promotional period for the program that has now come to an end, which is very sad because now you have to have at least 1000 blog followers (or 5000 YouTube subscribers) to be able to redeem a complimentary product - not to mention that I personally think the products are way less interesting (I was aiming for the Synthetic Face Kit but it looks like I will have to do with the Cleansing & Polishing Tool). You can have a look at the new categories here. Anyway, it's just my opinion - I'm not complaining because I was lucky enough to have the chance to receive a complimentary Travel Kit in the past and now this Buffer Brush.

Now it's time to announce the winner of my Veet giveaway...

Taygan! Congrats!

Don't worry if you didn't win this time, my Sebastian Professional giveaway is open until Saturday at midnight!

♥Rain over Me - Pitbull ft. Mark Anthony


  1. ooh, I like the hair straightener! I need a new one. I dropped my CHI on the floor wayyyyyyy too many times.

  2. You receive the most awesome products in your mailbox!!! cannot wait for the review .congrats winner :)

  3. I absolutely this song Rain over Me - Pitbull ft. Mark Anthony esp the marc Anthony part. I am so glad that you finally got the flat iron :D

  4. grats to the winner ^^

    Can I invite you to join my GIVEAWAY-Korean BB creams , thank you ^^

  5. Lotsa goodies to review for you! :)

    Re: Sigma - The new rules are super challenging. And I also had my eyes set on the three HD brushes. :(

  6. gaby. i did not just start dancing around the room to that song :) x

  7. @Sarah Ali / Glossicious : I was sooooo excited when I saw it! I was jumping everywhere in the house LOL - not to mention that I was totally NOT expecting it to be hot pink! It's just gorgeous! Thank you sooooo much again Sarah!

    @Pammy : It's a little disappointing because I don't really care about this Cleansing & Polishing Tool because I have dry skin and eczema on my face, and I would be scared to trigger eczema flare-ups x=

    @Lucy : Ahahah that is totally understandable Lucy!

  8. Woww all the things look amazing!!!!

  9. I've very disappointed with Sigma changing their affiliate rules as it has alienated a lot of their fans and affiliates. It's going to be a while until I reach 1000 followers so I've decided not to be an affiliate anymore!

  10. Lots of cool stuff there! Looking forward to your Marcelle reviews!
    I'm also disappointed with Sigma. I'm not sure I'll continue being an affiliate now.

  11. Congrats winner! & I wish I got as much mail as you do! :)

  12. @Cherry @Tracy : Glad to see I'm not the only one who is disappointed! I'm a little mad because they never said it was a "promotional period" and I feel fooled! I know I shouldn't complain but you know, I just wanted to share my opinion. I will continue to be an affiliate for now and we'll see how it goes.

  13. I won the same flat iron in a giveaway too! It is indeed awesome :)

  14. That pink iron looks so cute!! I wonder how many people will stop being Sigma affiliates now. I don't think the numbers are crazy, but it's a little unreasonable for bloggers who are just starting out, IMO.

  15. Lovely mails you've received! Looking forward to your upcoming reviews on some of these. ^^

    Oh I know...I'm disappointed on how the Sigma Beauty Incentive Program has changed too...=/

  16. wow lovely loot! i always love all your items!
    you always made me want to have those..
    you lucky girl!
    loveyah gaby!

  17. Congrats to the winner!

    And I'm curious of the Marcelle and Annabelle products you received. (I'd like to know if the Marcelle Hydra-C Radiance Energizing Hydrating Gel is really a gel. It looks more like a light cream/lotion in the jar... comme tous les autres produits de la gamme en fait...)

    pis le fer plat est bin beau, j'espère qu'il sera à la hauteur niveau performance!

  18. @ Erica : Yey! Congrats!

    @Cocovanilla : Hmmm en fait je dirais comme toi que c'est plutôt comme une crème onctueuse mais très légère à la fois, mais pas vraiment un gel, ou alors, un gel très épais! C'est spécial comme texture, j'aime bien jusqu'à date, mais je ne l'ai utilisé qu'une seule fois pour l'instant.

  19. Congrats to the winner!!
    I gave your blog an award hun!! Please check it out :)

  20. It sure was nice of Donna to get me the trio. :) A lot of Wet n Wild, mainly limited edition stuff, is quite a rare find in my area too. Wish stores would carry them here and in your area too.

    Congratulations on winning the flat iron. I like that it's hot pink. It also looks like it will work really well and that it'll last you a long time.

    The other packages look awesome too. I keep staring at the Annabelle eyeshadow. Another I wish the US would carry. The 4show quad has bright and pretty colors. :)

  21. I was going to join the sigma affiliate programe but put it off and now they've increased the numbero of followers you need to 1000 which is a shame really.. gorgeous things though!! x

  22. Oh my gosh you're letter box must be happier than mine, I just get takeaway leaflets!

  23. Oooo, lucky girl! Look at all these nice things. I definitely need a new straightener too...this one looks great!