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Really?? Crap i thought they did! Junkie, can you confirm this?

And no SDM carry NARS? I saw Benefit at one location which is great because now i can get those pricey velvet eyeshadows but i think NARS is only at Murale.
Though its owned by SDM, Murale doesn't always follow the same promotional events that a regular drugstore does. Try calling before a points event. This weekend, its 20x the points Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Oh! And there's a 10-piece LE QUO Brush set (new design and everything), down from $65 to $39 (40% off). There are only 4 in the display though and 2 are already sold from my work with another girl coming back for the third on Saturday morning. They're 25% off right now ($48.75).

Includes:

-smudge pencil brush
-concealer brush
-Angled eyeliner brush
-blush brush
-foundation brush
-condensed blush brush (more dense, less poofy)
-flat eyeshadow brush

and I can't remember the rest...lol.

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Whoo-hoo Canadians! Walmart is finally getting the Hard Candy line! I saw a huge empty display at my Walmart in Toronto (Scarborough) so its coming soon!
STC or the Superstore? Or another one? haha
post #242 of 341

Re: Canadian Brands: Lise Watier, Quo,...

Oh and I found that the Sally Hansen dazzleglass dupes smell and taste like soap :S yucky!


High End (Prestige) brands sold at Murale:

-Dior (not the Don Mills/Lawrence one though - they do in Montreal I believe)
-Chanel
-Bobbi Brown
-Stila
-Cargo
-Estee Lauder
-Nars
-YSL
-Mommy's Makeup
-Lippmann Collection (I've noticed that everyone is lemming the nailpolish)
-Clarins
-Lancaster
-Cover FX
-Clinique
-Benefit
-BeautySoClean


My particular store has (Yonge/College):

-Anna Sui
-Smashbox
-Guerlain
-Lancome
-Clinique
-Benefit
-Dior
-Bare Escentuals

Lise Watier and Make Up Forever were discontinued at my location. We do carry a little Bourjois, Lise Watier, Du Wop, etc in those little display stands though - like mascara, lipgloss, make-up remover, little compacts of bronzer...

Queen/Beverley (across from Much Music) has a huge Bourjois section - the first I've seen of that size anywhere. Lise Watier is in the underground at Dundas Square, the Eaton Center, and the underground at Yonge/Bloor - I also think Yonge/Charles carries it. The Eaton Center and Dundas Square both carry a pretty good selection of No.7 and Du Wop.
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Though its owned by SDM, Murale doesn't always follow the same promotional events that a regular drugstore does. Try calling before a points event. This weekend, its 20x the points Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

STC or the Superstore? Or another one? haha
Yeah going to collect some more points and Murale is having the opitmum promo as well. Its on their site!

I saw Hard Candy at the Agincourt Mall one but i'm pretty sure every Wal-Mart will be carrying the line as it was advertised in the flyer last week.

Ugghhh don't tell me the Sally Hansen dazzleglass dupes smell & taste like soap! I'm going to be scared to use mine now. I actually wore one on top of MAC's Cyndi and i didn't notice a smell or taste and i'm very sensitive to smells from lip products.
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lol the one I bought - the coral one - bejeweled I think - does! :P
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lol the one I bought - the coral one - bejeweled I think - does! :P
I have that one! And to be honest, i'm a bit scared to use it. When i bought it, i grabbed one in the back in fear people were swatching the front ones and it looked sealed. So when i opened it at home, i kinda noticed the thin plastic around it could slide off the top meaning it still could've been opened and it looked like there was a bit less product in there then the other two. So now i'm scared to use it for fear someone might have used it at the drugstore.

