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With it being my Birthday today, turning the grand old age of 23, I thought I'd treat myself to some products that  I've wanted for a while. I also ticked the free gift wrap box and look how they arrived! It really did feel like opening early presents. Take note other companies: this is how I want to open all my online orders.

So onto what I ordered. First up is the Dior Crème De Rose lip balm which has been raved about by Elle and Ingrid. I love lip balms, I have way too many but I can't help to buy even more. I always tend to reach for a lip balm to wear everyday rather than a lipstick or gloss. I like the packaging but I still can't make up my mind whether the white plastic looks cheap or nice. It feels well made but white just gets dirty so easily. As for the lip balm, it reminds me of a thicker version of Korres Jasmine Lip Butter. It has a lovely rose scent and really helps to hydrate the lips. So far so good on this one!

Next up is the Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil. Kate raves about the Lotus version which is for combination and oil skin which is where I first heard about these oils. I went for Blue Orchid as it's designed for dehydrated skin which is what I have. I am yet to use this so cannot give any first impressions on it but I'm excited to do so. As well as face masks, I've really gotten into using oils on my skin at the moment.

The last two products I picked up are the hyped up Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors in Apricot and Petal Shimmer. Apricot is what the name describes, a lovely peachy apricot shade and Petal is a soft pink, both look very natural and feel amazing. They give you the gloss of a lip gloss without being sticky and the hydrating benefits of a lip balm. Definitely worth all the hype they get!

Escentual always seem to throw in a couple of samples and this time I got a perfume sample which I haven't smelt yet and a moisturiser by Dior. The moisturiser seems a cross between a moisturiser and a primer which looks like it would be great for under make-up.


  1. I managed to snag a sample of the lotus oil and its gorgeous. I'm waiting to go back to America in August to get the full size! You got some nice birthday presents, after all, who knows what you want better than you? :)

  2. Lovely photos.. I really want to try out the Clarins instant light natural lip perfectors! I've heard so many great reviews on them - just so pricey!

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    1. The lip perfectors are currently around £13 from Escentual, still pricey but a lot better than £17! :) xx

  3. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day :) I have wanted that Dior lip balm for so long I might pick it up as it just looks so beautiful xo

  4. All of these products look amazing!! I want them all. How adorable is the wrapping as well! Happy Birthday!

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  5. I really want to try the Dior Creme De Rose and the Clarins face oil! I'm already a huge fan of the instant light natural lip perfectors - the apricot one is stunning!

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  8. Great picks, the way it was packaged is lovely. xx
    happy birthday. x


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