Sunday, 26 August 2012

Samples #1

I set myself a challenge to use up sachet samples and mini tubes every week as my basket in the bathroom was overflowing.  You can see my post here.

These are the ones I tried last week -


Here are my thoughts -

L'Occitane Verbena Sorbet Body Ice Gel 6ml - light, gel texture and cooling on the skin.  Loved this.  If I didn't have so many body lotions to use up I'd buy this Limited Edition.  Would be lovely kept in the fridge and used on hot days or on holiday.

Elemental Herbology Eye Elixir 1ml - seems a nice eye cream but hard to tell if it's doing much for me as its such a small sachet.  My favourite eye product is Elemis Absolute Eye Serum - I find nothing can beat it.

Snowberry - Intensive Renewal Face Serum, Nourishing Rich Day Cream and Night Defence Night Cream - all 3ml sachets.  Got three uses out of each.  Nice products.  I found the day cream too rich for my skin and the serum was a bit thick.  Nice to use although I probably wouldn't purchase (and I wasn't keen on the scents).

Kiehl's Creme de Corps 5ml - rich body cream with light scent.  Got this in the Advent Calendar last year and had used previously.  A lovely body product and would purchase.

Aloe Vera+Vitamin E Sheet Mask - I love sheet masks so this was very lovely to use.  I've got a wee supply of various sheet masks.  Would definitely purchase again.

Aqua Boost Moisturising Eye Mask - there are three in the pack, only used one this week.  Really uplifting around the eye area.  A nice product.

Pure Thoughts Yoghurt & Green Clay Face Mask - a single use sachet.  It's a powder which you mix up with water and apply to the face.  Gorgeous.  Would buy again after I finish the Strawberry & Pink Clay version.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil Free Lotion 3ml sachet - I'm not sure if it was just a reaction I had but as soon as I put this on my skin I felt a burning sensation - eeek!  So not one I'd think about purchasing!  

Eve Lom Cleanser 5ml - the original Hot Cloth Cleanser.  Contains mineral oil making it a no-no of the natural skincare lovers.  I have used this in the past and I must admit quite like it.  Removes make up easily and makes skin feel clean and refreshed.  The sachet is actually not finished yet as a little goes a long way.  I have enjoyed using the cleanser and I would maybe buy in the future.

Here's my selection for week 2 -


L'Occitane Divine Cream 1ml sachet
L'Occitane Shine Mask 8ml sachet
L'Occitane Angelica Exfoliating Gel 5ml sachet
L'Occitane Milk Concentrate Body Lotion 8ml
Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Spa Sheet Mask
Rahua Voluminous Shampoo & Conditioner 10ml/8ml sachets
RMK Cleansing Oil 3ml sachet
Lavera Intensive Cream 1ml sachet

23 comments:

  1. This is exactly what I do, every 2 weeks I pick out samples to use for the week so that my place doesn't get swallowed with sample packs! I also liked the L'Occitane Verbena Sorbet Gel. I have a larger bottle though so I've been using it during hot summer nights.

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    1. :) I just seem to love all the L'Occitane products! x

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  2. Loccitane Verbena smells amazing. after sorting out all my stuff the other day i now have a Joliebox full of samples which is getting used up before everything else lol

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    1. :) samples are great for finding out if you like something I think. x

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  3. I've just sorted out all my samples so will see what I can get through x

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    1. :) will look forward to seeing your post x

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  4. I should really do this...I have a glossybox full and others dotted all over the place!

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  5. I've got start doing this too! My samples are starting to build up :) The Eve Lom Hot Cloth Cleanser sounds good! I'm already a big fan of the Liz Earle one, but would love to try this! Where did you get the sample from? x

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    1. :) will look forward to your post. I got it in a beauty box I think x

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  6. I really need to do something like this, there are samples everywhere in my bedroom and bathroom at the mo! I've tried a sample of that L'Occitane body ice gel before and it was so lovely to use on a hot day :)

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    1. you should, mine were just getting out of control! x

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  7. This is such a cool idea, I should try something like this! Fun post! :)

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    1. Thanks! Be interested to read your posts x

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  8. I love this post! Love the sound of the Pure Thoughts face mask x

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    1. Thank you! It's gorgeous I really recommend - you can buy the try me products for £1.25 each x

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  9. Very lovely post! Thanks for sharing <3

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  10. Great post! I have a little bag full of samples & kind of just forget I have them!! I need to go through them and actually give them a go :-) x

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    1. Thanks! You should, I'll look forward to your post if you decide to do one x

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    2. Look forward to seeing your review(s) x

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  11. Such a great idea. Being a beauty box addict i have a huge selection I never seem to get to. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. If you decide to do similar look forward to your posts x

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