Wednesday, August 1, 2012

**CONTEST CLOSED** London Drugs New Product Review and a GIVEAWAY!!!!

Ok, I can hardly contain my excitement! A couple of weeks ago London Drugs sent me a bunch of new cosmetics they carry (including lots of NYX products which I couldn't find easily in Canada until now!) to try out and they sent me an extra package to give away to one of my lucky readers! That's right, one of you will win all the items featured above, a cosmetics package worth over $120! But before I get into that, I thought I'd do a quick review of each of the products.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup 24 hrs 240 Natural Beige (not available yet at London Drugs but will be very soon). This medium-coverage foundation is as smooth as butter, I couldn't believe how easy it was to apply and blend. And it did stay on for hours, without caking. This is my new favorite foundation, hands down.

 See? Smooth like butter and literally as soft as cashmere! Love this stuff!

I was also impressed with ALMAY's Wake Up Liquid Makeup with SPF 20 in 030 Naked $16.99 - it also blends easily and I love that it has a SPF of 20 for sun protection. I'd say it's a medium-coverage foundation. I prefer the Revlon Whipped Creme to the ALMAY foundation though, simply because it gave me more of a flawless finish and the Revlon foundation is much smoother to apply. But if you want sun protection in your foundation, the ALMAY one I recommend. I was really impressed with both, especially how long-lasting they were. The NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer $17.99 is a high definition, mineral-enriched, talc-free, paraben-free primer. It's a little hard to apply - it's sort of a tough, white liquid that you really need to blend well so you don't end up with a white cast on your face. That being said, once applied evenly, I found it minimized my pores and gave my face a nice glow. I believe this primer helped to keep my foundation on all day as well, which is what a primer should do.

(Don't mind the hair.) I'm wearing NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer and ALMAY Wake Up Liquid Makeup foundation. (For under my eyes I used these products.) Picture was not edited in any way although I should have done something to my lips because they're so dry! But anyways...

NYX Nude Matte Shadow NMS04 in Maybe Later $8.99. A neutral color, this eyeshadow doubles as an eyebrow color for me which is a bonus. It has a very silky texture but I find you need an eyeshadow primer before applying it for long-lasting wear. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 601 Black in Bean and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 604 in Milk $5.99. These are eye shadows and eyeliners in one. Very creamy and easy to blend. You can use the milk color as an eye shadow base which will enhance your eye shadow color.

L'OREAL Voluminous Power 24H Mascara in Black with Collagen Spheres + Mega Brush $11.99. I loved the volume this mascara gave my lashes, it didn't leave them with smudges or clumps either. I prefer this mascara to the NYX Boudoir Le Chick Flick Waterproof Lashes Mascara in Black $8.99 just because I'm not a huge fan of waterproof mascara in general, I find those difficult to remove at the end of the day. NYX Super SKINNY Eye Marker in Carbon Black $10.99. The micro-fine felt tip helps this liner to go on easily and is smudge-proof. This is a great MAC Penultimate Eye Liner dupe, in my opinion.

Marc Jacobs fragrance samples: Lola, Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh. My 'signature scent' - the perfume I've been wearing for the past two years - is Lola, I wear it every day and never get sick of it. I love the Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh scents as well, you can never go wrong with Marc Jacobs perfume! (Or a Marc Jacobs purse for that matter.)

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Spicy  $8.99.  I love this! Like the tube says, "it's not lipstick, nor is it gloss," it's like a whipped cream, I love the texture of it and the color is gorgeous. Great pigmentation! NYX Xtreme Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm $8.99. Extremely silky and a beautiful nude color, I've been wearing this shade every day since it came in the mail. Big fan of this color.  NYX Roll On Shimmer for Eyes, Face and Body in RES14 Salmon $7.99. A loose powder with shimmer and glitter, you can roll this on for a night out on the town for extra sparkle ; ).