Anybody see the little Juicy Couture rollarball perfume set for $45? Last Christmas they had a spray version and i went/called about 10 SDM and they sold out in a day. So i'm thinking of picking one or two of these up for gifts. I already have a JC perfume but saw these at Sephora and they are $16 each and one is $22 so its a good deal. Plus its 20x the points when you spend over $50! Then i'll head over to Murale and cash out my points.
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High End (Prestige) brands sold at Murale:

-Dior (not the Don Mills/Lawrence one though - they do in Montreal I believe)
-Chanel
-Bobbi Brown
-Stila
-Cargo
-Estee Lauder
-Nars
-YSL
-Mommy's Makeup
-Lippmann Collection (I've noticed that everyone is lemming the nailpolish)
-Clarins
-Lancaster
-Cover FX
-Clinique
-Benefit
-BeautySoClean

Queen/Beverley (across from Much Music) has a huge Bourjois section - the first I've seen of that size anywhere. Lise Watier is in the underground at Dundas Square, the Eaton Center, and the underground at Yonge/Bloor - I also think Yonge/Charles carries it. The Eaton Center and Dundas Square both carry a pretty good selection of No.7 and Du Wop.
Murale (Don Mills) also carries Benefit, Guerlain, Bioderma, Shiseido (m/u too - some of the stuff is in the drawers and not on display, such as the eyelash curler and hydropowder e/s, you can just ask for them)

As for Bourjois, there's a brand new large display at the Eaton centre SDM. It's on the side, where the Boots No7 and GOSH stuff is. Nothing caught my eye though, it seems overpriced for what it is. I guess I shouldn't judge if I haven't tried them though
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I picked up the QUO brush set the other day, it looks gorgeous.. and for the price, I couldn't pass it up.

The sale ended Monday?
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Murale in Edmonton doesnt carry NARS or Chanel. So disappointing!
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Hi girls! Does anyone know which downtown Toronto or North York SDM stores carry Bourjois? I know the Eaton Centre store has the whole new display, but I think I've seen them somewhere else too.
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The one at Queen and Beverley does too - near Much Music. They have a huge display.

I got the Rose Bourjois blush - they have fragrance in them. They don't smell as strong as Anna Sui products, but if you're sensitive, you might wanna skip out. Its like a powdery flowery scent - not rose, lilac or fresia...something else I can't quite name - not citrusy either.

Anyways - I promply gave it to my sister. I used it a few times and the pigmentation is really great, so the little dome will last awhile, but I figured the colour would suit her more. She's about an NW15 - I'm an NC 25/27/30 ish.

The dark green eyeshadow looks like it would be a decent dupe for the new green MES duo from Venomous Villians - or even Hocus Pocus by Laura Gellar.
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Murale is having an optimum cash-in promo....you get $100 for using 50,000 pts. and $200 with 95,000 points! Ok i'm not missing it this time like i did back in September!! Ends on Sunday.

 

And they don't care MUFE, right? Damn i want some aqua creams!

 

edit....whoa this is my first post since they new changes...who changed my avatar??? LOL i didn't!

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Does everyone know about the 50% off mascaras sale at Rexall/ PharmaPlus this week?  Just one or two exclusions, Elizabeth Arden and L'oreal Million Lashes I think.  I picked up a Prestige My Longest Lashes - I had picked up My Biggest Lashes at last year's mascara sale, and I loved it.  I wanted Full n Soft as well, but neither locations that I checked had it.  I was getting scared that it was D/C'd.

 

And I don't like the site changes ssad.gif  I feel like I should, because it's cleaner looking, but lately I don't even feel like logging on because it doesn't feel like home.  Plus, they've erased all the thread subscriptions, so it's taking me long to find all my faves (like this one).

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Yes i saw it advertised this week! I want to try the Maybelline Falsies mascara. My stupid closest store is moving in November so they stopped using the flyer since July. They will still honor the flyer but too bad they don't deliver the flyer in my neighborhood anymore. Very smart of them lol but i checked it online so i might go to one in Pickering for some mascara!

 

Sadly i'm not use to the new site and barely come on anymore. I need to start adjusting to it thought because this is one of my fave sites ever and i've been on here for over 6 years now!

post #254 of 341

Redemption event at SDM this weekend!

