fivezero's Annabelle haulage (April 2017)

Haulage! Annabelle (April 2017)

I don’t have a proper Throwback Thursday post for today, but I do have an Annabelle Cosmetics haul, which semi-counts as a retro thing for me!

For those who don’t know, Annabelle is a Canadian drugstore brand owned by Groupe Marcelle, based in Lacine, Québec, Canada. The same company owns:

  • Lise Watier (high end; acquired in 2016, making Groupe Marcelle the largest Canadian beauty company. I wonder if this is why Lise Watier haven’t been running their semi-annual clearance sales!)
  • Marcelle (L’Oréal-priced)
  • Annabelle (Maybelline-priced)
  • CW Beggs & Sons (a men’s skincare line launched in 2015, named for the man who originally founded Marcelle in Chicago in 1874—and here I thought Marcelle had always been Canadian! It turns out Marcelle entered the Canadian market in 1949, and became a Canadian company in 1973.)

Back in the olden days (though not so far back as 1973, ha!), I owned an Annabelle powder blush (very nice) and a couple of Annabelle eyeshadow singles. Gleam was one, a shimmery vanilla, and I think there was maybe a lavender, too. They were so nice for Canadian-made drugstore products, and depotted, they would fit into MAC palettes, as well.

I should dig up the blush and shadows to show you, but for now, I present my latest Annabelle haul! It’s a two-part haul, as I bought the mascara from Shoppers Drug Mart and the eyeshadows directly from Annabelle’s official site, when they ran a great deal at Easter: 40% off all eye makeup!

All prices are in CA$.

  • Big Show Waterproof Mascara in Black [$3.99 / reg. $9.95]
  • Eyeshadow Single in Brown Frost (Satin) [$3.57 / reg. $5.95]
  • Eyeshadow Single in Germanium (Chrome) [$5.37 / reg. $8.95]
  • Eyeshadow Single in Mulberry (Satin) [$3.57 / reg. $5.95]
  • Eyeshadow Single in Over the Taupe (Metallic) [$3.57 / reg. $5.95]
  • Eyeshadow Single in Rose Gold (Chrome)[$5.37 / reg. $8.95]
  • Skinny Palette in Summer Purple [$5.97 / reg. $9.95]

I tracked down the Big Show Waterproof Mascara (my nearby Shopper Drug Mart locations didn’t carry the waterproof Annabelle mascaras), thanks to a glowing review from Jodi (A Brash Attitude). I also have stick straight lashes, so I’m really looking forward to trying it! I got it on sale for CA$3.99.

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Haulage! Stash Matters’ Giveaway (2016)

Last month, one of my favorite beauty bloggers, Stash Matters, ran an amazing giveaway to mark her first blogiversary, and I was so lucky to be one of the winners!

Since we live in the same city, Stashy suggested we meet up, and earlier this week, we finally did for the first time! Neither one of us had done such a meetup before, so it was a new experience for us both.

I was a little nervous at first, but was immediately at ease upon meeting her for the first time—the meetup ended up being a lot of fun! I had my peanut with me, as well, and he took to Stashy instantly (a great sign, because I tell you he can sense evil!). We both chatted for a while and then had a leisurely stroll through the shiny new Saks that had just opened up downtown.

Of course, we did a little gift exchange, too, which is what this post is mostly about! I was only meant to receive five items from her giveaway, but of course, Stashy had to go and throw in some excellent extras, as well!

Here’s what I received, all delivered in a cute, reusable shopping tote:

  • adorable card with drawings of luxe handbags!
  • Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Cocoaloco
  • Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Eau de Toilette
  • Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Ultra Shea Body Cream
  • Clarins Pure & Radiant Mask with Pink Clay
  • C.O. Bigelow Supreme 2X Lip Shine in Spearmint
  • MAC Pro Longwear Eye Shadow Pro Palette Refill in Uninterrupted
  • Nicole by OPI Oil to Go Cuticle Oil
  • Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12HR Wear in Tiramisu
  • Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick Mini in RS612 Gilded Wine
  • Smashbox Blush Brush #16

haulage from Stash Matters' giveaway, greeting card
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