I will have a blog post in less than a week but you can watch my vlog in the meantime. I missed the show but I checked out some vendors. However, a couple of photographers covered the event, so I will be sharing their photos.
Friday, I went to my favorite restaurant in Montreal: The Keg Steakhouse & Bar (Place Ville-Marie). Click here for my review. We actually waited almost 2 hours (it was so busy that evening) but it was worth the wait. We took a lot of pictures in the meantime!
Blazer: DynamiteNecklace: Forever 21
Lipstick: MAC Russian Red
It had MAC makeup items: lipstick, palette, eyeshadow and brush. There was also a Sephora bag, Instagram Icon and YouTube Subscribe Button with "Arzan Blogs" written on it.
Saturday during the day, Rehana (my best friend) surprised me with a painting she made herself featuring Christian Louboutin Shoes and the quote by Marilyn Monroe: "Give a girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world." Everything about it was perfect! It truly made my day!
Later that night, I went for another dinner at La Menara (Moroccan restaurant). Sadly, I didn't take any pictures there. Some of us had hard time finding parking there, so it was a little hectic. Nonetheless, we still had a great time! The food was okay (some dishes were good but others not so much). The service was very slow because there was only one waiter. He was good but there were too many people he had to serve.For the most part, I got gift cards (MAC, Sephora, H&M and Zara). Rehana (my bestie) got me an empty MAC eyeshadow palette with gift card, so I can select my own eyeshadows! I can't wait to fill it up!
As for the Sephora gift card I got, I used it the next day because I was hoping to find the limited edition Tarte blush palette since it was out of stock online. Lucky for me, I found it! I'm so glad I got it!
Not only did I start looking for a bracelet for the charm but I also made a list of charms I'd like to buy in future. My friend was right. It does become an addiction!
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The plastic bag had the following items:
How did I get all these samples?
I would suggest you to join their Beauty Insider program if you live in Canada/USA.
It's free and has few advantages:
- Each year around your birthday, you get a little present (deluxe samples).
- Earn points on each purchase that can be redeemed for deluxe samples.
- Have access to their yearly sales (usually 2 sales where you can get 15 to 20% off).
Click here to read my blog post about how their Beauty Insider program works.
The favor boxes had following items:
|Yes, I made a mistake in the title. In my defence, I worked on it very late and I was sleepy lol|
I redeemed some deluxe samples using my points:
During the VIB Early Access Event, I got several samples and the following deluxe sample:
I also got few items from the stores...
We took our appointment over the phone for Wednesday at 7 PM. We parked outside but they do have indoor parking.
When we first walked in, we were greeted by the receptionist.
The salon itself was nice and clean. There were few TV screens (the movie Mamma Mia! was playing in English). They had several stations in the open area for nail services but there was a small room reserved for waxing.
There was a wide selection of nail polishes to choose from the collections by OPI, Essie and VINYLUX. The receptionist informed us that there were extra charges for VINYLUX.
We were asked to be seated at the manicure station, which was very neat. There was a TV screen in front of us to keep us entertained. The movie playing on all TV screens was Mamma Mia in english.
We were each given a menu of drinks and snacks:
My sister and I each got The Classic Rouge manicure (Soak, Shape, Massage & Paint). My nail technician was really nice and she did a great job!
We waited about 20 minutes after for our nails to dry. However, nails weren't completely dry. Make sure you stay a little longer to let your nails fully dry or you can leave but just be careful. I'm really clumpsy so when I was paying, my nail touched the zipper of my wallet and there was a small line. My nail technician fixed it but then I was very careful. The nails dried off completely after awhile.
It's been 4 days and I didn't notice much polish chipping. My nails grew since then, so they aren't fully coloured.
Here's a picture of how my nails look now (after 4 days):
The nail salon is clean and relaxing. I would love to get mani/pedi next time. The prices are reasonable considering the fact that's it's much more clean than many salons out there.
My nail technician was very nice, so we had a long conversation with her. Although my sister's nail technician wasn't very talkative, she still did a great job with my sister's nails.
If you are looking for a place to relax and catch up with a friend, this is definitely a great place to do so.