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^saw that!!! So is Murale the only SDM that carries NARS? None of the beauty boutiques do? Murale was sold out of NARS Rajasthan eyeshadow and i don't want to pay retail!

 

If i can't find it or swap for it, i might use my HBC points and pick it up from a Bay counter. Oh and i had a great time at Murale! They are helpful and they gave me and my friend a ton of samples with our purchases.

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I've never seen NARS at SDM, only Murale.  I do like Murale, but I wish they carried Dior and Lise Watier - that way I could do all my optimum redemptions there.  They gave me a bunch of samples once too, but it was only to make up for the fact that they refused to let me use a $5 coupon I had for Bioderma (they said they don't take coupons, period).  I thought that was pretty mean, now that I think about it I was going to complain but I forgot.  Today I walked out of Pharma Plus because the cashier refused to let me use a coupon on toiler paper because it was on sale. Ridiculous.  I walked across the street to SDM and bought whatever they had on sale instead.

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I've never seen NARS at SDM, only Murale.  I do like Murale, but I wish they carried Dior and Lise Watier - that way I could do all my optimum redemptions there.  They gave me a bunch of samples once too, but it was only to make up for the fact that they refused to let me use a $5 coupon I had for Bioderma (they said they don't take coupons, period).  I thought that was pretty mean, now that I think about it I was going to complain but I forgot.  Today I walked out of Pharma Plus because the cashier refused to let me use a coupon on toiler paper because it was on sale. Ridiculous.  I walked across the street to SDM and bought whatever they had on sale instead.


I'm surprised Murale doesn't carry Lise Watier. Any new glitter liners coming out? My mother buys those by the case load LOL

 

Aggghh don't even get me started on coupons! I got into a fight at Walmart on Sunday with a cashier who was hassling me and then her and then manager couldn't even do proper math. I refused to back down since i know i was right (i'm a lurker on smartcanucks) and she finally processed everything. I was fuming when i left especially since i caused a huge lineup and it does get embarrassing! Do you happen to know how much the maybelline falsies mascara is going for at Rexall? Today is the last day for 50% off and if i see my boyfriend tonight, i might pick it up at the Rexall by his house.
 

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Help me! Has anyone ever depotted Lise Watier single e/s?  They're the same size as MAC, so I'd love to put them into my palettes, but I have no idea how.  It looks like the pan is just inserted into a "hole," sort of like how a toonie is made of two pieces of metal.  So I'm wondering if the pan will separate if I just drip ethanol around the edges?  What do you girls think? Any better ideas?

 

HOTasFCUK - there are new LW kits out, and they have glitter liners (plus eye shine and couleur folle pigment). I might pick one up, haven't decided yet.  The smoky eye kit is nice too, but I already have a black and white-ish single e/s from LW, which I got in the cat eye kit abour a year ago.

 

There are also brand new GOSH kits at SDM.  I haven't seen GOSH kits before.  They look pretty, but I was unimpressed with their eye shadows in the past and I don't really use lip products other than MAC (love the scent, can't use anything else anymore), so I will pass on those.

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Just to let all you ladies know, this week (up until Friday, November 12), SDM is having 20X the points when you spend $75+ in cosmetics!

 

Great time to get all your Christmas shopping done! Haha.  Pretty much all the Christmas sets are in!

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Hi girls! Does anyone know which downtown Toronto or North York SDM stores carry Bourjois? I know the Eaton Centre store has the whole new display, but I think I've seen them somewhere else too.


I've seen it at Fairview. Bourjois took over the MUFE section. I was NOT impressed by that!

 

I just found out about UD at SDM this past Sunday. I was in Whitby and needed to return something at shoppers. So I found the closest one, went in, and I saw UD. I DIED. Then I saw the Naked palette display!! Then I saw that i was EMPTY -- not cool. LOL I did put my name down though, so they will call me when they get them in stock. Woot woot!

Have any of you seen the UD in Whitby?

 

And I agree, Murale needs to make room for Dior!

