Showing posts with label sample. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sample. Show all posts

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sample Sunday: Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence & Ultimate Moisture

So excited to be doing Sample Sunday's again because I really enjoy getting into my box of sample products and testing them out! I was really intrigued to try this one especially because
1) it was a 2 step product
2) it's a fairly expensive product
And considering I have super dry skin, anything claiming to boost moisture and quench my skin sounds pretty good to me!

I'll get straight to the point. I was left pretty disappointed by these products. Of course, it was only a sample, so I can't speak to it's long term abilities, so absolutely take what I say with a grain of salt. However I noticed that my skin absorbed the (generous) amount of product I applied within minutes and my face felt dry and as if I had nothing on it within minutes.

I'm sure being able to try this product for a few days would have more of an effect on me, but since I have very dry skin and like a moisturizer that makes an impact on my skin without needing to be reapplied multiple times (especially at this price!!), I don't think I'd consider purchasing the full size of this.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sample Sunday: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Review

I was looking though my stash of product samples and I got really excited when I saw this particular one. I have memories of using this particular cocoa butter cream years ago, when my mom had some while pregnant with my sister (this works wonders on stretch marks, apparently). I remember I used to love using this cream too because it smelled like a mixture of chocolate and marshmallows.

Having tried it again, I can see why this is a well known brand for solving skin dilemmas such as stretch marks. This is a very hydrating cream while also being super comfortable. Meaning: your skin will be silky soft without ever having that sticky feeling so many super hydrating body lotions seem to have.

Trying out this sample seriously has made me consider buying myself a bottle. This is such a great cream to have on hand in the summertime. Your freshly shaved legs will never be softer than when you use this afterwards!

But the question you're probably all wondering... does it really/still smell like chocolate and marshmallows? Sadly, I think my childhood knowledge of scents was a bit underdeveloped 10 years ago, because while this cream does have a sweet cocoa butter-esque scent, it's not quite s'mores scented!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sample Sunday: Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

If there are two things I love, it's:
1) Trying out sample sizes of new products, and
2) Trying out a good hair mask
So how could I go wrong here? Answer: I could not, because this product is the

Okay, cheesy expressions aside, I have really thick and dry hair, so I adore deep conditioning masks. This one in particular I was a bit unsure about, since my hair is not necessarily damaged and needing repair, it's moreso just dry and (often) out of control.

I only got one use out of this sample, because, again, I have very thick hair, but believe it or not, just in that one use, I saw a difference! No joke, my hair was softer, less frizzy and easier to manage just after this one use. Amazing.

So, I'll definitely be purchasing a full size of this product because if it could make a difference in just one use, then this is a product I want in my routine for sure.

Happy Sunday everyone!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sample Sunday: Caudalie Premier Cru 'The Eye Cream'

Welcome to the first ever Sample Sunday! I have so many (so, so many) sample sizes of products and I've always wanted to review them, but it felt kind of out of place, since I only really get to try the product a handful of times, depending on the size of the sample. So I decided to start Sample Sundays, where once a week I can give my first impressions of whatever sample sized product I try out.
Those of you who are not new to my blog know that one of my top skincare concerns is my dark, dehydrated under eye area. So for this reason, I LOVE getting samples of eye creams, since I still haven't found my holy grail, cure-all, problem solver eye cream yet.

This eye cream had me very intrigued since I've never really tried anything from Caudalie before. I also became even more intrigued when I saw how much a full size of this product costs; $110 for 0.5 oz! So it was one of those odd scenarios where I had extremely high expectations but also hoped I wouldn't fall in love with it because, damn, that's some expensive stuff.

I will say, this was the most luxurious feeling cream I've ever applied onto my eye area. It feels so light, almost whipped in texture, but you can tell it's providing moisture. It doesn't get absorbed too quickly, which I don't mind too much since I generally apply my eye cream before bed (and maybe a light layer before my makeup).

So I went to bed that night feeling thoroughly impressed with this super luxe feeling eye cream that would likely perform miracles overnight... And when I woke up, my under eye area was even more dehydrated than before I applied the cream!

I got about a weeks use out of this sample and noticed the same thing every time. I would apply the cream, which was very soothing and seemed hydrating, and woke up to Sahara desert dry under eyes.

So yeah, overall, I was not impressed, and I won't be running out to purchase a full size of this product.