I've got issues...clearly. I have to admit I ordered this out of spite more than anything, which actually makes no sense when you hear the story.
I wandered in *made a beeline* to one of beauty bars inside Shoppers Drug Mart, a while back. I was looking at the Lancome display because I had seen their gift with purchase promo online, and wondered if by chance Shoppers had the gift there to look at.
One of the sales ladies came over & when I asked her she gave me the condescending, 'oh no dear there is no gift with purchase promo on right now' answer, followed by the little dismissive laugh. I told her well actually I was on the Lancome website the night before and had seen it, so maybe it was just at one of the department stores. She gives me the 'dear I'm on that site aaaaallll the time and I think you're confused, you're thinking of the Christmas promo which is loooonnnnnggggg over'. Back goes straight up, b*tch mode gets turned on.
Long story short I leave annoyed, get home, fire up the computer, find the promo on their website and place my order, smug with satisfaction. Showed her didn't I? See makes no sense.
Anyway, moving on. I had to order $35 in order to get the gift, so I purchased this:
Bienfait Multi-Vital Moisturizer with SPF 30
I had read lots of very favourable reviews of this lotion so decided to try it and I love it. It is a nice and light daily moisturizer that absorbs well into the skin & leaves no tacky residue. It does have a bit of a scent, kind of like fresh cut grass or the smell when you cut the stems off fresh flowers. Might sound bizarre but it is very nice and only very lightly scented, which doesn't linger at all. I only need two very small pumps of this to cover my face and bonus, it has SPF 30 in it.
So what was in my well earned gift?
It came in this cute little bag, which is satin on the outside, with a black patent looking bow...love it.
So here is what was inside.
Eclat Miracle complexion illuminator; 3X high resolution moisturizer; eyeshadow quad, Definicils mascara in black; Color Design metallic lipstick in Ooh La La.
Is is just me or does the Definicils mascara stink? I swear my last one smelled strange too. I think it's supposed to be a rose scent but it's just too strong or something and I honestly can't stand it.
The lipstick I'll give to a friend because I just won't use it, it does appear to be a beautiful colour though.
I actually really like the quad shadows. The last ones I got from Lancome did not have good colour payoff but these are much better and are very wearable.
Love the 3x!! This will be what I use for travel, love this moisturizer. I haven't played with the Eclat illuminator enough to give you an honest opinion yet but it seems promising. I'll keep you posted.
Honestly, for the bag & 3X alone I would have been happy. I've found a new daily moisturizer that I love, got a cute makeup bag, a travel size of my beloved 3x and proved that...woman...wrong at the drugstore. Even if she doesn't know it.
Please tell me I'm not the only one to make a spiteful purchase. Oh and for you Canadian girls, they have another promo running right now...I'm only one snarky comment away from getting this one too.