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Oh yay, a Canadian thread! I must subscribe to this one:)

 

I took advantage of the SDM points special and stocked up on Winter skin care that was also on sale (Avene and Vichy). Now I have over 95,000 points so I'll be looking for a redemption bonus or maybe using them when I visit Vancouver and can finally see a Murale store.

 

For those of you in Western Canada, my London Drugs just got some great new stuff. They had the Essie fall collection and the Orly holiday collection at $6.99 each and a cute holiday set of Ecotools brushes.

 

I think my favourite Canadian beauty products are a lot of the skin care lines that are sold in drugstores. Brands like Georges and Dermal Therapy have excellent products at great prices to protect our skin from the harsh Canadian weather.

 

 

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I've seen it at Fairview. Bourjois took over the MUFE section. I was NOT impressed by that!

 

I just found out about UD at SDM this past Sunday. I was in Whitby and needed to return something at shoppers. So I found the closest one, went in, and I saw UD. I DIED. Then I saw the Naked palette display!! Then I saw that i was EMPTY -- not cool. LOL I did put my name down though, so they will call me when they get them in stock. Woot woot!

Have any of you seen the UD in Whitby?

 

And I agree, Murale needs to make room for Dior!


Whitby is the ONLY location that carries UD. I'm not willing to travel that far.  I've been waiting for it to pop up downtown, but I think they're waiting to see how it does in Whitby.  Maybe too much competition from Sephora in Toronto?
 

 The girls at Murale said that Dior doesn't want to go there because they're doing well at the SDM across the street.
 

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Oh yay, a Canadian thread! I must subscribe to this one:)

  



Welcome!  And a fellow Optimum points collector, too!  You'll feel right at home in this thread :)

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All the SDMs around here have the Quo holiday sets and palettes out but no testers or even displays. Some of the palettes are packaged so you can't even see what's in them. Usually SDM is really good about having testers so it seems strange. I hope this isn't a trend. I really like Quo lip products and I've liked a lot of past holiday sets but I'm not buying them blind.

 

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20x the points this weekend!

 

AND!

 

Haha....

 

Smashbox, Elizabeth Arden, Marcelle, Annabelle, Lisa's Cosmetics, Schwarzkopf Warehouse Sale for all you GTA ladies!

 

Click here!

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I'm mad at Quo.  They discontinued my favourite TM (the True Skin) without any warning.  They just pulled them all from the shelves when they came out with the new display design.  They didn't even bother to put them on clearance or anything, just POOF and they're all gone one day to the next.  I'm so mad!

 

I'm actually not happy with SDM at all this week - I wanted the PF cream liners (40% off this week).  I saw them at one location last Friday, and this week I can't find them anywhere.  I've looked at 6 stores (really, six stores), no luck.

 

Phew, got that off my chest.

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All the SDMs around here have the Quo holiday sets and palettes out but no testers or even displays. Some of the palettes are packaged so you can't even see what's in them. Usually SDM is really good about having testers so it seems strange. I hope this isn't a trend. I really like Quo lip products and I've liked a lot of past holiday sets but I'm not buying them blind.

 



Where are you located?  At a Shoppers Drug Mart in Vancouver (Cambie and 16th to be exact), the salesperson opened up a bunch of Quo mascaras, blushes, and brushes for my girlfriends and me.  We liked the cosmetics.  To be honest we weren't particularly impressed with the brushes.  Even with the 40% discount, the price was still quite steep and the quality was markedly inferior to MAC or even some of the other brands.  Great service though, and that will guarantee return visits to the Shoppers with beauty boutiques.

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Are they new? The liners from PF I mean....

 

If they are - that would explain it. Some stores don't have the floor space to put up all the displays if its a new item.

 

If anything, you could've asked for a raincheck and gone to pick up them whenever they showed up.

 

We have the new Maybelline compact cream foundation (kinda like MAC Studio Tech), but its sitting in our back room because there is just already way too much displays around the store to put it anywhere (head office is strict with this stuff and have rules for everything).

