Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June Empties | Beauty


Shalimar Parfum Initial 
My mum brought this for me for Christmas after observing me trying it at beauty counters on numerous occasions. Usually a lover of strong perfumes and the history of the original Shalimar I found the newer younger fragrance to be the preferred scent. Fresher than it's older sister this was a pleasant fragrance and I was glad to have it in my collection. A colleague repeatedly commented on my smelling nice whenever I wore this and has since recommended it to a friend who couldn't find any testers so I can the last of the bottle to him to share with her. I wouldn't rush to repurchase this as I always lean towards my Chanel Coco Mademoiselle but it was nice to have something new in my fragrance wardrobe.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
The perfume that happily takes me from day to night. Strong enough to smell on yourself yet light enough for day. I'm never without a bottle of this and love the handy perfume spray although as I've mentioned before it is frustrating to have to buy the whole system rather than refills. I will repurchase but in a few months when I hit duty free.

Chanel Vitalumere Aqua Foundation
I'm torn between how I feel about this blogger favourite, the foundation raved as a must have by many. This small tester bottle actually lasted a good week so I was able to put it through its paces during a week of mixed weather conditions. Some days I would look in the mirror and think wow this foundation is amazing and on another I'd feel it was less dewy and more sweaty. I think I may be more suited to the newer Velvet addition to their foundation range.

Heaven Skincare Cleansing Milk
I've mentioned Heaven Skincare once or twice on the blog before and I'm happy to try any range that has Kate Middleton's seal of approval. This cleansing milk was originally limited edition having been created for one of Deborah Mitchell's clients (Kate maybe?) and became so popular it was made permanent. I would use this as my second cleanse and enjoyed it's consistancy although there was nothing that particularly wowed me. Also I find the bottle really restricting. Yes the glass bottle is slim and elegant but I can't help feel that a lot of the product is wasted and for love nor money could I get the top of to scrap any residual product out.

Chanel Les Beiges All-In-One Healthy Glow Fluid 
You will know by now that Chanel Les Beiges powder is my holy grail item so I was intrigued to see how the Healthy Glow Fluid would compare and I can confirm it's love and how I have managed to resist purchasing the full size yet I don't know.
I was instantly wowed by this but when I checked it's appearance in the mirror an hour or two later I was amazed. I can only describe this as looking like you have stepped off the beach. You know when you've sat in the sun all day and have a fresh tanned glow. If I was going on a Summer holiday this year I would definitely be taking this with me.

Lush Mask of Magnaminty
I am only resisting repurchasing Lush Magnaminty so I can give the other masks in my cupboards a fair crack at the whip. I fully reviewed this mask here so I want repeat in too much detail but this is an affordable mask that now means I want to explore more Lush skincare products.

And that brings June Empties to a close, let's see if July brings another bumper bag of trash.

*this post contains press samples

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32 comments:

  1. Some lovely products there, I tried the Les Beiges sample out of a magazine, but it didnt seem to do much for me, probably the wrong shade - lol - so am tempted to go to a counter to see if I can get a better sample, as even in sunny weather I feel I need a covering of something on, recently tried Clarins new tinted moisturiser but again not that impressed, knowing me will end up going back to my clinique one x

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    1. If you like BB creams try the Erborian one (avail from Space NK and Selfridges) I'm loving that at the moment x

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  2. Les Beiges comes in a fluid version? I need to try that....

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  3. I really want to try the Chanel foundation, where did you get the sample from - Chanel counter? Makes sense to try before I buy! x

    http://www.teapartywithalice.com

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    1. Yep from a Chanel counter, I think it was when I was looking into and buying the Les Beiges... I need to try and get a sample of the new foundation x

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  4. Thanks for the Chanel reviews.. Lovely!

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  5. Hate that when you can't get all the product out - grrrrr!

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  6. I am so in need of a good scent. I just finished my perfume too! Deciding which to top up with - Chanel or Ms Dior Cherie!

    Luc X
    www.skeeterandscout.com

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    1. Well I'm obviously going to say Chanel is the way forward! x

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  7. My grandmother loved Shalimar and I still have a tiny bottle of the parfum in a draw somewhere. Hugely emotive scent for me though a little overpowering. Have never smelled the Initial but it sounds like it's more my style. I'll add it to my to-spritz-list and give it a try next time in Debenhams!

    Tori xx
    http://jutejamandjoy.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I always keep perfume bottles in my drawers for the scent to linger. Let me know how you find Inital

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  8. I really need to look into some Lush skincare, I keep hearing such good things especially about their masks!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Even my brother has jumped on the Lush bandwagon!

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  9. Great selection of products here :) Who doesn't love a bit of Chanel!

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. A full Chanel make up collection is the dream! x

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  10. Chanel = my weakness! xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  11. I feel exactly the same as you about the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation- I love the finish at first, but it tends to go oily quickly, so I'm going to try and get my hands on a tester of the velvet one to see if that works any better :)

    - Grace's Beauty Space xx

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    1. I will need to replace my Les Beiges powder shortly so hoping I can get a tester then x

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  12. thanks for sharing the empties. that perfume packaging looks so elegant.

    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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  13. I've been wanting to try Chanel's Les Beiges for the longest time but I still haven't purchased it! After hearing your review it makes me want it even more! I definitely need to go out and buy this asap!

    Beauty Schooled

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    1. Yes you do!!! It's my holy grail product x

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  14. I really want to try the Les Beiges Powder.. it looks beautiful xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I love the powder, in fact I've got a post about it coming up next week! x

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  15. i love coco! it's so nice

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. there's a cute Dahlia trench coat giveaway on my blog at the moment, click here!

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  16. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle is my favourite perfume of all time! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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