EDIT May 2 2014: The Sale is happening May24-25! Friday is their private ticket only sale which I DO NOT have access to. Thanks to PixelBunnie for the info!
Woke up early to get to the Shiseido sale. Wasn’t sure if we were going to go, as my mother had to visit the hospital last night…but she was determined lol.
A few weeks back she lost a lipstick I bought her. It was brand new…she had accidentally left it in the changeroom at the gym…and within a few minutes, it had been swiped. As a huge fan of Shiseido, my mother was pretty devastated. Okay, maybe devastated wasn’t the right word…but she kept talking about it everyday haha…Oh mother…
The Shiseido sale happens twice a year, and located in Markham.
303 Allstate Parkway
L3R 5P9, Canada
Friday is the Private Ticket Sale (WHICH I DO NOT HAVE! For those who read this at a later time, I cannot get these tickets for myself, so I don’t have any to give…), Saturday and Sunday the sale is open to the public. Expect to wait there for about an hour. At least until it is closing time. Then you will spend maybe 10 minutes in line.
But generally estimate about an hour to get in, and about 40 minutes to check out.
This time around, my mother and I just wanted in and out…so this is what we snagged. Basically it is all hers. The NARS and the Cotton are mine.
Shiseido Benefiance extra creamy cleansing foam $25
Shiseido Benefiance revitalizing emulsion $38
Shiseido Benefiance concentrated anti wrinkle eye cream $36
Shiseido Wriinkleresist24 balancing softner enriched $30
Shiseido Bio performance advanced super revitalizer $55
Shiseido Camille compact $15
Shiseido Lifting foundation $15
Shiseido Facial Cotton 8
Shiseido Extra smooth sun protection cream spf 38 $28
Shiseido Sun protection compact refill $10
Nars Blush 15
Nars Foaundation 15
Nars Single shadow 8
Nars Duo shadow 10
Nars Concealer 10
Sets were about $24-$75
What I actually loved was that they had Grab Bag’s this year! They have one for eyes, and one for lips, and I believe two different bags for each. I am not too fond of having many cream shadows, so I opted to snag a lip bag to share between Mum and I, and she got another for her friend.
In any case, it was a rather interesting assortment of stuff. I wish they had more interesting colours, as most of what I got were browns/nudes and metallic finishes…But still there are a few pieces I do like that I find worth the money. I do kind of regret not getting an eye bag…but meh :P
Also, I didn’t know this, but they added Cle Deu Peau (CDP as the women there knew it…) last spring (found out through Pixelbunny), so I wanted to check it out. But I COULD NOT for the life of me find it. So I thought they didn’t have it this time. Turns out there was some sort of reservation area for the products…and I didn’t know :T Only found out when I was lined up, and it was kind of too late already. Mum wanted Orlane stuff…so we kind of missed out, but still love what we got.
Oh a final note, when you go PLEASE be nice to the Shiseido workers. I encountered so many rude consumers, that it was really sad :T Not to mention some of the people that go are just out of their minds…one of the reasons I actually hate going to the Shiseido sale, but…the deals…it is a little hard to ignore. Anyway, props to the men and women who worked the sale. They definitely tried their best to keep their cool when people were rude, and did their best to help others that were being pushed and shoved about as well.
Mum was tired, and was excited to look in the Grab Bags, so we took a seat. She was so eager, it was cute…so I couldn’t resist taking pictures. But seriously…as my mother gets ready to hit another milestone birthday, I find her being so funny and cute. So I take more pictures :P
Anyway if you wanted to check out the sale, tomorrow is your last chance. If you like Issy Miyake scents, they have some sets as well~ I couldn’t decide so I skipped on it…but I did like their Floral one :)