I've always been a bargain hunter. It's something that my mother instilled in me from a very young age and even she now admits that I'm starting to beat her when it comes to saving money. So any time that I can bag a bargain or find a significant sale or saving I will and that's where discovering Cosme-De has certainly come in handy. I don't know about you but I so very often find myself drawn to beauty brands and products that are on the luxury side of things, only then to be put off by the price.
I was recently very kindly sent a selection of some of the most recent products to hit the site and I have to say, I was blown away by what arrived at my door.
First up is a NARS Satin Lip Pencil in the shade Yu*. I already own a couple of NARS' Satin Lip Pencils and I honestly cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fantastically pigmented and incredibly creamy. And this shade looks like such a fun and unique shade of pink, one that I can't wait to start wearing. NARS Satin Lip Pencils usually retail for £19 but this is just £16 on Cosme-De (or be sure to scroll to the end of the post to save a further 15% on your order).
Next up is a brand new release from Lancome, one that I've had my eye (or more like my eyelashes) on ever since I first heard that it was going to be released. This truly is fantastic and I have to admit, I finally understand why so many pay a little bit more, than I have in the past, on mascara as this one is well worth the extra expenditure. It gives me exactly what I would like from a mascara; volume, length and a true black shade, plus it doesn't flake as the day goes on.
The next product that I unwrapped was the Christian Dior Cheek & Lip Glow*. This is a product that I've had on my luxury beauty wishlist for quite some time now so it was really incredible to see it as part of my haul. Usually costing £27, the Cosme-De price for this product is £24 which again is another welcome saving. I've found myself drawn more and more towards multi-use products recently and this is almost like the mother of all multi-use beauty items. It's such a pretty and wearable shade, one that's also completely buildable. So far I've had a play with this on my lips and now I'm going to have to try out some Christian Dior lip products as a result and I'm looking forward to seeing how this looks on my cheeks very soon.
And last but certainly not least is this spectacular eyeshadow from Chanel. Having never tried anything from the Chanel make-up and beauty range I honestly couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this. Have you ever seen a prettier eyeshadow palette? Comprising of four absolutely stunning shades, the Tisse Rivoli Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow* is that beautiful I'm almost frightened to start using it. And talk about luxury from start to beginning. The fact that the palette comes in a velvet (possibly my favourite of all the Autumn/Winter fabrics) pouch with the famous Chanel CC etched on it still makes me smile. It's just such a special beauty buy one that might have ignited a bit of a love affair with Chanel beauty (I already have a pretty substantial wishlist of their pieces in my head. Maybe I should get to work on my Christmas wishlist already. Hehe).
As you might be able to tell, I really was blown away by the products that I received from Cosme-De, as well as the variety of brands, products and deals that they have on their site. Considering the fact that these products made their way to me, here in Scotland, all the way from Hong Kong, they arrived so quickly (quicker than I've waited for some orders placed here in the UK) and everything was packaged very well too to keep everything protected. I'm that impressed that I'm already planning another big high-end haul before the end of the month. And talking of the end of the month; I have a very exciting and exclusive discount code to share with you which is valid until the end of the month or the 31st of October to be precise.
All you have to do is add the code ELLIS15 on the shopping cart page where it will say 'Enter Promotion Code' and it will automatically take 15% off your entire order.
What do you think of the products in my Cosme-De haul? And what would you treat yourself to with my exclusive 15% off discount? Have you got your eye on any high end beauty items at the moment? If so, what's on your wishlist?