Shopping for Clinique and Estee Lauder at Douglas + GwP

Hello beauties!

Last week I planned on going on a shopping spree at ParkLake Mall for some NYX Cosmetics goodies (look at my purchase), some skincare essentials and new makeup products. I love shopping at Douglas! It’s actually my favorite store when it comes to beauty purchases and this feeling goes way back, more than ten years ago when I was to travel abroad quite often (especially in Germany) for a good shopping session. I also have a discount card and they always come up with great offerings, not to mention they offer impressive GwP and a variety of samples to try out at home even though I buy only one product.

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Where to buy:

Romania – Now at Douglas perfumeries

This time I was actually entering Douglas to get new shades of Lancome L’Absolu Rouge, which I absolutely adore, and for my all time favorite Clinique Clarifying Lotion No.2. I’m telling you this lotion has been part of my beauty routine for over 10 years and I always come back to it. It’s true that as a blogger I get to test all kind of tonic lotions, but this one from Clinique is always part of my collection.

I like shopping at Douglas for this particular tonic lotion as they always have it in the limited edition size with a pump which offers 487 ml / 16.5 fl oz for 169.00 Lei (don’t forget the 20% discount if you are a Douglas card owner). I did owned it in all the sizes, even the cute travel size bottle (60 ml / .2 fl oz) which comes with me whenever I travel, but I always preferred the bottle with the pump. It’s so practical and easy to use, offers the best price and lasts me for about 10 months when I’m using it twice a day (sometimes I catch my boyfriend using it as well).

Unfortunately, Douglas didn’t have the new Lancome L’Absolu Rouge on the counters (don’t worry I went back for it this week) but they having a great promotion for Estee Lauder products. With any Estee Lauder purchase (skincare, perfume, makeup…you name it) you would get a Gift with Purchase. That really sounded interesting but since I’ve already tried most of Estee Lauder skincare (remember I went on an Estee Lauder shopping spree last year in London) and still have a couple of deluxe samples, I said I would pick something from the makeup sector.

I quickly remembered Estee Lauder Genuine Glow Collection (info, photos) I blogged about in early summer and since it finally made its way to Romania, I though I would give it a try. So I choose Eyelighting Creme for Eyes and Face (3.2 ml / .11 fl oz for 115.00 Lei / $20.00) in 01 Gleam Glow. It comes available in three shades actually but the lightest one definitely suited me. It’s a multi purpose product, that can be used onto lids, cheeks and brow for precise pops of light and water-fresh washes of sheer color. It blends seamlessly and ads a beautiful and fresh wash of color. I can’t wait to put it to good use as I’ve read so many positive reviews about it.

So, by buying an Estee Lauder product (no matter the price) I got this super Gift with Purchase which actually contains Estee Lauder products known to me (except one) that are still part of my makeup and skincare collection. Here’s what I got:

  • Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Cream in Deluxe Size of 15 ml / 0.5 fl oz (I haven’t used this before…so it’s new entry for me)
  • Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II in Deluxe Size of 5 ml / .17 fl oz (I actually finished using the 2 deluxe samples I had this spring. Good experience but I wanted a cream that could do more for my eyes).
  • Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 of 7 ml / .24 fl oz (The shade is Pebble and quite a good match for my skin color)
  • Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara as a deluxe sample size of 2.8 ml / .1 oz (I actually got this one several times in both full size and travel size, as it is one of my all-time favorite mascaras. I’m currently using the full size version)
  • Pure Color Envy Sculpting LipstickĀ  in Rebellious Rose (sample size)
  • Modern Muse Eau de Parfum (1.5 ml / .05 oz)

The photos for this article were taken with my iPhone so please excuse the low quality…

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One Comment

  1. Although I enjoyed the cleaning results of Clarifying Lotion 2, I can’t tolerate the alcohol in it. Now is reformulated and no longer contains salicylic acid but it is still full of alcohol. Here in Greece the S.A’s said that it is cosmetic / skincare type of alcohol, but no, this is myth.

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