Saturday, 24 April 2010

Samples Haul

The May issue of Her World comes with a Metro booklet that you can use to collect free samples with a dozen beauty brands at the various Metro stores. I picked up the magazine yesterday and decided to try my luck at Metro Paragon this morning. I was mainly interested in the Elizabeth Arden Pretty Body Lotion 100ml but it was all snapped up. The Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil (8ml) and Lancome UV Expert GN-Shield SPF50 (5ml) had also been fully redeemed while SKII was not doing the skin consultation + 3 piece sample until after the current 20% sale.

Still, I was quite happy with the samples that I received: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (1.5ml) and Eye Recovery Complex (0.5ml), Laneige Water Bank Essence EX 10ml, Clinique Derma White Lab Bright Fortifying Complex 7ml, Biotherm Skin Vivo Reversive Anti-Aging Serum 5ml and Ralph Lauren Romance Always Yours 1.5ml.

After that, I attended the Stila spring makeup demonstration show at Orchard Central organised by Cozycot. I haven't heard of a Stila event being organised for the longest time so this was quite a treat. The demo was done with the new Jewel Eye Shadow Palette, Black Diamond mascara, One Step Makeup foundation and Yumberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain. The makeup artist created a very simple sweet spring look but unfortunately, even though I was sitting in the front row, it was difficult to see how the products really looked like on the skin.

Nevertheless, the goodie bag more than made up for it! We had to collect the goodie bags from the new Ninki-o store on the second level. Ninki-o sells the most popular beauty products and gadgets, as well as clothes. The goodie bag contained two Stila Jade Blossom fragrance samples and, to my great surprise, a four-piece Ren skincare sample set! Ren is a UK skincare brand that is made without petrochemicals, sulfate detergents, synthetic colours, animal ingredients, parabens, glycols and diglycols (such as propylene glycol) etc.

In Singapore, REN can be found at the Escentials boutique in Tangs Orchard, which also carries Stila. I have used Ren before and love their Mayblossom and Blue Cypress Cleansing Gel, which is extremely gentle yet effective. And finally, I also received a Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel by flashing a SMS from Cozycot.


Jessy said...

nice haul! would you pls do a review on the estee lauder eye recovery? =)

goi said...

ohh i nv know that there's still stila in singapore. I thought it has pull out of singapore. So i can still find stila at tangs?

Haru said...

hi Goi,
Yes, you can find Stila at the Escentials boutique (next to Shu Uemura) in Tangs Orchard. The SAs there are pretty nice!

Hi Jessy,
Sure, will try it out and post my review here but as it's just a small sample packet, I wouldn't have too high expectations of seeing any dramatic changes.

Anonymous said...

Hi can i check with by metro, does it mean all metro outlets or only specific ones?

Haru said...

the samples can be collected at the various Metro outlets, but it also depends on whether the individual brand is available there. But by now, my guess is that they have probably all been fully redeemed.