Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stella and St Ives

Today I stepped inside a Chemist Warehouse during a break between classes and I do declare, I think I have a new favourite store. Just kidding, but it was really quite impressive.



The spoils:
Stella by Stella McCartney 30mL EDP
St Ives Apricot Scrub


I didn't photograph the scrub because it looks hideous next to the pretty purple ombre glass bottle. I know absolutely niente when it comes to fragrances, so I won't pretend I do, but I will comment that the lid is scarily difficult to twist off (I had to wrestle with it for a bit and feared it would go flying and my brand new perfume would end up all over the floor), and it gets dirty so so easily (as shown above; I'd forgotten to clean it up before taking the photo) and even though it smells lovely, I'd prefer a more delicate scent to a heady rose scent when summer's so hot. I do see myself wearing it this spring along with Estee Lauder Beautiful, but probably not during summer. I say probably because it's already growing on me. :) Oh, I should mention I got Stella for $35.99 (RRP $82) and the St Ives scrub for $8.39 (RRP $9.99). Yay discounts!

I'm not sure what to make of Stella. It's certainly nice, and for the price I paid I don't regret buying it, but I think it'll take time to grow on me, since it was so hyped up (particularly by Barbara and Anna). In this video especially, when Barbara says '...in my head I'm telling myself "Barbara, you smell good"' it sent me into a fit of giggles. I've heard a lot of good things about the Apricot Scrub too, but after reading a pretty poor review about it on Beautypedia, I hope I'll be pleasantly surprised because my expectations aren't too high. I'll take note about not using the scrub on breakouts, but instead as a preventative measure? Have you tried it? How do you make it work for you? 

I've got a few posts lined up, including a skincare routine, so maybe the Apricot Scrub may crop up again sooner than expected!
Thanks for reading, take care, and God bless! xx

6 comments:

  1. Chemist Warehouse has heaps of discounted cosmetics, like the Revlon Lip Butters are always few dollars cheaper than other stores :)

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    1. I noticed! The Revlon lipsticks were even less! But David Jones has a great Revlon GWP going at the moment so I was thinking about going for that instead, since a lip butter is included in the gift. :)

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  2. Ooo, what a pretty perfume bottle! I have the St. Ives Apricot Scrub and I really like it :) It's inexpensive and makes my skin baby soft every time I use it. Hope you'll enjoy it just as much!

    xoxo,
    Jenny @ Geeky Posh

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    1. The bottle was half the reason I bought it! I've used the scrub a few times and I like it so far! xx

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  3. I have smelt Stella a few times when it first came out, though not really any time recently or since then. But I have a friend who really likes it - not sure how much of it has to do with the fact her name is Stella :p I used to be obsessed with perfume. I have so many bottles that I rarely use! I need to start spritzing more often. It's fun to develop perfume collections though. I really like the St Ives scrub, I've not experienced any issues with it, but I'm fairly clueless about skin care in general. Hope you haven't had any problems with it!

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    1. I've grown to love it. Hahaha I did so want Miss Dior Cherie for the same reason, but can't seem to find it in stores! I think a perfume obsession is on the way, but they're so expensive it's quite the deterrent heh. I've enjoyed using the St Ives scrub so far!

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