Beauty Swag

Although you may be working for free, one benefit to being a Beauty PR Intern is that when cosmetics samples get sent to office and get passed round, if no one takes claim of them then they are yours! Luckily this happened to me today with 3 separate products! I could barely stop the smile cracking from ear-to-ear 😉 And no your eyes do not deceive you – two Jemma Kidd products and a rather expensive face serum from the luxury brand SkinCeuticals! I have been desperate to try out some Jemma Kidd products for months now, so when these two babies came my way, I instantly staked my ownership! On the right we have the ‘In Vogue Perfect Blush in 03 – 5th Avenue’, a pretty mosaic of 4 pretty pink blushes of both shimmery and matte finishes. To be honest, I haven’t swirled my finger in it yet as it just too looks pretty, but the colours seem kind of NARS ‘Orgasm-y’ to me. The other Jemma Kidd product is what really caught my eye – the ‘Perfect Tan Bronzing Trio’. I’m a bit of a bronzer girl and sometimes just rely on that as my sole cheek product to give my face a bit of dimension, and I have to say I have never owned a ‘striped’ cheek product before – actually that is a lie, I owned a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick that I lost in some club toilets! But the colours of this really appeal to me, they look so natural, not orange at all, just very brown and neutral toned. The last thing I managed to get my hands on was the SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Prevent Serum for normal/combination skin. It is a a high-performance, broad-action antioxidant serum that is instructed to be used after cleansing. It sounds amazing, but the clincher – it costs £142! WOW! I am massively into skincare so I can’t wait to see how this compares to my Origins Mega-Mushroom Advanced Face Serum, which has ever so conveniently run out 😉 Oh I want to take my makeup off now and use it – right I’m off!
PR Samples


  • oooh lucky you 🙂 xx

  • princesselfy

    I’ve got a couple of Jemma Kidd products and I really rate them. Lucky you with the freebies!x

    • Yes everyone who tries them seems to love them so I can’t wait to test them out 🙂 xx

  • clairabelle0306

    Lucky girl 🙂

  • Savannah Perry

    Lucky girl! 

  • I scored a fair few free beauty products from an event I had to work at QVC  the other week.  Never underestimate the power of free beauty products right! 🙂

  • wow! That serum :O crikey! sounds amazing, I’m feeling rather jel right now!

    • I know it’s mad! I don’t think I have ever owned something so expensive in my life 😉 xx

  • I love SkinCeuticals! lucky you 😀

    • I have tried some of their moisturisers before, and they are great! xx

  • giltyxx

    oh these would have made my day a def perk of the job!! xo

    • They did make my day 🙂 A massive perk of the job! xx

  • Great freebies, especially the serum.  The bronzer looks really nice, not getting on very well with the Soleil tan de chanel, I bought it a couple of week ago and it looks lovely when I put it on but when I get home from work it looks really patchy.  Don’t know if it’s just me or if it’s maybe not compatable with my double wear foundation, any thoughts?

    • Oh yes, was so chuffed to get my hands on that serum! Oh that’s a shame to hear you’re not getting on with the Chanel Bronzer, have you tried setting it with some powder or maybe some bronzer? Perhaps it’s the brush, I tend to find that the Sigma F80 brush is great! Hope this helps xx

  • Anonymous

    How exciting!! Freebies are always the best – the two Jemma Kidd products look absolutely divine! 🙂 x

    • I know! Freebies are always the best 😉 The 2 JK products are amazing – I really love the bronzer xx

  • laura-a-mc-k

    Wow those products look amazing..:):)  you’ll have to let me know how you get on for sure .


    •  Will do hun – I’m loving the bronzer so far! xx

  • Mspurplemakeup

    Yey!!! That is a big plus for that free job! Well done. What happens if two people want something?
    That bronzing trio would also catch my eye. Looks good!!!

    • Haha oh dear I don’t know – we haven’t got to that stage yet 😉 Lol! Yes I’m particularly loving the bronzer so far, it gives such a glow to the skin. You would love it! xx

  • Anonymous

    lucky you!! glad your enjoying the internship and that the perks are already rolling in!xx

    • Ah thanks chick! Yes I have managed to pull in quite a few freebies already xx

  • rcb38

    Wowee, that’s such a perk!

    If you don’t mind me asking, how did you secure your PR internship in beauty? It’s something I’m also trying to do 🙂

    Hope you’re enjoying your time there!


    •  Thanks for your comment hun – I’m having a great time here so far! A few people have asked a questions about my internship, so thinking of doing either a video or post if that would be of interest 🙂 xx

  • omg lucky! i have been wanting to try out the skinceuticals serum for ages!! 

    • Thanks chick! It’s great, been loving using it so far 🙂 xx

  • ohh can’t wait to know your thoughts on the serum!

    • Will be sure to let you know hun! xx

  • Ahh, how awesome! Free stuff….so exciting! 😀

  • Anonymous

    The perks in jobs are always great! The Jemma Kidd stuff looks great. Can’t wait to hear about it!

    •  I know! I was chuffed! Will update you all with my thoughts, when I have given them all a go xx

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to see swatches of the Jemma Kidd blush!

    • Will pop up some mini-reviews soon hun xx

  • Eva blog

    great job:)

  • It sounds like your internship is going brilliantly, you got some lovely products there too!

    • Oh yes it is, I’m having a great time! I know, I’m so lucky xx

  • I can tell someone likes their new job 😀 Those jemma kidd products look stunning! 

    • Haha is it that obvious 😉 xx