Friday, February 15, 2013

David Jones Deluxe Sampler Tote & The Balm Mini Haul

I dropped by David Jones yesterday as I'd heard the new Beauty Book had been released.  Click here to see the catalogue.

My main reason for checking out the store was to look at The Balm products.  Now that I live in Adelaide  there's a lot of products that I need and want to catch up on that just weren't available in Darwin.  Of course there's online shopping but there's nothing like playing with the physical products and swatching on your own skin.

I love The Balm products.  Their packaging is super cute and the products are always great quality.  After much deliberation I picked out an eyeshadow and a lip gloss.  David Jones are currently offering a free TimeBalm Primer (worth $34.95) when you spend over $27.95.

The eyeshadow ($19.95) was Shady Lady in "Just this once Jamie" and is a really unusual shade, I think I would best describe it as a neutral brown/taupe with purple undertones.  It can be used wet or dry and has a very creamy texture.  I can't wait to wear this!

The lipbalm ($19.95)was a Plump your Plucker in Pink my Lemonade (coz i seriously needed another pink lipbalm, sigh).  It's a beautiful sheer and shiny lipgloss which isn't very sticky.  It has a hint of pink but nothing too vibrant.  These lipbalms are made with menthol and vitamin c which apparently promotes circulation to the lips and makes them appear fuller.  I could definitely feel the menthol when I applied it but only for a couple of minutes and it definitely didn't have that full-on tingly feeling that some lip plumpers have.  It smells absolutely edible and will take pride of my place as my favourite lipbalm for the time being.




The major thing on offer from David Jones is their Deluxe Sampler Tote which is available to purchase for $19.95 alongside any other beauty purchase.  It is valued at over $93 and you can see below what is available and what I got.  I wouldn't normally pay $20 for a bag of samples as I already have a box full of samples from beauty boxes I haven't used yet but I really wanted to try the David Jones foundation so thought it was worth it for that as it was in my shade.




The David Jones Beauty Book is valid until the 3rd March and there's lot's more gift with purchases and speacial deals on a whole range of difference products so go check it out :)


8 comments:

  1. Love the packaging on that primer (even the lipgloss). Has a lovely vintage feel. Reminds me just a bit of Benefit. I'm a sucker for anything that looks vintage.

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  2. Me too, love love vintage stuff and am such a sucker for pretty packaging :)

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  3. This is great, I wish I live near a David Jones, I would certainly love to get my hands on this :o)

    Jac x0x

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    1. It's the first time I've lived near a David Jones so I was extra excited :)

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  4. I've never heard of the David Jones Beauty Book, thanks for letting me know :) might give it a shot!!! Love your blog, i'm following you now :)

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    1. No worries, thanks for the comment and follow :)

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  5. I love the balm products! I actually bought that eyeshadow about a year and a half ago and I LOVE it. I wear it with a nude base and do a subtle smokey eye with the balm eyeshadow. It's so gorgeous :)

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    1. I'm so impressed with it, am wearing it just like that today, neutral smoky eye and I love it :)

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