Friday, June 15, 2012

Beauty Buys

L'Occitane Pivoine Delicate - Lipstick in Corail Charmant £12.50 // Shimmering Powder £22
L'Occitane Princess Cherry Collection FREE // Ultra Rich Body Cream & Eye Roll on Samples
Recently I've been a bit of a beauty addict, buying lots of things I usually wouldn't. I fell in love with the L'Occitane Shimmering powder after seeing it on Louise's blog, & thought I might as well try one of the lipsticks in the collection too. I also managed to bag myself some freebies, a mini Princess Cherry Collection, which included the hand cream, shower gel & cream.

I somehow ended up with a sample of the Pivoine Flora shower gel too, it was in the makeup bag with all the Cherry Princess things, but I'm not complaining, hehe! L'Occitane also give away 2 free samples with every order, I just picked a couple at random to try out.

The powder is lovely, & I absolutely love the bottle it comes in. It looks so cute on my dressing table. I have to admit, the packaging was up there in my reasons for buying. The lipstick is nice, a little pricey, & is more of a lip balm tint than a full on lipstick. Perhaps similar to the Revlon Lip Butters I keep reading about?
Paul & Joe A Midsummer Nights Blush in Nymph £15
I got this a little while ago, it is another beautifully packaged product from Paul & Joe. The blush itself is nice, I'm no expert, but the colour is lovely. If you don't like glitter though, I wouldn't recommend this, as it is quite sparkly.
Benefit - That Gal Primer // Bad Gal Mascara // Porefessional Balm FREE
More freebies, in this month's Glamour Magazine. £2 each really, because I wouldn't have bought More freebies, in this month's Glamour Magazine. £2 each really, because I wouldn't have bought the magazine otherwise & especially not 3 copies! The mascara is really good though. Haven't tried out the other bits yet, but Benefit as a rule is usually pretty decent.
Mac Lipstick in Please Me // Chatterbox £13.50 each

Now these I definitely didn't buy for the packaging. Mac packaging is pretty boring, I think! But they do do nice makeup, so I decided to invest in a few more lipsticks to add to my current collection of one (also Mac), excluding the L'Occitane one I just bought. They are pretty shades of pink, & look nicer on than in the tube.
 DKNY Sweet Delicious Creamy Meringue £31

Lastly, perfume! I really don't own much in the way of perfumes, unless you count my Harajuku Lover ones I bought for the bottle & kinda suck, haha! I don't like buying perfume unless it has a cute/pretty bottle, but usually the scents with these aren't to my tastes. Or I'll like a perfume & it will have an ugly bottle & I won't bother buying it. For example a scent I love is Benefit's Laugh with Me Lee Lee (which my mum has a mini of, & doesn't like), but the bottles are really not nice. I do like their boxes though! I really should just buy a empty bottle that I like & decant the perfume into it.

Anyway, I finally found this one whilst browsing in Superdrug & actually liked both the scent & the bottle. It's limited edition though, which would be my luck! They also have a pink & green bottled versions, I tried so hard to like the pink, because well, it was pink, but it wasn't as nice as this one. The green was was also pretty nice though! I like my fragrances to have a sugary/fruity smell, I don't care so much for floral ones. These DKNY ones are supposed to smell like cupcakes, so suit me, don't you think?

I'll stop waffling on now,

Georgina ♥


  1. What's a wonderful purchase!
    Especially shimmering powder!**
    Cool cool....

  2. I just wanted to say your new header is just stunning! It suits your style and the tone of your site so well!~

  3. I adore all the paul & joe packaging! I want some just to keep in my room and look at to cheer me up :) xx

  4. I *love* the shimmering powder + coral lipstick... so pretty! Post pics of you displaying it! :)

  5. I love these! Your makeup is as adorable as you are... x

  6. I love L'occitane but didn't realise they also did make up. I'm intrigued! Benefit is one of my favourite brands, so absolutley loved the free make up from Glamour this month. Bad Gal mascara ia amazing (also have it in plum- check it out); only down side is it's not waterproof. And DKNY perfumes are my fave- don't have this one, but I love Be Delicious, Red Delicious (best for A/W months, I think), and Be Delicious Fresh Blossom. Would recommend them all!

  7. Wow, super cute packaging! Those products look very good:)!

  8. So cute packaging!!! :)
    Regards :)

  9. Adorable makeup selection! I feel like Paul & Joe packaging is perfect for your style :)

  10. seems like everyones going mad for these benefit samples haha! might have to go pick some up for myself! loving your new blog header by the way :) x

  11. wow great colours.... i like :)


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