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Shiseido Warehouse Sale for Fall 2016

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Hi everyone! Just got word about the next Shiseido warehouse sale. Here are the details!

When:

Saturday, November 12 from 9am to 5pm
Sunday, November 13 from 9am to 3pm

Where:

Shiseido Inc
303 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON
L3R 5P9

As always, this sale is open to the public so no ticket is required. Get there early for first dibs! No stroller or children under age 12 are allowed to the sale. They will accept cash, credit, and debit.

You’ll find Shiseido, Clé de Peau, NARS, and some others I can’t remember off the top of my head. It’s a good time to stock up before winter hits!

Written by Jessica

November 4th, 2016 at 11:33 pm

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Shiseido Warehouse Sale for Spring 2016

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The Spring warehouse dates are known! Sorry for posting this up so late but better than never.

When:
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 9am to 3pm

Where:

Shiseido (Canada) Inc – Distribution Center
(Entrance at rear of building)
303 Allstate Parkway
Markham, Ontario, L3R 5P9

Same rules apply as previous sales: No strollers or children under 12. This makes sense as the lines and crowds are so insane that it will be unsafe for them. They accept credit cards, debit, and cash. And since these are public sale dates, no tickets are required!

I’m excited because I finally have the same weekend off from work so I can make it. This can be an exception to my no-buy rule, right?

Written by Jessica

May 13th, 2016 at 11:45 am

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Shiseido/NARS Fall 2015 Warehouse Sale

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I’ve received news of the upcoming Shiseido/Nars warehouse sale! Here are the deets:

When: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 – 9am to 5pm | Sun, Nov 8, 2015 – 9am to 3pm

Where: 303 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario, L3R 5P9

They accept Visa, MasterCard, debit, and cash.

They also state that strollers and children under 12 are not allowed. I’ve been to a sale before and believe me, you don’t want to have either there. It can get so crowded.

This sale is open to the public so no tickets are necessary! Aside from Shiseido and Nars being there, I do recall there was Clé de Peau there a few years ago. I’m hoping to go this time around. Will you go?

Written by Jessica

October 27th, 2015 at 10:38 pm

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L’Oréal Warehouse Sale for Spring 2015

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Mr Pixelbunny was lucky enough this year to snag an early bird ticket to the L’Oréal Warehouse Sale this year so we made a date out of going. We went in with the intention of stocking up on body lotion as it’s the one thing we consistently go through on a regular basis. Everything else was we were going to leave up to fate.

 

First Visit

L'Oreal Warehouse Sale for Spring 2015 - first visit 1-2

  • Garnier Intensive 7 Days Repairing Lotion with shea butter for extra dry skin – $5 (orig. $7.97)
  • Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion with manga oil for dry skin – $2 (orig. $4.97)
  • Garnier Hydra Express 24H Hydrating Gel-Cream with peach oil for dry skin – $2 (orig. $4.97)
  • Lancôme Tonique Radiance – $23.25 (orig. $40)
  • Lancôme Huile Douceur – $24 (orig. $40, but discontinued)
  • Matrix Biolage ExquisiteOil Micro Oil shampoo – $17.50 (orig. $22)
  • Matrix Biolage ExquisiteOil Oil Crème conditioner – $18 (orig. $22)

Body lotion is a must and was one of the main reasons for going to the sale. So into our bag went the Garnier lotions. Lancôme’s Tonique Radiance is a favourite toner in this household, and even though I had just bought two large format bottles from the Lancôme website literally a week ago, I had to pick up one more. Huile Douceur was more of an impulse buy as I like to try oil cleansers here and there, but it wasn’t until I got home and looked it up to find it’s already discontinued. I really liked the Biolage Full Lift Volumizing shampoo and conditioner I bought at the Fall 2014 sale, but it wasn’t here anymore. Instead, we picked up Biolage ExquisiteOil to try out.