A simple look I created in less than 10 minutes using some of the products: NYX Nude Matte Shadow on my lids and eyebrows, NYX Super SKINNY Eye Marker in Carbon Black, L'OREAL Voluminous Power 24H Mascara in Black with Collagen Spheres + Mega Brush and NYX Xtreme Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm. (The blush I'm wearing is NARS Orgasm, which isn't featured.) My base is the same as the first pic, above.


Okay, so here's how to enter the giveaway:

***This contest is open to Canadian and US residents only. I apologize to my other international readers who do not qualify : (. I do have an international giveaway going on right now that anyone can enter, click here to enter to win a $100 gift card to So Pretty Jewelry.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment in the comment section below this post saying you would like to enter the giveaway and leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

For extra entries:
  • Follow LDCosmetics on Twitter here (+1 extra entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter here (+1 extra entry)
  • 'Like' me on Facebook here (+2 extra entries)
  • Follow me on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin' (+1 extra entry)
  • Tweet about this giveaway saying " Enter to win a @NyxCosmetics package plus more from from @LDCosmetics and @marielamode http://www.mariealamode.blogspot.com/2012/08/london-drugs-new-product-review-and.html "  (+2 extra entries. Please make sure you include the link to this post in your tweet.)
***Please let me know in your comment how many entries you qualify for! Thank you : )

Contest will be open for two weeks and a winner will be chosen randomly using random.org. Good Luck!

57 comments:

Shelly said...

What great giveaways you've been having! Thanks again!

shelly.slomp@gmail.com

I'm following LD Cosmetics on twitter and tweeted your giveaway!

So with my comment, that's four! :)

Small Town Catwalk said...

Awesome giveaway! I follow you on Twitter and Bloglovin' for +2 entries :)

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Great information and giveaways!
I "like" you on Facebook - for +2 entries

Jocelyn
joc40@hotmail.com

Stephanie said...

Oh wow, what an incredible giveaway! I can't believe how amazing you look with so few products, would love to give them a try - especially the foundation!

I completed all 8 entries! Tweet here: https://twitter.com/StephanieWarthe/status/230694729405329408

Thanks for the great giveaway, really hope I win!! Keep up the fantastic work. :) My email is srwarthe @ gmail.com

April said...

This is really wonderful! Thank you so much for your post! Excellent job in describing :)

April
Apr@live.ca

I followed you and @LDCosmetics (2)

I liked you on Facebook (2)
I tweeted your giveaway (2)

6 entries please.. I hope I win please! :)

Nic Nic said...

The foundation looks so good on you - really natural looking!

Alex said...

Great giveaway!

I Followed LDCosmetics on Twitter (+1 extra entry)

I Follow you on Twitter (+1 extra entry) and 'Like' you on Facebook (+2 extra entries).

So, including this comment that's 5 entries! Thanks!

Alex Bain said...

Forgot email on last comment lol, so I'll repost!
Great giveaway!

I Followed LDCosmetics on Twitter (+1 extra entry)

I Follow you on Twitter (+1 extra entry) and 'Like' you on Facebook (+2 extra entries).

So, including this comment that's 5 entries! Thanks!

alex_bain@hotmail.com

Courtney Erin said...

You know I want to be entered! And I think I qualify for 5 entries total (initial entry, follow you on Twitter, like you on FB (so 2 entries for that), and follow you on GFC).

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Shy :) said...

I am not a regular comment or giveaway entered but this looks so good!

Lena Antonacci said...

Fantastic giveaway! I follow you on twitter, I follow you on GFC, and I tweeted about this giveaway. Wish me luck ��

Lena xoxo
www.qualityrivets.blogspot.com

Jennifer@DreamingofJune said...

Awesome giveaway! I followed you and LD on Twitter for two extra entries!!!

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! I'm a follower on bloglovin, and I like you on facebook :)
vitaminv1@hotmail.com

jannaelise said...

I hope I win! I also follow you on blogluvin. jannahuget@yahoo.ca

Nat said...

Thank you! :D

extra entries:
1. LDcosmetics twitter
2. marie twitter
3. marie facebook
4. GFC
5. tweeted

twitter: mideoyo28
fb: natalie hwang
email: mitsuki.itsumo@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Yeah very nice giveaway!!!

reville.sarah@gmail.com

- I liked you on Facebook (+2 entries)

xoxo

Adilac said...

