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


  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

    1. Hehe thanks Susannah - I was pretty happy with what I got too


  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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