On Mother’s Day, I was shopping in town. I needed to pick up some new tinted moisturiser. I spent the day before debating the Diorskin and Laura Mercier arguments. I do love both these creams. As I had half a tube of the Dior left I decided to pick up the LM. I was so happy that I did. The girls in the Brown Thomas cosmetics hall are sound. I’ve only ever found them very friendly and eager to help (and obviously to sell, it’s their job) But stopping by LM on Mother’s Day was kismet. I was spoiled. I picked up my tinted moisturiser and the radiance primer.

20140415-200259.jpgI love them and a little goes a long way. I was given the gift with my two skincare purchases. It was an awesome gift. I think make-up houses have really picked up the mantle on the gift with purchase. It’s competitive out there for brands. The free gifts have for a long time been a great selling feature. But the gifts I’ve gotten in the last 12 months are the best I’ve ever seen. No longer are you given samples that you just throw away.

20140415-200834.jpgI love me a little make-up bag.

20140415-200909.jpgThis face cream is a really decent sample, the body cream is delish.

20140415-201047.jpgA smaller tube of primer and a sample of the new shade of tinted moisturiser ‘Nude’

20140415-201142.jpg A was also given a sample of the new SS14 nail shade in ‘Attitude’. I think the gift with purchase is such a good way to sample some of a brands wares. I love it and I hope that brands like Laura Mercier continue to give quality gifts. What’s the best gift with purchase you’ve ever gotten?

❤️ Siobhan