September 24, 2010

Cosmetics Gala at The Bay in Rideau Mall

Finally, pictures from the Cosmetics Gala at The Bay in Rideau Mall! The occasional was special for all sorts of reasons. There were music, models, catering, and even a professional photo booth to have your picture taken after a make over. The best part was that most cosmetics counter had incentives.

Due to the incentives, I scored myself the Dior snow moisturizer, the Shiseido White Lucent moisturizing cream and some other Clinique products while getting a bunch of free samples and swag bags for those brands. Why buy them at other times when you can get freebies with your purchase?

Unlike other major cosmetics retailers, the good part about buying cosmetics from The Bay is that the ladies behind the counter know the products well. Each counter has their own specialists that promote and sell the line, so you can always find the answers you need and they can recommend the most suitable product according to your skin type. It was great seeing Justyna again as well as hang out with other bloggers such as Kara and Loukia.





74 comments:

  1. sounds like a fun event! i love makeovers!

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  2. It looks like so much fun! And again, you look freakin' amazing!!

    Happy weekend :)

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  3. Wow my malls suck. No seriously we don't have any special things like this. I'm jealous. It looks like a fabulous time with so many options. Have a good weekend dear!

    Hey lady I'm also running a giftcard giveaway for CSN stores! If you get a chance hop on over to my blog!

    CSN Stores Giftcard Giveaway

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  4. Is it possible for that mall to ave their branches in phils so that I can experience such amazing freebies?! And i think the staffs were very sweet and helpful.. i love that most are not as good as them and it pissed me off sometimes! hehehe

    Ok so what more can i say but you, as always are beautiful and radiant with that green dress plus all your company the ladies with u were looking great , the girls were all gorgeous!

    Happy weekend hun! hope u will have great one. be safe!

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  5. Wow that's really great! :) make over with photo booths :) i love your outfit and you look great in your make up

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  6. Looking good as ussual :) Glad u had a nice time

    xoxo

    Venoma

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  7. envy!! you look gorgeous and that dress color you wore is just so stunning and your make up is just to die for <3

    vdcouture

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  8. "the good part about buying cosmetics from The Bay is that the ladies behind the counter know the products well" - hmmm, we definitely not talking about the same Bay LOL. Maybe The Bay in Ottawa is better. I always find ladies behind cosmetics counters at The Bay to be terrible when it comes to product knowledge and product recommendation. They tell me what I can read on the back of the darn bottle/product. Seriously.
    The pictures turned out great!
    It must have been so much fun to hang out with the other fellow bloggers :)

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  9. Love your necklace! I too, am guilty for purchasing things if they come with other free things...One time I bought 3 Clinique items just for the travel sized bag that it came with.

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  10. Boo, my original comment got wiped off cyberspace! I was saying.. I usually go to Holt Renfrew since its right next to work but then again I'm just behind The Bay so maybe I should go there instead!

    I've forwarded your blogs to some of my friends and they looove it!

    besos,

    ML
    20 YORK STREET

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  11. Awesome necklace...and a fab looking time!!

    Have a Fabulous day!
    Statements in Fashion Blog

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  12. FUN!! makeovers are always fun!!

    Yet again - that dress is so cute on you and compliments your eyes!

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  13. thanks :)
    loved all the pics, and the makeup on them!

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  14. I really want to try that Shiseido cream! Hope you had fun. =)

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  15. these look so amazing! thanks for conming and posting such a great review!

    BISOUS!

    j

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  16. How fun!! I love getting my makeup done, that's because I'm too lazy to do it myself ;o) You girls look fab! Enjoy the weekend!

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  17. ohh i love your outfit!! :) you look pretty ^.^ the girl in the purple dress has cool hair :P

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  18. i used to work in cosmetics and i got all thousands of dollars woth of stuff for free! i didn't really care for them at the time and now i miss it because i have to pay for it.

    you guys look like you had a great time! have a good weekend Julie!

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  19. Ha! I recognized Loukia from LouLou's views right away!!! I didn't know you lived in the same region!.... looks like a great night out!

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  20. Fun! Makeup and fashion, I'm all in! Have a great weekend dear ;)

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  21. lucky you! wish i coulda been there lol

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  22. It looks like so much fun!

    I used to live in Ottawa and lost many afternoons to the makeup counter at the bay.

    I love how there's an actual MAC store in the rideau center now :)

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  23. I'm not a fan of Justin neither. And I don't know if Givenchy wants to sell parfums to teenagers ahaaha but as I wrote in my post. Apart from Justin , the perfumes were really delicious. Especially the purple one. And the bottle looks like an ipod so I think they wanted to reach the young populations. But me and you, we are yound and we are classy. So NO JUSTIN PLEASE.

