I’m on a makeup low-buy, but this haul still stays within my month’s fun budget! It may look like a lot of product, but it was all on clearance and I ordered it from a site that’s very new to me.
A quick Googling of “toronto discount cosmetics” (I was trying to find out about a makeup warehouse I’d visited well over ten years ago) brought me to SaleEvent.ca (not affiliated), a local beauty warehouse that sells some of their products online. I figuratively jumped out of my seat with glee!
SaleEvent.ca has actual warehouse locations in Toronto, the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and Ottawa, but as I am without a car, I rarely venture off the subway line. Incidentally, I don’t think this was the same warehouse company I visited all those years ago: that store was downtown.
An additional visit to their Facebook page convinced me that that the site was legit, so I placed my first order. They offer free Canadian shipping on orders of $49+, and free US shipping on orders of $75+.
I browsed most of their online offerings, but obviously spent most of my time in the nail polish section! Most prices are decent, with a small selection of OPIs for $5, myriad Revlons for $3 (a good sale price at regular drugstores), a few magnetic Essies for $4 (which I’ve seen at Dollarama for $3), and Sinful Colors for $2.50 (which I’ve seen at No Frills for $2). I don’t know whether the online prices are a bit higher than the in-store prices, but it wouldn’t surprise me if that was the case: after all, somebody’s gotta do extra work to send me my stuff with free shipping!
I threw some OPIs (all from the 2013 San Francisco collection, of which I previously owned none), Revlon polishes, and a Milani lipstick I’ve been lemming (yay!) into my cart and hit submit. This was late on Thursday night, when I was obviously avoiding work by catching up on Empire and checking out discount makeup online.
SaleEvent.ca proceeded to pleasantly surprise me by shipping my order on Friday afternoon and emailing me a Canada Post tracking number. I received the parcel yesterday, did a skippy dance, and this morning I took some shots and wrote up this post!
What I Received
- MILANI Color Statement Lipstick in Chocolate Berries [$4]
- OPI Nail Lacquer in Dining Al Frisco [$5]
- OPI Nail Lacquer in Peace & Love & OPI [$5]
- OPI Nail Lacquer in Muir Muir On the Wall [$5]
- OPI Nail Lacquer in Keeping Suzi at Bay [$5]
- OPI Nail Lacquer in I Knead Sour-Dough [$5]
- OPI Nail Lacquer in In the Cable Car-Pool Lane [$5]
- REVLON Chroma Chameleon Nail Enamel in Rose Gold [$3]
- REVLON File ‘n Peel [$0]
- REVLON Nail Enamel in Gwen’s Crush (Spider-Man) [$3]
- REVLON Nail Enamel in Super-Powered (Spider-Man) [$3]
- REVLON Nearly Naked Foundation in Nude [2/$10]
Overall, I am really happy with my first shopping experience with SaleEvent.ca, and the products all look in great shape! The lipstick case is sealed, the polishes aren’t leaky or dried up, and everything is clean. My items were packaged well, and the company kept me updated via email during every step of the order process. If they update and hopefully expand their nail polish inventory, I’d definitely place more orders!
Have you ever shopped at SaleEvent.ca before, online or in-store? Are there any similar Canadian sites or stores that you like? Inquiring minds wanna know!