Friday, 7 December 2012

Selfridges Advent Calender - Week 1 (Days 1-7)

 
A few weeks ago I entered a competition on British Beauty Blogger to win a set of Lancome crackers and a Selfridges advent calender. Not so long story is that I was picked by the Selfridges PR to receive them after saying that the person I want to pull a cracker is one of my best friends, who's not only pregnant but it's due on my birthday (Congratualtions again to her!).
 
While I've put the crackers to one side to share with her (as it's only fair and it make our Christmas dinner a lot more special), this I keep eagerily awaited for December 1st.
 
If you followed on Twitter I have been giving a daily tweet to what I've got, and then bring them altogether to show what is in them. This would normally retail for £82, and contain 24 luxury beauty samples from Lancome, Kiehl's, YSL, Armani, Diesel, Viktor & Rolf and Shu Uemura.
 
December 1st - Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
 
I've tried this before and wasnt bowled over by it, put it one before bed and when i woke it had soften down to a delicate scent. Husband approved as well.
 
December 2nd - Kiehl's Strengthing Hand Cream
 
I like the texture of this, it sinks it quickly but is still rich. I already know I'm purchasing this to replace my Estee Lauder Renutriv that ran out last month.
 
December 3rd - Lancome Regenrie Face Cream
 
Good size sample at 15ml, but it says it's for lifting and firming. I know I'm not quite there yet, but it smells beautiful.
 
December 4th - Lancome Eau Micellaire Douceur
 
Simple more know as cleansing water, and considering my Etat Pur also finished last month, this was a small God send.
 
December 5th - Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil
 
I'm really excited to try this as I've heard other poeple say it's a great prodcut and never had a chance to try it.
 
December 6th - Loverdose by Diesel
 
The bottle design is beautiful, nicely facited so it catches the light but in a deep purple so it isn't too girlie. The scent is richly violet with a powdery vanilla dry down. It was definatly husband approved, as it also matches his Only The Brave by Diesel.
 
December 7th - Keihl's Ultra Facial Cream
 
This mornings offering was a lightly scented face cream, I know they are more known for their body products but I am intested in this. I have tried their Midnight concertrate and was impressed with that.
 
Many thanks again to Jane at British Beauty Blog and the PR team at Selfridges. It's the best thing I've ever won (and there is 17 still to go!)

4 comments:

  1. Oh. So. Jealous.

    Looking forward to seeing what else you get! :)

    Lola x

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    1. Loving the week I've got so far :) x

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  2. I got the Selfridges Calendar last year and it was amazing! My favs from above were the Kiehl's Hand Cream and Face Cream x

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    1. I'm turning into a Kiehl's convert everythign I've treid so far has been lovely. There has been lots of wishlist adding. Loving your latestinbeauty advent calender updates as well :) x

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