Monday, November 5, 2012

NORDSTROM HAUL / SHOP SPREE


This is a recent haul of some items that I ordered from Nordstrom.com. The first item in my basket was the Guerlain Meteorites in Perles Du Dragon which is part of the Guerlain Holiday collection. I've never tried any of the Guerlain products before so I'm not quite sure what to expect quality wise from this brand. Although I didn't let that stop me from getting the meteorites which look absolutely gorgeous in their tin container. Anyway, when making a Guerlain purchase you receive a sample size of the Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Perfecting Primer. Since I am fairly new to this brand I'm super excited to try this product as well. The last item I was looking for was the Bobbi Brown Bronzer Blush Duo powder. The Duo powder was part of the Desert Twilight collection which was released in the Summer but is part of their Fall 2012 collection. I had been scouring department stores and online for the duo but I hadn't had much success but I eventually found it on the Nordstrom website. The blush part of the duo powder is Bahama Brown and the bronzer side is Pink Peony. The two together are supposed to create a gorgeous glow that enhances your all-over appearance while the blush is said to give a nice pop of color to the cheeks. However, I'm so fair skinned that I plan on doing the exact opposite and will be using the Bahama Brown as my bronzer and the Pink Peony as my blush.

Check below for swatches and prices for each of the items.



Guerlain Meteorites in Perles Du Dragon $58.00 USD





My initial reaction or my first thought was "Is this all that there is" and then I asked "Why wasn't this sealed". It looked like what few meteorites there were barely filled the tin container. It seemed as though more could have been added seeing as how much room was still remaining. Also, it would have been nice to have a sealed cover for the product because there was a light dusting of powder that coated the inside of the lid and it also coated the sponge cover that sits on top of the meteorites. Overall this is a nice product but I'm not sure that I would repurchase it again.




Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Perfecting Primer



I must say that I am totally weird-ed out by this next product. If you look closely you see a liquid solution that the primer meteorites float around in. I just don't understand the whole concept behind this product. Do the primer meteorites dissolve or melt in the liquid solution? How does this work, does it need to be shaken, or how much should be used per each application? I need some answers!!!    



Bobbi Brown Bronzer Blush Duo powder $36.00 USD



I'm going to be totally honest with you about this last product. When I first saw the duo I truly believed the bronzer was the Bahama Brown and the blush was Pink Peony. I mean seriously! Who would ever think something as pink as Pink Peony would ever, EVER pass as a bronzer - definitely not me! Don't get me wrong, I still like the duo but I think I will be more inclined to use it as I had originally planned.






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2 comments:

LVMAKEUP said...

That primer does look odd. Give us an update and let us know how it worked out for you.

Xen Lee ♥ said...

I have the Meteorites primer and my initial thoughts were the same as yours.. How DO they work? Haha apparently the pump sucks up the balls and some gel before dispensing it. I am almost done with my bottle and I really like it.

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