Currently Playing [林峰 – 赤地轉機]
Brands: Lancome, Biotherm, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Cacharel, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L’Oreal Professional, Redken, Matrix, L’Oreal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline
Date: September 17 – October 9, 2011
Time: Sat – 9am to 5pm, Sun – 10am to 5pm, Wed to Friday – 12pm to 8pm
Location: 342 Wildcat Rd, Toronto (Near York University)
Tickets: Unfortunately, it’s a ticket only event. So ask around to see if any of your friends have tickets available or spaces left over! Or you can try purchasing them online on Kijiji. (Thank you Joyce for providing me with a ticket!) 1 ticket is valid for 2 people for 2 visits.
Wow! Can you believe the line-up at 8am?! Joyce and I both couldn’t believe that people actually had blankets and tents! I think some people actually waited in line for a really long time! It’s a good thing that we arrived an hour prior to the opening or else we would have waited for more than an hour! Joyce told me that last time when she arrived at 9am, she had to wait 2 hours before she could finally get in. So take my advice, GO EARLY!
This is the inside of the warehouse. (No photos are allowed inside, so I had to sneak this one with my phone while I was lining up to pay) It’s a very, very small warehouse in comparison to MAC sale. Thus, they can only allow a certain amount of people into the sale at a time. It’s also not as aggressive as the MAC sale, thus, you feel less tense about everything. Here are some of the prices that I remember for this year:
-Lancome, Biotherm, Vichy, La Roche Posay was about 50% off from retail price.
-Lancome quads are $20 and liquid foundation $25. They also have Juicy tubes, powder foundation and blush!
-Shu Uemura is available as well! I believe they had their Holiday-Christmas collection 2010 with Aya Takano but the eyeshadow palette was over $40, which I think it’s not extremely worth it.
-Maybelline lipsticks $2.75, I was so tempted to get another backup of Pink Please
-Drugstore brands (Maybelline, L’oreal) are cheap! They range anything from $1.25-$4.25. They do have tons of shades and colours available as well. You can get anything from eyeshadow to lipstick to blushes to foundations! They have a huge variety!
-Mascaras (Voluminous, Telescopic, XXL, Falsies, Volume Express One By One, Lash Stiletto, Colossal)are available as well and they are around $3-4
-TONS of perfume and colonge gift sets that range from $28-$90 depending on the brand. I did notice a few YSL gift sets as well.
-Garnier hair products (Shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and etc) all for $2
-Box hair dyes! L’oreal around $6 and Garnier around $3
A quick glimpse of what I bought. I actually didn’t pick up any of the drugstore products because I thought I would save on those and buy more of the Lancome stuff instead. I have tons of drugstore makeup already, so I might as well save it!
1. Garnier hair dye – $3.50 each
2. Garnier leave-in conditioner for damaged and dry hair – $2.00
3. Ralph Lauren cologne set (birthday gift for my friend) – $28.25
4. Vichy Normaderm Triple Action Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion and Purifying Cleansing Gel box set – $18.00
5. Lancome TEINT IDOLE ULTRA foundation – $24.25
6. Lancome eyeshadow palettes – $20.00 each
7. Lancome Hypnose Mascara set – $15.75
Overall, I’m very, very happy with my purchases. All the Lancome makeup are at 50% off the original price, which makes me smile a little! *Sigh* I have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much stuff to review! I really need to work harder on my reviews! I’m seriously like a few months before with some reviews! //whack//