Anyway I wanted to blog about a couple of freebies which I got! My lovely husband got me some Le Petit Robe Noir for Christmas - now I love Guerlain, especially their scents, Shalimar and Mitsuko (which can be really hard to find here in the ME) - so was really happy when he rather unceremoniously handed me the free samples he got along with the purchase!!
I have Les Meteorites both in the tin and in the compact in my must haves for every day - but Guerlain is a brand which mostly I buy at Duty Free as a real treat as, lets face it, its not cheap. Anyway I was really happy to have the following two products to try!
Firstly L'OR a make up primer with flecks of 24 carat gold (how much more Abu Dhabi can you get!!)
"Gold is the most precious of all metals. Pure, it reflects light in an extraordinary way. Guerlain reinterprets exceptional know-how in a magical formula: an embellishing make-up base sprinkled with pure 24-carat gold flakes. Like the most luxurious jewellery pieces, the precious flakes were crafted into ultra-sparkling and ultra-reflective particles, then dispersed in a hydrating smoothing gel. The reflection of warm metal, the coolness of ice: opposites attract in this essence glimmering with pure gold."
Well for me its a lovely product and makes my skin feel luxurious - but is it better than say Laura Mercier or Bare Essentials primers that I use? Probably not - I will use it until its gone, but I am not sure I would buy it for myself at AED260.78 on Essential Mall
On the other hand the lipstick sample I got was absolutely fantastic!
|Just look at this cute little sample!|
Firstly the sample itself is cute as a button - its not in the 'Automatique' casing but as you can see, a teeny tiny 1.4g little case. The colour I got is part of the Les Roses collection and this one is number 165 'Champs Elyses'. The colour did not come out too well on the photo but its a lovely dark rose colour (as you can see on my lips below). But more than the colour, the texture is absolutely lovely, just like smearing butter on your lips - really hydrating. The staying power is good too - I went out to lunch wearing it and still had a little left at the end. I would probably buy this one - Cost is around AED140 which is not cheap, but I think the colour could see me all the way through the spring.
So all in all I was pleased with my free samples this week - also came with a cute make up bag in pink and black.
Well that's all for now folks - would love to hear about your latest free sample trials!