Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Balm GWP + David Jones Sampler Tote

Twice a year David Jones release a Beauty Book filled with new products, gifts with purchases and new product highlights.  Alongside their Beauty Book they release a Sampler Tote which you can purchase for $19.95 when you buy anything from the Beauty Department.  The Sampler Tote always has a great array of products to try and I was especially excited to see something from SKII as this is a brand I've been wanting to try out for a long time.

After spending some time perusing the pages of the Beauty Book I found a fantastic deal from The Balm where any purchase over $27.95 would get you a Shady Lady Eyeshadow Palette valued at $49.95.  It doesn't take a mathematician to work out that's a fantastic deal.  I have a single Shady Lady eyeshadow which I use all the time so I already knew that these eye-shadows were pigmented and of a high quality.  Now get me to a David Jones Store. Stat.

I headed to The Balm stand with the intention of buying a highlighter but unfortunately they were out of stock of the one I wanted.  I settled for this Cabana Boy Blush and I'm so glad I did.  This blush is highly pigmented - you really only need a small amount but boy is it gorgeous!

The Balm - Cabana Boy

Cabana Boy Blush with my free gift - Shady Lady Vol.3

The Balm Shady Lady Palette Vol.3

And of course I couldn't leave the store without picking up the latest version of the David Jones Sampler Tote for $19.95

The David Jones Tote Bag

David Jones Sampler Tote Bag - August 2013

Two different bags to choose from

As you can see on the card there were two different bags to choose from.  It was a hard choice as I would've liked the Circa Candle as well as the Dermalogica Pre-cleanse but in the end the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter won out and I picked that one.

Do I need any more samples?  Of course not - I have drawers overflowing with them as it is but I know I'll get good use out of most of the products in here and I'm really looking forward to trying out the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.

I'm really happy with my purchases from The Balm, in fact I'm already making good use out of them so overall I think it was a fantastic deal.

You can check out the full David Jones Beauty Book here but be quick as it's only on sale/valid until the 1st September.

Did you pick anything up from the David Jones Beauty Book?

Kayte xx

3 comments:

  1. Hi Kayte. I'm green with envy over all the great products you picked up. That Cabana boy blush looks really nice! You have great taste in make up :D
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    1. Hehe thanks Susannah - I was pretty happy with what I got too

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  2. Hi,got it today after reading your post. Its really good value of money. As only lip butter cost 22$. My tote has same stuff, even shades of lip butter and nail polish are same, but has burt's bees moisturiser instead of cleanser.

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