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Thursday, October 10, 2013

lancome gwp at hudson's bay- fall 2013


In my own small town there are no malls with any sort of beauty counter- beyond Shopper's Drug Mart, anyway. It's a disappointing truth. So, I always get excited when I'm in a city and have the chance to stop by a big mall and hop from counter to counter. Of course, the absolute best part about that is the chance to score some amazing gift with purchase (GWP) goodies! Who doesn't love getting to bring home not only some new products to play with but a big bag of deluxe samples too? Currently, Hudson's Bay is offering up a pretty fab Lancome GWP. Read on to see what you could score!

 Choose your samples!

The current GWP being offered- in store and online- is valued at up to $178 (based on the regular prices of products) and is available with purchases of $35 or more. The best part is that this is not your basic cookie cutter type GWP. Oh no; you get to choose what you recieve! Right down to the colour of the bag, and I have to say, it's a really nice bag. It's a soft nylon-type fabric with an embossed rose- simple and classy. If you spend $85 or more you can also select your from one of two cleansers and two toners. Not too shabby at all.

 Lancome Absolue Premium BX Replenishing Cream* 15g | Lancome Bi Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover* 60ml | Lancome Visonairre [LR 2412 4%] Advanced Skin Corrector* 15ml

What's a GWP without a skincare fix? My selection includes Lancome Absolue Premium BX Replenishing Cream which is an intensely hydrating moisturizer that repairs signs of aging and increases skins' elasticity and firmness. It feels pretty amazing on my hand, so I'm excited to see how it fares on my face.

Lancome's Bi Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover is a classic for a reason- this rose scented bi-phase makeup remover removes every speck of product and leaves skin feeling cool and conditioned. Best yet, it doesn't leave any sort of residue or give you trippy vision.

Lancome Visonnaire Advanced Skin Corrector is one pricey product, so I was quite excited that this is such as large sample. The serum is said to be able to leave pores and wrinkles visibly corrected, imperfections like signs of UV damage and acne marks appear diminished. I have high hopes, so we'll see.


 Lancome La Vie est Belle Nourishing Fragrance-Body Lotion* 60ml

For a moment I was a bit bummed that I didn't get the Tresor body lotion as it's a long time favourite of mine. It's actually the first high end perfume I ever wore. After continually stealing borrowing my mom's she got me my own bottle. My disappointment didn't last though, as La Vie est Belle is an incredible scent. With notes of iris, patchuli and sweet gourmand, it has a unique fruity/floral scent with a hint of spicy warmth. I may not have described it all that well, but I have added it to my fragrance wish list.

 Lancome Hypnose Star Show-Stopping Volume Mascara* 4g

Who doesn't love a mascara mini? All cute and little! I haven't tried this formula from Lancome but I am looking forward to.

 Colour Design Sensational Effects Lip Colour - Pale Lip*

Pale Lip is a really feminine pale pink-nude shade. It looks more nude in the tube but applies with more of a pink undertone. The Colour Desgin formula is perfect as it's light weight on lips and wears comfortably.

 Lancome Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow and Liner Palette in Taupe Craze* 2g

Lancome Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow and Liner Palette- Taupe Craze* | Lancome Colour Design Sensational Effects Lip Colour - Pale Lip*

Just look at those gorgeous taupes! The Lancome eyeshadow formula is spectacular as it's so smooth and pigmented and applies so easily. This is also the cutest deluxe sample ever as it's exactly like it's full size counterpart- it even has a mirror! I know I'll be getting a lot of use out of these shades.

Overall, this is a great GWP. I love how much detail they've put into the shadow sample! If you're not sure what to pick up to reach the $35 limit I suggest you check out the Art Liner (one of my all time favourite liquid liners!), Blush Subtil in Miel Glace, or the Cils Booster XL which really gives your lashes a boost when applied before mascara. This offer is available until Nov. 3rd 2013. For more information head to Hudson's Bay at www.thebay.com. Are you a fan of Lancome products? What are your favourites?