    I see you had a great day: and the pictures you had taken in the previous post were great. Getting camera crazy is good for self-appreciation

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  24. i love love love freebies! :D

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

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  25. Lucky duckie! Looks awesome! Love that green dress you were wearing! You look so pretty!

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  26. Ive always hated walking through the make-up counter section of stores--but it looks like it would have been fun that night.

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  27. i love these photos.. so chic!

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  28. aw how fun! sounds like you scored some great stuff too...you look great! i love your necklace too :)

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  29. It makes such a big difference when people who sell beauty products actually know the products! Makes me feel so much more confident about my purchase. :)

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  30. i love good salespersons ! can't stand it when the counter girl doesn't know her stuff. anyway, i love the necklace you're donning ! it really makes a huge statement!

    xx

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  31. i love the rideau mall! you look gorgeous! looks like u had lots of fun :)

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  32. :D wooww everyone looks so glamorous! Really love the lipcolor her for some reason, looks great even in room lighting.

    And thanks for dropping by - I blogstalked you wayway~ before I even had a blog so, with the lack of a better way to say it, it really feels like an honor ^^;;; Thank you!

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  33. I love the green dress you're wearing! And who doesn't like makeovers? haha.

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  34. Such beautiful people!

    Love Grace.

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  35. First things first, thank you for helping me discover CJ Baron! I love his covers! Haha.

    And these pictures are so lovely! I wish I got to participate in this! You look gorgeous too! :]

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog too! Your's is lovely! Maybe we can follow each other? :]

    Love,
    Erin :)

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  36. T_T i wish i was there amazing photos ^^

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  37. Green looks good on you - and that necklace is the perfect stylish companion. Seems like everyone was in great form. I actually like the MAC and Bobbie Brown counters here in Paris.
    The girls are very well trained. Have a fabulous weekend, my swwet blog friend;-)

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  38. yeah freebies! :P

    loving the dress you're wearing.

    xx

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  39. Thank you so much for your support!! =) I'm better now

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  40. that make up is extraordinary! You all look lovely =)

    http://quenchfab.blogspot.com

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  41. loving your dress and make up! you look fierce girl :)

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  42. Looks like you wear one of the models so gorgeous looks like u had fun

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  43. Oooh. I'm really liking the looks the two girls in the animal print have going on. And your look, of course. Your dress and make-up are gorgeous.

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  44. i absolutely love what you're wearing :)

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  45. You look so beautiful at the pictures
    I never try ballet and I am so sorry about it

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  46. great post here!

    kiss

    www.thebeautifulandthehard.blogspot.com

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  47. wow, very very stylish people! sounds like a fun event! :D

    Castor Pollux

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  48. While shopping for cosmetics, it's essential to know your products and they fact they have specialists there for you to help you it's a very positive aspect. Thumbs up for them.

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  49. always love the make over time :))
    love ur dress??
    is it Rachel Roy's design? (i read ur last post)
    love it!!

    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    in Love&Light
    Queen D

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  50. I love how the colour of your dress fits on you. And of course the makeup is just beautiful!

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  51. i'm glad these ladies know the products well because i'm no makeup expert, so i need people who know what they're doing when i go to buy makeup.

    http://ohtobeamuse.com

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  52. oh this event looks so fun!
    great make up!
    xoxo

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  53. omg. everyone looks so stylish. i love it! :D

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  54. The makeup looks are really cool.

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  55. Fantastic. So much fun stuff happening in one place

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  56. You have such a cool mall!~ jealous. <33

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  57. Ah, so jealous! I'm obsessed with Clinique products - they're just packaged so pretty-ly.
    So I have been sitting here listening to the music playing on your page for far too long, hehe. You have great taste!
    Romany
    xx

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  58. great photos!! you look pretty on the last photos! i like your dress :)

    check my new post! http://selviorselfish.blogspot.com/

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  59. ur eye color match ur dress! so cute!

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  60. You look so pretty! It looks like a fun time and a chance to buy beauty goodies while scoring free loot is always good. :-)

    Re. your comment: I LOL'd at the part about Manhattan's bedbug problem because I was worried about the same thing! I checked the clothes I bought, our hotel room, and our belongings CONSTANTLY. My boyfriend must've thought I was crazy by the end of the trip.

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  61. A day at the makeup counters sounds like a lot of fun :) I know others have said this above but.. I love your eye makeup & the color of your dress! Yay for Clinique, I especially support b/c it's CF lol

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  62. Great pictures from the event lady!! You got some great shots of the models! :)

    xo

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  63. is that you in green? You're so pretty!

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