November 13, 2012

Shopping | Clarins 2012 Fall Warehouse Sale

To be honest, I have never really cared about Clarins or any of the brands featured at their warehouse sale (Anna Sui, Pür Minerals, KIBIO, ROXY, etc) except NUXE but I was mostly happy with my last year's purchases and my mother and I enjoyed this time spent together so we decided to have a look again this year, since we were both free from work Friday (the sale was on November 9 and 10).

We were thankful to not have to wait too long before entering the Clarins building because it was cold and windy outside! Of course, inside, it was crowded - I am talking crazy ladies trying to make their way to the various stands with their handbag the size of an elephant - that I almost instantly gave up! I let my mother hadvea peek at the different products that did not interest me and I headed for the self tanners stand.

I can't say I was 100% happy with the previous Clarins self tanners I have tried but I figured out I had nothing to lose by trying one that a lovely lady at the sale recommended for my pale skin - the Delicious Self Tanning Cream ($14 instead of $42). This instant self tanner is said to smell like cocoa and to have a tinted caramel colour for easy application. Enriched with aloe vera, it is supposed to be moisturizing and to infuse the skin with a natural-looking golden glow.

While I was at the Clarins self tanners stand, I decided to have a look at their sunscreens - a girl always need sunscreen, right? - and the same very helpful lady recommended the Sunscreen Care Oil-Free Lotion Spray SPF 15 ($14 instead of $32)  as she said she sunbathed on her boat all summer long and she never got a single sunburn - wow! I have never used a spray sunscreen before so I am very curious to test it.

Then I headed for the NUXE stand and I almost imediately found what I was looking for - one of the best lipbalm I have ever used, Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm ($9 instead of $19.50), even though my current pot is barely touched because I was too afraid of running out - silly, I know, but if you had constantly chapped and eczema-prone lips like mine, you would understand!

Last year, my mother bought three jars of  Rêve de Miel Ultra-Comfortable Face Cream ($20 instead of $40) and I absolutely fell in love with its thick and buttery texture that melts when in contact with the skin - exactly what I am looking for in a night cream! Now I know NUXE has an Ultra-Comfortable Face Cream for day and another for night, but mine is simply not labelled - I plan to use it at night anyway, as I am almost out of my beloved KORRES Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Night Cream, which is really similar in texture.

The last thing I bought is NUXE Micellar Cleansing Water with 3 Roses and Green Tea ($10 instead of $23.50) because since I have discovered Marcelle Essentials Purity Soothing Cleansing Water, I am absolutely sold on cleansing water, and at $10, I simply could not pass up this one!

Please let me know if there is something you would like me to review!


  1. Supers achats! Je n'étais pas du tout au courant de cette vente, sinon j'y aurais définitivement fait un tour! J'aurais adoré me procurer le baume Rêve de Miel en pot, parce que le baume en "bâton" que j'avais acheté en France est un produit très différent, effectivement.

  2. Beaux achats ! La gamme Rêve de Miel de Nuxe pique ma curiosité depuis un bout de temps, mais je ne l'ai jamais essayée. J'ai essayé de sentir la crème pour le corps à la vente d'entrepôt, mais elle était périmée et sentait mauvais. Personnellement, j'adore la gamme Nuxe Body ! Je me suis procuré le lait et la crème pour le corps, et d'autres items. Si tu veux jeter un coup d'oeil à mon haul, j'ai fait un billet hier sur le sujet. :)

  3. Nice!! Oh, I would have picked up 10 of those lip balms! It's my favourite too!

  4. Handbag the size of an elephant ; lol. I love what you bought! :) make sure to review the cleansing water please :)

  5. I've wanted to try the Nuxe lipbalm for ages, I suffer from eczema too and my lips really don't like the cold winter months. x

  6. I am SO jealous of you for getting the NUXE lip balm! I've wanted one for AAAAAAAAGES! We don't get Nuxe in Ohio, & all the ones online are so expensive!

  7. Sounds like some really great bargains. I love sales! XOXO

  8. I started using the NUXE lip balm on Saturday and ... WOW... I think I have found *the* lip balm for me. At $9, I think I would have purchased at least 3! How did you resist the temptation to buy more than one?

    You're a lucky duck. :)

  9. All these products look lovely!! :) x

  10. Awesome pics!! I love your blog! I'm your newest follower! :)