Marcelle – Xtension Plus Mascada Review & Swatch

May 2, 2012 § 1 Comment

marcelle xtension plus mascara

Official Website (Somehow I can only see the French description…)

I received this mascara in my April GlossyBox. As I said above, I can only see the French description at their website, but basically what this does is lengthen your lash without clamps and the brush & formula has bending effect to curl your lashes.

I don’t wan to keep telling you guys same thing over and over again, but it is super hard to find mascaras that keep my straight stiff Asian lashes curled. When I see a ingredient called “Isobutane” (commonly used in waterproof mascaras), I am confident that it’s gonna work for me. Other than that, no luck so far.

So, as good as this mascara sounds, I did not expect too much from it. Here is a picture of my demonstration.


I really like this mascara and how it applies to my eyelash. BUT! it does not keep my lashes curled. The formula is not too dry or wet and it does not clump easily. I think it’s just right. The formula is also very pigmented and has nice rich black colour. It seems that I can remove this mascara easily even with warm water.

This mascara also has nice brush with short plastic bristles.


Because there are many bristles, it really keeps the formula from clumping on my lashes.

I really want to like this mascara and I really believe this is a great mascara for those with naturally (or easily) curled lashes. However, it only keeps my lashes curled for about 10 minutes. So I won’t be purchasing this mascara in the future, but I gave it to my sister-in-law to try. Hopefully she will like it.


  • Rich black colour
  • No clump
  • Nice brush size
  • Affordable ($12.99) and easily available


  • Won’t work for stiff eyelashes
  • Comes off easily with water (can come off by tear)

My Final Rating: 3/5


Unboxing April 2012 GlossyBox (Canada)

April 30, 2012 § 3 Comments

Yes! I’m finally back in Vancouver and caught up some sleep. The 12 hours flight was super tiring, but now I’m full of energy and ready to blog again 🙂

So this morning I was awoken to the door bell. Usually that is not so much of a happy moment, but I was super excited as soon as I realize it was the delivery man with my April GlosyBox! When he handed it to me, I was surprised with how heavy the box was. I mean March GlossyBox was super full and nice, so I thought it might not be as good this month. Let me tell you, I was wrong!



It came in the usual cute polka dot cardboard box and inside is the sturdy light pink gift box. I now have several of these beauty boxes and really don’t know what to do with them…

This is how it looked when I opened the box. I was super excited with the size of these products.


And here is the product list:

1. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer – 120ml (Full Size)


Let’s be honest, we got another Aveeno product and it’s a little bit disappointing. We all want to try different brands, right? However, I am pretty happy with this product because I wanted to try this for a while. I think I saw someone on YouTube talked about it and it sounded like a great product. Besides, it’s a full size product! On the card it says $22.99 but I’m sure I can find this at local drug stores for $17-$18. Nevertheless, the box is worth the money already!

2. Elizabeth Grant Shower Gel in “Exotic Apricot” – 240ml (Full Size)


I’m most excited about this product, mainly because I needed to buy a shower gel soon. It’s a full size product that retails for $20.00 (but you can get it for $15 here). This smells really sweet and fruity. I was thinking of buying the Philosophy Apricot shower gel, so this one is just perfect. I saw someone got a coconut scent. I’m not sure how many different kinds glossybox has.

3. Maecelle Xtension Plus Mascara – 9ml (Full Size)

marcelle xtension plus mascara

I have a mixed feeling towards this product because I only use waterproof mascaras. My lashes are really straight and stiff, so only some waterproof mascaras can make my lashes stay curled. This one says it’s lengthening and curling but I have a feeling that it won’t work for my lashes. I will try and see. If it doesn’t work, I will give it to someone.

4. Wella Brilliance Conditioner (30ml) and Treatment (25ml)


These obviously count as 4th and 5th products, but they are similar so I put them together. I saw some people not happy with these because they’ve got Wella products before. I totally understand that, but this is my first time so I’m pretty happy with them. They are deluxe size samples and I’d say I can get 3-4 uses out of both of them because I have short hair now. For longer hair, maybe 2 uses.

5. Marcelle BB Cream – 1ml


This one was inside the envelope, so look carefully when you open! This one is listed as “number *” on the list. I’m assuming it’s kind of a bonus we got this month? There are many North American/European brands trying to make BB Cream and they are just not the same as Asian BB Cream. I think usually Asian ones have better coverage, where others work more like tinted moisturizer. Still, I’m excited to try a new BB Cream 🙂

So that is all for this month. I think it’s well worth my $15 and I’m really liking GlossyBox. I have received 2 GlossyBox and 1 Glymm so far, and I have to say GlossyBox has impressed me more! I have 1 more glossy box coming in next month and 3 Loose Button LuxeBox to follow. After that I plan to try TopBox. Then I will decide which one I like most and re-subscribe 🙂

Did you like this month’s GlossyBox? Did this post intrigue you to subscribe to GlossyBox? let me know in the comment section.



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