All of the beauty products received in two sample totes
Around a couple of times in any given calendar year, David Jones occasionally sell a number of beauty sample tote bags in their beauty and fragrance departments. The last time I purchased one of these was back in September 2012, and about a week ago for the new range pictured. If you miss out this time, just wait a few more months and there will be more available.
All you need to do is buy that beauty or skin care product you need (including perfume), and just like hat, you're guaranteed a bag of $93 worth of additional beauty, skin care and make up products for only $19.95 on top of your chosen full priced beauty product purchase. The staff advise there is no minimum spend on any beauty product to buy a David Jones beauty deluxe sampler tote for $19.95. "You can spend a dollar or one hundred dollars." Nice one.
Available at a David Jones store in Western Sydney
There are two sets of samples you can purchase. Either way, the tote bag is the same design and style. The one that is pictured is the most recent. Being David Jones, you're going to expect some quality beauty products. All of the beauty bags contain the following beauty products:
1. David Jones Beauty Radiant Moisture Day Cream (30 ml)
2. David Jones Beauty Refreshing Facial Cleanser (30 ml)
3. OPI Nail Lacquer (3.75ml), and the colour selection can be like a lucky dip here.
Looking forward to trying the David Jones products mentioned above, yet have tried the gold and clear glitter OPI Nail Lacquer before. If you're the type that receives a spa pedicure and/or a manicure at a nail salon, then chances are OPI is the brand being used on your nails at the time. The writer is looking forward to trying the pink and blue lacquers.
How the products came with their purchase
In one of the two bags pictured, the writer also received the following additional sample products with the brand name followed by the product type:
1. Giorgio Armani Armani Code Luna EDT 1.5ml
2. Scottish Fine Soaps Shampoo 40ml
3. Elixia Skincare Vitamin E Cleansing Cream 10ml
4. Lanolips Golden Ointment Pot 12.5grams
5. Grown Camelia & Geranium Blossom Hydrating Cream 12ml
6. Revlon Lipgloss 5.9ml
7. David Jones Beauty Cream Foundation SPF15 - for fair skin 30ml
I have tried the Grown beauty range before. Their hydrating creams are rather soft. Your hands feel moisturised at the end, and the aroma smell stays with you for about half an hour.
Have also tried the Revlon lip make up range before. Their products are colourful, and these products are a great alternative to lipstick and lip balm.
At David Jones in Sydney City
In the second bag of products, the writer received the following additional sample products with the brand name followed by the product type:
1. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 13grams
2. Kosmea Skin Clinic Rescue Balm 5grams
3. A'kin Rosehip & Shea Antioxidant Moisturising Cream 20ml
4. Love Clean Argan Oil 30ml
5. Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Blue Hand Therapy 25grams
6. David Jones Beauty Liquid Foundation SPF 15 - Tan 35ml
If you have ever had a facial at a beauty salon, then chances are they would have used Dermalogica products on your skin. This brand is rather strong, yet ever so smooth on your face. Not sure about the Batiste dry shampoo. Have used this product before, and sometimes white streaks can appear through the hair.
Crabtree & Evelyn is popular in London. Have used many of their hand therapy creams. Your hands feel silky smooth and soft. Their packaging is not user friendly. With continued use, cream leeches out from the sides. The Live Clean Argan Oil is just as good as the popular Moroccan Oil from previous use.
Although these products look small, they are of a high quality and you do not need to use much. These beauty products will last you a while without needing to stock up on beauty products too frequently.
The front and the back on the tote bags
The tote bag is fashionable and handy. It is great for carrying around magazines and other documents, including compendiums. Otherwise the tote makes an excellent beach bag, or a bag to take shopping with you, whether you're buying your groceries or other items.
The size of these beauty products are also fantastic to take with you on holidays. For overseas and domestic travel, you can take these products with you on the plane, except for the Batiste dry shampoo as this is in an aerosol can.
This product is a great buy if your intention was to buy a new beauty product. Otherwise if you're just buying a product in order to buy a tote, then it might just feel like you're wasting your money. You also need to be open to trying new and quality brands. Highly recommended.