 

If its a core item that is just sold out everywhere - same thing - just ask for a raincheck :)

 

Also - the new QUO stand - keep an eye out in the Clearance sections of some stores. Our TM foundation went fast - it was priced at $5 each and sold out within a few days....only Dark was left after awhile and even that sold out in less than a week. Most places don't give you ANY notice for discontinued items....the only way is to look at the barcoded label. If there is a little teeny tiny "C" in the corner, it means "Core" (permanent item), "D" is for discontinued (which means stock up fast because it won't be ordered again) and "O" is for Optional (we order, but only if it does well, its not permanent).

 

Hope that all helps - sorry about your foundation being discontinued :( I woulda saved you some if I knew. If it makes you feel any better, the TM was only in Medium or Dark when I saw it put out - nothing lighter.

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Oh and if anyone is interested...

 

Those Revlon Super Lustrous lipglosses that were so popular this past spring?

 

Lilac Pastelle, Pink Pop, Coral Reef, Peach Petal and Firecracker?

 

They're in displays now at SDM locations - only 2 per colour though and a handful of new lipsticks came out too (both mattes and cremes).

 

Also, I heard the Revlon line is being re-vamped (probably in Jan), so a bunch of colours are being replaced/discontinued. Cherries in the Glow l/g was disc. in the U.S, so I'll assume we'll follow suit and do the same.

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Are they new? The liners from PF I mean....

 

If they are - that would explain it. Some stores don't have the floor space to put up all the displays if its a new item.

 

If anything, you could've asked for a raincheck and gone to pick up them whenever they showed up.

 

We have the new Maybelline compact cream foundation (kinda like MAC Studio Tech), but its sitting in our back room because there is just already way too much displays around the store to put it anywhere (head office is strict with this stuff and have rules for everything).

 

If its a core item that is just sold out everywhere - same thing - just ask for a raincheck :)

 

Also - the new QUO stand - keep an eye out in the Clearance sections of some stores. Our TM foundation went fast - it was priced at $5 each and sold out within a few days....only Dark was left after awhile and even that sold out in less than a week. Most places don't give you ANY notice for discontinued items....the only way is to look at the barcoded label. If there is a little teeny tiny "C" in the corner, it means "Core" (permanent item), "D" is for discontinued (which means stock up fast because it won't be ordered again) and "O" is for Optional (we order, but only if it does well, its not permanent).

 

Hope that all helps - sorry about your foundation being discontinued :( I woulda saved you some if I knew. If it makes you feel any better, the TM was only in Medium or Dark when I saw it put out - nothing lighter.



Thanks so much for the info.  The liners aren't new to PF, but they may be new in Canada. That was the first time I saw them, and you're right, they were in a display.  I didn't think to ask for a raincheck because I didn't see an empty spot - it's hard enough getting a raincheck when you can show them the empty spot and the pricetag. I don't think it would work for something they can't even see.

 

As for the Quo True Skin - The only one I found was at the Eaton Centre location, and it was $15, on sale along with the other Quo that was on sale last week. Not on clearance.  I did see a few Skincredibles on clearance at another location (even though those are in the new displays too).  I asked at one location, and she said that everything that wasn't in the new display was sent back.  I'm really really sad that they d/c'd this - I've only ever repurchased 2 face products, and this was one of them. Maybelline pure was the other, which is also d/c I think, but my mom picked up 2 at the L'Oreal warehouse sale, so I'm good for 2 years :)

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Thanks so much for the info.  The liners aren't new to PF, but they may be new in Canada. That was the first time I saw them, and you're right, they were in a display.  I didn't think to ask for a raincheck because I didn't see an empty spot - it's hard enough getting a raincheck when you can show them the empty spot and the pricetag. I don't think it would work for something they can't even see.

 

When we get these at my location, I'll shoot you a message. Some stores are better at putting display packs out more than others (ie. right as soon as they get them - not 2 months later like us). I know you live far, but you might still make the trip right? lol
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