Soooo, the weekend before my No Buy rule, I paid a visit to Fenwicks in London. I’ve never been in the store before and to be honest it reminded me of John Lewis’s circa 1988, when my Nan used to take me shopping for pop socks and navy leather handbags.
So I walked past the scary bits of the store, where the SA’s were a little full on, and round the corner was the glorious Shu Uemura and Paul & Joe! The Shu Uemura sale was abysmal, some old crusty powder and green lipsticks.
I was going to go to Harrods for sale Paul & Joe stuff, but I couldn’t face the trek hence this half arsed attempt at hauling some sale goods at Fenwicks. It was worth it – the Paul & Joe 50% sale was glorious!
Unfortunately, Mr C stood next to me throughout the giddy experience, so I had to be restrained. Everything I bought here was 50% off so quite a good bargain as Paul & Joe at full price isn’t that cheap.
I am in love with the packaging, 100%.
I bought the nail polish remover – it’s a small bottle but it smells amazing and of course you can always top it up with cheap sh*t later:
I really have to do a cut now and paint the scene in Fenwicks.There I was, salivating, ready to haul, and the extremely pretty, cute Japanese SA comes over and starts talking to me about the products. This is fine, I let her talk, I ask a few questions then I say ok, I will just choose my shades now.
She will NOT leave me alone. She stares intently at me.
You know – I think she sort of inspired this.
So I skipped over to the bargain bucket area (still Paul & Joe stuff) to have a look and over she skips too explaining everything. Once again I say thanks and skip to another bargain bin to look at the skincare items.
Over she skips. “That’s a cleansing oil” she says…”Lovely cleansing oil”.
Mr C finds this hilarious. He doesn’t find it as hilarious when I tell her I’ll have this, this and that.
Anyway the eye colours. These are limited edition ones I think, because they have a gold lid, no the normal pink lids. The SA tells me these are “special” to Paul & Joe:
It’s a yellow gold and a mid chocolate brown. Very nice – about £6 each.
I don’t see what’s that unique about them – but they sure are pretty. There were other eyeshadows to choose from such as a purple, black, navy, other shades of brown.
I bought 2 lipsticks (totally skipped the glosses as I have been gloss mad lately).
I picked two wearable shades, no 4 (pink) and 13 (peach nude):
Lipstick in 4 & 13:
They aren’t as creamy or as pigmented as I thought (Paul & Joe used to do a really rich, creamy lipstick and a sheer one – I am guessing these are the sheerer formulation). Still they are super wearable.
Told you I have a nail polish fetish? I bought two shades (there were about 5 in total) – a nude pearl and a gold glitter. I love these bottles so much:
03 is the pearl and 002 is the gold (I think). I think the gold is a LE polish.
I don’t usually buy nude polishes but I like this one a lot. I was choosing between this and a sheer orange and Mr C liked the orange. I basically manipulated him until he said he prefered this one…
The gold – it needs a good shake to get the glitter mixed into the base:
It’s quite nice! Nice on its own or a top coat.
Finally I bought a brow powder – I’ve wanted this for ages! I think it was £7.25 – not sure why that price sticks in my head!
You get two shades of powder ( bought the lighter one) and a brush which comes in a holder:
The brow powder is quite hard – I prefer it this way, the overall finished effect is a little more sheer and natural. The brush is fine but I am sure I’ll lose it in about…ooh a day.
There’s a darker version too – both were in stock when I was there:
Can’t remember exactly how much the total was for all this – about £60 I think and I had done my MAC order earlier on in the day so it was a GREATTTT make up hauling day.
(Mr C just said “That lady (on the Paul & Joe counter) was crazy! I’ve heard of it before but I’ve never seen it before with my own eyes!”).
So there you go, get down to the counter and see it for yourself!