Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Samples I Have Tried

Samples I Have Tried
So recently I mentioned in my summer spending ban post here that I was rummaging around in my drawers to use up some samples instead of going out and purchasing new products. So I decided to blog every now and then maybe 4 or 5 sample products I've used and review them rather than use one and forget blogging about it - which is something I tend to do when it comes to sample products. So these are the 4 sample products I have been using recently...

Balance Me Eye Cream
I am a sucker for a good eye cream so when I got this in my Birchbox last month I put my Origins eye cream aside and started using this one. Haven't noticed much of a difference I mean yes it hydrates and keeps the bags away a little but other then that I don't think it is as good as my Origins ginzing eye cream as that tends to do all the jobs for me, including reducing puffiness and tiredness. This does have a pleasant scent to it mind.

Moroccan Oil
I purchase the sample size of this every time my old one is about to run out. I use this maybe twice a week after washing my hair and it is just the perfect hair oil for me. Is a bit expensive but worth the money! I always find the sample size is a lot better to purchase because 1. its cheaper and 2. it lasts a long time still. So definitely value for money! This makes my hair very soft and adds a little bit of shine to it which is always good with ombre hair!

Benefit Rosie Tint
This one is an oldie of mine been stuck at the bottom of my blusher collection abandoned and forgotten about. Poor guy. Anyways I have been using this a few times in the summer and it just gives you the perfect pink cheeks. It is a bit fiddly as I am not a lover of liquid formulated blushers but once you get the adjust of that its really simple to apply and it looks very natural on the cheeks.

Laura Mercier Body Butter
I had a love/hate relationship with this product oddly enough. Its odd because I thought I would love Laura Mercier products but this body butter didn't do it for me as much. Purely because of the strong, rich scent it has - I found it too strong and it lingered too even after washing my hands, the smell gave me a massive headache and sickly feeling. Which has never happened to me before not that I can think of anyways. Other than the overly rich scent the formula itself is very moisturizing and adds a touch of radiance I thought anyways.

What samples have you been trying out? 
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  1. Great post idea! Love the sound of Moroccan oil and the eye cream

    Lucy xo

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    1. If you like shine definitely try it out and the eye cream was good! x

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    1. it does wonders for my hair! xx

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  3. I have a sample of Benefit's posie tint but I haven't got the hang of it yet, need to try it out more!
    emhasrednails.co.uk

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    1. I think I am going to try it on my lips see if that does any justice x

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  4. I've been wanting to try the Moroccan oil for ages, maybe a sample size is the way to go, it's normally a bit expensive for me, so I like this idea!

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    1. I know I refuse to pay full price for a giant bottle! student life is hard so it comes in useful x

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  5. Balance me eye cream works wonders I think & I love Benefit Minis, a lot more than full size actually they are so cute I just wish I could use the tints properly xxx

    Blonde of Carbs

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    1. I know I suck with the tints too but you can use them on your lips too which is great! xx

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  6. The Moroccan Oil is a great product, soft and healthy looking hair is a must :-)

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree! it leaves such a lovely shine to it x

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  7. Cute little Morrocan Oil you have there -ideal for travelling!!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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    1. it is isn't it? didn't think of that one! xx

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  8. I don't think I'd be very good at using the Benefit tints, or any liquid blush tbh. I do love a good sample, I need to use mine. I like taking perfume samples with me when I go away for the weekend as It means I don't have to pack my normal perfume and can try out new scents.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. I ain't the best mind they are good for lips too apparently. Perfume samples are amazing for travelling right! x

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  9. I need to get more samples!

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    1. Definitely they are amazing for travelling x

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  10. Really must repurchase my Moroccan oil I keep repurchasing this size too I think next time I'll have to bite the bullet and go for the full size :). Shame about the Balance me wonder eye.. xx

    rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Me too maybe as I use it a lot! xx

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  11. I started a weekly sample post a few weeks ago to try and finally use up my growing stash, I fell in love with the S&G Make Yourself Youthful Serum and am actually going to buy it when I get paid!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Samples come in handy right? I love them just for those reasons!

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