It has taken such a long time to date this particular product – I’ve been to some very strange sites in pursuit of a definitive date.
The Dior Pretty Charms Secret Lip Gloss is still in perfect, shiny nick, all wrapped up in a velvet (ish) drawstring bag.
It’s basically a heart-shaped locket with lots of little crystal balls and other shapes hanging from it on a silver chain.
The whole thing is rather chunky but I guess would make a nice bag charm. Quite often, these Dior special editions tied into a bag collection but I can’t find anything to indicate that. I’ve looked at Dior Runway 2006 (John Galliano at the helm at the time) and there were a lot of bubbly organza pieces and a pink colour theme so perhaps the inspiration came loosely from that.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
Inside, the heart is ‘broken’ into two halves with one side shimmery gloss and one side lipstick. This colour-way is called Pink Enchantment and it’s labelled 002 – 001 had a lilac lipstick and pink gloss. Weirdly, there seem to be quite a lot of these knocking about on resale sites – perhaps because it was so fiddly to use that they just stayed perfect – but I’ve seen them around the £50 mark in mint condition. Top ingredient in the both lipstick and gloss is diisostearyl malate – a blend of malic acid and isostearyl alcohol – which has a good safety rating but I don’t see it crop up on INCIs very often.