Thursday, April 11, 2013

First Murale Haul :)

I made a huge purchase at Murale this week! This was my first time buying anything from and I was very happy with how quickly the order was shipped and delivered to my door. I placed my order on Monday evening and received my order on Wednesday of the same week! I like that this is basically a higher end store owned by Shoppers Drug Mart so you can earn Optimum Points on your purchase. All the prices are the same as SDM and I wanted to take advantage of the Fab and Free promotion so I figured this was a good time to pick up a few new products.

Here is everything I purchased... you can barely see any of the products in this photo so I will provide more details below! :)

I'll start off with the Fab and Free samples. The largest item included was a faux leather pink tote bag. It is actually a very decent build quality so I was pleasantly surprised. It came folded up in the box so there is a visible seam in the middle and my bag has a little white mark on the other side (like the dye missed that spot or something). It is a good size for the beach or for school and I like that it has a fully zippered top. It's a lovely raspberry colour as well but I don't see myself getting a lot of wear out of this so I will probably be giving it away.

Here are the anti-aging and lifting samples that were included in the bonus:

Kibio Fit By Nature Lifting Cream Gel // 30 mL
Clinique Repairwear Uplifting Firming Cream // 7 mL
Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream // 15 mL
StiVectin TL 360 Tightening Eye Serum // 7 mL
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum // 5 mL
Darphin Age-Defying Dermabrasion // 2 mL

Next up are the other creams and moisturizers:

Skin Authority VitaD Fortified Topical Elixir // 2 mL
Nuxe Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revitalizing Fluid // 15 mL
Erno Laszlo Luminous Intensive Cream // 2 mL
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet // 10 mL
B. Kamins Nutrient Replacement Cream // 15 mL

The cleansers! I was so excited about the Bioderma sample as I've heard such good things about this product.

Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm // 30 mL
Shiseido The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam // 30 mL
Eve Lom Cleanser and Cloth // 5 mL
Bioderma Sensibio H2O // 20 mL

A few miscellaneous samples:

Ojon Rare Blend Oil // 6 mL
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels // 1 pair
Skin Authority VitaD Fortified Whole Food Spice Powder // 1.42 g

Not surprisingly, here are my favourite samples in the set!

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Sweet Dreams // 15 mL (full size!)
Soap & Glory Super-Colour Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss in Candy Gloss // 3 mL
Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara // 2 g
Benefit The POREfessional // 7.5 mL
Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator // 7 mL
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer // 5 mL

Here are the additional samples I received. I was allowed to choose 5 and I also received the extra Benefit sample because I ordered a Benefit product that was at least $30.

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream // 8.9 g
Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator // 7 mL
Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating // 8 mL
Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo & Condiitoner // 12 mL each
Deborah Lippmann The Stripper To Go // 1 mitt
Cake Milk Made Smoothing Hand & Cuticle Buffer // 12 g

Finally, we've come to the products that were purchased by me... including shipping ($8.50 to Toronto) and taxes, my order came to just under $160.

Shiseido Facial Cotton // 165 sheets // $9
Anna Sui Lip Rouge G in #304 // 3.4 g // $25
Benefit Brows a Go Go // $48
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carina // 3 mL // $29
Shiseido Eyelash Curler // $20

Oh, and Lulu loved the tote bag. She totally went to town on the zipper pull! Fortunately, she doesn't have strong jaws so she didn't do much damage at all. :)

This promotion is in effect until Sunday, April 21, 2013 and I thought it was a great bonus if you happen to have a few things you want to pick up anyway. The Fab and Free samples also came with a little booklet describing all 24 products. Overall, I was really satisfied with my shopping experience at :) Have you ever shopped at Murale? Did you take advantage of this promotion?

I am behind with my unboxing videos so I will post the video below when it is ready! :)

Note: I paid for this order with my own money. Any links included above are not referral links.


  1. I've never heard of this company before. I'm going to check it out. May be a better option than Sephora. And I want the Fab & Free promo!!

    1. let me know if you decide to pick anything up!! :)

    2. I did! I ordered exactly $125 worth, including some benefit products. I'll do a haul post when it all arrives. In the meantime, I wrote a post about the promo with value break downs on each sample. The B.Kamins sample is worth $48!

    3. what?? holy moly, that's a crazy value for the b. kamins sample! off to check out your post!! :)

  2. they have a murale store in north york too :)

    1. thanks queenie!! :) i read that there is a store in the don mills area... i haven't checked it out myself but there are a few brands that are only available in store so maybe i will have to make the trek there one day. :)

  3. amazing! I did a similar fab and free last summer and it was TOTALLY worth it! Going to head on over to the site to see what I can pick up so that I can get that bag of goodies!!

    1. it is such a great bonus!! i'm thinking of kicking beauty boxes to the curb and just taking advantage of these types of deals!

  4. hey! this weekend at shoppers. spend 75$ and get 25 dollar worth of points! i always go to the shoppers @ bayview village!!! lots cosmetic brand!! they have chanel cosmetics as well!!!! great time to stock up chanel lipsticks!!! and the sales associate always give out great samples if you ask them!!!!

    1. thanks for letting me know!!! i didn't take advantage of that bonus but they seem to have them pretty frequently so i will as soon as i've used up some of my products haha. i didn't realize the SDM at bayview village had chanel... that's awesome! i will have to check it out as i haven't been up there in a while. :)

  5. Great promotion and great picks! I haven't shopped at Murale before but I love that you can get Optimum points too. I might do the promotion at SDM ($25 in points when you spend $75).. if my husband lets me ;)

    1. thank you!! i love optimum points haha. i always think about all the things i will pick up when it's time to redeem them! :)

  6. that's a crazy amount of stuff/samples you got. Bioderma and the Benefit brow kit are my favorites.

    1. isn't it insane?? i couldn't believe it... i haven't tried the bioderma yet but i am really eager to as i've heard so many good things!

  7. I can't believe how many items you received! Love how there were so many samples :)
    Lulu is just too adorable!!

    1. haha even my hubby was impressed when i kept pulling samples out!!! :)

  8. Look at that itty bitty Bioderma bottle! So cute! I was thisclose to taking advantage of the promo, but then I realized all I wanted was the DL polish AND that I ALREADY had the colour!! I've been the Murale location in Vancouver and it's very "boutique" in feel. It's very different than shopping at SDM for sure!

    1. i know!!! i couldn't believe the size of that wee thing. i should check out the murale in toronto... it's supposed to be at a really lovely outdoor mall so maybe when it actually warms up for real. spring has been such a tease so far!


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