I'd love to enter! Email: lcalida at gmail.com.


Follow LDCosmetics on Twitter (+1 extra entry) (as @adilac123)
Followed you on Twitter (+1 extra entry) (as @adilac123)
'Liked' you on Facebook (+2 extra entries)
Followed you on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin' (+1 extra entry) (as adilac)
Tweet about this giveaway saying " Enter to win a @NyxCosmetics package plus more from from @LDCosmetics and @marielamode http://www.mariealamode.blogspot.com/2012/08/london-drugs-new-product-review-and.html " (+2 extra entries.) (as @adilac123)

8 entries total! Thanks a lot :)))

Mimi said...

omggggg, marie, this is super amazing, wow wow wow!!! :D i would love love love to enter this giveaway. :D

whatmimiwrites@gmail.com

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
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Mimi said...

i follow LDCosmetics on twitter. :) +1

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
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Mimi said...

i follow you on twitter, of course. :) +1

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
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Mimi said...

i like marie a la mode on facebook. :) +2

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
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Mimi said...

i am a longtime follower on gfc. :) +1

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
Twisted Orchid Giveaway -- Win any bag of your choice! :)

Mimi said...

i tweeted: https://twitter.com/WhatMimiWrites/status/230782281705455616 :) +2

i did all entries (total of 8, if i counted correctly). :D

thanks, marie! :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
Twisted Orchid Giveaway -- Win any bag of your choice! :)

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe said...

These products look great - I'd love to give them a try. :)

Amanda
amanda.schroeder@hotmail.com

KRISTY said...

Your skin... is... so... FLAWLESS! You have such a deep set of eyes, they're mesmerizing! :) And I love the simple make-up you came up with the items :)

I would like to enter this giveaway, please :) (+1)
I follow you on Twitter, Facebook, and Google! (+4)

Yay! Crossing my fingers and toes ;)

Thanks Marie <3

www.monochromachic.com

JennaStevie said...

Ohhh great products!! I shall have to check some of this stuff out!
JennaStevie89@gmail.com

Miss Tapia said...

Great Products! I love NYX!

I qualify for 3 entries (FB & GFC)

jennilovesstars@gmail.com

Hillary said...

Fantastic giveaway! I would love to enter this :) hillary_zhu@hotmail.com

+1 extra entry - follow you on gfc!

Gina said...

I would like to be entered into this contest, I did all of the additional entries on FB and Twitter (5 in total) gmmaida@hotmail.com / @blyondevegangal

Batter said...

I would love to win this box of goodies! I also follow you on bloglovin' so I'm entering x2 please!

bloglovewin {at} hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Product looks great! Would be awesome to win :)

Cheryl
johndeerewife7@gmail.com

Colleen Boudreau said...

Thank you!

I follow you on Twitter (@collifornia) (+1)
I 'like' you on FB (Colleen Boudreau) (+2)
I follow you on GFC (collifornia) (+1)
Tweeted: https://twitter.com/collifornia/status/231190623770791936(+2)

7 Entries.
holliister at gmail dot com

Cee said...

Wow! You are a gorgeous gal, Marie - that snap of you with hardly any make-up on is just flawless! And this is an amazing giveaway! Please enter me :)
xox,
Cee
lamontmartraise@gmail.com

saffiremoon21 said...

Ahhhhhh I've always wanted to try one of those jumbo eye pencils!

My email is silver_judgement285@hotmail.com :)

DoubleXL said...

Hi Marie!
I would like to enter the giveaway...
-I follow LDCosmetics on Twitter (+1 extra entry)
-I follow you on Twitter (+1 extra entry)
-I'Liked' you Facebook (+2 extra entries)
-I made a tweet about your giveaway
Sarah aka XXL
QueenSizedFlava.com
QueenSizedFlava@gmail.com

melanie richards said...