 

L'Oreal Warehouse Sale for Spring 2015 - first visit 2-2

  • Essie Good to Go Rapid Dry Top Coat – $4.75 (orig. $10.75)
  • Lancôme Lip Lover mini trio – $27.50 (orig. $46)
  • Lancôme Vernis in Love in #137 Rouge Cabaret – $11.50 (orig. $19)
  • Lancôme Vernis in Love in #545 Aqua Bleu – $8.75 (orig. $19)
  • Lancôme Vernis in Love in #550 Illuminations – $8.75 (orig. $19)
  • Maybelline Baby Lips in peppermint x2 – $2 each (orig. $3.56)

I love Lancôme’s vernis in love for the wide paddle brush and beautifully smooth formulation so I picked up a few of those. I’d also heard rave reviews for lip lover so seeing the mini trio in three very wearable colours seemed like a good chance to try it out. Of course, Maybelline’s baby lips are a no brainer. I love the clear ones because I can wear it during the day AND at night, so a double use.

That night we tried out the Biolage ExquisiteOil shampoo and conditioner to see if we liked it. We ended up loving it, and a second trip was planned for the next day to stock up.

 

Second Visit

L'Oreal Warehouse Sale for Spring 2015 - second visit 1-2

  • Matrix Biolage ExquisiteOil Micro Oil shampoo x3 – $17.50 each (orig. $22)
  • Matrix Biolage ExquisiteOil Oil Crème conditioner x3 – $18 each (orig. $22)

I think this should last us until the next sale, right?

 

L'Oreal Warehouse Sale for Spring 2015 - second visit 2-2

  • Garnier Hydra Express 24H Hydrating Gel-Cream with grape oil x3 – $2 each (orig. $4.97)
  • Vichy Pureté Thermale 3 in 1 Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution for sensitive skin and eyes – $16.50 (orig. $20)
  • La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP – $19.75 (orig. $33)
  • Maybelline Baby Lips in peppermint x2 – $2 each (orig. $3.56)

More body lotions of course; the lighter lotions being specifically for the upcoming warmer months. I picked up Vichy’s Pureté Thermale to try out, and a larger pump bottle of La Roche-Posay’s Lipikar Baume AP, since that stuff is working wonders for my eczema. And then I picked up two more Maybelline Baby Lips because you can never have too many.

Total value = $469.81
Total paid = $309.75! (with taxes, it came to $350.01)

If you’re able to snag an early bird ticket, it’s best to go during that first weekend. Early bird tickets are fewer in number than regular tickets so there aren’t as many people there as the regular ticket weekends. We went around 11am and there weren’t too many people. We ran into one of Mr’s coworkers who had gone right at 9am and he told us he and his wife were with a huge crowd.

<rant> My only complaint was on the second day. Security wasn’t very good at checking tickets at the door and let in everyone with a 2015 ticket. This posed a problem when it came to cashiers as they weren’t consistent. While I was in line, I noticed one cashier had called a manager over to dispute the customer’s ticket. I could overhear the manager saying that the customer’s ticket was not an early bird ticket, and that she could not purchase items until the weekend after. The customer argued and I don’t know the outcome, but it makes sense that if you don’t have an early bird ticket, you shouldn’t be able to purchase anything until your allotted weekend. However, I looked at the people checking out around me and tons of people had later tickets, not the early bird ticket. I fumed as I watched the cashier take the ticket and rang in their items. What’s the point of having early bird tickets if no one is checking the tickets properly? The non early bird tickets clearly state that the sale starts on March 11, so people who showed up on March 7 and 8 have excuse for showing up early unless they knowingly knew there was an early bird weekend. </rant>

Anyways, if you’re able to snag a ticket to go to this event, it’s definitely worth going to! If you’re interested in seeing my posts on previous sale you can click below:

Written by Jessica

March 11th, 2015 at 11:09 am

Shiseido Warehouse Sale for Fall 2014

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Hi everyone!

I just received word of the coveted Shiseido warehouse sale for fall 2014! Here are the details!

