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David Jones Beauty Sampler Totes - A/W 2016

6 February 2016
That time of year has rolled around where Summer lovers start to dread the end of February, Winter lovers start to get excited and we get ready to watch the streets fill with gorgeous golden leaves falling from deciduous trees.. Oh and the David Jones A/W Beauty Sampler Totes are released.

No one cares about the actual bag, they are rarely appropriate for taking out in public and whenever they are made out of this heinous vinyl crap I will stare daggers at any SA who hands me the totes without bagging them with my other purchases, lady if you think I want to be seen dead with a bag like this you are plain and simple stupid. I remember them doing a canvas bag with one of these releases and I still have it. Do the fucking canvas bags DJ's!

In every single bag you will find three set products, these don't usually vary in any way but very, very occasionally suppliers run out of a particular item and there may be some slight variations but even then you are getting something that is of the same sample value.
This A/W season the set items are:

  • Ecoya Midnight Orchid Botanic Jar Candle 50g
  • Grown Alchemist Camellia & Geranium Hydrating Cream 12ml
  • Red Earth Colour Lock Nail Colour in Nebula 11ml

There are two variations of the bag, Purple and Pink. I'll start with the contents of the Purple bag

  • Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm 4.25g
  • Coast to Coast Soothing Body Balm 50ml
  • Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist 10ml
  • Dr Bronner's Miniature Pure-Castile Bar Soap (scent can vary, I received Lavender)
  • MOR Rosa Noir Hand & Body Milk 50ml
  • Napoleon Perdis Madame Curl Curl Mascara 3ml
  • Natio Aromatherapy Intensive Moisturising Day Cream 50ml
  • Dermalogica MicroZone Targeted Facial Treatment
  • Red Earth 20% off
  • Coast to Coast 20% off

In the Pink bag you'll find

  • Antipodes Hosanna H20 Skin-Plumping Serum 10ml
  • Blinc Eyeliner in Black 0.7g
  • In Essence Aromatherapy Sleep Easy Pillow Mist 10ml
  • Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Balm 9g
  • Red Earth Energising Daytime Moisturiser 30ml
  • The Aromatherapy Company Naturals Orange & Jasmine Hand & Nail Cream 85ml
  • Weleda Skin Food 10ml
  • Weleda 30% off
  • Lanolips buy one, get one free
  • In Essence Aromatherapy 25% off
  • The Aromatherapy Co 20% off 

The David Jones A/W Beauty Sampler Totes are available now at most David Jones stores, if your local store doesn't have them out yet it's because they are lazy shits and they should be coming v.soon! They should also be available online at David Jones in the coming days.

Simply pop in store and purchase a beauty item to qualify for the bag, it will set you back an extra $19.95 on top of your qualifying purchase. Some stores are happy for you to buy both bags, some are weird about it though, it's mostly going to depend on the SA you deal with and how nice/smart/pretty/amazing/good at her job she is. Don't forget to always be nice to SA's, even if they are grumpy bitches, it's free to be kind, smile and save the eye rolling for when you leave the store.

What do you think of the David Jones A/W Beauty Sampler Totes?

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

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2 comments on "David Jones Beauty Sampler Totes - A/W 2016"
  1. I'm always tempted when these bags come out but I'm awful at finishing sample sized products so I've never purchased one but they are great value! I think I would lean towards the pink bag more as I love the skincare inclusions.

  2. I haven't been tempted by a DJ's bag up until now - seriously going to get the pink one as the products are more up my alley (and not because I'll get another tube of Lanolips hahaha!). These bags are certainly better than the last lot from David Jones.