Fantastic giveaway! I've been dying to try these NYX products in Canada! Following you and LDC on twitter (+2) 'liked' you on fb personally and my page (+4) and tweeted giveaway (+2) so 8 entries for me please!! Woohoo! Thanks, Melanie
mel@makeupartbymel.com

Katie Belzer said...

You are so amazing... hahah, Amazing giveaway, your skin in flawless... I get +7 entries i did all that you told me! fingers crossed and good luck to everyone. <3
Dabobdogg@yahoo.com

Lisa Brown said...

Manditory Entry:
I would love to enter!
Email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

EXTRA ENTRIES:

(Extra Entry +1)
Following you on Twitter as @lulu_brown24

(Extra Entry +2)
'Like' you on Facebook as Lisa Brown

(Exrta Entry +1)
Following you on Bloglovin' via email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

(Extra Entry +2)
Tweeted: https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/231480556272115713

Extra Entries: 6

Thank you!

Adrianna said...

I fallowed you and lc cosmetics(2)
Liked you on face book (2)
Retweeted your contest
(2)
And the manditory entry dancingintherain18@gmail.com

So total entrys 7 hope I win

Stephanie said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love to be entered!
stephanie@sincerelystephanienails.com

lizchewy said...

This is such an amazing giveaway. I always want to try out NYX products and the Revlon foundation. Too bad I can't enter this giveaway. Good luck to all those who are entering!!!

Liz
chewylove.blogspot.com

carizza said...

I'd love to enter this contest!
I'm following you via twitter, FB, and bloglovin. also following LDcosmetics on twitter, so I'm +5!

carizzatabobo@gmail.com

Tamara B. said...

I would love to win , Thank-you!
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Follow LDCosmetics on Twitter (@TamaraBenningto)
Follow me on Twitter (@TamaraBenningto)
'Like' me on Facebook (Tamara Benningotn)
Follow me on Google Friend Connect (tamaraben)
tweeted https://twitter.com/TamaraBenningto/status/232128050828034048

TOTAL ENTRIES: 8

J. said...

What a great giveaway Marie! Thanks to you and LD! Love your quick 10 minute look :)
I follow your blog, follow you on twitter, now follow LD on twitter plus I tweeted about this giveaway...
So I think that is 6 entries?

:) J.

Anonymous said...

I would like to enter giveaway

SoRetro19@yahoo.com

following on twitter: @geekchic21

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered into the giveaway. Thanks!!

j.a.olson@hotmail.com

Natasha said...

I'd love to win this!!

tashadelrae@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Ooh, enter me, please! I'm totally curious about the NYX products. Never heard of them before.

josephinelamy at [gmail] [dot] [com]

Jonnie (JB) said...

Please enter me in the fantastic giveaway

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Jonnie (JB) said...

I like you on facebook as Jonnie JB Hartling

Jonnie (JB) said...

I like you on facebook as Jonnie JB Hartling
#2

Jer said...

Please enter me in the giveaway!
Email: jaekayy (at) gmail dot com

I follow LDCosmetics on Twitter: @themoobinator
I follow you on Twitter: @themoobinator
I 'Like' you on Facebook: Jerrica Liu
I follow you on Google Friend Connect: Jer
Tweet: https://twitter.com/themoobinator/status/234876506340458496
8 entries~
thanks

Laura said...

Mandatory entry: I would LOVE to enter! lemdancin4hv@gmail.com

Extra entries:
Following both Twitter accounts (2 entries) as @lmilan3vt
Following on GFC as Laura Milan (1 entry)
Tweet (2 entries): https://twitter.com/lmilan3vt/status/235152456827416577

So that's 6 entries total. Thank you so much! Fingers crossed! :-)

Carolyn said...

Awesome goods for the contest!
1entry Mandatory entry
2 entries Like you on facebook (Carolyn Kr)

3 entries total
teacher.carolyn@shaw.ca

Thanks a bunch!
~C

marisa said...

Am I too late?
This is great :) love your reviews!
I have 3 entries
rachet68 at shaw dot ca

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