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Adore Beauty: Fab Picks for August 2012

27 July 2012

Adore Beauty online beauty store has been around for a looooong time.

They sell lots of products (skin care, makeup, hair care, fragrance) and lots of popular brands, they have lots of great sales, promotions, and excellent customer service, including price matching and free samples in every order.

They are based in Australia, and they have international shipping.

They stock brands such as Aesop, Benefit, Biotherm, Clarins, Lancome, Laura Mercier, L’Occitane, Napoleon, SK-II, and sooo much more.

I picked out a few items to test… and these were so good that I had to share!

Adore Beauty: Fab Picks for July 2012

The Exclusive  Serum Sampler for only $29!!! OMG is it such a good deal!

Ok they are only small sample bottles, but nonetheless, you get to try some of the market’s best and most popular serums before you buy the full bottle.

You get:
1) SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
2) Lancôme Genifique Youth Activator
3) Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster
4) Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant Plus
5) Alpha-H Liquid Gold Prep and Prime
6) Subtle Energies Facial Blend

The pack also contains a code that gives you 10% OFF the price of the full-sized, full-priced version of the serums in the pack.

Adore Beauty: Fab Picks for July 2012

It’s winter here in Australia, and the cold, dry air makes my skin SO DRY. I’ve had to throw my whole suncream + moisturiser + makeup routine out the window… because the skin on my cheeks and jaw was getting scaly – gross!

I needed a high-performance moisturiser that was NOT greasy. So I picked out Hope in a Jar, by Philosophy.

I’ve used a number of Philosophy products. And I’ve heard good things about this moisturiser.

After two weeks of use – so far, so good!

It’s lovely to use, light-weight, it absorbs really well into my skin, there’s no greasiness, and it seems to make my skin smooth and bright. The smell is lovely and unique too (a lavender and herbal smell).

Adore Beauty: Fab Picks for July 2012

I also picked out an Essie Nail Colour called Absolutely Shore (mint green, shown in the foreground).

With a base coat, and two coats of colour, it’s pretty good for a mid-priced nail polish ($19).

It completes my pastel colour range, all by different brands (seen in the background).

Show Me The Best…

The Adore Beauty site also has this neat tab button called “Show Me the Best…” where it recommends products, under a certain category that you select, such as:

1) Best Anti-aging Moisturisers
2) Oil Control Clenasers
3) Intensive Exfoliators
4) Dark Circles Eye Care
5) Refining & Brightening Cleansers
6) Tinted Sunscreen – Face

(and there are categories for makeup and hair care too).

It’s just a really nice way to browse for products and compare different brands and prices.

Enjoy your beauty shopping!

( See all my Daily Outfits here )

Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.