 

When: Saturday November 8 from 9am – 5pm | Sunday November 9, 2014 from 9am – 3pm
Where: 303 Allstate Parkway, Markham, ON L3R 5P9

 

They accept payment by cash, Visa, MasterCard, and debit. Also, no stroller and no children under 12 are allowed as this is their general rule. This sale is open to the public so no formal invitation required!

 

Unfortunately for me, I am working that weekend again so no warehouse shopping for me. If you do get to go, enjoy and have fun!

Written by Jessica

October 23rd, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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L’Oréal Warehouse Sale for Fall 2014

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L'Oreal Fall Warehouse Sale 2014
Lots of goodies this haul around!

The L’Oréal Fall warehouse sale is ongoing right now and thanks to the Mr, I snagged a ticket to go. Every time I go, the layout is a little different or there’s some different rules being applied. The most noticeable difference this sale in comparison to the past is that there were no shopping baskets you could carry around – you either carried it in your hands or you had to get a little shopping cart. The other noticeable change is that they no longer accept cash.

Here’s what I picked up from the sale:

  • Maybelline Baby Lips – $2.75 each (orig. $5.49)
  • Lancôme Bienfait gift set – $39.75 (orig. $60)
  • Lancôme Liner Design in Uptown Brown – $6.75 (orig. $30)
  • Vichy Homme Normactiv Cg – $17.50 (not made anymore but orig. $29)
  • Kiehl’s Facial Fuel – $28.25 (orig. $47)
  • Matrix Biolage Full-Kift Volumizing Shampoo – $7.50 (old formulation but orig. $30 I think)
  • Matrix Biolage Full-Kift Volumizing Conditioner – $7.00 (old formulation but orig. $30 I think)
  • Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Soothing Lotion – $2.00 (orig. $7.79)
  • La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP – $15 (orig. $35)
  • Lancôme Genifique – $93 (old formulation but orig. $155)

Total value = $440.26
Total paid = $225! (with taxes, it came to $254.25)

I love going to these sales because I can always stock up on skincare goodies that I know I’m guaranteed to use, whether it’s old goodies or new ones to try. And of course, the Mr gets to benefit from the sale too.

Other things I noticed that was not there last year was the presence of Shu Uemura cleansing oil hair products. They had shampoo, conditioner, hair masks, and hydrating oils. I was tempted to try but couldn’t justify $40 on a bottle, even if it was the sale price.

Did you go to the sale? If so, what did you get?

 

Written by Jessica

October 3rd, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast

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Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - swag bag
At a special Shiseido beauty launch!

Towards the end of May, I participated in a Twitter contest to win a chance to attend a special breakfast with Dave Lackie, Shiseido, and Cityline for an upcoming innovative beauty launch. Luckily, I was one of the participants selected! This event was to mimic events that a beauty editor is able to attend and we twitter winners are lucky enough to experience this!

On arrival, we were all served a tall glass of cranberry lime spritzer (pictured above in front of the Shiseido gift bag). It was light and refreshing and was a great way to start off the morning.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - table setup
Everything was beautifully placed

The event was held at Arcadian Court, downtown Toronto. The room was beautifully decorated, with tall tables forming a U shape so that everyone could see the front. Everything was impeccably placed.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - U-shaped layout
U-shaped table placement. I sat at this bottom left corner.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - flower setting
Flowers in an Erlenmeyer flask!

All of the flower settings were placed in an Erlenmeyer flask. I thought this was a rather nice ode to science, as Shiseido really values scientific research in the creation of their products. The science geek in me was so excited to see this.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - Ultimune
 This is the main attraction: Ultimune

Along the window were displays of the newest Shiseido beauty innovation: Ultimune. There were beautiful displays of these bottles alongside with the natural ingredients used in the making of this product.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - ginger and red peppercorns
Ginger and red peppercorns

I loved that they had the actual ingredients instead of signs. Also, having the red peppercorns in a beaker was another nice science touch.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - Bulgarian rose water, beta-glucan, and aqua in pool
Bulgarian rose water, beta-glucan, and aqua in pool

These three were housed in little glass bottles. Aqua in pool, explains Elaine Shigeishi, is water encapsulated in oil. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I think they somehow managed to combined water and oil together and they’re not separating.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - thyme and cardamom
Thyme and cardamom

Ooo herbs that I recognize!

