Sunday, 1 December 2013

Lisa's Cosmetics Warehouse Sale (Picture Heavy)

Alright, you have been patient enough.  I have teased you enough with sneak peeks, so it's time for a bunch of warehouse sale pictures!

This is the Lisa's Cosmetics Warehouse Sale, in Markham, Ontario, Canada.  It happens twice a year, once before Christmas, and once before Mother's Day.  This season's sale runs for 12 days, sporadically, so you can check out their facebook page for a calendar, with dates and times.

This sale is a lot more popular, because it is advertised well in advance, so expect tons of people to be there.  Of course, I went at the most inopportune time - a weekday after 3:30 pm.  I'm not gonna lie, it was pretty busy.  I had to part off-site, in additional parking, and drive around the lot for about half an hour to find a spot, all the while, trying not to lose my cool over women who were literally standing in a parking spot, sans-car, on their cell phones, directing their shopping partners to their location.  I remember at one point exclaiming "This parking lot is a prison.".  Once parked, you need to line up near the entrance, which is located at the back of the building - just follow the crowd of ladies with their game-faces on, and their husbands with their somewhat irritated faces on (poor guys, shout-outs to men who come along shopping with their ladies, to help carry their bags).  While the line up seems quite lengthy, very year it moves quite quickly, and this year was no exception.  The man at the door did his best to let as many people lineup within the building as possible, so they could get out of the cold - so good on ya, security guy!

Enough yapping, let's get to some pictures.  Let's all just take a deep breath.








A few bottles of Ceramic Glaze somehow got into the mix.
 




Anna Sui eyeshadows for $10.99 each.





Elizabeth Arden lipsticks, for $9.99 each.

My purchases:
Sally Hansen, Diamond Strength in "Signature Taupe".
L-R:  Revlon Matte Topcoat, Revlon Scented in "Peach Smoothie".
L-R: China Glaze in "Winter Holly", I'm Not Lion", and "Pizzazz".
L-R:  China Glaze in "Angel Wings", "Optical Illusion", and "Champagne Kisses".

All in all, this year I was a bit disappointing with the sale.  I usually look forward to this sale, but this year it was a bit of a let down.  As far as the variety of cosmetics, it pretty bare.  Maybe 10 different colours of China Glaze all together.  Seeing how in years past, I had walked out of the sale with about 20 bottles of polish, and had gone back for seconds on separate days, this year was pretty lackluster.

The sale also had men's items, like shaving supplies.  It wasn't limited to cosmetics, the sale also had shampoo/hair products, cologne/perfume, toothbrushes, dishwasher detergent tablets, handbags, scarves, sunglasses, and chocolate.  I definitely recommend checking out the sale if you are looking for affordable salon quality/size hair products.

In conclusion, for the holiday season, Sale Event's Warehouse sale was the clear winner.


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