Wednesday, February 1, 2012

David Jones Autumn 2012 Beauty Catalogue

Hello lovelies!

The David Jones Beauty Catalogue for Autumn 2012 came out yesterday, and I just couldn't wait to pop online and check out what interesting gifts with purchase (GWP) and special promotions they had on! It's usually pretty exciting stuff, and this season was no exception. The heritage tote containing a selection of miscellaneous goodies is available again, although it's been only about 5 months since the last one was out.

David Jones Beauty Book - Autumn 2012
with Miranda Kerr on the cover.

If you're interested, and unable to pop into a store to pick up a copy of the beauty book, you can view it online here. Now, to be completely honest with you, I did think I preferred last year's Spring 2011 Beauty Catalogue, but that's mainly because it had more make up deals as compared to this season's. I happened to drop by DJ Melbourne yesterday after work to check out the deals in person, and so, I've put together a list of my top six most interesting and best value deals. In no particular order, they are:

  • Estee Lauder GWP

Spend $75 or more and receive a seven piece gift set with your choice of cleanser, moisturiser, serum, eye cream, eyeshadow palette and lipstick, all nicely packaged in a pretty cosmetic bag.

  • Jurlique GWP

Purchase 2 or more facial skincare products and receive a skin care gift valued at $175, containing the wrinkle softening cream, daily exfoliating cream and purely age defying eye cream.

  • Rimmel London GWP

Spend $20 across the range and get a free Rimmel nail polish set valued at $29.75.
(I have to confess I was actually lusting after four of these shades, so I snapped this up quick smart. I bought the new Scandaleyes mascara and a friend purchased a nail polish, so together we managed to hit $20.)

Rimmel polish set with cranberry zest, lemon drop,
hot and spicy,  lively lilac and strawberry fizz. 

  • Comvita Promotion

Buy one product and receive the second one free!

  • Bloom Value Beauty Bag

For $49.95 receive $105 worth of beauty buys, comprising cosmetic bag, eyebrow duo with pencil and gel, black eye definer, Boost lip balm in mango tango and top selling make up wipes and blotting paper.
(I have these, they're pretty good and so handy for carrying with you on the go).

  • Heritage Deluxe Sampler 

Includes a cute heritage tote with button clasp, Aromatherapy Co diffuser (choice of two scents), DJ lemongrass sea salt scrub, DJ wild orange and jasmine body butter, mini OPI lacquer (miscellaneous colours), and choice of either: A'kin pure man scrub/face wash, Ultraceuticals moisturiser, Crabtree and Evelyn hand therapy cream in Iris, and Elizabeth Arden daily moisturiser; OR, MOR hand cream (miscellaneous fragrances), ROC anti-age/anti-wrinkle moisturiser, Elizabeth Arden skincare trio and NP set pre-foundation primer. 
(I got this too, I was a bit iffy about it but I figured I'd use the diffuser, scrub, polish, body butter and hand cream, at the very least, so it was good value. I have one piece of advice if you're a bit iffy about this tote and are not sure if you should get it...walk around DJ's and have a bit of a sniff at the products in the tote, so you can pick the items with scents that most appeal to you. Also, make sure you check all the bags as the OPI colours are all different. I definitely saw a glitter/flakie topcoat and the Pirates of the Caribbean range minis in some of the bags. If you will use at least 3 of the products in the bag, it's a great value buy).

Heritage tote bag with button clasp.

DJ Body butter and body scrub, Aromatherapy Co diffuser in
lavender and rosemary, and blue mini OPI polish.

MOR hand cream in neroli clementine, ROC moisturiser,
NP set primer, and Elizabeth Arden skincare trio.

Some other fantastic offers and promotions to look forward to:

  • Visit the Bobbi Brown counter to try their high shimmer lip glosses and receive a sample of the Extra Eye Repair Cream. 
(I personally went to check this out as I love Bobbi Brown products, and the lip gloss is no exception. I'm also looking for an eye cream so this was a great chance to trial a new product, the sample is quite generous at 2.5 ml, too)!

BB eyecream sample.

BB eyecream sample.

  • Visit the Shu Uemura counter to get a customised skincare consultation and a sample of their famous cleansing oil. 
(I cannot tell you how much I love their cleansing oils, it's my Holy Grail make up remover and I will be doing a post on it soon. If you haven't tried it yet, you simply must go into a store and pick up a sample)!

  • Visit the Clinique counter for a customised skincare consultation and receive a complimentary 3 pack containing three 15 ml products.

There you have it, what did you think of this season's beauty catalogue? Do any of these appeal to you? What will you be getting?

Much love,


  1. You are such a winner, I am totally going to pick up the tote and the Rimmel deal as I've been lusting over some of those shades, too! I just looked thru the lookbook thru your link and liked those body scrubs, so happy to see one in the Heritage tote! Getting this tomorrow, thank you xx

  2. Ooh I really want to try out some of those cleasing oils, they sound incredddible



  3. I got the EL GWP & the Rimmel pack.. So great:)

  4. Oh i love rimmel! I might go down at lunch and check it out! How is the mascara? my covergirl one is running out so i may just check theirs. Although i really don't need anymore rimmel nail polish....

  5. Emma, they are pretty awesome, I used some of mine yesterday and it smells so good! Just be warned they are a bit rich in oils, so you can skip the moisturising after. ;) Just be careful you don't slip in the shower, I nearly slipped this morning after last night's shower!

    Haylee, you won't regret it, I promise you it's magic.

    Ingrid, how awesome are they?! What Rimmel products did you buy?

    MissV, I haven't tried the mascara yet, but will let you know! You can never have enough nail polish!(or so I keep telling myself as I gaze in despair at my overfilling drawers)

  6. ohh im interested in trying the bobbi brown eyecream! do they kind of just give you the bobbibrown eye cream after you try the lipglosses? or do you have to specifically ask for them?
    amazing & informative blog, keep up the great work =]

  7. i also purchased some products. Love all the GWP. Here is what i bought if you are interesting.

  8. Linny, I just told them I was interested in trying out the Beauty Book special they had running. :)

    Thank you. :)

  9. Oooh... Bobbi Brown, I love that brand :)

  10. That Rimmel GWP looks fantastic. The colours look really good.

  11. Diagnonsence, so do I, but they are so expensive! *sigh*

    Elunia, it totally is! They apply really well and smell lovely. :>

  12. Thanks so much for this post! Am heading to DJs tonight, so will have to sus out the Bobbi Brown counter, the Estee Lauder GWP, the Shu Uemera counter and the Bloom pack! Oh also how much was the Heritage tote?

  13. Ela, sorry for the late reply...I've been out. Not sure if the BB/EL/SU deals are still going on but I know the Heritage Tote was still on offer as I saw it last weekend! Hope you picked one up! It was $20 with any purchase from DJ. :)


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