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - thyme, gingko, and perilla extracts
Thyme, gingko and perilla extracts

Another three mini glass bottles.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - grapefruit and rosemary
Grapefruit and rosemary

I like that these two were presented together. I can’t explain why, but the two work as a pair.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - Dave announcing breakfast
Dave Lackie announcing breakfast

After having mingled with other guests and chatted with some of Shiseido’s representatives, Dave came out to announce that breakfast was about to be served!

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - Dave introducing Shelley and Elaine
Dave Lackie introducing two beautiful ladies…

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - Shelley Rozenwald and Elaine Shigeishi
…Shelley Rozenwald and Elaine Shigeishi!

It was amazing seeing these two beautiful ladies in the flesh! Shelley Rozenwald is the Chief Beauty Adventurer of Hudson’s Bay, and Elaine Shigeishi is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Shiseido.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - Dave and I
Snuck a quick picture with Dave

I still can’t believe I met Dave Lackie. A picture with him was absolutely necessary. You can’t see it here but he’s slouching to be closer in height to me. He’s quite tall!

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - organic yogurt panna cotta
Organic Yogurt Panna Cotta

To start off our breakfast, our first course was organic yogurt panna cotta. This is composed of a house made granola that included oats, pumpkin seeds, and toasted slivered almonds. There was also an assortment of dried blueberries and cranberries, as well as fresh strawberries and raspberries. The panna cotta wasn’t too runny or too dense, but nicely in the middle. The granola gave it good texture and crunch, while the berries provided a subtle sweetness.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - O&B artisan apple batard french toast
O&B Artisan Apple Bâtard French Toast

Next up was my favourite, O&B artisan apple bâtard french toast. Bâtard is a type of french bread and this one had some apples baked right into the bread. This was used to make french toast, and was served with delicious peameal bacon, cinnamon crème fraiche, and drizzled with maple syrup from Fortune Farms.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - compressed fruit & berry plate
Compressed Fruit and Berry Plate

The compressed fruit and berry plate was a mixture of fruit slices and berries. I’m not understanding why the word compressed is being used, as the watermelon and honeydew are sliced, and the cantaloupe are sliced super thin. Some raspberries, blueberries, a slice of strawberry and a piece of pineapple was what I found on my plate. Fruit was sweet, but you could tell from bites that it had been prepared well beforehand and kept in the fridge.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - trying out Sony's VR headsets
Playing with Sony’s new VR Headsets

After breakfast, we were invited to try out Sony’s new VR headsets to watch a short loops of video clips that Shiseido had developed in promotion for Ultimune. Unfortunately, the videos don’t use the VR capability of the headsets so I’m unable to comment on how they were. You could adjust the size to fit your head at the top. At the smallest setting, the weight of the headset still pulled the headset too far forward, and I had to use my hand to prop them up so I could view the video properly. The video was strictly video, as in there was no audio. I’m not sure if it was because audio wasn’t working or if there was no audio track.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - Ultimune display
The beautiful bottle of Ultimune on display

Some tables were set up with Ultimune on display with an informational booklet. Everything looked so lovely.

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - Dave and I part 2
Dave is so tall! I swear I’m not that short!

I had to get one more picture with Dave before I left. It was a dream meeting him in person! I only wish I could have overcome my shyness asked him more questions!

 

Shiseido VIP Beauty Editor Breakfast - swag bag contents
Gift bag fun

Everyone who came to the breakfast were given a gift bag full of great Shiseido products. I took the subway with another attendee and we both compared our bags. To our surprise, they were different! Both of us received a pack of Shiseido cotton, an Ibuki starter kit, and a bottle of Ultimune. It was the remaining 2 products that were different. While I received a cheek highlighter and a lip gloss, she received an eyeshadow compact and lipstick!

