Incoming: Kiehls, L’Occitane, Benefit, Ciaté and La Roche-Posay

Last december I took advantage of some sets and offers that were available and here are some of the things that I got:

First I went to L’Occitane, I had a voucher and I had planned to take advantage of it. There were several little and bigger sets with their products, but these two were the ones that I got interested into, and I loved the packaging, which you can use for storing a variety of things later on.

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These two sets contained a hand cream, a lip balm and a 50g perfumed soap. One set was called Joyeuses Fêtes, and the other Arlésiene, which has a bouquet of rose, sweet violet and saffron. The packaging is lovely and colorful, and hands cream, lip balm and soap are three things I am always in need for. Additionally I asked for some samples, and I got some their Amande Concentre de Lait, apré-shampooing reparateur and their Vanille & Narcise perfume. I cashed my voucher for the set of 50ml shower gel and body lotion in Jasmine and Bergamote.

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From there I moved on to Karstadt, to the Kiehls counter. They have several minisets from where you can try some of their products. From the different available sets I went for the Starter Set, which contains: “Creme de Corps” a body lotion, Ultra Facial Cream, their lip balm, the ultimate strength hand salve and their midnight recovery concentrate. This was the set that contained more products that I was interested in trying, the only one that I am not really interested in, is their Ultra Facial Cream. Since I bought them I have already tried out some of these products, and I have to say I am so far not so impressed, but wait for a proper review soon.

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From Kiehls I moved on to the Benefit counter, and there I checked out their different sets, holiday sets, offer sets, etc. In the end, I settled for this Rockateur set which contains the blush, a brush, benetint, their Highbeam highlighter and a Rockateur lip balm. I know there is a lot of talk about Benefit blushes in general and while I grant their packaging is always beautiful, I have to say this is probably the only blush by them that I could see my self buying. Their blushes are quite sparkly, and it is not something I found appealing. The packaging is lovely and it comes with a big mirror and tips, which is always nice. I have tried the blush, and the high beam already and so far I am happy, and there are reviews coming soon as well. The lady at the counter also gave a Benefit they’re Real mascara sample, something that always comes in handy, either for traveling or just for the sake of trying out new things.

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When I was almost on my way out of the Karstadt in Frankfurt, I saw a great offer on this Ciaté Nails set. It comes with a black base nail polish, Colorful pen nail polish and a matte top coat. I love the idea of the set, but I found that these products can also be used independently from the set, which makes them always more attractive.

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Finally, I went to the pharmacy and there I got this La Roche-Posay CC cream, that I will review soon, I have pretty much made up my mind about it already. It has a 30SPF protection and I was traveling to México soon after, so I thought it would be perfect for that.

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At this pharmacy they also had L’Occitane and this lovely soleil set, surely from summer time or something like that. The set comes with this lovely yellow make up bag, a small Rose Hand cream, a Verveine Savon with shea butter, a 35ml shampooing shampoo, a 35 ml bottle of their famous Amande Huile de douche and a little Jasmin and Bergamote perfume. Finally the lady at the pharmacy supplied me with two little samples of La Roche-Posay products. A soothing protective lotion which I already tested, and an antiaging lotion.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my latest additions, expect the reviews soon!

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