Saturday, 28 February 2015

Selfridges Splurge!

 

A while ago, you may have read that my big brother gave me a Selfridges gift card for Christmas! I was browsing so much on their Selfridges website that I even made a whole wish list post about it...

 
It's rare that I get to post up an image of the unopened delivery box because my address is on it so I'd thought I'd share this unopened box with you and take you through the unboxing process! I love opening stuff I get in the post cause I just feel like I'm opening a little present, even though I already know what is inside. It's the little thrills in life, eh?



 I bought these products around the new year, there was a 10% off beauty promo going on at the time which made buying these treats slightly more acceptable.

Bare Minerals quick change brush cleanser £10 £9
 I have a whole customer service story on this product that I will leave for another post...
Have yet to try this but I will be sure to share my thoughts when I do :)

Chanel LES BEIGES Retractable Kabuki Brush £35 £31.50



 My brother gave me a generous £30 gift card and as we all know gift cards/moneys are not meant to be spent on sensible things. The Chanel kabuki brush is definitely not a sensible purchase, I mean I don't need a kabuki brush that costs £30+, I could get a few good quality brushes for that price! Having said that, I've never own anything designer and this was in budget so why not. I fell in love with the white bristles straight away! The fact that there is a lid to keep it clean in your travel make up bag is just a bonus. I was a bit skeptical and disappointing by the size when I first laid eyes on it, I thought it was going to be bigger and perhaps fluffier? When I first started using it, I didn't know what to make of it. It was a rather confusing experience but now that I've used it a good few times, I can safely say that I am indeed a fan of this slightly overpriced yet oh so beautiful make up brush. It's amazing for picking up product (like my powder foundation)and blends pretty darn well. I would say it feels like I'm using a sponge more than a brush because the bristles are so dense, this might not be seen as a negative as I think it gives a flawless, smooth finish.

I think this is the ideal travel brush and I just love taking it out of my bag. I know it's silly but I feel like I'm subtlety shouting look at my Chanel brush every time I use it. First a brush, next a bag perhaps? In my dreams maybe.

Until next time,
Grace
x

6 comments:

  1. I love brushes with white bristles! This one by Chanel looks absolutely amazing! Great choice, Grace :)

    Jina
    www.beautyblogmark.com

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    1. Me too! I think I'm obsessed, I feel like all the brushes I buy from now on will have white bristles... :p

      Grace x

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  2. Selfridges is one of my favourite stores! I wish my brother would give me a gift card for there haha, great post :)

    www.londonmckenzie.co.uk

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    1. It was a total surprise for me as I didn't know we were doing Christmas gifts hahaa! (we don't normally do them)

      Grace x

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  3. That brush is absolutely gorgeous! Plus I always love a good retractable brush to throw in my makeup bag [=

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    1. So handy to have around, the lid is just a big bonus in my books!

      Grace x

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