I am so thankful to Dave Lackie, Shiseido, and Cityline for putting on such an amazing and fun experience for me. It really does give you an idea of what beauty editors get to experience during new beauty launches!

As for me, I’m excited to start trying out Ultimune! You can expect a full review on here when I’ve had a couple of weeks to try it out!

Written by Jessica

June 23rd, 2014 at 10:56 am

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Shiseido Warehouse Sale for Spring 2014

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The dates for the Spring Shiseido warehouse sale has just been released! Here are the details:

Dates:

Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 9am to 3pm

Where:

Shiseido (Canada) Inc.
303 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON
L3R 5P9

They’re taking cash, Visa, Mastercard, and debit for payment. Sale is open to the public so no tickets required! For some tips and to see what I got the last time I went (Spring 2013), click here.

From what I remember, there will be cosmetics and skincare from Shiseido and NARS, as well as Clé de Peau. I would love to get some more Shiseido cotton and skincare from their White Lucent line. Maybe a lipstick or eyeshadow grab bag if they have those again.

As luck would have it, I am working that weekend so I will not be able attend. If you are able to go, have fun!

Written by Jessica

May 2nd, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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L’Oréal Warehouse Sale for Spring 2014

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I was a little late in getting to this sale this time around and didn’t go until the very last day. I think if I had gone earlier, there might have been more things to choose from, but being that it was the last day, I think all the really good things were gone and all that was left were the so-so things. I didn’t get a lot of things this time around, probably because of what was left.

 

Loreal Warehouse Sale for Spring 2014
The haul

  • L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Moisturizing Fluid – $6.50 each (orig $9.99)
  • Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Soothing Lotion in Honey– $3 (orig. $10.95)
  • Garnier Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes – $4.75 (orig, $9.97)
  • L’Oréal Ideal Moisture for Sensitive Skin – $4.75 (orig. $10.47)
  • Biotherm Aquasource Superserum – $27.75 (not available anymore but some online stores have it for $62.50)
  • Essie Sleek Stick Nail Appliqué in Show Me Your Stuff – $4.75 (orig. $12.99)

Total Value = $126.86
Total Price Paid = $58 (with taxes, it was $65.54)

As much as I love going to the L’Oréal warehouse sales, I’m finding that the same things are being put out year after year. You also have to look at the dates on packages very carefully. Sunscreen I found to have expiry dates ranging from Dec 2014 to Jun 2016. I spotted a whole bunch of Lancôme Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate (not the newer Advanced Genifique) and they had dates on the bottom of the boxes that had “JN 00”! So June 2000? Now I’m pretty sure that isn’t an expiry date but maybe a production date? Does this mean that it has been sitting around for 14 years?! As much as I wanted to stock up on Genifique (I love it sooo much), I couldn’t bring myself to buy something that’s potentially 14 years old.

[Edit: April 1, 2014 – Thanks to Wendyyy, the date I thought was on the bottom of the package is actually a batch code. I used Cosmetic Calculator to look up the production and expiry dates on my products and they’re still good! Next time there’s a sale, I’m going to have this handy on my phone so I can check while I’m on the go!]

Did you go to the warehouse sale? What did you pick up?

Written by Jessica

March 30th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Shiseido/NARS Warehouse sale for Fall 2013

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I got an email with details about the upcoming Shiseido/NARS warehouse sale this fall. Unfortunately for me, I’m working that weekend so I won’t be able to go. For those of you that are able to, lucky!

Dates:

Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 9am to 5pm
Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 9am to 3pm

Where:

Shiseido (Canada) Inc.
303 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON
L3R 5P9

They’re taking cash, Visa, Mastercard, and debit for payment.

You can read about my experience with the Spring 2013 warehouse sale here. I’ve also included a list of tips if you plan on going. Do NOT bring children, and don’t bring your partner (unless they’re also interested). It gets very crowded and people push and shove around a lot.

Have you made up your wish lists yet? What will you plan on getting?

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Written by Jessica

November 12th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Posted in Beauty,events