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! Boxing Day 2016

Happy Boxing Day!

Sephora is holding a sale, as usual, with a small selection of products marked down to C$15 each.

I hauled (with 8% cashback from eBates.ca†):
fivezero's Sephora Boxing Day 2016 haulage, order

  • philosophy Purity Made Simple (12 oz), C$15
  • tarte Pretty Posse (Tipsy blush and Golden Pink lipstick), C$15
  • Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set (eyeshadows [Vanilla, Flamingo, Russet, Totally Nude, Amethyst, Dark Cocoa: 2.95g each], contour [Contour, Bronze, Highlight; 4.14g each], lipstick [Cognac, Pretty Social, Inspiration, First Time Matte, Jam On It Matte, Bing Matte; 2.4g each]), C$21
  • Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer (15 mL deluxe sample, freebie)
  • Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base (sample, freebie)
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer (sample includes 4 shades, freebie)
  • Sephora 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation (sample includes 3 shades, freebie)

I’m running low on my 8 oz bottle of Purity (which has lasted me forever), so I’m stoked to get a 50% bigger bottle for so cheap!

I also picked up a few nail polishes by Sally Hansen (Xtreme Wear), L.A. Girl, and Pure Ice from Wal-Mart, but they don’t put the color choices on my online receipt, so I’ve already forgotten which ones I ordered!

Have you picked up any Boxing Day deals, yet? Happy shopping!

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