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Paul & Joe Disney Collection Lady and the Tramp Protective Hand Cream Review

November 25, 2008
Paul & Joe Disney Collection Lady and the Tramp Protective Hand Cream SPF 15 PA+ ($24)
Available via Beauty Habit online and in stores at Bergdorf Goodman. Click here to check out more photos of the collection.

A few weeks back I posted about Beauty Habit’s 25% off promotion, which included the much-coveted Disney for Paul & Joe collection, which had previously only been available in Japan. While I wanted pretty much one of everything, I just couldn’t justify the additional purchases since Saks F&F and Sephora F&F were around the same time; but I couldn’t not get anything since I love Disney so picked up this hand cream as a small indulgence.

The packaging for this Protective Hand Cream is soooo darling! The peach and orange flower scented light hand cream comes packaged in a pale pink opalescent tube featuring the much loved Lady of Lady and the Tramp and makes it so much easier for me to remember to apply hand cream periodically throughout the day.

LOVE: I love the super-light, almost gel-like consistency of this hand treatment, especially because it’s quick to dry and doesn’t leave behind any sticky or tacky residue. Then again my hands don’t get all that dry so I don’t need a heavy-duty treatment. I also really love the fact that this has a light SPF, so I feel good that my hands are at least somewhat protected from environmental factors. And of course the adorable packaging!

NOT SO MUCH: While this hand cream worked out well for me, if you suffer from severely dry hands this just won’t cut it. It leaves my hands feeling super soft and happy, but based on consistency alone I can tell that for really dry winter hands you’ll need something more. Also, the peach/orange flower scent, while light, is pretty artificial and chemically smelling. Now I actually like this as it smells like orange soda (think Sunkist) to me, but I know several people that aren’t too fond of it.

A blob of hand cream. See how thin the consistency is? This was round at some point but it’s too watery/gel-like to hold its shape.

Spread around a little. Love how light this feels while still being moisturizing.
All blended in. Check out my non-dry skin compared to the initial photo!

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A Few Disney for Paul & Joe Photos (Courtesy of Nicole)

November 12, 2008
Disney for Paul & Joe Lady Protective Hand Cream and Flower Face Colour

How cute is this all? If you’ll recall I blogged (here) thanks to a tip from Nicole about the fact that Beauty Habit had this collection in, and at 25% off no less! We both places our orders like the good little beauty addicts that we are and they arrived on Monday! I just have to mention that literally an hour or two after placing my order I had the shipping confirmation in my inbox–impressive!


I only ended up with the hand cream (which I’ll be reviewing for you shortly) but Nicole got both the hand cream and the Flower face color beads so needless to say I begged for photos to share with you. Thanks so much Nicole!

Oh where oh where have my pearls gone?

I’d heard this before and so wasn’t surprised to hear it from Nicole as well, but it’s still a little disappointing: the face colour comes nearly half empty! The packaging is simply darling though!

Included Puff
Swatch of Disney for Paul & Joe Flower Face Colour
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Paul & Joe Disney Collection Now Online And 25% Off!!!

November 4, 2008
Thanks so much to Nicole for pointing this out to me!!! Beauty Habit currently has the Disney for Paul & Joe collection available on their website, plus they have a promotional code for 25% off any purchase when you enter BHCANDY at checkout. Click HERE to be taken directly tot he collection!

Shipping is only $5.95 (and free for purchases over $100) plus each order comes with free samples so what are you waiting for? Get shopping and be sure to let me know what you got!
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Disney for Paul & Joe Collection Finally Available Stateside…Sort of

October 27, 2008
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This collection actually launched in Japan awhile back, but the people at Bergdorf Goodman (one of the only places that I’ve seen carrying this line after Sephora stopped doing so) have finally decided to grace us with the cuteness that is Paul & Joe’s Disney collection–but on a limited basis!

So here’s the deal. If you want anything from this collection, you need to call the Paul & Joe counter at Bergdorf Goodman and pre-order the items, as quantities are extremely limited.

I spoke to Kristy from the Paul & Joe counter earlier this morning and pre-ordered my items (212-872-2759) and you should do the same! Their shipment should arrive November 8th or so, but she recommended calling by the end of this week as everything should be sold out by then.

Prices:
Face Colors (2 shades: pink (Flower) and peach (Bambi)): $36 each
Protective Hand Cream: $24
Milky Lip Treatment: $18

But if you really can’t makeup your mind and want to wait until you’ve seen my haul (LOL) then they should be getting in one more shipment mid November.

Now you’ll just have to wait a few weeks to see what I ended up with!

What will you be getting? Don’t tell my I’m the only one who couldn’t resist this packaging!

Related Posts:
Read my review of Paul & Joe’s Moisturizing Compact Foundation here.
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Paul & Joe Moisturizing Compact Foundation Review

May 2, 2008
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I first spotted this Paul & Joe foundation when I was at Bergdorf‘s looking for a new cream compact foundation to play with. Years ago I had this super-creamy Versace foundation compact that I absolutely LOVED, but since it was discontinued I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect compact foundation!

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Sadly this isn’t it. I was hoping that since Paul & Joe is carried almost exclusively in Asia (with the exception of Bergdorf), the colors and formulas would be well-suited for my complexion, but nope! I ended up purchasing this in “20” for my NW 20 skin, and while I wouldn’t say it’s too light or too dark, it gives my face a strange grayish-cast that I’m finding to be not so flattering 🙂

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Coverage is light to medium. If you try to get full-coverage from this compact, you’ll end up with a cakey mess. Plus you’ll never really get the full-coverage you’re looking for since this’ll just keep sliding around on your face.

Also, this foundation never quite blends with my skin. It emphasizes the pores on my nose (which is strange because from the reviews I was able to find about this, it’s supposed to be great for concealing them!) in a ridiculous way and makes the texture of my skin look rather strange, and so I’ve pretty much stuck to using this on my cheeks and forehead. The fell of the foundation is quite nice though, especially if you have dryer skin. It doesn’t aggravate and enhance dry patches (as many foundation compacts do) and gives you a dewy finish (a little too dewy in my opinion!) Because I have oily skin with severe dry patches I find that it works for me, but I’d stay far far away if your skin is very oily.

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I’m such a sucker for pretty packaging and so I can’t really bring myself to dislike this foundation all that much, but it definitely isn’t wow material, at least for me. On the bright side, it’s never broken me out!

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(no makeup on the left, Paul & Joe on the right-
as you can see the coverage isn’t that great-and I’m breaking out thanks to finals)

Have you tried this foundation? Paul & Joe cosmetics in general? Isn’t the packaging just darling? Tell me in the comments!